Sunday, September 23, 2012

Building a new pc

I can stop blogging about my terribly outdated PC components! Hooray! With lots of research and questions I finally nailed down the parts I needed and took the plunge on buying a new PC. My goal was to get the most out of necessary components for under $200. I do have a couple zombie systems already so it wasn't going to be a full build. I have 2GB of DDR3 ram, a bunch of hard drives at my disposal, and a DVD/CD-RW combo drive already so I only really needed the main parts. Finding a decent but easily upgrade-able set consisting of a motherboard, CPU, power supply and a mid sized case to fit it all in was the mission. To sum it up, its a success, but the full pricing with shipping included came in at just under $250. For what I got I think I did ok.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Windows 8 ...on a netbook!

Ok, I've pretty much given up on this Dell Mini 10. It was great for what it was but the tiny form factor has proven to be just too restrictive. Now that its be assigned to "test-bed duty" I have been attempting to install new and different operating systems on it.

The before...