In April, we took a look at a case mod that traveled back in time for inspiration, aping the look of Mayan temples from Mexico. For the month of June, we’re going back even further to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
From modder Asphiax, we have the Imperial AT-AT case mod, which takes the innovative step of shoving a computer in to something that wasn’t originally a case. Instead, he took an AT-AT toy and stuffed it full of the guts of a computer. There are two versions of the AT-AT toy from Hasbro, and from what we can tell, Asphiax used the newer version that came out in 2010.
How big is this bad boy? The new AT-AT toy measures in at 24-inches tall, about 28-inches long, and 12 inches wide. To be honest, we’re half jealous that he even has the AT-AT toy — the thing looks awesome.
Inside of the AT-AT, you’re looking an Intel Core i7-2600K CPU, 8 gigs of RAM, a Sapphire 6870 video card, and some glowing red cold cathodes. Asphiax took a ton of pictures of his process, which are equally as interesting to look at, especially considering all the wiring he had to do to get the parts to fit inside of the toy. He doesn’t specifically mention it in his posts, but not all of the parts are in the toy itself. If you look at the stand you can see fans on the front and back corners. From what we could tell from his build log, Asphiax put the power, fans, and light controls in the base, with more of the boards and cards actually inserted into the toy itself.
Either way, this is an impressive mod that totally ups belongs in the Imperial Empire.
Photos via Asphiax.