One of the things I admire most about Fallout Fandom is how many creative and incredibly talented cosplayers, artists and mothers are in society. Their passion for this specific fictional apocalypse is immense and I hope to join one's ranks one day. But until then I'm happy just playing the games. With Fallout 76 beta as officially just started and the actual release just around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite Fallout casemodus and rig that I've overcome over the years.  Made with real rusted steel
At the top of the list comes one that we wrote about a few years ago as part of the Maximum PC Series "Rig of the Month" . BSMods created this Fallout 4-themed system before the game was officially launched in 201
A small paint goes far
This next custom rig was recently written earlier this month by Desireecosplay at Imgur . Using a Fractal Design FD-CA-BU-W focus case, Desiree gave it a custom paint job using stencils, complete with the Vault Tech logo on the front and blue and yellow themed colors. The stone patterns in stretch, yellow lighting and the Pip Boy mascot inside the case draw the whole look together in a simple and subtle way, a great example of how creative you can get with a $ 70 case and a small acrylic paint.
Cold War Vibes
This I came across on a seemingly left blog from a 2013 post . Could not find much information about the author of this case against (the dangers of going down the Pinterest bunny hole), except that it was part of the Geeked-out Ripten Showcase. This case is a compact version of the TV sets for furniture in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Philco Television or RCA Victor. While the rounded side panels give the matter a less beautiful appearance than the turn of the century, the entire unit is enclosed with wooden panels. The cross stitch under the screen, where nobs would normally go, completes the retro stethoscope. It makes me miss grandma's old TV that lasted over 50 years before it finally broke.
Gray and grit
Dewayne "Americanfreak" Carel debuted its first Fallout modded case at Modders Inc. back in 2014. Using a Thermaltake s41 Urban case and inspiration from some of the Checkout stations in Fallout 3, he definitely went out to capture the post-Apocalyptic 1950s. He also documented his step-by-step modeling process, from using paper to create a template of terminal frame design and scouring eBay for analog gauges, to create a rusting effect with paint and hair spray. This is not just modding, it's artistry. Dewayne's work was so popular that it was a feature of Nvidia's Fallout 4 Radiation Check Contest by 2015 and they asked him to create another for Fallout 4.
Pod in the vault
]] Dewayne's second Fallout case focused on a more or less untouched Fallout look. Based on the decontamination bars, one side of the case has a sterile, medical vibe and scary red letters that say "clear." The other side has a vault 111 door in the form of a giant toothbrush, dyed in dull yellow and brown. He again shared his design process on Modders Inc ., Most of the time consisted of close-up imagery, but in an interview with with Nvidia he drew himself into specifications, such as targeted Design the case with smaller accessories, so it would be possible to be sent long distances without being damaged. With Fallout 76's release date right around the corner, may he possibly do another?
This slim, bright fashion comes straight from Corsair User Forums . A fashion of the name Alex built this beautiful, liquid-cooled system, lovingly called the Vault Boy, by 2015 using a Bitfenix Prodigy case and White DarkSide Connect LED strips from DazMode. He has also individually sleeved each cable in blue and yellow to match the entire color scheme and used clear acrylic panels all the way around, so each piece of this rig can be thoroughly enjoyed. He even beat the Pip Boy mascot on the reservoir to a good target, making this custom rig one of the most fictional brand conscious of all of them.
It's not garbage, it's art
This special case is a part Nuka Cola machine, part radiator, share a whole lot of others, cool Fallout 4 things from ZenModz . Originally started with a Silverstone FT02 case, a user of the same as Zenator details his 2014 build on the Overclockers forum, having created many of the components from scratch. The rusted steel that gives a nice view of the inner hardware was made of acrylic panel, shaped and airbrushed to a hyperrealistic look. This is one of my favorites just for the super gritty feeling and general attention to detail the muddy put in their case. As a commentator pointed out, my mother would probably try to throw it in garbage too if she saw it too. "No, mom! It's going to look like it will give you tetanus!"
Reinventing 40 Years Tech
My last and last pick comes from YouTuber Post Apocalyptic Inventor which combined a 2013- computer and a 1973 CRT TV to make this crazy, truly customizable Fallout case. If you're the kind of person who loves to take old machines and put them back together, then this is the building for you. While mentioning some things about repairing and rewiring the older parts, the exact how-tos are not a focus in this video, but rather on the building itself. He takes an "average, boring, soulless, run-of-the-mill cheapo" case, cannibalizes his parts, draws on CRT TV, and Dr. Frankenstein is on his way to some retromoderm goodness. It's definitely one of the more creative Fallout buildings I've seen in recent times.
Do you have your own favorite Fallout case against what you want to share, or maybe you've built yourself? Let us know in the comments!