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Build Your Own High-Performance Gamer's Mod PC (Consumer Education) Paperback – 1 Apr 2003

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne (1 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072229012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072229011
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 1.2 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,956,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Improve the skin and heart--the box and inner components--of your PC. Authors Joel Durham, Jr. and Edward Chen show you how to customize your machine to gain power, prestige, and excitement. Learn to improve performance and upgrade components with the latest CPUs, the largest hard drives, and the fastest RAM. Discover physical modifications such as painting, lighting, windows, and specialized controls. Build Your Own High Performance Gamers' Mod PC is a complete, illustrated step-by-step guide to the skills, tools, and accessories you'll need to build a juiced up box that will help you enjoy gaming even more.

  • Improve the looks and performance of your PC
  • Tweak video and sound cards so applications and games look and sound better
  • Customize your box with neon, LED, Electro luminescent lights, and more
  • Design and create case windows
  • Add exciting switches, controls, and other custom features
  • Apply professional painting techniques
  • Learn from more than 200 photographs and illustrations

About the Author

Joel Durham (Farmington NY), has been a PC gamer pretty much all his life. From his first Atari 2600 to his TRS-80 and his Commodore 64, gaming always came first for Joel in the realm of computing. Joel has freelanced full-time for such markets as ExtremeTech.com, PC Magazine, PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, GameSpot.com, and more. He also took the telecommuting seat of Senior Technical Editor for CNET's Gamecenter for that site's final year of existence, doubling traffic to his section in a year's time. Edward Chen (New York, NY) - a web programmer for one of the largest communications companies in the world. Mr. Chen is the founder and web master of GideonTech.com: a case modification website.


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