GIGABYTE’s very own Lego case mod steals the show at Computex

Taipei, Taiwan, June 2016, – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, had the pleasure of hosting some of the world’s top case modders, including one project done by GIGABYTE’s very own staff, at its suite in Taipei 101 during Computex 2016 – which wrapped up in early June.

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Case modding has grown in popularity over the past years. While it was once something that only die-hard enthusiasts had interests in, now many case modders sell their creations allowing anyone to own a customized PC case. This allows users to add another layer of personality to their PC, which simply would not be possible with a stock case from a major chassis manufacturer. These modders go all out to add additional flair by incorporating components like sensors, actuators, and motors so parts of the case or even the entire mod has the ability to move, similar to the mod GIGABYTE displayed from, Suchao Prowphonga, case modder from Thailand.

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While there were many innovative and creative case mods on display at GIGABYTE’s Computex 2016 suite, the highlight was no doubt the Ghostbusters themed casemod built by GIGABYTE’s very own Benny Shieh and Janus Yeh.

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This case mod was built with a retail Lego® Ghostbuster’s Fire hall set, with no stone left unturned the GIGABYTE team displayed their attention to detail by routing power to all the flood lamps and factory lights inside and outside the chassis and retrofitting each with LEDs, coating some to have a yellow tint. To demonstrate their creativity the GIGABYTE Modders mounted and attached the motherboard and all the other components solely through the use of Lego bricks alone showing users that they can leverage all the parts and blocks Lego® has.

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“Having all these case mods on display at the GIGABYTE Suite in 101 is extremely exciting for GIGABYTE, we value our products as masterpieces and now we can show that we are not the only ones that believe this,” said Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “Many artists have incorporated our motherboards into their works of art making it part of their masterpiece for the world to see.”

To further spark the interest as well as stimulate the case modding community GIGABYTE has made a tutorial video as well as a behind the scenes look at how this case mod was made, this video is available on GIGABYTE’s Motherboards and BRIX YouTube channel for all to see.

Every year GIGABYTE invites the world’s best case modders to display their work at the GIGABYTE suite. Next year it could be you! To apply, send a picture portfolio and brief write-up describing your design to your local GIGABYTE office.

 

About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.com for more information.