Build Your Own Computer

Written by George W. Cannata

Build Your Own Computer

If I cand do it so can you Written by: George W. Cannata

I’m eighty-one years old and I bought my first computer six years ago. When I bought it I hardly knew how to turn it on. I consider myself still a Newbie as I’ve barely scratchedrepparttar surface of computer technology. I have succesfully built about a dozen computers for family friends and myself. I even sold a couple of them.

Building a computer doesn’t require a high degree of technical skill, however it does require a little mechanical aptitude. Building may not berepparttar 148898 proper term, assembling would be more appropriate. That’s actually what you do, you assemlerepparttar 148899 right components then install an operating system which isrepparttar 148900 only phase ofrepparttar 148901 project that requires any technical ability.

Building your own has several advantages, for one you can save some money. But don’tgetrepparttar 148902 idea that you can sell them at a profit. There’s too much competition atrepparttar 148903 low end. Allrepparttar 148904 major manufacturers have budget models, most of which you can buy with substantial rebates and good warrantees

You have a number of options, you can build from scratch or you can build from a barebones kit. I recommendrepparttar 148905 latter for your first attempt. You also haverepparttar 148906 choice of using all new components or using some recycled parts.

If you have a reasonably up to date PC that died ther are probably a number of parts that you can re-use, and you can buy a lot of good used components from eBay and other online sources. Refurbished parts are a good option.

The first thing you have to do is determine your requirements. If you’re going to just surfrepparttar 148907 Internet, do e-mail and a bit of printing, go forrepparttar 148908 cheapest you can buy. You will still have plenty of capacity for simple tasks.

Next you have to decide whether to go with a barebones kit or do a complete build. Kits are recommended because generally that’srepparttar 148909 most economical way to go, and it’s definitely easier. Installing a mother- board can get dicey forrepparttar 148910 uninitiated. There are a lot of little wires to connect that can give you greif if they aren’t inrepparttar 148911 right place.

Barebones kits come in many iterations. The most basic consists of a case, motherboard and power unit. Some have on board video and audio cards, others include modems and cable connections and some even sport keyboards, mice and speakers. Readrepparttar 148912 specs carefully because some of thes components are expensive to buy separately.

What is Data Recovery? - A brief Introduction

Written by Simon Steggles -

What is Data Recovery?

Data Recovery isrepparttar process of retrieval of inaccessible or corrupt data from digital media that has become damaged in some way. Data Recovery can be used to recover data from devices as varied as Hard Disk Drives, Memory Cards, Tapes, Mobile Phones, Personal Digital Assistants, Floppy Disk’s, CD’s, DVD’s, Data Cartridges, Xbox’s and many more items.

Data Recovery may be needed for reasons as diverse as hardware failure, (the tape has been ‘chewed’ up,repparttar 148754 hard disk drive has failed,repparttar 148755 user has maliciously damagedrepparttar 148756 computer or digital device, or it could have suffered fire or flood damage). All of these instances will requirerepparttar 148757 services of a professional data recovery company ifrepparttar 148758 data was of such value (be it sentimental or financial) thatrepparttar 148759 cost ofrepparttar 148760 services are less thanrepparttar 148761 perceived value ofrepparttar 148762 data which is no longer accessible.

It is not just businesses who are at risk from Data loss. Clients requiring data recovery come from all walks of life, including large corporates, smaller businesses, andrepparttar 148763 self employed to “joe public” who, withrepparttar 148764 introduction and subsequent boom inrepparttar 148765 use of digital cameras etc to record holidays and special occasions may have lost anything from sentimental data to critical e-mails, and personal account details. Students are often grouped under this heading too.

There are numerous ways that Data can be recovered from digital media which can vary greatly,repparttar 148766 simplest method can often involverepparttar 148767 running of basic software onrepparttar 148768 storage medium in question. This is always a dangerous idea, becauserepparttar 148769 recovery data could overwriterepparttar 148770 very data that is being recovered. More complex commercial software tools are available which will do this job more professionally. No software fix should be attempted prior torepparttar 148771 original media being imaged, enablingrepparttar 148772 recovering company to work on a ‘back-up’ ofrepparttar 148773 original software. The most professional companies will also take a second image should there be a problem withrepparttar 148774 first image that is being worked on for recovery.

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