Quakecon 2007 Coverage
More Case Mods
Some of the best mods in the BYOC were created by a group of modding enthusiasts called the Austin Modders. One of these members is Stephen Hawkins, who solved the problem of lugging around a monitor in addition to your desktop by building his LCD right into the back panel of his custom-built case. Hawkins built the great looking system around an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 and Dual GeForce 7900GT graphics cards.
Another Austin Modders member built his own “gaming cube” complete with an AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 and Dual GeForce 7900GT cards running on a 42” Westinghouse LCD television.
The modded system above was also custom built, this time using an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 overclocked to 2.8GHz and a GeForce 8800GTX.
Deja 2.0 is a wooden desktop PC created by Shan Murphy of the Austin Modders. Murphy started to work on Deja 2.0 three years ago and created the case out of real wood. The keyboard is custom made and the entire system is enclosed, excluding a mouse, in Deja 2.0’s tiny frame. The system is running an AMD Opteron CPU and 2GB of memory, but is too small to fit any of today’s high end graphics cards.
A unique case mod that certainly caught our eye was the Snoopy case mod. The Snoopy mod is built on VIA’s Nano-ITX platform and uses a 1GHz VIA C7 CPU. It was running Quake 3 very smoothly and was a big hit with anyone that realized that it was an actual working computer.