I meant to buy a UPS for my computer when I moved into my house. I never got around to it. With the new computer build, I had to get one before I started using it. I guess SSD drives can fail or get damaged if they suddenly lose power. Power loss doesn’t happen too Continue Reading
You need an optical drive to install software. I haven’t found a need to burn any Blu-ray discs to date, but Blu-ray burners are cheap. So, I got a Blu-ray burner.
ASUS Blu-ray Burner
I bought the ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12X Blu-ray Internal Burner Drive with Disc Encryption – Black – Retail Box. It does Blu-ray Continue Reading
These days, if you want a computer to run fast, you need more than the latest and greatest processor. You need a solid state hard drive. SSD is where it’s at.
SSD availability has grown and pricing has shrunk since being introduced into mainstream use a few years ago. This has made it possible for Continue Reading
I was a little torn when I had to decide on what kind of graphics card to get. The latest and greatest wasn’t really an option mostly because they run more than $500 a piece. Not something I really wanted to dump a whole bunch of money into, especially since I don’t have the time Continue Reading
I’m not going to get into the Mac versus PC debate, but I’m a PC kind of guy. I grew up with them, I can fix them, and I can do all sorts of stuff on them. That said, Microsoft hasn’t always produced winners with their pervasive Windows operating system. Remember Vista? Good God that Continue Reading
Copying files back and forth can be a pain with a slow hard drive. Downloading can also get bogged down when you have a dying computer that is using an older SATA version. Since internal hard drives are fairly cheap these days, it’s quite affordable to get one with a lot of space. Save yourself Continue Reading