PC Case Modding

QuakeCon 2018 Staff vs. Staff Modding Contest: Case #4

The Evil Within

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System Specifications

ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700K
MotherboardEVGA Z370 FTW
CPU Cooler
Swiftech Apogee XL2
Swiftech Extreme Performance 240mm – Swiftech Helix 120mm Fans
Swiftech Maelstrom 300mm
Monsoon Hardline Economy Compression Fittings, 1/2″ x 5/8
Memory2x8GB Kingston ValueRAM DR4-2400 CL17
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1070TI FTW
GPU Block
EKWB EK-FC1080 GTX FTW2 – Acetal+Nickel
DriveKingston UV500 M.2 SATA 480 GB
CaseFractal Design Define R6
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 850 PQ
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64-bit


After it’s all said and done, I had about $225.00 in paint and supplies. If I were to do this mod again (and well for future mods) I would not use spray paint. I’ll go back to painting with my paint gun. The process is similar but, I have more control over the material when using the spray gun.

The mod took 4th place but, I’m pretty happy with the way the mod turned out. The competition was pretty tough this year. Thanks to all the judges that helped judge the Staff vs. Staff contest.

There are however a couple of things that I will be changing. One I will be putting an LED heat spreader over the RAM to make it fit in a bit better. The second thing I want to do is sleeve the PWM cable from the Swiftech Maelstrom reservoir. Blue/green wire and a white connector stand out against a black motherboard. Final images are below.

I want to thank all of the sponsors again for participating in the Modders-Inc Staff vs. Staff Modding contest at Quakecon 2018.






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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

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