6/2015 Update: To be clear, Tech-Tamer is NOT in the business of disposing of old computer equipment. Heck, we don’t even do tech support any more — we build and maintain websites. Please note that the following guide was last updated in October 2013, and although the general advice is still good, particular aspects of it […]
Buying a New Computer
Choosing a new computer
Last updated: 02/2020 Introduction Mac v. Windows Desktop v. Laptop Laptop Considerations Where to Buy your PC Introduction To many people, buying a new computer feels almost as overwhelming as buying a car. There are so many models, so many options, and so much unfamiliar terminology — and enough money is involved — that just thinking about […]
Give an old computer new life
Many people find that they end up buying a new computer every few years. Buying a replacement can occur for all sorts of reasons, but you are often left with an old computer that still works, or that could be made to work with very little effort. You could get rid of it (see our […]
Should you build your own computer?
Overview Pros: It’s very satisfying to get exactly the computer you want. Building the computer is remarkably easy. With few exceptions, all the parts from all of the different manufacturers are designed to fit together. No knowledge of soldering or electronics is required—think Tinker Toys for grownups. It’s usually no more expensive than buying a […]