Welcome to Rapture: Art Deco Case à la Bioshock

Certain video games lead to so strong reactions that people start creating things inspired from virtual realities. Such is the case (pun indented) of the Bioshock mod presented below.

Gregory Mórocz, the Hungarian PC enthusiast who came up with this design seems to have been a longtime fan of Bioshock. He did not only design the case in the form of something that would naturally fit in the video game environment, but he also gave it a name to remind people of the underwater fantasy world. Welcome to Rapture, as he calls it, includes numerous dials and lights. In addition, the name Fontaine is seen on the upper side of the case. Since this is the name of the final boss in the original Bioshock game, people can only appreciate the great attention to details.

The art-deco style, combined with the action figures from the last picture, makes this a memorable mod. Seeing some more notable references to the Big Daddy or to the Little Sisters would have been nice, too. However, Welcome to Rapture or Fontaine Futuristics, is looks good enough as it is, especially if the amount of time spent for building it is considered.

The configuration of the computer is not really out of this world. The setup includes a dual-core AMD Athlon II CPU running at 3.3Ghz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM running at 1600 Mhz, a GeForce GTX 460 768 MB video card, a 500GB HDD and a 400W power supply. Most of the recent games would certainly pose some difficulties, but the modder can upgrade to the latest and the greatest hardware on the market anytime, provided that he has the finances for that. The case does not seem to be able to accommodate E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards, but there are plenty of capable standard ATX models out there, in the premises of an upgrade.

According to some sources, it took Gregory Mórocz several years to complete this case. Seeing the end result, I can only admit that the hard work was certainly worth it.

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