While setting up a great overclock on a stable system is certainly one way to keep your interest peaked and keep you off PriceGrabber plotting your next upgrade you shouldn’t forget that changing the aesthetics of your case is another great way to customize your system.  Take a look at the work these members did with their Ultra Aluminus cases. You can also get yourself a relatively cheap but effective upgrade by changing monitors, whether you are looking for a high quality display, a 1080p TV for gaming or even doubling or tripling your monitor count.

Something to keep in mind, even the most security conscious of us can sometimes forget just how many places our personal information accumulates; even if you religiously use thermite on every HDD and CD/DVD you ever owned, do you do more than remove your SIM card when upgrading your phone?