3 Ways to Dispose of an Old Desktop

3 Ways to Dispose of an Old Desktop

So you’ve taken the plunge and put your hard earned money toward a shiny new custom PC. Awesome! But now you’ve come to a new dilemma – what to do with that dusty old, outdated box? Here are 3 ways to safely dispose of an old desktop in an environmentally friendly and economical manner. *Tip – Before transferring ownership or disposing of a PC in any way, make sure you’ve first taken care to remove personal data from the hard drive(s). Follow these steps to wipe your drive. Upgrade – If your desktop is simply running slower than it used…

What’s the Difference Between an Extreme Gaming PC and Regular PC?

The home computer industry is immense, which means diversity is never lacking. While this is certainly an advantage, it also makes it more complicated to choose a computer, especially if you are a hardcore gamer who depends on certain specifications. At the very least, you need your games to run smooth, but is it really necessary to invest in an extreme gaming PC? What’s the difference between that and a regular PC? A few years ago, the biggest difference between an average computer and a gaming computer was that the latter had newer technology and more power. Today is different.…

Why the Form Factor is Important

Why the Form Factor is Important

If you’re currently in the market for a new gaming PC or workstation PC, you may be overwhelmed with the bevy of choices and options that are out there. And though certain specs may be the same from builder to builder, one of the key differentiators that makes certain brands stand out above others is the form factor. But how much does the form factor matter? Is it really that important? Truth is yes, it matters a lot, and here’s why: Cooling As someone assumingly in the market for a high end PC, cooling ability should be one of your…

4K Gaming – The Next Frontier

4K Gaming – The Next Frontier

When we saw the first mainstream 4K displays a few years ago at CES, we knew they were something really special. The clarity and color made what we thought was the perfection of 1080p look like an old tube television from days gone by. But the price. Ugh. The price put these first gen 4K displays well outside the reach of Average Joe PC Buyer. But thankfully prices have come down over the past few years to a level that’s not just affordable, but now downright attractive, making all of that high pixel density goodness available to the masses. It’s…