If your heading to PAX East 2010 over the March 26-28 weekend, there is a special something that member DarthBeavis has brought to our attention, and we would like to help get the word out.
Originally Posted by Nvidia Pax East 2010 Website
NVIDIA wanted to honor the memory of our friend and forum moderator Chris “ChrisRay” Arthington, who passed away earlier this year. ChrisRay helped countless gamers by sharing his knowledge of graphics and SLI on the forums.
To recognize ChrisRay’s passion and selfless support of the community, we worked with renowned modder Richard “Darth Beavis” Surroz to create a customized PC with NVIDIA artwork. The ChrisRay Special Edition PC features dual GeForce GTX 480 GPUs in SLI (of course!), and we’re going to raffle it off at PAX. All of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit ChrisRay’s mom, who could use a helping hand. Help us honor Chris by buying some tickets, and maybe you’ll win a truly kickass SLI PC!
Along with our sincere condolences to Chris's family, we would also encourage you to pick up some tickets for this raffle. It will really help out someone in need, and give you a chance to score an awesome gaming rig.
All of the staff here at thebestcasescenario.com want to wish a joyous new year to all of the wonderful members and guests and we want to thank you for sharing your fantastic projects with the world on our site. May the new year bring you wealth, health, love, and sponsors!
Just a few years ago, every high-end computer build included a Plextor optical drive. When you priced out your build you would cut corners here and there just so you could include a Plextor. Highly regarded for their performance and longevity Plextor drives became a staple in every computer geek’s arsenal. Then all of a sudden Plextor dropped off the map for about a year. Today, Plextor is once again a go to source for all of our optical drive needs.
Like everyone, I’ve got my own tastes and my own needs when it comes to computer cases. I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous cases from companies like Zalman, Lian Li, Hiper, and NZXT; cases that I would be proud to own and to put my hard-earned hardware into. It looks like the folks at Thermaltake have raised the bar with what, to my eye at least, is the best-looking and most functional chassis I have seen to date.
Part V Distilled Water: The Perfect Compromise.
In the PC cooling world, there are many compromises, and the one that most people think of is coolant versus distilled, with distilled being the normal winner. However, there are things about distilled that people should know, and how to exploit those weaknesses for our own profit.
How do you go about making your Lexa Mod stand out from the crowd? You double up and make a monster Lexa to stand head and shoulders ABOVE the crowd.
Mark1 from Mark_hardware shows us all what to do when the case you want isn't quite big enough - despite a couple of hiccoughs along the way, this is shaping up to be a tall dark and irresistably handsome monster of a modded pc which may also just be the biggest Ipod dock you'll ever see!!! Check out the full worklog here
Thats right! We are having a contest where you actually have to mod something to win. All you have to do is mod a cheap usb thumb drive around a Spooky / Halloween theme. The prize will be a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Universal CPU cooler
Just because a man is inspired by our canine and lupine brethren does not mean he is a Twilight fan, ok? If you ask slaveofconvention about his latest mod, Lobo, he probably will school you on the Buffalo Wolf before he will ever mention Forks, Washington. Either way, Project: Lobo is the epitome of the 'scraps around the house' case mod and is sinking its teeth into many modders.
Motivated dually by the Lobo wolves of the Rocky Mountains and the popular mod Lupine, slaveofconvention is well on his way to a very simple yet detailed case. Using both intricate metal work and back lit plastic displays this mod is a wild standout among a sea of tamed pets. Check out the full worklog here.
What do the original Mario, Tetris, and JPEG's on the internet all have in common? They are all extremely pixelated of course! It is super easy to create a pixel on a computer, but how easy is it to build a pixel into a computer? If you want the answer check out Project: PiXel by Vanille in this installment of the Weekly Spotlight.
PiXel, which is obviously inspired by its namesake, is a ground up case mod that is being constructed bit by bit. Using an impressive amount of cutting bits and an equally impressive amount of metal files Vanille is on his way to software dev- er, I mean case modding stardom! Check out the full worklog here.
You’re working on the mod of the century. For months now you have planned this build. You have saved every last dollar and bought nothing but the best and this time you will finally have a mod worthy being featured. "I can’t wait to show the guys over at TBCS this” you say to yourself. So you grab your camera and proceed to take some photos of your progress, but wait….. The photos are blurry or not showing the amount of detail worthy of your mod. You have put hours into building your mod so why shouldn’t you put the same amount of care and time into photographing your mod. “But I did the best I can with a point and shoot.” you say. Well this is where I come in.
CPU Design, Heatsink Construction and The Lessons They Can Teach Us[/size]
As I stated in an earlier article, there's quite a market today for "bowed" blocks, to deal with "today's" processors. How did we get to this point? Currently, we're using them on last-and current-generation Intel processors only. To me, this already shows signs of an issue, as nobody thinks that they are necessary on AMD's latest and greatest. While the physical design is different, granted, one would believe that any "advance" would be equally useful on both platforms.
Windows 7 is just around the corner; do you know what you are going to do with it? I do! You are going to get rid of XP, Vista, Mint, Snow Leopard, Knoppix, and all the rest and install 7! Why? Because Bill Gat- er, Datech, said so!
Honestly though, this is the best version of Windows to date. I am currently running a legal copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on my laptop and I love it. To any of those naysayers who will be happy to point out 7 won't be released until October and these are screenshots from a cracked RTM, you are wrong. So, if you are in the position to upgrade your OS, do so, and follow my helpful guide!
Welcome to the third installment of Workshops of the Great. A monthly article where we showcase the work space's of the legends of the modding community. This month we get a look inside the workshop of Brian Carter aka: Boddaker. With a nice custom workbench Brian has graced us with many breathtaking case mods. From jumbo jets to a case named after the weapon of choice of god of water Brian has done it all.
Part Two covers where Part One left off, picking up directly after and handling where the contact patch meets the IHS. There will possibly be a third article in this series, a Q6600 kinda walked into my lab and will make a great test subject...
"Just because some of the outspoken members of our community blow enough hot air to sail a ship doesn’t mean that D.Heiβe doesn’t know what he is doing! In the inaugural post of TBCS’s Weekly Spotlight let us stow the oars and enjoy the excellent craftsmanship in D.Heiβe’s The Golden Sail case mod. Inspired by a vessel’s staysail under full wind, The Golden Sail is making fast progress as a well designed and well executed mod.
D.Heiβe has produced gorgeous case mods in the past and his current focus on watercooling and sheer power are leading toward another incredible computer. Whether your interest is sailing, watercooling, or simply computers The Golden Sail is worth a thorough naval inspection!"