Category Archives: pc

Ben Heck's Access Controller for one-handed gamers now on sale

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In my opinion, Ben Heck's Access Controller is the finest thing he's ever built: it's not a vintage console crammed into a garish wooden laptop case, perhaps, and thus loses some geek cred, but it was a fantastic solution for…

Microwave oven PC case mod

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This microwave case mod may not be ingenious — the PC guts are crammed inside, a small LCD is bolted to the inside of the door — but it's a fine medium of display for the endless looping of any…

The GameBoy PC case mod

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This PC case mod isn't exactly artful — it's just a fully functional EPIA PX10000G sloppily crammed into a gutted first-gen GameBoy, after all — but it's still amazing to me that the brick-like hunk of plastic that could barely…

Acer Aspire Predator gaming PC has a nifty front panel

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One of my first jobs was standing in a Best Buy next to an Acer desktop machine, enticing customers to select the pocked green-and-beige computer instead of the more staid — and more attractive — models from Compaq or Packard…

Psystar OpenMac monstrosities run OS X

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There's a certain demographic of PC user — the sort of guy who likes digging in the intertwined morass of computer drivers and hardware like a neuro-surgeon, his hands pushed up to the elbows in the pulsating effluvia of a…

Passively Cooled PC Uses Giant Heat Sink for a Case

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In the pursuit of a passively cooled PC with no fans, Ville "Willek" Kyrö happened upon a solution ingenious in its simplicity: make the entire case a giant heat sink. A whole bunch of custom rigging later, his Opteron-powered machine…

Stirling Engine Motherboard Fans Powered by Waste Chip Heat

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Motherboard manufacturer MSI is toying around with new "powerless" cooling fans in their labs that harvest heat from processors with tiny Stirling Engines. Brilliant! MSI employs Stirling Engine Theory [TweakTown.com]…

Quotable: Alec Meer on Official No-CD Patches

Rock, Paper, Shotgun's Alec Meer points out the inherent rub of official no-CD patches to games that are released after the games are long in the tooth, as Blizzard recently offered for Warcraft 3:
I’ve always found it

Case Mod: Soviet-Era Wooden TV

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This gorgeous lump of wood and pure sex is an all-in-one PC housed inside a wooden chassis that once held a Russian television. What a beaut. Epic House Move [DarkRoastedBlend.com via Gizmowatch.com via Technabob]…