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New computer... what now? Answered

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

10 years ago

you can case modd it like mine

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tech-kingLabot2001

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Labot2001tech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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-kingLabot2001

Reply 10 years ago

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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Labot2001tech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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

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tech-kingLabot2001

Reply 10 years ago

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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Labot2001tech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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-kingLabot2001

Reply 10 years ago

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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Labot2001tech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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-kingLabot2001

Reply 10 years ago

i meant more like "whats collaborating?"

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Labot2001tech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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-kingLabot2001

Reply 10 years ago

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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Labot2001tech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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

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tech-kingLabot2001

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Labot2001tech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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

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hedgiehog

10 years ago

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-kinghedgiehog

Reply 10 years ago

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

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hedgiehogtech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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-kinghedgiehog

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Gordon Freeman

10 years ago

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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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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

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crestind

10 years ago

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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hedgiehogcrestind

Reply 10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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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CameronSSGorillazMiko

Reply 10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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.