Category Archives: SGB IT

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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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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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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Reasons not to buy or upgrade your PC right now

Julie over at Gear Diary has a great post this morning on the reasons why upgrading your computer right now might not be the best idea.  Head on over and check it out. Overall – she is right.  The deals … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Sounds

Here is a great page. It has 6 sounds that hard drives make.  Do note that these are sounds you also hope that your hard drive isn’t making. I have heard a couple of these coming out of my case … Continue reading

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Run quadcore Intel chips in Apple Mac Pro

There were some big announcements out of Apple yesterday.  New iPods, new services, but the one that got missed was the Apple Mac Pro running dual core chips.  And further, says AnandTech, the ability to run Quad core chips.  Dual … Continue reading

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Congress to spend $3B to crush TV

Well although some people seem really worked up about it I’m glad to see it happen. Congress is sticking to their Dec 31st, 2008 date to pull the plug on analog TV. They’re trying to pass a bill to provide … Continue reading

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Insane Network in Guys Basement

Okay this is seriously ridiculous. I guess we will see how well his network holds up once he starts getting more digg hits. He has 4 racks of networking equipment in his basement, his own IP/TV system, and a T1 … Continue reading

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