We start this piece with some sad news, which is that Dave Alcock - known to many of you as davido_labido - will be leaving the bit-tech team and moving on to a new role at Alphacool.

From keyboard switch replacements to full system builds and even turning a motherboard into a clock, Dave's given us some great modding content and will be missed, but we wish him all the best in his new role.

But every cloud has a silver lining, and this particular silver lining has probably been designed in CAD, rendered in painstaking detail, and CNC-machined into a thing of true beauty.

Alex is no stranger to bit-tech, having won our NUC enclosure contest, last year's Thermaltake modding contest, and even the scratch build portion of our prestigious Mod of the Year competition.

I was a teenager at the time and very much into consoles rather than PC gaming, so the whole world of case modding seemed rather mysterious.

I’ve always loved designing and making things; my school had a fantastic workshop, and I would spend many hours in my lunch break or after school working with metals and plastics on the various machines and benches.

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