Episode Guide

Episode #1 of the new “Mod Men” web series about the PC Modders from Mnpctech.

In Episode 2 you’ll watch Bill & Randy as they mill the main structure of the MOD MEN PC from a 2-inch thick block of acrylic. Bill will also give viewers a tutorial on how to apply a carbon fiber paint effect – applicable to almost any piece of hardware. And a surprise treat provides a glimpse of what a “Munky Transmission” is all about…

You’ll go to Brad’s “Shanty Shack of Custom Colors” to paint the acrylic  pieces of the MOD MEN PC build, and we’ll watch Bill as he finally  starts putting everything together. Bill will also show how he applied  the fantastic paint finish to the Fractal Design Array Mini ITX NAS case  we’re giving away – all under the glaring eye of his painting mentor,  Brad.

Watch progress unfold on the MOD MEN PC build as our fearless modders focus on the ins and outs of water cooling – the custom waterblock, top, and reservoir. You’ll also get results of the all-important test loop – will it be water tight??? And back at Brad’s paint shop, you’ll get a tutorial on how to apply a cool pinstripping effect – as seen on the Fractal case we recently gave away.

This is it folks! See the MOD MEN custom PC finally completed as Bill puts the final touches on his latest creation and showcases this eye-popping scratch build. And beforehand he’ll provide a mostly thought-provoking and occasionally blunt review of the LanBoy Air…
While episode 5 is the season finale, MOD MEN is NOT finished! Over the coming weeks and months you can visit www.modmenshow.com where we’ll put our custom PC through its paces while refining and testing its performance. You can also visit the site for updates on a potential SEASON 2!



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Blah0man Says: #28 posted May 12th, 2011 at 5:25pm

All the tips you guys have are great, and the design of the computer is amazing. The CPU block was one of the components that I was most impressed with. The “Spiral” design makes a lot of sense and should in theory evenly dissipate the water. Most water blocks just have basic horizontal/vertical ‘wavy’ lines cut into it which does the job but I can’t see them out performing your design.

Thanks for all the awesome ideas.

madmin madfusionmedia.com Says: #27 posted May 3rd, 2011 at 10:11pm

Thanks for the kind words folks. Much appreciated. Stay tuned!

Robert05ad Says: #26 posted May 2nd, 2011 at 1:57pm

I love this stuff, I look forward to all the videos, helps me learn.
Hey I live in MN also, want an intern? I do WINDOWS! 🙂

Apok@ hardwareparadise.blogspot.com Says: #25 posted May 1st, 2011 at 11:56am

Excelente trabajo!! From chile!

MBLU3 Says: #24 posted April 13th, 2011 at 5:33pm

Keep up the great work, love the reviews and some of your parts have caught my eye, now I see one said grill design holding the keyboard up for the Dell windowed PC…definate buy now!

Now if you could just fly Brad over to the UK to paint my PC-9F I would be most happy! 😛

zerotech Says: #23 posted April 10th, 2011 at 6:25am

ql show guys 🙂 cant wait for #5

ichbin Says: #22 posted April 7th, 2011 at 2:27pm

I think that a co-host would do fantastic. I mean, I know you have monkey, but I’m talking about a co-host that helps with the build and a second opinion on reviews.

abd allah albasha Says: #21 posted April 6th, 2011 at 8:32am

one of the best shows ever.
i watched them for over 100 times
i learned a lot about spraying cases from your show.

i would like to see mod men became an official series.

Pob Says: #20 posted March 28th, 2011 at 5:57pm

Great job, 4 episodes in and still going strong.

I’m going to have to pull you up on that graphics card Bill, nothing wrong with Zotec but that is a stock gtx470 it would be just the same as any other stock gtx470.

Loving the custom water block, are you still thinking about making water blocks for sale? or has that idea been shelved?

JaqDanical jaqdanical.com Says: #19 posted March 16th, 2011 at 11:35pm

This is my first official webseries and I absolutely love it. I’m currently working on my own mods and designs right now. (by “working” I mean drawing, planning……and just starting to save money. lol)

Takx Says: #18 posted March 16th, 2011 at 9:39pm

You guys just rock, every episode is better, I don’t know how many episodes the “first season” will have, but I hope it is a lot.
Casemodders spirit is back, and a casemod project is on going, thanks to you.

Brett Says: #17 posted March 16th, 2011 at 5:43pm

The show gets better after every episode! It would be great if there was a section on the website that had the tips typed up. (for example: when you made the old mouse look really nice.) Thats just a suggestion. The shows still great!

modmin Says: #16 posted March 16th, 2011 at 8:43am

for beginning airbrushing equip advice, contact http://www.coastairbrush.com/contact.asp
for information on airbrushing, http://www.kustomkulturelounge.com/forum/

oneofakind4826 Says: #15 posted March 15th, 2011 at 4:39pm

Can anyone recommend a good airbrush kit for case modding for beginners?

travis Says: #14 posted March 13th, 2011 at 3:40am

you guys do some amazing work , Im a first year apprentice machinist and i have been looking for a way to mix my love of PC building and my love of machining for some time . Thanks to you guys i have found that way.

Again beautiful work and thanks for the inspiration .

madmin madfusionmedia.com Says: #13 posted March 10th, 2011 at 5:47am

@Brett – Episode 3 will be up Tuesday! In case you haven’t already figured out the pattern.

lithium630 Says: #12 posted March 9th, 2011 at 5:53pm

Is there an RSS feed for the show?

    madmin madfusionmedia.com Says: #12.1 posted March 9th, 2011 at 8:29pm

    @lithium630. Our RSS feed can be found in the “Social Network” box on each page (the bottom right icon). Have fun!

Mod Men web show now started. – HEXUS.community discussion forums forums.hexus.net/chassis-system-modding/200240-mod-men-web-show-now-started.html#post2055149 Says: #11 posted March 9th, 2011 at 3:44pm

[…] Men web show now started. http://modmenshow.com/episode-guide/ Bill Owen and Cheap Skate got their heads together and tried to pitch a computer modding tv show […]

Brett Says: #10 posted March 9th, 2011 at 2:49pm

I saw Mod Men under MaximumPC.com and i was curious about how good the episodes were going to be. So i went to Google and searched “mod men” and came to this site. I just watched the first episode and I LOVED IT. ill definitely be watching more episodes in the future.

mlody Says: #9 posted March 4th, 2011 at 9:31pm

@randy hill – man, not always cheaper is better when it comes to alcohol. if you see a russian guy selling you vodka for $0.99 and he has a guide dog next to him, it’s probably methanol he is drinking not that he was born blind 🙂 I’m from poland, i know what i’m talking about if it comes to vodka 🙂

madmin madfusionmedia.com Says: #8 posted March 3rd, 2011 at 11:54am

Thanks for the kind words folks! Episode 2 is coming your way on Tuesday…

TopNerds topnerds.blogspot.com Says: #7 posted March 1st, 2011 at 4:03pm

Yeah! show 1 =D

wakoquacko Says: #6 posted February 25th, 2011 at 3:23pm

getting ready for some awesome vids and soon my xbox 360 will never e the same

Takx Says: #5 posted February 19th, 2011 at 2:50pm

My casemodder spirit was down for about 2 years now, but when I saw this site, your videos and moddings, oh yeah, now I’m really looking forward to reactive my Ztorage projetct, and start thinking about a new mod, that will hold my future hardcore / overclocker hardware (bulldozer or ivy bridge).

madmin madfusionmedia.com Says: #4 posted February 17th, 2011 at 7:14pm

@Tom – No, YOU rock! Thanks for keeping us safe and hopefully we can help you enjoy your retirement with a few episodes of MOD MEN. @Maxii – We feel busy!

sfkilla sfkilla.com Says: #3 posted February 17th, 2011 at 3:43pm

I’ve been following the videos and podcasts since a few years now, Still can’t believe the quality tutorials you guys take the time to put up, I learned a lot and got inspired many times. Can’t thank you guys enough.

Maxxii Says: #2 posted February 16th, 2011 at 1:02pm

You guys have inspired young minds to dare to dream and create! How do you fee?

i’m currently working on getting resources to begin designing and building my own line of computer cases. and in the future perhaps integrated systems!

Tom Says: #1 posted February 5th, 2011 at 7:46pm

I am a retired paramedic/firefighter. I just wanred you to know that I appreciate all the mods that I have seen you fabricate, paint, build and doodle. You Guys rock.

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