The Folly of the Gaming Laptop

I see it all the time.  Sometimes in Reddit’s “buildapc” section, sometimes from my google adventures and sometimes from friends.  I don’t quite understand the desire, but I think if anything it’s simply really effective marketing.   Most commonly, a kids graduate high school,…

Useful Links for Building A Computer

There are several websites I use frequently for researching and purchasing computer parts.  Some are obvious and well  known, and some you may have missed.  I hope you’ll find these links helpful, there is a lot of information out there and not a lot…

How to Build a Computer: Beta

If you look to the top of this webpage you’ll notice there is a new tab titled “Request Computer Build Advice.”  This is a new service I’m rolling out free of charge.  Building computers is something that I enjoy, so I don’t mind taking…

The New Nvidia GTX 460

After the failure that was the GTX 465, Nvidia has decided to release a new budget card for the market that specifically takes swipes at ATI’s 5770 and 5830.  Both Nvidia and ATI are competing for the $200 range graphics card, which is a…

My new i7 Build

I decided that I needed a new computer for playing video games.  Also I probably needed a better CAD/CFD machine, but mostly for video games. Intended Hardware: CPU: Core i7 930 Cooler: Corsair H50 RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2GB DDR3 1600 Motherboard: EVGA SLI 3X…

Free Amazon Prime for Students

Last night Amazon debuted a free service to all students with a .edu email address: free Amazon Prime for one year. I was ecstatic to hear this, because I have always preferred to use Amazon whenever possible to order computer parts online. Sure, Newegg…

Computer Concierge Service

So after work today I stopped by my local Microcenter, because I was looking at the i7 930 processor they had for $200 vs Newegg’s $290. While I was standing next to the processor cabinet, two guys approached the area and started talking about…