Displaying Toys In Your Gaming PC Isn't Modding.

05/07/2019
by Bill Owen
Funko Toys in Your Computer PC Guardians

Displaying Any Funko or Other Toys In Your Gaming PC Isn't Modding. If it were true, it would be so much easier. If you were to incorporate LEDs as the car's headlights or replace the eyes of a Funko figure with HDD activity LEDs, now you're modding! It's weird time for Modding right now. PC hardware & water cool manufacturers experiencing best era for sales, but "DIY Modding" has shrunk to few DIY guys on a deserted island.

What is "Modding?" (Physically modifying something to reflect your individual tastes or needs.)

The origin of the term "Modding" derived from an online community of PC enthusiasts who were the first overclock their desktop PC processors (cpu). Doing this generated heat in the PC which required "modifying" the case with better cooling to handle the higher temperatures. These modifications would include making holes in the case for additional or larger cooling fans. Case modifications expanded into aesthetic modifications that included custom case badges, swapping to brighter or different color LEDs, and cutting a window in the side panel with lighting.


Displaying a children's toy like this Funko Pop figure in your PC isn't modding.

What is "DIY?" (Do-It-Yourself)

Buying retail parts and assembling them into something is DIY. Repairing something like your car or bicycle is DIY.

Is it practical to DIY?

It depends upon the application, your skills, and your resources. If you have no tools to mod, then it's impractical to mod something, unless you poses the drive to learn how to use tools. "DIY" to me, is expressing yourself by physically creating new or modifying existing things to reflect your individual tastes or needs. Buying retail parts and assembling them into something is DIY.

I witnessed the end of beige desktops when hobbyists revolted against them. Can we have faith in today's PC building enthusiasts in starting a revolt against the mediocrity of rainbows and hard line PC builds?