In the 1940s, people tuned into regal radios that were as much a piece of furniture as they were a gadget. So when computer designer Jeffrey Stephenson decided to build a small, high-end gaming PC, he took design cues from a popular Canadian radio model, The Addison. Stephenson crafted an intricate paean to old-fashioned radio aesthetics so he could play his favorite modern games. The results are beautiful:

Stephenson built the machine from the inside out, starting with a simple frame and computer parts and turning it into a working gaming PC that doubles as an object of beauty.


This is what the project looked like in much earlier stages:



Here are the specs Stephenson lists:

Intel Core i7-4770K CPU

Gigabyte Z97N-WiFi Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte GTX970 Video Card

HyperX Fury 8GB System Memory

HyperX 480GB SSD

Silverstone 450W Modular SFX

Power Supply All-In-One Generic 120mm water cooling system

If you want to learn more about his method, Stephenson meticulously documented how he made the unique device step-by-step. And you can see more of his awesome work on his website. [Thanks, Jeffrey!]