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Asus ROG ZENITH Extreme

The Asus ROG ZENITH Extreme is a top of the line AMD Threadripper motherboard. This motherboard has support for up to 16 CPU core and has 8 ram slots for a total capacity of 128GBs of DDR$ memory. Bundled with this motherboard is Asus's Dimm.2 expnasion card that allows 2 m.2 drives to connect via a DDR4 ram slot. The DIMM.2 slot allows the addiction of a fan to cool the M.2 drive for maximum performance. With support for 64 PCIE lanes you can have 4 graphics cards in sli for maximum performance. This motherboard has an included 10gbps nic for super fast data transfer across your network. {loadmodule mod_creativeimageslider,Asus Rog Zenith Extreme}

Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

The Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard gets the most out of the AMD Ryzen CPU platform. It provides a great platform for expandability and upgradeability with 13 USB Type-A ports and 1 USB Type-C port. With Support for up to 8 CPU cores and 64 GB of DDR4 ram, this motherboard is great for any PC enthusiast wanting to overclock their multi-core Ryzen CPU. The built in ROG Water Cooling Zone, gives you complete control over your custom water cooled system with dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header to feed the information directly to you. For top of the line performance at a great price, consider the Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero! {loadmodule mod_creativeimageslider,Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero}

Asus Strix Z270E Gaming Motherboard

The boasts the newest Intel chipset, Z270. This ATX motherboard supports the newest 7th Gen Intel Core Kaby Lake processors and 64 GB of ram. It also supports USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C each of which can achieve data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s. It has built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, as well as a Gigabit Lan port. The Asus Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard is a great board if you wish to have performance at a reasonable price. {loadmodule mod_creativeimageslider,Asus Strix Z270E Gaming Motherboard}

Weekly Backups

Weekly backups of your computer, can save you hours of work and loads of money down the road. Simply buy an external hard drive, and run the “Backup and Restore” feature in Windows 10, to backup your data. If ever needed, all that is required to get the data back, is to plug in the hard drive and click "Restore" in the "Backup and Restore" program in "Control Panel".

Basic Virus Prevention

One of the best ways to avoid a virus, is to never open an email attachment from someone that you do not know. Even if it is someone that you know, but the email seems a bit out of character with that person, it is better to leave it unopened and ask them personally if they sent it.

Switching Programs

Tech Tip Tuesday- Press the "Alt" key and "Tab" to quickly switch between the programs that you currently have open.

Type 1 Diskette

In the late 1971, IBM launched a new form of storage medium as a component of certain products. The next year, Memorex started selling the drive individually. This drive, known commonly as a eight inch floppy disk, only stayed around for 5 years, before an upgraded disk, with a smaller form factor of 5 1 / 4 inches, came to life. Throughout the next few years, manufactures toyed with different recording formats, trying to maximize the storage capacity of the disks. The disk's popularity grew until in 1996, it was estimated that there were five billion standard floppy disks in use. But again, the storage industry was in for a change. In 1998, Apple led the charge with removing the floppy drives from computers, and replacing them with CD drives. In 2003, Dell announced that floppy drives would no longer be standard on the Dimension lines of computers, although you could still have one installed as an option. By 2007, only 2% of new computers contained floppy disk drives. Today, floppy disk drives are still used in some instances when USB devices are not usable on the motherboard or in some older industrial automation projects.

ENIAC- The Electronic That Changed the World

The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the world's first computer. Developed in the University of Pennsylvania, the ENIAC is the base of our knowledge of computers as we know them. It used wires instead of circuit boards and vacuum tubes instead of transistors. The total cost of the computer was a massive $487,000 ($6,867,000 today counting for inflation.) The modular computer was monstrous, taking up roughly 1,800 ft 2 and weighing in at 27 tons. Containing about 5,000,000 hand-soldered joints, this beast was just the beginning of the long history of computers. Click here for more info on the ENIAC.

The First Hard Drive

Throwback Thursday to the first Hard Disk Drive. Created by IBM, The RAMAC hard drive had 50 24-inch platters and stored just under 5MB.

Longest Word on One Line

Typewriter is one of the longest words that you can write on one line of the keyboard.

A Bit of Bitcoin

Bitcoin came from an online article published by an anonymous user named Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2009 the first bitcoin transaction occured, a payment of 10 bitcoins. Soon after 10 bitcoins were used to indirectly purchase 2 pizza's from Papa Johns. As of August 30, 2017, 1 bitcoin is worth US$4557.

Describing Computers

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid: humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination." -Albert Einstein.