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Welcome to PC Weenie.com. Primarily, this site concerns two of the author's favorite topics: computer gaming and computer building. Since this is a site done more or less by a single person, don't expect a lot of flashy graphics. I use pictures and draw graphics whenever that can be used to explain a point, but I'm not a big fan of unnecessary pictures used just to grab attention. Personally, I think that's a Good Thing™.

What's Here Then?

Home Networking After spending some of my free time on web boards answering questions about networking, I realized there's a need to consolidate practical knowledge about how to set up and troubleshoot small home or business networks. This section is for those who either just bought a home network or were curious how to go about setting one up. It's hard to be thorough (a.k.a., long-winded) on those message boards. There's almost never a way to draw a picture, which often helps a lot. I also found the same questions getting asked again and again. I decided that I really ought to try to pull all of that information together in one place. So I did. It started out as a small guide, but I kept thinking of more topics I wanted to cover and more problems I wanted to try to head off at the pass. It grew, and when it got to 130 pages, I decided that this was going to be an ongoing project, but I had enough to start.

Reviews There's nothing that I hate more than buying some product based that's received glowing reviews only to come to the realization that the reviewers would have hated it if they had used it more than the hour needed to write the review. The reviews in this section are things that I have used for a while in my everyday goings on and have either come to like or hate. Some of these will be short and some will be longer. These tend to be computer related, but you never know.

PC Building There are a number of good sites that talk about building your first PC, so I won't replicate that. Instead, I'll share tips, techniques and products that I've found helpful. I'm generally only interested in high-performance gaming PCs, so that will be the gist of this section. I'll also publish my answer to the question, "I have $___ to build a new PC. What should I buy?" The interesting thing is how different the answer is based on what the dollar range is.

Tricks & Tips This section of the site is a collection of tricks and tips that are of an almost random variety, but not quite. You can think of this as sort of a blog, but I'm not conscientious enough to add something everyday.

Other Stuff Anything that doesn't fit into the other sections, but I want to share. A lot of this may only be interesting to family and friends (and even then, only if they are being kind). If you want to know if I'm qualified to talk authoritatively about monkey spit, check my bio. There are a few areas I am knowledgeable in, and I enjoy discussing and writing about them when I get the chance. Finding the time has always been the problem.

That's the high-level summary of what's here. Click any one of the tabs at the top to get started.

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