Case mods..?

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  1. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    Should've made this thread here in the first place (screw teh main forum) :rolleyes:.

    I'm looking to change out some of the cables in my tower for some colored ones. But before I start spending money I need to confirm what I'll need. All I have for lighting right now is a couple fans with blue leds and a 12" cold cathode light (that I dont use). I'll probably be swapping out the power supply with this one soon but would I need a black light to get UV cables to "glow"? Right now everything is a mess.. I could use some suggestions as to what specific parts I'd need to clean it all up.. :hsd:
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    Yes, I know case lights are rice and Intel Inside stickers won't make it faster; anyone that needs to crack jokes please reference this thread (link). :rolleyes:
     
  2. kingtoad

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    Well, I grew out of all that case ricing shit, but years ago when I did was into it I probably would have done several things to your case.

    I chose an "anodized" blue theme, which fit my anodized blue waterblock perfectly. After that I took off my old chipset cooler and replaced it with an anodized blue chipset cooler which was manufactuered by Zalman. I also did it with my video card (Both GPU and CPU were watercooled). I used blue tubing for watercooling.

    I bought Nylon sleeves and heat shrink and started stuffing all the unnecessary wires I don't use in in the nylon sleeves, and heatshrink the ends of them. It came out pretty cool.

    I took out my IDE cables and replaced theme with rounded UV reactive cables. In result, my case looked pretty clean, no wires showing and what did show was a slick blue them. With my anodized blue cooling, blue tubing, blue sleeves/black heatshrink it came out pretty nice.

    I bought two 12" cold cathodes, and velcro'd them to the side of my case, so you can't see them, underneath the window kit (which I regret making) and to the left of the window kit.

    I also modded a 120mm hole into the top of my case for an additional exhaust fan. I also modded a window kit on my side panel. Additionally, I modded an empty floppy bay and used it as the device that controls my lights.

    I also bought a new power button which when turned gives off a blue UV reactive light.

    When the lights turned off, all the blue tubing in my case glowed with the excpetion of the black heat shrink that I had at the end of my nylon tubes. Light was going through the 120mm on top of the case I modded which gave it a decent effect as well.

    All in all, it was a succesful mod that took a couple months of gradual work to complete. I look back at it now and ask myself what I was thinking. It's a waste of time, energy, and money. I don't really care for the looks of my computer anymore, overtime the nylon came off as well as a few other things, all I have in there now is my original blue watercooled tubing, anodized blue heatsink and waterblock, with my UV reactive rounded IDE cables.

    I'm going to be building a new computer soon and it will have zero mods. :hs:
     
  3. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    case rice = teh no.

    Just clean up the wiring imo, try to hit as much of it as possible. I think that will make look it a lot better.
     
  4. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    You're too late :fawkd:.

    Already placed an order for some UV green IDE cables (round); a new power supply with uv green sleeves and blue led fans, and 2 cold cathode black lights from NewEgg.

    Also real soundcard and logitech Speakers :o
     
  5. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    I don't think I'll be cutting holes into anything (yet).. right now I just wanted to get everything inside looking better since the window on my case is pretty large. I just spent the last couple hours on newegg and I think I've got what I need to clean the clutter up and have it look "active". :hsd: Thanks for suggesting the cathodes though, wasn't sure if I needed them to get the cables to "glow".
     
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    I used to frequent this website a lot: www.frozencpu.com
     

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