The Barnes & Noble Review
Inspirational, practical, and gorgeous, Building Extreme PCs is the book for everyone with even the faintest interest in modding or customizing PCs.
In one giant, generously illustrated two-page spread after another, Ben Hardwidge tells you all you need to know about “extreme” processors, mobos, memory, hard drives, power supplies, video cards, cooling, lighting, case mods, and more.
Then, you’ll build, test, and optimize your system from scratch -- and here, the huge pictures really come in handy. (Along the way, Hardwidge manages to thoroughly demystify the “dark art” of overclocking CPUs, memory, and graphics processors. That is no small accomplishment.)
The inspiration climaxes in a final section showcasing some of the most extraordinary, powerful, and downright spooky mods you will ever see. Bill Camarda, from the May 2006 Read Only