There are almost as many types of Personal Systems as there are
We'll list a few basic design philosophies and let your
imagination and desires
complete the picture. After you've
thought about it a bit, use the Contact Us
page to tell us how we can help you.
The Surfer: The
lightest duty system we are ever called on to build. It
doesn't take a lot of power or features to surf the Internet and
handle E-Mail. The most demanding thing this system is likely to be
to do is work a webcam so you can video conference with
relatives, or play the video of little Nikki kicking the winning
goal at Saturday's soccer game that just arrived in your E-Mail.
The Home Office Grunter:
A mild step up from The Surfer. Let's face
word processing and
spread sheet publication don't take a great
grunt to pull off.
However, given the likelihood that at some
machine might have
to deal with some 3D graphics, or even
work, it does need to
have a little more inside it than you'll
need to surf the
The Household Controller:
With more and more household items
on the scene with network
capabilities, a system that can
lighting and the thermostat,
lock and unlock doors, and
keep track of
your shopping list through the
takes some real
specialized knowledge and
understanding to build
right. But, don't worry,
we've got you
Arthritis, Macular Degeneration, Paralysis, and a great
many of the other conditions and diseases that can invade or afflict
the human body are no reason to give up your computer. Through
custom design and specialized knowledge and understanding, we're able
to give you back the many wonders of computing.
The Multimedia Center:
The muscle car of the computer world. It
some real processor
power, a pile of memory and a couple
of Hulk size
hard drives to pull
off serious audio and video editing.
And, if that's all it
it still wouldn't be a big deal, but that's not all.
If you've got
of being the next Spielberg or Jones, you also
need a specialized
system and an uncompromising audio system
to produce those awesome
goodies you've got in mind. And, unless
you plan on dragging
into your computer room, you'll need
something to put your
like a CD or DVD burner. YouTube,
The Ultimate Gamer:
If the multimedia machine is the muscle car, this
the space shuttle.
Nothing puts more stress or demand on a system
They take power. Nuclear reactor power. Total
solar output power. Not to mention a bucket-load of storage space,
a hemi powered video card, or group of cards, multi-channel surround
sound with chair rumbling bass, superior cooling, and a mouse and
keyboard that would rather stay home than slow you down.
The Family Focus: This
is generally the toughest system to spec out
build. Most times
it must play the role of all the other systems we
The typical family will need a computer for home office
work, to manage the household, surf the Internet and
family and friends, to play the latest game titles and
possibly take on
role of full multimedia production. It's the "know-it-all"
cousin everyone hates to love, but does.
The Home Server: With
ever growing collections of music, clips, pictures,
home movies, rips, and a plethora of other things being shared on and
replicated to all the systems of the home, a home server makes more
sense than we'd ever have dreamed just a few years ago. And, if
ever experienced the loss of a failed hard drive on your personal toy,
you know the necessity of regular backups, the secondary, and perhaps
most important role of the home server. Specialized software, some
security, and a freight cars worth of storage are the orders of the day
for this increasingly necessary tool of the household.