I have many laptops come across my workbench for repairs. Generally it's a laptop that is infected with malware or has a failing hard disk drive. Usually a secondary complaint I'll hear is that the laptop gets really hot or loud, or even shuts off while using it. These are some pretty typical signs of a laptop that is overheating. Click the image to read more.
I had a client that wished to have a new computer built for them. Their last purchased computer was still running Windows Vista to give you an idea on how overdue they were for a new system. I had a flexible budget for this system so I set them up with some higher end peripherals and a computer that I know will easily last them 10+ years to come.
Digital Signage is an excellent way to get information out to your clients. It's easy to update and manage and costs less than you would think. This particular configuration is setup to display a calendar of events at the Williston hockey arena. It is updated through a calendar website Keep & Share. The digital signage is setup to update every 5 minutes. It's ran on open source software known as Xibo Digital Signage.
I was tasked with replacing the Library's staff computers and one patron computer. Whenever possible I prefer to build using the Mini-ITX form factor as it takes up as little space as possible without sacrificing performance or the ability to upgraded down the road. They did require optical disc drives, so I had to find a case that supported a 5.25" drive. Here is an album of those computers I put together for the library.
A local business had their server crash on them. The server in question was built over a decade ago and would have cost more to repair than it was worth. So I worked with the business to replace their server ASAP. I went with an Intel Xeon E3-1220V3 3.1GHz Server Processor, 16GB DDR3 Server RAM, 2x 240GB Intel Pro 2500 SSDs in RAID 1, and a ASUS P9D-M Micro ATX Server Motherboard. The operating system is Server 2012 R2 Essentials. The role of the server is a simple software server to run all their management software.