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Introduction to Case Modding

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he term "modding" may not even be a real word, but it is appropriate for loosely describing the broad field of modifying a computer system to give it a personalized style. This tip will proceed by looking at some of the basic items, tools, and accessories used in modding.

The old school case modders may be more likely to find their gear at hardware, automotive, and electronics stores than they would at a computer store.

For those who take pride in doing the job themselves, there are certain tools that should be included in the typical modder's toolbox.

Custom cases are a lot like hot rods, except for computer geeks. Some may have the super-charged (overclocked) engine and some serious performance hardware, but what will first grab someone's attention is a sharp appearance.

Modding is all about individuality and having fun with what used to be a boring object. There is no right or wrong way to do it, and the possibilities are only limited by a person's creativity (and perhaps creative skills).

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