Posted on

A quick read on SATA

This article is a special request from a friend of mine in Maryland.

SATA is a storage device interface, and has the following properties:

  1. The information is sent in a serial fashion, meaning one by one.
  2. It’s used for hard drives, solid state drives, CD drives, DVD drives, and more.
  3. It is easy to connect software and hardware wise, and provides fast data transfer speeds.
  4. It comes in numerous connector shapes and sizes depending on the application
  5. It came out in the year 2000 and is intended to replace the PATA standard.
  6. More can be found here.

If anyone has a tech blog post they want written, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bendy Computers either here or on our Bendy Computers Facebook Account.

Posted on

Why the new i9 macbook pro is too powerful

Remember our articles about cooling?  Remember Steve Jobs liking thin design with no fans?  Then after this read, you’ll understand why you shouldn’t buy the new Mac-book Pro with an i9 processor.

  1. Apple took it’s existing 15 inch chassis intended for i7 and put an i9 in it.
  2. The i9 processor from Intel is the most powerful consumer CPU yet, and has high thermal output.
  3. The i9 processor is very expensive, and that makes the new Mac-book Pro cost over $2800.
  4. The 15 inch chassis and fans can’t cool off the i9 CPU enough to meet the needs of the i9, thus it benchmarks not as well as a thicker windows machines.
  5. The same problem occurred in the first gen Xbox 360 consoles, and cost Microsoft and end users a good deal of time, money, and productivity that could be better spent.

We don’t recommend you buy a thin laptop with an i9 processor, these processors are power hungry and need bigger heat sinks and fans than most manufactures are willing to put in, thus making you the owner suffer when high heat warps motherboards and messes up your CPU and GPU.  Let us make you a proper i9 system made just for you with proper thermal management.

Posted on

Pros and cons of liquid cooled computers

  1. A liquid cooled system can perform better because the processor is cooled by liquid, not air.
  2. The heatsink is a bit more efficient, so the boards are less likely to warp due to excessive temperature difference on different regions of the boards.
  3. You literally have a series of tubes in your computer.


  1. It’s more expensive than air cooling.
  2. There’s always a risk of a spill or condensation that could cause a short.
  3. It’s not portable, it’s not easy to build, and it’s not easy to maintain.
Posted on

A Micro Read about Microprocessors

The 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processor is a limited edition 64 bit processor.  Why do you care?

  1. Introduced on June 8, 1978, the original 8086 was the first 16-bit processor and the first processor that ran the x86 instruction set.
  2. Your laptop most likely has a 64 bit processor, but the x64 chips can run stuff meant for x86 chips too.
  3. It has integrated graphics, which can help reduce total system cost if done right.
  4. It is limited edition.
  5. It comes in a cool box that we can let you keep.  Just never attempt to open your system, or damage could occur from accidental handling, which isn’t covered by us.  Just keep the box on a shelf to look at.
Posted on

Personal Rig Late 2017

Figured I might as well get this category going. We do build and sell computers, after all.

Go easy on me, guys, this is a 5-year-old build I have here. I built it with $400 as a Christmas present to myself. I think I did alright for $400 considering that these were good parts 5 years ago!

Name: Walter Cronkite
CPU: AMD FX-6300 (overclocked to 4.5 GHz)
Mobo: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 1866MHz CL9
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
PSU: Corsair CX600
Case: Apevia X-Sniper 2 Blue
Storage: 2x1TB Seagate Barracuda, 2TB Seagate FireCuda
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Things have gotten squirrely on me lately (probably due to the massive amount of modifications I’ve done to the OS), so I’ve been thinking about building a new PC for myself. Keep and eye on the blog for more updates!