As compared to others tech shows throughout the world, PC component is a big focus here at Computex Taipei. For majority of users out there, all those PC components need to be housed in an enclosure which is why PC case is a huge deal at Computex as well.
Some exhibitors here even feature modded PC cases as part of the attraction at their booth and means to showcase their products. So, here is a brief look at some of the impressive PC cases that we have seen during our brief time at Computex 2015.
There is no doubt that the most impressive PC case at ASUS booth this year is the ROG-certified IN WIN H-Tower (more on that later) but then again, the Harley Davidson-inspired ROG Hog by Ai-MASK is quite a big deal as well.
Apart from that, his other creation which is called Immortal and made from a Rimowa bag is also on display at the TUF section of ASUS booth alongside the Rockcrawler X99 by Alexander Hede. Not to forget, the ROG Maximus Command by Great B. W. is a sight to behold since it is made from Lego.
Most of the scratch build or modded cases out there are quite huge but there are some that are rather small and slim just like this particular spaceship shaped PC case that we spotted at Colorful’s booth. Interestingly, it is built with liquid cooling as well in such a slim case. However, I personally not able to extract much details from the description since I’m not able to read in Chinese, unfortunately
For this year’s Computex Taipei, the renowned PC case, hardware peripherals, and thermal-related products manufacturer chose to showcase the work by the winners of its recently concluded Case Mod World Series competition.
Representing the Scratch Build category is the impressive Tri-MAX Build by Mike Petereyns which is an aluminium all-in-one entertainment system while the Tower Mod winning case is a modification of Cooler Master CM690 II case by Modder CROW called Black Templars Mod and was inspired by Warhammer 40K.
Meanwhile, another impressive PC case that competed in the recent Cooler Master Mod World Series competition is also on display at Computex but instead of Cooler Master’s own booth, it is shown at GIGABYTE’s showcase area in Taipei 101.
Made by Maciel Barreto of Brazil, his Kruper Dog case that received the Rising Star award in the competition is quite a sight to behold. At the same time, GIGABYTE also showcased the equally impressive Chang Thai case by well-know case modder Suchao Prowphong from Thailand.
There are four custom cases at MSI booth and all of them are rather huge. One such case is called the MSI XPOWER Loader which was made by the well-known Hungarian modder duo, Soccer and BaluC. If you didn’t notice, the case was directly inspired by the Power Loader exoskeleton machine that is famously associated to Sigourney Weaver’s character in the Alien film series.
While the case is currently just a stagnant structure, the duo is working to add motorized moving parts on it for the upcoming Gamescom later this year. Soccer also has another case that is present at MSI’s booth which is in the form of a dragon – the symbol of MSI Gaming Series.
The third case that is on display at MSI’s booth is the MSI Nocturnal Hunter by Stefan Ulrich which was inspired by MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition motherboard. The fourth case on display at the booth was also made by Stefan and again, it was inspired by another MSI motherboard. For this particular case, it was the MSI HM97 ECO.
The Chang Thai case at GIGABYTE showcase area is not the only impressive case from Suchao Prowphong at this year’s Computex. The Thai case builder has two more awesome cases which are on display at Thermaltake booth.
The first case came in the shape of Thor’s hammer, the Mjolnir and is called Thermalthor while the second case is the gigantic Core X9 which was inspired by the Fast and Furious movie franchise as well as its main star, the late Paul Walker.
That pretty much explains the Ford Mustang theme throughout the case. There is also a Kingston HyperX-themed case by Marcus C. Vestergaard at the booth.
Okay, the IN WIN H-Tower might not be a scratch build or modded case but it is easy to see why it is one of the most talked about PC case at Computex this year: it is built with hydraulic arms that allow the chassis to be mechanically opened and closed in such an awesome fashion. Not only that, the movement can be controlled remotely through Android (and soon, iOS) app.
Here is the interesting part: you can actually purchase the case later this year. However, the price of the case has yet to be determined at this moment but obviously, it goes without saying that the price tag will most probably costs some serious damage to your wallet.
So, what do you think of these cases at Computex 2015? Do let us know if we have missed your favourite PC cases from the show floors of this year’s Computex by sharing them in the comment section below.