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where do you begin with modding?

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How should I start? and I think it's starting by making your own pc case I suppose, but how do you paint it, and make windows and ... how do you make a case excually???

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Are you modding or starting from scratch? If your modding, you want to start with a pre-built case and mod it(recommended). If your starting from scratch, you would want to start out with a 3D design.

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Most modders start simple. Buy a case and get a drill, drill out the rivets. Paint it, cut it up etc, then use a rivet gun to put it back together.

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I used to make some like linus did, where he made a desk pc and I made it on a wooden plank, it wasn't professional, just put in some bolts without even the one you need for a motherboard I suppose it was really dumb, but I want to make something similar, like how do you screw all the parts on a desk for example and have a window surrounding it with air holes and filtering, 

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Shims and things of that nature will be your friend.

 

Assuming this is for a wood desk, I would lay the motherboard on the surface you want it mounted, use a pen to mark the holes, then install motherboard standoffs by drilling holes slightly smaller than the threads, add glue. I have seen standoffs that are longer on the threaded end, or your best bet is to get 6-32 couplers and screws, drill holes clean through the wood and install the screws from the backside into the coupler. Makes it much more solid but will cost more.

 

A window box... Plexiglas or acrylic, or another plastic. Look up how they make fish tanks, or how to bend the materials. It would be easier to make a wood or plastic frame and put flat pieces in it.

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I started simple. making new places to mount fans for my super high end ATi Radeon 9550 and celeron. Then took a dremel to a eMachines case to put a custom window in it. Started mastering paint. 

Now I fabricate cases from scratch with acrylic and aluminum. Learn something new every day! 

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Oh Hyper's got the right idea, I didn't even think of other places...

 

Modzoo has a really great modding community. MNPCTech sells a lot of modder tools and niche items, like grilles and mesh and stuff.

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