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Computer Case Moding Suggestions

By kiwiman ยท 13 replies
Jan 13, 2005
  1. hello, i was thinking of moding my case, i have an hp pavilion 563w and i wanted to cut out a square in the side and install plexi glass. is this safe? would u recomend doing it? IS IT WORTH IT? i am planning on installing many many LED's and most of all, How do u recomend i approach this, any replys would b greatley appreciated :bounce:
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372

    It wont hurt to mod the case. Stores like Frys sell all sorts of kits and lights.
  3. Jordon_Kari

    Jordon_Kari TS Rookie

    Yes, also Frozencpu.com is good for that stuff.
  4. engel_wolf

    engel_wolf TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Vegasgmc, what kind of a store is frys? I've never heard of it before.
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372

    Its an electronics store like Best Buy but with a better computer department. They are pretty big in the eastern US. They opened a store here in Las Vegas about a year ago. You can order from them online at Outpost.com.
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,341

    No i dont think it is worth it. I would just get a new case. You can get some nice looking cases for less then 100 bucks easy. It saves you alot of hassle. I tried to fix up my old compaq case with a slot for a top fan and plexiglass in the side and it ended up looking like crap and took my forever. Good luck

  7. Chaos_Stryke

    Chaos_Stryke TS Rookie

    yea man,
    just get a new case.
    i need a new one,
    but i'm young and have no money
    so watever
    if your going to get one, get at least a full tower one for better air circulation
    and remember those case fans!
    I should really get one too
    but i have no $
    hey are rounded cables worth getting anyway?
    can anyone answer that.
  8. MiffyMike1207

    MiffyMike1207 TS Rookie

    id prolly agree with the others and just get a new case
  9. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,341

    Hey Chaos i feel for you. Im a jobless 16 year old and i am broke and need a new power supply, my computer restarts when i turn up my fans. :mad: But rounded cables just look nice. There is no real performance enhancment.

  10. Chaos_Stryke

    Chaos_Stryke TS Rookie

    I'm a sixteen year old jobless dude myself, about to do my science exam which i know i won't do very well in.
    Too bad we have no $ eh? I love to dream that i have the sickest computer, and wonder what would happen if my parents won the lottery
  11. MiffyMike1207

    MiffyMike1207 TS Rookie

    actually rounded cables are better for airflow which can keep your case cooler

    and when you are overclocking every degree counts
  12. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,341

    Please Miffy...I do not think they are worth it. The improved airflow would not signifcantly help with airflow. Unless maybe you have Alot of drives

  13. Rolly

    Rolly TS Rookie Posts: 17

    yes, i agree with that. The airflow increase is minimal. If your computer is so good that your worryed about that sort or performance and style, im sure you have a few fans to begin with.

    Also, kiwiman, just buy a new case.
  14. BringinHeat

    BringinHeat TS Rookie Posts: 139

    well not only is the rounded cables good for air flow however minimum it may be but they also reduce alot of clutter from your case specially if you have a window on the side you would want to keep it as clutter free as you can. Ide cables just look horrible and are crazy for wire managment if you are into that sorta thing. Oh get a new case make sure it is aluminum they tend to dissapate heat better and make sure there are enough fans in there. :bounce:
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