Computers come in many different guises; some barely resemble a PC at all. We've had it with plain-vanilla and boring black machines, and we've gone designer. Here's how to get a PC that looks good, both inside and out.
Pimp my PC
You don't have to buy a whole new PC to attain a more memorable-looking machine. A few cosmetic changes can make a huge difference – and not just to its looks. The most obvious update is to the exterior.
It's not just cars that lend themselves to being ‘pimped'. You can give your dull-grey box an outrageous makeover too. Rather than simply replacing a plastic case with a more durable brushed-aluminium one, you can make a statement while you're at it.
If you're not keen on replacing your PC's case, but do want to give it a whole new look, red, green or blue LEDs and cathode-ray tubes running along its exterior could be just the ticket. These cost as little as £6.
LCD graphic displays that reside in a spare hard-drive bay slot also have the benefit of keeping you informed of how hot or cool your PC is running – critical if you've installed dual graphics cards and overclocked things to the max.
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