Now that you’ve had a little bit of time with your shiny new gear, opened every box, checked every fitting, I bet you can’t wait to start installing parts! Well hold on for just a minute there cowboy. Before we can start the real fun there are few chores that must be done to prepare those brand new parts for use. Of course you could throw caution to the wind and skip this whole article but I wouldn’t recommend it. As nice and shiny as those parts appear on the outside, due to the manufacturing processes involved the insides are not usually so pristine. So welcome to Water Cooling 101 Episode 4; where we help you get your parts ready for use.
Of all the myriad ways to cool a PC perhaps none is more elegant than the all in one liquid cooler. The AiO traces it’s lineage back to the elite world of PC water cooling where money and time are thrown haphazardly at a project in an attempt to perfect this science and art. Each of these self contained units are an elegant, fully sealed solution using the thermal properties of water to draw heat away from the processor. But of course like all things, not all AiOs are created equal and the past year of 2015 has been no exception. And so as this year draws to a close and we begin to plan excitedly for 2016, join us as we pick out the very Best AiO Coolers of 2015 reviewed here at ThinkComputers.org.
Well we’ve designed our loop, spent hours searching the web comparing parts and twiddling our thumbs nervously before clicking the submit order button. And why shouldn’t you be nervous? You just added enough gear to your cart to buy a crappy car! But it’s done, funds have been exchanged, time has slowly and painfully ticked by, and the tracking number has been checked hundreds of times (does the refresh button even work anymore?). Finally the status is green, the package has been delivered, our parts have arrived from Aquatuning.us, Phanteks, and ThermalTake! What did we get you ask? Follow along as we unbox and check out our glorious shiny new water cooling gear. Welcome to Water Cooling 101: Episode 3!
Christmas is almost here! It is this time of year where we are buying last minute gifts for friends and family. We all have that tech lover in our family and sometimes they can be very hard to buy for. Well luckily for you we’ve put together a list of 25 great stocking stuffers for every type of tech lover out there. Many of these products we’ve actually reviewed too and we can fully recommend them! So let’s jump right in and see what we think are some of the best tech stocking stuffers this year!
Welcome to Water Cooling 101 Episode 2! If you’re here we are going assume that you have more than just a passing interest in water cooling and are looking to get wet yourself. During this two stage article we will cover a couple of the most important aspects of water cooling. The first part will cover designing your loop. While we understand you must be excited to get going on building, you must first take your time and carefully decide how you want your loop to connect and flow. After we’ve decided on our loop design we will go over some of the most popular parts and components for bringing your dream system to life. Let’s get started!
Water cooling while extremely effective and often times beautiful to look at can be entirely overwhelming especially if you are new to the hobby obsession. Fortunately we here at ThinkComputers have your back! We will be imparting our years of water cooling knowledge and experience to you in a series we’re calling: Water Cooling 101. Follow along and we’ll help you pick out the best parts for you, show you how to install those parts, and have your own loop up, running, and free of air bubbles in no time. Welcome to Water Cooling 101!
Battery life is something we’ve always struggled with since computers became portable. With the release of Windows 10 Microsoft has introduced new features to help users get better battery life out of their devices. If you have upgraded recently to Windows 10 or have purchased a new device with Windows 10 installed here are some features and tips to get the most out of the battery life.
When you upgrade your Windows installation from Windows 7 or 8.1 you might notice a Windows.old folder in your C:\ drive. Windows keeps an old version of your operating system on your PC in case you are not happy with Windows 10 and want to revert back. Now if you feel you are happy with Windows 10 you are going to want to delete that folder as it takes of several GB’s of space on your system. If you just try and delete the folder Windows won’t let you as it thinks many of the files are system files. No fear though, we are going to show you how to delete the Windows.old folder and free up some space in your system!
Windows 10 has been out for just a little while now and the same God Mod that was present in Windows 7 and Windows 8 can be unlocked in Microsoft’s brand new operating system. God Mode will put all of the configurable options and setting for your operating system all in one place.
Well a few months ago I finally did the unbelievable and canceled my cable subscription. The main reason behind this is was that I rarely watched TV at all and honestly most of the stations I did watch showed the same shows over and over again. It was weird not having cable after having it for the past 29 years of my life it seems like, but I have really got used to it and with the money it has saved me I have been able to do other things and buy some other gadgets. In this article series I will be going through my journey of canceling my cable and finding alternatives. Today I will be focusing on hardware to watch media on your TV.