Refers to modifications of a computer case to make it more visually appealing or functional.

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Are these graphics card standoffs?

I am preparing to build a custom case for myself and have come across these circular holes in my graphics card that look like standoffs holes. Could I put standoffs in these to hold the graphics card ...
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SATA to eSATA and back again using an old PC case

Simple question, will this work? I want to house hard drives in an old case and use the power supply in the old case to power the drives. Then I want to use two of these: Newegg SATA to ESATA ...
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Turn off LEDs on case fans?

I'm thinking of getting LED strips with adjustable colors for my PC. The problem is that I have several case fans, all with bright LEDs on them. I want to turn off these LEDs. What my first idea is is ...
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Put USB to PC Front Panel

I am going to DIY my PC case. But this problem happens to stock cases also. For example, I use the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK motherboard. It has 2x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0 ports through the internal ...
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Can you mount motherboard spacers/standoffs into plastic?

I'm planning on building a custom computer case out of acrylic plastic. With little-to-none electrical engineering experience I'm wondering if the motherboard spacers needs to be screwed into a ...
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SATA Connector Stress Impact on Reliability [closed]

As we fill up a mid-tower case with more drives, the SATA cables get rather tricky to get in a position so that they enter the connection near perfectly aligned so as to not put any stress on the SATA ...
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What is the name for a computer case that exposes the motherboard when opening?

I'm looking for a PC case that is functioning like old Macintosh cases. This is the case of a Power Macintosh G3 B&W. Notice it has a hinged door that opens downwards and has the motherboard on ...
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LED Case Lighting Installation

I just purchased the following LED Kit to use in my Corsair 760T case. What should I purchase in addition with what's included to have these LEDs work inside my case using a 1300W G2 PSU? The bundle ...
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What's the best way to spray paint the inside of my case?

I was just wanting to spray my case black and someone told me that if the inside is not "grounded" something could quite possibly short out and/or fry. Just wondering if this is true and what type of ...
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Dust filters for computers

Has anyone had any success in completely filtering the airflow in their computer? If so, what materials did you use? My room is extremely dusty, and my computer sits on the floor. I'm having to ...
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How can I convert a laptop into a desktop?

I have an old laptop that I don't really use anymore, but I think would be useful as a desktop. Are there any instructions for taking a laptop motherboard and putting it into a case and converting to ...
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What factors do you choose to pick a PC Chassis or Case?

When you're shopping around for a PC case or Chassis, what factors do you use for picking a computer case? Are there any non-technical criteria you factor into your decision?
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Do integrated speakers exist?

This is probably way off-topic, but do integrated pc speakers (not the "beep" kind..) exist for desktop PC's? I'm building a "mobile" box, and the only cables I need so far are power and monitor ...