Regardless of what your feelings are about the current state of Star Wars — and George Lucas as a filmmaker — there’s no question that the movies have inspired some amazing levels of creativity in their fans over the years. And while I previously thought the CAT-AT would reign supreme as the most badass bit of do-it-yourself Star Wars badassery, some serious competition has arrived on the scene in the form of this truly epic PC case mod.
The mod is the work of a dude who goes by Asphiax, and you he’s documented the build extensively over at his blog. As you can probably tell if you grew up in the ’80s, he used a Hasbro AT-AT toy as the starting point, then filled the guts with all the bells and whistles and gizmos that, in the words of the Pakleds, make the computer go. For those of you who want more detail than that, the mod includes:
…a Zotax Z68 Mini ITX mobo inside with an Intel Core i7-2600K CPU, a Sapphire 6870 GPU and 8GB of RAM … The system is cooled by Koolance 370 CPU and mosfet waterblocks along with a Heatkiller NB/SB waterblock, and XSPC pump, 2 x 240 radiators, 4 x 120mm Enermax Fans, and controlled by a Scythe Mediabay.
Not being a hardware guy, all I can say about that is that it all sounds very impressive. And while I may not be able to appreciate it on the same level as you folks who build PCs in your spare time, I can still sit back and bathe in its awesome, orange glow. Nicely done, Asphiax.