WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition

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It’s time for Episode 127 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a mixed-use building with a bigger purpose, how to easily get started in building your PC, what it could be like to be a doctor for Mortal Kombat characters, and things I learned about Andre the Giant from a David Letterman interview! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition”

WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition

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It’s time for Episode 127 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a mixed-use building with a bigger purpose, how to easily get started in building your PC, what it could be like to be a doctor for Mortal Kombat characters, and things I learned about Andre the Giant from a David Letterman interview! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “WIRed #127: Black Friday Edition”

Have ChooseMyPC Generate a PC Build within Your Budget!

ChooseMyPC Generates a Sample PC Build in Your BudgetWhen you’re building your PC for the very first time, it can be an overwhelming experience; mainly due to the wide variety of different components to choose from. Thankfully, to ease some of that confusion, the website ChooseMyPC can provide you a nice starting point by asking you a few questions, including whether or not you want to overclock, add a component drive, which operating system you wish to use, and what your project budget is. Continue reading “Have ChooseMyPC Generate a PC Build within Your Budget!”

So, what does the inside of a PlayStation 3 look like?

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Here are some pictures I took last summer of what the inside of my 2007 “Cadillac” 60GB (now 500GB) launch model of my now old & non-working PS3 looks like (it was way out of warranty anyway).  From left to right is the top case with media drives and power source, the cooling fan and heat-sink, and the main motherboard. Check out the whole wild, wild (well, maybe not THAT wild) and crazy story and a slideshow after the break.

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The Debut! – The PractitioNERD WIRed #1

Despite a faulty camera, a day of lost work, and computer issues, here is the debut episode of “The PractitioNERD Show.” After a brief introduction to myself and the blog, I’ll discuss : 1) Architecture ~Fundraiser to publish a book about London’s Art Deco architecture (http://goo.gl/d81G6) ~A beautiful Brazilian bungalow getaway house (http://goo.gl/PRiam) 2) Technology/Gadgets ~A CPU fan/heatsink combo (http://goo.gl/WPTV6) ~A DIY HDTV Antenna (http://goo.gl/z2IB4) … Continue reading The Debut! – The PractitioNERD WIRed #1

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Combining a PC Fan AND the Heatsink can Cool CPUs 30x More Efficiently?

Nowadays, most computers use a two-step process to cool the CPU (and/or GPU). First, a heat-exchanging thermal paste on the processor draws the heat away from it, then a combination of the heatsink and fans disperses the heat away from the processor. However, how do you feel about this more novel idea of combining those two steps into one?  Should this piqué your interest, then you’ll be happy to hear about this spinning cooler that doesn’t just get the job done with fewer parts, but also provides something more valuable in terms of efficiency.   Continue reading “Combining a PC Fan AND the Heatsink can Cool CPUs 30x More Efficiently?”