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Modding News (59)

Tt eSPORTS Releases METALCAPS Keyboard Accessory

Category: Modding
Posted: July 7, 2014 05:52PM
Author: Brentt Moore


Tt eSPORTS, a Thermaltake brand that is the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals, has released its METALCAPS keyboard accessory. This accessory is designed for mechanical keyboards and provides excellent durability and a solid feel with its Zinc alloy construction. The Tt eSPORTS METALCAPS offers owners a quick way to customize and modify their mechanical keyboards with a variety of options, including four separate configurations: the W, A, S, D, and Escape keys, the Q, W, E, R, and Escape keys, the up, down, left, right, and Escape keys, as well as 38 key combinations.

The Tt eSPORTS METALCAPS keyboard accessory features an MSRP of $19.99 for any of the five keycap combination offerings, while the 38 keycaps offering features an MSRP of $69.99. Consumers in the United States, Taiwan, and Germany can find the latest Tt eSPORTS accessory at local stores.

Source: Press Release



Texas Instruments Launches Improved BeagleBone PC

Category: Small Form Factor, Open Source, Modding
Posted: April 23, 2013 02:33PM
Author: Tobias Thydal

Texas Instruments has launched its ARM-based BeagleBone Black PC today, and it's certainly going to raise some eyebrows in the DIY crowd. The board is a mix of two famous and loved devices. It has the microcontroller capabilities of the Arduino board, while being able to perform many of the same tasks as a Raspberry PI. The board is of course open-source and will be running a pre-installed Angstrom Linux OS. The specifications are a single-core Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor at 1GHz, 512MB DDR3 RAM, and 2GB of eMMC memory that holds the OS. It also has two Programmable Real Time Units, which are responsible for the microcontroller tasks.

The board is shipped with a single DC power barrel connector, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro SD card reader, a micro HDMI port for video output, and a 10/100 Ethernet jack. On top of that, the BeagleBone Black has two 46-pin connectors located on either side of the board, which accept cape expansion cards. These improve the functionality of the board by adding sensors, serial ports, batteries, LCD displays, and FPGAs. 

According to Texas Instruments, the BeagleBone Black is capable of driving a 3D printer due to the improved ARM processor and the pre-installed OS. The BeagleBone Black also has potential in robotics, since a powerful processor and microcontrollers on the same small board opens up for many possibilities, such as machine vision, which is the new craze amongst developers.

That Texas Instruments are able to cram so much hardware on a tiny PCB and maintain a price of only $45 is truly remarkable.

Source: Extreme Tech



ECS Sponsoring Case Modding Contest

Category: Modding
Posted: January 15, 2013 03:16PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Modmen case modding contest from ECS is currently running and entries will be accepted until February 28, 2013. The top five entrants will be flown to Taipei, Taiwan to show off their entries at Computex 2013 in front of a panel of judges. The grand prize winner will receive $30,000 while the remaining four participants will get $1,000 in cash and $2,000 in hardware. Marketing Manager at ECS Ivette Huang said, "Winning the ECS Modmen competition will give someone international notoriety and top-notch cash and prizes.”



Cooler Master Announces Mod Contest

Category: Modding
Posted: August 10, 2012 03:24PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Cooler Master has announced the return of its case and cooler mod contest for another year. In the contest last year, 89 mods were completed by teams from 37 countries. There will be three different categories that intrepid modders can enter, tower mod, scratch build, and the new cooler mod category. Full details of each category can be found on the contest website. Several prize packages will be available for each category and will feature gear from Cooler Master, ASUS, and Kingston. Registration is open from August 6 to September 7 and worklog updates and submissions will be accepted until December 7.



Micrographs and Spectroscopy: There are Apps for That

Category: Mobile, Modding, Science & Technology
Posted: October 12, 2011 11:08AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

With their incredible abilities and world-wide data connection, smartphones are of great interest to researchers, especially in medicine. Presented at the Optical Society of America’s Annual Meeting are methods to use the camera on an iPhone to perform medical tests that can save lives in poor nations and emergency situations. Using a simple ball-lens to increase the light falling on the sensor, the camera can resolve detail down to 1.7 microns, which is enough to distinguish kinds of blood cells. Though such a lens normally costs $30-40, mass production would reduce the cost. Also developed, though still being perfected, is a spectrometer accessory, also for the camera, which may have the ability to determine the oxygen concentration within the blood and identify disease chemical markers. Any images collected this way in the field, can also be wirelessly sent to an expert for further analysis. These new tools could also be used in classrooms, to demonstrate to enrich science lessons.



How to Put an Xbox 360 and PS3 in a PC Case

Category: Modding
Posted: September 5, 2011 02:42PM
Author: Nick Harezga

One intrepid modder that goes by the name Timofiend decided that he wanted to help bring an Xbox 360 and PS3 closer together, by putting both systems in a PC case. While the creator has acknowledged that his guide wasn't written as a tutorial, it does give a record of how he was able to do it. Tim takes you through everything he did in case you wish to attempt to recreate it, from the tools and materials he used to the end product. The pictures and words of Tim do the project much more justice than my words ever could, but I think it turned out really well. Have a look to see the incredible work that he was able to do.



UIST Third Annual Student Innovation Contest: Microsoft TouchMouse

Category: Input Devices, Gadgets, Modding, Science & Technology
Posted: August 11, 2011 09:35AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology is holding their third annual Student Innovation Contest and the reservation deadline is August 17. The goal of this contest is to develop new ways to interact with new hardware. This year the hardware is the, as yet unreleased, Microsoft TouchMouse. For those that enter and are eligible to participate in the contest Microsoft provides the hardware (TouchMouse) and access to the unreleased API. The winner is determined after demonstrations of everyone’s innovations on October 17 and announced the next day. For first place the winner receives $1500 and second place gets $500, but both also get a “spiffy trophy that you can show off to your friends and family.”



NVIDIA Unveils Duke Nukem Forever Case Mod

Category: Modding
Posted: June 23, 2011 05:29PM
Author: Nick Harezga


NVIDIA made a splash at the Duke Nukem Forever launch event in Dallas, bringing a great looking case mod with them. The mod was created with the help of Richard “DarthBeavis” Surroz, and features two 3D screens, two GTX580 GPUs, and a custom cooling solution. NVIDIA presented the mod to Randy Pitchford, the CEO of Gearbox, which developed the game. Check out the video interview with Randy below.



BitFenix Announces Case Modding Contest

Category: Modding
Posted: April 4, 2011 05:11PM
Author: Nick Harezga

BitFenix has announced a new contest for all the case modders out there, with the top prize being a Colossus Window chassis. In order to enter, there are three steps to follow:

1. Go to the BitFenix Facebook Page and click "Like"
2. Find the Modding Contest tab and fill in the contest form
3. Go to the BitFenix Case Modding Contest page and submit photos of your best case mod

If you aren't particularly skilled at modding, be sure to check out the entries on the contest page and vote for your favorite entry.



Mod Men Episode 3 Now Online

Category: Modding
Posted: March 15, 2011 05:03PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Mod Men web show follows Bill and Randy from Mnpctech as they build a water cooled PC from the ground up. In this weeks episode, the acrylic pieces of the case are painted at the "Shanty Shack of Custom Colors." Bill also gets started on putting everything together. As an added bonus, you can also see how Bill created the Fractal Design Array Mini ITX NAS case that is being given away by the team. Check out episode three on the Mod Men website, and let us know what you think in the forums.



Episode Two of Mod Men Now Available

Category: Modding
Posted: March 8, 2011 05:17PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Mod Men, the web show that follows some modders from Mnpctech as they build a water cooled PC from the ground up, was released to the web last week. Episode two is now available, and features the construction of the main structure of the PC. It is custom milled by Bill and Randy from a 2 inch thick block of acrylic. Also included is a tutorial on applying a carbon fiber paint effect to any piece of hardware. Be sure to check out the video to find out exactly what a "Munky Transmission" is.



Mod Men Web Show Now Online

Category: Modding
Posted: March 1, 2011 06:08PM
Author: Nick Harezga

I had posted about the Mod Men web show earlier this month, and the first episode is now available for viewing. The show chronicles the adventures of Bill Owen from Mnpctech as he builds a water cooled PC from start to finish. Along the way, he will also offer tips for all the modders out there looking for some help. The first episode can be viewed here. Be sure to check out the forum thread to discuss the episode and let the rest of us know what you thought.



Inside Ben Heck's Workshop

Category: Modding
Posted: October 19, 2009 12:44PM
Author: Ben Grantham

If you're a fan of creative modding, particularly games consoles shoehorned into portable formats, then you'll probably already know who Ben Heck is. Including the recent addition of the PS3 slim laptop to his list of mods, his work is always impressively well thought out. With all of that, you might expect his workshop to be equally impressive, but no, it is relatively understated spare bedroom at his house in Madison, WI. Engadget paid a visit to have a poke around and to ask Ben a few questions about how he got into modding at what is essentially a professional level. Starting out with a portable Atari mod, it is nice to hear that Ben follows the common engineering principle of fiddling with things until they break. Including a look at a Bill Paxton (yes, really!) themed pinball machine project he is working on, the video is certainly worth a look. Ben's advice? Don't be afraid to take things apart. Oh, and make things that look cool.



Cooler Master Announces Modding Contest

Category: Modding
Posted: July 1, 2009 07:25PM
Author: Dale Shuck

Cooler Master has just announced the start of its 2009 Global Modding Contest with registration and entries being accepted beginning July 1. Cutoff for registration is September 30 with the winners to be announced October 15. Judging will be done by popular vote with three different categories being offered:

  • Full Tower
  • Mid Tower
  • Unique

There will be three grand prizes awarded, one for each category, and an additional nine runner ups selected (three per category). Winners will receive prize packages with components from sponsors such as AMD, Crucial, CyberPowerPC, Intel Extreme Board Division, Final Fantasy XI, CM Storm , Choiix , MSI, Zotac and Kingston. You can find a complete list of rules and registration instructions at the contest web site.



DIY Multitouch Surface Computer

Category: Modding
Posted: April 8, 2009 07:50AM
Author: redtigerdragon

Microsoft has recently demoed a surface PC. And the price tag shows how new the technology is, at just around $10,000. But now, you can build your own. Maximum PC has an article of how to build it using a cabinet, a run of the mill PC, a good projector, around $400 worth of equipment ranging from lenses to parts for the screen, and some freeware. The article really goes in depth, and even shows how you could improve it through the small errors they made. Alright OCCers, who's going to be the first one to build one of these and start folding?



Retro Mod: The Commodore 64 Laptop

Category: Modding
Posted: April 6, 2009 11:56AM
Author: Ben Grantham


If you are old enough to remember the original Commodore 64 (which was released back in 1982) then you'll probably be suitably impressed by the latest in a long line of mods from Ben Heck (which have included laptop versions of the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii). The Commodore 64 laptop manages to successfully capture all of the beige plastic style of the original machine, though it opts for some modern touches, such as the SD card emulation of the old floppy drive. It does however make use of a C64C motherboard and is powered with a Gamecube power supply. For that authentic experience you even get long loading times, taking you back to the time when making a snack while waiting for your game to start was common practise. While I never owned a C64 myself (it was a little before my time) similar experiences with a Spectrum and an Amiga 500 (which came along later, but was still decidedly beige) mean I am not surprised to hear this is apparently one of Ben Heck's favourite mods to date. You can see a video of the machine in action by following the link.



R2-D2 Garbage Can Case Mod Is Pretty Convincing

Category: Modding
Posted: March 23, 2009 04:18PM
Author: Ben Grantham


You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate the time and effort Frenk Janse put into his R2-D2 case mod. While it may not sport an integrated projector, it does feature enough attention to detail and creative flourishes to make it an impressive project. What may be most encouraging for some is that only $120 was spent to re-create this loveable little robotic character. Comprising largely of an old garbage can (albeit a suitably dome-topped affair), it manages to pack in a webcam, plenty of LEDs and some speakers to give R2 his customary bleep sounds. If you are a high performance hardware junkie, then the internals may be a bit of let down, but I doubt it would be the first concern of anyone spotting this in the flesh. You can view all the build details over at bit-tech.



Life-Size Virtual Pinball Machine Is Pretty Awesome

Category: Modding
Posted: February 25, 2009 06:30PM
Author: Ben Grantham

If you've always wanted a full size pinball machine for your game room, then the cost may be a little restrictive. While still not cheap, another possible option would be to construct your own virtual machine with the help of a couple of LCD displays. That is just what one guy from the HyperSpin / HyperPin forums has done and the results are rather impressive. Using one large LCD screen and a smaller monitor combined with the Future Pinball simulator, you can load up and play a variety of machines meaning that replay value is dramatically increased. You can catch a video of the whole thing in action on YouTube.



Building a Laser Harp Controller for Guitar Hero

Category: Gaming, Modding
Posted: July 17, 2008 10:21AM
Author: Dale Shuck

Laser harps have been around for a while so building one may not be something new to some folks. Unless, of course, you build one and mod it to use as a controller to play Guitar Hero. That's what Stephen Hobley did using a single 450mw green laser. By splitting the laser into multiple beams using a mirror, Hobley is able to produce sounds using a PC to interpret hand movements (that deflect the laser beams) into sounds. The coolest aspect of the whole setup may be the script Hobley wrote that maps the sounds to keyboard controls for the Guitar Hero video game. The site linked above also has a video of Hobley playing Lynyrd Skynyrd's Freebird in the video game. You can head over to his site if you want to pick up a set of plans to build your own.



Build Yourself A Multi-Touch Pad

Category: Modding
Posted: April 30, 2008 09:11AM
Author: Ben Grantham

We can pretty much say without question that multi-touch technology is pretty neat, what with the associated improvements to usability and general intuitiveness of such an interface. Now what if I say that you could have your very own multi-touch pad with minimal outlay and a little bit of time? The guys over at Hackmod have put together such a device using common materials: A webcam, a cardboard box and a piece of glass. With a little bit of help from the right software, the pad appears to be about as effective as those on existing products although occupies considerably more real estate on your desk. The video explains in basic terms how to set one up yourself and you can find a bit more detail over at Instructables. Shrink it down a little and build it into your desk surface and maybe it would be viable for everyday use?



Ben Heck's PS3 Laptop How-To: Part 1

Category: Modding
Posted: April 24, 2008 12:00PM
Author: Ben Grantham

If you cast your minds back just a couple of weeks, you may remember that those lucky guys over at Engadget got a shiny new PS3 Laptop to auction off for charity courtesy of uber modder Benjamin Heckendorn (Ben Heck for short). Well now we will get to see all the work that went into producing the completed project, with part 1 kicking off by stripping down the Sony console and carfeully making notes and observations about all of the parts that go together to make the thing tick. It is obvious that the whole process takes some dedication from the very outset, which makes it very unlike all those electronic bit and bobs you pulled apart as a kid and then mysteriously (ok, not so mysteriously) never worked again when you tried to rebuild them. Part 2 promises the steps involved in re-arranging the parts of the PS3 so that it will fit in a laptop-style case, which is bound to be even more interesting. This is the kind of thing us avid tinkerers live for!



Master Modder Ben Heck Does It Again

Category: Modding
Posted: April 15, 2008 12:15PM
Author: Chris Benjamin

Modding maven Ben Heck has produced another masterpiece for marveling.  This time, Ben has created an Apple IIGS laptop - built from the original hardware that powered the ancient 8-bit computer.  Based on an original IIGS motherboard with RAM extension, this technological Frankenstein features a 15" LCD color screen, a CompactFlash unit used as a hard drive, built-in stereo speakers, and ports for a mouse, a floppy drive, and a joystick.  As is the case with all of Heck's creations, this is a one of a kind production and will not be built again.  Click HERE for more build pictures and details on the Apple IIGS project.  This guy is amazing...



The Playstation 3 Laptop Mod

Category: Modding
Posted: April 11, 2008 07:11AM
Author: Ben Grantham

Modder extraordinaire Ben Heck, whose previous projects have included laptop versions of the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii has been rather busy (on and off) for the past year and a half working on a PS3 portable to complete the trio of console mods. The project is now complete, with Sony's original 60GB console being shoehorned into a 'portable' format complete with 17" LCD screen, integrated keyboard, stereo speakers and USB ports. The unit was built by request for Engadget, who will be auctioning off the device for charity "real soon". It is a considerable achievement to get the rather chunky console into such a small enclosure, so we have nothing but respect (and maybe a little awe) for Ben's skills. Expect some 'making of' articles to follow in the near future.



Newest iPhone Firmware Hacked

Category: Mobile, Software, Gadgets, Modding
Posted: March 31, 2008 02:37PM
Author: Chris Benjamin

It took less than 24 hours for the iPhone Dev Team to hack the iPhone's new 1.2.0 firmware, which fully unlocks the phone - allowing the iPhone owner to use any wireless carrier he/she pleases.  The hack also allows the owner to install any application on the phone, including the new "Contacts" app, which was previously available only on the iPod Touch.  The Dev Team claims that it will be extremely hard for Apple to patch this new hack.  Combining this news with the recent MacBook Air hack at CanSecWest, Apple's security team must be reeling.   At this point, it may be in Apple's best interest to just officially unlock the iPhone...



Tutorial: HD 3870 X2 volt mod

Category: Video Cards, Modding
Posted: February 13, 2008 02:29PM
Author: Andrew Robinson


Quantum-Force - Want to squeeze the last Mhz from your HD 3870 X2? Do you find yourself wondering just how much more you would be able to push your card if only it had a bit more voltage? Well wonder no more because Foxconn's own "Quantum-Force.net" has a nice tutorial with step by step instructions for you adventurous modders. In this short but informative tutorial they show and tell you how to direct more voltage to the GPU Core and the memory as well. With nothing but a little common sense, a soldering iron, 2 50ohm resistors and one 5K ohm resistor you can turn your already potent card into a fire breathing beast. Just be careful to keep the card within its operating temperature and don't go extreme with the voltage without some sort of "aftermarket" cooling solution.

Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Video Cards, CPU's, Cases, Mobile, Gaming, Manufacturers, Input Devices, Storage / Hard Drives, Gadgets, Modding
Posted: January 25, 2008 08:45AM
Author: Dale Shuck


Time for another spin around the web.  Yesterday we were treated to a look at VIA's new Centaur technology and today we're back with more.  First we have VIA Isaiah Processor Architecture Preview - Low Power CPU from PC Perspective.  [H]ardocp returns with Centaur Technology Tour in Pictures with a look at the Centaur offices in Texas.  The Styx Gaming Mouse may not do for you what the river by that name did for Achilles but RBMods gives us a chance to check it out.  If you love your current mouse but it's looking a little worn, then head on over to Tech ARP for some advice from their Logitech MX510 Paint Mod Guide.  Gaming seems to be the focus of a lot of hardware these days and Sapphire's Ultimate HD 3850 and Atomic HD 3870 from HotHardware affords us another look at the recent AMD/ATI cards.  Neoseeker publishes a look at Core 2 Duo Scaling in Gaming.  Aeneon is a new line of memory products being offered by Qimonda.  While that name that might not be familiar to a lot of folks, you'll find their chips in a lot of applications including some of the best performing video cards.  Today Bjorn3d reviews the Aeneon Xtune DDR3-1333.  Also in the memory/storage department we have the Super Talent Pico A 2GB Flash Drive at ExtremeMHz.  Raidmax is well-known for their cases.  Find out why ThinkComputers says the Sagitta 2 PC Case isn't your typical gaming case.  In the gadgets arena we found the CoolIT Beverage Chiller at Overclockers Online and the iSkin Revo & Revo Clip for Apple iPhone at Legit Reviews.



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Video Cards, Motherboards, Cases, Memory, Power Supplies, Speakers/Headphones, Storage / Hard Drives, Modding, CPU Cooling, Trade Shows/Conventions
Posted: January 15, 2008 06:38AM
Author: Dale Shuck


Our web wanderings turned up a lot of reviews to go through today.  Let's begin by welcoming a new affiliate to the fold, HotHardware, who brings us a review of the Asus EAH3850 TOP Graphics Card.  While we're looking at video cards, [H]ardocp gives us a chance to look at the other side of the ATI/NVIDIA competition with an evaluation of the Palit GeForce 8800 GT Super+1GB.  Also in the NVIDIA camp is the XFX GeForce 8800 GT XXX 512MB Alpha Dog Edition at NVNews.  Now we move on to memory with two reviews of DDR3 kits.  First up is the Supertalent ProjectX 2GB DDR3-1800 Memory Kit at RBMods followed by Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 from Bjorn3D.  For an amazing original case mod, check out Project: Eutanasia at MetkuMods and watch as the builder takes us from design to completion.  It's always fun to take a look at what the previous year had in store and LostCircuits treats us to their 2007: A Retrospective.  Looking forward, we find the Intel Skulltrail Out In Feb '08! at Tech ARP.  Skulltrail/V8 is Intel's dual quad-core processor board that gives you a chance to have octo-core processing and four PCI-E x16 slots.  Given that kind of setup, you'll have a real need for some serious power like the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W PSU at TweakTown.  Keeping your Intel processor cool and quiet is a job for the Auras LPT-700 Heatsink and FrostyTech reports on how well it succeeds at that job.  OCModshop gives us a look at the Razer Piranha Gaming Headset (also reviewed by OCC).  We all have a need for the ability to store our data and multimedia files.  A network storage device is one solution to this problem and Virtual-Hideout reviews the Thecus N5200 Pro NAS today.  For a little video envy you can check out the Samsung SyncMaster 245T 24-Inch LCD Monitor at Tweaknews.  And in the "It's Not Over Until It's Over" department we have more CES 2008 coverage from ThinkComputers (Intel) and Techgage (Cars).



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Video Cards, CPU's, Power Supplies, Cooling, Storage / Hard Drives, Gadgets, Modding, CPU Cooling
Posted: December 18, 2007 06:16AM
Author: Dale Shuck


The web yielded up several reviews today starting with the Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 4.4 at Tech ARP where they've added several processors including  the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition & 5000+ Black Edition processors.  [H]ardocp brings us an evaluation of the XFX 8800 GT 256MB Alpha Dog XXX Edition video card.  We also have some entries in the cooling arena with the Thermalright MST-9775 LE Intel Heatsink from FrostyTech while  ThinkComputers has a look at the Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II Chipset Cooler.  Madshrimps looks at several A-DATA flash drives today.  If you think bigger is better, then have a look at the Ultra ULT40064 X3 1000 Watt Power Supply reviewed by Bjorn3D.  Gideontech has a look at he CIRAGO Bluetooth BTA-3210 EDR, a mini Bluetooh USB adapter.  Finally, it's not too late fro last minute additions to your holiday wish list, so look at some of the modding goodies on the PC Apex 2007 Holiday Wish List.

Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 4.4 @ Tech ARP
XFX 8800 GT 256MB Alpha Dog XXX Edition @ [H]ardocp
CIRAGO Bluetooth BTA-3210 EDR @ GideonTech
A-DATA Nobility & Classic PD17, PD18 & PD19 USB Flash Drives @ Madshrimps
Thermalright MST-9775 LE Intel Heatsink @ FrostyTech
Case Mod Blog 2007 Holiday Wish List @ PC Apex
Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II Chipset Cooler @ ThinkComputers
Ultra ULT40064 X3 1000 Watt Power Supply @ Bjorn3D



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Motherboards, Power Supplies, Storage / Hard Drives, Modding, CPU Cooling
Posted: December 5, 2007 03:57AM
Author: Dale Shuck


Today we have a nice collection of reviews from around the web beginning with a head-to-head comparison of two Corsair power supplies from [H]ardocp.  While there, be sure to read their review of three factory overclocked 8800GT video cards from from Asus, EVGA, and MSI.   In the motherboard  department, PCSTATS reviews the Foxconn Mars Intel P35 Express and TweakTown examines the ASUS ROG Series X38 DDR3 Maximus Extreme.  We don't often get a chance to look at peripherals such as printers, but today Bona Fide Reviews brings us the Samsung CLX-2160N color laser multifunction printer.  If you're looking for extra storage then Virtual-Hideout's review of the Vantec NexStar MX dual HDD enclosure is for you.  TweakTown also has the Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU cooler on tap today.  Finally, PC Apex has an article on recommended case modding tools for all you aspiring modders out there.

Corsair VX550W vs. Corsair HX520W @ [H]ardocp
GeForce 8800 GT Overclocked Roundup @ [H]ardocp
Foxconn Mars Intel P35 Express Motherboard @ PCSTATS
Samsung CLX-2160N Color Laser Multifunction Printer @ BonafideReviews
ASUS ROG Series X38 DDR3 Maximus Extreme @ TweakTown
Vantec NexStar MX Dual HDD Enclosure @ Virtual-Hideout
mnpctech Recommended Tools for Case Modding @ PC Apex
Thermaltake MaxOrb CPU Cooler @ TweakTown

News: Intel Core2 Extreme X7800 - Notebook Overclocking

Category: CPU's, Manufacturers, Modding
Posted: July 16, 2007 11:04AM
Author: Ben Grantham


DailyTech - For those of you not satisfied with overclocking your desktop machines, Intel has released a notebook processor with an unlocked multiplier. Apparently a Belgian site has already pushed the chip to 3.0GHz from the standard 2.6GHz. I suspect most people will be put off by the high price tag of $851 (in quantities of 1,000 mind you), though if you absolutely must extend your addiction for tweaking to your lappy, then this should be the chip to do it. - jammin *News Editor*

"Intel officially announced the Core 2 Extreme X7800 yesterday. This marks the first time that the "Extreme" nomenclature has made its way over to Intel's mobile processors. And although battery life and heat are typical concerns of notebook users, the new Core 2 Extreme X7800 will find its way into desktop replacement notebooks that will likely be tethered to a wall outlet 24-7. As a result, Intel has unlocked the multiplier on the processor. So those who have no qualms about overclocking a mobile processor are now free to do so."

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