Thermaltake Shows Off Iron Man Case Mod at 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.

  • NightLight
    i'm not that impressed
  • hardcore_gamer
  • hellfire24
    good enough for thermaltake.
  • joytech22

    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
  • monsta
  • sigma3d
    ugly and uncharming...
  • jurassic512
  • DroKing
    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
  • surfer1337dude
    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 =DYou 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.
  • pdxalex
    Awesome. Pair it up with their brilliant Turbo PSU, some Justin Bieber stickers and you're all set.