What is PC Case Modding? According to Wikipedia, modifying a computer case in any non-standard way is considered a case mod. Modding is done, particularly by hardware enthusiasts, to show off a computer’s apparent power by showing off the internal hardware, and also to make it look aesthetically pleasing to the owner.
Here are eight fantastic case mods.
1. Stained Glass PC
This creative PC case merges the old and the new with its striking use of stained glass enclosing the PC components to showcase a unique look. Copper and lead accents give it a simple and clean steampunk feel, and the stained glass adds to an eye-catching design.
2. Edelweiss by Pius Giger
A stunning mod by Pius Giger called Edelweiss brings to mind an edifice. Elements in its design would not be out of place on a modern building, and the hierarchical structure is reminiscent of building levels. The internals are “hidden”, yet provide a sense of activity underneath the stark façade. Refreshingly, despite its seemingly complex design, the USB sockets and CD drive are extremely easy to distinguish and access.
3. BETA by Peter Husar
You’ll find few PC cases that look sleeker, cleaner and faster than BETA, looking like a jet turbine made of porcelain. Immediately, the case brings to attention the fan in the front and center of the design, drawing back to a glass window into the internals. BETA practically looks like it’s about to take off at any second, head for space, leading his Storm Trooper overlords back to Earth.
4. Trashcan PC
This improvised PC made out of a steel trash can shows impressive ingenuity. It’s components are neatly stacked, and stilts keep the PC’s innards stable. A CD drive slot is conveniently located in plain view, with the slots for peripherals on the opposite side. A couple of neat features of the trash can PC is that the grille-like structure of the can ensure the whole unit has adequate air flow and at the top are handles for easy carrying and transport.
5. Pyramid PC
Here’s an impressive mod that is in the shape of a Pyramid, made of clear glass and black aluminum accents. Red and blue LEDs light up the interior making the pyramid seem intimidating and chaotic. Featuring a water-cooled GPU and numerous fans, this case won’t be overheating anytime soon, and a LCD display at the top of the pyramid allows the user to adjust the different settings.
6. Tiny House PC
While this PC case looks like just any box you can buy at your local store, the inside hides an intricate little model of a cozy living room. With its tiny lampshade and comfy-looking couches, you can’t help having a sense of child-like wonder at the detail on this mod. No doubt the little overworked imps running your computer will live in comfort and style.
7. Jack PC
Here is a little PC that won’t have you fumbling to figure out where to plug your headphones or USB drive. A PC made small enough to fit into a standard wall socket, powering itself through Ethernet, all its ports and sockets are easily accessible from the front. Sporting 64 MB of flash memory and 128MB of RAM, this PC won’t be doing much aside from the most basic of functions, but its simple and convenient design won’t have anyone scratching their heads figuring out how to turn it on.
Reminiscent of Pixar’s Wall-E, Rog-R is ready to serve you. Fitted with remote-controlled treads and a robot arm, you can drive Rog-R to your next gaming session, and liquid-cooled electronics ensure optimum performance at all times. Camouflaged and battle-ready, Rog-R will handle any computing needs, as well as minesweeping and radiation-detection. Well, no not really, but that doesn’t make Rog-R any less cool.
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