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The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

There were a bunch of really cool looking PC mods at GamesCom in Cologne this year.

GamesCom 2009: Since it’s primarily a gaming event and not a hardware or modding show there’s not been a huge amount of case mods and scratch-builds on show at GamesCom in Cologne this year – but there have been a few.

That said, what few mods there were still high-quality and professionally built ones, some of which were nothing short of gorgeous. There were even a few mods that were still in production on the show floor though we weren’t able to get much info out of the people we spoke to thanks to the language barrier.

According to what we could find out though, many of the mods were at least built in conjunction with MAG Modding and DCMM, as well as the suspiciously named BT-CustomPC team (who are actually nothing to do with either bit-tech or Custom PC Magazine.

CPC readers might recognise this machine as Cosmos Dragon from Issue 71 of the mag - it started off as a Cooler Master Cosmos machine and has been extensively customised with pieces of Plexiglas. We'll be running a full write up of this mod here on bit-tech in the future, too.

Cosmos Dragon wasn't the only machine on show though - below we’ve got pictures of all the mods we saw, so take a look and let us know what you make of them in the forums.

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

The Mods of GamesCom

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Xir 20th August 2009, 12:48 Quote
...plastering something to the outside of a Scaleo shouln't count as a "Mod"...
If I sticky-tape a shoe to my pc, will I get a picture displayed here too? Sheesh...

Are you sure 2 and 8 are PC's at all? Wally's a cube, but nicely done.

Were they modding "Live"?
stoff3r 20th August 2009, 13:59 Quote
What is Scaleo X? anyway I like plastering of stuff outside sucky boxes, it takes the hard out of it :)
flibblesan 20th August 2009, 14:01 Quote
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as well as the suspiciously named BT-CustomPC team (who are actually nothing to do with either bit-tech or Custom PC Magazine).

lol. Better get the Dennis lawyers ready ;)
kylew 20th August 2009, 14:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
...plastering something to the outside of a Scaleo shouln't count as a "Mod"...
If I sticky-tape a shoe to my pc, will I get a picture displayed here too? Sheesh...

Are you sure 2 and 8 are PC's at all? Wally's a cube, but nicely done.

Were they modding "Live"?


Alternatively, most of these 'mods' shouldn't be called mods anyway, they're not modifications of anything. Most of the time they're scratch built yet they still call them mods? Bizarre!
Blademrk 20th August 2009, 14:26 Quote
is the Wall-E case one the same one that was shown in the forums last month?
Cobalt 20th August 2009, 15:35 Quote
I've seen a much better Wall-E case than that before. I though I saved the link but can't find it, probably on the laptop. This one need work on the paint.
aradreth 20th August 2009, 18:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cobalt
I've seen a much better Wall-E case than that before. I though I saved the link but can't find it, probably on the laptop. This one need work on the paint.
Do you mean this one?
knuck 20th August 2009, 19:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by aradreth
Do you mean this one?

ahhh I was thinking it looked better in my souvenirs
BioSniper 20th August 2009, 20:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by flibblesan
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as well as the suspiciously named BT-CustomPC team (who are actually nothing to do with either bit-tech or Custom PC Magazine).

lol. Better get the Dennis lawyers ready ;)

Amusing thing is their site uses a circular motif as well as a font which is pretty much the same. If it weren't for the colour scheme it'd be easy to assume affiliation.
HourBeforeDawn 20th August 2009, 20:58 Quote
okay the Wall-E computer looks awesome.
HourBeforeDawn 20th August 2009, 20:59 Quote
^^ correction I mean Game Cube >< - I would edit my post but the direct link to this in the forums is missing and Im to lazy to look for it.
xprodancer 21st August 2009, 03:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by aradreth
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Originally Posted by Cobalt
I've seen a much better Wall-E case than that before. I though I saved the link but can't find it, probably on the laptop. This one need work on the paint.
Do you mean this one?


i must say what a mod that is!!! that dude done realy well on the looks!!!! it was perfect!!!! i want it!!!
HourBeforeDawn 21st August 2009, 03:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by aradreth
Do you mean this one?

wow that is awesome, I would have installed web cameras in his eyes ^^
Xir 21st August 2009, 14:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by stoff3r
What is Scaleo X? anyway I like plastering of stuff outside sucky boxes, it takes the hard out of it :)

Well Scaleo is Siemens of Fujitsu-Siemens, right?
thechoozen 25th August 2009, 07:14 Quote
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What is Scaleo X?

its just the name of a pc series
In the last years the scaleo systems were used for the live modding segment, they are not really competing in the Mastership, they were just decorating the booth with them on the first days.
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Were they modding "Live"?

yes we have done live modding, 24 hours on the 3 days...but this year we used other cases.
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I've seen a much better Wall-E case than that before. I though I saved the link but can't find it, probably on the laptop. This one need work on the paint.

yeah our wall-e gets old over the time.....(but it is more than 1 year old....it has seen 4 exhibitions with nearly 1000000 people touching it :D...so its ok) but it is really no pc mod....but we have a special category on the Masterships here in Germany for modified CE Devices where our wall-e was competing in last year....this year it was just deco for the booth
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Originally Posted by flibblesan
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as well as the suspiciously named BT-CustomPC team (who are actually nothing to do with either bit-tech or Custom PC Magazine).


LOL , Never thought on that before....but it is funny....our Name BT-CustomPC.de - Custom Computer & Supplies --> just cames from BabeTech Custom Computer -> which is our old site which we already run for a lot of years :D:D
and by the way i always thought BIT-Tech.net will be spelled B I T and not just BT :D
Combatus 6th September 2009, 00:26 Quote
Cosmos Dragon looks better every time I see it! :)
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