Monthly Archives: May 2013

What operating system to buy?

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The current most popular operating system for desktop computers is Windows 8, which is the latest offering from Microsoft. You can still buy Windows 7 if you prefer the interface, but because Windows 8 was just released we do not recommend going with any other OS to ensure future compatibility with all hardware and software. […]

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What type of optical drive to buy?

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An internal DVD drive is often necessary for installing operating systems and software. If you find yourself using many mobile devices, such as cell phones and digital cameras, having an internal flash memory reader is also a good investment. If you want to enjoy your high definition media on your computer, an internal Blu-Ray drive […]

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How to buy a computer power supply?

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Many cases actually come with an atx power supply pre-installed. If your computer is going to be used primarily for low-end applications, such as office work and web surfing, this power supply will typically suffice; however, high end gaming PCs will require power supplies with higher power output. If you’re using a high end graphics […]

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How to choose a video card?

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Choosing the right PCIE Video Card depends a lot on what you want to do with your computer. If you are just using your PC for desktop computing, Internet browsing, and the like, then using your motherboard’s on-board graphics should be enough. If you plan on running multiple monitors or doing any PC gaming, however, […]

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Intel’s ARM killer: Silvermont

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Intel Silvermont (notice it’s not Silvermount, but Silvermont!) is here and signals Intel’s entry into mobile. While the world collectively says ‘it’s about time’, it’s important to understand that even though Intel is new to the mobile game, their technology is years ahead of all the major competitors. This includes ARM. Intel’s already bragging that […]

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Intel Haswell Release Date

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Intel announced that the release date for their all new Haswell line of processors will be June 3rd – June 4th at Computex. Haswell is the widely anticipated update to Ivy Bridge and people are already touting it’s highly efficient characteristics and next generation speed. Haswell will be built on the 22nm process and promises […]

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Intel’s Haswell Features being leaked: Ultra Low Power Consumption

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According to a press release by Enermax, your power supply may or may not be able to support one of the upcoming Haswell’s lower power consumption features: the advanced power consumption C6/C7 modes Intel is touting. According to Intel, while in these ‘power conservation’ modes your processor will draw as little as .05 Amps. To […]

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Google now worth more than Microsoft!

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In an incredible (and inevitable) shift in the technology market, today marks the first time that Google’s market capitalization has grown past Microsoft‘s. A lot of factors have gone into Google becoming one of the premier technology companies we have ever seen, but this milestone is definitely a “biggie” for them as Microsoft was always […]

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Is lightscribe technology dead?

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If you’ve been paying attention to the DVDRW drive market recently you may have noticed one thing standing out – there are almost no DVD burners available with lightscribe technology anymore. You may say that lightscribe technology is being made obsolete. Granted, lightscribe was never really a universally adopted technology and while people were interested […]

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