Michael Rick came up with a brilliant mod for the Power Mac G5 Quad’s handsome metal chassis. He spent between 150 to 250 hours sanding, polishing and waxing the exterior by hand to give it a mirror finish.
We’re big fans of Sharon aka lovablechevy’s portable console mods, so we were very happy when she pointed us to her latest creation. She crammed the Atari Flashback 2 – an Atari 2600 variant with 42 games built-in – inside a 2600 cartridge.
Most PC case mods are designed to make the computer more eye-catching, but Dr.Moddnstine’s custom built PC has young blood wrapped in old bones, specifically the case of a discarded 1995 IBM Aptiva.
It looks ancient from the outside, but open it up and it reveals a gaming-grade PC:
Console modder Ryan Fitzpatrick aka Platinum Fungi shares one of his latest creations. It’s a backlit Mega Man NES with a rusted and battle damaged look.
For this project Ryan teamed up with airbrush artist Noel McEwen and illustrator Gary Bedell, who made the kickass battle scene featuring Mega Man and Roll against several Robot Masters.
It may not be as cool as Iron Man’s transforming briefcase armor, but Jean-Luc Guillemette’s Case-Rap is still a cutting edge suitcase. This portable 3D printer is ready to print within seconds of unfolding.
Jean-Luc based the Case-Rap on the Mendel 90, one of the many spinoffs of the RepRap 3D printer.
Console modder MakoMod gave me a blast of nostalgia with this wonderful case mod. His PlayStation case mod features a scale model of Midgar, the technological pizza that Cloud, Barrett, Tifa and Aeris call home.
MakoMod made the case mod over an 8-month period.
Instructables member Mister M loves to convert old gadgets into their newer incarnations. For his latest project, he turned a 1981 Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR into a media center powered by the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to its tall boombox-like shape, Mister M was able to add a 15″ HD screen on the back of the VCR.
This Fallout 3 PC case mod is ridiculously authentic looking. I mean sure, it’s not as portable as a Pip-Boy 3000, but still – it’s a pretty beautiful piece of nerd created gear in honor of a fantastic game.
Out of all computers, the Raspberry Pi is most ripe for case mods because it’s tiny and doesn’t come with a case in the first place. We’ve seen a functional and a decorative case for the Linux computer.
deviantART member Zoki64 specializes in Nintendo 64 case mods. One of his latest creations is this TRON: Legacy-themed mod, complete with glow in the dark paint. I guess you could call it CLU – a console that lights up.
HardOCP forum member CrazyLefty modded his gaming PC’s tower to make a legendary item. He and his wife made it look like it came straight out of Borderlands 2. It’s brightly colored, filled with dents and grime and even has a cel-shaded look.
Time Lords and Ladies, UK-based PC supplier is now selling a high-end and officially licensed Doctor Who computer. Its aluminum case is designed to look like the TARDIS, meaning it looks like an old London police box.
Zachariah Perry Cruse aka Zim Props wowed us before with his Iron Man Xbox 360 mod. His latest masterpiece is based on the other leading Avenger, the Sentinel of Liberty, the Super Soldier, the – let’s see, what else does the Marvel Wiki say about him – Yeoman America?
I don’t think I need to elaborate on this one. It’s just an Xbox 360 with a case expertly modded with an Iron Man theme. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to brace myself for the deluge of “Where do I get one?”
We love a good retro case mod and nothing says retro like a Super Mario Bros. mushroom. This one comes from Etsy seller 8BitBuilder (who created the even more special Zelda PC case) and it is an awesome looking Super Mario Mushroom PC tower case mod that that looks like it is about to lift off like a rocket.