Some of the Ways You Can Personalize Your PCOn January 20, 2022 by Micarah
PC building is a great hobby that most builders undergo when they discover that they can modify their PC, and not just in terms of parts. Personalization can take many forms, in the external, physical layer that we know as the PC case, or in a more digital way.
Our computers were primarily designed to be tools, but as you can see on subreddits about PC building, they turned into hobbies and even beauty contests. Who has the most beautiful rig, who has the best looking desktop, and so on and so forth.
For those unfamiliar with PC personalization, here are some things that you can do to customize your PC.
Buy a Case With a Transparent Side Panel
Cases with transparent side panels, the best made out of tempered glass, have become the go-to standard for building PCs. If you don’t have a tempered glass panel then you have a pedestrian or a serious, server PC.
All jokes aside, a tempered glass panel not only looks great, but allows you a window inside your case, meaning that you can actually see when you start customizing your PC on the inside.
This is the first step to making a good-looking PC on the inside. Choosing the right cables and placing them in a way so that they will not be seen when looking through the tempered glass panel. They will never be invisible, obviously, but when you organize them in a neat way, it will give a new look to the inside of your PC.
Some companies make cables in all sorts of colors, so that you can color match a build. This is rather important for making a great build, because then one would be able to color match the components and the cables.
Everything has RGB LEDs nowadays, from the RAM sticks, to the SSDs, fans, graphics cards, CPU coolers and beyond. Most motherboards have addressable RGB headers, but there might not be enough for all the components. An external controller can be bought and plugged into the board, to help control all the RGB elements and sync them. This will give a neat look to the build and give it a specific atmosphere that you want.
Modern PC cases have a lot of empty room inside. The said room can be used to put figurines or other accessories. Most people enjoy putting figurines from their favorite shows or video games. Others even use the figurines as leverage to prop up a graphics card and stop it from sagging. There is an endless list of accessories to put inside a PC case, which is why it should be a completely personal choice.
The first place to start is the operating system. Most gamers choose Windows because that is what they are used to. Even Windows can be customized, to the point where you could not even recognize the system.
On another hand, you could always go the Linux route. There are many Linux distributions and it is a known thing to customize one’s Linux desktop and make it as personal as it can get.
Computers can be personalized in many ways, starting from the hardware, the organization of the said hardware, cable management, adding RGB components and finally, customizing the software. Take your time, it is your PC, make it yours through customization.
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