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    by Published on January 20th, 2017 04:00 AM
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    The computer case is often an overlooked aspect in PC building. It is not uncommon for one to question the value of a $200 case, or even a $100 case. The case is the enclosure of the entire PC, and whether the subject is aesthetics, ease of assembly and configuration and expansion, functionality, cooling, or noise, the chassis is extremely important.

    In this article we will talk about the importance of a case on these aspects of a computer and more, and then recommend several cases based on price and form factor (e.g., ITX, mATX, ATX). The case industry is evolving before our eyes, and some cases are clearly superior to everything else in their price ranges or even above.

    Let's start by addressing the question, "What to look for?" on the next page.

    What to Look for in a Computer Case?

    The computer chassis is very important for many reasons, listed below.

    • Functionality and Expansion: You need a case that can support the hardware you desire. If you want to use multiple graphics cards, many storage drives, or lots of liquid cooling components, you need a case that can fit them and conveniently support their installation, removal, and expansion. Start small and grow into a bigger, more powerful PC? You need a case that can support the expansion, say from one graphics card to two or more, or from one 240mm all-in-one liquid cooler to a custom loop with two 360mm radiators. This all depends on the case.

      There are other aspects to functionality as well. Perhaps you need a transportable PC with hot swap bays for quick, easy removal of storage drives. Perhaps it needs a lockable side panel as well. You'd then need a case that is appropriately sized, with
    by Published on November 7th, 2016 11:10 AM  Number of Views: 1305 
    1. Categories:
    2. Processors,
    3. Graphics Cards,
    4. Power Supplies,
    5. Motherboards,
    6. Cases,
    7. Memory,
    8. Gaming,
    9. Hard Drives,
    10. Cooling
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    Hello everyone, today we present you with a new type of article here at GND-Tech. We're debuting the first of a series of Build Recommendations that we plan on updating every few months or so to keep up with the ever increasing pace of new technology and hardware.

    We're breaking the series down into four categories. The categories are Budget, Mid-Range, High End and Infinite Budget. Keep in mind, we are not sponsored so there is no bias to be found here, but that unfortunately means we cannot afford to actually buy all these components and ...
    by Published on November 7th, 2016 05:00 AM   
    1. Categories:
    2. Graphics Cards,
    3. Peripherals,
    4. Monitors,
    5. Sound,
    6. Technology,
    7. Gaming
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    Complacency caused by lack of competition, corporate greed and poor decision making, low market demand due to ignorance, are all just a few reasons why certain computer hardware industries are so behind the times. In this article we will explore which computer hardware industries are lagging behind so badly, and discuss where they could and should be by now. We will be looking at industries relevant to PC gaming, so this is an article for gamers.

    We talk a lot about monitors and display technology in general here at GND-Tech. Display technology in general is not where it should be, but computer monitors have it the worst. To those without much knowledge in this area, it would be beneficial to first read this.

    Brief history lesson: LCD technology is what totally replaced CRT. This brings up the first issue; this shouldn't have happened. LCD taking over for lower end markets is fine, but it's not really suitable for any enthusiast gaming or movie/TV watching. A much better technology was proposed to succeed CRT, and that was FED or Field Emission Display. SED, or Surface-Conduction ...
    by Published on December 8th, 2015 08:11 AM
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    2. Technology
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    Old-school gamers know a thing or two about getting extra points, whether it was Ms. Pacman getting to the fruit in the middle or someone activating a “Sugar Crush” on Candy Crush Saga with 15 moves still left.

    Savvy gamers know about all the ways to get bonus points for the things they buy and the games they play, too. Reward programs are great for giving ...
    by Published on August 29th, 2013 11:21 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Gaming
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    The nature of gaming has changed a great deal in the past few years, with new technologies and various other developments bringing on new gaming formats and trends. When once upon a time simple, one-dimensional online arcade games, old school console games, and handheld players like Gameboy and SEGA dominated gaming, there are now dozens of different ways to play massive games connected to other users from ...
    Published on September 12th, 2011 01:00 PM
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    2. Technology
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    While technology itself is extraordinarily convenient, and makes life easier for all of us, the rapid rate at which it is expanding and improving upon itself as getting to be a bit confusing. It seems that for just about every type of technology there are now several options, as far as who provides service, which devices are best, etc. With this ...
    by Published on April 21st, 2011 10:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Technology
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    An Introduction to Overclocking

    Note: All steps in this guide will require specific knowledge of your Motherboard and CPU. Write down the model for both, and search Google for the terms “overclocking [your Motherboard here]” and “overclocking [your CPU here].” Information
    by Published on March 20th, 2011 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Graphics Cards

    A computer graphics card is an expansion card used to generate output images to a display, usually a PC monitor. Many graphics cards also offer additional functions such as FireWire, TV output, accelerated rendering of graphics and the ability to connect more than one monitor. The basic chipset in the motherboard of a PC is adequate for normal usage: word processing, surfing the Internet and e-mailing, for example, but a ...

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