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The Mighty Gaming Movement: Part 3 - Case Modding (Page 1)

The Mighty Gaming Movement: Part 3 - Case Modding

Mod ALL the things! It seems that the 'old school' trend of 'Do It Yourself' has come back in force.

Chris Smith | Jun 13, 2015 at 11:45 pm CDT - 2 mins, 10 secs reading time for this page

Just like the Phoenix

Modding and PC DIY was seemingly unstoppable five or more years ago with companies like Cooler Master, Antec and Thermaltake leading the chassis charge - seeing enthusiasts worldwide spend a little extra time in on the weekends managing their cables, tweaking their water-cooling systems and some were crazy enough to start cutting holes in and painting their cases.

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This trend died off in recent times, replaced by company pre-built systems, laptops, smartphones and tablets, all-in-one PCs and smaller builds - whether that's good or bad we'll let you decide. However, there's been a resurgence of the modding movement - seeing a few big players globally produce some absolutely jaw-dropping systems. This article will cover one or two modders from different parts of the world, a couple of their projects and some of the companies backing them fully.

We will link all modders' social media and label their respective sponsors - if you like what you see I urge you to let them know!

Stuart Tonks

First cab off the rank is Stuart Tonks from GGF LAN Party. Besides helping conduct a modding seminar in Victoria, Australia coming up on June 30th, Tonks has been a busy modding man.

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Recently, he has hit the global scale thanks to the Thermaltake CaseMOD competition where he created a dual-Intel Xeon Thermaltake Core X9 build, complete with SLI watercooled graphics and a 1080p touchscreen all mounted within the massive case.

- Project XX

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Components:

CPU/s - 2x Intel Xeon e5-2667s

Motherboard - ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS

Memory - 64GB Avexir Raiden

GPUs - 3x ASUS NVIDIA STRIX GTX 980's

SSDs - 3x Kingston HyperX

Storage (HDDs) 3 or 2 Western Digital 4TB Blacks

Power Supply - Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W Platinum

Fans - Thermaltake Riing Fans x22

Water Cooling

Pacific VGA Bridge Triple x1

Pacific V-GTX Block - STRIX - 980 x3

Thermaltake Pacific W2 CPU Water Block x2

Thermaltake Pacific PT40-D5 Silent Kit Reservoir/Pump Combo x2

Thermaltake Pacific P1 Black D5 Pump w/ Silent Kit x2

Thermaltake Hard tubes 500mm x10

Fittings

Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Stop Plug w/ O-Ring - Chrome x10

Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 45 & 90 Degree Adapter - Chrome x10

Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 90 Degree Adapter - Chrome x10

Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Y Adapter - Chrome x10

Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Female to Male 20mm Extender - Chrome x6

Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Female to Male 30mm Extender - Chrome x4

Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Hard Tube 16mm x30

Radiators

Thermaltake Pacific RL480 x4

Check out the build log here.

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Chris Smith

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