Today we mod a cheap eSATA hard drive enclosure found on eBay to upgrade our existing drives and provide a 500% performance boost.
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If you have ever built a watercooling system or researched prices and components you know that it can get pretty expensive. Not everything has to be expensive though; with this guide you will be able to build a reservoir for around 10 dollars. The reservoir cost me $4, the barbs were $1 each, the J-B [...]
With the heat levels produced by most modern processors, watercooling is gaining more and more attention in the mainstream cooling gear market. Of course, the appeal of more efficient cooling that can be had through watercooling, as opposed to traditional heatsink and fan cooling solutions, has drawn overclockers to it since its inception. The reasons [...]
BGRMods was at PAX 09, and was showing off their Intensafire mod. This product is essentially a pre-printed circuit board that is installed into any wireless Xbox 360 controller to give it enhanced fire abilities. Unlike other modding products, the Intensafire was designed to be installed quickly without any soldering. Coy Christmas (yes that’s his real name) [...]
I had this idea a few weeks back about building a PC case entirely out of Popsicle sticks. A few of my esteemed colleagues and friends have expressed their opinions on the matter. So to all of you, especially Trisha who is worried about me burning down my house, I just want you all to [...]
Window appliqués. We all know them or have seen them in the case modding world. There are dozens of standard etches like your biochemical hazard logo or the nuclear radiation logo, but what if the design you want doesn’t exist? Well its time to take matters into your own hands; I’m going to explain how [...]
If you had told me back when I started building custom computers that any of my handiwork would be graced comments such as, inspiring a modding culture, or, truly beautiful. I would have laughed. It was just 8 months ago that comments such as these graced my ears as I undertook the construction of a [...]
I like the idea of an acrylic back window. You could even use it as the I/O shield for the ports and to hold the cards in place with bolts epoxied into place on the other side of the screw holes. What I’m worried about is that bar that’s flapping in the breeze near the [...]
Looking for a sleek way to present your power supply’s ugly cabling? There are several methods of cleaning up the wire jungle, be it electrical tape, split loom, wire wrap, or expandable sleeving. This guide will assist you in your quest for a case with higher performance, and much better looks, especially if you [...]
Heh, I used a Black and Decker 18V cordless drill with rotary cutter attachment from a dremel. This thing, literally, blows the doors off of the dremel in sheer power. Also, I have a drill press and alot of hand tools at home. If I’m doing delicate work, I use a hand tool.
Exhaust is always better. Remember the el-cheapo whiteboxes (and even some name brands with micro ATX cases), or even older systems? One cooling fan, and it exhausted air. And brute force (aka the “Get a Bigger Hammer” approach) does work, but only use it when brute force is absolutely necessary, such as in a fully [...]
I decided to write a guide on this subject, since I haven’t seen a decent one around for a while. The last good one I found was on viahardware.com, which is now www.sudhain.com. They still have their article, if you wish to read it. I just felt I would allow people who have never had [...]