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quick guide on quick modding
Not everyone has days upon days of time to pour into a case mod. However, that doesn't mean that the quick builds need to look like a wire explosion on the inside and boring black on the outside! Years of modding have made companies develop some great products that make formerly huge projects into ten minute mods.

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When one wanders through the Project Logs forum here at Bit-tech, it's hard not to be amazed. So many people pour so much effort, time, money and talent into creating these works of art that sit beside our desks each day.

Unfortunately, not everyone has that time. Whether you build quite a few systems in short order, don't have a lot of tool and material knowhow or just plain don't have enough hours in the day, it's not always feasible to do a fantastic, jaw-dropping mod.

However, that doesn't mean your case has to look bog standard. One of the benefits of so many years of experience and so many giants' shoulders before you is that companies have started to recognize that modding is art - and business. Just the sheer amount of sponsorship provided by such industry names as Intel, Corsiar, OCZ and Seagate (just to name a few!) can tell you that modding has hit the bigtime.

The benefit to this isn't just in the hardware - it's that great companies have sprung up that are borne of the modding ingenuity. Companies like AC Ryan, MNPCTech, C3, Feser One, Danger Den...the list goes on and on. These companies have made things that we previously had to make by hand, and turned them into a ten-quid part. Rheobuses, LED fans, cable sleeving kits - even good old Tygon tubing has been given an update and some great colour.
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It doesn't take a lot of time and most of these (aside from the watercooling, at least) don't take much money at all. But these little details can make a huge difference in the final product. Whatever you're looking for - a little bling, a little silence or a little cleaner layout - it can all be accomplished with a ten minute mod and a few quid. So why not do it?
it's a great read
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Would have thought a lot of those things we're common sense..
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB Pioneer DVR-220LBKS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Bloatfree Edition BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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