Synopses & Reviews
"Going Mod is the ultimate guide to tweaking, customizing and modding your PC case, and hardware. Master modder Russ Caslis, provides readers hands-on instruction and experienced guidance that will have them building the PC mod project of their dreams quickly and easily – and instantly making them the envy of their friends with “ plain beige boxes.”
Beginning sections of "Going Mod provide the fundamental skills, and techniques used in casemodding, while the later sections are detailed how-to’ s for X incredibly creative and cool mod projects with expert tips and guidance from the creators themselves.
Readers will roll up their sleeves, grab the power tools and say goodbye to their old boring boxes with coverage that includes: Working with cutting tools Mastering soldiering skills Creating the ultimate paint scheme Creating windows Working with neon lighting Modding hard drives and optical drives Extreme cooling mods with silent fans, blow-holes and water-cooling rigs Building switches, relays and LED mods Awesome cable management mods and solutions
as well as how-to instructions for X ultra-cool mod projects including: The Millennium Falcon case mod Toaster PC The Spider Case Machine Gun Ammo case mod The Humidor mod The $3K Fish tank
- Casemodding is hot -- hardware hackers, and techno-geeks everywhere are bored with their beige boxes and are modifying, tweaking and customizing their rigs with neon, coolers, and bizarre designs
- Manufacturers are catching on - PC vendors like Allinware are learning from the Casemodding crowd and offering computer systems with extreme designs and colors,
- Mass market retailers such as CompUSA and Best Buy are packed with a variety of light kits, cooling fans, and accessories as a direct response to the growing interest in pc hardware modification
- Part of the Extreme Tech series, which has proven popular among techno-hobbyists and hardware hackers, and affords advertising and promotional opportunities via online and direct email to more than 1 M subscribers, as well as print advertising in PC Magazine read by more than 6M readers
- Get cracking! Here's the hardware hacker's guide to banishing boring beige boxes
- ExtremeTech readers aren't timid about cracking the case and voiding the warranty, and they'll love these detailed instructions for PC extreme makeovers that add lights, shapes, windows on the works, and more individuality to standard PC cases
- Modding is hot; a multimillion dollar industry has grown up around the hobbyists who modify their computer cases with way-out windows, neon and lighting displays, custom cooling systems, and more
- Modding is also mainstream-major computer retailers now stock light kits and fan kits, while some PC vendors offer out-of-the-box cases with personality
- Written by a serious modder who took a Dremel to a computer case long before it was fashionable, the book provides materials lists, identifies necessary tools, and supplies all the directions for over a dozen cool case mods
You're about to come down with a case of mod
Face ityou're just not a boring beige box person. If you were, you'd never have picked up this book. So if you've even fantasized about making your computer case scream "cool," don't put it down. Part I shows you the tools you need and how to use them. Part II frees your creativity, with detailed instructions from the inventors of nine incredible mods. You can build any of those, or use them as a launch pad to create your own.
Meet the mods
Each includes detailed, illustrated instructions and the story behind the mod.
- Matrimony mod
- The mad scientist
- Picture frame PC
- Framed 8.0 custom PC
- $3000 Fish tank
- UFOs have landed
- Millennium Falcon PC
- Aircraft carrier PC
About the Author
Russ Caslis has been hacking, modifying, and tricking out computers since long before modding got mainstream. You'll see his creations on all the popular online case modding sites, in tech magazines, and even on TV.
Table of Contents
PART I: BASIC TRAINING.
1. Getting Started.
3. Cable Management.
4. Light Up Your Case.
5. Making Holes.
6. Creating Exterior Finishes.
7. Soldering Skills.
9. Common Mods.
10. Advanced Skills.
PART II: CASE MOD PROJECTS.
11. Matrimony Mod.
13. Picture Frame PC.
14. Framed 8.0 Custom PC.
16. $3000 Fishtank.
17. UFO PC.
18. Millenium Falcon PC.
19. Aircraft Carrier PC.
PART III: APPENDICES.
Appendix A: Overclocking.
Appendix B: Resources.