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Are you thinking of getting a new computer? If you are, you likely have an idea of what you will use it for, and even some plans to upgrade it in the future.

Shopping For a New Computer? Why a Custom-Built PC Might Be Right For You

People use their computers in different ways. An entrepreneur could have a laptop with a moderate hard drive and processor for business work. A website owner could have a home server PC with fast-acting hard drives, a large network card, and a good hardware controller. And a PC gamer could have a full system with a large solid state drive, a surround-sound system, the latest multi-core processor, top-notch graphics processors and video cards, and colorful lights in the case.

With this in mind, do you really want to settle for just any laptop or PC at the big-box store? If you want to do more than surf the web and send emails, a custom-built PC might be right for you. Here are just a few good reasons why, according to Tech Guided:

  • If you buy a pre-built computer, it may not have the best hardware, cooling, storage, or processor you really need. As a result, you will have to make compromises, do without, or spend extra money and time upgrading an unfamiliar system. At times, you may not be able to make such upgrades.
  • The store’s warranty for the whole system is usually for a year at most, and requires you to send the entire computer for repairs. This could leave you without a computer for a while – even if just one part needs to be fixed.
  • The store could offer you subpar technical support. This could leave you waiting for hours on the tech support line, only for the agent to not identify the issue or find a solution.
  • You may not like the operating system the computer came with. Even a brand-new operating system could suffer from glitches or other problems, or it may not be compatible with the programs you regularly use. Building your own computer gives you the option to choose the best operating system for you.

In the long run, it is better to get a system tailored to your needs the first time, with plenty of room for upgrades and the best support.

Getting a Custom-Built PC

Whatever your needs for your new computer are, PC Geeks can help you. Let us know your needs and your budget. Then we will design the system with only the best parts for you and your wallet. Your choices for your desktop, workstation, or laptop are unlimited, but some of the most popular options are:

  • Advanced CPUs (Central Processing Units) and GPUs (Graphics Processing Units)
  • Storage devices and custom RAID to store and safeguard your data
  • RGB lights
  • CPU cooling systems
  • Custom cases and case designs

Even after the building is done, we offer repairs on custom-built PCs and a written warranty. If something goes wrong with your computer, we will take care of it. Our most common repairs include:

  • Replacement for parts such as power supplies
  • Problems with overheating, stability, speed, booting, etc.
  • Upgrades for parts including hard drives and processors

Getting a custom-built PC will ensure you have the best parts, storage, processing capabilities, and operating system you need and leave room for upgrades and further customization. It will also give you the best technical support and warranty. If you are ready to get started, call or visit PC Geeks today.

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Reasons to Upgrade your PC’s Memory

A computer with limited RAM will likely suffer from a number of related problems such as multitasking slowing down the system, slower internet browsing speeds, and limited access to certain newer computer programs, and many other reasons besides.  It may be time to upgrade your PC’s memory for several reasons.

Reasons to Upgrade your PC's Memory

1. Avoiding Computer Slowdowns

The more RAM you have the better for multitasking and consistent operation speed. These days, most computer users are running quite a few programs at the same time so having the ability to run your typical load of programs without experiencing delay or system slowdown can be quite handy as it will allow you to avoid having to go off and close a bunch of programs in order to improve your system’s speed.

2. Access to more new programs

There are a lot of newer programs with bigger and bigger memory requirements and the bar is being raised more and more as time goes on. So, another important reason to consider a memory upgrade is so that the catalog of programs you are capable of using is as big as possible and that you don’t end up finding a program you would like to use but can’t because it requires far more computer memory than you currently have.

3. Web Browsing Speed

Despite how low-memory intensive it may seem at first, even casual web browsing can be improved if you have more memory. Upgrading your memory can result in your web pages loading faster, even if you have done nothing to the speed of your internet. Also on the increasingly rare occasion that you visit a website that still makes use of flash in its content, additional memory can also help you because it will allow your browser to load this content far quicker.

If you are wanting to upgrade your PC’s memory and would like some help in choosing the brand that will get you the most value for your money then contact us today for more tips and suggestions on which memory model is right for you!

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Data Recovery Tips and Suggestions

No matter how well you take care of your storage drives, everyone experiences data loss eventually and needs data recovery tips. Not to mention that all drives have a failure point which will result in the data stored on them being inaccessible from then on as soon as the drives reach that point.

Data Recovery Tips and Suggestions

In order to keep your data available, it is important to have multiple backups so that the data in question can be restored without having to rely on system restore points which, while useful, cannot always be relied upon to restore all lost data. Not to mention that system restore points won’t be much help if all your data is corrupted and you can’t access what is stored on a hard drive.

It is equally important to store multiple copies of your data backups, where possible so that having a single backup drive failure does not mean you are put in a position where your data cannot be retrieved. It may also be a good idea to have your data backed up both locally and in the cloud. Both have their own benefits and drawbacks and it can be beneficial to employ both in order to have your backups spread out so that one backup failing does not mean all of them will fail.

Beyond that, however, it is important that any cloud backup services you engage in are with a reliable company with a track record of backup service that has performed extremely well in the past. You do not want to employ a backup service that simply gets the job done just because they are the cheapest. Skimping on a data recovery service is rather akin to skimping on the cost of your power supply when building a computer. It can look good on the surface because you save money in doing so but has a tendency to screw you over in the long term.

Visit PC Geeks for more tips and suggestions about data recovery and your lost data as well as ideas on how to avoid having to go through the trouble of doing so in the future.