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  1. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9JGpG Good afternoon my fellow enthusiasts! We are COMPLETE!!! Couldn’t be a happier feeling than a working mod. First, we need to clean and prep our trusty ol’ Phenom II Then we can slap on some Arctic MX-4 paste in preparation to install that beastly Freezer eSports Duo cooler Cooler installed with our custom AM3 mounts, nice and snug Drives are in and mounted! That cooler is so over
  2. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9JGpG Good morning fellow modders! So lets get another update on Node Zero and get the PSU shroud created! We first found our piece of material and cut and bent it into shape. Then test fit it with the HDD cages. Then cutting the holes for the grommets was easy as 1..2…..3 Then a dash of paint… and presto! Time to hide those nasty cables. And…. bam! Power cables managed and look at all that SATA power just sitting the
  3. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9JGpG Good morning fellow modders and world takers! We have begun the work on Node Zero! First we need to get to painting…. the handles specifically. Use that good ol’ Krylon in #### that’s bright yellow! Getting that PSU in place…. Just an old Raidmax 500w, but it works well and keeps steady power for my drives! I love how this case has the ability to use 2 PSUs Time to install these beautiful yellow Arctic fans! 6 fans to keep air
  4. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pkKk29 Hey all! I had a couple minutes last night so I took a picture of the car’s bumper and recreated the lettering. Now the design is really coming together!!!
  5. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pkKk29 Goood afternoon my fellow PC nuts and Luder lovers! First, let’s get some love for a bath for #AcidDragon as she sits in the driveway Now that we know what we are working towards….. Let’s start changing this Thermaltake Commander C34 case! First let’s get this front panel off by using a gentle prying motion with a flat screwdriver to release the 4 clips Those 200mm of RGB goodness (Thermaltake included front intake fans) Now we can get the grills removed and get them painte
  6. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pkKk29 What is up my friends and fellow PC gurus! Just wanted to take a post to give a huge thanks to our sponsors! First off, we have Thermaltake who has been gracious enough to send not only the Commander 34 case, but all the watercooling gear we need and the power to make it all work. Moving on, we come to EVGA. They were kind enough to send over a EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 to go with our EVGA FTW Z390 board. Third, we come to our partne
  7. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9JGpG What is up my fellow modders! Let me introduce you to our next project Node Zero! BACKGROUND Node Zero was conceptualized as our move back home on the west coast meant leaving our staircase server hub back in Tennessee. Now that I’ve been back home in NV for the past year, I have been missing not only our PLEX and Gaming servers, but our backups and our RAID 5 system. Because of this, I started brainstorming a new case to house our server hardware, something that could handle many HDDs. After se
  8. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pkKk29 Good to see you all again! We have begun our next mod!!!!! Are you as excited as I am? Let me know what you think and drop me a response below. BACKGROUND As someone who loves computer modding, I actually enjoy working on cars as well. My current project vehicle is a 2000 Honda Prelude. So naturally when I saw that Thermaltake’s new Commander 34 case looks like the honda emblem, I knew what I had to do. I’m here to present to you our latest sponsored build, “Prelude PC” BUILD PLAN
  9. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zn9Zw6 Good morning all my lovely people! How about a quick update to share our review of the Nanoxia CoolForce case that we modded for this project! Solid intro case with a beautiful smoked tempered glass side panel. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV3JsLuxLdE As always! Be yourself, be unique!
  10. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zn9Zw6 Good morning all my lovely people! I’m pleased to announce that #MomsMod is COMPLETE!! So let’s begin….. We start off first with the Gamdias peripherals, the Ares Keyboard and the Hades Mouse. Mask and paint time. Switching over to the Nanoxia CoolForce 140mm fans, we mask the frame off so we can get the fans painted purple! After a day of letting the paint dry, we are ready to start assembling the case. So far so good! That vinyl looks awesome!
  11. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zn9Zw6 Gooooood morning everyone! Did you miss me? Sorry about the long pause between updates, but I wanted to bring you some of the custom sleeving we are doing for the build. We’ve been on hiatus waiting for the weather to turn pleasant again so I can begin painting components. But we began sleeving……. And like all tedious tasks, sunflower seeds are a must to increase concentration! Starting with the 24 Pin we got our purple camo cables in place. Final sho
  12. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zn9Zw6 Hey everyone! Time for a long overdue update! Let’s make this a big one! First I’d like to welcome aboard our newest sponsor GAMDIAS! Who provided a mouse and mouse mat. Also, our streaming partner @SomeRandomChicx from Twitch who provided the matching GAMDIAS keyboard! To continue with materials for this build, we ordered some sleeving to make our custom extensions from MainFrame Customs! Now to get onto what you came f
  13. Calen will always be the winner with us!
  14. We will be kicking off our #STREAM packed weekend with a LIVE Unboxing of our newest mod PC case by #Nanoxia!! Join us Sat(6/23) 6am PST(US) on #Twitch! #MomsMod #Everquest #PC http://www.twitch.tv/DDCustomMods <- Follow and click "Notify" so you don't miss it! We will post the link to the recorded unboxing next week!
  15. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? So we needed a shot of the desk to put on our new business cards, so….. I figured I wanted to share with you. We are also in talks to do a hardware upgrade if the vendor approves it. Of course, none of this would’ve been possible without the amazing sponsors! The business cards came out pretty snazzy too! Until next time, Happy Modding!
  16. PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zn9Zw6 Hey everyone! Just wanted to get the mod log started for our newest case mod! It won’t be anything super crazy just a simple themed “Pay it Forward” mod for my mother. BACKGROUND My mother was always encouraging and supportive in my gaming growing up and to this day still plays Everquest(15 years later…). Because of this, I am transplanting her computer guts into a Nanoxia CoolForce 1 Tempered Glass edition case. Thankfully Nanoxia is sponsoring the case, fans and LED strips to make this a reality. So as w
  17. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? First we will start with the winner of my contest. I wanted people on social media to design a dragon and flames to paint on the top of the desk before I seal it up. Here’s the winner. I loved the shape of the dragon head. The flames will need a little cleaning. Ok, back to the desk. We took this picture while it was night time and during the leak test. The next morning we went to paint the top of the desk…. And ended up spending a few hour
  18. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? We can start off with a glamour shot of the leak testing we did. One of the first things we did while waiting for all the paint to dry was to finish making our custom sleeved extensions. Once the paint dried we immediately set to installing our components and figuring out our cable paths. Then we prepped and installed our painted NexXxos 360 radiators which followed with fans, tubes and everything else. Once it was all connec
  19. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? We left off last time with a completed watercooling loop…. but still had to paint. So we start off by stripping it down to the bare wood. While I waited for some wood filler to dry, I went ahead and painted our Alphacool NexXxos radiators, PSU mount bracket, GSkill RAM heatspreaders, and the fan grills for our rear intake fans. Once the filler was dry, I wasted no time sanding it down. Then just testing a theory I checked the fit of th
  20. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? So before the watercooling, acrylic bending, madness ensues….. Here’s a quick picture of our SSD mount. Now that’s over with…. Here’s our Alphacool acrylic tubing runs! I did also record a video on how I cut and bent the acrylic….. But don’t have a computer that has the power to edit/render the video. So bear with me Until next time, Happy Modding!
  21. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? Let’s get this update started with one of my favorite photos so far. The Alphacool Flow Meter Square Plexi edition. That polished plexi just makes my heart flutter. Should be interesting to see it in action with the red fluid lol. Next was a super daunting task of painting our ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard to get rid off all the green and tan and make it red. Steps: take it out of Night Shark, tape up everything and slip non sticky tape in all the
  22. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? Let’s start this update with some great shots of our Alphacool gear. Sexy watercooling in place so I can start bending tubing soon. We then went onto install our Seagate Barracuda drive in the HDD rack below the radiator shelf. I can only hope the SATA cable will reach haha Speaking of cables, I first made a cable passthrough plate for the power cables to pass through. Sexy 3 grommets from ModM
  23. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? I have a couple updates to post, but we’ll start with the first one to say “We are now moved into the new house!!” One of my first tasks was to reorganize the garage into a workable area for me. Below is my new dungeon. Then I turned my broken laptop into a HTPC in our bedroom so we can relax before bed with a show. Look at that cable management. Second picture is the wires behind the small 21” screen. The only way it’d be
  24. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jBy4r7 Good morning DDCM fans and followers! How about another DDCM desk PC update? So, I wish I had a huge update for you guys, but unfortunately I only have one depressing picture for you. We started packing away our parts for the desk. For those that haven’t followed us on social media, we are about to embark on a coast to coast move as we move back to our hometown area near Lake Tahoe, NV. My wife and I have both had parents have medical issues to include her mom having brain surgery. Because of
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