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66-Fan case mod unveiled

66-Fan case mod unveiled

The mod has about 66 fans forming the exterior, so watch your fingers if you want to keep them!

Case mods come in all shapes and sizes - from the BlackMesa HL2 mod which we showcased and which currently resides at Valve HQ, to the six foot tall Supreme Commander Mod.

Not every case mod has to be as sophisticated as that though, and the new 66-Fan mod from Peter Edge proves that.

The 66-Fan case, titled 'casefancasefancase', houses an MSI MS-6540 motherboard, a 3GHz P4, a 40GB HDD and 512MB of DDR RAM - so it isn't exactly top end, but it's the exterior which is the interesting bit. The case has been entirely built out of working case fans.

"This was as much an art project as it was a case mod -- I intended it to be indicative of the work I do, the things I see and work with every day, and also put an interesting spin on a common concern in the hardcore PC user community." Says Peter on his homepage.

"Or you could say that is all a load of **** and I just thought it would be a cool thing to do."

So, the burning question on everyone mind has got to be whether the number of fans actually helps keep the system cool or not.

"The main difference between the casefancasefancase and any normal case is the system or mainboard temperature. After prolonged use it remains pretty constant at about 23-24 degrees Centigrade. The CPU temp is not as greatly affected, basically because I am using the standard fan/heatsink supplied with the CPU. If I was to shell out for something with big copper fins on it I'd probably notice a difference." Says Peter.

What do you reckon to the case in question? Got a bigger and better mod up your sleeve? Let us know in the forums.

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Leitchy 26th November 2007, 11:59 Quote
I bet that'd compete with the noise of my 8800 GTX!
Cptn-Inafinus 26th November 2007, 12:17 Quote
I was honestly waiting for someone to do this, and I'm not dissapointed! :D
Fishlock 26th November 2007, 12:18 Quote
That's brilliant, although perhaps not the best thing to have around young children... :)
sk8ter646 26th November 2007, 12:35 Quote
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago
antiHero 26th November 2007, 12:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by sk8ter646
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago

Me too, but i think it was made out of 120mm fans. 9 on each side.
DXR_13KE 26th November 2007, 12:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sk8ter646
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago

that is what i was thinking when i saw this.....
Delphium 26th November 2007, 13:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by sk8ter646
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago

Does have a certain deja vu feeling to it.

Bet it sounds like a fleet of jet aircraft on take off.
g3n3tiX 26th November 2007, 13:41 Quote
mhhhh..posted this yesterday. http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=142923 !
I don't care, because now it made the news section.
I still don't find a use for such a case.
Muzza 26th November 2007, 13:52 Quote
yeah, definitly has been around for a while, I remember the description about how he worked in a computer shop and had all the spare fans.

maybe not the safest pc to have considering the repuation of geeks and internet pr0n!
bahgger 26th November 2007, 18:12 Quote
Like has already been said, this was done ages ago and I definitely remember this not being the first of such a casemod. It's too bad more effort wasn't put in to mask the wires n etc.
Paradigm Shifter 26th November 2007, 18:34 Quote
Even if it's not the first, it's still pretty cool. Although... "Silence? What's that?" ;)
Tyinsar 26th November 2007, 19:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Article
"Or you could say that is all a load of **** and I just thought it would be a cool thing to do."
:) That's got my vote ;)
completemadness 26th November 2007, 20:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by sk8ter646
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago
I think you did tbh, I recall the CaseFanCase, and looking at the hardware, it is pretty old

But its still cool (literally)
Breach 26th November 2007, 21:12 Quote
Im sorry but this is wayyyy old. Why is it popping up all over the net? There is really no other mod that deserves attention than this afternoon boredom+ zipties session?
Lazarus Dark 26th November 2007, 21:20 Quote
Deja' vu

Seriously, BT, you hadn't seen this a couple years ago?
Just looking at the specs, you can tell its old.
lepre 26th November 2007, 21:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by sk8ter646
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago

i think it's just the same case.
he just changed the html page but the pics are the same
DarkLord7854 26th November 2007, 21:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sk8ter646
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago

Yep
willyolio 26th November 2007, 22:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by antiHero
Quote:
Originally Posted by sk8ter646
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago

Me too, but i think it was made out of 120mm fans. 9 on each side.
now someone should do the same thing using 40mm fans.
C-Sniper 26th November 2007, 22:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by willyolio
Quote:
Originally Posted by antiHero
Quote:
Originally Posted by sk8ter646
i swear ive seen this like 2 years ago

Me too, but i think it was made out of 120mm fans. 9 on each side.
now someone should do the same thing using 40mm fans.

then it would sound like the entire air force flying.
although that would be insane.
Neoki 27th November 2007, 11:24 Quote
tbhi saw this quite a while ago. how comes its just been shown
Gordy 27th November 2007, 13:00 Quote
God not here as well, this is sooo old. 5-6 years at a guess.
r4tch3t 28th November 2007, 09:15 Quote
2004 called, they want their case back.
But hey A New Zealander made it, were not all about #8 wire ya know.
CardJoe 28th November 2007, 09:53 Quote
Alright guys, I get the point :P

Shoot me if you want, but I'd not seen it before :(
r4tch3t 29th November 2007, 09:41 Quote
Nah its all cool, great mod anyways.
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