Modding is definitely one of the areas that has undergone the most changes over the last decade. From a simple beige case to a five-foot monster with dazzling lighting and a fighter receiver - a decade ago everything was manual and the market was almost nonexistent.
In 2001, "modding" was considered by many to be the diversion of spoiled American children, who found a chainsaw in Dad's garage and decided to cut a huge hole in the case for no material reason. In that year the mod world was small and limited - a cult that did not sweep away many believers. The number of guides, reviews and pieces of information were few, the projects were not exciting and the users in the country - did not know at all what it was about.
Already in 2001 we released First Modding Guide
, 10, who is celebrating today, believe it or not, years of practice, content and multi-user communities, it is hard to believe the time that has elapsed since then. If you also find it difficult to recall the same period you will find all the articles Archive
That same year, we saw that users see Modding as part of the overclocking issue, and that the purpose of modeming is to take care of the chassis infrastructure. Subsequently, the site released a number of directories that provide extensive information on creating Controlled ventilation systems
, Right shackling And adding fans
Independently to the computer chassis. The Modding community grew with it Our Modding Gallery
, In which the respondents presented their final product of work. The sharpest increase was felt Forum project logs
- Members of the community were less interested in the final outcome and more in the ways and techniques used to implement the model (Did you know? תמונות
Of sparks, fire, paint and electrical tools are more interesting than words).
An ugly tin can easily become an impressive display
The year 2002 was a turning point in the field of modding in Israel, where we saw more and more excluded people entering the community Our Forums
Hungry for information. This year the phenomenon has grown and developed, Enclosures
Whose purpose is different from what we saw in the past. The new modding changed the perception on the subject and realized that a small ugly tin can easily become an impressive display in the same breath with all the furniture in the house.
|Tin as a computer case
||Computer in an operating system box
Also this year the content team of HWzone
He did not stop working and joined the new trend. Guide to coloring
The package was just one of a series of guides released that year in addition to the first-of-its-kind guide on how to perform Modding surrounds the case.
Hadramel, which was a common tool for those excluded from the world, landed in Israel and here too became To those who are excluded
. The company that manufactures the tool, Dremel
, Noticed the widespread use of her tools in the world and recognized it As the official modding tool
Of the excluded.
Already in 2003 we began to see a new phenomenon that was gaining momentum - Build a chassis from scratch
. The idea was to relinquish the base of a purchased chassis, and to build a chassis according to the original design of the modern, choosing the desired materials, size and shape of the chassis. Did you know? Instead of spending huge sums on arcade games in a neighborhood pub, you can build Arcade machine
Which surpasses the original from a simple home computer.
|PC 33 e
||A Chinese or Japanese guesthouse?
Modding became commercial
In 2005 we have seen more and more companies in giant enclosures Custom Modings
. Fluorescent fans, ultraviolet cathodes, Bright feet
To the case And binding kits
Were only a small fraction of those products that were marketed to the same period. It can be said that, from this point on, the moding product companies, the packaging and the power supply providers have gained extensive knowledge and inspiration from those around the world, and even tried to imitate them. Our vision Modding competitions
Which occur every year, in which the dissidents receive a respectable stage and exhibit their works. The members of the Muding community on the site expressed their anger and frustration. Why do not they have a Modding competition here in Israel? In response to the surfers' complaints, it took place Modding competition sponsored by HWzone
That same year.
In 2007 we already felt a real step up in a phenomenon called moding. At the time, the most "hot" project in our forum system was The "AquaLight
Of the user ssR
. The project received great sympathy and many fans because it is serious and invested, especially because of the widespread use of the advanced tools used. The project was exposed and even received a personal interview with the brain behind it.
|Pyramid Computer - There is no limit to the imagination
||V8 engine, basically this computer
At the same time, we also saw the packaging companies approach each other by marketing a number of packages Self-assembly
. A nice attempt by the packaging companies to turn to the excluded, but in the end, is considered a failure by many.
In the beginning of 2010 article was published "Moder's Diary."
Article writer - Arkadur
, A veteran user of the site and the community of modding, revealed to the surfers the source of his inspiration, the professional secrets used for the success of the project, and how excited when he took the role of director of the Forum Electronics and Modding.
Modular enclosures are no longer a new thing
Today we are approaching the end of 2011, a year in it Modular enclosures
They are no longer a new thing. It’s amazing to see how many changes we’ve seen since that time, when modding hasn’t gotten much exposure. It's exciting to see our modding community develop, and alongside it the project logs forum is getting loaded with every good. It's fun to see the young people in the community face the challenges that the modding poses for them and to see the "elders of the tribe" complain about how much time they do not have. Modding
Because of the work or because the woman threw Dremmel out the window.
The change in the modding world is huge - today we are seeing more and more sponsors of projects Modding
Different, companies Enclosures
Giants that employ experienced mediators as engineers, and companies that study the market from the world's excluded community.
In hindsight, who would have believed that manufacturers were the ones who would learn from the Modular, a situation in which the Golem stood up to the Creator. Looking to the future, we hope to see the continued cooperation between the dissidents and the various manufacturers, such as Enclosures
More modular, power supplies that come without slipping but with a versatile kit that the user can assemble himself and more.
We hope to see the modding community in Israel develop as well, the modding competitions are becoming more frequent and you, the surfers - more creative.
A few personal words from me to you
My name is Avi Mansuri, 20 years old from Jerusalem. I joined the site in 2006 to consult with forum members "Computer specifications
"On the computer I wanted to buy at the time. Between wandering and wandering through the forum system, I was swept into the vast world of modding in Israel. Modding
I did not know that over time I would decide to put on gear and take a more active part in the modem community in Israel.
For about a year I managed the forum "Electronics and Modding"
Next to a forum "Project Diaries"
With the whole goal being to refer as much information as possible to the small community that was at the time. In 2007 the site published the The first guide I wrote
, I remember how excited I was, how I had shown my friends how I felt I had been given the opportunity I had - to write a guide that would help users land comfortably in the vast modding world.
Today I am sitting and writing this article you are reading now, with slightly shaking hands and tears in my eyes. I remember a time when dermal cuts and soldering burns were routine for me, and I miss it. This week we mark 10 years to the site, more than just a milestone - a great time to look at our factories over the past decade. This is a great opportunity to think about the implications of my words, both in the guides, in the case reviews and in my comments in the forum.
Today, as I write this article, I feel a sense of pride, that thanks to the words and knowledge I shared with you, the surfers - I changed, influenced and contributed to the community a decade ago was many times smaller than what it is today.
But I can not attribute this sense of pride only to myself, with a series of reporters, editors, reviewers, photographers, forum managers and experts standing next to me. Their goal was and will be to contribute to the huge,HWzone And people who just go through the site to find computer specifications in the recommended specifications section.
In conclusion, we say that you, the members of the community, can only preserve, nurture and preserve what exists, and alongside that, take a more active part in the content and forums of the site. You, the site staff and I owe a huge thank you for reading, learning, creating and responding. For creating a quality, humane and rich texture on the site, for being an integral part of the site and for making us look back ten years and take pride in our practice.