1. So recently I've seen a lot of posts/videos talking about mini-PC builds. My last blog post included a couple of options for that too, and since there's more interesting developments in the area, I thought I'd make another blog entry to get my thoughts in one place. This is partially to act as a...
  2. So, this morning I woke to find a random new thread pop up asking what people's dream system builds would be if money were no object. Funnily enough, I've been having a bunch of conversations with my colleagues about this over the last couple months, so now I'll get a change to just lay it out....
  3. I feel like writing a blog entry of my last couple days of adventure into the world of TV tuners, PVR boxes, and NAS solutions. So here goes. What I want to do is record TV so we can play it back whenever we need to. A problem with a simple solution, right? Just get a DVR/PVR box, plug the...
  4. So I just learned today that the n3ds allows you to connect to PC wirelessly to put files onto the microSD card. The transfer speeds are understandably slow (2-3mbps) but it was able to copy a game over in 7 minutes. This means... I never have to unscrew the freakin' screws off the backplate...
  5. Blogs are like a place to just place your thoughts in the open whether or not someone cares to read it. I haven't done much in 2015 aside from fixing a whole bunch of systems, but since the 3DS scene has exploded and I managed to get most of it working, I thought I might as well just post about...
  6. Last time I looked at the motherboards on my shortlist, mostly as a way of sorting out my opinions to decide what I want in my future upgrade path (there will always be a need for more drives), and partially to let others see what kind of thought can go into a system build and how system...
  7. So I've been doing a lot of research into Z97 motherboards in the last couple weeks and feel like posting some of my findings here as a way of sorting out my own thoughts and considerations into this. I've said in my last post that my motive for upgrading is a shortage of free SATA ports in my...
  8. So I thought I'd try out this whole blog thing again after so many years (talking to fellow bloggers had no impact on this whimsical decision). What can I talk about? Computers. Here's my current system build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/j6VVGX [spoiler] Before I had this PC, I had a very old...