Monthly Archives: July 2010

Vantec USB3.0 adapter

I have a new review up on OCIA.net. Today we are taking a look at the Vantec NexStar SATA to USB3.0 adapter. Adapters are always interesting to test – sometimes they work as advertised – and sometimes not. Stop on … Continue reading

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SilverStone Air Penetrator fan Review

While reviewing the SilverStone PS05B case, I also got a chance to review SilverStone’s SST-AP121 “Air Penetrator” fans.  Check out the review over at OCIA.net. I had actually been contemplating picking up a couple of these anyways as a possible … Continue reading

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Budget Build Part 4 – Conclusion

In case you missed it, please check out the other parts in this series.  Why to Build a PC; Part 1 (Intro); Part 2 (Part Selection); and Part 3 (The build). All told the bill for the build came in … Continue reading

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Budget Build Part 3 – The build

In case you missed it, please check out the other parts in this series.  Why to Build a PC; Part 1 (Intro); and Part 2 (Part Selection). The build itself was the smoothest I have ever had.  Components have come a long … Continue reading

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Budget Build Part 2 – Parts Selected

In case you missed it, please check out the other parts in this series.  Why to Build a PC and Part 1 (Intro). Primary PC (Olorin) A little note on naming convention, my primary PC has always gone by my online … Continue reading

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Budget Build Part 1 – Intro

Here on SGB I am going to do a small series on my new computer.  If you reference the post on “Why to build a PC,” that will elaborate some more on why I went with a desktop computer.  Or … Continue reading

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Why Build a PC?

In the next few days I will be doing a 4 part series on my build of a budget PC.  Before doing that though, I wanted to go a little more in depth on why I built my own as … Continue reading

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Link Roundup 7.7.10 Edition

Here are a few links from around the web today that I found interesting: SSD vs Hard Drives Comparison via Slashdot I actually found the Slashdot discussion more interesting than the post or linked article itself.  Personally, I am sold … Continue reading

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SilverStone PS05B Case review

Over on OCIA.net we have a new review today.  It is on the new budget model case from SilverStone.  The PS05B.  This is a budget model case that was actually quite fun to review. Cases have come a long way … Continue reading

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From Windows Vista to Windows 7 and Back

My home desktop is several years old.  I don’t game much, so keeping up with the latest and greatest isn’t really on my list of things to do.  If you’re a gamer, you want the latest and greatest because it … Continue reading

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