Advantages of Pre-Built Gaming PC

Pre-built PC’s used to be the primary way everyday consumers purchased their computers. However, over the last 10 years the custom PC market has grown dramatically. Recently with the rise of crypto currency mining, and a RAM shortage we have seen the cost of building your own PC skyrocket. Costs have jumped to the point that it is no longer practical for any regular consumers to build their own machines. While in the past big box retailers have damaged the reputation of Pre-built systems, boutique manufacturers like Velocity Micro are working hard to change that. There are several advantages the…

Gaming Computer Towers

When looking for a gaming computer or computer parts, picking out the right tower can be difficult at times. There are tons of options and form factors available, but what is best option for you? Choosing a Gaming Tower The first thing to consider when looking for a gaming computer tower is how powerful you need your PC to be. Larger cases can accommodate more powerful systems and cooling. Gaming Tower Options by Sizes: ATX Super Tower ATX Full Tower ATX Mid Tower MicroATX Tower Mini-ITX Super Towers: ATX Super Tower cases are designed to accommodate ultra high-end liquid cooled…

SFF Gaming PC

If you are in the market for a new PC, the term SFF may have popped up in your search for information. SFF or “Small Form Factor” PC’s are compact systems designed to fit into tight spaces or offer levels of portability not found in typical full-sized desktop gaming computers. The compact nature of SFF PC’s can be very enticing, but they usually come with some tradeoffs. SFF PC Components When building one of these systems, a little more time and effort must be spent selecting the components due to the space constraints. While there is no compatibility rule book…

Liquid Cooled Gaming PC

When looking for a gaming PC, you typically have two options. Air Cooling or Liquid Cooling. There are some advantages to both, however high-end system typically stick with liquid cooling for its superior performance and flexibility. Pros & Cons of Liquid Cooled Gaming PCs You may be trying to make a final decision on what type of cooling system you want to go with for your new gaming PC. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of liquid coolers. Pros of Liquid Cooling Temperatures High end liquid cooling systems typically offer the best thermal performance of any mainstream…

Build Your Own Gaming Laptop

Build Your Own Gaming Laptop There are tons of options available online if you are looking to build gaming PC, but what if you are in the market for a gaming laptop? There aren’t a ton of DIY gaming laptop options out there. You could pick up a laptop shell, then try to piece together parts from around the internet. Or you could grab a kit and build a Raspberry PI based laptop to play old emulators games. Both options will result in a clunky, unpolished system that most likely won’t even be close to what you were will need…

Dual PC Streaming Guide

It’s no secret that game streaming is huge business these days, with tons of streamers trying to set themselves apart from the competition to show off their talents and build their audiences. One great way to do that is with a dual PC streaming set up – essentially using two separate PCs, one for gaming and the other for broadcasting. The process to configure this type of setup can be a little tricky, so we’ve put together this handy guide in conjunction with Khaljiit, one of the hottest streamers going these days, to make it simple. Why Dual PC Streaming…

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Which is Which?

The following is a guest post from our friends at Laptop Ninja. Enjoy! Virtual reality has made tremendous gains in recent years, thanks to crucial contributions from the manufacturers and developers involved. Among the players that have done the most to propel the technology forward are Oculus and HTC, whose headsets are built specifically for those with a thirst for the best of VR. Buying either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive will require you to dig deep into your wallet, but if you’re hell-bent on experiencing top-quality virtual reality on your PC or laptop, they’re a worthy investment.…

Computers Becoming Obsolete Quickly Is Passé

  Hello PC shopper land, I am Dave, your friendly neighborhood PC sales exec. I wanted to quickly go over a common misconception (or rather, common knowledge turned myth) when buying a PC from a high end builder like us. My fellow sales execs and I often hear “I don’t want my PC to be obsolete in 2 years” or even the self-defeating “I know this will be obsolete 6 months from now” when talking to customers. While this was true about a decade ago, here in 2017 it couldn’t be further from the truth. While new tech is often…

Benefits of Buying a Prebuilt Gaming Computer

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Hardcore gamers have two options when it comes to buying a gaming computer: custom built or prebuilt. Both have their advantages. Custom-built PCs allow users to pick and choose exactly what goes into the system, whereas prebuilt gaming systems are built for performance. In this post, we are going to explore the benefits to choosing a prebuilt gaming computer.   Great for all Levels Whether you’re a beginning or advanced gamer, prebuilt gaming systems are available for every need. Entry-level gamers have a general knowledge of gaming machines and hardware, but assembling a system from scratch will prove…

How to Keep Your Computer Cool While Gaming

When you play games on your computer, does it get loud and hot? This can definitely take away from the gameplay experience! So what’s going on? Your gaming computer contains hundreds of parts and components. When these parts are running, they generate heat – and a lot of it. As long as your gaming computer is well-constructed, it should be moving most of this heat out of the case using the fans. If the fans aren’t working properly, the temperature can turn extreme and cause potential damage to your PC. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you…