Saturday, 28 November 2015

New Budget PC - Late 2015

Found this article on for a budget PC:
Component type Recommended component Price
Processor Intel Core i3-6100
$125 (£107)
Motherboard AsRock Z170M Pro4S
$100 (£78)
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 (8GB)
$60 (£45)
Graphics card AMD Radeon R9 380 4GB
$195 (£183)
Power supply EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V
$40 (£41)
Primary storage Crucial BX100 250GB
$80 (£63)
Secondary storage Western Digital Blue HDD (1TB)
$52 (£40)
CPU cooler Arctic Alpine 11 Pro Rev. 2
$15 (£8)
Disc drive None $0 (£0)
Cases Cooler Master N200 (see below for more) $50 (£42)
$717 (£607)

This is a little out of the 'budget' price range. I remember that the previous article was a Pentium g3258 at a

much cheaper price. Found this from a recommended proper budget build:
$59.99Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core

$28.99MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150

$36.29Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866

$62.22Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" SSD

$79.98NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower

$0.00SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V

This is sooo much cheaper!! Just need a graphics card. He recommends a 380/380x, or 960. We'll see. Think I might just go for what I got last year: R9 270. Budget card of choice seems to be $106.98Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE
Also adding a Cooler from top as will be overclocking

Bought. Here's what I got:
1 x Intel Pentium Dual Core G3258 3.2GHz Socket 1150 3MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £45.82
1 x MSI H81M-P33 Socket 1150 VGA DVI 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard £25.82
1 x HyperX 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM Fury Series Blue £26.65
1 x Ace Black 120mm Fan 700W Fully Wired Efficient Power Supply £14.99
1 x Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 Dual Link DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card £72.49
1 x Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO 3 Heatpipes/1x92mm Fan CPU Air Cooler £16.24

Total: £242.43

Going to yoink an old case from who knows where, saved about £15.00

Saved money on PSU and case. He used stock cooler, I don't trust in them, especially when overclocking!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

If all links on the internet were nofollow links, where would that leave Google?

A Test for rel="nofollow" links and google PageRank

Just listening to Link Building in Depth with Peter Kent, specifically "Examining social networking links" explaining that Google has stated that a link with rel="nofollow" does not contribute to a pages PageRank. He goes on to say that they have also stated that it is up to the social network sites to manage which links are nofollows

Surely Google should manage which it thinks are worth looking at, as it is their search results that are affected. If all links on the internet were nofollow links, where would that leave Google?

It is an almost certainty that they do use links with rel="nofollow", they simply don't admit to it. A simple test would be:

Perhaps a more thorough test would be:
  1. To create two sites or pages, with the same 'unique content'.
  2. ONLY use nofollow links to get to one of the page from indexed sites (perhaps only Facebook)
  3. Finally do a search on Google
If the site which has the nofollow links is higher then the page with no links, then Google is using rel="nofollow" links