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We have a few cool resources for PC modding in addition to all the posts on MAKE and the articles in MAKE (print & digital edition)… One is a PDF (and book), the other a great book. Check’em out–

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Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs (PDF)book too
Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs is the only book available that shows you how to build small-form-factor PCs — from kits and from scratch — that are more interesting and more personalized than what a full-sized PC can give you. Included in the book are projects for building personal video recorders, versatile wireless access points, digital audio jukeboxes, portable firewalls, and much more. This book shows you how to build eight different systems, from the shoebox-sized Shuttle system down to the stick-of-gum-sized gumstix.


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Building The Perfect PC 2nd Edition
Regardless of your technical experience, Building the Perfect PC will guide you through the entire process of building or upgrading your own computer. You’ll use the latest top-quality components, including Intel’s Core 2 Duo and AMD’s Athlon X2 CPUs. And you’ll know exactly what’s under the hood and how to fix or upgrade your PC, should that become necessary. Not only is the process fun, but the result is often less expensive and always better quality and far more satisfying than anything you could buy off the shelf.


We have a big contest that will be announced on Friday so stay tuned, if you’re a PC modder and/or “data visualizer junkie” — you’ll like it!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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