How can you Make It Yours if you don’t know what you’re doing? This ever growing library of resources will help teach you the skills needed to make the next mod of the month. Whether you’re just starting out or an established modder with multiple sponsors, this space is here to help you.
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That Perfect Finish
Creativity drives us to be different. Or does it? Does our mind realize that we are being creative, or is this just normality, outside the norm of what people consider normal?
To put it simply, spray paint is a pressurized can filled with paint and solvent. Certain plastics and rubbers will dissolve in these solvents, meaning spray paints can sometimes unexpectedly ruin your materials.
It can be hard to find the perfect spray paint for your case, and confounding caps certainly don’t help. For example, look at this comparison of a Rust-oleum lid next to a cap painted with its contents.
Sixteen different vibrant colors in order to illuminate and bring any computer work space to life. The Computer LED Light Strip can be easily applied to most hardware and customized to fit a user’s needs and mood.
We’ve come a long way from ye olde flickering neon tubes. Now we’ve got LED strips that are brighter, turn on faster, conform better to your case, and can cycle through all the colors of the RGB spectrum—automatically or by remote! So in a single afternoon you can go from dim, fragile bulbs that make your rig look like something out of of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation to one that would’ve been right at home at the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
When working with acrylic you will quickly find that not all acrylic is created equally. Without going in-depth into types of acrylic, I will simply comment that different forms of acrylic can be easier to work with, and in turn yield better results.
This trick is nothing new, but it is a much elegant approach than the classic, “Jam a paper clip into the green line and ground line to jolt the PSU!” What exactly am I talking about? Well that’s simple my friends!
No one builds PC cases like Red Harbinger. Don’t take it from us - have a look for yourself. Even calling them mere cases seems understated, almost disrespectful. They’re more like thrones upon which your components can regard the rest of the world’s rigs with detached pity. But that doesn’t mean that they’re hands-off affairs.
I finally got to do a part of a case mod that I have always wanted to do the most, creating a rust effect. I know that some can make it by being a master of the airbrush – which I am not- or using stuff from the local craft store.
High speed cutting tools are powerful staples of fabrication and modding, and require equally effective safety equipment. Ceramic cutting wheels can shatter in an instant, and cutting metal or plastic throws out a spray of eyeball-injuring particles. Wearing safety glasses or a face shield is a must.
Strong, reliable work light is an absolute must if you want to be a modder. Most residential lighting simply isn’t bright enough to see small details and imperfections in your work. Fortunately, it’s easy and cheap to outfit your work area with strong, direct light.
For those of you that want to take your case mod to the next level you will need to make sure that you wiring is the best it can be. There are different ways to get the end results but you need to make sure that you have the correct tools.
Like a car mechanic, a do-it-yourself PC gamer isn’t much good without the proper tools; you wouldn’t want to tighten those screws that hold your GPU to the case with your fingers, after all. That’s why we created the ultimate list of tools that’ll keep you covered under almost any situation (even on the go).
Everybody digs a gaming rig with a slick custom chassis. But if you pop open the panel and cabling guts tumble forth like something out of an HR Giger nightmare, you’ve got a problem. Your components deserve better.