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Case Modding with AquaTuning and Phobya

Phobya Kit

Introduction

Performance is a great factor when deciding what to buy, but what about looks? Should a rig be esthetically pleasing, or is it just a waste of money? For some, including me, casemodding is a hobby and can give a lot of pleasure. Improving the looks of your system can make the difference whether it’s good for the living room, to show off on LAN-parties, or just for your own satisfaction.

Today we’ll take a look at some casemodding accessories supplied by and available at AquaTuning.

About AquaTuning

Aquatuning is a huge webshop that is all about watercooling and casemodding. That actually sums it up, but there’s more to say. AquaTuning has stores in fifteen different countries, a lively forum and a huge product portfolio. You’ll find products of all related brands here. In this article I’ll focus on Phobya products.

The Plan

Casemodding

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The plan? Simple! I’ll change this heap of messy cables and dust into a sparkling blue machine.

Casemodding

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AquaTuning kicked me off with a bag of sweets, that’s sweet! [rimshot, Ed.]

Casemodding

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First off will be the 8-pin CPU cable. It’s now yellow-black with a white header, which doesn’t fit the theme at all.

Casemodding Aquatuning

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Second, the fan wires, looking messy and the red doesn’t comply with the blue theme.

Casemodding Aquatuning

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Ah… 24-pin cables with their rainbow colours. Typically, I want these cables to be subtle and not so much in-your-face as it is now. Some casemodders make a practice out of sleeving their cables with multiple colours to fit a more specific theme.

Besides these parts, I’ll also replace one of my low performance fans with a nice and silent fan. Last but not least, I’ll sleeve some cables myself, to show the ease of this process and the wide variety of options available.