Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Potentially Ultimate Home Server PC

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Here at the OutletPC blog, we occasionally make posts in series; sometimes, this is intentional, but sometimes unsolicited sequels are conjured from the ether. The “dream computer” series, however, was planned out beforehand – we’d each choose or construct a PC that would perfectly suit our own needs, with money as no object. I figured […]

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Some Better Uses for Drive Bays

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Hello, and good day to you all, fair readers! I’m here to address a problem that I’m sure is fairly common among desktop PC owners: what do you do with all these 5.25″ drive bays? The idea of buying software, movies, and especially music on optical media like CDs or DVDs is quickly approaching “quaint” […]

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The Power Supply Paperclip Test

How to do the Power Supply Paper Clip Test
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When a computer system won’t turn on, the issue almost always resides in one of two places, the motherboard or the power supply. While neither of these problems are good news for your system, a burnt-out power supply is neither too difficult nor too expensive to replace, whereas a motherboard may be both. Checking your […]

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