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Case Smithing: The Mod Workshop - Case Modding Tools You Need

John Williamson aka Pwnography6 joins TweakTown to bring us up to speed on the world of case modding. In his first article he tells us what sorts of tools are a must for the modding toolbox.

By: | Guides | Posted: Nov 14, 2012 7:40 pm





As long as humans have walked the earth we have felt the need to express ourselves through modification and customisation of our appearance and environment. In ancient times people modified their bodies with piercings and tattoos, although these practises have continued to this day the term "Modify" can now apply to a much broader range of activities. Now days we choose to "Mod" everything from cars, guitars and Nerf Guns, throwing manufacturers warranties to the wind in the search for that unique head turning masterpiece.


This brings us to computer modification which in recent years has become a big Industry, producing stunning rigs and some great builder success stories. PC customisation has definitely become more than just a niche in the PC market, and no longer just revolves around transforming the hideous beige box cases of yesteryear. The beauty of computer customization is it can bring that old PC back to life at a fraction of the price of purchasing a new case.


So, maybe you have been inspired by a favourite game, movie or peer build and want to delve into the world of PC modifying. You may have decided on a few ideas and want to take the next step. First things first, what tools do you need for the job? From amateur to pro and competition builders, a modder's tool box consists of some universal components.


Let's have a look at what tools will help make those mods go smoothly and exactly to plan. I have provided a rough price guide based on prices of average quality tools.

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