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Compelling Case Mods and Concepts of Computex 2017

Death Race Case

Designer Suchao Prowphong modified this Thermaltake Core WP 100 case to look like one of the cars in the Jason Statham movie “Death Race.” The machine-gun turrets and steel aesthetic are meant to remind you of the way prisoners in the film built their cars out of metal scraps. To be fair, this chassis is much cooler and more memorable than the film.

TitanFall 2 Case

Inspired by the popular first-person shooter game, Jesse Palacio's TitanFall 2 case has a number of great design elements, including a series of sci-fi-style dials on the bottom and a battleworn aesthetic that makes it look as if it has been through war. The name "Liberty" emblazoned near the bottom is a tribute to the artist's grandmother.

Robot / Motorcyle Case

Chassis Artist Siwasak Sirisomboon modified a Thermaltake Core X5 case and turned it into this futuristic device that we can't fully describe. Depending on how you view it, this chassis either looks like a battle robot or a Tron-like motorcyle.
 
Either way, the eerie green and red lights give this computer an attractive sci-fi aesthetic. We particularly like the two coolant reservoirs on the front and the sleek black "head."

MYTHRA Spaceship Case

This PC is ready for an epic StarCraft campaign or a real trip to Alpha Centauri, whichever you have time for. Built by Brazilian artist Maciel Barreto from a modified Thermaltake Core X71 chassis, the computer is meant to look like a spacecraft that uses plasma as an energy source.
 
The case also features a Tesla sphere with glowing purple bolts of energy that looks like some kind of hyper drive. The bottom front surface has a touch screen which you can use to control the fans and lighting. You can see the MYTHRA (spelled there as MYTRA) in action in Barreto's YouTube video.

Cooler Master MasterBox Q300T

This steel-framed chassis takes Fat Joe's advice and gets your computer to lean back at a 45-degree angle. Shaped like a cube, the Q300T almost appears to float as it sits on its base platform.
 
Glass panels adorn every surface and let you see all of the component and lighting goodness you choose to put on the inside. We particularly like the angled front, top, and bottom surfaces. A set of handles makes it easy to carry this case to LAN parties.

Cryorig Taku Case

A throwback to the days when desktop computers sat horizontally under your monitor, the Cryorig Taku is designed to save space. This thin chassis has a slideout drawer but packs enough room for a mini-ITX motherboard with full-length graphics cards and three storage drives. The legs leave room for you to store a keyboard underneath while a monitor can sit on top of it.

Corsair Concept Curve

Built from pricey carbon fiber--and by “pricey,” we mean a cool $10,000 worth of carbon fiber just on this one prototype--Concept Curve has curved tempered glass to give it the feel of a luxury car. Just a prototype right now, Curve is based on an existing Corsair Graphite 780T, but Corsair built it to show its chops working with different types of materials.

Calyos NSG-SO PC

This chassis acts almost entirely as a heat sink, and it uses phase change cooling for the processors. The cooler uses a capillary pump to send a few grams of pentafluoropropane through the cooling loop. It becomes vapor thanks to the heat source, and as it passes through the radiator it returns to liquid form and travels back to the pump. This means no mechanical or moving parts and no fans. Even the PSU (from Seasonic) is fanless.
 
The case weighs about 22 kg, and that includes the chassis, cooling, and tempered glass protection. Its dimensions are 537 x 495 x 276mm, and it’ll set you back $675.

Fritz Nelson
Fritz Nelson is Editor-at-Large of Tom's Hardware US.
  • Jack_Burton
    The Giger inspired case doesn't have enough penis shapes.
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  • delta5
    I'd be interested in the, Cryorig Taku Case, or the, Calyos NSG-SO PC case.
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  • RomeoReject
    There was some cool stuff here! Loved the Quad, the MadMax-style one, and the Calyos.
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  • Duff72
    So the quadstellar case is cool but they showed that last year. STILL waiting for it's release date.
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  • FritzEiv
    19837373 said:
    So the quadstellar case is cool but they showed that last year. STILL waiting for it's release date.

    Did they? I wasn't at Computex last year, but I think you're thinking of CES 2017 (January), right? As big as the Quadstellar is and how much space it would take up, I have to admit I wouldn't mind seeing that somewhere -- in my home office or at my office office. I mean, if you're going to go all in, might as well do it right.
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  • Duff72
    19837441 said:
    19837373 said:
    So the quadstellar case is cool but they showed that last year. STILL waiting for it's release date.

    Did they? I wasn't at Computex last year, but I think you're thinking of CES 2017 (January), right? As big as the Quadstellar is and how much space it would take up, I have to admit I wouldn't mind seeing that somewhere -- in my home office or at my office office. I mean, if you're going to go all in, might as well do it right.

    Womp womp. You are correct. Feels like it was last year. HURRY UP AND TAKE MAH MONEY! lol
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  • WildCard999
    I really like that Corsair Concept Slate, would work great for a dual battlestations setup.
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