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  1. DDCustomMods

    Mom's Mod - Everquest Themed Pay it Forward Build

    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!
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    Mom's Mod - Everquest Themed Pay it Forward Build

    Thanks Mos! I have a pic to show you once I get them unpacked, but got a small set of nice hand planes. I saw them and thought of you. Lady gave them to me for free with a load of other hardware, fasteners, tools that I got for $30. I'm going back to clear out more hardware/lumber/sheet metal as she's prepping to sell her house after her husband passed a year ago. Even getting my hands on an older table saw for $10 😁
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    Mom's Mod - Everquest Themed Pay it Forward Build

    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! But now we need the hardware…. Let’s look at the tragic tower she has been using…… all that dust! YUCK! Rip the hardware out, salvage what’s acceptable, then get that Intel motherboard installed in the Nanoxia CoolForce1 case. Now it’s time to drop in an upgraded air cooler that might just do a bit better than her other one… That cable management……. Just don’t look at the backside I told you not to look! But…. we can fix it with these lovely Nanoxia CoolForce combs!!! Boom! Build is complete! One Lavender Everquest case mod complete!! Now what…….?!?! Oh right, need to address that old desk mess situation…. And ta-da! Now she not only has a setup worth showing off, but she’s got some extra organization for all her craft business And here’s an obligatory photo of me training the next generation of modders! My 3 year old diligently putting screws into the motherboard tray while watching YouTube on her tablet. As always, thanks for joining us on this journey and keep modding!!
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    Mom's Mod - Everquest Themed Pay it Forward Build

    Haha just the one sandwhich bag of seeds, and I stand at my desk watching some anime that I can binge watch without paying close attention lol
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    Mom's Mod - Everquest Themed Pay it Forward Build

    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 shots of our 24 pin, absolutely loving the boldness of these Nanoxia cable combs! After the 24 pin was done, we switched gears and made our 8 pin EPS connector as well. Again I apologize about such a long delay in updates, hopefully as this winter is turning to spring I will have more to update soon!! As always…. Keep modding!
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    Mom's Mod - Everquest Themed Pay it Forward Build

    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 for….. the case modding. We unboxed the case and got straight to work. First, we flipped the optical cages. Then took the case apart and reassembled it in a reverse ATX configuration. Next to strengthen the motherboard tray to finalize the mod. The hardest part was making the front mesh back up in a way that still looked normal-ish Our temporary pile of parts while we took the case apart. Our custom vinyl stickers! They will pop nicely against the black case! Until the next update, Happy Modding! Mod Components: Case: Nanoxia CoolForce1 Fans: Nanoxia CoolForce 120/140mm Keyboard: GAMDIAS Ares P1 Mouse: GAMDIAS Hades Gaming Mat: GAMDIAS NYX
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    Mom's Mod - Everquest Themed Pay it Forward Build

    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!
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    DDCM Desk Project: Unique. Simple. Powerful

    Thanks Mos! And the feeling is great. Can't wait to start my next project.
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    DDCM Desk Project: Unique. Simple. Powerful

    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!
  10. 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 we continue down this journey, help me celebrate a belated birthday/retirement/Mother’s Day gift. CONCEPT The front panel of the case will have the EQ logo in lavender and a vinyl decal shot of her halfling druid. The glass side of the case will be frosted with the druid logo. Her main character’s name on the custom PSU shroud. If we can manage to get the wood and hardware, upgrading her gaming workstation is a priority as her small desk does not have the storage to handle her crafts and computer. So I did up a concept for a desk that would provide her with all the organization she would need. WARNING!!! SPOILER!! Here’s the final before and after of the build and her gaming station. Feel free to read through the forums to see how we accomplished this! CASE MOD Before: After: GAMING STATION Before: After: Until the next update, Happy Modding!
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    DDCM Desk Project: Unique. Simple. Powerful

    Actually the magnets give me an idea.... if I mount small l brackets(painted black) at a depth of the acrylic, then I can place the acrylic in place with the magnets? maybe. but then it'll be flush mounted also(or as flush as I can get) EDIT: Well... L brackets might be too big to work with, but small square wooden dowels should do the trick. Haha, she's ordering a kid's play rug to cover most of the room.... and our 12 year old vacuums lol
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    DDCM Desk Project: Unique. Simple. Powerful

    Thanks Mos! Still working toward the final photos. Any ideas for mounting the 1/4" acrylic windows? I was going to paint some screw heads read and just mount it to the outside of the desk. But after getting the desk together to it's current state I love how clean the outside is and don't want to sully that with the raised acrylic panels. Additionally, I'd like them to be semi removable for maintenance down the road. Clues? Haha hey monkey man! Thanks for the kind words *wiggles all 10 fingers* yep all there. Also you must remember....all is fair in love and modding I was lucky that my wife didn't have my head for the paint haha. She just shrugged and said "It's just carpet" ....disaster averted there. For the top of the desk, the plan is to paint a fan drawn dragon head and flames, then poly the top. That should keep all that primate oil off the desk.... and beard oil too
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    DDCM Desk Project: Unique. Simple. Powerful

    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 hours cleaning the carpet instead DOH! Several hours later I recruited my daughters help and we drained the desk of all the distilled water and filled it with the Mayhems Red Aurora liquid. After the paint dried on the desk top, I attached it in place and took this teaser picture for social media. After all the cable management was done and I verified it was working great, I took this semi finished picture. All that’s left is to install the windows and to get the vinyl lettering in place. And YES, I know it’s a small old monitor for this massive project. haha. I hope everyone has enjoyed this so far and I will update with final pictures on a real camera once I get to the last couple things done. And hopefully by then I’ll have a better monitor too. Until next time, Happy Modding!
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    DDCM Desk Project: Unique. Simple. Powerful

    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 connected we started our leak testing. Until next time, Happy Modding!
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    DDCM Desk Project: Unique. Simple. Powerful

    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 the InWin RGB LED strips and how I was going to run the cable. After the cable test, I brought the desk inside to be wiped down with a damp cloth. Once it was clean and dry we started painting it black by cutting in the corners and angles first. Then we broke out the 3” brush and filled in all the big areas. If you’re still reading this far, the next update will be the components installed and the loop set back up and hopefully filled! Leak testing here I come! Until next time, Happy Modding!
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