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AMD partnered modding contest kicks off next month in the AU

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Modding | Posted: 6 days, 10 hours ago

If you're a prospective tinkerer or modder of all things PC, and you live in Australia, then you'll love the AMD Modder Manifest project that's set to kick off next month.

 

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The project is designed by two very prolific modders in the community that want to show off relatable and realistic examples of modding, park picking and really how modding is done. They're focusing on entry-level gaming to show that modding can be an activity for everyone with every budget.

 

The project will run for six weeks and have weekly updates showing off the progress they'll make. You can sign-up to participate right here. After the first project, more will happen for six weeks at a time with appropriate increases in value and performance of the parts.

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Modders fight to the death over Thermaltake's 'Modding Fighting' champ

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 6 days, 19 hours ago

To celebrate the release of its WP100 chassis, Thermaltake has announced the '2016 Modding Fighting Championship' (MFC).

 

 

The first round will see world-renown modder and winner of the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD competition (season one) Suchao Prowphong from Thailand take on Jesse "JP Modified" Palacio, the winner of Thermaltake's 2015 CaseMOD season two.

 

This mod-off involves these two master artists creating a system build that suits their styles and will be showcased in the Tt Community forum starting from March 2016. Both of these experts will be using Thermaltake's liquid cooling, digital power supplies (RGB models) and a Core WP100 Super Tower each.

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Soothe your eyes with this amazing 'Project Grey' custom PC build

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 11:20 am

If you've been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of press releases and news articles to come from CES 2016 in las Vegas, soothe your eyes on this slightly old yet stunning build called Project Grey.

 

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Created by Malik Customs, this build was spotted on the Ocaholic Facebook as part of its 'Rig of the day' series, featuring a Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate chassis, housing an ASUS Z97-AR motherboard.

 

This grey and blue highlighted system is simplistic and packs a cooling punch thanks to EK Water Blocks fittings throughout, further incorporating an ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 sound card to ensure it's not only just for looks, it would make a stellar gaming PC too.

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ModMyMods, an online watercooling store, rises from the ashes

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Aug 20, 2015 11:29 am

Designed to function primarily as an online ecommerce store, ModMyMods is launching with a bang - giving away some products supplied by Alphacool and Phyoba in order to entice potential customers into what it has on offer.

 

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Providing a complete series of watercooling blocks, radiators, pumps, reservoirs, ModMyMods has teamed up with manufactures such as Darkside, Aquacomputer, Alphacool and more in order to offer a wide variety of options and build compatibility.

 

Richard White, ModMyMods' Chief Logistics Officer, confirmed in a recent press release that his company will also be offering "other accessories like hardware, lights, and fittings" in a bid to be seen as a "one-stop shop" when it comes to the PC enthusiast market.

The building of a bullzoder PC project explained

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Jul 27, 2015 2:29 pm

A little while ago we published a story about the beginning stages of developing your very own PC project, showcasing one modder by the name of Ilija Dakic and exactly how he goes about the early stages of planning.

 

 

Dakic has now reached out to us with an update video on this project as seen above, showcasing the build in its near-completion stages, set out to symbolize the AMD Bulldozer chip located within.

 

After beginning with conceptual drawing, measurements and delicate stacking of materials, this video will further help accurately describe what might be going on in a modders head as a project develops through different stages.

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Modder runs Half-Life on an Android smartwatch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Modding | Posted: Jul 25, 2015 2:06 am

Tech modding expert Dave Bennett is a kind of emulation wizard who is responsible for many improbable wonders like running PlayStation 2 games on a smartphone as well as playing Valve's epic puzzler Portal on Android. Bennett's latest achievement let's you play Half-Life on a smartwatch. Not that most of us would ever want to play Valve's epic FPS on a smartwatch, but it's still a pretty impressive spectacle nonetheless.

 

 

According to the modder, the SDLash3D app is able to emulate Valve's old-school GoldSource game engine that powered classic titles like Team Fortress Classic (which is also playable on Android). While working on making Half-Life run on a phone, on a lark Bennett tried it on his Android Wear-powered LG G smartwatch.

 

And it worked. As you can see for yourself in the video, Half-Life's unforgettable monorail scene starts up and runs on the tiny 1.65-inch screen. The framerates flux anywhere from 2FPS to an impressive 30FPS, and of course, the game is practically unplayable in itself, but it only goes to show you how versatile Android really is.

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Modding made easier with CableMod's Cooler Master CM-Series kits

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Jul 20, 2015 2:31 pm

Announced recently is CableMod's custom-produced Cooler Master tailored cable kits, designed for any V Series build you might currently have in the making.

 

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These CM-Series Premium Cable Kits are designed to spice up your Cooler Master V Series power supplies and come in a myriad of color options. Set out to not only offer cool color options to finish off your build, these cables also to offer more manageable lengths in order to keep everything neat and tidy.

 

Available in colors including black, red, blue, green, orange and white, there are also plenty of kits brandishing color combinations such as black and red or black and yellow for those a little more adventurous.

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BitFenix now offers reliable magnetic LED strips

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Jul 16, 2015 10:31 am

Are you sick of your weak double-sided taped LED strips falling down every time a slight breeze blows onto your chassis? Maybe it was a bad batch, but I've had quite a few issues in the recent past with this type of mod. In comes BitFenix with its Alchemy 2.0 magnetic LED strips, set to provide an alternative.

 

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Released in blue, green, purple, red and white, these Polyurethane substrate strips connect via a 4pin power plug and offer up to 50cm of cable extension for hard to reach areas. Utilizing TriBright 5050 SMD LED modules, the green option matches "the NEON yellow-green on High-End VGAs" as announced in a recently issued press release.

 

Covering tricky surfaces thanks to its magnetic back plate and flexible PCB, these strips come in 120mm, 300mm and 600mm lengths whilst all measuring 2mm thick and 10mm wide.

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EK Water Blocks has teased its AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Water Block

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Jun 26, 2015 1:39 am

Set out to ensure your AMD Radeon R9 Fury X is single-slot in sizing, EK Water Blocks has designed and announced its new full-coverage water block.

 

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Set for sale soon, this water cooling block is rumored to be released in two different materials according to TechPowerUp - exposed copper and nickel-plated copper. These materials will sit alongside clear acrylic and acetal covers.

 

Featuring a single-channel for the GPU and VRM, there's an included micro-channel lattice for the GPU and the extended option to purcahse a single-slot bracket for the Fury X display I/O.

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MSI adds to an amazing list of modded PCs with this mech warrior

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 12:07 am

Computex 2015 - Sitting around the MSI booth this year in Taiwan is another brilliant addition to the PC modding world, this time in some form of mech warrior design.

 

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Complete with XPOWER decals and a brandishing a Cooler Master logo, the motherboard on display in this chassis has a seriously large amount of USB 3.0 ports.

 

Although lit up, it's unfortunately not plugged in and running which would be great to see - I wonder if it moves too?

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