Ever since hardcore gaming fans started building their own PCs, there has been a solid core of enthusiasts who have ditched the rule book and taken their PCs to new heights. These case modders keep the same guts inside the machine, but they go above and beyond in reshaping what happens on the outside. And at Computex in Taiwan, they were out in force.
There's no better way to destroy your enemies on the battlefield than to covert your PC into a tank, throw on some machine guns and let the metal do the talking. Sure, it mightn't help in-game, but you'll look cool!
If there's one thing that unites all the professional mods on the Computex floor, it's their cooling systems. And while a few fans (or six) can play a part, there's nothing quite like liquid cooling -- especially when it comes to looking cool as well as keeping hardware from overheating.
Recreating Ghostbusters HQ in perfect detail, right down to the Ecto-1 parked out the front, this lego mod was one of the standouts of the show. We really, really wish it was actually slime cooled, but that might have melted the plastic.
This open-air chassis from D-Frame shows just what a difference the hardware makes. A fairly bare-bones structure on its own, the frame becomes a whole new machine depending on how you fit it out inside.
While it's technically not kitted out with PC hardware, we'll give this Cooler Master case mod a pass cause we have a soft spot for Lego! Clear a few of those minifigs out and you've got yourself plenty of space for a CPU and graphics card.
With all the action up front and all the ports around the back, you wouldn't know that this futuristic green and black space machine on show at Gigabyte was actually a PC boasting an Intel Core i7 processor and Geforce GTX graphics card.
If you've never seen a car play soccer, then you'll really need to start playing Rocket League. And what better machine to do it on than this one, which comes with wheels on the base -- very in keeping with the Rocket League theme.