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Barebone Kits
Having Trouble Finding the Computer that Fits Your Needs Perfectly?
The Process of Choosing a Processor
Save Money and Stay within Your Budget
Avoiding Unnecessary Software
Case the Joint
Barebones Kits
Not for the techno-novice
The mini-barebones basics
The mother of all problems avoided
Pitfalls of putting it together
Bare minimum for a barebones
Computer vs. Barebones Kit
Deciding On The Right Barebones Kit
Barebones Kit Costs
Read the Outside of the Box
Finding Affordable Computer Parts
CD & DVD Burners
CD Burner: Feel the burn
What is a CD Burner?
To erase or not to erase
Are you in or out?
Don't be a speed demon
Software that gives you the best burn:
Dawn of the DVD
The DVD-Burner breakdown
Can't Copy Hollywood?
Cam-comparison:
Voila! Video to DVD
How Do CD Burners Work?
Popular CD Burning Software: Windows Media Player
Popular CD Burning Software: Nero 7 Ultra Edition
Determine Your Brand of CD Burner
LightScribe
Upgrading to a DVD Burner
Calculating DVD Burner Speed
Basics of CD/DVD Burners
How Will Region Codes Affect My Choice of DVD Drive?
DVD Blank Media ... Which One Should I Use?
The Future Is Blu
It's All About Connecting
Computer Accessories
Ergonomic Keyboard
Wireless Keyboards
Test Drive Your Mouse
Connecting a Mouse to a Computer
How Comfortable Is Your Mouse?
Not All Mice Are Created Equal
Choosing The Right Scanner
Scanner Interface
Can My Computer Support a Scanner?
Shopping For a Printer
Web Cameras
Computer Speakers Are a Must Have
Buying a Modem
Types of Modems
Protecting Yourself
Multi-Function Printers Save Money and Space
Speaking for Your Computer
Wireless Devices Can Cut Back on the Clutter
Comfortably Computing
USB Accessorizing
Computer Cases
Computer Cases: Covering what you need to know
The coolest part of the case
Looks are everything
Computer Cases Squared
A case in clean up
Covering the Bases on Cases
Work From the Inside Out
Keep It Flowing
Keep the Noise Down
New Cases Every Couple of Years
Computer Parts
Ventilation
Know What You Are Downloading
Media-Machine Webcams
Scanners
Tools of the Trade
Desktop PCs
Desktop Definition
Desktop vs. Laptop
A PC is truly a personal computer
Desktop death
Computing in comfort
Where to Buy a Desktop Computer
How Much to Spend
Uses For Your Desktop PC
Choosing The Right Software
Amount of Storage Space
Multimedia Computers
Make Your Selection Based on the Whole Computer
Leasing a Desktop Computer
Opt For a Warranty
Cleaning a Desktop PC
Your Desktop PC and Spyware
Free Antispyware Tools
Unfreezing Your Computer
Buying vs. Upgrading
Recycle or Donate an Old Computer
Refurbished Computers at Great Prices
Customize Your PC Online
All-in-One Desktops
Affordable and Upgradeable Media Machine
Making it Easy to Get a New Computer
Gaming Hardware
Game gear
Screen Play
No more Joy from that retro Joystick
Looking for the right sound card
The Graphic Nature of Games
Let the Sound Surround You
Control Your Gaming
Gamers Do Not Have To Settle
Building a Gaming Computer
Gaming System Cases
Hard Drives
Hard Drive: The Hard Facts
Boost Your Trip Down Memory Lane
A Barebones Hard Drive isn't Hard to Find
A Hard Drive Can be all Fun and Games
How to Tell if your Hard Drive is Hardly Working
Formatting a Hard Drive
Defragment a Hard Drive
Data Recovery Solutions for a Hard Drive
The Disk Cleanup Utility
Bad Sectors on a Hard Drive
Back Up Everything
Leave Room for More
Hard Drive Vs Solid State
SATA Hard Dive Info
The Flash to the Rescue
Memory
PC memory: A look back
The Memory Minimum:
Memory: Forget this
Adding with ease:
Card Comparison
Memory made to watch or print
Memory Card Care
Memory Game
Memories that never fade
Dual Inline Packages
Memory Modules
Dynamic Random Acess Memory
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
DDR Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
EDO RAM
FPM RAM
DDR-3 SDRAM
When Should I Upgrade My Memory?
Free Memory Testing Software
Memory Upgrades By Computer Technicians
Troubleshooting Problems With Memory
Random Access Memory
Types of RAM
Everything Is Connected
Cache Is Money
Virtual Memory
Laptop Vs Desktop
Monitors
Shedding a little light on monitors
The ABCs of LCDs & Plasma Monitors:
Keeping a clean screen:
Monitor Migraines:
Monitor your monitor:
Cathode Ray Tubes
The Disadvantages of Cathode Ray Tubes
Shopping For a New Computer Monitor
Selecting the Right Size
Have a Price in Mind Before Shopping
How Important is Resolution?
Refresh Rates
Computer Monitor Maintenance
The Energy Star Program
Color Depth
Latency
VGA and DVI cables
Wireless Monitors
LCD Vs. CRT
Cleaning an LCD
LCD Viewing Angles
LCD Swivels into the Forefront
LCD Meets Laptop
Protecting Your Privacy
Motherboards & CPUs
CPU: Behind the brains
The mother of all offers:
Microchip: What's the big deal
Power is cool.
Choosing the chip
Motherboard: Keeping it all together
Don't go for a cheap chipset
The function of form:
The power of compatibly:
Fused may cause a fuss:
Form Factors Continued
Motherboard Standards
Attachments to the Motherboard
Taking Care of Your Motherboard
Taking Care of Your CPU
The History of the CPU
Intel Celeron Microprocessors
AMD Central Processing Units
Choosing Between Pentium and Celeron Computers
Motherboard Bridges
CPU Cache
Overclocking a CPU
Selecting The Right CPU Cooling Fan
Monitor CPU Temperature
Look For a Quiet Cooling Fan
A Few Processor Basics
Motherboard Basics
Keep Your Hardware Up To Date
Stay Cool Man
Good Things Come in Bundles
Live Now, Look to the Future
Networking Tips
Homework made easy
A network that's not too much:
Ethernet equals easy access
Bored with Board games?
Home Network Heartache
Why not wireless?
The advantages of Ad-hoc or infrastructure
Securing your system
The network-to-go
What to watch out for with Wireless
Networking Basics
Switch Vs Router
Security Is Everything
Great Device, Great Price
Wireless Interference
Wireless Adapters
Notebook & Laptop PCs
Protect Your Investment
Spare Batteries Spare You a Headache
Know What You Want, Go Home with What You Want
Feedback Feeds the Mind
Micro-PCs
Buying Cheap Laptops
Notebooks & Laptops
The skinny on Laptop computers
Missing the Mouse?
Adapting to the wireless web
Don't feel blue about networking
Breathe life into your Battery life
The Price of a Laptop
Good Things Come In Small Packages
Laptop Screens
Choose a DVD-ROM Drive Instead
Laptop Hard Drive Space
Minimum Amount of Memory
Maximum Amount of Memory
Finding Laptop Deals Online
Laptop Traveling Cases
Laptop Security Locks
Backup Your Laptop
Improving the Life of Your Laptop
Laptop Warranties
Used Laptops
Refurbished Laptops
PC Components
Wire Management
Looking to Buy a Server
Biometric Security Measures
Bluetooth GPS to the Rescue
Projecting Computer Needs
Interactive PC Peripherals
PC Storage
Removable Storage: Going, going gone
Getting the jump on technology
Don't get burned on CD Burners
Zip through projects
Be on the look out when you hook up
Help from the outside
Tape Drives
Removable Hard Disk Drives
Make Your Old Internal Drive Your New External Drive
Blinded by Flash Memory
Categories of Removable Storage
ReadyBoost
MP3 Players Do Not Have to Hold Music
Internet Storage Servers
Power Supplies
Power for the PC
Power protection
Power parts
Beware of the dust bunnies
Power of sleep
Real Battery Life
Installing a Power Supply
Don't Go Cheap on Power
If the Shoe Fits ...
Power Makes it Hot
Does Your PSU Pass the Test?
Sound Cards
Sound Card Connections
Upgrading a Sound Card
Troubleshooting Your Sound Card
Sound Card Basics
A Whole New Level of Realism
Sound Card Advances
Professional Sound Cards Vs. Consumer Cards
USB Takes Over World, Starts with Sound Card
Installing Your Sound Card
Video Cards
Video Card: Coming to a PC near you
Putting a card in its place
Is your card past its prime?
Take it for a test drive
Video Card Killer
Direct X Compatible Video Cards
The Cost of Buying a Video Card
Handling a Videophile's Video Files
Integrated Graphics May Sound Good ...
PCI, AGP & PCI Express Battle It Out
Memory Game
Video Card Checklist
Capture TV on Your Computer
PC Newsletter Archive
Laptop Vs Desktop
Virtual Memory
Cache Is Money
Everything Is Connected
Random Access Memory
The Flash to the Rescue
SATA Hard Dive Info
Hard Drive Vs Solid State
Leave Room for More
Gaming System Cases
Building a Gaming Computer
Gamers Do Not Have To Settle
Control Your Gaming
Let the Sound Surround You
Affordable and Upgradeable Media Machine
Scanners
Know What You Are Downloading
Ventilation
New Cases Every Couple of Years
Keep the Noise Down
Keep It Flowing
Comfortably Computing
Wireless Devices Can Cut Back on the Clutter
Speaking for Your Computer
Multi-Function Printers Save Money and Space
It's All About Connecting
The Future Is Blu
How Will Region Codes Affect My Choice of DVD Drive?
Case the Joint
Avoiding Unnecessary Software
Save Money and Stay within Your Budget
The Process of Choosing a Processor
Have a Price in Mind Before Shopping
Shopping For a New Computer Monitor
The Disadvantages of Cathode Ray Tubes
Is your card past its prime?
Finding Laptop Deals Online
Minimum Amount of Memory
Choose a DVD-ROM Drive Instead
Laptop Screens
Covering the Bases on Cases
Tools of the Trade
LCD Meets Laptop
Buying Cheap Laptops
Protect Your Investment
A Whole New Level of Realism
The Price of a Laptop
Recycle or Donate an Old Computer
Unfreezing Your Computer
Free Antispyware Tools
Your Desktop PC and Spyware
Opt For a Warranty
Leasing a Desktop Computer
Make Your Selection Based on the Whole Computer
Multimedia Computers
Intel Celeron Microprocessors
The History of the CPU
Taking Care of Your Motherboard
Motherboard Standards
Wireless Monitors
VGA and DVI cables
Color Depth
The Energy Star Program
Choosing The Right Software
Uses For Your Desktop PC
How Much to Spend
Where to Buy a Desktop Computer
Computer Speakers Are a Must Have
Web Cameras
Shopping For a Printer
Can My Computer Support a Scanner?
Scanner Interface
Bored with Board games?
The function of form:
How to Tell if your Hard Drive is Hardly Working
Are you in or out?
The mother of all problems avoided
Computing in comfort
Power parts
What to watch out for with Wireless
Choosing The Right Scanner
How Comfortable Is Your Mouse?
Connecting a Mouse to a Computer
Test Drive Your Mouse
Refurbished Laptops
Used Laptops
Laptop Warranties
Improving the Life of Your Laptop
Backup Your Laptop
Laptop Security Locks
Laptop Traveling Cases
Overclocking a CPU
CPU Cache
Motherboard Bridges
Choosing Between Pentium and Celeron Computers
Refresh Rates
Computer Monitor Maintenance
Computer Cases Squared
Looks are everything
Desktop death
Cam-comparison:
Game gear
Looking for the right sound card
Don't go for a cheap chipset
Power of sleep
Power protection
What is a CD Burner?
Computer Cases: Covering what you need to know
Microchip: What's the big deal
CPU: Behind the brains
Canīt Copy Hollywood?
Voila! Video to DVD
No more Joy from that retro Joystick
Screen Play
A Barebones Hard Drive isn't Hard to Find
Hard Drive: The Hard Facts
Ethernet equals easy access
Adapting to the wireless web
Amount of Storage Space
Buying vs. Upgrading
Cleaning a Desktop PC
Cathode Ray Tubes
Attachments to the Motherboard
Choosing the chip
Be on the look out when you hook up
Take it for a test drive
Don't feel blue about networking
The skinny on Laptop computers
Keeping a clean screen:
Shedding a little light on monitors
The ABCs of LCDs & Plasma Monitors:
Putting a card in its place
Video Card Killer
Power for the PC
Don't get burned on CD Burners
Getting the jump on technology
The coolest part of the case
Boost Your Trip Down Memory Lane
A Hard Drive Can be all Fun and Games
Fused may cause a fuss:
Video Card: Coming to a PC near you
The mini-barebones basics
Dawn of the DVD
Bare minimum for a barebones
Don't be a speed demon
A PC is truly a personal computer
Breathe life into your Battery life
A case in clean up
Power is cool.
Motherboard: Keeping it all together
Wireless Keyboards
Removable Hard Disk Drives
Taking Care of Your CPU
Desktop Definition
Laptop Hard Drive Space
Maximum Amount of Memory
How Important is Resolution?
Selecting the Right Size
Form Factors Continued
AMD Central Processing Units
Tape Drives
Buying a Modem
Good Things Come In Small Packages
Protecting Yourself
Ergonomic Keyboard
Not All Mice Are Created Equal
Adding with ease:
DDR Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
Dual Inline Packages
Dynamic Random Acess Memory
Free Memory Testing Software
Memories that never fade
Memory Card Care
Memory Game
Memory made to watch or print
Memory Modules
Memory Upgrades By Computer Technicians
Memory: Forget this
Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
When Should I Upgrade My Memory?
Troubleshooting Problems With Memory
Bad Sectors on a Hard Drive
Barebones Kit Costs
Calculating DVD Burner Speed
Computer vs. Barebones Kit
Data Recovery Solutions for a Hard Drive
Deciding On The Right Barebones Kit
Defragment a Hard Drive
Determine Your Brand of CD Burner
Direct X Compatible Video Cards
Formatting a Hard Drive
How Do CD Burners Work?
LightScribe
Monitor CPU Temperature
Popular CD Burning Software: Nero 7 Ultra Edition
Popular CD Burning Software: Windows Media Player
Read the Outside of the Box
Selecting The Right CPU Cooling Fan
The Cost of Buying a Video Card
Upgrading to a DVD Burner
Finding Affordable Computer Parts
Sound Card Connections
Upgrading a Sound Card
Troubleshooting Your Sound Card
The Disk Cleanup Utility
Look For a Quiet Cooling Fan
DDR-3 SDRAM
Types of Modems
The mother of all offers:
Beware of the dust bunnies
Removable Storage: Going, going gone
Desktop vs. Laptop
The DVD-Burner breakdown
To erase or not to erase
CD Burner: Feel the burn
Software that gives you the best burn:
Why not wireless?
Securing your system
The network-to-go
The advantages of Ad-hoc or infrastructure
The Graphic Nature of Games
Help from the outside
The Memory Minimum:
Not for the techno-novice
Zip through projects
Missing the Mouse?
A network thatīs not too much:
Home Network Heartache
Homework made easy
The power of compatibly:
Monitor Migraines:
Monitor your monitor:
PC memory: A look back
PC Frequently Asked Questions
What is a hard drive?
What is a Computer Case?
What is removable storage?
What is a laptop computer?
What is a desktop PC?
What is a barebones kit?
What is a CD Burner?
What is a DVD Burner?
What is a CPU?
What is PC Memory?
What is a PC Monitor?
What is a motherboard?
What is a home network?
What is a PC video card?
What is a wireless network?
What is a power supply?
What is a memory card?
What is a gaming hardware?
How does a cathode ray tube work?
Do any disadvantages exist with having a CRT?
What is the best way to shop for a new computer monitor?
What Size Computer Monitor Should You Select?
How much is too much for a computer monitor?
How important is computer monitor resolution?
What is a monitor's refresh rate?
How can I keep my monitor in good condition?
Would it help to use an energy star approved monitor?
What is color depth?
How can I tell if my monitor has a latency period?
What would I need to attach my monitor to my computer?
Are wireless monitors very popular?
Can you tell me a little more about form factors?
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Which components are attached to the motherboard?
What are some tips on maintaining my motherboard?
Is there anything I can do to make my CPU last longer?
When and who invented the first CPU chip?
Can you tell me more about the Intel Celeron microprocessor?
My computer has an AMD processor. Can you tell me what this means?
What is the difference between Intel's Pentium and Celeron processors?
What are motherboard bridges?
Someone mentioned the phrase "CPU cache". What does this mean?
What is overclocking a processor and should I consider doing this?
What are dual inline packages? What does is meant by 256 MB of memory?
What memory modules are available?
What is dynamic random access memory?
Can you tell me information about SDRAM?
Is DDR SDRAM an improvement over SDRAM?
What is RDRAM?
How does EDO RAM compare to FPM RAM?
What is fast page mode random access memory?
What is the latest product in DDR RAM technology?
When Should I Upgrade My Memory?
Is there free memory testing software available?
How does a computer technician upgrade my memory?
The computer cannot read my new memory! How do I fix this?
Should I consider using tape drives for storage?
What are the benefits of a removable hard drive?
How much does a laptop cost?
Can a laptop do the same job as a desktop?
What is the difference between the various types of laptop screens?
Should I buy a CD-ROM or a DVD-ROM drive?
How much space should my new laptop have?
What is the minimum amount of memory to purchase for my laptop?
What is the maximum amount of memory to purchase for my laptop?
Where can I find laptop deals online?
Is a proper laptop case needed when traveling?
How can I make my laptop secure?
My laptop has never crashed before. Should I still consider backing it up?
Can I improve the life of my laptop?
Why is a laptop warranty important?
Where can I find used laptops or notebooks online?
What is a refurbished laptop?
How can I prevent my wrists from hurting while typing?
Do wireless keyboards really exist?
Should I buy the cheapest mouse available?
How will my new mouse connect to my computer?
How do I decide if a mouse is comfortable?
What features can I look forward to with a new mouse?
How do I choose the right scanner?
How will my scanner interface with my computer?
How would I know if my computer can support a scanner?
What can I expect when shopping for a printer?
I would like to buy new equipment for my computer. Any suggestions?
Should I purchase computer speakers?
Why would I ever need a modem?
What are the different types of modems available?
How do surge protectors work?
Where to can I buy a desktop computer?
How Much Would You Like To Spend?
How Is The Desktop PC to be used?
How can I choose the right software?
How much space should my new computer have?
What are multimedia computers?
There is so much to choose from! How do I make my selection?
Would it be a beneficial to lease a computer?
Are computer warranties worth it?
How can spyware affect my desktop computer?
Are free antispyware tools available?
My computer is frozen! How do I fix this?
Should I buy a new computer or upgrade my current one?
I love recyclying. Can an old computer be recycled or donated?
How to select the right cpu cooling fan?
How should I monitor the CPU temperature?
My cpu cooling fan is noisy! Should I replace it?
When should I format my hard drive?
Is defragmenting my hard drive a good idea?
How important is data recovery?
Does Windows XP have a disk cleanup utility?
What are bad sectors and how do I detect them?
How would I connect my sound card to my computer?
Can my sound card be upgraded?
How do you I fix my sound card?
What Is DirectX and is it compatible with my video card?
How much would I spend on a new video card?
Is it better to buy an assembled computer or barebones kit?
What are the hottest selling barebones kits?
What is the cost of buying a barebones kit?
Why is it important to read the outside of the barebones kit?
How do CD burners actually work?
How can I use windows media player?
What exactly is Nero 7?
How can I determine what CD burner I have?
My friend mentioned I should use LightScribe. What is it and how do I use it?
Why upgrade to a DVD burner?
How do I calculate the speed of my DVD burner?
Where can I find affordable computer parts?


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