I'd be interested to hear forumites stories on things that have gone wrong on pc mods, what you viewpoints are regarding pc modding and what motivates people to build their pc's into things like mannequins, remote control cars, etc.
I use ?? my computer solely for fun. So when I get to the stage , that its as fast/ smallest/ quietest ( don't think I will ever get there) will then have to start on the flashing lights etc . Why Not ? Its my hobby , makes more sense to me than standing in the rain watching 22 men kick a ball or sitting on a river bank , teaching a maggot to swim or etc etc
Its some ones idea of personal buzz I guess ,like putting fluorescent lights under a car ,or tiny blue ones recessed into the bonnet- why do they do that? Last year I gutted my 2001 -1,4 Athlone system and rebuilt to 64 bit - and new PSU same case,drives old memory to up the one supplied with MoBo, and, as said it sitting under desk by my left knee-I have been known to swing the chair and nudge the reboot button-oops- will have to something about that -- one day.
I built my own PC and deliberately avoided any custom mods, the only thing that makes mine stand out from the crowd is the aluminium case that I put it in. The case had a motor driven sliding door that used to go up and down at the push of a button to hide any beige optical drives etc, but the motor went up in smoke after 11 months and now I have to move it by hand.
I have no need for glitzy flashing lights or viewing windows, I am not into bling but then again I am nearer to 50 yrs old than 15, I think modding is more attractive to youngsters than us older more gentle folk.
My keyboard, optical mouse and Dell CRT monitor are all black with no unnecessary lights or buttons, just they way I like it so in effect it is personalized but not modded.