As I'd mentioned in a previous post, I recently decided to try my hand at building a PC. As a first-time builder, I found the whole process to be very cost-efficient and rewarding, so I wanted to share my experience. Budget and Purpose My budget for the system was around $900-$1000 - excluding the display. For this price, I wanted to put together a decent little mid-range gaming rig for my son that would serve him well for a couple of years before it needed upgrading. It took a lot of research … [Read more...] about Building a Small Form Factor PC: Parts List
This past spring I embarked on a mission to build a gaming PC for the very first time. The result: it was surprisingly cost-effective and relatively painless - especially for this greenhorn. But wait a minute...after having spent the past eight years as a die-hard OS X fan, this then begs the question... Having Been a Long Time Mac User, Why Did I Build a PC? The reasons are many, but here are the key factors - ranked in order of importance. Cost For starters, both of the macs in my … [Read more...] about A Return to Windows
In my previous post on mechanical keyboards, I sang the praises of the Filco Majestouch 2, and listed some reasons why I chose that keyboard above all others. I've been using the Majestouch 2 happily for 3 years now; however...while putting that post together I discovered a newer keyboard from Das which grabbed my attention. Das Keyboard 4...the new hotness 3 years ago, when I was shopping around for a mechanical keyboard, the Das Keyboard Model S was on my radar, but I wasn't too keen on … [Read more...] about Das Keyboard 4: A Review
I mentioned in my mechanical keyboard follow up post (where I showcased my Filco) that I'd been quite taken by the Das Keyboard 4. Well... Stay tuned and I'll have a review of it once I get it hooked up! :D … [Read more...] about I couldn’t resist!
Apple...why?! Why must you do this to me..?! … [Read more...] about I’m about due for an upgrade, right..?
Nearly 3 years ago I started researching mechanical keyboards and wrote a post outlining my discoveries. Shortly after that post was written I made my buying decision, but that decision was not an easy one. A keyboard is something I use a ton, not to mention mechanical keyboards carry a fairly hefty price tag, but they're worth every penny...let me tell ya. Deciding on the switch type After watching a few videos, reading loads of forum posts from actual users, then doing my own research on the … [Read more...] about My Keyboard: Filco Majestouch 2 with Cherry MX Brown Switches