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Homegrown Mod Manifesto: How To Build A UV PC

So Many Choices, So Much Fun: Selecting The Parts, Continued

For our video card, we chose the ABIT FX5900 OTES 128 MB; we liked the way the exhaust channel was clear, and we figured that all of the UV reactive stuff inside the computer would give this card a very unique and cool look. We thought about changing the fan LEDs on the FX5900, but that became a more involved task than it was worth, so we just left these alone.

Once we had selected the motherboard, processor and video card, we decided that we should continue with the unique green colored, UV reactive look provided by the DFI NFII Ultra Motherboard. This meant that we would need parts that were both UV reactive and green; and as we found out, this wasn't as simple as we thought. We also had to deal with the problem of different shades of green. It would appear that each and every company that makes UV reactive parts has their own impression of what the color of UV reactive green should look like.

We chose the best of what was available to meet our needs, rather than the best of what we might have preferred to select from. All of the parts that we selected for this build did perform correctly, so we didn't have any reliability issues.

The Kingwin KT-424-BK-WM was the case we selected for the THG UV PC build. After winning a THG Editor's Choice in our recent Summer Case review, this case seemed to be the perfect case to complement our green UV PC theme.