Casey Neistat themed custom computer

What?

If you are into vlogging and Youtube you may already know Casey Neistat, one of the bigger Youtubers right now and growing fast.
He is a awsome film maker and DIY guy, check him out!
Casey got my attention a couple of month ago with his hacking, customizations and other
solutions to every day problems, in his style.

Why?

So, one day when i was thinking of a theme for my next mod i decided to do a Casey Neistat themed computer build, fetching some of his creations into the case.
Not sure why i´m doing this, just a fun thing and a complete opposite of what i normally do, where i seek to perfect and do everything as perfect as it can be.
Maybe a kind of a tribute? not sure, well, here it goes!

The result!

And here it is, my Casey Neistat custom computer!

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The project!

Want to see how i did it? check out the pics below, or the movie here!

The case – Bitfenix Neos Window

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Casey have very custom glasses of his own, here i tried to replicate that effect he has on the glasses in the side window panel.

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Made a window decal of the very same Casey, with his custom glasses on.
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On his Boosted board, pictured in the top. He made a arrow to tell wich way is forward.
I took this detail into the front panel.
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One other characteristic part of Casey
is his “selfie-stick”, he is using a Joby Gorillapod and holding his Canon 70D in one hand.
I had to snatch this detail too. Off to the store and bought a gorilla pod, removed 4 pieces of it and made it fit the case, as case feets 🙂

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They had to be cut first

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Turned out pretty good

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In one of Caseys videos, he makes a custom carry-on bag with a custom holder for his Penny skateboard.
Skating is big in his movies, so i can´t leave this out.
Had to buy a Pennyboard just to get one, i can´t skate and i probably brake it if i tried standing on it 🙂

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Here is first a picture of Caseys custom bag, and the following picture of my interpretation of it.
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The inspirations
Arrow on his Boosted Board
Carry-on bagage customization
– Custom glasses video 1video 2
His use of gorilla pod as a selfie “stick”

The hardware
Bitfenix NEOS case
Some drive cages from different other cases
4x3TB drives, 4x2TB drives, 1TB os-drive.
AMD 5800k APU
Asrock FM2A88X motherboard
8GB ram, Corsair Vengeance

Q & A

Q: Did you make this computer for Casey?
A: No, i did it for myself, but kind of a tribute of Caseys videos and style.

Q: Why did you buy a Pennyboard, it looks new? Are you a skater?
A: I´m 300lbs, i´ll probably brake the damn thing if i tried standing on it 🙂
I bought it just for this project to get it “complete”.

Q: Why didn´t you use product XYZ instead?
A: This was parts i had laying around, and i needed a storage computer. It´s not for gaming, just work.

Q: Can you make me a custom case?
A: Probably no, parts and time in a project like this will probably end up with bigger money than you want to spend.
Most of my work is made for myself or sponsored projects for manufacturers.

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