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Console Killer: $450 PC Build

kaveri Console Killer

$450 “Console Killer” Rig PC gaming has never been as affordable as it is these days. You can actually get a decent PC that can play games for a relatively low price, and when the current gen consoles came out, the Xbox One and PS4, the term console killer was thrown around quite a bit. So that’s what we’ll be ... Read More »

Bang for your Buck: Best Graphics Cards Oct. 2014

R9 260

Graphics cards. They’re probably the most important part of a gaming computer, but one of the major problems is what graphics card you should buy. There are tons of different graphics cards at a wide range of budgets, and today, we’re going to look at the best cards for your money. There are two questions you should ask yourself while looking ... Read More »

AMD PC Build: The Bee – $550 1080p Beast


There are a lot of new developments happening with computers right now. Nvidia recently revealed two new graphics processors, and AMD is expecting to counter in the coming months. A lot of people want to build new computers now, though. They’ve been saving up for ages. Unlike the last build, though, this rig will be more about what AMD has ... Read More »

Intel PC Build: The Butterfly Sub $600


  The season has changed, and when seasons change, computers can change, too. So maybe you need a new computer, and want to build it yourself.. These two builds are going to be called the Butterfly and the Bee. The builds are similar except for in a few areas, and as of writing, both come in at less than $600 ... Read More »

Set up Auto Login for a Domain user account

Windows 7 Login Screen

If you’re like me, you have services like Plex Media Server running on your PC at home that you need to be logged in to have running, and there’s a simple way to do that (which you can find here). But say you have a business process that runs off of a domain account, and you have to be logged ... Read More »

Set up a local user to automatically log in to a computer

Windows 7 Login Screen

If you have a computer that you use for gaming or other purposes such as a media server or voice chat server (check out our mumble guide!), you may want to set it to automatically log in every time it boots up or reboots (darn updates!). This is easily accomplishable for XP, Vista, 7, and 8.x with the following steps! ... Read More »

Bring back the Start Menu to Windows 8/8.1


With Windows 8 receiving massive backlash from customers and PC manufacturers, it is safe to assume this is due to ‘Metro’, sorry Modern UI. Unfortunately due to the lack of touch screen use by most computers, Modern UI’s main appeal fails, and it quickly becomes unintuitive and I personally found myself searching through every menu for things I would find ... Read More »

Website Optimization – How To Leverage Browser Caching


Whether you are using a WordPress Site, or something else, if your site is running off of an Apache server, then the .htaccess file is incredibly important to the health and speed of your site. If you change the .htaccess cache timers, you will both speed up your site and increase your PageSpeed score with Google, increasing your ranking when ... Read More »

How to set up podcast hosting on Amazon S3

Amazon Web Services

Looking to set up a podcast for your site or organization, but can’t decide on a podcast host? There are a lot of great options, but by far the easiest, and cheapest, is podcast hosting on Amazon S3, in the cloud. This is part of our series on setting up an optimized, and effective website or WordPress site. Using Amazon ... Read More »