Bit-Tech has an interesting read on how sci-fi fan Henk Hamers built a custom PC based on the Stargate Pyramid. The box isn’t just triangular in shape– it’s a highly detailed replica of the space-traveling vessel, decked out with exterior lights, various panels mounted on the ships “hull,” and a 5-inch display (yanked from a PSOne) seated behind a moving panel.
“I eventually decided to make a media PC based on a sci-fi theme that could stand in the living room. As my wife is particularly anti-PC with regards to the hordes of cables they usually bring, it had to be something that wouldn’t look like a PC. With a Sci-Fi theme in mind, I hoped this wouldn’t be too difficult. I finally came up with the idea of a pyramid like those in the movie Stargate.”
The article goes into detail on how he crammed the hardware within the triangular chassis. Using a base of 35-cm x 35-cm, he used a COMMELL LV-677 (LGA775 mini-ITX) motherboard, an Intel Dual core T7200 CPU, and Nvidia’s GeForce 9400 GT graphics card. For hard drive space, he threw in a 2.5-inch 160 GB HDD. Since there are no external controls, he designed the rig to be accessed by remote.