case mod 101: mouse LED swap

open mouse surgery

Optical mice all come with red LEDs. But other colors can work well while adding some style to your desktop.

case mod 101: LED swap

changing out the dim LEDs

Changing a case LED is simple, cheap, and a great way to customize your case. Here’s the details for how to do it the right way.

case mod 101: optical drive painting

drive disassembly

Beige drives can mess up the look of a custom case, but this article will show you how to remove the plastic parts for painting to match your case color theme.

case mod 101: the ATX power switch demystified

I'd rather switch than fight

Learn how to mod your power switch and learn about the ATX specification at the same time.

case mod 101: how to paint your computer case (part 2)

advanced paint techniques including finish sanding

Paintjob secrets you need to know. A full walkthrough of one of the lowest cost, highest impact case modifications: the show car gloss paint job. Part 2 shows you how to get the show car shine.

case mod 101: how to paint your computer case (part 1)

basic paint techniques including prep

Paintjob secrets you need to know. A full walkthrough of one of the lowest cost, highest impact case modifications: the show car gloss paint job. Part 1 walks you through prep and a basic paint job.

case mod 101: cutting a freestyle, low-profile window

Dremel 101

Computer case modding secrets revealed! Dremel wizardry unmasked! Every step illustrated, this walkthrough will teach you to hand-cut a window that will look as good as a factory cut.

case mod 101: stealth blowhole and case handles

simple functional mods

An article for you beginning modders. get your feet wet with this first article in my new “case mod 101″ series. Learn to use jigs to make your mods more professional.

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