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I have been noticing what people are doing with all the different Computer Mods out there. The things people are doing with their PC's remind me of the Exotic, Hot Rod, or Low Rider Car enthusiast tinkering with his ride in his garage. After we are done making our computer something special we take pictures and post them, showing of our handiwork. Seriously, We have some awesome paint jobs, great looking cases with tons of extras all the way down to custom screws. I love the way most of us have our cases "open" to display what hardware we are running, just like a Car Enthusiast pops open his hood at a car show to show off his tricked out engine.

I was looking at the Thermaltake X-Ray this thing puts a drink holder and cigarette lighter at your finger tips. We have fan controllers that look like spedometers. If you have a cool sound system you can even get an AMP just like those Speaker Freaks. I have even seen front bay panel with a car stereo style flip-out LCD Screen. We even stock something you could call a glove compartment for your PC. The only thing missing is a rearview mirror!

What other suggestions do you have to make your PC feel like a pimped out Car? Is there something no one has even thought of yet like lambo doors for your case? Any Ideas?
Edited by Xoxide John - 5/8/12 at 8:16pm
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I use to have lambo doors on my case then I had to put them back on the car when I sold it.
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better yet i have seen people install an actual LCD display in 5.25 bay, and i guss it is like car modding, but different
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I had nitrous in my car before I had water in my pc. devil.gif
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What would overclocking be akin to? Advancing the timing a bit?
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Originally Posted by Ghooble View Post

What would overclocking be akin to? Advancing the timing a bit?

forced induction

edit: I actually retard the timing with spary biggrin.gif
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I think you mean is computer modding like car modding. Tuning is a completely different level. Tuning is like over-clocking. Anyone can bolt things on.

I'd have to say yes.

Off-topic question:
How do you pronounce Xoxide? Zoxide like xylophone? Or is it supposed to be two words like ex-oxide?

A confusing brand name is a sure fire way to make your product a hard sell.
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ln2 ~ n2o
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Quote:
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forced induction
edit: I actually retard the timing with spary biggrin.gif

Well I was trying to think of something that was more of a clock like number based adjustment. Or else I would have said FI too lol
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Originally Posted by Cavi Mike View Post

I think you mean is computer modding like car modding. Tuning is a completely different level. Tuning is like over-clocking. Anyone can bolt things on.
I'd have to say yes.
I'd have to totally agree with you. Modding is to Modding as Tuning is to Over-Clocking
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Originally Posted by Cavi Mike View Post

Off-topic question:
How do you pronounce Xoxide? Zoxide like xylophone? Or is it supposed to be two words like ex-oxide?
A confusing brand name is a sure fire way to make your product a hard sell.

I have always wondered where the name came from also..... It turns out that, we just made it up one day! It has no special meaning behind it other than hopefully being memorable. It's pronounced Ex-Oxide, though we've heard many people say Zock-side, Zo-side or a number of other variations. It's easiest just to bookmark us:)
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