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Neptune's Trident by Brian Carter

Neptune's Trident by Brian Carter

Foreword by: Antony Leather
His Battlestar Galactica mod sent plasma shockwaves through our forums and was also nominated for Mod of the Year 2008. On the eve of bit-tech's annual 2009's Mod of the Year competition, Brian Carter, otherwise known as Boddaker, has been up to his old tricks again and we reckon this one is even more special than any of his previous mods.

The Lian Li V2000 is the case of choice here and as with most, if not all mods involving this fabulous case, Neptune's Trident is water-cooled. That's not all though - in fact we can honestly say this is one of the most amazing looking V2000 mods we've ever seen.

With Neptune, the Roman god of the sea as the mod's inspiration, Brian has clearly taken water to heart with a spectacular custom metallic turquoise paint job that's also reminiscent of the surface colour of the mod's planetary namesake, while three water cooling loops and a meticulously engineered interior add up to a machine certainly worthy of the fearful trident wielding god.

Brian has also been kind enough to speak to us about his latest work so without further ado it's over to him for a walkthrough of this fantastic mod.

Bring on the Water!

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People often ask me how I come up with ideas for my case mods. My inspiration comes from many things - it could be a physical object, a game or TV show, or it could just be a random thought that pops into my head. Neptune’s Trident came about in just such a way. One day I was perusing bit-tech’s hardware news pages and noticed a common thread in many of the products being highlighted there.

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It seemed the number three was everywhere, with 3GHz processors being all the rage at the time, motherboards toting DDR3 and triple channel memory, as well as triple SLI. So I pondered the feasibility of building a rig that revolved around the number 3. In addition to the aforementioned items, I thought about adding three 1TB hard drives, three separate liquid cooling loops, and I'd be able to use my IZ3D 3D monitor.