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Intro To WIndows 10

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was first released on July 29, 2015. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Microsoft has branded Windows 10 as a "service" that receives ongoing "feature updates". Devices in enterprise environments can receive these updates at a slower pace, or use long-term support milestones that only receive critical updates, such as security patches, over their ten-year lifespan of extended support.

Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as "universal apps"; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code‍—‌including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and Mixed Reality. The Windows user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices‍—‌particularly on 2-in-1 PCs; both interfaces include an updated Start menu which incorporates elements of Windows 7's traditional Start menu with the tiles of Windows 8. The first release of Windows 10 also introduces a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

Windows 10 received mostly positive reviews upon its original release in July 2015; critics praised Microsoft's decision to provide a desktop-oriented interface in line with previous versions of Windows, contrasting the tablet-oriented approach of 8, although Windows 10's touch-oriented user interface mode was panned for containing regressions upon the touch-oriented interface of Windows 8. Critics also praised the improvements to Windows 10's bundled software over Windows 8.1, Xbox Live integration, as well as the functionality and capabilities of Cortana personal assistant and the replacement of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge. However, media outlets have been critical of changes to operating system behaviors, including mandatory update installation, privacy concerns over data collection performed by the OS for Microsoft and its partners, and the adware-like tactics used to promote the operating system on its release. Microsoft aimed to have Windows 10 installed on at least one billion devices in the two to three years following its release. Up to August 2016, Windows 10 usage was increasing, with it then plateauing, and with previous versions of Windows declining in their share of total usage as measured by web traffic. The operating system is running on more than 400 million active devices and has an estimated usage share of 27.72% on traditional PCs and 12.53% across all platforms (PC, mobile, tablet, and console). Windows 10 is closing in on Windows 7 globally, and has already become more popular in Europe and North America.

Intro To WIndows 8

It’s new but, you already know it. You can still work the way you always have, using your familiar desktop and the Start button. But now, you can also experience it with the magic of touch.It works with what you have. You’ll be fully connected, because your new tablet or PC will work with most printers, cameras and software you already have.It’s easy to get around. With the option of touch or mouse and keyboard you can quickly and easily get work done the way you want.It’s flexible. You’ll get the same Windows experience across tablets, Surface and laptops. And with the new 2-in-1s, you can get a tablet and laptop in one. Office. Get things done on the go with the power of Office on your Windows tablet, Surface, or PC. Office may be sold separately.Do more at once. Now on a single screen you can snap apps side-by-side so you can do things like watch a movie and keep an eye on your Twitter.Search smarter. Find what you’re looking for quickly with one search across the Web, your tablet PC or laptop, and your apps with the new Bing Smart Search. Exclusive apps. Download the apps you want, then use them across your tablet, laptop or Surface. Plus, get the built-in ones you love like Mail, Calendar and Photos, and more.

New Gen Haswell CPU

The Haswell architecture is specifically designed to optimize the power savings and performance benefits from the move to FinFET (non-planar, "3D") transistors on the improved 22 nm process node.
Haswell has been launched in three major forms:
1.Desktop version (LGA1150 socket): Haswell-DT
2.Mobile/Laptop version (PGA socket): Haswell-MB
BGA version:47 W and 57 W TDP classes: Haswell-H (For "All-in-one" systems, Mini-ITX form factor motherboards, and other small footprint formats.)13.5 W and 15 W TDP classes (MCP): Haswell-ULT (For Intel's UltraBook platform.)10 W TDP class (SoC):Haswell-ULX (For tablets and certain UltraBook-class implementations.)

Performance

Approximately 8% better vector processing performance.
Up to 6% faster single-threaded performance.
6% faster multi-threaded performance.
Desktop variants of Haswell draw between 8% and 23% more power under load than Ivy Bridge.[9][10][11]
A 6% increase in sequential CPU performance (eight execution ports per core versus six).[9]
Up to 20% performance increase over the integrated HD4000 GPU (Haswell HD4600 vs Ivy Bridge's built-in Intel HD4000).[9]
Total performance improvement on average is about 3%.[9]
Around 15 °C hotter than Ivy Bridge and unable to break 4.2 GHz easily

PC Maintenance

Clean Your Desktop or Laptop

To do this, you can use the Disk Cleanup utility included on the Windows systems, or download a freeware program such as CCleaner to do it for you. In Linux you can use Kleansweep or Bleachbit. Cookies and cache left behind by browsers can amount up to gigabytes of wasted space, so it is imperative they're deleted.

Scan For Malware/Viruses

Free versions of antivirus, spyware and malware programs are all over the internet. We suggest you use Avira Antivirus and also use Spybot Search and Destroy. Use Avira for realtime protection and Spybot use as a periodical scanner
Viruses and malware can infest your PC or laptop via email, dodgy downloaded software and directly from some websites. Take caution!

Defrag

Disk defragmentation is the process of consolidating fragmented data on a volume (such as a hard disk or a storage device) so it will work more efficiently on your desktop or laptop. Fragmentation happens to a volume over time as you save, change, or delete files.
Every few months run a handy tool called Disk Defragmenter. To run, go to Start>Accessories>System Tools. This will clean up the file system on your harddrive and help to run your PC for efficiently.

2017 Hi End Computers

PC gaming can be an expensive pursuit, and building your own rig even more so. Often there's not a large price difference between one component and a step up, but applying that logic across an entire build can really add up. We can't count the number of times we've set out to build a budget rig, only to have the part list balloon out of hand. We're not building on a budget here though. This is a build for high-end gaming. Not everybody can afford a high-end gaming PC. That’s partly because PC parts generally aren’t cheap, but it can also be the result of differing ideas on what “high-end” actually means. PC Gamer’s high-end PC build guide is aimed at a price tier of $2,000 / £2,000. A $700 or $800 PC is head and shoulders above any console you can buy. Sure, you can go cheaper with a PC, but racing to the bottom isn’t what PC gaming is about. And once you start dipping below $600 it’s hard to see the advantage of the PC anyway. Console makers get their parts in bulk on the cheap, and it’s hard to fight against that kind of scale with retail parts. At the next tier of $1,300, you can see improved frame rates and quality settings due to the graphics cards that become available. And at this tier of $2,000 (give or take $100 or so), we try to push a good bit further with the highest-end graphics cards within reason. The price point also doesn't account for the operating system or any peripherals. Check out our buying guides to the best mouse, keyboard, and gaming monitor for our favorite picks to pair with your new rig. In our latest build, we've updated the GPU to the GTX 1080 Ti. It pushes the price closer to $2,200, but if you're building a PC north of $2,000, it should be equipped with the best gaming-focused GPU possible. Availability for the 1080 Ti is now quite good, with many custom cards including liquid cooled models. And with Vega only on par with the 1080, the 1080 Ti remains untouchable. This is likely the last update to this guide before we change over to one of Intel's new Coffee Lake CPUs, assuming their performance lives up to the hype. Look for that update in the next month or so.

Current High End
Computers

Asus ROG TYTAN G30AB

Intel 4th Core i7-4770K Processor
one button overclock up to 4.1Ghz, Liquid cooling on CPU
16GB DDR3, 3TB SATA + 128GB SSD, DVD Burner
nVIdia Geforce GTX760 2GB Graphics (Support 4 Output Display)
Asus ROG Gaming Case
Wired USB Keyboard & Mouse
Geniune Windows 8 64bit
Retails around $2000

Current High End
Computers

Asus ROG TYTAN G30AB

Intel 4th Core i7-4770K Processor
one button overclock up to 4.1Ghz, Liquid cooling on CPU
16GB DDR3, 3TB SATA + 128GB SSD, DVD Burner
nVIdia Geforce GTX760 2GB Graphics (Support 4 Output Display)
Asus ROG Gaming Case
Wired USB Keyboard & Mouse
Geniune Windows 8 64bit
Retails around $2000

ASUS computers reflect a tradition of the finest quality desktops, innovation and longevity. Based on the PCWorld USA 2012 reader survey of tech satisfaction, reliability, and service, users ranked ASUS as a leading choice for desktop PCs, citing high satisfaction with their value, connectivity, ease of use and reliability. The survey also found ASUS desktop computers were one of the most likely to be recommended to others.
Dominate the battlefield with the ROG TYTAN G30. One-click Turbo Gear overclocking allows users to dynamically overclock the G30's Intel® Core™ i7 Processor without the need to reboot. Enabling full 4-core CPU instant overclocking to reach a maximum speed of 4.1 GHz.The best gaming desktops sound uses hardware and software tuning to take audio further. More immersive and impactful sonic performance helps gunshots and explosions resonate, while even the slightest footstep becomes an auditory cue for better gaming. Enjoy optimized aural immersion with your preferred speaker or headset. Experience the highest level of gaming graphics with The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card is capable of producing smooth gameplay at the highest gaming settings and has the power to support up to four monitors plus the option to game in NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround (Selected Model).
ROG is dedicated to provide only the best and the most stable PC performance for gamers. Numerous hours are spent on stringent pre-testing and key components undergo a strict selection process. All above powerful hardware and functions are house within G30 polygonal exterior that features an intricate design chassis with inbuilt lighting control aids in the change of color from standard blue to overclocked red.

TI Deluxe 4770k

This high-end desktop PC puts the latest components to incredibly good use.
The system, from Sydney-based OEM Trinity International, packs Intel’s top-end Core i7-4770K CPU, a 3GB GeForce GTX 780 card, Gigabyte Z87-D3HP motherboard, 16GB of Kingston DDR3, 120GB Kingston SSD and 2TB Seagate 7200rpm hard drive. The combination of the 4770K and GTX 780 see some phenomenal framerates being pumped out in Crysis, with a solid 60fps at very high detail, demonstrating that this system is capable of coping with anything that current games can throw at it. If anything, the performance highlights the fact that the included Samsung S24B300H monitoris acting as a bottleneck to the system.

WiFi At Home

Wireless technology makes it easy to get rid of the cables and take computing away from the desk. It's becoming the household norm, and while the technology is advancing quickly, there are some easy things you can do to improve your own wireless connectivity and take computing away from the desk. It's becoming the household norm, and while the technology is advancing quickly, there are some easy things you can do to improve your own wireless connectivity.
A wireless signal doesn't carry far, and any walls or large objects may cause interference. For this reason, a wireless router should be centrally located in your home to insure the best range possible. Place the router on a flat surface off the floor and away from obstructions. Additionally, there could be interference from a neighboring wireless signal. Make sure that you're using a unique wireless channel to limit interference.

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