The ultimate PC case mod: 6 powerful PCs in one glorious case


The first thing I did when I saw this setup was look at my own wall and see where I could fit one, too. Then I grabbed a napkin to clean up all the drool.

Up above is exactly what you'd see if you walked into the lobby of designer Fredrik Perman's office in North Carolina: six powerful computers, all consolidated into one wall-mounted case. Perman, along with his buddy Michael Stabile, took advantage of a move to a new office to spruce up the company's render farm used to churn through conceptual designs. We don't really care what it's used for though — it looks damn pretty. The acrylic case doesn't have a top and sides to add some ventilation, and a battery of six, upward-blowing LED-lit fans keep everything cool. That monitor allows access to the render farm from the lobby (though there are several other terminals on the other side of the wall, all linked to the unit by a KVM switch). There's also a speaker up top for sweet lobby tunes.

Check out the gallery below for more of this six-headed beast, or click Continue for a breakdown of what all's inside.


From Fredrik Perman:

  • • The inner back of the casing was covered in sheets of diamond plate, the frame is aluminum and the cover is a custom cut sheet of acrylic.
  • • We left the bottom, top and both sides open for ventilation. We mounted 6 LED fans inside the casing blowing upwards (since heat rises).
  • • We added 10 X 12" Blue Cathode light strips hidden behind the aluminum frame.
  • • We originally had 6 Intel Pentium 4 processors on the motherboards, which were later updated to Intel Dual Core processors.
  • • We excluded the PCI/AGP graphic cards and used the internal motherboard graphic processor to save space in the case. There were no need for extra strenght [sic] graphic processors anyways, simply processor speed and RAM.
  • • We wall mounted a 15" LCD screen, along with a keyboard and track ball. We built the 8 port KVM switch into the wall (which also controlled our file server and phone server on the opposite side of the wall — our server room).



Via Fredrik Perman