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Well, I already am an avid computer enthusiast and (although jobless at the moment ) try to keep my PC updated and my cables managed.

However, recently I've really wanted to get into case modding, but besides applying acrylics with double-sided tape, I don't know the first thing.

Here's the case I'd like to mod: Casecom K5-9388 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/239240 (Great case, by the way, with black interior, bottom-mount PSU, cable management space and toolless design it's well worth 30 quid)

If anyone could help me get started, it'd be much appreciated

Here's some of the main things I'd like to be advised on, and maybe given a list of what I would need:

  • Installing water-cooling reservoirs
  • Replacing cables & connectors for PSU cables
  • Using window edge molding
  • Cable braiding
  • How to effectively apply lighting
  • Installing things like rocker-switches
  • Making custom acrylic fan-grills


If there's anything else you feel would be essential to a start in case modding, please do mention it

Thanks in advance!
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theres plenty of posts on here just off the top of my head :
installing reservoirs? its just like adding in a cd drive (depending on what res it is...) though some bolt on to the top of the pump, so not too hard.

for replacing cables and connectors, im not so sure about cables... though it should be straight forwad as you can buy placement pins etc online, though you will need a long pair of tweezers or cable removing tools same with the connectors really.

not so sure on the edge molding :S

cable braiding! there are def loads of how to's on this around.

for lighting, its all about what you think looks best, though IMO try to keep the physical lights out of view, as it looks fugly. sometimes you can get nice effects if you shine liights through acrylic.

not sure on rocker switches :S

for the acrylic fan grills, you'll need a saw and lots of wet and dry paper in various grains (or whatever theyre called) in short, draw the design, cut it out, and then you coarse paper working down to fine paper to neaten up the ages and get the see-through-ness back into the ages.
     
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Thanks man, rep+ And yeah, I just find it easier to learn if I get told in a concise manner rather than paragraphs upon paragraphs of complete and utter jargon (like most cpp tutorials out there -__-) lol

And yeah, edge molding isn't something I've ever came across within my circle of friends, but there's much ado about it online, and it looks quite nifty so I thought I'd give it a shot when I start modding.
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yeah sorry if most of that didnt make sense, hurried typing in uni lol.
     
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yeah sorry if most of that didnt make sense, hurried typing in uni lol.
That's no problem man, I got it and high 5, I'm sitting in college.
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Edge molding makes cases awesome! Remember, when painting a case, PATIENCE!!! Also, buy a dremel. It will be your best friend.
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