This Viking PC case build is prepared to enter Valhalla

Featuring Norse knotwork, a tree of life, and a bearded 3D Viking head model, this be quiet! Pure Base 500 case mod would suit Ragnar Lothbrok perfectly.

Viking PC build

Give this PC a sword and invite it to feast at the table with Odin. We love the work that’s gone into this Viking PC build, which incorporates 3D clay modeling, spray painting, and vinyl cutting techniques to create a case mod that’s covered in knotwork designs, and also features a superbly-modeled 3D face.

Custom PC has been celebrating the best PC builds since 2003, and our Facebook group has over 390,000 members. We’ve seen many custom gaming PCs, from case mods to scratch builds. Here we take a look at this Viking PC case mod by Custom PC Facebook community member, Pavel Virozub.

Although it’s now practically unrecognizable as a standard PC case, Pavel tells us that this Viking PC build started life as a black be quiet! Pure Base 500. Transforming it into a piece of Viking artwork was quite an undertaking, involving extensive work on the chassis, which had to be completely de-riveted and dismantled in order to divide into its separate parts.

Viking PC beard

The distinctive face on the front, which reminds us of Eivor from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, was molded by hand out of clay, with picks used to create the lines in the beard, and the contours in the skin. This was then cast in polyurethane resin to create the finished, solid sculpture for the case. It’s masterfully done, and the end result was then painted black and highlighted in white to create the final result.

It’s flanked in either side by two angular knotwork patterns, which become dragon heads at the top, not unlike longboat figureheads. These were created with spray paint and stencils, with the latter being cut out with a Silhouette cutting machine.

Viking PC build

The same also goes for the tree of life design on the side panel, which is surrounded by a knotwork ring. Meanwhile, the case itself has been painted from head to toe, inside and out, first with primer and then with beige spray paint.

Viking PC build

Even the PSU cover has been given the Viking treatment, with a fine-looking shield in the middle, and more knotwork patterns on either side of it. It’s a very clean paint job, with Pavel making great use of his stencils. Likewise, the power button has been masked off and painted, and there’s another knotwork pattern above the case’s front panel.

Viking PC build PSU cover

Of course, once it was all painted, Pavel then had to rivet the case back together – it’s clearly been a lot of work, but the result looks brilliant. The knotwork patterns and tree of life look clean and crisp, and the resin face on the front looks like it’s looking into your soul with its dead eyes.

Viking PC build

If you’re interested in spray painting with stencils made from a cutting machine, as Pavel has done here, make sure you read our guide on how to make spray paint stencils to give you a grounding in the basics. It’s also well worth reading our guide on how to paint your PC case before you start shaking the spray cans.

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