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How much should I pay for someone to assemble my computer?

If I got someone else (in the UK) to assemble my computer from the various components I've bought, how much should I expect to pay? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Aug 7, 2012 - 9 answers

 

Dead MacBook = Minecraft server? Robot brain?

What fun things could I do with my old 15" MacBook Pro whose graphics chip just kicked the bucket? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Jan 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Trying to upgrade before wow releases it's next expansion.

Help me build a middle range gaming system! I'm not looking for it to do awesome things, just to play World of Warcraft (and possibly the star wars mmo coming out in the future) and do some standard video editing and graphic designing. I have a list of components I'm considering. I've also been told there are websites to help you decide, but my google skills fail me. While I've taken a class on dissembling and resembling computers, this will be my first time constructing my own for use. Budget: $500 [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jul 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me create an innovate computer music workstation stand

Calling ingenious diy'ers ergonomic tweakers and musos. Help me create an innovate computer music workstation where things like laptop, touchpad, trackball, music midi controllers are held at different angles and heights. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me find the most computer for my money

It's time to buy a new computer. I'm hoping that with the shopping season coming up I'll be able to snag a good deal somewhere. I would prefer to just order the complete package from somewhere, but with enough help I would be willing to purchase individual components and assemble. I need something that will let me game a little and without graphical snags, and something that will continue to perform well for several years. [more inside]
posted by miratime on Nov 17, 2009 - 3 answers

DIY Streetview?

I'd like to make a DIY Google StreetView clone. I have a computer in my car. What kind of camera(s) should I get and what's a creative way to take pictures once every 1-2 seconds, downloading them to the in-car computer afterwards? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Jun 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Easy On/Easy Off

Can a Staples "Easy" button be used as an on/off switch for a desktop computer? If so, how?
posted by Heatwole on Jan 31, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me cool a computer cabinet.

There's a computer stashed inside a desk cabinet. It's too hot inside the cabinet. What to do? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Nov 13, 2006 - 18 answers

I'm looking for a bare bones R2D2

Please help me find a system to prototype my wireless robotic ideas. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Nov 27, 2005 - 1 answer

LCD Screen to Digital Photo Frame

After searching Google and the archives of AskMe, I've come across some great suggestions and ideas for making digital photo frames. From what I can determine, however, all of these require a computer of some kind built into the frame. Supposing one only has a laptop screen? Specifically, the screen from an old ThinkPad with a blown motherboard. Could I connect the monitor to my network somehow? Hook it up to some special circuit board designed for just this sort of thing?
posted by aladfar on Nov 3, 2005 - 6 answers

How to get my external hard drive to work with my new computer?

Really this is my last resort. I recently built myself a new computer (Asus K8N-E Deluxe) and everything's fine except I'm trying to transfer my old harddrive to my new harddrive. I had a slave in the old computer (Asus CUSL2 for those keeping score). It's 40GB and has ALL my important data. I think you can see where this is going. If it's plugged in and running, even set as slave, the computer won't boot. Obviously, more inside.
posted by geoff. on Aug 27, 2004 - 13 answers

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