Hurricane Poop!

It’s silly, yes. But it is true. Poop is the best non-cuss-word explanation to our situation right now. Almost all of the Nerd-Base crew are without power, and ironically, though I have power, both my a/c adapters are blown so I can’t get much done. I’m posting this from my phone.
I just want to say that although our news/reviews/general posts are going to be minor and/or slow-coming this week, we’re still going to try and get some content up. We shall persevere!!
The podcast may be late as well, but we’re going to try and get our James Bond special up by the weekend.
Be safe fellow east-coasters!!

PC*Base: Building a sub $400 PC

One thing I often hear from people when I talk about building a PC is expensive it is.  They tell me that Best Buy will sell them a PC cheaper than I can build one.  In some cases this is true, but the parts in cheap store-bought PC’s are usually sub-standard.  I’ve put together a list of products that you can buy from Microcenter that come out to less than $400.   If there isn’t a Microcenter near you, you can find similar (and sometimes better) deals at Newegg or TigerDirect.  I plan on updating this list over time as things get cheaper or parts go on sale, so remember to look back here if you want to build a cheap PC! Continue reading PC*Base: Building a sub $400 PC

PC*Base 6 – CPU's

The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brains of the operation.  Without getting too technical, the processor does just what the name says.  It processes all information it receives.  While this is one of the most important choices you will make when deciding to build a PC, there aren’t that many choices compared to everything else you could buy. Continue reading PC*Base 6 – CPU's

Marvel Comics Breast Cancer Awareness Covers: Week 3

There was only one special variant cover this week, but I do believe it’s my favorite one.  X-23 is a great character and I was pretty bummed when her book was cancelled.  At least we can still follow her exploits in Avengers Academy.

Wolverine #315

Variant Cover by Benjamin Ang


Comic Book Covers 10/24/2012

This week in comics saw the “final” issues of quite a few Marvel books including Captain America, Fantastic Four, and Invincible Iron Man.  The final is in quotes because the books will be back next month with new creators as #1 issues.  This did lead to some nice variants being released though, especially the two collage ones on this list.  Continue reading Comic Book Covers 10/24/2012

Microsoft Surface RT Hands-On

Earlier yesterday I went to a Microsoft Kiosk to try out the Microsoft Surface RT.  After about 30 minutes of demoing multiple units I decided it just wasn’t ready for prime time.  I’ve been using Windows 8 since the Developer Preview was released over a year ago.  It has been my main operating system ever since. Even though Microsoft’s new hardware platform is running a variant version of Windows 8, it just doesn’t have much below the surface. Continue reading Microsoft Surface RT Hands-On