Cover Up Open Slots of your Casing

At times, you may find yourself with openings at the back of your computer case mainly caused by the supposed placement of PCI card peripherals which you eventually decide to remove due to one reason or another. While that is not a problem as far as preference is concerned, usual casings do not have provisions to which you can easily patch up that open hole unless you have the screwable blockers to avoid issues such as dust and rodents.

Small as they may, insects such as cockroaches and rats can make their way into the desktop. Once they do find their way into your CPU, you can imagine the problems that they may cause such as:

1. Gnaw on wires
2. Leave a trail of waste that may affect chips and diodes
3. Short your entire CPU like power and other necessary operations that can hamper it from functioning properly.

But while you don’t have to buy the usual blockage parts that are not normally available since people rarely buy them, you can always use the traditional style of using tape to block them off. Rodent intrusion is a problem and you can just imagine what they can do. The only time you can perhaps check if any damage would be done may be when you hear some weird noise or worse, smell something foul.

It may not be a big issue but safeguarding the operating environment of your PC is important. One strand of tape can make all the difference.

Counting the Slot Allocation of Motherboards

At times, we find ourselves wanting to install a lot of PCI slot enabled peripherals to our computer. The list includes separate network adapters, capture devices, additional USB cards or even PCI video cards. Other than these, you can also throw in an internal modem or even other external devices that any computer owner may want. In short, the type of motherboard you use for your computer should complement the user who needs it. But sometimes, the matching game for motherboards in computers is not easy.

For one, people have preferences as far as brand. Brands normally have different specs and for manufacturers such as MSI or ASUS, this is one reason why they manufacture motherboards with different model codes. In short, these codes stand for something and it is all about how complex as far as chip accommodation and slots for PCI, AGP and memory would be configured. These are done for the advanced PC users who will always go for the more features to get the most out of their computers today.

The logic behind this is that the more slots you have, the better it is for other add-ons. Technical people want to have a motherboard that can be open to anything. There are issues such as resources and compatibility for some and having excess slots, whether used or not is a privilege for them.

For the standard use however it will not matter. Just pick out the brand you want and operate a computer the standard way. If there would be add-ons, by the time this comes there will already be a new one in the market perhaps for upgrade purposes by that time.