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ntMatthew Kim – architect, racecar driver, engineer, and now PC case designer – was recently looking for a PC but didn’t like the looks of what was available. So he took matters into his own hands. His Darwin Machine Hammerhead HMR989 series PC “looks like it was designed by NASA but hand-crafted like it was being sold on Etsy,” according to ZDNet’s Sean Portnoy.
ntThe Hammerhead 989 series looks like it was built inside out which makes it very easy to access the hardware inside. Changing components is easy as, for example, two screws hold the battery and the hard drives slide in and out. The case is expected to outlast the components so changing internal parts may be a necessity.
ntThe specs on $2,899 HMR98902 version included an Intel Core i7-860 processor, 4GB of RAM, 40GB SSD and 640GB hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 graphics card.
ntThe Hammerhead series is a little over 20 pounds whereas Kim claims that a similiar PC would weigh about 30 pounds.
ntComing soon is the Evolver series. It promises to be about 20 percent smaller and have the same specs as the Hammerhead but the tradeoff will be that it will have “less tweak-ability.”