This is an excellent guide to upgrading PCs — apart from being quite cynical about why you’d want to do some types of upgrades when there might be cheaper/easier solutions, it has nice pictures of each type of upgrade, which is great for people like me who normally dabble in software but aren’t so crash-hot with hardware.
I’m pondering a silent (or near-silent) power supply, because my PCs are in the living area of the house, and the constant whine of the fan can be a distraction when trying to watch telly or read a book nearby.
Not to mention it would be better for when things are left on at night, for those torr…err… long download and processing jobs.
Probably time to lash out on a new hard drive, too, since the main one (110Gb) has just about filled-up.
mu g4 mac cube has no fan and is silent – except when the drive spins up.
That’s the kind of thing I’m aiming for. Except I’m not brave enough to make the jump from PC to Mac.
Why not? All you have to do is shell out for a copy of Windows, and you have a Wintel PC.
Apart from fear of incompatibility, and changing my PC colour scheme from black to white, I’m not ready for a mass investment in new hardware anyway.
And besides, let’s not forget the horror stories about Apple support.