The coolest case mods of Computex 2024

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There's always a lot of interesting stuff to see at the Computex trade show, but the case mods are always my favorites. Vendors such as Thermaltake, G. Skill, and ASRock invite the top modders to submit their greatest designs and then show them off to the world. 

This year's highlights included a coffee maker, a beer server, a variety of battle vehicles, and multiple gas station-themed cases. These are true works of art, made by dedicated craftspeople. Some of them barely look like the original chassis they are based upon, and others are more of a theming and building out of the aesthetic. Here are the most interesting and coolest case mods of Computex 2024.

Shell Gas Station on Thermaltake CTE C750

Thermaltake is a leader in case modding and, at its Computex booth, it showed off the finalists from its 2023 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational, all of which were based on its CTE C750 case. This gas station mod, my favorite of the Thermaltake mods, comes from French modder Wael Kadri. There's a great video about the case here.

Beer and Coffee Serving Cases

I really love these beer and coffee-dispensing cases from KM Studio. We saw them on display at G.Skill's booth.

Moving Mirror front on Thermaltake CTE C750

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On display at Thermaltake's booth, this case mod of the CTE C750 comes from India's Maulik Patel. It looks incredibly festive, but what you can't see in the photos is that the mirror pieces on the front are motorized and periodically move to allow more airflow in. There's also a peacock design on the right side. There's a great video about this on YouTube.

Claw Machine

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It's not clear to us whether the claw actually works in this claw machine build, but there's a joystick and a claw. This design from BRO Cooling was on display at G.Skill's booth.

Warrior Truck by JPModified

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Making case mods that look like battle vehicles is always in style. This one comes from JPModified and was shown at G.Skill's booth.

ED-209 Case

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If you can't have a Robocop case, why  not an ED-209 case? This was made by RandomDesign and shown at G.Skill's booth.

Turtle Case

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This was at Enermax's booth and designed to showcase a commitment to the environment. 

Fallout Themed Thermaltake 300 Mod

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Another Thermaltake mod: I think this is a Fallout theme, but I could be wrong. It's made by Australian Modder Corey Gregory.

Goat's Head Breaking Open the Earth

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I'm really not sure what this is supposed to be, but it's an amazing feat of design from WMP. This was on display at G.Skill's booth.

Noguchi's Hologram

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The main feature of this mod is a holographic window with a dancing animation on it. Spotted at G.Skill's booth.

Bumblebee Mods of Thermaltake Tower 300s

Thermaltake had a couple of different Bumblebee (from Transformers) themed mods at its booth. One comes from Mickee Lacerna of the Philippines and another from Justin Chu of the USA.

Jurassic Park Hatchling Case

This case shows raptors hatching. It's made by Modding Cafe and was on display at G.Skill's booth. 

GT-R Nismo Racing Car Mod of Thermaltake Tower 300

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Designed to look like a Nissan GT-R sports car, this hot red mod comes from Jess "JP Modified" Palacio whom we have interviewed in the past. We have been seeing his impressive work at shows for many years. 

Gulf Gas Station Mod of Thermaltake Tower 300

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Gas-station-themed mods seemed like a thing this year. Here, modder Timmy Parker (aka PC Workz) has made one that honors Gulf gas.

Palit GPU Mod by Mijinko Studio

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Now this is not a case mod, but a GPU mod. Underneath there somewhere is an RTX Card. This dragon was the winner of a GPU mod contest by Palit and was designed by Mijinko Studio's Chin Ku. Could it fit in your case? Probably not.

Buzz Lightyear Case Mod of Thermaltake Tower 300

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This Toy Story-themed mod comes courtesy of Thailand's Suchao Prowphong.

'Holographic' Case Mod of CTE 750

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I'm not really sure how to describe this Thermaltake CTE 750 mod from Thai modder  Ponsaurd Romvilast. But you can see a video about it here.

LN2 Case

This case was used for overclocking demos at G.Skill and the actual motherboard was at the top with lots of Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) being poured over the CPU.

Very Gold Case

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Lots of gold and lots of waterblocks. This was at G.Skill's booth.

Avatar Case

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On display at ASRock's booth, this is supposed to be one of the machines from Avatar.

Avatar Helicopter Case

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Also at ASRock's booth was this Avatar helicopter case. 

ASRock Gumball Case

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I'm not sure what this is exactly supposed to be, but it looks like a gumball machine to me. It was on display at ASRock's booth.

Project Alpha Concept Case

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Technically not a mod but a concept case, Project Alpha was on display at G.Skill's booth in both black and white varieties. It's kind of house-shaped and has excellent air flow.

Gundam Case mod of Jonsbo MOD-3

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We found this case on display at Jonsbo's Computex booth where apparently it was made by IPASON, a company that makes and sells its own gaming PCs. The chassis is clearly based on Jonsbo's MOD-3, but with a yellow and black paint scheme and a picture of a Gundam character on the window, along with the Anaheim Electronics logo. Anaheim Electronics is a company in the fictional world of Gundam.

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  • Metal Messiah.
    Which one is your favorite pick, @apiltch !

    Mine is still the same as before, Thermaltake's Bumblebee case Mod. I like the neat look of this case. Even the gas station model looks funky !

    But few other case mods look like they have been overly modded, imo.

    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/mYzJWKQmvrRPTmc2twwPkd-970-80.jpg.webp
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  • Ryan F. Mercer
    Sorry, but I don't see the point of this. I have a liquid cooled case that I painstakingly made myself. Yes, I do think it looks cool, but everything I did had a utilitarian purpose. I liquid cooled it so I could run silent, because it runs our entertainment system. I used hard line because flex line can swing around like a pendulum, especially if there's a heavy fitting in the middle of a long tube. I used transparent tubing so I can see any air bubbles, organic growth, or debris that might collect in the line. I used glass for my hard line, because it is non staining and I could buy pre-bent 90 from Titan. Cutting and polishing glass is really easy. I use transparent UV reactive green coolant, because when the black lights are on, any leaks will literally glow. My black lights are on a rocker switch on the back of the case, because I don't need a light show when I'm trying to watch a movie. I have a smoked glass side panel so I can see inside with a flip of that switch and don't have to open up the case. It's smoked glass because, again, I don't need a light show, I just need my leaks to glow. Yeah, it looks cool, but for a reason. So while it wouldn't be incorrect to call it a multimedia sculpture (ha ha), It's not an art piece. It all serves a utilitarian purpose. Making art from a PC only ensures your art work will become obsolete. Choose a different medium.
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  • HaninTH
    Ryan F. Mercer said:
    Sorry, but I don't see the point of this. Making art from a PC only ensures your art work will become obsolete. Choose a different medium.

    Some, have way more time/resources than either you or I. This is their hobby/passion. Remember that not everything is made just for "you" and things become a little more simple, over time.

    Choice and options are always better than monotony and uniformity.

    Art is truly in the eye of the buyer/admirer. If you don't find it interesting, it's not for you.
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  • bit_user
    It would be ironic to have the plastic turtle case choking on a piece of real seaweed!
    : D
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  • bit_user
    The Dragon GPU mod should have steam coming out its mouth from an evaporative cooling system for the GPU!
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  • 35below0
    Ryan F. Mercer said:
    Sorry, but I don't see the point of this. I have a liquid cooled case that I painstakingly made myself. Yes, I do think it looks cool, but everything I did had a utilitarian purpose. I liquid cooled it so I could run silent, because it runs our entertainment system. I used hard line because flex line can swing around like a pendulum, especially if there's a heavy fitting in the middle of a long tube. I used transparent tubing so I can see any air bubbles, organic growth, or debris that might collect in the line. I used glass for my hard line, because it is non staining and I could buy pre-bent 90 from Titan. Cutting and polishing glass is really easy. I use transparent UV reactive green coolant, because when the black lights are on, any leaks will literally glow. My black lights are on a rocker switch on the back of the case, because I don't need a light show when I'm trying to watch a movie. I have a smoked glass side panel so I can see inside with a flip of that switch and don't have to open up the case. It's smoked glass because, again, I don't need a light show, I just need my leaks to glow. Yeah, it looks cool, but for a reason. So while it wouldn't be incorrect to call it a multimedia sculpture (ha ha), It's not an art piece. It all serves a utilitarian purpose. Making art from a PC only ensures your art work will become obsolete. Choose a different medium.
    I agree with you. There is a line that separates design with a purpose and just doing stuff for the hell of it. But at the same time, if truckers can have mods and 27 thousand lights, then why not this?

    The only reason against is that PC building is damn nerdy enough without some people trying to make it "cool" as well.
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  • bit_user
    Ryan F. Mercer said:
    I have a liquid cooled case that I painstakingly made myself. Yes, I do think it looks cool, but everything I did had a utilitarian purpose.
    I've been doing some light-duty utilitarian case modding, myself. Some of the choices I make are admittedly aesthetic (understated, black themes), but others (like my preference for windowless aluminum cases) are indeed about getting the best performance.

    Ryan F. Mercer said:
    Making art from a PC only ensures your art work will become obsolete. Choose a different medium.
    The ATX form factor has had an amazingly long run! A lot of these cases could be repurposed for a new build, with only minimal or moderate trouble.

    I don't really like the cases that look like vehicles or creatures*, rather than computer cases, but I recognize that's just my own aesthetic preference. The cases I like best are those with some innovative (or unconventional and seemingly advantageous) functional aspects, paired with refined and elegant styling. That's just me.

    * Special exception: the Chobits case from years past. That made sense, because they were robots and the series made many PC references to their internals.
    ; )
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  • doughillman
    The coolest case mods of Computex 2024

    (For WILDLY varying values of "cool")
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  • doughillman
    Ryan F. Mercer said:
    Sorry, but I don't see the point of this. I have a liquid cooled case that I painstakingly made myself. Yes, I do think it looks cool, but everything I did had a utilitarian purpose. I liquid cooled it so I could run silent, because it runs our entertainment system. I used hard line because flex line can swing around like a pendulum, especially if there's a heavy fitting in the middle of a long tube. I used transparent tubing so I can see any air bubbles, organic growth, or debris that might collect in the line. I used glass for my hard line, because it is non staining and I could buy pre-bent 90 from Titan. Cutting and polishing glass is really easy. I use transparent UV reactive green coolant, because when the black lights are on, any leaks will literally glow. My black lights are on a rocker switch on the back of the case, because I don't need a light show when I'm trying to watch a movie. I have a smoked glass side panel so I can see inside with a flip of that switch and don't have to open up the case. It's smoked glass because, again, I don't need a light show, I just need my leaks to glow. Yeah, it looks cool, but for a reason. So while it wouldn't be incorrect to call it a multimedia sculpture (ha ha), It's not an art piece. It all serves a utilitarian purpose. Making art from a PC only ensures your art work will become obsolete. Choose a different medium.

    Cool story bro.

    (Narrator: It was, in fact, not a cool story bro. It was just a sorta pathetic attempt at being an iconoclast.)

    :rolleyes:
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  • USAFRet
    Casemods are mainly just artwork.
    Different types of artwork may not be your cup of tea.
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