PC Modding For Dummies

PC Modding For Dummies

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Here's your ticket to the high-octane world of modding! Supercharge your PC, add windows and fans, try a new paint job, and more! Why should something as cool as your computer look and act like a staid, sand-colored sedan? With this book and a few basic tools, you can perform the ultimate computer makeover. Kick performance into high gear, discover overclocking, add bells and whistles, toss in some blowholes and awesome lighting effects, and go PC cruisin! Discover how to: optimize your computer's BIOS; overclock your system; choose and install a graphics card; keep souped-up parts cool; cut a window in the case; and, add a lighted fan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 30mm | 798.32g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0764575767
  • 9780764575761

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Introducing the Awesome, High-Octane World of Modding.Chapter 1: Creating a Mod-Worthy PC.Chapter 2: Creating a Plan of Attack.Part II: Building a Modded PC.Chapter 3: Choosing a Case and Securing Components.Chapter 4: The Juice: Choosing a Power Supply.Chapter 5: Assembling the Core Components: The Motherboard, CPU, and Memory.Chapter 6: Adding Eye-Popping Visuals: The Graphics Card.Chapter 7: Giving Your PC a Voice of Its Own: The Sound Card.Chapter 8: Providing Storage: Your Computer's Hard Drive.Chapter 9: Eyeing Optical Drives.Chapter 10: Playing Well with Others: Networking.Chapter 11: Thinking Outside the Box: Peripherals.Chapter 12: Software: The Reason Your Computer Exists.Part III: Modding for Speed: Tweaking and Overclocking.Chapter 13: Modding and Maintaining the BIOS.Chapter 14: "Modding" Windows for Speed.Chapter 15: Overclocking: Blasting Through the Factory Specs.Part IV: Cooling, Cutting, and Painting.Chapter 16: Chilling Your Rig.Chapter 17: Adding a Window.Chapter 18: Lighting Up the Case the Easy Way.Chapter 19: Adding Color: Painting the Case.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 20: Ten Terrific Web Sites for Building and Modding.Chapter 21: Ten Mods to Try for Your Next Modding Project.Chapter 22: Ten Awesome Accessories For Your Modded PC.Index.
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"...a good introduction to modding, for the capable yet inexperienced modder..." (PC Utilities, March 2005)
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About Joe Durham

Joel Durham Jr., is a computer and gaming maven who has been writing about his passion since 1997. His writings have included reviews, how-to articles, and game strategy guides.
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