It’s been a while since we last talked about PC case-modding. It is undoubtedly a time and money consuming effort, and typically only the most weathered and hardcore PC junkies go down this road. Cooler Master, in attempting to bring back this very niche hobby, has recently announced that it is holding its very own PC modding tournament in the form of the Cooler Master Case Mod World Series tournament which encourages enthusiasts around the world to show off their PC modding abilities for not only bragging rights, but also cool prizes.

For the next couple of months, CHIP Malaysia will be posting up a series of these custom PC builds in conjunction with the Cooler Master Case Mod World Series tournament, as we are the official media of the competition.

One of the first entries we’ll be featuring this month actually comes from Malaysia. Hifuazi Khairul lives in a house where space is a precious commodity, and his current PC is taking up a fair bit of space on his study table. In entering the Cooler Master Case Mod World Series tournament, he is modding his PC case onto his table as a Scratch-build entry, which we think not only looks cool, but also helps him save up a lot of space on his table for other things like books and such.

 

Hizuafi's component specs are not to be scoffed at, as it features some pretty high end stuff

Hizuafi’s component specs are not to be scoffed at, as it features some pretty high end stuff

The table PC is still a work in progress, but Hizuafi has managed to get most of the hard parts down.

The table PC is still a work in progress, but Hizuafi has managed to get most of the hard parts down.

The next entry is by Grigoriadis Grigorios of Greece, who is looking to build a souped-up, water-cooled ITX gaming PC using not only high end components, but also parts that he has designed and printed himself with the help of a 3D printer. We’ve often seen modders build small gaming PCs, but adding liquid-cooling into the mix is quite uncommon, to say the least. Definitely one to look out for.

Grigoriadis Grigorios 3D-prints most of his casing himself, taking customisation to a whole new level

Grigoriadis Grigorios 3D-prints most of his casing himself, taking customisation to a whole new level

An initial look at what we can expect from Grigoriadis Grigorios's custom ITX PC

An initial look at what we can expect from Grigoriadis Grigorios’s custom ITX PC

If you’re a Superman fan, chances are, this build is going to intrigue you as MegaSkot from Novi Sad, Serbia is building his Man of Steel inspired PC from scratch. The casing panels, the screws and switches are either milled from the machine himself, or custom-made to order, to fit his ideal of the perfect Superman PC.

MegaSkot meanwhile, goes all steel with his Man of Steel PC build

MegaSkot meanwhile, goes all steel with his Man of Steel PC build

Andrew Lee, meanwhile is currently based in Malaysia, and his entry for the Mod World Series tournament is an acrylic-based futuristic-looking PC, with liquid-cooling loops passing inside the case itself. The idea sounds like it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but if it works out, we’ll definitely have a contender for one of the nicest-looking setup in this tournament.

A concept design of Andrew's futuristic ITX PC

A concept design of Andrew’s futuristic ITX PC

Andrew's watercooling loop looks pretty good so far

Andrew’s watercooling loop looks pretty good so far

 

For more information, check out the mod competition website at http://mod.coolermaster.com/.