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Spotswood Drum PC case mod on sale

Spotswood Drum PC case mod on sale

The Spotswood Drum PC case has a 22-inch circular shell and a price tag of $500.

PC cases and musical instruments - they may seem an odd mix, but it's one which is becoming increasingly popular among the stylish elite of PC geeks. So, if you fall into that category and if the Baby Grand Piano Mod was just a bit too expensive for you, then you may be interested in the new custom-built drum case from Spotswood Custom Computers.

The newly available L-series cases gives system builders a 22-inch circular shell to build a PC inside of, with each case built from scratch solely for the purpose. The case design supposedly eliminates hot-spots from building up within the system and gives more efficent cooling.

Of course, it's not something that comes cheap and the L-series costs around $500 in the U.S.

Still, for the dosh you're certainly getting an attractive design and each case is, according to the website, hand-crafted from "high-quality maple veneer plywood, which gives you a beautiful, more durable and quieter running PC than anything else out there."

The case is also designed with modders in mind, with easy-to-remove 7/10 mil mylar side panels to get into the cuts of the rig with and a choice of different wood finishes, all of which are matte-finish to help hide fingerprints.

Check out the official gallery for more pictures of the various case designs on offer.

Opinion in bit-tech HQ is divided on just how functional the system may be though as the case only seems to have space for a single optical drive and the urge to tap your feet against it may be a bit overwhelming at times.

Got your own musical case mod, or are you eager to see what else is being done in the modding scene right now? Then check out our hosted project logs, or just let us know what you think in the forums.

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Cupboard 30th July 2007, 12:25 Quote
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The case is also designed with modders in mind

A pre-modded case is not made with modders in mind, it is meant for lazy people (like me) who want a case to look like it has been modded.
CardJoe 30th July 2007, 12:37 Quote
...but it's also begging for a personal touch from a paint brush, air bursh or dremel.
perplekks45 30th July 2007, 12:59 Quote
I quite don't like it. It looks... weird. The only round design for a PC case I ever liked was that Lian-Li shell/spiral case.
iwog 30th July 2007, 13:43 Quote
[ot] off topic question but do you guys at bit-tech use the forums as a source of info? As a hour after i post a link to this site in the forum it appears as a news story here. Or did you have this one brewing for a while? ;) [/ot]
CardJoe 30th July 2007, 13:54 Quote
Well, we do occasionally overlap - but we actually spotted the story before we read the post on this occasion. That's how it ussually happens, but if you want to make sure we get the tip (and get credited in the story, have your name on the front page) then just email it to someone - ussually myself at Joe.Martin@bit-tech.net
Nexxo 30th July 2007, 13:58 Quote
Erm. Yeah. That case is not going to cause any resonance vibrations at all. :/
Duste 30th July 2007, 16:45 Quote
Seen the restrictions on the case?
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* When installing a full-size ATX motherboard, the standard PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports are not accessible in this case. Therefore, the use of a USB mouse and keyboard is required (easily plugged into the front USB ports).

** An ATI CrossFire dongle/cable may not fit in the L-20 case.

*** In order to install long (10.5") graphics cards, 0 (none) 5.25" and 1 external slimline/notebook optical drive must be installed.

**** Case does not ship with covers for empty 5.25" drive bays

http://www.spotswoodcustomcomputers.com/l20specifications.php
Bauul 30th July 2007, 18:57 Quote
Does it work as a real drum? Please tell me I can kick out some double-bass Slayer esque rolls on it?
Tomm 30th July 2007, 19:27 Quote
I don't get it. It says it's quiet but aren't drums supposed to be loud?!
CardJoe 30th July 2007, 20:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Does it work as a real drum? Please tell me I can kick out some double-bass Slayer esque rolls on it?

Normal bit-tech readers: No, we wouldn't recommend kicking it.
You, Ben: Kick it, it won't hurt your graphics card at all. Promise.
Spotswood 30th July 2007, 23:17 Quote
First off, thanks for the write-up bit-tech!

We offer a couple of case sizes. The L-18 model, pictured above, only accepts a single slimline/notebook size CD/DVD optical drive. While our L-20 model can accommodate 1 or 2 standard 5.25" optical drives.

Nexxo and Tomm...Our cases are quiet because they have so much hardware attached to them. In music terms, they're "bricks."

To all...Please feel free to pm or email me directly if you have any further questions/comments.

Cheers,
Rich
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