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How to mod: The Victim


Corsair Johan
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I have always been very passionate about PC-modding as you might understand from the different blogs I post here. When we post a really cool custom build on our Facebook, I have seen many comments that people would like to do something similar but does not have the tools or experience for it, that they don’t know where to start. But it is actually not always that hard nor do you need very expensive hardware either. Many times very small details can make a big difference.

In this blog-series I will go through different simple steps and techniques that will help you make your PC more personal and help you start modding, it will be very basic guide but it will be a good base for beginners, in this first article I will show you what case that will be the victim for this mod, what hardware that will be used and the different steps to mod it.

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Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Gene Z170 mATX
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K
Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC+ ACX 2.0
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x8GB DDR4 3000MHz
Storage: Corsair Force LE 480GB
PSU: Corsair RM650i
Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX
Fans: Corsair AF & SP
Misc: Corsair Commander Mini

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I chose the Carbide Air 240 as I like a bit smaller cases and it has a lot of potential for modding. My first advice for modding is to decide on a color theme for your build because then you can get the hardware that fits best together. For this build I decided to go with a black/silver/grey theme.

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I installed the hardware into the case quickly too see how everything fits and while this looks okay there is much we can do to make it look better.

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In the upcoming blogs in this series I will go show how to make it look better with four simple steps.

  • Painting the grills in the front and top.
  • Using sleeved cables, good cable management and lighting.
  • How to use simple custom parts.
  • Engraving.

See you next time!

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