WCG 2005: European Case Modding Show

Written by Gert Swolfs

May 4, 2005 // 1:32 p.m.

Tags: #casemod #case-modding #cebit-2005 #european #hypercube #wcg

Companies: #cebit

Name: Maico Bensin
Nickname: MaicoX
Country:Germany
Age: 36
Occupation: Editor of PC MaX

WCG 2005: European Case Modding Show Alienmod by MaicoX

Project Name: Alienmod by MaicoX
Build time: 9 months, 800-1000 hours
Materials used: fibreglass, acrylic, modeling mass
Website: PC MaX


bit-tech: How long have you been involved in Modding? Have you made any cases before this one?
MaicoX:
I started modding in 1999, and to date I have made 7 cases in total, such as Crash Box

bit-tech: What inspired you to make this particular case?
MaicoX: I wanted to make a different and unique casemod. I knew the (Alien) films and at that time I was the first one to make an Alien-mod. So I decided to try it on.

bit-tech: Tell us more about this case: what makes it special? What are its unique features?
MaicoX: It has a VIA Mini ATX M10000 mobo with a 40 GB Samsung hard disk , 256mb Samsung RAM and a slimline CDROM from eBay. The case is water-cooled (Alphacool) and all the teeth are handmade with modeling material; the head is made out of 14 layers of fibreglass. The painting was done with an airbrush with two component water-based paint (like car paint)

WCG 2005: European Case Modding Show Alienmod by MaicoX WCG 2005: European Case Modding Show Alienmod by MaicoX


bit-tech: How did you get to Cebit 2005? How were you selected for this competition?
MaicoX:
I got an email from Werner Bastian, asking me to compete in the contest

bit-tech: What is your prediction for this competition: name your Top 3
MaicoX:
<ol><li>Coldfusion</li><li>BS-601</li><li>DOOM3</li></ol>bit-tech: What plans do you have for the future?
MaicoX: I am making a HTPC passively cooled with aluminum - no coolers whatsoever.

bit-tech: And finally, what is your favourite Case Mod / Modder of all time?
MaicoX: Space Con, by Alexander Siener

WCG 2005: European Case Modding Show Alienmod by MaicoX WCG 2005: European Case Modding Show Alienmod by MaicoX
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