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DOOM BFG Case Mod

1993 was a DOOMtastic year



2019 brought another QuakeCon and another case mod that needed to be created for our booth for the US Case Modding Championship. Since this years QuakeCon was about DOOM Eternal, it was only natural that the case mod must be associated with the history of DOOM. After several thoughts and sketches, I decided that I would a DOOM case mod of the BFG (Big F***ing Gun) from the 1993 version of DOOM. EVGA was over-the-top with the sponsorship of the build and they supplied a DG-76 case, 2070 RTX GPU, PSU, Z390 motherboard, custom cables, and other misc pieces.

side views of the bfg 9000
Renders of what the BFG looks like from different angels

 

What I soon found out was that there are very few images of the BFG to be had. You get to see a side view of the DOOM BFG in the game, but after that, all you get to see is the normal overhead, down the barrel view in the game.  I took what I could find of side views I had found on the internet and the rest I had to create as how I thought it would look. I kind of liked this as it would give me some flexibility on the creativity of the build.

 

starting the DOOM BFG case mod
Trying to get an idea of how to use the all-glass side panel as a window for the DOOM BFG case mod

I once again turned to a medium that I thought would work well with this style of theme, foam poster board. With the 1993 DOOM BFG being pretty block style and of course needed to look like metal I thought that the foam board would be the right choice, and it was. Creating all the fins/bars of the barrel took a lot more time than I was hoping for as I had to glue together several pieces to get the right thicknesses. Plus I had to use thin poster board to cover the exposed foam on all the pieces to make it look the same for the final finish and painting.

Because the finished build was going to be bigger than case I needed to have a way to make it smaller for shipping. I designed the barrel part of the gun to be removable.

This is the part of building a case mod that really gets me going. At this point, you can really see the ideas take shape and start to look like what’s in my head.

Got to have water cooling and EKWB was awesome enough to supply all the products that were needed.

You will have to watch the video for the full build and final look at the DOOM BFG case mod.



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Dewayne Carel

Dewyane began in the case modding scene when it was just starting out many years ago. Shortly after that, he started Modders-Inc to help others learn how to create and have fun with PC case mods. He has created works for the likes of Bethesda, Cooler Master, ASUS, CPU Magazine, Razer, Zotac and more.

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