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Entries from January 2016

Building a PC Part 3 – Software: Windows, 3rd party SW, Anti-Virus and Security software.

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

In this most recent series I have been going over the parts for building a PC, what I use and why. In this exciting fun filled episode, I want to go over some of the software we use when building a computer. Let’s start with the most important part, the Operating system. I recommend Windows. […]

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Tags: Malware · Purchasing · Security · Software · Trojans · Virus · Worms

Building a PC: the case, power supply, video card and DVD – Part 2

January 20th, 2016 · 1 Comment

In my last article I talked about several of the parts needed to build a PC, the motherboard, processor (CPU), memory (RAM) and hard drives. This week I want to cover the case, power supply, video card and DVD. Cases have changed from plain beige literal desktop cases that the monitor sat on, to black […]

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Tags: Hardware · Purchasing

Hardware recommendations when building a PC

January 13th, 2016 · 4 Comments

I am frequently asked what hardware I use when I build a PC. You see, I build computers, I don’t go an buy pre built systems. After building the many systems I have over the last 15 plus years I have learned first hand what hardware and software manufacturers are “the best”. While some may […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware · Purchasing