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Thermaltake Shows Off Iron Man Case Mod at Computex

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Thermaltake showcased a custom Iron Man case mod this week during Computex.

During Computex this week, Thermaltake was displaying a highly modified Armor Revo Snow Edition PC case mod by Ron Lee Christianson. Essentially it's Iron Man squashed into a box form factor, his mask and glowing eyes consuming most of the front, staring at users with watchful slits while they carefully surf the Internet.

Case Mod Blog actually covered the case creation back in May. The project started with a "working" replica of Tony Stark's Arc Reactor which Ron created from scratch. Materials used in its construction included a sink strain, plexi glass, RC model airplane engine mount, LEDS and copper wire.

Next he hand-fabricated Iron Man's chest plate from 00.80 polystyrene and mounted the Arc Reactor in its circular seat. The combo was then mounted on the left side of the case against an image of Stark using the helmet's interface.

The panel on the right side includes a portion of Captain America's shield on the inside, paying homage to the brief references to Steve Rogers in the two Iron Man movies. The shield was constructed from 00.80 ABS plastic and given a custom painted effect of battle fatigue.

"The ending result on the right side panel was a perfect contrast to the overall theme. In the lower right corner of the panel is an external molex power hub that Ron also built from scratch," Case Mod Blog reports.

For more information about the case mod, head here. It's also on display over on Facebook here.

Thermaltake Iron Man Case Mod

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    NightLight , June 10, 2012 10:39 AM
    i'm not that impressed
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    hardcore_gamer , June 10, 2012 11:25 AM
    meh
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    hellfire24 , June 10, 2012 11:32 AM
    good enough for thermaltake.
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    joytech22 , June 10, 2012 11:43 AM
    EDIT:

    Edited because someone decided to be a complete fool with my TH account. Anyway..
    Not a bad mod I must admit but I wish the helmet part opened like in the movie :p 
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    monsta , June 10, 2012 12:14 PM
    Hideous....
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    sigma3d , June 10, 2012 12:20 PM
    ugly and uncharming...
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    jurassic512 , June 10, 2012 2:09 PM
    Hideous.
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    DroKing , June 10, 2012 3:56 PM
    Pretty cool concept although poorly executed. All this modding to cases make me want to learn how to weld so I can weld a special case =D
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    surfer1337dude , June 10, 2012 4:16 PM
    DroKingPretty cool concept although poorly executed. All this modding to cases make me want to learn how to weld so I can weld a special case =D

    You don't need to know how to weld, first of all the sheet metal on a computer case is so thin you would need a tig (which can take months/years of practice to get good and is expensive). Besides most case mods aren't made with metal, usually wood or plastic/bondo. Also you would be better off learning how to machine parts so make cool things to bolt/screw/rivet/glue onto the case for the mod. (Btw Im a welder with some machining experience, and the only kind of case I could see myself making is an all copper case using welding)

    As for the mod, I find it kind of ugly. Having the mask ruins some of the nice touches they did have, I was more impressed by some of the other iron man mods (also the xbox iron man mod is nice) Ive seen.
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    pdxalex , June 10, 2012 4:36 PM
    Awesome. Pair it up with their brilliant Turbo PSU, some Justin Bieber stickers and you're all set.
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    fonzy , June 10, 2012 5:27 PM
    The basically just stuck a mask on the front of the case and painted it.
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    Shin-san , June 10, 2012 6:18 PM
    I actually like this case
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    xtreme5 , June 10, 2012 6:24 PM
    cool case!!
    what about HULK lol !
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    CDdude55 , June 10, 2012 8:44 PM
    Looks like crap, i don't want a face attached to the front of my system. Crappy overall design as well imo, it's all over the place. I like subtle case designs.
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    becherovka , June 10, 2012 9:26 PM
    I would of liked this when I was twelve. But that was a long time ago.
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    CaedenV , June 10, 2012 10:42 PM
    My inner child want's one, but in reality there is no way in hell I would do something like this to my computer.
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    notlim981 , June 11, 2012 12:37 AM
    What gives with this Marvel heroes tsunami nowadays??? Ironman and Hulk everywhere... gimme a freakin' break...
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    DroKing , June 11, 2012 1:36 AM
    surfer1337dudeYou don't need to know how to weld, first of all the sheet metal on a computer case is so thin you would need a tig (which can take months/years of practice to get good and is expensive). Besides most case mods aren't made with metal, usually wood or plastic/bondo. Also you would be better off learning how to machine parts so make cool things to bolt/screw/rivet/glue onto the case for the mod. (Btw Im a welder with some machining experience, and the only kind of case I could see myself making is an all copper case using welding)As for the mod, I find it kind of ugly. Having the mask ruins some of the nice touches they did have, I was more impressed by some of the other iron man mods (also the xbox iron man mod is nice) Ive seen.


    Interesting, but I didn't mean it as welding a case together. I was thinking more of welding some metal part onto a case itself to make it something insane for instance, slap a tribal shaped piece of metal and Id want to weld it onto case so it wont be a "cheap and half-assed" quality mod. I will figure out a method someday anyways once I have my own place along with money to blow on modding.
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    rohitbaran , June 11, 2012 2:39 AM
    It seems more like Iron Man cramped in a case and about to cry for help lol.
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    alyoshka , June 11, 2012 9:36 AM
    NAH, not for me ... but I guess the maker must be a big fan.
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