What Is A Computer Tower?

While I was lifting my gaming computer up onto a table to begin opening it up to do a regular cleaning of the inside, it struck me that a computer tower is an interesting piece of work. It’s just a box that holds everything together, but it’s so much...

What Is A Computer Power Supply?

Recently, I had an older computer in my house stop working on me. I had expected it to die on me years ago, but I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t a computer component that died, but rather my power supply. When I pulled the older model out...

What Is A Portable Hard Drive?

Over the last few years, the amount of data that I’ve needed to store for my computer has gotten larger and larger. So I’ve been looking into alternative solutions to simply adding more hard drives into my computer case itself. One of those being an external storage device. So...

What Is A Computer Hard Drive?

One thing that has stayed a rock solid constant in a computer over all these decades of their evolution has been the hard drive. Other components have changed dramatically as technology has surged forward, and while that may be true for the hard drive as well, their over all...

What Is Computer Water Cooling?

Water cooling inside of PCs and other types of computers is definitely not new. It’s been around for decades. Much older room sized computers sometimes used water cooling. However, having room sized plumbing for those massive machines was understandably a huge pain to deal with. Once processing chips began...

Do You Install a Power Supply Up or Down?

When I was younger and computers were less customizable than they are now, you didn’t have a whole lot of choice on how a power supply was installed in a computer. Often times they already came installed in the case and were positioned at the top. These days, however,...

Mid Tower Computer Cases – Tried And True Workhorses

When the average person thinks of a computer case, that typical black box with a power button located somewhere on the front, they are almost certainly thinking of mid tower computer cases. Why though? With cases becoming so much more varied in both design and size, are these mid...

Computer Wire Management – Untangling A Web Of Inconvenience

Wires, cables, data lines, cords, and whatever else you might like to refer to them by. Wires and cables are a fact of life inside a computer. They connect every component to either the motherboard, or the power supply. Everywhere you look inside your case, there’re cables criss-crossing this...

PC Case Airflow – Keeping It Cool Under Pressure

PC case airflow is probably one of the most important aspects of computer cases and their designs. The way air travels through your system heavily dictates a lot of factors about your computer’s internal performance. Dust accumulation and where it actually accumulates is affected by airflow. Ambient air and...