Jeffrey Stephenson AKA: slipperyskip is no stranger to getting attention for his PC mods. A quick glance at his website shows 12 modding contest wins, appearances at 11 different conferences, 14 different write-ups on endgadget and gizmodo, 13 different magazine write-up's, and even an appearance on television. I don't think there are many more people in the modding community that can say they have done half as much! The most impressive thing is that his modding style is completely different than what anyone else is doing. With each of his builds he experiments with different materials to create PC's that would easily blend right in to a home 40, 50, 60 or more years ago. His latest build is called Usonian and for anyone that is a fan of architecture you will have a good idea of what he had in mind.
For those of you who don’t know what Usonian is let me explain. Usonian was a word used by architect Frank Lloyd Wright referring to his vision of future cities and the architecture he planned to use on them. A Usonian home used flat roofs, large cantilevered overhangs, and lots of clerestory windows for natural light. Jeffery used this general styling to help design and name his latest build. For his side windows he was even more specific in the styling by using styling from the Bachman-Wilson House.
To see the Bachman-Wilson House please follow this link
After starting his build in February Jeffrey spent three months working on it, you can find a few build logs on the following sites bit-tech.net,HardOCP or Overclockers Australia. Rather than go into the details of his build itself I would much rather show you the end result. Here are a few photos of the build completed.
Coolermaster 690 II Advanced computer case
Intel Core i7-875K (Unlocked)
Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX motherboard
Scythe Shuriken Rev. B HSF
8GB Crucial DDR1333 system memory
ATI 5750 1GB Low-profile video card
256GB Crucial C300 SSD
Silverstone 500W Modular PSU
2TB Seagate 3.5" hard drive
2 x 140mm and 2 x 120mm case fans
(Small computer components were used to maximize the space inside the enclosure and to minimize their distraction from the overall design)
Once again Jeffrey has amazed us with his work. We are excited to see what he will do next. If you haven’t seen his other builds I highly recommend that you visit http://slipperyskip.com and give them a look, you won’t be disappointed.