Whenever computer users are forced to upgrade their PCs due to more demand for processing power, storage space, or memory, they are always left with the old parts of their PCs.
Unfortunately, RAM chips and computer processors are rather difficult to reuse unless you still have free slots on your motherboard. Internal hard drives, however, can be converted into external ones and still be used on the same PC.
Here are 6 steps that guide you on creating your own external hard drive and customizing it to your liking:
It’s no secret that this month’s Consumer Electronic Show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and expected to draw crowds in the hundred thousands, is one of the most important and anticipated technology events of the year. At the CES, manufacturers scramble to unveil the latest smartphones, laptops, and televisions. Experts asses these new products and offer predictions for the upcoming year. And consumers get their first up-close look at a wide range of previously rumored gadgets and devices. It’s no surprise that technology companies often see success at the CES as indicative of a profitable upcoming year.
Unleashed at the IFA 2011 conference, the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook has arrived as the premiere, indeed only real, ultrabook on the market. With so many people looking to find a good deal on a laptop and cloud services making storage demands less bulky, it’s no huge surprise that consumers would turn to the newest and slimmest tablets for features including instant-on OS boot-up, solid battery life and portability, to satisfy their computer needs.
If you’re looking for a high-powered laptop that melds performance with value, HP’s best offering is the Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition, which has strong default components: Intel Quad Core processor and an AMD discrete graphics card. As such, the laptop is targeted towards those who seek a powerful work and gaming device but don’t want to pay over $1000 to get it.
We all know that AMD’s 990 chipset is coming very soon. We even got a glimpse at a prototype 990 board at CES. MSI has decided to show a few small sections of their new 990FXA-GD65 motherboard on their Facebook Page. Although we cannot see the entire board it does give us an idea of what to expect. From what we’ve seen it does not look like the new chipset is going to add many new major features, just some tweaks over the older chipset. Read on to check out the sneak peak photos of the board.
Pittsburgh LAN Coalition is hosting Iron Storm XII, a computer and console LAN party video game tournament on March 4-6. More than $2,000 worth of prizes from more than 20 sponsors will be given away as door prizes and in 10 official tournaments, including $800 cash for Heroes of Newerth and a buy-in for Counter-Strike: Source. Pittco is also known for its “jackass tournaments”, such as musical chairs, rap battles, and the mind-over-pain “ice head”. Check out the sweet LAN gaming action at www.pittco.org.
Here’s a sneak peak at a few GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards that will support the new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors (codenamed Sandy Bridge). Along with information about some of the new boards, we also have box art and photos of many of the 6 Series motherboards. Read on to check it all out!
Miami, FL – September 7, 2010 – ORIGIN PC is proud to unveil The Big O, their latest creation designed for dominance and destined to make high performance computing enthusiasts and gamers to drool uncontrollably. The Big O fuses the capabilities of the fastest computing hardware on the market, ORIGIN’s expert overclocking, and a built in Xbox 360 to create the ultimate gaming weapon.
The Big O is featured in CPU Magazine’s annual Dream Machine review roundup, an epic competition between system builders. “If you want the ultimate PC, the Big O is it” said CPU Magazine. “By integrating an Xbox 360, the Big O offers everything and the kitchen sink.”
Our friends over at Geeks.com have a great contest going on! This contest started yesterday and will be running till the end of July! The contest is pretty simple all you have to do is go to the Geeks.com Facebook page and like them. Then fill out the contest entry form and check back each day to see if you have won. They will be giving away 15 $100 Geeks.com Virtual Gift Certificates. One will be given out daily on every business day in July. At the end of the month there will be 1 grand prize winner that will win a $500 Geeks.com Virtual Gift Certificate!
Well as you may have guessed we did not make the trip over to Taipei for Computex this year. We would have loved to make it, but it wasn’t in the cards for us this year. We have been following the show closely and many companies are showing off new products. Antec is one such company showing off new products and some of the same products we saw this year at CES. Although we were unable to make it they were nice enough to make a full booth tour video showcasing all of their products! Read on to check it out!