The Optimal PC Building Guide for May 2012

Priceless suggestions for the PC of your dreams, carefully organized into four categories: basic use, gaming, software development and CAD & Rendering.

This is the 3rd episode of the Optimal System Building series of articles, a collection of advices for all of your PC purchasing needs, written by a qualified system builder. Within this article, you’ll find clear and concise information about the best parts you can choose when building your PC, or, when buying a pre-assembled/customizable PC.

The stars of this episode are Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 670 video card. Both these products are price game-changers and herald a few months when I can finally say that it’s a good time to buy a PC…

Saving Face for Social Networking

Ever since “Social Networking” became a popular term, there must have been hundreds if not thousands of articles bashing the likes of FaceBook, usually for, but not limited to, privacy issues. The catch-all term “Social Networking” became associated in the minds of the more tech-savvy with the exploitation of information about one’s life.

This is important because we, the tech-savvy, are the people who write about Social Networking and we have cast a shadow of mistrust over the concept. But let’s see if we can strike a blow in favor of this paradigm, to bring things back into balance, for the sake of objectivity…