New Video: MP Server Build - Part 3: Power Under the Hood
MP Server Series: Part 3: Power Under the Hood: In this video, Joe talks about choosing the right critical components for your SOHO Server build. First, learn to choose which type of system you are going to build (server, desktop, or mobile platform). Then understand the critical components needed, including: CPU, Motherboard, RAM, and a video card / GPU.

MP Server Specs:
CPU: AMD FX 6300 AM3+: | HERE |
MB: Gigabyte M5A78L-M: | HERE |
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9: | HERE |
GPU: Onboard

What will you be using under the hood in your build?
New Video: MP Server Build - Part 2: Server Case and Cooling
MP Server Series: Part 2: Server Case and Cooling: All computer builds, server or desktop, start with the case. In this video, Joe talks about choosing the right server case for your needs, things to keep in mind when picking a case, and managing airflow with quiet / efficient fans.
Products in this video:
ARK IPC-3U380D 3U Server Case: | HERE |
Noctua NF-S12B (120mm): | HERE |
Noctua NF-R8 (80mm): | HERE |
Noctua NF-A6x25 (60mm): | HERE |

Noctua Website: | HERE |

What case are you going to use for your SOHO Server? Are you leaving the fans stock?
New Video Series: MP Server Build - Part 1: Why Build a SOHO Server
MP Server Series: Part 1: Why Build a SOHO (Small Office Home Office) Server? Today, digital assets consume a lot of physical media space. And, safeguarding your data is extremely important, regardless of pro / amatuer status. In this video series, the team will take you through a comprehensive tutorial on building a SOHO server. Part 1 of this series discuss the main reasons to invest in a server, and, a brief overview of what is to come.
New Video: Metro Monday- 011- New 5D3 Firmware and The Decisive Moment
Metro Monday Show #11 (04/29/2013). This week on the Monday Show, Joe and Mike discuss the new Canon 5D Mk III 1.2.1 Firmware, the future of the EOS-M and Rumors of Canon's new products, along with upcoming content. In the last segment this week, Mike and Joe talk about The Decisive Moment. When do you use the Decisive moment? What New features do you want to see in the New EOS-M?

Canon 5d Mk. III 1.2.1 Firmware Download: | HERE |
New Video: Metro Monday- 010- NAB 2013 and LR 5 Beta
Metro Monday Show #10 (04/22/2013). This week on the Monday Show, Joe and Mike talk about the NAB 2013 show, new content on the website, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta.

What do you want to see in the final release of Lightroom 5?

Blackmagic Production Camera 4k:
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera:
Canon #1 DSLR System for 10 years:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta:

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