Geforce vs Quadro – What’s the Difference?

  Another of the frequently asked questions we get when custom configuring a PC or workstation for a customer is which NVIDIA GPU option is best – Geforce vs Quadro. Which GPU is the best value? And which option is best suited for what applications? Let’s go over some of the differences, Pros, and Cons of both Geforce and Quadro. Geforce Pros Faster clock speeds – Dollar for dollar, Geforce cards generally offer faster GPU clock speeds in the 10-20% range. For example, the Geforce GTX 1070 features a boost clock speed of 1683 MHz while the more expensive Quadro…

Web Security and Password Best Practices

Time for a password refresh! Within the past two weeks, over 1 million decrypted passwords for some of the most popular mail and social media sites have been placed for sale on the Deep Web.  What this means for you is that there is a chance that your information is unknowingly available for sale.  A few of the sites involved in this data sale include gMail, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Last.FM. An Australian security researcher has instituted a Website to allow you to see if any of your eMail accounts or usernames have been involved in a breach incident.  This…

Ryzen 7 vs. Intel Benchmarks – Welcome Back, AMD!

You don’t have to go too far back in the annals of CPU history to remember when AMD was a major challenger to the performance crown and the choice of many a savvy gamer. But over the past few years, the gap between AMD and Intel has grown wider, with AMD relegated almost exclusively to budget PC builds and consoles like the PS4. With Ryzen 7’s release, that all changes. Based on AMD’s hugely hyped “Zen” architecture, the 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 is the first round of a whole new processor family with intentions of shaking up the industry and finally…

Best Computers and Worth It

Best Computers and Worth It When shopping for a PC, many people compare us to Alienware (Dell) and HP, and when you first think about this comparison, it seems like Apples to Apples. After all we both make computers. Not everything is always as it seems, though. While we both make computers, we are very different. Much like comparing Porsche to Kia. Both are vehicle manufacturers, both travel from point A to B most days and they both have 4 wheels but they aren’t the same quality, nor are they the same price. In this instance, we would be the…

Announcing the RennSeat Pro Driving Simulator

  At CES in January, we announced one of our most ambitious projects yet – the RennSeat Pro, a custom driving simulator for ultimate gaming and iRacing. Now, we’re just as excited to announce it’s officially available for purchase. Fully configurable with surround sound, a selection of premium peripherals ,and powered by a custom Velocity Micro desktop, the RennSeat Pro is perfect for extreme gaming, racing sim enthusiasts, or those serious about iRacing. Check out some live gameplay from our offices: Learn more about the RennSeat Pro and configure yours here.

Computers Becoming Obsolete Quickly Is Passé

  Hello PC shopper land, I am Dave, your friendly neighborhood PC sales exec. I wanted to quickly go over a common misconception (or rather, common knowledge turned myth) when buying a PC from a high end builder like us. My fellow sales execs and I often hear “I don’t want my PC to be obsolete in 2 years” or even the self-defeating “I know this will be obsolete 6 months from now” when talking to customers. While this was true about a decade ago, here in 2017 it couldn’t be further from the truth. While new tech is often…

Kaby Lake vs. Skylake – Making the Case for Intel NEW 7th Gen Core Processors

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup] Earlier this month, Intel released its 7th Generation Core Processor (time flies doesn’t it?) aka Kaby Lake. There’s already been a ton of press coverage on the new chip’s performance, but from an end user’s perspective, what are the real world advantages of Kaby Lake vs. Skylake, its predecessor? Background Since the first Core processors, Intel has followed what they call a “Tick-Tock” engineering model. The “Tick” is a new shrinking of the chip’s microarchitecture (usually referred to in nanometers) with the following “Tock” being refinement and improvement of that new architecture. With this model, every second…

Benefits of Buying a Prebuilt Gaming Computer

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Hardcore gamers have two options when it comes to buying a gaming computer: custom built or prebuilt. Both have their advantages. Custom-built PCs allow users to pick and choose exactly what goes into the system, whereas prebuilt gaming systems are built for performance. In this post, we are going to explore the benefits to choosing a prebuilt gaming computer.   Great for all Levels Whether you’re a beginning or advanced gamer, prebuilt gaming systems are available for every need. Entry-level gamers have a general knowledge of gaming machines and hardware, but assembling a system from scratch will prove…

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Computer

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]With the holidays around the corner, you might be thinking about buying a new gaming computer. To ensure that you are happy with your purchase, determine your needs and what is most important to you. Having realistic expectations is also smart, as gaming computers can be incredibly expensive. Below are a few mistakes to avoid making when buying a new computer or workstation PC. Mistake #1. Not buying based on your needs. Some shoppers purchase high end gaming computers just because they have all the latest features. But if you’re not going to use that touchscreen or you…

Thanksgiving vs Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: When to Shop for Gaming Computers

Years ago, if you wanted to score a great deal on a gaming PC before the holidays, you would have shopped on Black Friday. Today, you not only have Black Friday but also Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Not to mention, Black Friday is an entire season these days rather than a single day. So if you’re looking to buy a new gaming computer, which is the best day to shop on: Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Which Shopping Day Gives the Best Discounts? According to research from DealNews.com, if you only have one day to shop it should be…