Retro Christine Gaming PC Case Will Fill You With Fury

What does a creative case modder and car enthusiast do when it's time to design a horrifyingly cool new gaming PC?

He takes inspiration from Stephen King's 1983 novel and the John Carpenter-directed movie Christine, of course, and builds a custom computer case that evokes King's demoniacally possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.

It matters not that bschott, as he calls himself, built this awesome case back in 2003 – some things stand the test of time and this is one of them.

It's also, to the best of our knowledge, a one-of-a-kind build filled with obsessive details only a true fan of King, Carpenter and Christine could come up with... note the ignition key and twin tail lights on the case's back.

With a little help from his buddy David Groth, bschott so extensively modified the case one would hardly guess its origins as a humble IBM PC boasting dual 5 1/4 floppy disc slots.

Those slots are gone like Christine's enemies, mind you, replaced by state-of-the-art (for '03) hardware components including an AMD Athlon 3200XP processor, a 2GB 3700 DDR memory circuit set, an ATI X700 gaming graphics card, a TruBlue 580Watt power supply unit, a DVD-RW and a 200GB SATA hard disc drive. In keeping with the case's automotive theme, a water-cooling system was installed.

The above components are accessed via an ingenious car-like “hood” while the installation of a glass windshield and a quartet of working headlights helps add an extra dash of motor mania to the build.

The most difficult part to craft must have been the miniaturized '58 Fury grill, as they just don't stock these items in computer hardware stores or auto dealer parts departments.

Though Damn Geeky provides a pictorial review of how bschott and Groth gave a tired old IBM PC new life; you'll have to use your imaginations to guess how their Christine PC performs when the games begin... and end. (via Bit Rebels)