New Build: Basic blu-ray HTPC: ~$330

Basic blu-ray HTPC: ~$330 The Asus At3IONT-I Intel Atom 330 NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard includes 2×240 pin memory slots allowing up to a maximum of 4GB of  Dual Channel DDR3 1066/800 memory. A built in Audio chipset allowing 6 channels of sound using Realtek ALC887, and 6 x USB 2.0 real panel ports (2 onboard USB 2.0 ports), 1x HDMI …

How to Choose a Computer Case - Newb Computer Build

How to: Choose a Computer Case for Your Gaming PC Build

When building a gaming PC and have chosen all of the hardware parts you want for your build, you have to then have somewhere to assemble and put them into. In this article I discuss four steps that you should go through when making the decision as to which computer case you should purchase. Four Things to Keep in Mind …

The Release of Sandy Bridge: January 5th, 2011

The introduction of the Sandy Bridge processor will be January 5th, 2011 at the 2011 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show). It was recently stated on the anandtech website that both Gary Key (former AT Motherboard Editor, current ASUS Technical Marketing Manager), and Michael Lavacot (an Intel Consumer Field Application Engineer) will be hosting a webcast on the topic of Sandy …

The Third Tier Gaming Build Updated!

I just finished updating the Third Tier Gaming Build. Although the older build came in at around $600, the new one comes in at $630, but it is well worth it. As with the Second Tier Gaming Build I swapped the older 320GB Western Digital hard drive for a better SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ …

Call of Duty: Black OPS – PC System Requirements

Call of Duty Black ops was released November 9, 2010 and since has had mixed reviews, such as the critics hailing the game as a “…very well executed game” where the users tend to claim the game has some graphical and gameplay issues according to PR – Product Reviews. Regardless, the game managed to sell 5.6 million units in the …

World of Warcraft Cataclysm: Hardware To Play Cataclysm on Ultra Settings

Want to run Cataclysm on Ultra Settings? If you are wanting a gaming build that will run Cataclysm on Ultra Settings come check out the Gaming PC Builds of the Month Page  to check out the latest gaming PC builds here at Newb Computer Build. In Blizzards most recent release in the World of Warcraft series we see that an ancient …