Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

February 27, 2009

Build the Perfect PC! Step by step guide

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 7:29 pm

I enjoy building my own PCs, it’s the only way to go in my opinion. Never buy a Dell/HP desktop when you can build one yourself. There is a joy in DIY (do it yourself). Hopefully this post will be helpful to you!

Maximum PC posted a feature on how to build the “Perfect PC”. I will link to the individual sections:

Next is the best part, actually building the computer. The steps are fairly basic and you mainly need a Philips screwdriver. Just follow these easy steps.

Then if you really, really, really want to, you can overclock your machine to increase the performance. Here’s what you need to know about overclocking. And for each CPU: Core 2 overclocking, Core i7 overclocking and AMD overclocking.

How to buy the hardware? Most of it can be (hopefully) found in the local computer stores. In Riyadh you can find them at the “Computer Haraj” in Olaya. Softland carries most of these hardware since they import them directly to Saudi Arabia. But they are not cheap. The other solution is ordering it online and ship it using Aramex (Crapamex) or myus.

April 4, 2007

Sad Tales of a Painful Saudi Tech Market

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 10:30 am

I found this interesting article on the Arab Times. An interesting view of the Saudi technology market from the CEO of Jamal Al-Jassim Electronics, known for being the biggest LG provider in Saudi Arabia.

“Today I have a shipment that has been waiting for one month in Dubai for the SASO documents. And in regards to product variety, let’s say I want to bring ten units, just ten units of a notebook, I have to spend SR10,000 just for checking them and getting them approved. For what are they approved? Nothing. They will just look at it and say it’s a nice notebook. Then for those ten notebooks I would have to pass the cost of the SASO license along at a cost of SR1,000 extra per notebook.”

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