Building a Computer

Let’s start with why. Why would you want to build a computer?

Do you need a computer?

Are you a gamer?

Do you do lots of filming/editing?

Does saving money appeal to you?

Do you want to know more about technology and feel more prepared to fix something when it inevitably goes wrong?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I strongly urge you to hear what I am about to say: Build it yourself!

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My game of the Year and Other Honourable Mentions Part 1

Game of the Year Part 1
This article has been plagued by disaster. First WordPress got angry and stopped autosaving for an hour then broke when I tried to save, causing me to have to rewrite a lot of great stuff, and then I had a mini powercut whilst painstakingly cutting away the background from Femshep.

This was a special year for me. It was the first one where I actually owned a computer that could run anything thrown at it. Until last Autumn my PC had always been abysmal where games were concerned, often failing to run things from three years before. These last 16 months have been different and I’ve played a great number of new releases this year. They didn’t all demand much from my PC though; there have been plenty of indie hits as well as Triple-A greats. There are also a number of things people have raved about that I haven’t played yet, and I’ll give those a mention as well. So now, in no particular order, some games that I liked this year followed by four I really, really liked and some I’d like to like.

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