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…

How to Build the Best Gaming PC for Flight Sim X

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Believe it or not, Microsoft’s Flight Simulator (eventually called Microsoft Flight Simulator X) was first released on PC all the way back in 1982. Needless to say, what’s become the definitive flight simulator program has come a long way since those early days, with intricate scenery, real world weather, and lifelike physics.  Despite the most recent version having been released in 2006, Flight Simulator X is still one of the more hardware intensive games around. So what are the best areas to focus on to build the best possible gaming PC for running Flight Simulator X as well…

Announcing Our New Line of Laptops

Announcing Our New Line of Laptops

Today in accordance with CES, we’re excited to announce three all new customizable laptops, all built with our trademarked care and expertise, as well as a revamp of our popular NoteMagix M15 LE. These exciting new laptops are fully customizable to meet your needs, with new lower pricepoints to match any budget. The best part is no more waiting gaming – all Velocity Micro custom laptops will soon begin shipping in just three days. Below is an outline of our new offerings. Look for these to be available for purchase a little later this month! Raptor™ MX70 – starting at…

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…

How to transfer files to a new PC

So you’ve taken the plunge and purchased a new PC. It’s an exciting day. But what’s the best, most hassle-free way to transfer all those many gigabytes of files like pictures, video, programs, and settings to a new PC? The answer depends on the state of the old computer and your new OS. Let’s look at a few scenarios and solutions: Windows XP, Vista, or 7 to Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8.1 – Windows Easy Transfer If you’re moving data from an older – but still functional – Windows XP, Vista or 7 PC to a new Windows…

Retail vs. OEM components

Not all parts are created equal. Not all parts are good enough to make it into a Velocity Micro gaming PC. To understand why, we need to first briefly discuss the component manufacturing process. PC parts are produced in volume on large wafers of silicon and trimmed from those wafers to ultimately become CPUs, GPUs, and motherboards. Depending on where on this wafer they’re cut from, certain parts are simply of better quality – better performing, longer lasting, more efficient, etc. – as a result. Following production, parts must be qualified and rated for quality and performance. Lower performing parts…

Windows 10 – What We Know, What We Don’t

Windows 10 – What We Know, What We Don’t

As the availability of Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional come to a close, more attention begins to focus on the next OS from the team in Redmond – Windows 10. So what do we know about this new operating system? Will it improve on the shortcoming of Windows 8/8.1? And what’s still a mystery? What we know today Yes it’s Windows 10, not Windows 9 The first thing that Microsoft did during their preview was put the name rumors to bed. It won’t be called Windows One and Windows X. Even Windows 9, the logical next step forward from…

What You Need for the Best Sim Racing PC

What You Need for the Best Sim Racing PC

There’s no hotter e-sport right now than Sim Racing. By combining the dynamics of arcade style racing with the variables of tire wear, suspension, fuel economy, and vehicle damage of real world racing, Sim Racing creates a sophisticated simulation that takes users on the wildest of rides. Racers looking to prove that they’re the best can even compete with others from around the world in leagues and circuits. But just like with real racing, to be the best, you’ve got to have the best equipment, and that’s where we come in. Here’s what you need to get the best Sim…