Intel is giving away free processors and other goodies to the winners of the Intel Modding Competition. For those of you who remember the ’60’s – ‘Modding’ has nothing to do with riding around on scooters picking fights with guys on motorbikes.Skip this bit if you are geeky enough: Modding is in fact the art of modifying (or in some cases building from scratch) computers . Modding can be either purely aesthetic (nice graphics or lights on a chassis) or also functional, such as implementing a water cooling solution for your CPU and VGA card. To enter your mod into the competition, just upload it to www.youtube.com/group/intelmodder, make it less than a minute long and make sure it is cool. Among the judges is Will Smith! So that is excellent news… Not sure how come he has time to judge the competition in between his busy Alien splatting films but good news nonetheless. One of the modding benefits of Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors is the extremely good power efficiency, which means smaller cooling solutions, less heat and the option of cramming components into smaller and more imaginative spaces. Check out the video for more details: PS: I have been informed that it isn’t Will Smith the actor who is doing the judging, but an even greater celebrity: Will Smith the editor of Maximum PC! PPS: An extra prize (composed of my admiration) for those who can tell me where the term ‘Leet’ comes from. (I won’t spell it with 3’s, it doesn’t feel right since I am over 30…). Leave your definitions in the comments below.
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