NAR Design does Movember

NAR Design does Movember - donate now!

It’s Movember and time to focus on men’s health. To show our commitment, Rob is donating his face to the cause by growing a moustache for the entire month of November, and need your support. Rob’s Mo will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for prostate cancer and male mental health.

I’m asking you to support my Movember efforts by making a donation by either:

  • Donating online at:
  • Writing a cheque payable to ‘Movember’, referencing my Registration ID: 5230753 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 60, East Melbourne, VIC, 8002

If you’d like to find out more about the type of work you’d be helping to fund by supporting Movember, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website:
Thank you in advance for supporting my efforts to change the face of men’s health.

Rob Mader

Make a Brighter Christmas for Locals

A Brighter Christmas NAR Designs Country Business MumsIt’s Anti-Poverty Week this week and NAR Design’s Country Business Mums group has decided to ’Make a Brighter Christmas for Locals’ by donating gifts and non-perishable food items to people in need in our community with the help of local charity organisations.

Making a Brighter Christmas is open to all members of the community and we encourage as many people as possible to participate so please download the flyer to forward onto your contacts.


Ideas for gifts include:

  • Non-perishable food e.g. a packet of flour (a small thing but very useful)
  • Soap, shampoo or other hygiene items
  • Books
  • Toys
  • A gift for a 12-16 year old boy or girl as they struggle to get enough of those

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Custom gaming PC built to spec

gaming build componentsA while ago a client came to NAR Design with some very specific details of the gaming PC that he wanted to build.

We worked through each individual part and suggested some changes including the use of an Intel 330 SSD (Solid State Drive) and the Seasonic PSU (power supply).

The build was for both performance and aesthetics – it needed to look good and perform well so the use of the giant BitFenix Shinobi XL case with side window was chosen. This case has two 230mm fans, one in the front and one in the top as well as a 120mm fan in the back, however the choice of the Corsair H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler meant that one of the 230mm fans would be removed.

Choosing the “K” model Intel i5 processor that is unlocked for overclocking allows plenty of room for tweaking and combining this with liquid cooling provides the best opportunity for stable performance.

After discussions around GTX670 model graphics cards the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 was chosen due to its clean lines.

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Trend Micro™ Worry-Free™ Business Security Services

Your computers are protected wherever they’re connected.Trend Micro Worry Free Security provided by NAR Design

Worry-Free Business Security Services protects your desktops and laptops wherever they’re connected – in the office, at home, or on the road.

It’s hosted and maintained by Trend Micro security experts, with constant threat updates from the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, so your computers are secure day and night.

With security as a service from Trend Micro, you don’t have to worry about spyware, data leaks, identity theft, server maintenance, or security updates – they’re all automatically managed for you by Trend Micro hosted security.

And it’s easy to setup. Just (1) register, (2) login, and (3) connect. Get peace of mind so your business can focus on what you do best – taking care of your clients.

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Microsoft release new logo

Amidst a flurry of announcements including the release of Windows 8, the Microsoft Surface tablet, Windows Server 2012, the new Office and, Microsoft has produced a new company logo – the first in 25 years.

The new Microsoft logo - NAR Design

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Windows 8 is coming!

The new operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8 is coming soon. But don’t let that put you off an upgrade now with Windows 7 – we’ve got you covered.

Windows 8 upgrade offer from NAR Design

If you buy a new computer or laptop with Windows 7 you can register and upgrade to Windows 8 Pro when it is released for just $14.99.

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NAR Design presents Country Business Mums’ High Tea 24th August at Eldredge Vineyards

NAR Design Country Business Mums High Tea August 24 2012 at Eldredge VineyardsJoin us for a High Tea inspired lunch … quirky, kitsch and a lot of fun.

Friday 24th August, 11am at Eldredge Vineyards in Spring Gully near Clare.

Do you feel like no matter how hard you work in your business or job you still come home to cooking and cleaning like a 1950’s housewife?

Well, let’s embrace the domestic goddess within and have a fun day out with the girls. Come along in your best apron or retro frock if you feel like getting into the spirit of things (optional).

Plenty of sweet and savoury treats, bubbly and of course, tea.

Have fun networking, meet some great people and promote yourself and your business all while having some ‘time out’ for yourself.

There will be prizes, special offers and lunch for only $33.

Get in quick as places are limited. Please RSVP by 17th August – – 0433 205 661

You can also download the flyer to email on to others.

A Bit about Country Business Mums:

Being a mum in business has a lot of unique challenges whether you own your own business, have a partnership, a hobby business at home or you’re the woman behind your husband’s success.

Country Business Mums provide a fantastic opportunity to meet other mums in business, share stories and experiences, get advice, promote your business and build a support network.

Keep in touch with this event via the NAR Design Facebook page.

Microsoft announce “Surface” tablet

Microsoft Surface tablet to be released with Windows 8Microsoft have released details on their new tablet to compete against Apple’s iPad and the range of Android based tablets on the market.

The new Microsoft made hardware will be released with Windows 8 and Windows RT later this year.

Two models will be available – one running an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and one with a third-generation Intel Core processor featuring Windows 8 Pro.

The Windows 8 Pro model is expected to take off in the corporate sphere, with integration with Windows server platforms it will fill the gap between tablet and Ultrabook.

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