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Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8

Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8 | Great Computer Builds and Mods | Scoop.it
You've heard the word "server" thrown around a lot, but usually in the context of web sites or big companies that have a lot of data to store. In reality, a server can be just as useful in your home.
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Setting up a NAS is next on my to-do list!

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Fractal Design Define R4 Review

Fractal Design Define R4 Review | Great Computer Builds and Mods | Scoop.it
Fractal Design has once again refreshed the Define series, now called R4. It brings a few small changes to the table, further improving on the already excellent design.
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My case of choice!

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Corsair's Vengeance K60 Keyboard worth the wait

Corsair's Vengeance K60 Keyboard worth the wait | Great Computer Builds and Mods | Scoop.it
Review: A fascinating and superbly engineered piece of gaming kit, the Vengeance K60 is our new personal choice for a gaming keyboard.
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I've had one of these for a month now, and although there is a bedding in process to go through when transitioning to a mechanical keyboard, it was worth it. It's one of my favourite pieces of kit.

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Newegg TV: Acer T232HL Touchscreen LED Monitor Overview

http://www.newegg.com | Monitor: http://bit.ly/PrMu5d 24-009-438 Experience the latest Windows 8 new touch language at the sleek 10 points multi-touch screen...
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After building my new PC - a Monitor is the last thing I need to nail down. This is the one methinks, but they have only just been released in New Zealand.

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Liquid cooling vs. traditional cooling: What you need to know | PCWorld

Liquid cooling vs. traditional cooling: What you need to know | PCWorld | Great Computer Builds and Mods | Scoop.it
If you're pushing your PC to its limits, choosing the right cooling option can mean the difference between tearing through benchmarks or crashing and burning.
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BBC NEWS | Technology | Beginner's Guide: Anatomy of a computer

BBC NEWS | Technology | Beginner's Guide: Anatomy of a computer | Great Computer Builds and Mods | Scoop.it

BBC Beginner's Guide: Anatomy of a computer

Looking at the components inside a computer.


Via Chris Dillon
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System Builder: Getting a Windows 8 PC up and running

System Builder: Getting a Windows 8  PC up and running | Great Computer Builds and Mods | Scoop.it
John Gillooly looks at how to install it on a newly built PC.
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I'm slowly adapting to the Windows 8 experience, and I have to say, the instal was completely painless, which was a welcome surprise!

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