Modders Toolkit: Everything You Need to Make Kick-Ass Custom Case Mods

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xJohnnyQuidx

Very awesome article. I got a lot of equipment to grab!

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Brian B.

As a concerned user of hearing protection I would recomend Sonics as they are genneraly used at shooting ranges and do the job well. I am speaking of the rubber ones with the highend accoustic filter. I can't speak of any of the newer design's though but they can be found at Amazon [Blue case and flesh colored rubber] and will not set you back an awfull lot.

How can I back this up well as a vetern user of Marshall amplifier's at 100 watt range, yes that is correct plural which I use them in the stereo mode and I have used them for a good twenty years.

Enuff said enjoy.

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barbara009

my classmate's aunt makes $78 an hour on the laptop. She has been without work for 10 months but last month her income was $15994 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this web site NuttyRich.com

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Eoraptor

Forgot to mention the most important tool of them all, Patience. (yes capital P)
Taking your time and letting your tools work for you (and especially getting to know your tools) trying to force the last few mm of your fan hole cut out will just tear the metal and leave you twice as much sanding and deburring to do, if you haven't trashed the panel entirely.
And when you rush something and it doesn't go right, you get frustrated, and go on to make another mistake, and it becomes a cycle.
Patience.

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ASPHIAX

Amen to that !
You cant add material you've taken of, so cut wide and file it down. Its a pain (well with a good file its not so bad) but you will prevent having to order new part cause it just doesnt look right!

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thematejka

Great article, it provides excellent information to start modding. I may have to pick up that nifty hand punch.

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metalsphere

This article covers the essential tools needed to build and modify custom PCs. I may reference this if I consider to build a custom PC.

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Slugbait

OK, with the prospect of making eyes roll for all the trekkies hanging out here...

The Empire never deployed the AT-AT or any other walker to Tatooine. Walkers are primarily utilized for battle, and there was no rebel base on Tatooine.

Other than that, nice article ;)

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Brad Chacos

I know that, but c'mon -- puns are hard enough, you gotta give me some creative license.

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ASPHIAX

Who says I am not a Power Sander ??!!?? LOL !
Very nice write up Brad thanks !

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Neufeldt2002

Agreed, great article Brad, brings back fond memories of when I was younger and started reading Boot. Definitely need more articles like this.

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Peter-L3p

Real nice article!
As Sander said ... tools are everything!

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kire

Not to be a stickler, but your link for the "Black & Decker's RTX Rotary Tool" (pg 2) is wrong/broken (is pointing to your C drive...)

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Neufeldt2002

Seems to be working for me. If you are still getting a C drive start checking for viruses or other malware.

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Brad Chacos

I changed it right when you were posting this, it was pointing to my C Drive originally.

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Righteous Fury

Priceless

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Insula Gilliganis

Brad, this is one of the best articles I have seen in a long time, here or any other tech website. It harkens back to the many "how to's" of boot & early MaximumPC. This article is soo loaded with info, way too much to be absorbed at even a few readings, that it will end up being a bookmarked source that will be constantly referred to time and time again. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

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Brad Chacos

Thanks for taking the time to read it in today's tl;dr age! (That applies to everybody, btw.)

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Valor958

Completely agree! Once I get home this is going on my primary PC bookmarks for modding. I knew I'd need a lot of these tools already, but having them clearly pictured and laid out like this was a huge help.

Beards unite!

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Rooke

I wish I had this article a year ago when I started modding my case. It would have saved me a ton of time and frustration.

That link to working with acrylic plastic will help me a lot too.

Thanks Brad, great article!

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Jacobwt226

Why don't you guys do more articles like this?!

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cschwarz85

great and interesting article

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Brad Chacos

You, sir, are right of course re: sandpaper grits. That got garbled during some editing and is now fixed. I used to spend weeks polishing sapphire rods to different surface finishes for a former employer, using nothing but diamond polish and a buffing wheel, so that never should've slipped by me.

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Valor958

Sounds like you got the shaft on that job %_%

*rimshot*
... sorry, had to go for it.

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