We sent Ban Nguyen, creator of epic mods such as the Diablo II ROG-TJ11 and the ROG Rampage, some questions to understand better what drives a modding genius.
ROG: What got you into PC modding in the first place?
Ban: A love of computers and all things computing. Then I started to mod out of this curiosity, and eventually I had modded everything about a PC.
ROG: When did you start PC modding?
Ban: I started PC modding from 2004, when I got my first PC.
ROG: How many mods have you made?
Ban: I’ve lost count. Very, very many projects. I honestly don’t remember all of them as they are smaller mods, but big projects (like ROG Rampage and TJ11 Diablo III) took off about 2 years ago for me.
Generally I don’t have sponsorship for my mods though, so after each project is finished I take photos then take it apart and recycle the hardware. This is why my mods never yet travel or get displayed in shops or shows.
ROG: What is your inspiration behind each mod?
Ban: My inspiration for work is just what I find and experience going through life. I just always think about doing something very different, very unique. To try something new inspires me.
ROG: Your workshop looks well stocked in pictures! How big is it?
Ban: I rent space in Ho Chi Minh City (my home town in the countryside of South Vietnam). The workshop is 12 meters by 3.2 meters.
ROG: What is in future for your mods?
Ban: In the future I use my developing skills and experience to just continue modding, but not only PC tech, but everything I can get my hands on. Of course I still love modding ROG things, and I have more projects to come with an ROG name.