Aluminum vs Steel Computer Cases Which is Better?

Choosing a gaming computer may be overwhelming, but most people have a lot of fun with it. When you shop with a company that custom builds their own systems, it’s even more exciting to be part of the process because you can add the features you want, omit the ones you don’t and customize the exterior design. While you’ll likely be bogged down with things like motherboards, CPUs, processors and graphics cards at some point in your search, one of the first questions that may pop up is, “What type of computer case is best: aluminum or steel?”  It’s an…

What is ECC RAM?

What is ECC RAM?

In a recent post about Intel Core i7 vs Xeon processors, we mentioned that one of the most appealing selling points of Xeon processors is the compatibility with ECC RAM. But what exactly is ECC RAM and who can benefit from it? Read on to learn more. What is ECC RAM? ECC stands for “Error Correcting Code.” It’s a specific type of memory that uses an extra module on the RAM stick itself to detect and correct internal data corruption before it leads to a catastrophic failure like a freeze or crash. See the illustration above. It maintains a memory…

Why Gaming PCs are More Affordable than You Think

Today’s video games are extremely demanding and have incredible graphics, so if you’re going to play them on your computer, you need a device that is capable of handling them. Plenty of gaming computers exist that can handle this level of game play, but they tend to come with a steep price tag. Is there any way that you can get a high-quality gaming PC without having to spend an entire month’s paycheck? Yes! It’s How You Buy Your System that Matters Gaming PCs are more affordable than people realize. You may think that pricing is based on the brand,…

How to Choose the Best Gaming Laptop

How to Choose the Best Gaming Laptop

A few weeks ago, we announced our new lineup of ultra-performance laptops. Built for speed and performance by the same team that crafts our award winning desktops, these new laptops are perfect for gaming, media creation, and other enthusiast activities. Now that they’ve begun shipping (ready in just three days, get yours!) we’ve put together the following list to help you choose the best gaming laptop for your needs and budget. Screen In 2015, it’s hard to imagine life before HD so if you go for anything less than a 1080p resolution screen, you’ll regret it. A backlit LED is…