© Ali Abbas (alias Alan-Lee) 2015
Projects Page One
The Wooden Warlock, my first really well known project, won Bronze at the International Deutsche Casemod Championship in 2010.
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2010
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Woodstock II was a totaly new concept in 2010 when notebooks and mini computers were still not very cheap. I call it a swing back. The whole computer is actually behind the Monitor.
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2011
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2011
Phenom VS: Venom was my idea of a Venom themed PC with an AMD Phenom Processor. It won Silver at the DCMM as best Casemod in 2011.
Projects, page one of  TWO Over the years, I have made many projects of which I would like to show you some. Starting chronologically from 2010 onwards. Please scroll to the bottom for the most recent ones. You will find various videos, interviews and other information on the Media page.
2011
Hell Rider, 24 Hour Challenge Mod, The kick off mod which was the first Golden trophy we won. In a way the whole Casemodding addcition started with the Wooden Warlock, but really kicked off after winning gold with this 24 hour live mod. Yes, thats right, we built this fire spitting, fog breathing monster in just 24 hours. I founded a team named Modding Maniacs and took Johannes Loew, a modding mate friend of mine on board.
PC-Reforged is certainly one of my favourites and I have also use it as my Logo. It won 3rd Place at the International Coolermaster Casemod Contest. With this Case I have tried my best to pay tribute to the two letters that have changed the world. "P" and "C". "PC-Reforged" is the result of ca. 4 months of work and many mind boggling hours of carpentry hurdles.
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T-VIRUS is my first CE-Mod to enter the DCMM and I won 2nd Place with it. Its entirely made of wood. The T-Virus is almost 100% up and recycled parts machine, while constraining myself to the very modest budget of my pocket.
2011
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2012
The Wicked Widow Set Keyboard and Mouse Won 1rst Place at the 2012 WMI Input Devices Modding Contest and of course won the Vice Champion Title at the DCMM 2012 too. I love this style.The set consists of a keyboard, a mouse pad and a pen, all in the black widow style.
2012
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2012
RENEGADE, The Public Enemy was not just my first gold in Casemodding but also won the Electro-Mechanics category called “cases on the move” at the 2012 DCMM. 1500 Hours of work were all worth it. I finally won the DCMM in my favourite categorie (next to Casecon) with not just one but two Gold trophies. This was my most intense creative build till 2012 so far with so many features and motorised parts that even I forget and stare in wonder when I step back and take a glance at it again. My mods are usually feminine, but this one is definitely a Masculine son of a gun. This one depicts a Rebel Fortress, Armoured Vehicle and totally self sufficient PC all in one. Self sufficient because it needs only one single power cord, all the imaginable hardware is hosted in the case, not just the PC itself.
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2012
The Black Widow won the DCMM as best Scratch build, also known as casecon in 2012. After making the Elegant PC Reforged and Scary Phenom VS: Venom, I wanted to capture both the Elegance as well as the scariness and combine them together in this one.
WDHC, or Western Digital, Hotcase Critical won silver at the 2012 DCMM in the 24hour modding challenge. Wild west meets massive Hard-Disk all rolled into one and burnt till it smoked the hall out. This Case was built by my team mate Johannes Loew and myself in just 20 instead of 24 hours for the 24 hour modding challenge at the DCMM 2012 because Johannes was unforntunately sick in between,
2013
D.C.M.M, COLOSSUS. World Record Casemod, and 2 x DCMM winner with silver for best casemod and silver for most spectacular casemod. Apart from that it also won the thrid place at the 2014 International Coolermaster Casemod contest. May I introduce, World Record  build called D.C.M.M, COLOSSUS derived from Die Case Mod Mouse.“Die” of course meaning “The” in German, and the Colossus Statue of Rhodes built and destroyed round about 250 yeard BC. As big as an average Lawn mower, the D.C.M.M. Colossus is not just a spectacular fully functional mouse, but also a full fledge computer. When you move the whole case then you can see the cursor moving on a screen because of course, its a mouse too. Also because the cursor it moves is generated by itself, as the PC is in its own Hold. And its a world Record.The Worlds Largest fully functional PC Mouse This build is quite surely something that has never been done before.
2013
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WORLD RECORD
E-RIP won 2 Bronze trophies at the 2013 DCMM for most spectacular and also for best 24 hour modding challenge mod. Once again, like by most of the 24 hour mods, we dont have many photos, sorry for that. The DCMM supplied us with a theme this time. We made this case themed to the SAT1-Pro7 TV Station computer game called Planetside2. Its a huge Turret gun which has a gatlin gun mounted on top which rotates when triggered.
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2013-2015
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2014-2016
SAMURAI SACRILEGIUM won silver at the DCMM in 2014, after also taking part in 2013. It also won Silver at the 2015 Modding Masters too, so its victory run was span accross 2013 till 2015. In 2013 it wasnt quite finished. But I am more than happy that it made its mark a year afterwards. As far as japanese disciplin is concerned, we europeans could do with a bit of it and I love the samurai honorable way of life even though some of it is hard to understand. The whole build reminds us of a Japanese Gate bow. The speakers are hidden on both side behind the nippon windows and the keyboard can be electro mechanically concealed and revealed in the water color replicated crate base. On the top front one finds a camera which can also be hidden and shown by switching the servo motor via the control in the battle fan under the screen. It makes the top helmet chin guard drive up and down to conceal the camera when not wanted. It even comes fully equipped with a bokken I made. A bokken is ajapanese practising wooden sword which is in this case also a massive USB key. Its hidden in the handle and can be pulled out if needed, and of course only if you know its there. This is an all in one PC and also one of my favourites themes.
Buccaneer Bay won Gold at the 2014 WMI CE Modding competition. and finally went to the DCMM as a CE Mod and won Silver in 2016. It all started off with the Hard disk case which i modified into this treasure chest which is now a full fledge external HDD with USB hub, a DVD-RW burner as well as a card reader all in pirate chest style. even the hinges and clasp system was all made by hand myself.
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2014-2015
The Swerver Server was just a show mod which I made for the DCMM in 2011. Apart from being the one of the largest Internet solution-providersin Germany, Aixit is the main sponsor of the International GermanCasemod Championship. Special Thanks go to Holger Grauer for initiating this build. I had only 12 days for this one.
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2014
THE DARK KNIGHT, won the DCMM as best casemod in 2014, as well as the Modding masters too with 2x gold for most spectacular and best casemod. Apart from that it also made 2nd place at the annual Coolermaster Casemod competition in 2015. It was more than covered as one of the best mods ever in various magazines and the media. It was certainly another theme I really enjoyed making. and in witch I delved and did some realy extreme detail work. The idea was, what would Batman`s alais Bruce Waynes Server look like if he had one. It comes fully equipped with all the elements we know from the Dark Knight Film Series and a board scope as a webcam which can do a 360° turn and record 7 hours of HD Video nonstop.
Valhalla, The Viking Sky, won 2 bronze at the DCMM in 2014 for best CE-Mod and best Sky Reciever Mod. This 2nd category was a one time special by the DCMM. I clad the whole reciever in a Viking stash crate look and made some metal fitting looking parts to decorate teh whole build. Littele did I know then that this build was to lead me up to the most successful build ever at the DCMM in 2015. Yes it actually inpired me to build an ever more realistic Viking theme mod which came a year after and swept away all the gold possible. But back to thios one, its consists of a SKY reciever and SKY HDD recorder.. Its all stained in printer ink. Was fun to make and was finished in about 40 to 50 hours.
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2014
The Titan Task Force, won bronze place at the DCMM in 2014 as best 24 hour challenge mod. It sound funny but we actually turned a wheel barrow upside down and packed the PC case and hardware into it. We had a theme given again by the DCMM which said we were to head to Titan and secure the resources, So we made a spaceship gun type of mod which when titlted and pitched and yawed moved the little spaceship on its screen up, down, left and right and one could play the game by shooting at the asteroids and opponent space ships. Was one hell of a fun build which really sparked me off into thinking I will certainly build a better one one day with more time at hand. Unfortunately it does not exist anymore, because it all broke apart in the transoprt back when it fell. So I salvaged the Hardware for the further build and the wheel barrow became a flower pot in our garden. From Titan to the green in Schwabach, now isnt that a Karmatical change. Once again, just like all the 24 hour build, I dont have many good photos. Long Live The Titan Task Force, they will return.
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2014-2015
Mouse in a mouse, was a project I made for a friend of mine who ids a Vet. He had just decorated his clinic all in white and asked if I could make him a white PC mouse which would match. The only condition was, it should also look more like a mouse and have the coming out of the back like a real mouse. The tail of course being the USB wire in this case. I made a plexi vacuum to accomplish the ergonomic little shape of this one and am actually quite happy how it turned out because I hadnt vacuumed yet with my new self made vacuum gadjet. It is really recognisable as a mouse and has ears as buttons and its typical mouse shape, while still being a very nice clinically visible as a white mouse. Please notice the dog (who was also a patient there) its not really sure what to think about this new type of creature which may also sit on the doctors desk. A really iconic sight. Talk about “Encounters of the third kind” :-)
2014-2015
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The 67th Brigade, my fire fighter computer won not only the DCMM in 2015 and defended my title of 2014, but also won silver at the Modding Masters in 2015. It also picked up silver at the WMI Casemodding Competition in 2014 before hand, even though it wasnt quite finished then. In this case it was all about those brave men and their great old as well as new technology look. I wanted a lot of chrome, copper, aluminium, black and red, as well as gold leaf elements and typical recognisable elements from the old coaches as well as new fire engines just like in the picture left. I made a hydrant on-off switch in the front and a truck grill holding the fan there too. It has a siren system which also themes as the chassis intrusion if opened with out permission. It has extra fans which turned on move the rain caps on the chrome exhaust pipes as well as typical fire brigade slide poles too. It certainly has a thousand more features worth mentioning as alway, so head along to the WMI forum to see them all. The thing that made me happy the most was that it defended my DARK KNIGHT casemod title set in 2014. Thats something special. Hail to The 67th Brigade, and all those brave men who risk their lives for us every where and every day.
2014-2015
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ROGUE, (the republic of gamers ROG G20 Mod) won Silver at the french ASUS Modding Build off, themed as Pimp my gear. 12 International modders had approx. 30 hours to change an ASUS computer into a piece of art. After making the Dark Knight I decided to try my best in the given time to make something similar, of course on a much smaller scale. It has a board camera camoflaged as a sight scope and is fully equipped with two side speakers in the base I made. It was really a race against the clock to get this one finished and with more time it would be even better. Nevertheless considering the time we had, I am more than satisfied with the result. It looks stealthy and batman lethal too. It has that vertain cutting endge dangerous look and is wprthy of its hard core name THE ROGUE, which stands for “Republic Of Gamers, Under Estimated”. I really enjoy such masculine themes a lot and once I have bitten my teech deep into them then these are the kind of results I like. not bad for a 30 hour mod, eh? R.O.G.U.E.
2014-2015
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The Dark Knight Stalagmite and Nanite won silver at the WMI CE modding competition I recieved an SSD and a 2.5” Case from WMI and turned them into a DK Keyboard with USB ports, a card reader, a Dark Knight tumbler style mouse, a quick slot SSD docking station and SSD cover and the whole build has a cloud function too. One can save files directly to the keyboard when the transformer is connected. I even made amousepad for the sake of completion and it probably just a matter of time till the Dark Knight also claims a monitor from me. Its all lit up with base blue leds too. I love this theme and it was really fun making it. Its so stealthy and lethal looking. And most of all, it looks great when set up in combination with The Dark Knight Casemod
2015
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The Insanity In The Vanity Of Fear, or just plain FEAR, won silver at the annual Hardwareluxx casemod contest. With this case I am addressing all those who live in fear and who keep criticising my Art for the themes I build. They see Art as Satanic. May I remind all them that art never killed anyone, but the kind of things they say and do does. Religion added to politics and personal interests, all whipped up in the pot and mixed up with media and ignroance driven fear, get people hurt, killed and breaks up families, starts wars and brings about mass destruction. My art doesnt. for all those who believe to know, I rather know what to believe and am certainly not going to live the way you do, in fear and naming and pointing fingers at something harmless and declaring it is evil. Thats ignorance and tolerance clad in fear. Evil deeds and intentions alone are enough to make some thing or some one or their actions evil. I am certainly not an angel, but I have derived an all deciding rule upon which I abide. “if something  hurts someone or harms someone, then its wrong. simple, period. My art and my passion to build whatever I like never hurt anyone. That is the insanity in the vanity of FEAR. And fear is indeed the only enemy we really have in life. This one is for all those who preach Fear.
2015
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Ragnars Revenge, the Viking Computer won 3 gold trophies at the DCMM making it the most successfull case ever to take part in the history of the German case modding championship. It won as best scratch build, best electro-mechanics (cases on the move) and for most spectacular too. I really loved building this one. For the first time I didnt try to hide the mechanics of the opeing doors and swinging out screen or camera etc.. I wanted it be driven electrically but to look as if it had just appeared from between the years 790 till 1066. The Viking technology of that period was mind blowing and I wanted to capture exactly that mechanical pre middle age to middle aged look. I stained it all brown, then used my airbrush with printer ink to dirty it all down in black after sanding it too to get that worn out weather beaten look. The doors close in on it on both side cladding it in those curved Viking stash cases and the drawer bridge mechnical Viking helmet lifter reveals or conceals the camera behind it. The monitor can be servo driven out when the case is opened and the whole build is clad in a very Viking planked medieval look which really makes it look as if its over a thousand years old. I love this build and am really really proud of it. It ruled this year all the way. I simply cannot mention all the great details, so head on to the forum and check out the work log to see how this spectacular mod was made.
2015
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Amazing Grace won Silver and Bronze at the DCMM for Germany`s best beauty case and 24 hour modding challnge. The DCMM gave us the theme of making something feminine so that was a hard change this time. However I am more than happy with the result. We made dressing table with a PC in its drawer and speakers in the side cabinats. You cannot see at all that it has any hardware at all untill you turn the drawer handle. Then the PC lights up under the glass cut out top, the moniotr screen appears behind what is otherwise just a shiny mirror and the whole computer runs up and awaits your log in. If you should suddenly not want the screen and would rather have a morror again in the dressing tbale mod, then just turn the drawer handle the other way and the screen turns off and you have amirror again.
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2015
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ASUS  R.O.G.P.O.D. Power on demand. I made this build for the Asus IFA press conference in Berlin 2015. Asus gave me all then freedom I needed to set the sent Hardware in scene. It was all about the new color scheme of the ASUS Republic Of Gamers series and thats why I decided to make a type of a throne. Instead of the typical wll known red and black theme they usually had, this time they were using a coppery gloden color on black and grey. I decided to feature the sent hardware by making a type of throne and tilting the whole scratch build approx. 30 to 40° towrdas the front. Lit up in Bernstein orangy Yellow leds and plated in the typical stealthy ROG style really set everything off. It consists opf really stat of the art gamers hardware so when you turn it on, you really get a lot of gaming power. Thats why I decided to call it the P.O.D. or Power On Demand. It was presented on the 2nd of September in Berlin at the ASUS IFA presentations and really made waves. All in all I only had about 2 weeks to build it, but am more than happy as well as surprised what I managed to make in such short notice and time. You will find videos and the whole presentation event on the media page.
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2016
First UK Modding Trophy P.O.D. II, THE STRONGHOLD I made this build for the first UK modding trophy in 2016 and made third place. Like the POD I. Its all about presenting the hardware and an open system. In this case though, It is water cooled.
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