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Holiday Gaming Survival Guide

Christmas just happened and for many of us we have at least a week or so off of work. Now what to do with that time? Well for us here at ThinkComputers and most of the PCMasterRace it means hours upon hours of gaming! For that reason we have decided to compile a list not only of games, but some pretty awesome gaming hardware that you can pickup to make the most out of your time off!

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Water Cooling 101: Upgrading Your Loop

Maybe you’ve been using your first basic loop for a while now and feeling like it’s time to expand or maybe the need to upgrade has struck right away. Either way you’ve reached the most inevitable situation for nearly all of us who use water cooling. Upgrade day! But what to upgrade and how to go about doing it? Follow along as we take you on the next step of evolution for our loop!

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Water Cooling 101: Installing Your Basic Loop

Welcome back to ThinkComputers Water Cooling 101! Over the past several articles we’ve been covering all the tricks and tips we’ve learned from years of building water cooled PCs. After an introduction to the art and designing our desired layout, we showed you how to pick the best parts for your needs, and finally once they arrived how to prep them for use. Finally, we are now to the point where we can do something truly exciting and actually our hands dirty; it’s install day! Today we go step by step and show you to install your very own basic water cooling loop.

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Water Cooling 101: Your Parts Arrived, Now What?

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.

Water Cooling 101: Designing Your Loop and Choosing Your Parts
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Water Cooling 101: Designing Your Loop and Choosing Your Parts

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 101: Why Water Cooling and The Gear Used
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Water Cooling 101: Why Water Cooling and The Gear Used

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!

How to Delete the Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
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How to Delete the Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

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!

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How to Turn off Photo Stream in iOS to Save Storage Space

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod you know that you have limited storage space on your device. After you load all of your music, movies, games and apps on your device you could be close to running out of space. Well one way to free up some space is to turn off Photo Stream. Here we will be showing you how to turn off Photo Stream in iOS to save storage space.

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How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8

Whenever I have a problem with a computer system I am working on I boot into Windows Safe Mode to see if the problem exists there. Many people use Safe Mode to troubleshoot PC’s, but it Windows 8 Microsoft made it a little bit harder to boot into Safe Mode. With previous versions of Windows we would just hit F8 and be able to go right into Safe Mode. In this guide we will show you two different methods for booting into Safe Mode on Windows 8.

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