We all dream of making things that are leagues apart from what everyone does. The notion is simple, to dream big, back yourself and then go out and create something beautiful. We need computers today, but not all want them off the shelves, thus they make their own Computer casemods, considering their computers to be the projection of the spirit and soul and that ultimate piece of art they always wanted to do. Here in no particular order, we have assembled top 20 most creative PC case mods that have been made over time. Jump down and enjoy the eye treat.
1. Steampunk Frankenstein PC
Dana Mattocks fashioned this 8-foot-tall Frankenstein computer-mod that weighs around 106 pounds and is crafted in solid brass. Truly impressive is the precision that went into its making. It takes 5 sets of clock gears, a solid brass Model T spot light, and WWII brass radar port window for the final full assembly. It has two radiators to cool the CPU and touts dual 8800 GTX video cards.
2. The Desk PC Case Mod
The Desk PC case mod by Will Urbina, is cool Case Mod, featuring an actual PC inside the desk, and all the components can be seen through the Plexiglas which acts as the desktop. The Desk has built a separate enclosure to house all his hard drives.
3. The water-cooled steampunk PC
The stunning piece of functional work-water-cooled steampunk PC (Two parts water, one part coolant, and one part guts are all it takes to water-cool your PC). Water conducts heat far better than air, and you don’t have to be a turbogeek to perform the conversion.
4. Liquid cooled PC case mod
Built by editors at Popular Mechanics this extravagant PC mod is a quad-core beast loaded with just the kind of pricey hardware you'd expect from such a flamboyant mod. It stuffs 4GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 RAM, a GeForce GTX 280 graphics card, two 300GB, 10,000RPM VelociRaptor HDDs, and an Antex kilowatt power supply—all centered around an 3.0 Intel Core 2 Quad processor. The structure of the desk is made up of two massive panels of acrylic, bolted to a custom-built aluminum frame. A glycol liquid cooling system snakes through the whole of the machine and it has a custom-built Synaptics touchpad built on the top.
5. Whiskey bottle PC case
PC in a Bottle by Jason Marton is a working brain of his PC inside a 1.5 liter Ballantine’s bottle. It features a 3.5″ SBC board, Intel P3 733EB processor, 256MB notebook RAM, 40GB notebook HDD, 60W mini-ITX PSU and 44-pin mini-IDE cables inside. The guy deserves some accolades for the intoxicating creativity that he’s shown in hacking a PC inside a whiskey bottle.
6. Pyramid HTPC case mod
Modder Gup turns the Egyptian Pyramids into entities of fiction with his rather illusionary, beyond the thought Pyramid case mods. Inspired by Stargate this Pyramid HTPC casemod is stuffed in with a an Intel T7200 Core 2 Duo processor, Mini-Itx Crommel LV-677 motherboard, 2GB of DDR2 Ram and a 160GB hard drive. Luring the better gamers with the Gforce 9400GT graphics card, the Gup’s Pyramid HTPC casemod also features a LCD display and moving side panel with built in lights controlled by the remote attached.
7. ION Cube PC Case Mod
ION-based glowing casemod is built by Bill Owen of Mnpctech for mod design contest. The ION Cube as Owen calls this case is made using the ZONTAC ION mini-ITC 330 platform and is so finely done both internally and externally. sing aluminum and laser cut green transparent cast acrylic for the exterior, the ION Cube features spider-like fan blades within. The cube can produce crisp picture @ 1080p HDMI, which would be beneficial in case you’re planning an HTPC, click here for more details and how you could build one like this, that’s an outcome of over a 100 hours of labor.
8. Bikini Babe PC case mod
This bewitching bikini babe is a perfect example of beauty with brains and is designed with a different notion. Katsuya Matsumura etched his passionate idea into a seductive PC mod to give you company while you work; I doubt you’ll be able to while she’s sitting there, but undoubtedly is a perfect fun-packed companion for lonely geeks.
9. R2-D2 PC Case Mod
This amazing R2-D2 PC case mod by modder Frenkie is built using an old garbage can and a lot of skill. This cool mod was made by Frenkie who brought us the Sting Scorpion PC case mod, he used an old garbage can he had lying around, plus an old PC case, and various other components to make this amazing mod.
10. Half-Life 2 PC case mod
Half-Life 2 cool-designed custom PC is fitted with a water cooling system and three fans to keep the air circulation going cool when the gaming on their gets real hot. The inner space here in the orange and silver transparent exterior looks filled with real stuff.
11. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. PC case mod
German teenager going by the name of FrooP (oh yeah!) displays his PC mod christened Unit 4, which is inspired by FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. His model is a facsimile of the melted reactor at Chernobyl. As detailed and sweet it is from the outside, open it up and the meltdown is shown in all its glory inside. Replete with glowing things and painted stuff, it might look like an art or science project but it is actually a fully functional PC. Full marks for creativity and lest we forget there’s more of game in this mod than visible at first glance.
12. Star Wars TIE Fighter case mod
David Barry's case mod is a scale model of a Star Wars TIE Fighter, with a computer built right into the cockpit, which doubles as a desk. The front chamber of the system includes a FlexATX motherboard and an Athlon XP 1800+. All other components, including an 80GB hard drive, the power supply, and a CD ROM drive that pops out the bottom, are fitted into the rear chamber.
13. Lego PC case Mod
Getting beyond the tearing trend and into another stride of exclusivity is this PC case built from Legos. The system, with all exclusive Lego shell, is inclusive of - VIA Epia PD Mobo 1Ghz, Nvidia 6200 PCI Graphics, Laptop 80 Gig 7200Rpm Hdd, Laptop DVD, 1 gig Geil DDR memory, 200 watt PS. The Lego PC case mod also has an AC8 exhaust fan with cooling intakes on sides and wheels for mobility that surely takes this collection to an all new surpassing high.
14. FIFA 10 PC case mod
German modder has erected a FIFA 10 PC case mod, which was displayed at the German Case Modding Championship. Because there’s nothing better than grilling your own barbeque when watching a game of football, the modder has a BBQ grill integrated into this Intel Core 2 Duo powered system. The FIFA 10 case, running Windows Vista for OS, has 1024MB RAM, a 4GB Corsair TwinX RAM, a 1000MB hard drive and a DVD burner.
15. Porsche wheel PC case mod
Porsche wheel is creativity materialized into a wheel PC mod, first of its kind that one cannot envision even in a wild dream. Featuring an 18″ disc from Porsche Cayenne as a shell and an attached acrylic disc brake strip-sponsor nVidia, the wheel PC comes with silencer turned liquid cooling iron and decorative chrome entourage. The design may look weird to some, but after considering the unconventional ‘PC mod,’ you’ll surely give a second thought before disposing off your ragged vehicle wheels.
16. Kratos PC case mod
Kratos PC case mod pays homage to Sony’s God of War franchise. There isn’t any info as to what the mod has within, and the casemod isn’t outrightly gripping as the modder would have wanted it. But all in all, it is as intimidating as he’d wished us to see.
17. AMD Phenom PC case mod
The AMD Phenom PC case mod by the Bill Owen is a case mod which opens up in all directions and is illuminated to perfection. This unique creation is a must watch for all interested in modding. Phenom truly seems to be the most ambitious PC mod we have seen in a while.
18. Scorpion PC case mod
Super cool Sting Scorpion PC case mod is a work of ingenious brilliance by Frankie. the Scorpion PC mod features circuit boards, old hard drives and UV light to glow and achieve this insane (if I may say, taking nothing away however) creation of sorts. Designed for a case competition, the mod along with the PCB boards also has a few cellphone motor bits drilled to fabricate this brilliant PC case mod based on a scorpion.
19. Doom 3 inspired PC case mod
A Russian modder who’s taken a leaf from Doom 3 and has created his own hell-defining PC case mod. Built with the rawest look possible wearing the Doom 3-styled yellow paint on the finished exterior, and AMD64 Sempron 2600 + CPU, Geforce 6600GT graphics card and ASRock K8NF4G-SATA2 drive within, the crazy mod is completed with a chainsaw on the top, but does that complete it?
20. Russian Wall E PC mod
Well, I got to hand it to the Russians on this occasion for it is the closest a Wall E mod can ever get! The modder took 18 days to get this mod ready which precisely explains why he came this close to replicating the original. The mod is designed to open its optical drive without any external help. The icing on the cake could be to a load a Ben Burke voiceover for then, nothing would differentiate it from the original.