Our goal with this blog is more or less a basic guide to the tools you may need to build both custom loops and custom PCs in general. It will also serve as an organized list of links for those of you that know the struggles of searching through the thousands of parts we carry here at Performance-PCs.com. For some, this may be too basic, and if you’re looking for more specific guidance with your custom build I’d highly recommend you head over to our Youtube channel here and browse the many in depth guides we have there. For the rest of you, sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy some crucial information for getting started in the modding scene.
Building the perfect custom PC can be a lot of hard work, as many of you probably know. Researching components, assembling all the pieces properly, and getting everything to work together is no small task. If you’re like me and find the need to make your build stand out from the rest, then you spend even more time on custom mods. One of the most tedious parts of modding can be the paint work. Not only does this take a lot of time, but it takes some amount of skill as well. This is why I’ve started to turn to UV printing.Read more...
"So what's up with this mechanical keyboard stuff?"
That is an excellent question; one that is not without infinite answers.
Admittedly, mechanical keyboard people are very dedicated. And I mean 'dedicated' in the sense of being obsessed. Like any enthusiasts group, we're in it for the long-haul. And I say that with the utmost respect because I too am a keyboard cultist. "We" share the love and desire for mechanical keyboards, and everything that comes along with them. There does tend to be some 'clicks' (get it?) with keyboard people though, such as linear people, clicky people, and tactile people. And I've even seen snobbish people who only buy top-end kits created in closed private group-buys of like a dozen units only and won't even talk to the budgety people because they're 'low-class peasants'.Read more...
Hello fellow modders and watercoolers! If you’ve been at this hobby for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen one of the new trends in watercooling. WATERWAYS, or distribution plates as others call them. They’re handy for streamlining your tubing runs, and are most definitely pretty to look at in those custom builds. The only problem is that they take a CNC mill in order to make, not to mention a bit of experience with machining. One solution to this is off-the-shelf waterways from brands like EKWB, Bykski, and Barrow, however, these are all designed for specific cases, with a set hardware configuration.
Who wants a Case Labs case? --No, no, calm down....I'm not giving one away (nor would I!); I'm simply asking a rhetorical question!Read more...
The goal of this project was to give the Man with The Plan behind PPCs a new, kick-ass rig built with new, kick-ass gear. And the first case that came to mind was Case Labs!