Halo-Themed PC Case Mod
Modder: Tech Modified/OZ MODZ
What makes it cool: Modders Tech Modified/OZ MODZ collaborated to create a Halo-themed mod starring Master Chief. Commissioned by Asus, the team constructed the mod on top of a Cooler Master case. The modders sculpted a metal cage on top of the case to give it the outline of a torso. A hole was cut out in the middle, which shows the Asus ROG motherboard inside. Master Chief is also holding a functional graphics card, which connects to the motherboard via a PCIe riser cable. RGB lights illuminate the inside of the case. You can check out a cool timelapse of the build here.
Ultimate PUBG Gaming PC
What makes it cool: Tech Modified and IFR worked together to create a PUBG-themed gaming PC. The mod has a very grimy look and even has dirt-colored liquid cooling, which gives it that extra post-apocalyptic aesthetic. PUBG fans may appreciate the loot box in the front coupled with decals like broken glass and doors that have been shot through. In terms of specs, the rig is equipped with an Intel Core-i5 8600K coupled with an MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard and two GeForce GTX 1080s, which are featured on the back. The modders relied heavily on using a dremel, and you can see them put the PC in this time lapse here.
Awesome Build Vol. 2
What makes it cool: It’s a Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired PC. The heavily modified Corsair Crystal Series 460X even features a real, functioning 1970’s cassette player. The icing on the cake is the fact that the two LED buttons Groot is looking at are the computer’s power and reset switches. Asus has created a Make A Wish page for the build, which allows people to donate money to the foundation to get a chance to win the rig.
What makes it cool: This mod pays tribute to the Alien films. Ron Lee Christianson actually combined a Cooler Master HAF X case with a Cooler Master 915 chassis for the build. The Facehugger inside makes this the creepiest mod we’ve ever seen.
Point Blank Barrett Radeon RX 480
Modder: Suchao Modding & Design
What makes it cool: Yes, this is a PC that looks like a gun. You can see the Mini-ITX motherboard in the middle of the chassis. The radiator in the front acts as the rifle’s “magazine.” The red water-cooled tubes surrounding the gun is a really nice aesthetic touch.
Forklift UD Gigabyte
Modder: Suchao Modding & Design
What makes it cool: Suchao is definitely one of the more out-of-the-box modders here. As the name suggests, this Gigabyte motherboard is encased in a forklift-like chassis. Its water-cooling pipes act as a tiny chair, and the water-cooling reservoir on the back resembles a fuel tank.
Back to the Mod
What makes it cool: Marc Molella and Bob Stewart worked together to create this Delorean-themed mod to pay tribute to the Back to the Future movies. Molella used brushed stainless steel on Cooler Master’s HAF 922 chassis to match the color of the car. Stewart helped create the flux capacitor inside the case by using spark plug wires and a custom LED strip. And, yes, the doors do lift up.
Modder: Ali Abbas
What makes it cool: The Lancer Unleashed features a functioning chainsaw that’s modeled after the famed Gears of War weapon. Ali Abbas used a bike chain with a 12 volt motor, and the mod has a battery pack so you can pick it up for a spin. The motherboard is situated within the “magazine” portion of the gun, and it’s locked and loaded with a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU.
What makes it cool: The Blass Brothers built this giant Sony Walkman mod to pay tribute to the Guardians of the Galaxy films. The metalwork was done by hand, but many of the other accessories were 3D printed. It also has a built-in functioning MP3 player with components from a Logitech X230 sound system that plays songs from the original movie.
What makes it cool: Mpnpctech modified a Corsair case to pay homage to Joss Whedon’s sci-fi show Firefly.
What makes it cool: Andrew Kjos and Mnpctech created Rebel A as a Star Wars Rebel Alliance tribute.
Silverstone SG03 Case Mod
Modders: Bill Owen and Jeremy Birch
What makes it cool: Bill Owen and Jeremy Birch used a Mini-ITX Silverstone SG03 chassis to create something straight out of Fallout’s post-apocalyptic universe.
What makes it cool: Mnpctech used an Antec case and a metallic reservoir to create a PC that seemingly houses radioactive material.
Official Star Trek
What makes it cool: Mnpctech designed this mod to pay tribute to the original 1960s Star Trek series. You can also see the Starship Enterprise carved out on the side panel.
Modder: BS Mods
What makes it cool: BS Mods did a lot of machine work on this In Win case to give it a medieval vibe. It’s most distinguishing feature is the sword on the side, which comes with functional USB and audio ports on the side. There’s also a power button at the end of the sword’s hilt.
Modder: Suchao Modding & Design
What makes it cool: Thai modder Suchao constructed this crazy case for Gigabyte. The middle section houses the motherboard on one side and the GPU on the other. The top and bottom sections feature radiators with RGB fans.
Modder: Johan Nyman
What makes it cool: Modder Johan Nyman modded Corsair’s Spec-Alpha case to evoke a Mirror’s Edge Catalyst theme. It features the same red, white, and black motif from the game and has the Mirror’s Edge name and logo etched onto its panels.
What makes it cool: Brian Carter designed this mod using his 3D printer and modeled it after Rey’s speeder bike from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Like Rey’s vehicle, it even has a bag for loose scraps dangling on the side.
What makes it cool: Modder Derick Magnusen took CaseLabs’ massive S8 chassis and added a bunch of copper, leather, and brass to give it a steampunk look. It’s equipped with four GTX Titan XPs and is named Verktøy Cu, which loosely translates to “copper work tool” in Norwegian.
Modder: Xing Kai
What makes it cool: This case prominently features Nvidia’s GTX 1080 at the front of a futuristic-looking chassis that’s spreading its wings. It looks like something Batman would use.
What makes it cool: Modder Lee Harrington took Corsair’s Bulldog chassis and modified it to look like a late 1960’s Pontiac GTO. The classic car it’s modeled after is a hot rod, so this case has appropriate flames to match.
Modder: Kensuke Morita
What makes it cool: Kensuke Morita’s PC is built like a tank…literally. It even has LED fans at the base that act as the vehicle’s caterpillar tracks.
The WinBot Project
Modder: Kun Mod Studios
What makes it cool: Kun Mod Studios used InWin’s spherical Winbot chassis and added a custom loop cooler to it. It looks a lot like Tom Cruise’s Bubbleship in the 2013 sci-fi movie Oblivion.
Modder: Jon Hansz
What makes it cool: An ice dragon dwells within this mod designed by Jon Hansz. You can see its tail and scales on top of the case, its body dangling from the side, and its heading protruding through the front. Finally, it has blue LED fans inside, which accentuate the mod’s icy theme.
Nissan GT-R R35
Modder: Kensuke Morita
What makes it cool: Japanese modder Kensuke Morita designed a Nissan GT-R R35-inspired PC using parts from an RC car.
The Andromeda Initiative
What makes it cool: Jon Hansz and Ron Lee Christianson constructed this mod to celebrate the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda. It uses a heavily modified Corsair 240 Air case. The most notable addition is the soldier clad in space armor on the side. And in case you were wondering, yes, you can take the helmet off.
H-Tower Nvidia Edition
Modder: Wei Zheng
What makes it cool: Chinese modder Wei Zheng created a PC mod for Nvidia using In Win’s H-Tower case. The crazy chassis opens and closes with a press of a button. Zheng painted the innards green, used green ribbon cables, and prominently displayed Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 GPU inside.
Titanfall 2 Ion 509
What makes it cool: Lee Harrington of PC Junkie Mods and Ron Lee Christianson of Blue Horse Studios built this mod to commemorate the launch of Titanfall 2. At its core, it uses In Win’s 509 chassis, but Harrington and Christianson added a ton of modifications, which include an LCD panel at the bottom. They also added architectural layers to the front of the case to recreate Ion’s singular robotic eye.
Modder: Jeffrey Stephenson
What makes it cool: If this mod reminds you of the Empire State Building it’s because it was designed to look like the Art Deco skyscrapers of the 1930s. Retired high school Chemistry teacher Jeffrey Stephenson built it using Thermaltake’s Level 10 PC case.
Modder: David “Insolent Gnome” Cathey
What makes it cool: David “Insolent Gnome” Cathey’s Gigantea is the centipede of mods. It combines three Mini-ITX Cooler Master Elite 130 cases coupled with acrylic panels to give it a large robotic arthropod look.
World of Tanks Diorama
What makes it cool: Richard “MadeByKier” Keirsgieterr and Vladimir from VW Studio constructed a diorama showcasing the war-torn landscape of World of Tanks. No machinery was used and everything was built by hand.
Modder: Jon “Pennywise” Hansz
What makes it cool: Consider this a tribute to Yoda. Modder Jon “Pennywise” Hansz sculpted him from clay and added a bunch of green accents, tubing, and cables on the inside of the PC to pay homage to the Jedi master. The rest of the chassis has Stormtroopers painted on it.
Vault 111 Decontamination Pod
Modder: Dewayne Carel of Modders Inc.
What makes it cool: Dewayne Carel used a Phanteks Enthoo Pro case to recreate the freezing chamber from Fallout 4. It even has a gas canister hanging on one side.
What makes it cool: Modder Craig “TechDaddy” Tate wanted to create a Fallout mod that looked like it had been damaged and weathered by the wasteland. He used a Scotchbrite pad to scuff up the paint on a Fractal Arc Midi R2 case and used shades of brown and red paint to recreate the rusty look. Tate also used a hammer, mallet, and heat gun to give it a damaged look. Finally, the large Fallout 4 lightning bolt at the front ties the piece together.
Modder: Dewayne Carel
What makes it cool: Dewayne Carel’s Fallout mod doesn’t simply pay tribute to the gaming series, but he wanted it to look like a computer you’d actually encounter in the Wasteland. It has a side window, which makes it look like a terminal you can hack in the game, and it actually uses code taken from Fallout 4. Carel used Thermaltake’s Urban S41 case and used a lot of spray paint and hair spray to give it a rusted and worn look. Finally, if you look up at the top, you’ll see a Pip-Boy.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Evolvs
What makes it cool: Lee Harrington and Ron Lee Christianson worked together and modded three Phanteks Enthoo Evolv cases to evoke a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain theme. The chassis comes with a tactical harness, ammo pouch, and knife on the side. The three different camo getups are inspired by uniforms in the game.
Heroes of the Storm Mashup
Modder: Xing Kai
What makes it cool: Chinese modder Xing Kai is a huge Blizzard fan and says that StarCraft and Diablo were some of the biggest influences in his life, so he decided to build this Heroes of the Storm-themed mod. The design uses two Corsair cases, which is a 780T ATX tower coupled with a 380T Mini-ITX case. He used metal for the StarCraft section of the build and wood for the Warcraft parts. The top of the case features a Terran Marine and the front of the case features orcs.
What makes it cool: PCJunkieMods and Blue Horse Studio collaborated for three weeks to make an Assassin’s Creed-themed mod. Using Corsair’s Carbide 300R case, they used wood grain panels to make it look like a pirate’s treasure box. They sculpted the lock, skulls, and ornaments out of clay.
Modder: James Walter
What makes it cool: James Walter was inspired to craft a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare mod after he saw Microsoft reveal its Advanced Warfare Xbox controller. He used a Parvum System case and modeled the aesthetics after the controller.
What makes it cool: The Mod Dudes collaborated to make a Fallout case that was designed to look like it was made by the Vault-Tec Corporation. They took three weeks to paint Rustoleum light yellow on a Corsair Graphite 780T case. The Mod Dudes used diamond plate panels on the front and small iron rails as feet for the chassis on the bottom. The coolest part of the case is the gear-shaped cut-out they did on the side panel with its custom-made hinge.
What makes it cool: Icelandic modder Jojoharalds used Fractal Design’s Define S case to construct a mod with a suit, white dress shirt, and red tie that’s inspired by Agent 47’s attire. Hitman is Jojoharalds’ favorite game.
Modder: Paul Tan
What makes it cool: Modder Paul Tan modded Silverstone’s Raven RV01 case to evoke the look of a silver Lamborghini Reventon sports car. It even has functional headlights.
Modder: Bill Owen
What makes it cool: Bill Owen took Deepcool’s crazy Tristellar case and gave it a futuristic sci-fi sheen.