Custom PC builder Derek Smith had a friend that needed a PC, but couldn't afford to purchase a brand-new system, so Smith told this friend he'd put something together. That something turned out to be a Cooler Master "Cosmos S" case transformed into the sort of PC James Bond would roll down an embankment in.
I've built PCs from spare parts for friends in the past. I grab an old case I've got lying around, wipe it down with some paper towels, make sure the power supply isn't on the verge of exploding and bam, they can access the AOL and Compuserves to their heart's content.
I am a shitty friend. I would never be featured on MNPCTECH's Case Mod Blog. Not unless they started up a category covering disappointment.
Derek, on the other hand, is an amazing friend. Just look at this baby.
He wrapped things in vinyl, creating faux carbon fiber and wood finish. He grabbed the dash clock from a Mercury Milan. He even made it glow.
All in all Derek spent some 80 hours on the custom build. All this for a friend that probably just wanted to get on Facebook. Now he owns a custom creation far prettier than anything I will ever own.
Hit the link below for more pics and details on this gorgeous build. And Derek, if you read this, we should really hang out sometime.
The "Aston Martin" Mod [The Case Mod Blog]