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Understanding Cache, latency and bandwidth

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Building a fast system I have been asked on numerous occasions from the people who buy a new computer that they just want a fast computer. Over the years, I have always struggled with the terms of what exactly makes … Continue reading

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Skoups wooden PC case build

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Introduction Despite recommending and reviewing several high-end cases for clients and friends, I have never really invested a lot of money or time in my own personal case. It has been several years since I even had something resembling a … Continue reading

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18TB SQL and File Server

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Introduction The following build was commissioned for running SQL as well as to act as an office’s main file server. Access to the SQL programs is via remote desktop whereas file serving is over the network. The brief for this … Continue reading

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Asus Sabertooth meet Seagate Cheetahs

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ASUS Sabertooth, X58, i7-950, SAS Cheetahs and SSD Nova The following build was commissioned for the purpose of doing video editing. The system will be used in a production environment with stability, uptime and performance being vital. The end users … Continue reading

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Rampage III Gene, i7-950@4Ghz and a GTX470 build

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The following is a build done with the requirement that the PC should be capable to last for, and play games for at least 3 to 4 years.  The system should be stable, and the end user doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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