Why You Need a Solid State Drive

Why You Need a Solid State Drive

Solid state drives hit the scene a few years ago and took our industry by storm. Uber-fast and extremely reliable, the only downside of these drives to be found was the price. But luckily for lovers of all things fast and powerful like us, those prices have come down to affordable levels for the average consumer. There’s no denying now that solid state drives are the biggest advancement our industry has seen in the past few years. And here’s why. Extreme Speed – Solid state drives deliver upwards of 500MBp/s read speeds – somewhere in the neighborhood of 5x-6x the…

Intel Launches Z97 and H97 Processors – So What’s the Difference?

Intel Launches Z97 and H97 Processors – So What’s the Difference?

With the launch of Intel’s Haswell-R processors (now available on our Edge and Vector series desktops!) has also come Intel 9 Series Chipsets, also known as Z97 and H97. There aren’t too many new features, at least compared to Intel’s previous chipset family, but let us clear up the confusion over these two options to help you choose which is best for your needs. Here’s a quick overview of the differences and similarities of these two new chipsets. Both Z97 and H97 Intel 9 Series Chipsets do bring several new advancements to the table, the following of which are available…

What you need for a GREAT gaming PC

What you need for a GREAT gaming PC

Since 1997, we’ve been building custom gaming PCs for enthusiasts through a process of expert craftsmanship, extreme attention to detail, and the use of only the best, most powerful parts. No one does what we do better. Here’s what we’ve learned through the years about what you need to build a GREAT gaming PC. Just focus your budget in these key areas in this order for maximum bang for the buck: A powerful video card – Easily the single most important aspect of a gaming PC, we usually recommend buying the best single GPU you can afford for your build…