When it comes to sheer technological audacity, nothing beats a desktop. From face-meltingly fast hardware to ridonkulous workstations to massive CPU coolers that could blend into an art installation, the following examples of glorious excess are possible only with a PC.
The inspiration: The 24K-gold-plated PC shown at left. Yes, the $21,150 Voodoo OmenPC's precious case stood out when it was unveiled in 2008, but beyond the bling, that water-cooled beast absolutely screamed performance. Remember the wise words of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler: "Anything worth doing [is] worth overdoing."
Let's (over)do this.