If you’ve been tempted to modify your Steam Deck but were worried about breaking something, accessory modification company MegaModz now lets you upgrade your Steam Deck or purchase a pre-built customized device.
As well as custom shells, buttons, and trackpads, MegaModz also offers SSD upgrades up to 2TB, Hall Effect sticks (which reduce the chance of stick drift), a high-resolution 1200p screen, and in the future, the option to upgrade the Steam Deck’s RAM to a massive 32GB.
I picked up the 64GB Steam Deck myself and within a month, realized I should have gone with a larger capacity. I ended up having to install a new SSD it was that annoying, so I can understand why people would want to buy a Steam Deck with a larger 1TB or 2TB SSD instead.
Prices for custom buttons range from $3.99 to $15.99, while a full shell replacement comes in at $69.99. If you want extra storage, pricing it’s $239.99 for the 1TB and $359.99 for the 2TB – both of which are NVMe SSDs. The Hall Effect anti-drift sticks, meanwhile, will set you back $49.99. The 1200p screen and the RAM upgrade are both listed as coming soon, so pricing will follow once that service launches.
As noted on the MegaModz forums, it is possible to send your Steam Deck in to be modded instead of needing to buy a new Deck outright. There is a full online service for sending in consoles in the works, but if you can’t wait, the forum outlines how to send your current Deck in ahead of the launch.
Why not just do it all yourself? Not everyone is comfortable taking tech apart. I’ve so far changed my Steam Deck’s SSD, modified the front and back shell, and changed the screen. While it is doable if you’re tech-savvy, if you’re new to mods I wouldn’t dive in blindly. I actually managed to break my sound cable when I installed a new screen, so there are always risks whenever you open it up.
If you’d like to learn more, click here to have a play with the MegaModz Steam Deck builder for yourself.
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of MegaModz. A few months ago I reviewed the MegaModz custom PS5 Dualsense Edge controller and was surprised by the quality of the device. If you’re a Call of Duty player, that controller is the best out there thanks to its onboard chip with macro commands that lets you gain an edge over your opponents.