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  • Maintain Custom PCs, Gaming and LAN Culture
  • Maintain Custom PCs, Gaming and LAN Culture


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 31:03

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    Originally recorded November 2018

    Show Notes

    This is a fun wrap up episode talking about one of semiannual LAN events that Hardware Asylum helps sponsor.  Sponsorship is a great way to give back to the local community and helps promote Hardware Asylum and what we do on the website.  Over the past couple LAN events Dennis would host an overclocking demonstration proving that even mediocre hardware can be fast.  For Boise LAN 8.0 it was decided to explore one of the other sides of Hardware Asylum, casemodding.

    Casemodding is one of those things that was popular in the early days and was quickly adopted by case builders as a way to make their products more desirable by consumers.  Factory “pre-mods” were often cheaply done and not much better than the stock case the mod was based on.  As time went on the mods became better and started to feature things that weekend modders couldn’t do and was really the basis behind the high-end cases you find today.

    For the LAN Dennis custom painted a Metallicgear Neo Micro with an automotive grade pearl white and decorated it with a set of orange racing stripes and the flame guy logo in the middle.  In terms of mods this one of the simplest to do however, Dennis likes to amp things up.

    In preparation of the LAN Dennis and Darren also decided to give the View X31 build a flush and replace the Thermaltake C1000 Opaque with the new Thermaltake C1000 Clear.  The coolant was then colored with C1000 red dye and it really turned out quite nice.

    Episode 93 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)