Jul 232013
 
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced profileA Powerful Gaming HTPC Combo to Satisfy the Media Mogul Gamer

I have written a few guides outlining components to build both HTPCs and Gaming PCs. One gap I have found is a solution that joins the two in the living room. This is a project where an off the shelf gaming HTPC could cost you a lot of money and the choices available are almost non-existent. Building your own gaming HTPC is a great DIY project that can save you a lot of money. This gaming HTPC build will surpass the latest and greatest consoles in graphics performance while also functioning as an excellent media center. The best method for playing games on the big screen that I have used is Steam’s “Big Picture” mode coupled with a wireless Xbox 360 controller. As always this build can be tweaked to your individual tastes and I will offer up some options to make the basic build more complete. So without further ado, let’s get to the features and considerations of building a gaming HTPC. Continue reading »

 Posted by on July 23, 2013 16 Responses »
Jul 182013
 
TechNutz Giveaway: A Free ECS NM70-I Mini ITX Board!

Win A Free ECS NM70-I Celeron 847 Mini ITX Motherboard|CPU Combo! So, here we have July’s giveaway and I am excited that I am able to do this. First and foremost, I want to thank each and every one of you who read the blog and come to seek advice. Without your support this contest wouldn’t […]

 Posted by on July 18, 2013 15 Responses »
Jul 152013
 
An Affordable DIY NAS Build 2013 | FreeNAS Edition

DIY NAS Build – An Affordable Solution Featuring FreeNAS I have previously written an article on a great DIY NAS build and wanted to see what I could do with a lower budget while still maintaining performance. The initial cost of a Synology DiskStation DS412+ without any disks comes in around $625. In my mind this is not affordable, […]

 Posted by on July 15, 2013 12 Responses »
Jul 032013
 
OpenELEC HTPC Build | XBMC Media Center on the Cheap

OpenELEC HTPC Build July 2013 – An Exercise in Quiet, Affordable, and Powerful  Are you looking for an affordable diy HTPC solution to play your media on your big screen from a NAS or external hard drive?  Already have an HTPC on your main television, but want one in your bedroom? If you answered yes to […]

 Posted by on July 3, 2013 10 Responses »
Jun 272013
 
Intel Gaming PC Build 2013 | High Performance

A High Performance Intel Gaming PC Build This guide will focus on building the best high performance Intel gaming PC without killing your wallet. Intel has taken the CPU performance crown for quite some time now with it’s brutally efficient architecture and IPC (instructions per clock). You pay a premium however for this type of performance vs. […]

 Posted by on June 27, 2013 No Responses »
Jun 252013
 
TechNutz Giveaway: A Free Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus!

Win A Free Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus! So, it’s been awhile since the last giveaway here on TechNutz.com and I figured it was high time to start another. Read the rules and regulations below and good luck! Contest Rules and Guidelines The following are four ways that you can enter yourself into this contest: […]

 Posted by on June 25, 2013 4 Responses »
Jun 212013
 
Intel Gaming PC Build 2013 | Mid-Range Performance

A Mid-Range Performance Intel Gaming PC Build This guide will focus on building the best mid-range performance Intel gaming PC without killing your wallet. Intel has taken the CPU performance crown for quite some time now with it’s brutally efficient architecture and IPC (instructions per clock). You pay a premium however for this type of performance vs. […]

 Posted by on June 21, 2013 1 Response »
Jun 202013
 
Intel Gaming PC Build 2013 | Budget Performance

A Budget Performance Intel Gaming PC Build This guide will focus on building the best budget performance Intel gaming PC without killing your wallet. Intel has taken the CPU performance crown for quite some time now with it’s brutally efficient architecture and IPC (instructions per clock). You pay a premium however for this type of performance vs. […]

 Posted by on June 20, 2013 2 Responses »