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  1. 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.
  2. Hello ! The WASD keys on my K63 fell off. Turned out, the plastic underneath each key, where there is a "cross" female part, that sits on the switch itself, was broken. It had cracked in the corners, and some plastic was still there, some not. I ordered a kit of "PBT Double Shot PRO Keycaps", hoping these would be better. In the meantime i used several old keyboards i had laying around, but they were all horrible, so i eventually bought a very cheap "TKL svive Triton Speed" that i got for 50% off, to use as a spare while i waited for these Corsair keycaps. I was very disappointed when i found that the Corsair keycaps mod kit, contained exactly the same quality keys, as was originally on my K63. While on the "XtrFY svive Triton Speed" backup keyboard, was MUCH thicker plastic under the keys, these were in fact round on the outside of the stem, so they would be much less prone to cracking, since there is no edges, theres no place for the crack to start, plus the additional material also helps. Now the K63 has become the backup keyboard, sitting on the shelf packed in plastic, with brand new "PRO" keycaps. Corsair should seriously look into improving the quality of these keys, especially when you buy these replacement kits, you expect to get something that is a little better, when it says "PRO" on the package. I was enjoying my K63 until now, i thought it was completely ok, but now ? Nothing PRO about it. Look at the difference on the stem in the middle under the keys (Corsair on top, XtrFy bottom):
  3. I am almost certain that I will buy the Corsair 680x (White) in the near future. Does anyone know if there are mod companies who sell a mesh replacement for the front and top glass of the 680x case?
  4. Has anyone modded the front grill to remove the plastic cross pieces for a clean mesh grill look? I want to install fan grills with a design but this cross hatch messes any look to the grills. Or is there anyone with a spare from an old build they are willing to part with for me to try this out?
  5. I own a corsair k70 rapidfire and I would like to grease or lube my keyboard to make the sound and feel better. Is there any way I can remove the top part of my switch without having to desolder my keyboard in any way? Another thing does anyone have any suggestions for greases or lubes I should use? Is there any way at all I can do this without desoldering it in any way I have the material to desolder but I do not want to risk my keyboard getting damaged. Thank you!
  6. Hey Guys, This is me starting a build guide for my next build which is, no surprise, a scratch build based on a style of the mirror dimension from Doctor Strange. Lots of glass, and orange coolant. Anyway, the case is also a mix in style of the InWin Tou and Antec Tourque. A few parts have arrived, but the specs are not definite yet. A rough idea is: CPU R7 3800X GPU RTX 2080 SUPER/TI (unsure of budget) MOBO Crosshair VIII Hero RAM 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200mhz PSU Aerocool Project 7 P750 COOLING EK Loop, DDC pump and 2 PE360s STORAGE 1TB 970 EVO, and then either another one in RAID or a 2TB hard drive (Depending on budget) CASE The design is incomplete, but my render so far is… Expect more detail soon, the rest of the parts are being bought on Black Friday. Ask Me anything! Murdoch
  7. hey guys n gals, so i was researching about getting pudding keycaps for my K70 RGB and discovered that corsair do not seem to make them for us YET,(cough cough,hint hint),also because corsair have an odd shaped bottom row keycap set for the windows cap and the spacebar cap it would look odd purchasing a set and not have those caps available to swap out then i discovered this awesome mod for doing it yourself on youtube,now please be aware that this is not a short mod and you will need to take your time 7hrs according to the video and most importantly this will also void any warranty you have on your existing board if it's fairly new,(unless you purchase a new set of caps and replace the ones you are going to mod),but let's be honest a new keycap set is not that expensive so if you fancy giving it a go please watch the youtube video i will link below i am going to try on my black keycaps as i currently have the white keycap set on my K70 at the mo' and these seem to be fully white or i would do it to these as well and if anyone from corsair happens to read this thread how's about making some pudding keycap sets available to purchase please...thanks all credit goes to Maraksot78 from youtube and none of this was my idea so please feel free to subscribe to his channel via the linked video below [ame] [/ame]
  8. It’s not often we see an insane concept such as the three-headed gaming beast, King Ghidorah. Cameron Watkins, the mastermind behind this stunning creation, was kind enough to share some of his thoughts regarding planning out and building such a complex system. Who are you? My name is Cameron Watkins, I’m a case modder from Dallas, Texas. My full time job is that of a software developer, but I really enjoy just about everything computer related. Getting my own computer at a young age led me to wanting to make my own games, which lead me to building my own computer which lead me to more programming, and the cycle just repeated itself and here I am. I started off getting into modding when my brother started a business and got a laser cutter. I realized with a laser cutter I could easily design cases and make pieces for computer builds. I started off with several simple acrylic designs, then made a computer with a functioning fish tank, and now tried my hand at a mobile LAN party system with this build. Why are you building this? I built a smaller version of this for QuakeCon last year, meant for two players, while I had trouble with the actual virtualization at the time with Ryzen being so new, I was given the opportunity to go bigger with Threadripper. Around the same time many of the bugs that hindered the last build on the software side were fixed, so I knew what I had to do, go big or go home! With the concept of scaling up three gamers I looked around for a visual theme and somehow came back to King Ghidorah from the Godzilla movies. Growing up my best friend had a lot of Godzilla toys and I remember King Ghidorah being one of my favorites. I think Gigan was actually my favorite, but he didn’t fit the bill for this build. With sixteen cores and being able to reasonably sit three people next to each other, the mobile LAN party idea solidified as three games each with four cores and the last four cores for a dedicated server (and host). How does CORSAIR hardware make this build possible? CORSAIR is most of the build honest. RAM, SSDs, Power supply, Case, Fans. It’s everything but the GPU, motherboard, and watercooling! Functionality, I knew some of the hardware that I needed to use, a Threadripper 1950x and three RX480s. Next was to find monitors that pair well, after looking around for something large enough to be enjoyable but small enough to not be silly, I settled on some 21.5 inch screens. King Ghidorah is gold, and when I mean gold I mean solid gold. I needed RGB and lots of it. The HD120s have an excellent sparkle look, with strong LEDs that aren’t hidden behind frosting and with the CORSAIR Commander PRO, I was actually able to run eight fans, temperature probes in the watercooling loop The next issue was deciding on the RAM, the Zen architecture is a little finicky with RAM, but that was no problem for this CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2933MHz. And as much as RGB can help with this build, I also wanted it to be grounded in gold, physical gold, something that looked like King Ghidorah’s scales. CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX fit the bill perfectly. With a simple mod aided by a gold sharpie, a solid black stick was transformed. The last component to pick was the power supply, running three dedicated gaming stations means powering three dedicated gaming stations. Simple napkin math quickly showed that this was going to be drawing close to 1000 watts, even with relatively power efficient components. The RM1000x saved the day, providing good, clean power at a 80+ gold rating (ha ha gold) with modular cables, exactly what this build needed. What sort of obstacles did you overcome during the planning and building process? Fitting this many components into a relatively small case was a challenge, most of the build problems were a matter of getting everything to fit within the case itself. The case is spacious but with that the custom watercooling I had an interesting problem, the water block I was using for the CPU had the inlet on the right side and could not be re-orientated. My options for routing looked something like this: I decided on the left layout meaning I needed four pass-throughs to the back of the case. After a lot of drilling and dremeling, I had a path to the back of the case through a clean pass-through plate that I made. Even with the triple hard drive cage directly behind my top two holes I was able to go through it and still leave it functioning with room for two disks! And the pass-through plate turned out amazingly after getting V1tech’s aid in printing on it. The last issue I was afraid of turned out to not even be an issue, with this many components in a case, there is a lot of cabling. But this case is a double wide, where the back side has a lot of empty space. That coupled with the Commander PRO made cable management a lot less of an issue, sure there were a lot of cables, but I didn’t have to be too neat with them, at least not on the back side. Everything had room and it was easy to close it all back up. So how does it run? Mission accomplished? The build runs really well. Sixteen cores is more than I knew what to do with at first so with the help of 64GB of CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX RAM, I knew it would be an excellent platform for virtualization. As defined by Wikipedia, “virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including virtual computer hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.” With that many CPU cores, RAM, and GPUs, I wanted to scale up my idea of a mobile LAN party. This really is a no compromise, all-in-one solution. It offers an excellent 1080p, up to 75hz, FreeSync, gaming experience without having to sacrifice on the muscles to get real tasks done. Each user gets four cores and eight threads with 16GB of RAM, along with their very own AMD Radeon RX 480. What would you like to try building next? My last two builds have been rather large with monitors directly attached to the case to allow for a one step mobile LAN party, but I’ve realized while it’s one step, it’s really difficult to move such a massive, heavy construction. I think my next project will be to go back to my roots. I’ve always loved small builds, but I’m not one to like compromising on performance. I loved the possibilities offered by PCI Express bifurcation, which is literally splitting PCI Express lanes. In this context I mean using a riser cable to turn a mini-itx motherboard’s one 16x slot into two 8x slots. I did that in my previous project “HailFire” but this time instead of just running a multiple GPU set up, I think a utility PCIe device and a GPU would be a more practical solution. That said, I really enjoy watercooling, so I’m sure it will involve a good amount of that.
  9. Case mods are something we love to see here at Corsair. One case modder we have seen progress a lot the last few years is Justin “MetallicAcid” Ohlsen. We recently got the privilege to talk to him about one of the mods he finished last year: Redefined. Tell me a little bit about yourself? Sure! My name is Justin, known as MetallicAcid on forums and social media. I am father to two great kids and a husband to the most supportive (and patient) woman in the world. I am from Australia, but I live in Sweden with my wife's side of the family. When did you start modding and what got you into it? I started PC modding around 3 years ago when I started checking out all of the awesome rigs people created. I was a lurker at overclock.net cable management forum, and some people posted their sleeved cables and cable management in their beautiful custom rigs. I started to look a little closer at some of the details and noticed that modifications had been done. I started subscribing to mod build logs, and was soon thereafter to make my own custom masterpiece! What tools do you use when modding? My go to tools are the rotary tool, jigsaw and metal files. I recently invested in a circular saw with guide rail in an attempt to save time on getting straight cuts when compared to the jigsaw. So far so good! Most instrumental is the ruler, and a pen + paper for creating “To-Do” lists and sketching design ideas. Where did you find your inspiration for Redefined and where did you get the idea to use leather? A friend of mine was showing me his dream car, which was a McLaren Spider. We was browsing the image search when I spotted a white McLaren with tan leather trim inside, and I had the idea of dressing the inside of the chassis with custom faux leather panels. I personally had not seen it in any projects I had come across, and thought that I would like to give the idea a try. What has been the biggest challenge with this project? The biggest challenge was correcting a mistake that I had made... I had went ahead and ordered a discrete GPU for this project, but only upon installing the GPU inside the chassis on the motherboard, I noticed that I would no longer put on the side panel as the heat pipes from the GPU stuck up too much. I thought of taking the easy way out and just cut a hole into the acrylic side panel, but I thought I would go with the flow and take this as an opportunity to get innovative, and create a series of panels so that I could mount the GPU vertically, and have it shown off in all of it's glory. What is your favorite Corsair product? My current favorite Corsair product is the Carbide 600C chassis. This chassis reminds me of my very first chassis that I had ever purchased (The SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E) as it has almost the exact same layout but in ATX format. The front and top panels are really nice with the sleek design and monolithic vibe they give off. This is the chassis that I have chosen for my current work in progress modding project. Besides modding PC’s, what do you do on your free time? Modding, designing and planning and posting my projects takes up almost all of my free time. This is because I love to do what I do so much. Sometimes though, and can just think “meh” and literally do nothing, disconnect and indulge in a good book. Game of Thrones is currently my favorite series. We want to give Justin a big thank you for taking the time to talk to us and for sharing these amazing photos!
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