Annie and I have had many talks about computer cases. She finds that most of the ones on the market are ugly. I find that many of them are functional, but either boring or too over the top.
Recently, I was looking through some custom computer cases and I found something we both agree is beautiful. It is called the Cygnus X1 by Attila Lukacs.
It is a wood and metal desktop computer case that he built, and it both looks beautiful and is super functional.
What is even better is that Attila Lukacs posted a great article, and linked to his forum thread of his build. Check out the full post on the Cygnus X1 on bit-tech.
I am not sure what it would cost to build one of these, and I know that I don’t currently have the skill, but it definitely is an exciting idea. He did an amazing job, and I wish some company would contact him about making a production version of his design. I would easily pay a few hundred dollars to have a case like this, especially if it is durable enough to last through multiple components. It would be an art piece and not something that would have to be relegated to the floor or hidden away.