Black Friday 2017 PC Deals

Our annual Black Friday Sales event is back again, this year running now through 11/27. It’s by far our biggest sale of the year, meaning if you’ve been waiting for just the right time to pull the trigger on your next custom desktop or laptop, this is it. It’s time to treat yourself by getting some powerful hardware under the tree this year. Deals include: Our biggest instant coupons of the year – Up to $400 off Free Ground Shipping Free software and gaming bundles. Up to $350 value. Free LED lighting upgrades on select systems Free upgrade to 2-year warranty…

Features We’re Looking Forward to in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

As of today, Microsoft has begun rolling out the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10 via automatic updates. It’s a pretty major update with a nice set of new features which should add to your overall Windows experience. Here are our top four worth looking forward to. Story Remix – Story Remix is a unique new way to create new iterations of your favorite memories. Drop in video, pictures, and music, select some transitions, add some effects, and click a button. Story Remix creates for you a fresh new edit of your video. Great for home movies and baby pictures.…

Intel Coffee Lake vs Kaby Lake

With the release of their 8th Gen Core processors (also known as Coffee Lake), Intel has many PC users wondering if now might finally be the time to upgrade their older desktop. Though the performance advantages may make it clear cut for owners of older PCs, what about power users with more recent hardware? How closely do Coffee Lake (e.g. i7-8700k, i7-8700, i5-8600k etc) vs Kaby Lake (i7-7700km i7-7700, i5-7600k etc) compare? Read on for a breakdown of the key improvements which Coffee Lake have brought vs. Kaby Lake. Coffee Lake vs Kaby Lake Both Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake utilize…

8th Gen Intel Core Processors (Coffee Lake) Are Here!

Today we’re excited to be a part of another major Intel launch – the release of 8th Gen Intel Core Processors, formerly known as Coffee Lake. Featuring 6 cores, up to 12 threads, and up to 4.7 GHz of speed, 8th Gen Processors are designed to produce remarkable experiences in gaming, VR, and entertainment, allowing for gaming, recording, streaming, and more all at once. If you’ve been waiting for just the right time to upgrade, you may have found it. Read on to learn more about this incredible new family of processors. 8th Gen Intel Core Models and Specs At…

The HD360A – Our New Epyc Workstation

There’s been quite a bit of buzz in our industry around AMD’s Epyc processors. With up to 32 physical cores per chip, it’s easy to see why. But until recently that insane level of processing power was relegated to server and data center solutions. Now, we’re changing that. Introducing the ProMagix HD360A, the first and only AMD Epyc workstation on the market, available exclusively right here, from Velocity Micro. Powered by two Epyc processors at up to 32 cores/64 threads each, alongside professional grade GPUs, the ProMagix HD360A may not just be the most powerful desktop PC we’ve ever made (and it…

Configuring the Best AutoCAD Computer

The most popular Computer Aided Design (or CAD) software in the world is probably AutoDesk’s AutoCAD. Really, with AutoCAD, you’ll only be limited by your hardware, especially when working with complex designs. But with a seemingly endless number of component options to pick from, which should you choose for configuring the best AutoCAD Computer possible? Read on as we break down the options. Processor AutoCAD applications, whether they’re 2D designs or 3D models, are almost exclusively single threaded, meaning the application runs on a single processing core and does not take advantage of multiple cores or threads. For this reason,…

Configuring the Best Revit Computer

Autodesk Revit is designed for architects, structural engineers, and construction. To get the most out of this incredibly powerful software though, you’re going to need only the best hardware, optimally configured to your needs. At Velocity Micro, we’ve been building workstations optimized for Revit for over twenty years. One thing that’s unique about us vs. much of the large OEM competition is our custom build options which allow you to focus on the primary components needed for your specific workflow, maximizing the performance for your investment. The following post will provide an overview of what components to focus on when…

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Which is Which?

The following is a guest post from our friends at Laptop Ninja. Enjoy! Virtual reality has made tremendous gains in recent years, thanks to crucial contributions from the manufacturers and developers involved. Among the players that have done the most to propel the technology forward are Oculus and HTC, whose headsets are built specifically for those with a thirst for the best of VR. Buying either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive will require you to dig deep into your wallet, but if you’re hell-bent on experiencing top-quality virtual reality on your PC or laptop, they’re a worthy investment.…

Intel Core X-Series Processors – Now Available!

By now you may have heard – a new generation of Intel processors is on the way. You’ll see these referred to as Basin Falls, X299, Core i9, Skylake-X, or Kaby Lake-X but in short, they’re all different ways of talking about Core X-Series. But what does this mean for your next custom gaming or workstation PC build exactly? Should you wait for these new processors before buying your next PC? We’ll break down everything we know (or at least as much as we can reveal) in the following post. The new Core X-Series chipset – X299/Basin Falls First, let’s…

The Dangers of Ransomware

The Dangers of Ransomware

Though there are multiple threats to personal and organizational data, the most recent disclosed attack reported by the United States news agencies related to an advanced ransomware attack.  Wong (2015) discussed the attack against Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, in which a ransomware infection encrypted a large numbers of important medical records, effectively freezing hospital operations until a ransom was paid.  While multiple attempts were made to circumvent the attack, the end result is that the medical center had to pay roughly $17,000 United States dollars in ransom to recover their data (Everett, 2016).  Ransomware is a type of malicious software…