If there’s anything nerdier than Star Wars, it’s John Williams’ legendary Star Wars theme played on the “Floppotron 2.0”.

As you’ll see in the video below, the “computer hardware orchestra” consists of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners, and will surely result in flashbacks to 8-bit games of yore.

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In the original batman canon, Bruce Wayne trained to be the best at everything. We reckon even he would have trouble fitting an entire PC inside of this Batmobile model.

Built entirely from scratch by Thechoosen and friends as an entry for a Batman casemod challenge on the MSI Forums, this system is liquid-cooled, packs 16GB of RAM and contains a GTX 960 Gaming 4G graphics card. It even has working headlights! So, yeah. Not too shabby.

Check out some select photos of the build process below.

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Having one of those days at work? Too bad you don’t have these adorable PC cushions from Japan. Part cuddly stuffed animal, part wrist rest, these cute squishables are there to save your sanity.

Check out more pics below.

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Gamer and LEGO enthusiast Mike Schropp has been building LEGO computers in micro and mini form for a while now, but he’s outdone himself with this version. And if you pay nicely, he’ll build one for you too.

Made from 2200 LEGO bricks, this custom case is made with both stability and performance in mind – and every component can be easily swapped out and upgraded.

Currently, it’s an absolute beast that’ capable of playing pretty much every game on the market with maxed out settings at 1920×1080, 2560×1440 and even 3840×2160 (4K) resolution.

More pics and details below.

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When Gene Roddenberry originally began scripting for the now famous Star Trek television series, he did so on what is today a relatively defunct piece of hardware: the typewriter. He eventually switched over to a pair of custom-built computers to record story ideas, scripts and notes. From there he moved to even newer technology, but retained the custom pieces.

Sometime after his death in 1991, his estate discovered nearly 200 5.25-inch floppies from the custom hardware. However, getting the data out was not as simple as plugging it into a disk reader since the OS and word processing software were also custom.

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There are many cool custom PC cases out there, but very few can even hope to compete with this Venator Class Star Destroyer. Lovingly named, YAZI, this masterpiece comes to us from creator asphiax as part of a modding contest by MSI.

Now, you may be thinking he just built a model kit Destroyer and shoved his computer parts inside, but no—he built this entire thing from scratch.

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This is definitely the case I’ve been looking for. Ed Zarick, known for transforming gaming consoles into laptop form, fabricated this awesome R2-D2 PS4 laptop. Enlisting the help from the guys at Astromech, he used 3D printed replicas of Artoo’s parts. And it beeps and boops just like our favorite droid using sound effects he loaded onto an Adafruit WaveShield.

Check out more pics and a video of the laptop-console-droid-hybrid in action after the break…

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Tired of the boring keyboard that you peck away at all day? Swap out some of the keys with these fabulous metal variants and you’ll be a much happier nerd. GeekKeys offers keys with themes that include Avengers, Star Wars, Big Hero 6, Pokemon and more. There’s even one that’s a 3D version of Iron Man’s helmet. I think that would make the perfect Esc key replacement.

See more pictures after the break.

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When you sit upon the IT Throne, you’ll have to deal with bothersome phone calls from people who don’t understand that computers won’t run when they’re not plugged in. They need power, people! They don’t run on magic!

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Routers aren’t the most exciting gadgets in the world, but this one is an exception. Made by Christoph Kauch and Rol Schwarz, it looks just like the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. The pair hacked a Revell 1:600 model and fitted the router inside. There are even lights on the bridge!

Check out the video after the break along with a gallery of images that illustrate how it was done.

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