In Pictures: 40 Unusual Computer Case Mods

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Igor Wallossek & Translation by Arne Weigold

Igor Wallossek is a Senior Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware DE. He tests and reviews CPUs, GPUs, games and headsets.

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  • MeteorsRaining
    Interesting, I'd love to make a full wood case myself. Also loved those classic deisgns. But it'd be amazing to see a case made of lego blocks!
  • Nuck Chorris
    Apple didn't come up with the trash can look after all.
  • AndrewJacksonZA
    Building that rodent PC must've been... taxing.
  • kamhagh
    omg this is awesome :D

    Initiative For A Clean Internet i can't stop laughing :D
  • AndrewJacksonZA
    Well wooden you know it, another one finding the lighter side of case modding. :-)
  • op8
    why is every monitor in these photos 4:3?
  • nukemaster
    524684 said:
    why is every monitor in these photos 4:3?

    Because these are mostly very old mods.

    I would love links to the original locations/forums/build logs these images came from.
  • hackintosh777
    One more Trash Can mod that I'm building:

    http://www.tonymacx86.com/mac-pro-mods/143140-another-mac-pro-late-2013-replica.html

    It's not finished, only a build log for now.
  • g-unit1111
    If I ever get the time and/or money I'd love to do a Steampunk mod of my H440.
  • ThatManShade
  • MoMod
    see more www.modscases.com
  • faridfgx
    coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool i love those
  • lowguppy
    Sources please. I'd love to see build logs for some of these.
  • dovah-chan
    build log for the one in the bottle pleeeaaassee dad would love a log of that
  • nukemaster
    1572548 said:
    build log for the one in the bottle pleeeaaassee dad would love a log of that

    http://metku.net/index.html?path=mods/whiskypc/index_eng
  • zodiacfml
    I love the trash can mod!
  • WyomingKnott
    The inside-out one is awesome. Well, most of them are, but that one really appeals to me.
  • wolverine96
    51219 said:
    The inside-out one is awesome. Well, most of them are, but that one really appeals to me.


    I agree, that one stood out as my favorite, too.
  • Inquirist
    This should be a contest!
  • WJBX
    Guru3D.com does a rig of the month, pretty awesome
  • smeezekitty
    I think they are awesome. In my opinion
    the commentary is unnecessarily putting down some
    of the designs
  • Maki role
    This felt like it was written by a 12 year old who's only just discovered computer modding and is trying to impress his non-techy friends with how "weird" it is.

    Heck some of those mods weren't even unusual. Level 11 by Slipperyskip (the wooden "Level 10 knockoff made by IKEA"...) is a classic that did very well, yet here it didn't even have a finished photo, only a WIP shot despite being completed in 2010. No links to the project logs nor finished album picks for any of the builds.

    I mean come on, I expect much more than this crap from Tom's, this was more like one of those stupid clickbait "articles" they have at the bottom of the Daily Mail pages.
  • Paul Bialozor
    Major KUDOS to all CASE MOD MAKERS, every single case mod was AWESOME and some are EXTREMELY CREATIVE, but seriously ALL ARE VERY WELL DONE...