Cyberpunk 2077 Inspired PC Case Skillfully Crafted Using Laser Cut Wood
Here's how Cyberpunk 2077 inspired this geeky couple to build their very own PC made from laser cut wood.
As Cyberpunk 2077 release date begins to peer over the horizon, we are beginning to hear lots of new and exciting news. Just like The Witcher 3, it seems as though Cyberpunk 2077 will be getting its very own share of a free DLC, too. Over on Twitter when asked if the game would get some sort of DLC like CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the reply was a pretty certain yes in the form of a GIF showing the Kool-Aid Man smashing through a wall saying, “Ohh yeeeeah!”. So, if you’re a fan of a lot of quests, my guess is that you’ll have the time of life running around the Night City feeling constantly overwhelmed. However, if you enjoy nice and relaxing videos of PC builds made entirely from laser cut wood, do I have a nice treat for you. Go ahead and grab a coffee.
Self-proclaimed geeks Nicole and Thure from the YouTube channel When Geeks Craft, absolutely adore making a host of really cool stuff that includes an extra-large D20 made in the space of one day to designing The Witcher 3 map for YouTuber Kyle Hill. This time we see the talented Nicola and Thure take on a PC case but this is no ordinary PC case. Inspired by the art design of Cyberpunk 2077, the duo decided that they needed to upgrade their computer but, of course, wanted to do something special with its design. Using their Glowforce, which is an at-home 3D laser printer that makes magical things at the push of a button, the geeky couple was able to create a stunning PC case using 188 pieces of laser cut wood, a lot of wood glue, super glue, and screws to assemble the build.
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It has not been oiled yet but the computer case is taking shape! All pieces laser cut on a #glowforge and materials purchased from #johnsonplasticsplus . . . @glowforge @johnsonplasticsplus #lasercut #laseecutting #laseeengraving #pcbuild #pccase #woodgrain #walnut #laseredwood #madeonaglowforge #glowforgemade #pcgamer #gamer #videogames #woodworking #makersofinstagram #makersgonnamake
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Okay my dudes. It’s PC building time. Yes the inside is mirrored teal acrylic….because it’s rad, and when you make something from scratch you can make it what you want. You will see an obvious omission from parts table, the graphics card. We are going to use our #gtx1060 until the new series comes out in a few months. We are also moving the hard drives from the old computer. . All materials for the case build are from Johnson’s plastics plus and were laser cut on our #glowforge . . . @glowforge @johnsonplasticsplus #lasercut #laseecutting #laseeengraving #pcbuild #pccase #woodgrain #walnut #laseredwood #madeonaglowforge #glowforgemade #pcgamer #gamer #videogames #woodworking #makersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #custompcbuild #custommade #diy #woodworking #diycomputer #gamerpc #pcbuilding
Taking a total of three months from 3D modeling the case to cutting it all out ready for assembly, Nicole and Thure spent $300 on the case materials and the PC components coming in at just over $1000 which is actually not too expensive considering the stunning craftsmanship and also adding in if this was produced by a manufacturer, it would be at the very least double that figure. Inside the build you’ll find an Intel 10700K processor, Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus motherboard, G.Skill 32GB ram, 3600 EVGA SuperNOVA power supply, 850 ADATA, XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB, and then the older GTX 1060 as they are currently waiting on the 30 series to be released.
When asked on Reddit how exactly Cyberpunk 2077 inspired this PC case, When Geeks Craft replied: “There is a photo they shared in their goodies pack recently (art pack download) that showed a lot of wood and brass. I used that as the complete inspiration. The paths that the acrylic takes follow the face modification lines and the insides is so different than the exterior, to signify that there is much more to a thing then meets the eye.”
You can check out the complete video on how these crafty folks managed to design and put together this incredible looking PC case, below. To keep up to date on all their current and future endeavors, make sure to give them a follow on Instagram, Twitter, and of course YouTube. They also have their very own website that goes into a lot more detail on where you can purchase all these components and designs, right here.
As exciting as the thought of getting our hands finally on Cyberpunk 2077 is, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the next Witcher game will begin once Cyberpunk 2077 launches. CD Projekt Red President Adam Kiciński said that some effort has already gone into the studio’s next title. “We have already been working on another single-player game; we have created a relatively clear concept that is waiting for further development,” said Kiciński via translation. “And this is already happening, although we do not want to spend time at the moment.”
For those of you who love a good comic, (I know I do!) CD Projekt Red are releasing a Cyberpunk 2077 comic series that should tie you over until the game launches. The first issue seems to come in at 32 pages and is priced at $3.99 and will be made available on September 9, 2020. Cyberpunk 2077 is launching on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 19, 2020; the game will eventually come to Google Stadia, PS5, and Xbox Series X after launch. If you haven’t pre-ordered the game yet, physical versions of the game are still discounted on Amazon — you can pre-order to help support DualShockers.
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