Custom Computer Cases
Buy or build a custom computer case
Protecting your computer from dust and moisture and keeping it safe is extremely important for its smooth
operation. Many people like to use custom computer cases for this purpose. On top of the obvious functions of
housing the parts of a computer and safeguarding them, they give you a chance to express yourself at the same
Custom computer cases are customized according to your
specifications, and you can choose what you want to have. They have become very popular, especially with the
younger generation. A common choice among these is the acrylic material made cases. Acrylic is a transparent
material that is used to make clear computer cases which can be seen through. The acrylic computer cases are the
best choice for modification and alteration, as they offer many options for customization. Now, many computer
owners seek to make the insides of their computers to look as hip and trendy as the outsides. This has led to the
production of many computer parts in colors. For example, some hard drives and cables come in different colors,
which you can mix and match to make your computer colorful.
There are various other materials that are used for making
custom computer cases such as plastic and steel. These materials are often cheaper, which contributes to their
Whatever the material chosen, they come in all kinds of
shapes and sizes. These include cases designed to look like furniture, antiques, trash cans, favorite toys, robots
and even cartoon characters. Depending on how far one wants to go, prices will vary considerably. Those who want to
order custom cases for themselves will have to pay the most.
If going with a professional custom computer case maker, it is possible to simply tell them just what you
want how you want it to look. The specifications and customization will be done according to your preference. If
going this route, it is a good idea to do a lot of shopping around since they can be a major investment depending
on how far you want to go and how elaborate the case will be.
Another option is to simply build a custom computer
case yourself. DIY can save a lot of money and is interesting for many people, but should not be attempted unless
you have a good knowledge of how computers work. If you have this knowledge and some artistic talent, then a lot of
customization options, from the very minor to complete makeovers, are available. Always keep in mind that cases are
designed with heat dissipation in mind. Make sure airflow will not be disrupted and that heat resistant materials
are not used. The case needs to be able to fit the motherboard and house all the components. It is a good idea to
go with more space than is actually needed to allow for proper cooling and future expansion.
There are a lot of cool lighting options when it comes to
lighting up the computer. You can use neon lights that are available in many sizes and can be easily fitted inside
your computer. A fashionable trend is to have the fans and lighting configured so that they both accentuate each
other and make it look like the light is flashing.
There is also a wide array of colors and other designs to
choose from. If a single color is not what you are looking for, landscapes, floral prints and other scenes are
available. For those with a little artistic skill who just want to customize the colors of the case, the cheapest
way may be to choose regular computer cases and color them themselves. Make sure that the lighting and the colors
complement each other and have the right look.
In the end, it is also important to keep in mind the
function as well as form when choosing or building custom computer cases, while they are a great way to show off
your individuality when it comes to your computer, they still have very practical functions to perform. With
a little imagination, they can serve both roles.