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A gorgeous, hand-built PC inspired by a 1940s radio

Designer Jeffrey Stephenson is back with another amazing hand-built PC design.

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I once called Jeffrey Stephenson the Frank Lloyd Wright of PC case design. He has an amazing talent for creating hand-crafted PCs. Last year, I showcased a bunch of his designs in a gallery. It's definitely worth another look.

Stephenson is back with another case design, this time inspired by the old-time Addison radio, popular in the 1940s.

When Stephenson told me he had another work of art that he was finishing, I wanted to make sure you got a chance to see it.

Here's how he describes this project: "Lately a lot of high-end PC components have shrunken down in size and power requirements but few designers have taken advantage of this. My goal for this project was to design and build a small but highly competent water-cooled gaming PC that would still look good sitting next to your big screen TV in the living room. Addison's style was inspired by a highly collectible 1940's Canadian radio of the same name. Addison is finished in mahogany crotch with aluminum accents and took nearly 300 hours to create. Part of the project involves documenting the entire construction process in a work log that contains over 300 photos."

If you want to see the work log, click on over to Stephenson's site.

He's been kind enough to allow us to show you his finished design, along with some of the work that it took to put it all together.

But first, let's look at the inspiration, the 1940s Addison radio...

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The original 1940s Addison radio

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