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  • The 2016 reboot of DOOM was awesome and the next entry, DOOM Eternal looks to be even better! To celebrate the launch of another hardcore FPS, we’ve got an updated custom DOOM lighting profile courtesy of RGB wizard, Lewis Gerschwitz. You can download the profile here. But what next? iCUE can import and export custom profiles, they can serve as a backup of your home setup’s lighting and performance, but they can also be shared with the community! A few repositories exist for this very reason, but let’s go ahead and dive into how to import and setup a custom profile you’ve downloaded, using the newly updated DOOM profile as an example! To import a profile into iCUE, start by expanding the profile options tray and clicking on the import/export button (arrows going left/right). iCUE will now display profile import/export options in the main window. Click the browse button (the button marked “…”) to open a new window and browse to the profile you wish to import. In this case, we’ll select the DOOM profile. Click open then select what parts of the profile you’d like to import, if this were a backup of a profile you used for your home setup, you’d want to import everything, but since we’re only interested in the lighting effects, uncheck all the boxes except for the “Lighting Effects” box. Click import and iCUE will proceed with the import process. Okay cool, we’ve successfully imported the profile… but did you know that you could have iCUE automatically switch to a custom profile when you start up a game? Click the browse button marked “…” next to the box for “Link profile to program”. A new window will open and you can browse to the executable for your game. We’ll use DOOM 2016 as an example, but this also applies to DOOM Eternal or any other game/program you’re linking the profile to (file names and location will be different of course). If you’re confused as to which executable is the right one to link the profile to (some games use multiple .exe files), launch the game and ALT+TAB out so you see your desktop. Start up task manager and find your game in the list of processes, expand and you should be able to see which executable is used to run the game. Now that you’ve linked the profile to the game, you’ll want to go in and tweak settings for your hardware, if you’ve got a Commander PRO or any of our other iCUE-enabled products, you should take this opportunity to set up fan curves, DPI, and remaps that’ll apply when iCUE switches over to this profile when you launch the game! Alright, the important bits are covered, but don’t forget you can also set a custom background and icon for this profile too. Download whatever images (or be creative and make your own) that you’d like to use and apply them in the profile settings window. <br> And that’s it! You’ve successfully imported and personalized a custom profile! Now go on and get fragging!

  • Last month at CES, we announced a partnership with ASUS to bring support for their huge lineup of Aura Ready motherboards to our CORSAIR iCUE software. Along with that announcement, we released a beta version of the plugin for users to give the feature a test drive while we prepared for release. The time has come! The necessary plugin to enable motherboard control is now included with the default installation of iCUE, removing the manual installation process we had in place for the beta period. That said, we still require that ASUS Aura version 1.07.79 or newer be installed on your system for the plugin to work its magic. You can find a download link at ASUS’ support page here: https://www.asus.com/campaign/aura/us/download.html Why are we using a plugin? Well, to put it simply, we use the ASUS Aura SDK to talk to the onboard lighting controller on ASUS Aura Ready motherboards. A plugin is used for maintenance reasons as we aim to keep compatibility with newer versions of Aura (to include future motherboard releases or other products) as they come out. How do I make it work? Excellent question! To enable motherboard lighting control in iCUE, simply install Aura 1.07.79 and update to the latest version of iCUE. Your ASUS motherboard should now show up with the rest of your iCUE-compatible hardware! You’ll be able to apply multiple complex layers of lighting effects and even control devices connected to your motherboard’s 4 wire, 12v analog RGB header (the newer 3 wire, 5v addressable RGB header present on more recent motherboards is not supported currently). Note: Aura needs to be installed since the plugin relies on Aura’s services, but its control panel shouldn’t be actively running when you do this. In the event that you decide that you’d rather not use the plugin, you can disable it by unchecking a box in the iCUE settings panel. The process is really simple, but in case you’d rather see this in video form, we’ve produced this quick setup video to get you up to speed.

  • If you’re a fan of CORSAIR peripherals, use macOS, and have always wanted that next level of customization, we’re happy to announce CORSAIR iCUE software for macOS. iCUE gives you near unlimited customization options for your peripherals’ glorious RGB lighting. To download iCUE for macOS, click the link below: www.corsair.com/downloads Depending on your device, and when it was last updated, there may be a few steps needed before you can take advantage of all the features that iCUE for Mac has to offer.  You can verify which firmware version is currently installed in the iCUE software under the settings tab.  If your firmware version starts with 3.XX, you are ready to go, and don’t require any further steps to use your device on macOS. We’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you and put together a list of legacy devices that require a firmware update: KeyboardsMice K95 Platinum RGB K66 Dark Core RGB SE K95 RGB K65 Rapidfire RGB Dark Core RGB K70 Rapidfire RGB K65 RGB LUX Scimitar Pro RGB K70 Rapidfire K65 LUX Scimitar RGB K70 LUX RGB K65 RGB M65 Pro RGB K70 LUX K63 Wireless SE M65 RGB K70 RGB K63 Wireless Sabre RGB Optical K68 RGB STRAFE RGB Sabre RGB Laser K68 STRAFE Katar Your device can be identified using either the product name or part number indicated on the product label.  Depending on the type of device you have, the product label will be in one of the following locations: Keyboards and Wireless Mice labels will be on the underside of the device Part Numbers will start with a “CH-“ Wired Mice will be on the tag near the USB. If you find yourself owning one of these legacy devices and isn’t detected in the iCUE software for macOS, you will need access to a PC running Windows with iCUE installed to perform the required firmware update.  Simply connect your legacy device to the Windows PC and follow the steps in the How-To video below to perform the update within the iCUE software: Your CORSAIR Legacy Device should nowbe detected in the iCUE software for your Mac. If you are having trouble with these instructions, or continue toexperience issues with your CORSAIR device after manually updating it, contactus at https://help.corsair.com and would be happy to help.

  • Overclocking memory can seem like a daunting task for the inexperienced, but fret not, we at CORSAIR can help! Follow the link below for our .PDF guide to overclocking your system memory for your Ryzen 3000 series build. The guide uses a GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER motherboard for the examples, but there’s a helpful table at the end with specific configuration BIOS locations for motherboards from other major manufacturers such as ASUS and MSI! Ryzen 3000 Memory Overclocking Guide  

  • A little while back we announced our new K57 RGB Wireless keyboard. The K57 RGB Wireless is a unique entry into the gaming peripheral market due to it being membrane keyboard, using SLIPSTREAM Wireless and CAPELLIX LEDs, two of CORSAIR’s newest technologies. As the first wireless keyboard to utilize SLIPSTREAM Wireless and the first peripheral to use CAPELLIX LEDs, the K57 is a great entry point for anyone seeking a high-performance wireless keyboard with advanced LED technology. The combination of SLIPSTREAM’s incredible speed and CAPELLIX ’s energy savings lends itself to great battery life while increasing performance. With full RGB lighting, users can expect up to 35 hours of battery life, and with no LEDs on, a whopping 175 hours of battery life; that’s over a full week of use! The K57 RGB Wireless began as a wireless version of our popular K55 RGB, but during development, we saw the perfect opportunity to integrate these amazing new technologies. The K57 with CAPELLIX LEDs offers incredible brightness, as well as per-key RGB lighting effects, giving nearly unlimited customizability with our amazing iCUE software.<br> CORSAIR’s SLIPSTREAM technology offers the best performance for wireless devices with sub-1ms response times. Additionally, with intelligent frequency switching, SLIPSTREAM will always keep your devices in the least congested sub-frequencies for reliable and fast performance. Speaking of reliability, there’s no question that LEDs are the best source of illumination. CAPELLIX LEDs take the renowned reliability and offer the added benefit of flexibility and miniaturization. At a fraction of the size of a standard RGB LED, CAPELLIX LEDs shine brighter and can be installed in numerous places, thanks to the awesome manufacturing process of being printed directly on the circuit board.<br> CORSAIR decided to use the K57 RGB Wireless to debut SLIPSTREAM Wireless and CAPELLIX LEDs in our keyboard product line primarily due to accessibility. By featuring these technologies in an affordable product, more people can enjoy the experience of having some of the newest tech in their hands. We wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to enjoy two technologies we’re very proud of here at CORSAIR. We worked hard to make SLIPSTREAM wireless the best, most responsive wireless protocol we could, and CAPELLIX LEDs are similarly groundbreaking. Instead of limiting them only to premiere products, we felt it better to use them where they could do the most good – by improving performance and battery life in our mainstream wireless gaming keyboard.<br> Discussing the K57 RGB Wireless on our AMA Livestream in August 2019While the K57 RGB Wireless keyboard is a membrane keyboard, even keyboard elitists who have seen and used the keyboard in person at PAX West 2019 were astounded to find out it wasn’t mechanical, noting that keystrokes were comfortable, both in actuation feel and force. Another benefit of the membrane actuation is very quiet operation, which is something a lot of streamers look for in keyboards so their viewers don’t hear the constant clacking of the keys, especially in areas where a wireless keyboard excels, like the living room.<br> Many younger gamers and their parents were excited to hear that it was wireless with per-key RGB lighting for $99.99 MSRP, a price facilitated by the fact that it’s a membrane keyboard. The features and technologies the K57 offers at this price point are unique in the industry, and this makes it a perfect keyboard for both new users and veterans, gamers and content creators, or for those who just want a reliable wireless keyboard for any situation. If the K57 RGB Wireless sounds like just the keyboard you’ve been searching for, head over to corsair.com to check it out!

  • Hello everyone! We’ve heard your requests and are excited to announce that we now have a plug-in which allows ASUS’s Aura Sync to control the lighting effects of your CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO or DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB modules! Follow these steps to enable this feature. Download from https://www.corsair.com/downloads: Latest version of iCUE Aura Sync Plug-in Download from ASUS: Latest version of Aura Sync Installation Install/update iCUEIf updating requires restarting your system, do this now Install the Aura Sync plugin Open iCUE, click the “Settings” tab at the top of the window,then click the icon for your system memory (1) Click “Enable full software control” (2) In Aura Sync, click the link/unlink button under the DRAM icon;when linked, the icon will change to white When asked if you want to save changes, click “Yes” Your CORSAIR VENGEANCERGB PRO or DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB memory modules should now be controlled by ASUSAura Sync! Have fun! FAQ Which CORSAIR memory modules does this plug-in work with?This plug-in is made specifically for use with CORSAIR VENGEANCERGB PRO or DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB modules While Asus Aura Sync is running with the iCUE plug-in, can Istill use iCUE to control my other CORSAIR RGB products?Yes, the plug-in only grants control of your RAM modules to AsusAura Sync. All your other CORSAIR RGB products, like keyboard, mouse, etc, willstill be controlled through iCUE. After installing the iCUE plug-in and “linking” CORSAIR DRAM inAsus Aura Sync, can I still use iCUE to control my CORSAIR RGB memory modules?No, iCUE will not control the lighting on your CORSAIR RGBmemory modules while DRAM is “linked” in Asus Aura Sync. How do I revert back to using iCUE to control my CORSAIR RGBmemory modules?If you want to revert to iCUE for controlling your CORSAIR RGBmemory modules, simply click the link/unlink button under DRAM in Asus AuraSync; the button will turn red indicating the DRAM is unlinked. In iCUE, clickthe “Settings” tab and at the bottom of the window click the “Restart” buttonto restart the iCUE service. Your memory modules should now be controlled byiCUE again.  

  • As technology advances, the demand for more efficient devices also increases. We at CORSAIR have always prided ourselves with our highly efficient and reliable power supply units, from the most budget friendly CX models to our top of the line AX series. However, there will always be new specifications that emerge to further drive the industry toward a greener tomorrow.   We continually strive to be on the leading edge, working closely with Intel to ensure we meet and exceed the power efficiency requirements in their Power Supply Design Guides. The newest iteration of this design guide introduces a host of changes that CORSAIR is planning on supporting.   We understand that a lot of the detailed technical information might make some of your eyes glass over, so let’s talk about what’s most likely to affect you. But, for the sake of brevity, here’s a shortlist of what CORSAIR is focusing on.  Support for Microsoft’s “Modern Standby Mode”  Update for Low Load Efficiency requirements  Some regions have added restrictions on efficiency both minimum and low load efficiency  In CA, the CA Energy Commission (CEC) has introduced new restrictions on built systemsIn 2019 – at 10% load, efficiency of at least 60% In 2020 – at 10% load, efficiency of at least 70% Finished PCs from system integrators (e.g. CyberpowerPC) cannot be shipped to CA unless the PSU is at least 80 PLUS Gold certified with the aforementioned low load efficiency  Modern Standby Mode  Microsoft and Intel have introduced a new low power state, aptly named “Modern Standby.” Modern Standby is being introduced as a replacement for the current S3 sleep state, aiming to offer people a better user experience for their desktop or laptop PCs while maintaining power savings that benefit the environment.   Systems using S3 sleep state are either asleep or in the working state. With Modern Standby, your PC is never always 100% asleep and is designed to mimic smartphone operation with your PC residing in a low power idle state that periodically, every 20 seconds or so, checks for emails or notifications until awakened. After waking it would nearly immediately shift to a full-power, working state with all your relevant data (e.g. emails, notifications, or Windows updates) at your fingertips.   Ultimately, the goals are to maintain energy efficiency of computer systems, allow your computer to be connected during sleep, and decrease the amount of time a user waits before they may use their system to its fullest. Currently, it takes between 7 to 15 seconds to awaken a computer from the S3 sleep state, where Modern Standby aims to reduce that to <5 seconds, even faster in most cases.  What is CORSAIR doing to meet these requirements?  CORSAIR is always looking to improve the PC experience for our users, and that includes creating more efficient, reliable, and more responsive components. To achieve this, we updated component choices to enable faster timing communication from the PSU to the motherboard and CPU which will significantly decrease the amount of time a system boots from power button press to its active state. We extensively reviewed reliability and PSU designs to ensure that adding tens of thousands more power cycles would not any cause problems. We also worked closely with Intel and system integrator partners to hone the specification, further ensuring our compliance.   When and where will Modern Standby be available?  Modern Standby will be available with next generation Intel CPUs and chipsets for PCs running the newest version of Windows 10. Check back regularly for news on the newest up and coming tech from CORSAIR! Thanks for reading! 

  • If you’re a gamer or just like to follow gaming news, there’s no doubtyou’ve heard of the new battle royale sensation, Apex Legends, and its rapidrise to success. Here at CORSAIR HQ, which resides somewhere between Artilleryand Bunker, there are a bunch of us who regularly take up arms and battle itout to be champions. With the game’s large variety of weapons, upgrades, andlegends to choose from, your mouse should match your playstyle. I asked some ofour own staff which mouse/mice they preferred and why. Read on to see what ourown legends have to say! First Name: Donia<br>Position at CORSAIR: Customer Service Representative<br>Preferred Legend: Lifeline<br>Preferred Mouse: White M65 RGB Elite <br>Why? I really like this mouse a lot because not only is it SOOOO pretty – But it’s the perfect size for me. I have small/medium sized hands, and a lot of other mice don’t fit my hands well. I like when my mouse is simple and just gets the job done. The sniper button is GENIUS; I also play League of Legends, so I can play with super high sensitivity at times. Using the sniper button to slow down to aim has literally saved my life in game. Overall, it’s a good, simple mouse that really gets the job done. <br> Name: James<br>Position: Technical Support <br>Preferred Legend(s): Bloodhound and Octane <br>Preferred Mouse/Mice: White M65 RGB Elite <br>Why? I love the feel and looks of this mouse. It sits comfortably in my hand and I’m able to easily reach the side buttons. I typically rebind the sniper and side buttons, which allows me to sprint, heal, or drop kick someone with the greatest of ease. <br> Name: Kevin<br>Position: Technical Marketing <br>Preferred Legend(s): Lifeline or Bangalore <br>Preferred Mouse/Mice: Glaive RGB or White M65 RGB Elite<br>Why? I love the Glaive’s shape, large thumb buttons, easy to read DPI indicator, and interchangeable thumb rests. All of these give me a comfortable, firm grip, and makes it easier to frag out. The white M65 RGB Elite feels super snappy, it’s easy to clean, and with the updated thumb buttons, it feels better than ever. Oh, and aesthetically speaking? OOF. It’s a beauty. <br> Name: Phil <br>Position: Technical Marketing – Elgato <br>Preferred Legend: Bangalore <br>Preferred Mouse/Mice: Black M65 RGB Elite <br>Why? The shape and size of the mouse are really nice, and it fits well in my hand, which is the most important aspect of a gaming mouse to me. <br> Name: Scott <br>Position: Video Producer <br>Preferred Legend: Pathfinder <br>Preferred Mouse/Mice: Harpoon Wireless <br>Why? I’ve always liked smaller/ lighter mice, especially for FPS games. I mainly play wired at my desk, but I also have my PC running to my 4K TV in the living room. The Harpoon wireless lets me quickly unplug and move to my K63 Lapboard combo. Name: Steggy<br>Position: Marketing Manager – Elgato <br>Preferred Legend(s): Mirage <br>Preferred Mouse/Mice: Glaive RGB <br>Why? The Glaive seems to be that sort of classic mouse shape, and the customizable side panel allows the mouse to be enjoyed by people who prefer different styles of mice. Some people like thumb rests, whereas I just want a simple side with grip, and the Glaive gives that to me. In addition to these responses, we also collected some data of other Apex Legends fans around the office. Below, in our ultra-scientific bar graph, you can get a visual representation of which mice our own legends prefer. From the collected responses, it appears that the M65 RGB Elite is the champion for Apex Legends fans at CORSAIR HQ! This was data collected from a small sample of us who have been bitten by the Apex Legends bug at the office. Just like the game gives you a wealth of weapons to choose from, CORSAIR offers plenty of options for mice, except you’re not at the mercy of RNG. On that note… has anyone found a Precision Choke? What’s your favorite CORSAIR mouse to use for Apex? Let us know below!

  • So you got your hands on the awesome new CORSAIR K83 Wireless. Sure, it looks and feels amazing, but you bought it because you want the best in media control for home entertainment. We’re going to help you set it up so you can kick back and relax knowing you’ve got all your media at your fingertips. Initial Setup: Out of the Box Out of the box, your K83 Wireless and the included USB dongle are already paired together, so you can use it as soon as you plug the dongle in to your PC and turn the keyboard on, but there are a few things you should know. First, you’ll want to make sure to fully charge the keyboard. Next, in order to the install the proper drivers and ensure you have the latest firmware, you need to plug both the dongle and keyboard into open USB ports on a PC. For the keyboard, connect using the included USB cable. Once the drivers are installed and firmware is up to date, you can disconnect the USB cable from the keyboard and PC. Now, you should see a “Touchpad” section in Windows Settings > Devices, which will offer some customization. However, for finer adjustment, our powerful iCUE software is the perfect tool to tailor the K83 Wireless exactly how you want it.<br><br> Lastly, since the K83 Wireless is such a versatile device, it’s likely that you’ll want to use it to control media devices like an Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. If you just want to connect to your favorite media device, move to the next section – Basic Setup. If you want to do some advanced configurations, see the Advanced Setup section further down. Basic Setup: Connecting K83 Wireless to Various Devices Bluetooth Pairing Mode:<br>The K83 Wireless can store two different Bluetooth connections which makes it incredibly easy to use it with multiple devices. To use Bluetooth mode, you must first pair the K83 Wireless to your media device. To do this, hold Fn+F6 or Fn+F7 depending on which connection you want to pair. If you used F6, the LED near the Esc key will flash blue, and if you used F7, it will flash cyan. <br><br>Switching Between Devices:<br> To switch between bluetooth or 2.4GHz, simply press F5, F6, or F7 without the Fn key. The color of the LED near the Esc key will change to white, blue, or cyan, respectively, depending on the connection.<br> Amazon Fire TV Open “Settings” then navigate to “Controllersand Bluetooth Devices” and select “Other Bluetooth Devices” Click “Add Bluetooth Devices” Put your K83 Wireless into pairing mode Select the K83 Wireless from the list of nearbydevices Your Amazon Fire TV and K83 Wireless should nowbe connected Android Mobile Devices Put your K83 Wireless into pairing mode Open Android Bluetooth settingsSome devices may require clicking “Pair new device” or something along those lines Select the K83 Wireless from the list of nearby devices Type the PIN code on the K83 Wireless, then press enter Your Android Device and K83 Wireless should now be connected Android has a built-in cursor, so you can navigate with the joystick or touchpad immediately<br><br>Note: The built-in Android physical keyboard settings show keyboard shortcuts for the operating system and app operations.<br> Apple TV Put your K83 Wireless into pairing mode Open Apple TV settings, then navigate to “Remotesand Devices” Select “Bluetooth” Select the K83 Wireless from the list of nearbydevices If Apple TV might requests that you enter a fourdigit code/PIN, do so Your Apple TV and K83 Wireless should now beconnected Nvidia Shield TV Open Shield TV settings, then navigate to the “Remotes& Accessories” section Select “Add Accessory” Put your K83 Wireless into pairing mode Select the K83 Wireless from the list of nearbydevices Your Shield TV and K83 Wireless should now beconnected Samsung Smart TV Open “Settings” then navigate to “System” andselect “Input Device Manager” Select “Add Bluetooth Keyboard & Gamepad” Put your K83 Wireless into pairing mode Select the K83 Wireless from the list of nearbydevices Select “Pair and connect” Click “OK” once the connection has been made Your Samsung Smart TV and K83 Wireless are nowconnected Note: Due to the number of different models of Samsung TVs, these instructions may differ for your specific model Advanced Setup: Configuring your K83 Wireless with iCUE Once iCUE and the device drivers are installed, open the software. With iCUE, you can configure many different aspects of the K83 Wireless, everything from remapping keys to adjusting touchpad sensitivity. You can also update the firmware to keep the device current and working as smoothly as possible. Device SettingsAt the top of the iCUE window, the Settings tab will open global settings for all iCUE enabled devices on your system Clicking the K83 Wireless icon will display information about your K83 Wireless, such as battery level and brightness, but also gives options such as a configurable auto shutoff, auto LED shutoff, enabling custom gestures, etc. If you need to re-pair your K83 Wireless to the USB donglePut it into 2.4GHz pairing mode by holding Fn + F5 until the LED near the Esc key begins to blink white Once the LED is blinking, click the “Initiate Pairing” button in iCUE and wait until the keyboard connects Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the Settings section, click anywhere outside the Device Settings window to go back to the main iCUE window, then find and click on the device tile for the K83 Wireless. On the left side of the window, there are six (6) sections: Actions, Gestures, Lighting Effects, Calibration, Navigation Control, and Performance. Each of these gives you the ability to configure different aspects of the K83 Wireless. Read on to learn about them! ActionsSet custom actions for any of the standard keyboard keys, such as macros, remaps, and moreClick the “+” button to add a new action to the list Use the drop-down menu to select what action you want a key to perform, then configure the settings for that action Select one of the keys on the image of the K83 Wireless to to use for selected action GesturesTo enable custom gestures in iCUE, click Settings at the top of the iCUE window, then click the “K83 Wireless” icon Next, click the checkbox for “Enable Gestures Customization” Now, navigate back to the main iCUE screen. On the left, you’ll see many options for gestures. By default, all the gestures shown are activated, but use the Windows default actions for these gesturesTo change the action a gesture will perform, select the desired gesture on the left. Then, using the dropdown menu, select one of the actions to perform Lighting EffectsWith Lighting Effects, you can set the brightness of your K83’s backlight, as well as select between no effect, static color, or pulse CalibrationThe calibration option is specifically for the joystick and can help ensure you have a consistent experience when using it. To calibrate, make sure you’re not touching the joystick, then click “Begin Recalibration.” Navigation ControlNavigation control allows you to adjust settings for the navigation inputs, like touchpad pointer speed and joystick sensitivity. Performance Under the performance tab, you can select what behavior you want from the F-Lock button, whether that’s disabling the Windows key, touchpad, etc. Now that you’re all connected, what are you waiting for? Watch your favorite show, browse the web, play a game! Whatever it is you plan to do, the K83 Wireless will be the perfect companion for your home entertainment setup. If you have any other questions, suggestions, or comments, join us on our community forums, Discord Server, or Reddit. Thanks!

  • Most modern cases include a power supply cover or shroud that cleans up the internal look of your PC by hiding things such as your PSU cables and drive cages. However, some cases don’t include this or you may want to upgrade your existing case with one, so I will show you how to make one on your own! For this guide, we’re going to use a build in the Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass case. As you can see in the image above, it’s a great budget case with an open internal layout with the PSU and cables visible. A PSU shroud would be an easy mod to do to for this case and would help clean things up. First, I put together a quick mockup using cardboard. Cardboard is a great way to quickly prototype parts like a PSU cover which can be hard to visualize. Next, I measured how wide the cover needed to be. Then I measured the length, which can change based on your fan configuration in the front or any other parts that may get in the way. Finally, I measured the height, which we’ll add to the width to figure out how big a piece we’ll need to cut out, adding a few extra millimeters for the bend. I marked out the measurements on a sheet of 2mm thick aluminum. This was later cut out with a jigsaw and the edges filed down with regular hand files and sandpaper. Take the height from the measurements again and mark out on the sheet of aluminium, this will help when doing the bend. I used a sheet bender for this. This is how the part ended up looking after the bend, however I did not want it to be raw aluminum… …so I spray-painted it white. If you’re interested in the process I used, I covered spray-painting parts in a previous blog post. Mounting the cover is very straightforward, I did not want any screws to be seen so I used 3M double-sided tape and mounted the cover to the PSU itself. This is how it ended up looking mounted, much cleaner don’t you think? When the entire project was finished I ended up with a pretty great result, what do you think? Leave a comment and stay tuned for more how-to mod blogs.

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