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Asus GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Brings Supercomputer Performance

Let me start out by saying this video card is the top-of-the-line when it comes to desktop computer video cards. It is overkill for 99.9% of computer users so I’m not really expecting any of you to run out and buy one for your computer. Now that I have that …

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Putting the Computer Parts Together Into a Powerhouse Machine

Over the last few months I’ve covered a number of the parts that go into building a powerhouse computer. Today I wanted to bring all of those parts together so that you have a list to follow as you build your new workhorse. First, we need a case to hold …

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Samsung 840 Pro 6 GB/S SATA SSD Drive

I’ve talked many times about SSD drives. They are incredibly fast (many times faster than a mechanical drive), but cost more than a traditional mechanical hard drive. So the ideal setup is to have your operating system installed on the SSD drive and your software/data on a mechanical drive. This …

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Fill Up Your Screaming Fast Computer With RAM

Last week I suggested a motherboard and processor that would give you a screaming fast computer. As part of the motherboard description, I mentioned that it could hold as much as 48 GB of RAM. My current machine is a bit over 3 years old and it has 12 GB …

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Take a Bite of Speed With ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard

It has been a while since I’ve taken a look at the motherboards available on the market. Sure, I could look at a budget board as a starting point, but let’s go all out and look for the best motherboard we can find. It isn’t the least expensive, but it …

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB SATA Hard Drive

We all need a good hard drive in our computer. As time goes by, you will increasingly need more and more space on that hard drive. How much space do you need? There is no single answer that fits every user. Those dealing with high-resolution photos and videos on a …

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USB Light and Solar Adventure Kit Keeps the Juice Flowing

Sometimes when I go looking for a hardware product to discuss, I end up finding something else that is even more interesting. After a discussion in the office that didn’t lead to anything particular interesting, I decided to talk about USB keyboard lights. If you didn’t read Keep Your Devices …

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Keep Your Devices Charged With USB Wall Plates

I was having dinner with a friend recently and he recounted a problem he had with his phone running low on power. The simple answer was to buy a charging cable for his car, but he would soon be getting a new phone and didn’t want to buy something that …

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Parts of a Mobile Photo Shoot

I had a project recently where I shot some images of jewelry for a company selling their products online. As most of your are doing design work, this might be a project you’ll undertake some day. Even if you don’t shoot the pictures, I wanted to talk about some of …

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Provide Adequate Power to Your Computer

There is one very important component in your computer and most users don’t pay it much attention unless it completely fails. What is it? The power supply! This one “black box” provides power to your motherboard and all the components in your computer. Is your computer unstable? Are you blaming …

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