PC Chop Shop: Tricked out Guide to PC Modding
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PC Chop Shop: Tricked out Guide to PC Modding

by David Groth
     
 

Learn How To Soup Up and Customize Your PC and Really Make It Your Own

Unimpressed by how the commonplace beige or gray computer looks and performs? Want to apply a personal touch to your PC so it reflects your own sense of style? You can make it glow, fill it with water, paint your favorite emblem on the case, or ultimately transform it into a completely

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Learn How To Soup Up and Customize Your PC and Really Make It Your Own

Unimpressed by how the commonplace beige or gray computer looks and performs? Want to apply a personal touch to your PC so it reflects your own sense of style? You can make it glow, fill it with water, paint your favorite emblem on the case, or ultimately transform it into a completely unique work of art. There are myriad ways you can make your PC distinct.

In PC Chop Shop, best-selling author and expert "Modder" David Groth empowers you to create original PC modifications by teaching you the essential modding skills and inspiring you with a showcase of the most imaginative ideas. Through clear, step-by-step instruction, you'll learn a variety of basic-to-advanced modifications, including how to:

  • Install lights—from neon to cold cathode to UV
  • Make and apply custom decals
  • Integrate windows and fan grilles in your case
  • Add LED's and lights to your drives
  • Modify the cooling systems for your case, memory, hard drive, and CPU
  • Experiment with water cooling, Peltier cooling, and phase change cooling
  • Enhance performance with CPU and memory overclocking
  • Deaden Sound
  • Personalize your keyboard, mouse, speakers, and monitor
  • Paint creative designs on metal and plastic
  • And much, much more!

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Forget boring beige: Mod your PC into a statement of your individuality, with David Groth’s PC Chop Shop. All you need to know is here -- explained patiently and carefully for those of us who’ve never used a Dremel Multipro, never even voided a warranty.

Want to light your case? Great, do it: Then mod your keyboard LEDs to match. Build an LCD screen directly into your PC’s case. Paint your beast, then overclock it. Quiet down those noisy fans and drives. We especially like Groth’s trademark mod: using an automobile key switch to turn your computer on -- just like starting a car. Not enough? Check out Groth’s 16-page full-color mods gallery. Inspired? Get Groth’s book, grab your tools, and get started. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782143607
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/05/2004
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

David Groth, author of the Sybex's best-selling A+ Complete Study Guide, is a full-time author and consultant. Groth holds many technical certifications but spends most of his free time modding and hosting LAN parties. His specialty mods include a '57 Chevy and SWAT Hummer.

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