Hot Hammerhead Case Mod Costs $2,900

We’ve seen a lot of incredible mods over the years, and the most disappointing thing about all of them is that there’s usually only one ever made. Case-in-point: This one-of-a-kind case mod we spotted at CES.

The latest in drool-worthy cases that only one of us can have comes from former racecar designer and engineer, Matthew Kim.

This is the Hammerhead 98902 PC. Sure, it’s got the usual suspects, like LED lights and exposed fans, but with its panels of Ecoresin plastic and CNC machined anodized blue aluminum, this is a case like no other. Kim says the components are all easily accessible because they’re attached to a true frame, which makes the PC easily modifiable and quickly adjustable, just like a racecar.

Rather than just selling the case by itself, Kim is selling the Hammerhead as a full Core-i7 PC. Full specs are listed below:

  • Blue CNC brushed and anodized aluminum frame
  • Supermatte White Ecoresin panels with Mil-Spec quick release system(motherboard side only)
  • 2.8Ghz Intel Core i7-860 cpu
  • 4 Gb ram
  • 1 40 gb Intel solid state disk drive
  • 1 640 Gb front loaded "hot-swappable" hard drive
  • 1 extra hot-swap tray for a second hard drive
  • nVidia ENGTX460 graphics card
  • Optical CD/DVD drive
  • Kingston 750W modular power supply
  • Windows 7 64-bit Home premium

Kim says he noticed how little the average PC had changed over the last 20 years when the time came for him to buy a new computer for himself.

“I mean, apart from a few models, they were all rectangular boxes, having the same tired internal layout with endlessly uncreative cosmetic variations,” he says. “So I decided to design and build something special on my own, combining my experience as an architect and engineer.  I wanted to design something that would change the way people think about computers - a technological jewel, rather than an ordinary box, destined for a life of dusty obscurity. I wanted people to look at it and ask "ooh, what is that?" with a curious smile.”

Check out his website, Darwin Machines, for more on his modding projects or to buy the Hammerhead 98902 PC.

  • JMcEntegart
    mayankleoboy1Va Va VOOMMM......
  • Randomacts
    I think it is ugly
  • jimmysmitty
    To each thir own. Some may think the standard rectangle is triffe but in reality it has more options than this would. I still love the HL2 case made a while back:

    Its rusty, broken down and the liquid cooling system glows a radioactive green thanks to a UV light and UV sensative liquid.

    That or a case that is black with a nice amount of blue LED fans lighting the room and internals up. I love seeing inside my PC. Lets me see my awesome work being awesome.
  • andy5174
    Why would anyone pay $2900 for such an ugly case?
  • dco
    Looks cool reminds me of portal
  • dogman_1234
    Look out Apple...there is a new overpriced component out there.
  • joytech22
    Tomorrow we'll be hearing news that Apple suddenly increased the price of their lowest end computers to $2901
  • Maziar
    I think it's ugly too.I don't think anyone is going to pay $2900 for getting this.
  • RealityClash
    $2900 is rather hefty, but the actual case looks quite nice in my opinion.
  • opihiod
    You guys should get him to send ya one for review, i wouldnt mind seeing the case reviewed for a build