Press Release: February 22, 2006
Building Extreme PCs: PCs Get Extreme Makeovers, Morph Into Works of Art
Sebastopol, CA--Welcome to the age of extreme makeovers, be it the home edition, the fashion edition, or the car edition. It only makes sense now to include Extreme PCs, pumped up for extreme viewing pleasure. The bland beige box is dead. Fueled by a passion for performance and an eye for style, PC users are taking matters into their own hands. Combining cutting-edge components with the latest trends in system design, they're turning the standard personal computer into a high-speed work of art.
From silent systems to multi-processor monsters, from gaming powerhouses to neon-lit speed machines, this book has it all, complete with guidance from the people who made them. Building Extreme PCs (Hardwidge, O'Reilly, US $24.99) is the ultimate guide to the world of PC modification and customization. Both a showcase and a DIY handbook, this book:
Building Extreme PCs was written by Ben Hardwidge, the news and features editor of the leading UK enthusiast magazine "Custom PC." Said Hardwidge, "This is extreme sporting, nerd-style. You can mod and customize your PC to beyond powerful."
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