Posts Tagged ‘ hardware ’

Time to Upgrade? A New System Perhaps?

Many of us have come to that point where we look at our computers and start to seriously consider upgrading. Maybe it’s been awhile since you payed much attention to the market(s) and now find yourself suck between a rock and  a hard place. You have the money to upgrade your system but you’ll end up spending more then you planned due to supply and demand driving the prices of older hardware up over time. Once you factor in time spent tracking down parts and a few other things you may start to wonder if it’s really worth the hassle…maybe rebuilding the system from the ground up will end up saving your some green down the road.

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The Power Supply Problem

Problem…what problem?

I wanted to take some time today to touch on the very important topic of power supplies (PSU’s), what to look for and what to avoid. Part of the reason there even is a problem stems from the fact that your computer’s power supply isn’t something most people see as contributing to system performance…or so you’d think. Another key thing that factors into the power supply “problem” is the fact that the market is so over saturated with power supplies that are for lack of a better word, shit. Continue reading

Case Modding and You

This is a little bit of a different topic for some and possibly something that might not normally cross your mind. The idea of modding one’s case is something that many people will dismiss as a useless waste of time or more trouble then it’s worth. Typically I find that the people offering this “criticism” are the same people who will purchase a system from a company such as Dell or HP, never having any intent of cracking it open to have a look-see. There’s nothing wrong with this at all, I wouldn’t expect my parents to be interested in the internal aesthetics of their PC but I wish that many of the nay-sayers out there would keep their mouths shut. There are many reasons to look into modifying your PC, some are purely aesthetic while many offer very tangible benefits. Continue reading