Believe it or not, these outrageous creations are fully working computers
We wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t realise there were working computers in these amazing creations.
Case modification, or case mods, can start with changes as simple as giving your computer case a new coat of paint — or, as you’ll see, get really complicated.
Naturally, those exhibited at Computex, one of Taiwan’s largest annual technology shows, did not hold back.
Here are some of our favourites:
Let’s start off with one that needs no explanation.
Build by modder Thermal Mike and Thermaltake’s U.S. team, they actually sourced for original DK arcade logos for this Donkey Kong case.
Looks like it paid off — the mod definitely has that old arcade feel.
What better way to represent Taiwan than with one of its famous icons?
Behold the Taipei 101 case mod, of the city’s tallest skyscraper which stands at a height of 500m.
Modder Mike Petereyns said he was “struck by inspiration” the first time he saw the Taipei 101 and decided to make a case after it.
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“I spent about 290 hours working on this case mod, but on average they take me around 100 to 400 hours,” Australian Stephen Hoad who worked on this mod told Mashable.
Hoad, who only started modding 18 months ago, now mods full-time for a living.
The Taiwanese modder behind this crazily ambitious mod was actually inspired by the name of the motherboard, the ASRock Z270 Supercarrier.
The Supercarrier took around three months to build — though if we’re honest it looks like it took a lot longer.
Just look at that attention to detail.
The Wheel of Star
Seriously, need we say more? Just look at it.
Yep, it spins.
The Wheel of Star, which is made by Modder Crow of Thailand, is by far the craziest thing we’ve seen.
We’re told by a Cooler Master spokesperson that the PC case is fully functional, and equipped with a HDMI wireless transmitter, so it can still connect to devices — despite being in that case.
This mod won first place in the Case Mod World Series, and its really not hard to see why.
Stay tuned for more news from the Computex 2017 in Taipei, as we cover it from the showfloor.