The Secret Lives of Computer Stores

Since I moved to London, I’ve been searching for a good computer shop.  Oh sure there’s tons of computer stores here, but most of them have a middling selection, tiny little cramped shops, and really crappy staff.  I’ve gotten a lot out of Mega Computer, they’re good guys, have a great website (which is always up to date with their stock), and they built my most recent Media Center when my motherboard got fried.  Still sometimes I like to wander around a store and see what they’ve got.

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ATI All In Wonder Pro drivers

ATI All In Wonder Pro drivers These are drivers for my all new ATI All In Wonder Pro video capture card which will allow me to grab TV signals, stuff off of video tapes, output to tape, have a second monitor, and do all sorts of other funky things.

Still confused.

This week I picked up my new motherboard, a KT3 Ultra. I’ve been basing everything on buying the MSI K7T266a, because I didn’t think I’d be able to find the KT3 at retail for another few months since it was only officially released at the end of February. However, on Friday before Axxess, I popped … Read more

Yet another VIA KT333 Motherboard Review

Yet another VIA KT333 Motherboard Review this time from Tom’s Hardware Guide. I checked with Canada Computer, and they told me that they don’t have pricing for this motherboard yet, so I’ll just have to wait a little while longer. I’m not buying anything for another month or so anyway, so I can wait. This … Read more

Void your Warranty – Raid Tutorial

Void your Warranty – Raid Tutorial I’m learning so much researching this system that I’m building. I’m definately going to write up a nice long article on how I built my system and house it somewhere on Tales…this is a great article on the benefits of RAID, and how you go about setting up a … Read more

KT3 Ultra-ARU KT333 Motherboard

KT3 Ultra-ARU KT333 Motherboard This is the motherboard I’m getting…it’s one of only two MoBo’s on the market with USB 2.0, and is just a little bettter than the K7T266 Pro2-RU which I originally wanted to put in the system. The K7T266 is only $203, . I’m still going to go with an Athalon XP … Read more

AMD Motherboard roundup

AMD Motherboard roundup The choices have narrowed down, and I’ve decided to go with a microstar motherboard. This will be my first upgrade where I’m totally going for bleeding edge power rather than last year’s models. My new PC will be an AMD Athalon XP 1700 processor (which is rated higher than the Intel P4 … Read more