How Much Power Supply do I Need?

How Much Power Supply do I Need?

Your desktop’s power supply converts the AC power from your home or office into the Direct Current that your PC needs to operate, then distributes that power to each component. So needless to say, it’s pretty mission critical. But what does an individual Power Supply’s wattage or its efficiency rating even mean? And how much wattage do you need in your next dream PC? Wattage and Efficiency To start, power supplies have two basic ratings to be concerned with – wattage and efficiency. The wattage is simple; it’s the maximum amount of power the supply can output when under a…

Say Hello to the GX3

Say Hello to the GX3

Today, we’re excited to announce our newest custom chassis – the GX3. Designed with the same focuses on aesthetics, cooling, performance, and expansion as our previous generation cases, the GX3 is as close to perfection as you can come. We’ve obsessed over every detail in the GX3 to ensure that it’s worthy of everything that Velocity Micro has come to represent – award winning distinction, precision engineering, and extreme PC performance. Features include: Up to Six Hard Drives in a tool-less hard drive cage for quick and easy swapping 240mm radiator, closed loop liquid cool capable for extreme overclocking of Devil’s…

7 Reasons Why Hardcore Gamers Choose PCs Over Consoles

Today’s gamers have a lot of options at their fingertips. Gaming PCs have always held strong, offering exceptional graphics, speed and flexibility. Now there are numerous consoles on the market that make gaming relaxing, too. Consoles allow gamers to detach themselves from the keyboard and mouse and enjoy a relaxing gameplay experience on the couch. But, even with all the hype surrounding gaming consoles, hardcore gamers continue to return to the older yet more reliable and predictable PCs. Why? Well, we have seven good reasons why. 1. PCs have better graphics. Hardcore gamers won’t accept subpar graphics, just as a…

8 Reasons PC Gaming is Better than Console Gaming

If you think a political debate is heated, ask any PC gamer and console gamer to explain why one type of gaming is better than the other. Both styles enhance the gaming experience in their own way, allowing gamers to feel connected and integrated with better graphics, fluid movements and crisp, clear audio. But today we’re here to talk about the PC gaming side of things and why it’s better than console gaming. 1. Improved Graphics Perhaps the most important component to any digital game is the way it looks. High-end gaming computers have been running games at high resolutions…

Want a Better Gaming Experience Meet the CPU

When searching for a new enthusiast gaming PC, CPU-related terms are used to describe the superiority of each product. Even though most moderately tech-savvy people have heard of a CPU, many can’t define what it is and how it will make a difference in their gaming experience. CPUs are in fact critical components in any computer and understanding what they are will help you choose the best option for your needs. CPU stands for central processing unit, which is a unit that processes instructions that are gathered from decoding the code in programs and files. It’s essentially the brains of…

When Should You Update Your Video Card

When your gaming computer can no longer run the latest games, it’s only natural that you would assume your video card or processor is to blame. If you’re like many gamers, you would handle the issue by purchasing a new video card and upgrading your computer. The trouble is that performance would only be improved slightly. What gives? As you probably know, the graphics card is the biggest factor in game performance and it can turn an amazing game into something out of this world. Unfortunately, you can’t just replace the video card to keep seeing the high-end results you…