From the Back Cover
Your guide to creating the perfect gaming PC
Turn your PC into a hot-rod gaming machine with this unique guide to hardware and operating system performance. To meet the demanding requirements of today's popular PC games, you need to know how to supercharge your PC for maximum game performance. PC hardware expert and avid computer gamer Loyd Case offers you helpful tips for tweaking and tuning your PC without spending a fortune. You'll learn about the latest in 3D graphics technology, tips for tweaking your existing operating system and hardware, ways to enhance your multi-player experience, and much more. Get this book and take your gaming experience to the next level!
-Enable small- and large-scale multiplayer game play via LAN or Internet
-Develop a PC upgrade plan to fit your budget and choose the right 3D hardware
-Learn about mod design and tools to create cool mods of your own
-Measure your system's performance and pick up valuable OS and in-game tweaks
-Discover how graphics, audio, physics, and AI game features affect PC performance
-Explore APIs within today's popular games including DirectX and OpenGL
About the Author
Stephen J. Bigelow is the founder and president of Dynamic Learning Systems - a technical writing, research, and small publishing company specialising in electronic and PC service topics. Bigelow is the author of 15 feature-length books for Osborne/McGraw-Hill, including "Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Repairing PCs". Bigelow is a contributing editor at CNET (the "PC Mechanic" column and feature articles) and a regular contributor with SmartComputing. Bigelow is also the editor and publisher of The PC Toolbox - a premier PC service newsletter for computer enthusiasts and technicians. He is an Electrical Engineer with a BS EE from Central New England College in Worcester, MA.