Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the article.
Make Your Chassis A Masterpiece
You’ve been bitten by the modding bug and have finished your first modded case. You added a LED-lighted fan, mastered the spray can one-color case change, and maybe added a CCFL (cold-cathode fluorescent lamp). But for whatever reason, it’s just not what you wanted (or you think you can do better). You know you want to take your upcoming mod to the next level but are unsure on the correct approach.
Well, you’re in luck. We’ll be taking a look at a couple key areas and how to achieve the refined look you are striving for.
Creating that masterpiece takes more than just power tools alone. There are many things to take into consideration, such as how much time you really want to dedicate to build. You’re not going to construct a killer mod over the weekend (unless you have some fancy “edited-to-fit-in-the-allotted-time-frame” powers we’re not aware of). Sure, the tools and materials available to you can determine what you can accomplish, but there is one equalizer: hard work.
Find Your Inspiration
You may be a master with a drill press and other tools, but your mod will go nowhere if you don’t have the most important piece of the puzzle: an idea. One of the easiest types of mod to develop ideas for and build is a theme mod. We all have our favorite movie, TV show, game, sport team, etc. Find something that you like about that particular subject and go with it.
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