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This Concrete PC Case is a Work of Art

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 7 comments

Industrial but elegant.

That blinged-out IdeaPad we saw earlier is flashy, but flashy isn't everyone's cup of tea. For those who enjoy a more industrial look (and only plan on moving their computer with the help of Žydrūnas Savickas), we've got the Concretronic from modder and Best Case Scenario forums user D.Heiße.

D.Heiße's creation is definitely special, but when you read how he did it, it becomes even more impressive. D.Heiße made the case using a single layer of concrete, which he accomplished by fashioning a complex frame out of steel sheeting and welding rods. The mod is D.Heiße's entry for a mod contest that asks that finished entries have PSU visible to the user. For this reason, the plexi-glass windows you see in the photos were also included in his custom-made framing.

Making the frame alone took D.Heiße two months. Unfortunately, he doesn't divulge how long it took to get the finished result, which is absolutely amazing looking by the way. Certain details, like the concrete buttons on the front and the SSD and HDD covers on the back, give an indication as to how long this project must have taken. Consider us blown away.

Check out D.Heiße's full post on The Best Case Scenario forum for pictures of the all the nitty-gritty procedures.

Source: Best Case Scenario via Gizmodo

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    silver565 , 21 November 2010 04:51
    if that fell over.. it'd break
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    ionut19 , 21 November 2010 05:45
    Flintstones PC!! Nice, i like the design.
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    stuart72 , 21 November 2010 07:07
    silver565if that fell over.. it'd break

    something would break, sure. The floor, maybe the foundations...
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    silver565 , 21 November 2010 13:08
    Get a piece of concrete that size and knock it over. Unless there is steel in it, I'd imagine it'd shatter

    concrete = brittle
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    hairystuff , 21 November 2010 16:48
    That thing must be heavy, I wonder if he mixed fibre into the cement to give it strength (I've used cotton fibre) or you could add cut lengths of brake cable to make a criss-cross mesh.
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    mi1ez , 22 November 2010 14:34
    There is steel in it. Was watching this on his bit-tech log.
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    acer0169 , 22 November 2010 16:01
    And I thought my computer way heavy at 55lbs.