The coolest PC case mods at Computex 2017 – CNET

I’m in your face

Maciel Barreto’s cyborg torso with alien pilot is an 80 percent handmade design, on show at the Gigabyte display. Welcome to Earth.

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Ships ahoy

Suchao Prowphong’s Aorus case is modeled after ship. The moving fuel rods and lights are cool, but I wouldn’t trust those exposed internals in combat.

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Eagles dare

The Aorus-braded case from Lim Tae Min and Min Kyung Mo does have a lot of the standard PC tower trappings, but the clear sides, on-brand eagle heads and external liquid cooling systems are amazing in action.

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Flip cars

Stephen Hoad’s case is themed around Rocket League, the car soccer game that took the world by storm and resulted in countless controller-shaped dents in walls.

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Hail to the Chief

Another Stephen Hoad creation, Halo’s Master Chief has his iconic Spartan armour protecting precious, precious Asus ROG internals.

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A Space Modyssey

Modder Karens partnered up with Taiwanese artist Rosley to create this galactic case mod and accompanying keyboard and mouse with aquarelle painting techniques.

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MSI’s space lab

MSI’s space lab case is rocking black water-cooling and a white carbon-fibre shell, because why not.

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Modding 101

It’s hard to go anywhere in Taipei where you can’t see the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper. Even inside a convention hall. You have Mike Petereyns to thank for that.

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I don’t have another ship pun

The Z270 Supercarrier case mod is from ASRock, a local Taiwanese manufacturer.

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Some assembly required

The replica Shield Helicarrier from “The Avengers” comes with a custom liquid cooling solution. Obviously to deal with any errant aliens or Hulks. 

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A barrel full of mods

ThermalMike is the real King of Kong, with this arcade machine case. The liquid cooling system also mirrors the classic level layout from the original Donkey Kong arcade game.

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Momento modi

This enormous spinning gear from Modder Crow is a reminder that “we only have so much time”. So we should definitely spend it gaming.

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Ron Lee Christianson gets his H. R. Geiger on with this Necronomicon case. It was built on a base of foam and epoxy, before being hand-painted.

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The need for speed

AI-Mask built this Ducati case. It doesn’t have wheels, but I guess you can’t have everything.

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The need for speed and also death

OK, I guess you can get wheels. Say hello to FUXK’s WarCar.

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Maciel Barreto is back again with a spacecraft case design. In case you thought it was just a pretty case, it also uses plasma as a power source.

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