PC modding

As a big fan of PC builds and mods of all kinds, I thought I’d share my own history of PC’s through this century. My latest PC is the first time I had a go at watercooling, albeit with a kit and only with CPU cooling, but I hope that in the future I’ll be bold enough to try something harder (and more expensive)!

As a side note, some of the best PC mods I have seen are on the modding section of bit-tech.net, my go-to website for PC software and hardware, which also hosts monthly modding competitions as well as a number if modding guides and project logs.

So below are some detail and images of my past PCs.



  • Lighting: 10 cm Cold Cathode UV x2
  • Tubing: Primochill Primoflex Advanced Tubing 16/11 – UV Blue
  • Coolant: Mayhems Pastel – Ice White


PC Specs:

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50 GHz
    GPU: VTX3D AMD Radeon HD 7870 Black Boost Edition 2 GB
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator 2×8 GB. DDR3 2133MHz
    Case: Anidees AI-6W Midi Tower
  • Watercooling: OcUK Tech Lab – V8 Watercooling Kit 240
    • Radiator: XSPC EX240 120mm
    • Fans: Corsair SP120 Quiet Series x2
    • Pump: XSPC X2O 750 Dual Bayres/Pump (Black) V4
    • Tubing: XSPC 16/11mm High Flex Hose – Clear
    • CPU Water Block: XSPC RayStorm
    • Coolant: Mayhems Pastel – Blue Berry


PC Specs:

  • Motherboard: Intel D915GAV
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 670 3.8GHZ
  • GPU: ASUS ATI Radeon HD 4550 512MB
  • RAM: ~4 GB
  • Case: Some Corsair Tower from PC World
  • Watercooling: N/A
  • Fans: Fewer!


Circa 2003-2010

PC Specs:

  • Motherboard: Asus then Gigabyte?
  • CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 2 GHz
  • GPU: XFX Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT 128 MB (best upgrade)
  • RAM: ~2 GB
  • Case: Can’t remember
  • Watercooling: N/A
  • Fans: Too many!