Absolute Computers Blog

The Absolute Computers Blog is the source to keep up to date with the current news, updates and happenings at our shop. It also contains:

– any alerts or product news that I come across in my 'Net travels

– upcoming class alerts

– previews of the latest unique builds that the Evil Genius Phil creates

– important things like “Today in Geek History” or our latest video arcade game adventure or build

Oct 03, 2017

Customer Service Nightmare

Our customer service nightmare that has brought our shop to a stand-still.

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Apr 12, 2017

Free Range Geeks Podcast Now in iTunes!

Now you can access our Free Range Geeks Podcast in iTunes! A new episode is released every Friday.

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Apr 11, 2017

The new Ryzens are here!

We have two new builds in our online store. The Ryzen 1800X which is VR ready and equipped for streaming and gaming AND the Ryzen 1700X which is definitely no slouch. Check them both out! We will be adding a couple of the new Ryzen 5 series systems in the next 7 to 10 days.

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Mar 17, 2017

Authorized Repair Is Not Repair

This week's podcast explains why "authorized repair" doesn't mean better or safer...just more expensive.

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Mar 16, 2017

Gaming Console Repair

In need of gaming console repair? We are serious about helping you repair the things you own.

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Mar 08, 2017

AMD and Intel – A Tale of Two Companies

AMD and Intel are making big splashes in media yet again but this time it seems like the shoe is on the other foot.

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Mar 06, 2017

Video Games - The Toxic Side

Do you play video games? Well then, what do you call yourself? What do you call others who don't play the same style games you play?

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Mar 01, 2017

I'm Switching to Ting!

Why am I switching to Ting? I'm mad and I'm not going to take it anymore. I am tired of being bullied into a technology eco-sphere that I disagree with..

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Feb 22, 2017

Renegade Repair Alliance

Why should you join our Renegade Repair Alliance? Do you want to own the devices you buy or just be granted a license to use it?

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Jan 17, 2017

Russian Hacking 101- The Red Herring in the Room

Our latest podcast points out an important argument in the ongoing Russian hacking debate.

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Jan 11, 2017

Streaming and Professional Gaming

Streaming and professional gaming can be a very lucrative business if it is done right.

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Jan 11, 2017

Intel vs AMD

You may notice that on our custom built systems, we are using Intel CPUs for the home and office systems and AMD for the PC gaming rigs. Here is the why:

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Dec 23, 2016

Getting Started Streaming as a Professional Gamer

If treated seriously, streaming as a professional gamer can be a very lucrative business.

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Dec 16, 2016

Are You in a No-Win Situation With Your Computer?

Today's podcast explains how the Kobayashi Maru test can help you better understand computing in the 21st century.

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Dec 15, 2016

Website Building and My SBI Story

Website building requests are a constant occurance at our shop. As someone who has built several, this is my advice...

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Dec 02, 2016

It's Been a Doosie of a Day!

Our latest video shares some of the questions and comments we've received over the past 9 years.

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Nov 29, 2016

Our New YouTube Channel

We've started a YouTube channel! We will be uploading videos regularly that supplement the great information you find here on our website. Our first video is covering why we don't like water cooled systems.

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Nov 29, 2016

Great New Cell Phone Carrier

We recently found ourselves in need of a cell phone carrier for the shop. We chose Ting and this is why!

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Nov 27, 2016

Online Business Creation

Have you thought about creating your own online business? When you become an online entrepreneur, the sky is the limit.

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Nov 21, 2016

Looking for a Custom PC Built for Performance?

You see them everywhere, ads for custom PCs promising the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs or less. Do you want to be a number or a valued customer?

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Nov 20, 2016

Picking a New Laptop You Can Live With

Are you in the market for a new laptop? Here are some pointers to use before your next purchase.

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Nov 18, 2016


Jaime and Phil: I switched to Ubuntu (with a little help from Phil. Thanks) and I feel really enpowered. I am learning that my computer can do so much

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Nov 17, 2016

Gaming Motherboards: Choosing the Best

There is a mountain of gaming motherboards you can choose from these days. How do you choose the best for your build?

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Nov 16, 2016

Choose Your GPU Wisely, You Must

When it comes to choosing a GPU (or multiples) for your gaming rig, don’t just follow the herd.

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Nov 15, 2016

A Bad Power Supply Can Ruin Your Game

Purchasing a power supply for your gaming rig shouldn't be an afterthought. Most make this decision last and pick whatever will fit into their budget.

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