Intel Core i7 Gaming Computer

Intel Core i7 system

Let’s Play! This system is built for gaming. With a mid-level video card in the GTX 1050Ti, this computer will play most games very smooth and fast.

  • In-Win PE689 ATX Mid Tower Case,  Front USB 3.0/Audio
  • Coolermaster 500 Watt 80+ Bronze ATX 12V Power Supply
  • Asus Prime X299-A DDR4 ATX w/Intel® X299 Chipset, 8 X SATA 6G, RAID, Audio, Gigabit LAN, 6 X USB 3.0, 4 X USB 3.1 (rear), M.2 Slot
  • Intel® Core i7 7700 3.6GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Quad Core CPU, Socket 1151, 8MB(8-Threads) (BX80662I76700)
  • 32Gb Ram – 2 X Kingston 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 SDRAM DIMM 288-Pin
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Phoenix Edition PCI-E w/ HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D
  • Sabrent 2.5″ Internal Card Reader-BLACK
  • Asus 24X Dual Layer Internal SATA DVD±RW OEM
  • Intel 545s Series 2.5″ 256GB SATA 6G Solid State Drive (C: primary)
  • Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6G w/ 64MB Cache (D:)
  • Microsoft Wired 600 Keyboard and Optical Wheelmouse USB Retail Box
  • MicroSoft Windows 10 OEM DVD w/Manual (64-Bit)
  • 2 Year Parts & Labour Warranty

$2349 Setup
(Add $75 to copy data from old computer and install customer software)

Intel Core i5 w/SSD System

Cochrane Computers Intel Core i5 system

Great home/business or entry level gaming computer. Just add a video card to make this a great little gamer system.

  • In-Win PE689 ATX Mid Tower Case, Front USB 3.0/Audio
  • Antec Earth Watts 380 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply
  • Asus H270M-PLUS/CSM DDR4 uATX w/Intel® H170 Chipset, 6 X SATA 6G, RAID, Audio, DVI-D+HDMI+VGA, Gigabit LAN, 7 X USB 3.1, M.2
  • Intel® Core i5 7400 3.0GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) Quad Core CPU, Socket 1151, 6MB (4-Threads)
  • 2 x Kingston 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 SDRAM DIMM 288-Pin (16G total)
  • Microsoft Wired 600 Keyboard and Optical Wheelmouse USB Retail Box
  • Sabrent 2.5″ Internal Card Reader-BLACK
  • Asus 24X Dual Layer Internal SATA DVD±RW OEM
  • Intel 545s Series 2.5″ 256GB SATA 6G Solid State Drive (C: primary)
  • Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6G w/ 64MB Cache (D: storage)
  • MicroSoft Windows 10 OEM DVD w/Manual (64-Bit)
  • 2 Year Parts & Labour Warranty

$1299 Setup.
(Add $75 to copy data from old computer and install customer software)

Make this computer into an entry level gaming computer… just add a video card.

Asus GTX1030 video card
Asus GTX1030 Add $129.99
Gigabyte GTX1050
GeForce GTX 1050 2GB PCI-E w/ HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI – Add $179.99

Intel Core i3 Home/Business system

Intel Core i3 SSD System

25 Second Boot Up!

  • In-Win PE689 ATX Mid Tower Case, Front USB 3.0/Audio
    SPI/Powerman 350 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply
  • Asus B250M-C/CSM DDR4 uATX w/Intel B150, 6 X SATA 6G, Audio, DVID+HDMI+VGA, Gigabit , 6 X USB 3.0,M.2 (SATA/PCIe),M.2 (x4 PCIe)
  • Intel Core i3 7100 3.9GHz Dual Core CPU, Socket 1151, 3MB (4-Threads
  • Kingston 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 SDRAM DIMM 288-Pin
  • Microsoft Wired 600 Keyboard and Optical Wheelmouse USB Retail Box
  • Asus 24X Dual Layer Internal SATA DVD±RW
  • Intel 545s Series 2.5″ 256GB SATA 6G Solid State Drive (C: primary drive)
  • Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6G w/ 64MB Cache (D: storage)
  • MicroSoft Windows 10 OEM DVD w/Manual (64-Bit)
  • 2 Year Parts & Labour Warranty

$999 Setup.
(Add $75 to copy data from old computer and install customer software)

Windows 10 Privacy settings

You just got your new computer running Windows 10.  You open your browser to search for a place to grab lunch, and Bing already knows your location. You notice that all the banner ads are geared toward your secret knitting hobby. And when you open Cortana to ask what’s going on, she knows your name and the embarrassing nickname your mother calls you.

This may seems like a stretch, but you’d be surprised by the amount of personal information Windows 10 collects from its users—information including phone numbers, GPS location, credit card numbers, and even video and audio messages. Of course, Microsoft’s privacy statement outlines all the data that is collected, and you agreed to this when you downloaded Windows 10 and checked the terms of service.

In this Age of the Unread Terms of Service Agreement, it’s important to, well, read the ToS. It’s too easy for our technologies to gather personal information without our realizing it. Microsoft is far from the only perpetrator, but since it just delivered us an exciting new operating system, it’s time to dig into those settings.

If you purchased your new computer from Cochrane Computers, all these settings have been set for you.

Turning Off the Tracking

First things first: Head to your privacy settings. Hit Start, then finding Settings, then clicking Privacy. From the Privacy menu you can alter how your computer uses the information from your location, microphone, camera and so on. While in the Privacy menu, you’ll want to click Feedback & Diagnostics and change the Feedback Frequency to “never” and Diagnostic and Usage Data to “basic.” Doing this will help prevent Microsoft from gathering random information.

Guard Your Browser History

Edge sends your Internet browsing history to Microsoft in order to “help Cortana personalize your experience.” You can turn this off by clicking on the ellipsis button in the top right corner of Edge, then go to Settings > Advanced Settings > View Advanced Settings, and under Privacy and Services turn off “Have Cortana Assist Me in Microsoft Edge.” And while you’re in the Privacy and Services menu, make sure you turn off “use page prediction to speed up browsing, improve reading, and make my overall experience better” (which is an incredible title for a default setting).  Personally, I don’t use edge. If Cochrane Computers setup your system you will have the choice of Internet Explorer or Chrome installed. Edge will be hidden.

Don’t Get Tricked Into Creating a Microsoft Account

Windows 10 also prompts you by default to create a Microsoft account, but you should probably skip this if you are concerned about your private information. Not creating an account will keep your activity and information local to your computer, while having an account will create a link for Microsoft to piece all of the metadata it gathers back to your identity. Before creating a Microsoft account, be sure to read up on its privacy policy.

In order to delete or manage your Microsoft account go to Settings > Accounts > Your Account. From here you can change from a Microsoft account to a local account.

Freshbooks – Invoice Software That Saves You Time

FreshBooks makes small business invoicing and billing so simple, you’ll be amazed at the time you have to focus on doing what you love and how much faster you get paid. Who would have thought invoice software could do that?

FreshBooks makes creating professional looking invoices for your business ridiculously easy. It’s simple to create and customize your invoice, add your logo and personalize your thank you email. Your clients will be wowed.

No more chasing clients for checks or waiting in the line at the bank. Let your clients pay you online and get paid up to 11 days faster.

From sending reminders to securely charging your client’s credit card, you can automate as much (or as little) of your business with FreshBooks. Let FreshBooks follow-up with clients so you can focus your time on what matters most.

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Freshbooks

Velocity Networks Rural High Speed Internet

Velocity Networks

Velocity Networks Inc. is a Wireless High Speed Internet Provider, servicing the areas of Cremona, Westbrook, Madden, Cochrane Lakes, Ghost Village, Beaupre and the Town of Cochrane. We are a “small” company with big ideas of what the internet should be, because we use it too! Velocity Networks takes pride in offering high speed internet to our neighbors, friends and the community that we live in.

Why Choose Velocity?

  • NO DATA LIMITS
  • NO DATA CONTRACTS
  • Affordable
  • Dependable
  • Reliable
  • Live Technical Support
  • New technology
  • Pay Online, with a credit card or using cheques
  • and Much More!

Velocity Networks Inc. can offer residential packages up to 25 Mbps.. watch movies, download music… fast!

Velocity Networks

Avast Internet Security

I have been using Avast free anti-virus on customers computers for about 3 years now without any issues. This is a great little software that is very effective at catching viruses, especially in your email. The full Internet Security just adds those extra layers of protection that are highly recommended for todays internet. Ron.

What’s yours is yours – and we keep it that way. Our Internet Security now has an extra layer of anti-ransomware protection, for your important files and photos.

Avast

Last Frontier Auto

This is the first post for Cochrane businesses that we personally use and recommend.

Last Frontier Auto, James and Kelly, have been servicing my cars for the past 8 years and you can’t ask for better, more honest people.  As most of you know, I am in a wheelchair. James will not let me drop my car off and get a ride. He goes the extra mile to come to my work, pick up my car, work on it then bring it back to me. Can you ask for better service?

If you are looking for a great mechanic that gives it to you straight, look no farther than Last Frontier Auto in Cochrane.

Last Frontier Automotive
Last Frontier Automotive Repair Cochrane Alberta