Main Event: New Components
Now that we’ve talked about what fits together, we can talk about which new components you should buy! This shopping list describes the essentials and why you’d need them, including CPU, motherboard, ram cards, video cards, the power supply, a hard drive or two, a cooler for the new components, a case to hold it all in, and maybe some extras if you need them(and if your wallet allows!). Read more “New Components and Your Selections”
Last time, we talked about your goals and constraints. Now that you’ve recognized and documented your goals, there are a few more rules that come into play. Just like the ratios of ingredients going into a cake, Form Factors are an essential part of fitting your build together. These new constraints will add the next level to your current mental picture of your setup, often making it better than before. Don’t be afraid of making changes, we’re still far from done in our series! Read more “Form Factors: Making Sure Your Parts Are Compatible”
First you must ask: Why am I here? The answer to this first question will be referenced throughout the series. It should become your project mission statement. You must keep this answer in mind through the whole process as you build a PC. The parts you select may make things difficult in the long run if you have conflicting goals. Is your old machine crapping out? Or just not keeping up at work? Read more “So You Wanna Build a PC?”
If you have not been living in a cave recently you have probably heard the news that you should restart your home or office router. On May 23rd the FBI released a statement asking people to restart their routers to mitigate an emerging threat that they have detected. The threat is a virus known as VPNFilter and by restarting your router you could aid in preventing this cyber threat. Read more “Have You Heard The News — You Should Reboot Your Router!!”
Don’t you hate it? You start adjusting a document and you accidentally saved over your good copy. All of your hard work just flashes before your eyes. Luckily Windows 10 has a nifty feature you might not know about. Windows 10 File History can back up older versions of your files as you work on them. In addition, it can store them onto external hard drives. As time passes, you slowly grow your library from the various past versions, and you can recover files from many different points in time. Let’s say you liked the formatting from one of the first versions of a file. Unfortunately, you deleted it. With File History in Windows 10, you can retrieve the correct version of the document. Read more “Here’s Why You Should Be Using Windows 10 File History”
Unless you’ve been living in a cave and have never heard of the internet, you most likely know you need some type of antivirus software on your computer. However, in today’s cyber-threat filled world, an antivirus software program alone is not enough to keep your computer, and especially your data, safe. With all of the threats abroad in the cyber world, it may bring to the question; Is Windows Defender Good Enough?
Read more “Is Windows Defender Good Enough?”