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Item Currently Not Available 
Why, whenever I click one of your links to the full kit on Tigerdirect, does it always say the Item is Unavailable at This Time? Does that mean it …

Asus Matrix GTX580 
First up we have the ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Platinum graphics card This card has the GeForce GTX580 GPU core clocked at 816 MHz and the 1.5GB of GDDR5 RAM …

Titan Intros TTC-SC07TZ(RB) Graphics Card Fan Accessory 
Titan launched the TTC-SC07TZ(RB), a graphics card fan attachment. This isn't really a graphics card cooler as such, but supplements your graphics card …

Computer Kits 
For your May 2011 Gaming Cheapness Build, do all the parts work together? Just wondering because I was thinking of building it. Reply Everyone of …

MSI LGA 1155 Motherboards are Out 
Not long after the recall, MSI has released it's new LGA 1155 motherboards. Although it's not the Asus or Gigabyte boards I usually go for, if you're …

Asus Geforce 210 
Hey friends,i'd taken an assembled computer with asus geforce 210 as my board and having pentium dual core CPU with 2.70 GB cache.. It is giving me good …

Building my first computer Not rated yet
Im building my first computer in a few months and my budget is around 1500 CAD but it can be a bit higher cause i got a guy who can give me discounts. …

Asus Radeon HD 7950 Card Not rated yet
In looking at video card reviews, the RadeonHD7950 is highly rated. The same site suggests a price around $50 less if moving away from the Asus to XFX …

3d Renderer on a Budget Not rated yet
Howdy Dave, Like your style. Great information well presented. I want to build one that will run ToonBoom Animate, blender 3d and occasionally do …

Base Computer Kits Not rated yet
Computer kits are now completely custom. I've added a base kit that will include the tower, a DVD drive, a hard drive, and a power supply, parts that …

PC TV Tuner Card (PCI) Not rated yet
TV tuners for the PC to come in two flavors: PCI cards and external USB box. They make it easy to view full screen, full motion video on the monitor or …

Portable DVD drive Not rated yet
Few days back I Bought an external DVD writer "Samsung SE-208AB (DVD-RW, +R DL / DVD-RAM drive, Hi-Speed USB) and I am glad I did, it is amazing in terms …

My Favorite Computer Part Not rated yet
My favorite computer part has to be the small but very useful Thumb Drive . I find that Thumb Drive devices are very useful and fun to have. I use …

HP w5334 Desktop Computer  Not rated yet
I liked this model of HP computers HP w5334 That it's My first computer that i have used , Adding his very beautiful and attractive design with …

NVIDIA GEForce 8800 GS Not rated yet
I love this computer hardware because without this you can't play your favorite games. This is a product by Nvidia the leader in graphic card manufacturing. …

Intel Core 2 Duo Not rated yet
When Intel went to the 45 nana-micron* technology they opened the door for faster, smaller, lower power consumption processors. Core 2 means the second …

Dell S2330MX 23-inch Ultra-Slim monitor Not rated yet
The Dell S2330MX has a thin, aesthetically pleasing design, well-placed connections, and good overall performance. The fact that this comes at such a low …

Intel Core i7-940XM Mobile Extreme Edition (BY80607002526AE) Not rated yet
Intel Core i7-940XM Mobile Extreme Edition (BY80607002526AE) is categorized under CPU/ Microprocessor, a family member of Intel Core i7 Mobile Extreme …

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI (part Number:- NE5X5800F09CB) Not rated yet
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI is a high-end graphics solution for laptops based on the two GTX 580M graphic cards in SLI mode. With SLI, each card usually …

Core I7 Processor Not rated yet
The new core i7 processor have these new features :- 1 New Platform Architecture 2 Higher-Performance Multiprocessor Systems with QPI 3 CPU Performance …

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 Dual TV Tuner Board Not rated yet
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 Dual TV Tuner Board The WinTV-HVR-2250 has two tuners for watching one TV program while recording another: with the built-in dual …

Seagate Barracuda 7200 320 GB Internal Bare Drive (ST320DM000) Not rated yet
I recently purchased a Seagate barracuda 320 GB (ST320DM000) hard disk and boy I was amazed by its performance. The 7200RPM hard disk was simply zipping …

New Wireless Mouse 2000  Not rated yet
I have recently bought a Microsoft wireless mouse 2000. I really love that mouse because now I can navigate my computer virtually from anywhere. Main feature …

Recovery Software Not rated yet
Pandora Recovery: You can't beat the price tag of a free product. Pandora Recovery isn't only a product for the masses because it's free though; it's versatile …

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AMD Sempron Processor LE-1250 Driver Not rated yet
A Windows release upgrade will too often pose AMD SEMPRON(TM) PROCESSOR LE-1250 DRIVER dilemmas. It is simply the software applications that will be kept …

Samsung 4GB Memory Not rated yet
This memory is great. I bought it few months ago online and it has done magic to my computer speed. I had bad memory on my computer so I decided to go …

Apple Computers Not rated yet
Since I'm just not an apple fan, but, they are still a choice of many computer users, I'll provide a link of a good site that will help you with your Apple …

Acer's Aspire 5750G Not rated yet
Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs were slowly finding their way into new notebooks. Among others, Acer's Aspire 5750G, a multimedia all-rounder with a 2630QM quad …

Asus P5GC-MX/1333 Not rated yet
P5GC-MX with Intel 945GC (A2) chipset inside supports Intel dual-core CPU and features 1066MHz FSB, PCI Express x 16, Serial ATA interface, high performance …

Computer I like (HIT) Not rated yet
I like the dell area 51 ALX computer because of the sheer power it possesses and because it’s Alienware’s top-of-the-line offering. The Area-51 ALX packs …

Core i3 530 processor Not rated yet
I have bought the new Core i3 530 processor few days back. I am completely amazed to see the performance difference between the "Core 2 Duo" processor …

Dell Monitor 3007WFP Not rated yet
Dell's 3007WFP is a 30 inch LCD widescreen monitor. Its response time is faster and its display is outstanding. This monitors displays best gaming views …

Laptop Adapter Not rated yet
I have recently bought a HP Laptop and would like to share some information about the Adapter "HP Mini 40W AC Adapter". The product is covered by Standard …

MSI R5770 HAWK (ATI Radeon 5770) Graphics Card Not rated yet
Specifications: Graphics Engine ATI Radeon HD 5770 Interface PCI Express x16 2.1 Memory Type GDDR5 Memory Size(MB) 1024 Memory Interface 128bit Core …

Intel HD Graphics 3000 Performance Review Not rated yet
If you're having trouble keeping up with the names of Intel's graphics products, then you're certainly not alone. Two generations ago, the G45 chipset …

Hard Disk Not rated yet
Every desktop computer and server in use today contains one or more hard-disk drives. Every mainframe and supercomputer is normally connected to hundreds …

Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse Not rated yet
As a fully passionate gamer I find my self spending most of my time playing many different games and most of them actually need you to activate not only …

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX Review Not rated yet
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX GeForce 8300 GS As I’m computer games enthusiast I decided to buy Nvidia 8800 GTX. It has 768 MB of GDDR 3 technology, which …

Help, Computer will not Boot Not rated yet
Hi there, I have recently began to assemble my first homebuilt computer. I have attached the processor, RAM and video card to the motherboard, and stuck …

My Experience (for what it's worth) Not rated yet
Dave - thanks again for your response a few nights ago, very helpful! I've read your advice and suggestions with interest, and wanted you to know of my …

First-Time Builder - Gamer or no, water-cooling? Not rated yet
Hi Dave, and thanks for what you are doing with this, very very helpful! Couple of questions for your opinion - for Photoshop usage, lots of batch processing …

Google's +1 Button Not rated yet
Recently added to the site is Google's new +1 button. If you like the free information here, be sure to click the +1 button on the top of the column on …

Google Chrome Not rated yet
It looks as though I've made a browser switch. So far I'm really pleased with Google Chrome. It started out as a switch since my former browser made …

Firefox 4.0.1 Not rated yet
For those of you who haven't already changed to the new version, I strongly recommend you try it before you upgrade. There are many changes in this version, …

Where I Learned Website Building Not rated yet
Many of you may be curious as to what started this whole website idea, just one individual, why? Just like many of you, I was surfing the web one day, …

League of Legends Not rated yet
For those already playing, good for you. I hadn't heard about this game until several weeks ago. Boy am I glad I found it. I was more than happy to …

April Computer Kit Not rated yet
There's going to be a little delay on this month's computer kit. Please bare with me, got an extra project going on at home. It will be up by the 7th …

I Want to Build a Fast Computer for Flight Simulation Not rated yet
Does anyone have a list or "recommended components" for a gaming computer? A list made up of two or three choices for each computer major part,i.e., the …

The March 2011 Computer Kit Review Not rated yet
The verdict is out. The March 2011 computer kit is one heck of a great computer. This has been the first computer that I put together for myself in …

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An Interview with Me, Dave Wiebe Not rated yet
Although I've done some interviews, here is my first regarding computers. For those who would like to read, I thought I might share it on the sight since …

Hard Drive Failure Not rated yet
It happens from time to time, and I'm not happy to see it happened to me. A drive I've been using for years has failed on me. I can't deny it was a good …

LGA1155 Motherboards Ship this Week Not rated yet
Announced on Asus site, and I can confirm some of the boards are available on NCIX, it looks like the LGA1155 motherboards are finally back on the market. …

Where did the LGA1155 Motherboards Go? Not rated yet
After trying to piece together a system upgrade, and finding retailer after retailer not carrying the LGA1155 motherboards, I couldn't help but wonder …

The Often Overlooked Power Supply Not rated yet
Many times when people build a computer, they'll simply use the power supply that came with their case, or just buy something cheap. I know, not only …

The Importance of Choosing a Motherboard Not rated yet
Very many people don't put enough weight into this, so I'll do what I can to tell you about why you should put so much time and effort into choosing a …

Intel i5 2500K Quad Core Processor Not rated yet
First off let me say, what a chip. For any of you that are looking into building a computer right now, if you can afford it. This is clearly the route …

Time to Upgrade RAM Not rated yet
If you're running short on memory, now is a great time to upgrade RAM. The prices are really low finally, after last years high prices in RAM, I was starting …

Computer Kits Not rated yet
Back by demand, the computer kits section is going back to being updated monthly for those who like to watch the kits come out. In fact... to start …

Custom Computer Kits Not rated yet
Custom computer kits have been edited on the site, as a result, if you buy a computer kit here, I'll pick out the parts and have them drop shipped to your …

BSOD on the Wife's Computer Not rated yet
Every now and again, I have to deal with a BSOD at home, this time it was the wife's computer. To diagnose it, I follow the same steps I mention on the …

The Monitor to Buy Not rated yet
If you're looking to do an upgrade, or change a monitor to something better, now is probably the right time to do so. LED monitors and TV's are both something …

Lightscribe Software Download Not rated yet
For those of you who would like to try, or already have lightscribe, you'll need to do a little downloading to get the most of your drive. In the downloads …

SSD Is A Winning Upgrade Not rated yet
I must say, after the initial upgrade, I loved my SSD drive. Has anything changed, not at all. How did I go this long without it, I have no idea. …

Starcraft 2 Not rated yet
For my fellow gamers out there, I must make a post about Starcraft 2. Although it's not typically the FPS (First Person Shooter) or MMORPG (Massively …

Saving Your Information Not rated yet
Sometimes I must admit, I sound like a broken record, but I can't emphasize it enough. Please people do your backups for your own good. If you save …

Not All Custom Computers Are Created Equal Not rated yet
Custom built computers are a great idea, they'll give you more performance and generally speaking, they'll have less junk installed on them. This will …

My Upgrade to SSD Not rated yet
After much debate and price watching, I've finally bit the bullet and picked up a solid state hard drive. The drive I settled on after checking the …

Welcome! Not rated yet
It's launched and live. I can't believe it, I thought it would take some time before I got around to launching these forums. But as luck would have it, …

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