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About a month ago, I finally decided that it was time to upgrade the Kaz Arts computer station .  It had been a long time since I had kept up with computer technology (since about the last time  I built a machine 6 years ago) and didn’t quite know where to begin.  So, what better place to go to for answers?  Good ‘ole dad, the electrical engineer and all around electronic and mechanical genius.  Which leads into an interesting story…

Ten years ago, Kaz Arts  (as it is known today) began as a customized computer consulting business.  My father and I were very much into computers and technology and we spec’ed out, designed, and put together computers for high-end video-editing, graphics use, and computer gamers.  One of our clients, a photographer, had asked if I knew how to use the Adobe Photoshop program.  As an early adopter of digital capture, I had been using Adobe Photoshop since version 3.0.  So I began training him in Adobe Photoshop, he spread the word to his friends, and the business sort of took off from there.  And here we are today…doing & teaching all aspects of photography, image processing, and image reproduction.

Back to the story of the computer now.  My father offered his suggestions, and I mixed-and-matched components with what fit into my *budget* for the building of this machine.  As with anything in life, things will always cost more and take longer than you always initially think they will.  But that was fine, as I foresee using this machine for as long as my previous machine was in use (6 years).  Here’s the general spec sheet:

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