Stand back Gucci and Prada, Watermod's latest is a crocodile-skinned masterpiece
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may have been gold and black, but Mathieu Heredia's submission takes it a step further with a high-fashion inspired case mod complete with crocodile skin. Mathieu calls it the Watermod Gold 24k after the case's styling and the name of his
It may not be actual crocodile skin, but the gold and black crocodile vinyl covers most of the case's exterior as well as key bits of the interior. The promimant Watermod logo gives it that extra bit of flair that makes it stand right up there with the flashiest of Prada merchandise.
Based on the Cooler Master Cosmos SE, the Gold 24k features a rotated motherboard tray to better display the dual GTX 780s packed inside. Mathieu fabricated shrouds to cover the less interesting parts and even custom built a gold-colored front panel. Oh, and did we mention that the side panel is a custom creation? Those gold bolts aren't just for show, they're what keep the side panel affixed to the case along with a pair of hinges.
Hidden inside the case is a powerful rig. An Intel Core i7 3970X on an Asus X79 Deluxe with a whopping 32GB of DDR3 Kingston Beast memory, two Kingston HyperX 3K SSDs in Raid 0, and the two Zotac GTX 780s we mentioned earlier. It's all powered by a Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 PSU with the Neptune 280L all-in-one cooling loop for the CPU and matching Prolimatech MK26 Black Edition GPU coolers with customized Corsair Static Pressure fans.
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The front and side panels of the Gold 24k are fabulous. Covered in a well thought out mix of gold and black crocodile vinyl, the case oozes the sort of flashy design that many prominent fashion labels are known for.