The Mod Nation

Being an avid Harley Davidson fan and rider, last night I went in search of adding some more pictures/images to my profile on myspace (like I don’t have enough… LOL) –… In my quest to find some more photos, I stubbled upon a website that personalizes gaming cases… it’s a Harley Davidson 100 Years Game Case from The Mod Nation. I also saw that they had another “camo” gaming case… One day I would like to own one, if not both, of these cases for myself.

In researching some more information about “The Mod Nation”, I came to found out that the owners were two good friends that merged their two companies into one (Kikboxes and MNPCtech), forming “The Mod Nation, One Nation Under Mod.”

The History
Kikboxes started with a single project. During the summer of 2005 Stu King set out on a quest to build a pimped computer for the LAN group he was involved with. Until that time he had never considered the idea of expressing his artistic talents on a computers case. A web designer by trade, Stu had always used web design as his artistic outlet until the day his friend Matt (now business partner) put together a new system in a gleaming red RaidMax case. The idea of building a system as art was very appealing to him because of its great mix of mediums.

That summer, Stu started his first official project, the BooomBox, and never looked back. The BooomBox is a Wave Master case powder coated and polished to perfection. Much research was put into each mod and part integrated into the project. During his research Stu found MNPCtech right in his own backyard. Bill and Stu got together one evening to swap parts and the rest is history. Bill and Stu began trading phone calls to talk about computers, processes, the industry and modding culture.

Upon completion of the BooomBox Stu started getting calls and emails from other modders looking for powder coating services, parts and advice. Recognizing a good business opportunity, Stu brought his good friend Matt Kelly on board to assist in building the business.

Stu began to rapidly explore many areas of modding including airbrushed designs, mass production and even stealth PCs. Over the years Stu has worked with many artists whom he now counts among his friends. Many of these talented people have been featured in his projects from airbrushing, to sculpture, to powder coating. Kikboxes body of work has grown rapidly and exhibits a wide array of ideas, processes and techniques.

In 2006, Kikboxes was commissions to design the enclosure for a line of wireless routers and later that year, was incorporated. Since that time Kikboxes has begun creating custom cases for, produced a line of production cases (The Modjitsu) and has begun building a presence on eBay selling cases, custom painted mice, wheels and more.

Partnering with his good friend and fellow modder Bill Owen (MNPCtech), Stu has contributed to the rapid rise of The Mod Nation. A project devoted to their work and the mission of nurturing the modding community, The Mod Nation promises to be the driving force that pushes the craft of modding beyond the realm of the hobbyist and into the domain of the artist and professional.

Kikboxes Custom Computer Craft has only begun to explore computers as art. Look for more great projects and products in 2007 and beyond. MOD FOR LIFE!

You can check out “The Mod Nation” at or on myspace at
Photos for the “Camo” case:

Photos for the “Harley Davidson 100 Years” Case

Asus Extreme Striker

Asus provides solutions for all categories of users and especially gamers. The release of the P5N32-E SLI motherboard onto the market also comes with the adoption of the Nvidia 680i SLI chipset. Asus further offers a more “advanced” motherboard with slightly different features and of course price. Asus Striker Extreme aims to become the number one choice where gaming/overclocking needs are concerned. We examine how Asus’ Striker Extreme performs and what are its main differences compared with the P5N32-E SLI motherboard.

Asus Striker Extreme

The Asus Striker Extreme is based on Nvidia’s 680i SLI chipset, which supports Intel®Core™2Extreme, Core™2Duo, Pentium®4EE, Pentium®D, Pentium®4, CeleronD processors for Socket (LGA775). It features 1333/1066/800/533MHz(FSB), dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 800/667/533 x 4DIMMs with a maximum of 8GB.

Main Features

Overclocking, performance, unique features and a rich software bundle are our 4 basic commitments to R.O.G (Republic of Gamers) members. Striker Extreme provides a detailed BIOS option for enthusiast tweaking, 8-phase capless power to ensure SLI performance reliability, and the unique gaming features, such as LCD poster, EL I/O, Onboard LED, Onboard button,…etc. Once you use it, you would love it. And rich software bundled is a special characteristic, the hottest 3D game-Ghost Recon, 3dMark06 Advanced Edition, and a one-year license Kaspersky anti-virus software. It’s a total gaming solution.

The Republic of Gamers consists only of the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovative ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in. In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.

The Main Features Are:

Intel® Quad-core CPU Ready
Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo Ready
NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI™
Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533
Extreme Tweaker
SupremeFX / DTS Connect / Array Mic / Noise Filter
LCD Poster