System & Components

How to Configure Dell PowerConnect Switch

I recently purchased a Dell PowerConnect 5424 for my home networking needs and had a few issues getting it set up initially.
This post will guide you through how to connect to, configure, and access your PowerConnect from factory defaults. Read More

Rack Mounting 101

There are examples on the Overclockers Forums of people making use of a rackmount solution at home, but most people don’t fully understand the whats and whys of rackmounting. In this article, Adragontattoo and Thideras explain some of the basics behind rackmounting applications and limitations. Read More

Benchmark Buffet: Updated 8/24/11

Today we will take a high-level look into the world of benchmarking: CPU and GPU benchmarks, benchmarking tools and much more. Specifically, we will be looking at thirteen point-scoring benchmarks listed at HWBOT.org as well as the more common utilities used for overclocking and submitting scores to their system. Read More

Resetting SSDs to Factory Defaults in DOS

Resetting Solid State Drives (SSD) to factory default settings is a popular method of alleviating problems related to slow system responsiveness issues such as stuttering or slowdowns. This article is a quick walk through of the procedure for those still using early generation SSDs. Read More

Jolly's CM-690 Case Mod v2.0

It’s been 3 years since I got this CM-690 Case. With its current hardware configuration it has served me well, but alas it’s time to move forward and update both the case and some of the hardware. This will be a summary overview of my project. Enjoy! Read More

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