Chucky PC casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2011

Remember the Chucky movies? The ones with the psycho doll that killed people? Well, he’s back. This time he’s on a PC case. The modder who made this must really love Chucky. It was made by Omar Majzoub who spent over six months and $2000 on this Child’s Play computer. As you can see it’s designed to look like a giant Good Guys box.

Good guy my arse! Chucky is outside of the box, but there’s a mini-me Chucky, Bride of Chucky and Son of Chucky inside the case. I hope he doesn’t hang around this thing at night.

The Scooterputer PC lets you game on the go

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2010

The Scooterputer takes portability to a whole new level. It comes from modder Stephen Popa. This is basically a Thermaltake Element V case with plenty of gaming power sitting on a 24v rechargeable electric scooter that has been stretched a full 11 inches to maker room for the computer.

The computer case has an Intel i7 processor inside, along with 4GB RAM, GTS 250 graphics card, three RAIDed hard drives, USB 3.0 port, dual layer DVD burner, Thermaltake TR2 1200 Watt power supply and it’s water cooled with Thermaltake Big water 850I kit.

Fireplace computer casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2010

Winter. It’s the time of year when sitting by the fire not only warms your body, but seems to warm your soul. But what if you don’t have a fireplace? Well, you could make your own fireplace in your computer case.

This LCD screen with a computer behind it may not throw off much heat, but just the sight of it might help on a cold night. It’s better than nothing. And anyway it looks great. This thing is hot. Pun intended. The case was recently on display at the PDXLAN 16.5 event over in Portland.

Bioshock casemod sinks HTPC in mineral oil

Posted in Computer Cases,Computers,DIY by Shane McGlaun on October 5th, 2010

Over the years, I have laid eyes on some strange casemods and have seen more than one machine that was submerged in oil. A new casemod has surfaced that has a Bioshock theme. The builder uses an aquarium to put his new HTPC under four gallons of mineral oil.

The mineral oil is normally used as a laxative for horses apparently. The mainboard and PSU are mounted to a clear plastic sheet and placed into the aquarium. The only hardware part not under the oil is the HDD. The maker rounded the design out with a bubble filter, gravel and a few other things.

Dreamcast Boombox casemod crams one classic into another

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2010

Turn that trash down! But dad I’m just playing video games. On my boombox. Modder XCKDIY has created the awesomely retro Dreamcast Boombox casemod. The Dreamcast console has been jammed into a portable boombox, and he installed a front-facing LCD as well.

The Dreamcast’s drive has even been integrated into the player’s original drive tray, keeping it all authentic. The four controller ports are in the front, so you can easily hook up your controllers for some multiplayer gaming.

Nintendo Home Theater PC casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2010

What would a HTPC have looked like circa 1985 if Nintendo had made one? You’re looking at it. If you have a spare NES system at home, why not make one yourself? That’s what this person on Etsy has done. This mod uses a Zotac motherboard, dual-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom N330, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 2GB RAM stuffed into the original NES casing.

That’s a whole lot more powerful than the original NES system. There’s also an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi b/g/n and a 4GB flash drive with Ubuntu 9.10 installed.

Wii laptop casemod

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2010

Sure the Wii is cool with it’s motion control and Mii characters, but it isn’t exactly easy to carry with you. However, it is for this talented casemodder. Modder OMGPedoBear worked on this project for 3 months and the end result is a portable Wii laptop.

He created it from expanded PVC sheets, and put a 17″ LCD monitor in the lid. Games are loaded by placing the Wii DVD upside-down in the front-loading tray. There are also a couple of extra fans to deal with the heat.

God of War Kratos PC casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2010

If this case mod’s looks could kill, then all of the gods would be slain with one quick glance. This Kratos God of War case mod means business. It’s easily one of the coolest and most unique that we’ve seen.

We have no idea what’s inside. Anyway with an exterior like that it hardly matters. Kratos just looks like he will start swinging blades immediately and slaying anyone nearby. The innards can be accessed by a hatch on his back. Very awesome.

Xbox Elegant Edition Casemod

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on November 25th, 2009

Xbox Elegant Edition CasemodGaming consoles aren’t always the most beautiful things to look at. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s proof. This XBEE (XB Elegant Edition) mod ups the consoles exterior look and makes the Xbox 360 stand out from the crowd.

Upon seeing this beauty the usual cries of photoshop went up, but it’s actually real. It was designed by Sweden’s Industri Repro. Each case can have up to three 120mm fans to keep things cool and hey look, that’s no rrod. Why it’s green and full of life.

NES Emulator Cartridge casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2009

NES Emulator Cartridge casemodA complete NES in a cartridge. This NES cartridge casemod holds a complete library of NES games, uses the original buttons, resides inside the Super Mario/Duck Hunt combo cartridge. Awesomeness? I think so.

But that isn’t all it does. It’s also an mp3 player, movie player and an FM radio receiver. It also features video out so that you can play on the big screen if you want. If only the NES had been this small originally.

Pyramid HTPC casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2009

Pyramid HTPC casemodRemember that cool Pyramid PC we showed you in March? Well, here’s a new version, which is much cooler. It was created my Modder Gup, who has a great eye for ancient detail.

If you see some Stargate in it you are absolutely right. Gup’s Pyramid HTPC casemod was inspired by Stargate and features a moving side panel and built in lights which can all be operated by remote control. Inside the Pyramid you won’t find mummies, but you will find an Intel T7200 Core 2 Duo processor, Mini-Itx Crommel LV-677 motherboard, 2GB of DDR2 Ram and a 160GB hard drive, plus a Gforce 9400GT graphics card. Check out a video below.

N64 casemod of Princess Peach’s castle

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2009

N64 casemod of Princess Peach’s castle We’ve seen more Nintendo casemods than there are coins in the Mario Realm, but this one is really over the top. It’s a wild and super creative version of Peach’s castle.

At first glance it looks like a cake, but nope, that there’s a mod dedicated to the Princess herself on top of a fully-functional Nintendo 64 console. According to the ebay ad, “the exterior of the castle has been molded to look like the bricks and roof tiles, then painted. The mural of Princess Peach is a very detailed mosaic and the five flags are made of cloth.”

PS2 casemod inside of a book about video game violence

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on June 14th, 2009

PS2 casemod inside of a book about video game violencePolitical statement or just a literary mod? You decide. Most gamers are well aware former attorney Jack Thompson’s stance on gaming. It’s nice to see that his book embraces gaming at long last, with a little help from Mattigus, a user on the Halflife2.Net forums who is simply brilliant.

Don’t worry. He bought the book used on eBay, so no 13-cent royalty for Mr. Thompson. It was also a library book, which not surprisingly, was never even checked out. It is an actual functioning mod.

Sting Scorpion PC casemod

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2009

Sting Scorpion PC casemodThe last time we saw this much circuit board on the outside of a mod, it was my very own Atari-Hero guitar mod. So right away this caught my attention.

Modder Frenkie designed this glow-in-the-dark case mod that features strips of circuit board to give it the scorpion-inspired look. Dubbed Sting, the case features a custom cut PCB boards pattern all over the body. It looks deadly. If you’re going to build something, make it stand out and have a life of its own. Make it look like it can sting the hell out of you.

Wall-E PC casemod is pretty awesome

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2009

Wall-E PC casemod is pretty awesomeWho knew that Wall-E ran on Windows XP? That’s how modder Jonathan Berg enviosioned it when he put together this Wall-E PC mod that features a 7-inch touchscreen monitor inside his boxy stomach.

He did a great job with detail, but it’s kinda shocking to see the bot looking so clean and brand new. Wall-E is made from custom cut Plexiglas, the arms from Logitech speakers, and even sports a webcam behind his eyes. Even cooler, he’s even been outfitted with voice recognition software, so his master can command him by voice.