Homegrown Mod Manifesto: How To Build A UV PC

How To Create A UV PC

Let's face it, not all readers are as mechanically talented as others when it comes to modifying their computer cases. Every day we receive e-mails from readers asking for tips on creating a unique looking PC case without going through the difficultly involved with custom painting and cutting that is required for many case modifications. These readers are seeking a cool, customized and elegant looking case and system design that they will be proud to display at their next LAN party; but in many cases they have limited funds and not a lot of time to devote to their case mod solution.

There is hope for those readers who want to create a cool looking PC without a large investment of time and money. Many of the products and techniques that were developed by the most gifted of case modders are now available to the general public. These items have become more available as over-the-counter retailers have begun to add these items to their inventories. While some may be seeking extreme mod results, this article isn't about achieving the extreme. This article is directed toward a majority of readers who wish to dress up their system or build a new rig that offers some flair over the typical bland beige computer 'box.'

In this article, we will walk through the process of creating what we call the "THG UV PC." While we didn't put a price limit on the materials and devices that we selected for the construction of this unit, we chose what we thought were some very clean and good looking solutions that can be incorporated into a system design without too much trouble. And, if you like what you see here, you can build the same or a modified version of the THG UV PC, and expect a very respectable level of performance and capability for your hard earned cash. So, let's go shopping to gather the needed parts for this creation.