My £750 PC Build

My £750 PC Build

  • Jul 06, 2020

Seeing as my main gaming rig is also my video editing PC and it now sits in my workshop, I’m in need of a “basic” gaming PC for the living room. Check out my video build vlog to see what components I chose and how it performs.

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Upgrade the Toshiba Portege Z930 Ultrabook

The Portege Z930 can be picked up dirt cheap on auction sites these days. They’ve gotten long enough in the teeth that companies are getting rid, but they’re still workable machines with a couple of tweaks, namely the storage and the RAM. In this video I show you how to upgrade both:

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Review: Antec PRIZM Matrix

Review: Antec PRIZM Matrix

  • Jun 10, 2020

The PRIZM Matrix from antec is a pretty unique concept. These days pretty much all cases can accept a multitude of fans with the bare minimum on even a small form factor case being two 120mm fans next to each other. It’s no surprise then that this has become the go-to form factor for all-in-one […]

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Create a PC Stats Display with Raspberry Pi

If you’re a PC enthusiast you probably like to keep track of your systems stats while you’re working or playing. With games this always meant you had to keep an overlay program running, which can get in the way of, you know, actually gaming. Thankfully it’s shockingly easy to setup a second display to show […]

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Review: TP-Link Archer C5400X

Review: TP-Link Archer C5400X

  • May 25, 2020

Appearance This is quite possibly the most ridiculous looking router I’ve ever seen. I work in the enterprise IT field, so my perception of what a router should look like is often askew with what consumers might think is normal. Even taking into account the current trend of taking high end equipment and making it […]

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Allow DLNA Devices to Connect to Plex

Newer versions of Plex Media Server do not allow unauthorised devices to connect to the DLNA server by default. This can be particularly annoying for devices like HiFi receivers with network connectivity, which are capable of streaming from DLNA servers but have no native Plex app available. To get around this you can explicitly permit […]

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Two-Group Mentality

Two-Group Mentality

  • Apr 28, 2020

The current pandemic has given me an opportunity to take stock of things, an opportunity which was way overdue it seems. For the last couple of years I’ve juggled, not always succesfully, a number of obligations. This has led to a couple of periods of poor mental health, which I’ve been able to get through […]

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Help Fight COVID-19 with Folding@Home

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a terrible thing. Thankfully brains much larger than yours or mine are working tirelessly to understand the virus better and come up with a solution to the problem. While most of us are sat at home watching Netflix there is an operation under foot to crunch through as muich data […]

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Create A VPN Server With A Raspberry Pi

If you split your time between two or more countries it can be a real hassle to manage your online life. Not only do you run the risk of triggering security processes employed by banks, etc but it can also be a struggle to use things like online streaming services which you’re paying for or […]

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Ultimate Home Server Part 8 – VPN Server

So by now our home server is sharing files to our home network, acting as a media server via Plex, it’s managing all our downloads AND we’re sharing our personal doucments on our own personal cloud. What else is there? Well, we’re about to set our server up to act as a VPN node, so […]

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