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hey, i just got myself a new computer, but i can't figure out how to mod it to make it super awesome. Any suggestions?

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tech-king (author)2008-03-27

you can case modd it like mine

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Labot2001 (author)tech-king2008-03-30
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tech-king (author)Labot20012008-03-30

huh?
rushes downstairs to check on pc

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tech-king (author)Labot20012008-03-30

thats an old pic. ive since moded the cd drives and floppy drive

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Labot2001 (author)tech-king2008-03-30

Ah. I recently gutted an old HP Pavilion 6330 and painted the case black. I was going to put some Apple stickers on it (hehe) but I couldn't find them...

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tech-king (author)Labot20012008-03-30

do its an empty case with a paint job and maybe stickers? maybe make a wine chest or somthing out of it at least

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Labot2001 (author)tech-king2008-03-30

No, lol, I filled it back up with better hardware after the paint job =]

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tech-king (author)Labot20012008-03-31

hmm. did you add a window or somthing at least? post a pic please. and, is there any intrest in an ible on how to case mod like my pc above?

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Labot2001 (author)tech-king2008-03-31

did you add a window or somthing at least?
No, I didn't; how did you make a window? Plexi-glass or similar?

post a pic please
I can't right now; I'm at school, but I can try to get to it later.

is there any intrest in an ible on how to case mod like my pc above?
Yes, definitely, maybe we can do a collaboration? =]

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tech-king (author)Labot20012008-03-31

yes. although i have heard of real glass, plexi (the cheap stuff, NOT lexan) is the best material. im working on my dell now, so i can make an ible out of it. how do you do a collaboration?

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Labot2001 (author)tech-king2008-03-31

If you're on the page where you edit the Ible, click the "share" tab, and then click "collaborate". That's how you do it on the new editor, at least.

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tech-king (author)Labot20012008-03-31

i meant more like "whats collaborating?"

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Labot2001 (author)tech-king2008-04-01

Well, for example, if you wanted to do a collaboration with me, you would write the actual Instructable, but both you and I would be able to edit it.

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tech-king (author)Labot20012008-04-01

hmm. sound intiresting. unfortunatly, i have 3 projects due friday, so ill have little time to work on my dell this week. i should finish it next week.

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Labot2001 (author)tech-king2008-04-01

Alright! Hey, a little off topic, but are you home-schooled? And what time zone are you?

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tech-king (author)Labot20012008-04-01

no, im not home schooled. im in the eastern time zone

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Labot2001 (author)tech-king2008-04-01

So it's about 8:30 where you are? That's the time here.

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2008-03-30

The course costs nothing and you can view all the lessons at once or one at a time....

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hedgiehog (author)2008-03-27

lol yeh that would be awesome, but thats money i just don't have. I completly broke now. And my computer can support 7.1 surround sound by the way. Although i can't find and 7.1 speaker sets.

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tech-king (author)hedgiehog2008-03-30

if you already have a dremel and soldering iron, the entire process costs less than 40$

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hedgiehog (author)tech-king2008-03-30

my pc came with a side window, it isnt that big but at least i dont have to make one.

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tech-king (author)hedgiehog2008-03-30

you could add a fan, or see my ible to learn how to etc it

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Gordon Freeman (author)2008-03-26

Yaye new computer, if it has Vista you should by MAX out your of Ram.
-Upgrade your processor so it is above 10Ghz.
-Install 2 graphics cards if you have a big enough motherboard
-get 2 Blueray disc drive
- add 5 more Hard drives that have 10000+ Rpm
-Get a 50 Lcd screen and hook it up don't tell me you can't my computer's graphics card has a S-video to composite cable adapter
-Get 5.1 surround sound
-Get an Hp Colour laser printer
-Get an Hp scanner
-Tv capture card
-An this will be the most amazing thing all your friends will be amazed and astounded if you GET A 31/2 floppy drive

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2008-03-26

They have a new course at CNET now too....if you wish to look at them, they are free.

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2008-03-26

of course, those are mostly case mods....

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crestind (author)2008-03-26

Shameless promotion here. If it runs Windows, I would check out my (XP) Optimization guide. Since it's Vista, it's already super-awesome :P Just uninstall the gunk and you're good to go. Perhaps search DeviantArt for some cool new styles?

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hedgiehog (author)crestind2008-03-26

yeh that would be good. i need to change the current style package, it takes up a lot of ram

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-26

Do some awesome stuff. Get all the programs you want-- games, GIMP, Firefox, editing programs-- whatever! Get awesome wallpapers. Awesome icons. Anything awesome. Do you have Vista? Or is it a Mac? Or is it the best.... WINDOWS XP?!

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CameronSS (author)GorillazMiko2008-03-26

Since when is XP the best? I'd say that Ubuntu, perfectly tuned and working, is the best. With a Linux system, you can get the best Mac OS features and the best Windows features, while taking up fewer system resources and being less vulnerable to viruses and hackers. I'm still running XP, but I have another computer set up with Ubuntu for training myself before I switch over. I shall eventually...

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hedgiehog (author)2008-03-26

its vista. Im not going to change it to xp, because xp is going bye bye soon. I have the basic programs, no games though.

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