PC Chop Shop: Tricked Out Guide to PC Modding
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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 UVMake and apply custom decalsIntegrate windows and fan grilles in your caseAdd LED's and lights to your drivesModify the cooling systems for your case, memory, hard drive, and CPUExperiment with water cooling, Peltier cooling, and phase change coolingEnhance performance with CPU and memory overclockingDeaden SoundPersonalize your keyboard, mouse, speakers, and monitorPaint creative designs on metal and plasticAnd much, much more!


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.



Chapter 1: The What, Why, and Who of Modification.

Chapter 2: Basic Modifications.

Chapter 3: Case Modification.

Chapter 4: Drive Modifications.

Chapter 5: Cooling Modifications.

Chapter 6: Performance Modifications.

Chapter 7: Peripheral Modifications.

Chapter 8: Painting.

Chapter 9: Other Modifications.