Build a Computer Online

Build a Computer Online

Build a Computer Online With current RAM and GPU pricing, it is often impractical to build a PC yourself. You may think that having a custom PC built for you online would be difficult. Luckily Velocity Micro can help simplify the process. There are a few things that you should consider when looking to build a computer online. What are you planning on using your system for? What components do you need? What is your price range? There many different types of PC’s that can be built to handle a wide variety of tasks. Some common PC types Include: Gaming…

X299 vs Z370 Chipset – Which is best?

Intel currently offers two different chipsets targeting enthusiasts – X299 and Z370. If you’re in the market for a new custom PC based on Intel’s platforms, whether it be a DIY build or prebuilt system like one of ours, one of the first decisions to make is which of those chipsets is right for you. Read on to learn more about X299 vs Z370. Socket/Supported Processors The primary difference when comparing X299 vs Z370 is the socket and the processors they support. X299 uses the LGA 2066 socket which supports Intel’s Core X Series processors (previously known as Skylake-X and…

Spectre and Meltdown Exploits – How are you affected?

Much has been made in the press around the Spectre and Meltdown bugs specific to the CPU in the past week. There is quite a bit of overblown sensationalist information floating around regarding these and other exploits, so we thought it important to briefly discuss how this may affect current and future PC purchases. These bugs are only viable under certain circumstances within specific environments.  To be clear, neither of these exploits are hardware flaws – they are exploits in attempts to read theoretically protected memory.  This does not mean that anyone can read your hard drive or other areas outside of…

How important is RAM speed?

We’re often asked questions about RAM speed, what we recommend, and how important it is for certain applications like gaming. The answer is a little more complicated than simply higher number = better. So what is it exactly and how important is RAM speed? Read on to learn more. What is RAM speed? To start, RAM speed is a bit of a misnomer, so let’s first clarify some terms. How fast your system RAM performs is actually dependent on several factors which include the frequency, bandwidth, total number of channels, quantity, dual data rate (DDR), latency, and even the speed/gen…

NVMe vs. M.2 vs. SATA – What’s the Difference?

One of the bigger breakthroughs for PC hardware in modern memory has been the solid state drive. And with data transfer speeds many multiples of traditional 7200 RPM and even 10,000 RPM drives, it’s easy to see why. Not only are boot and shut down speeds much faster with SSDs, but all aspects of the system are sped up as well. We highly recommend them. But what about NVMe SSDs, how do they differ from standard SATA drives? And do all M.2 drives classify as NVMe? Read on while we break down the differences between NVMe vs. M.2 vs. SATA.…

Black Friday 2017 PC Deals

Our annual Black Friday Sales event is back again, this year running now through 11/27. It’s by far our biggest sale of the year, meaning if you’ve been waiting for just the right time to pull the trigger on your next custom desktop or laptop, this is it. It’s time to treat yourself by getting some powerful hardware under the tree this year. Deals include: Our biggest instant coupons of the year – Up to $400 off Free Ground Shipping Free software and gaming bundles. Up to $350 value. Free LED lighting upgrades on select systems Free upgrade to 2-year warranty…

Features We’re Looking Forward to in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

As of today, Microsoft has begun rolling out the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10 via automatic updates. It’s a pretty major update with a nice set of new features which should add to your overall Windows experience. Here are our top four worth looking forward to. Story Remix – Story Remix is a unique new way to create new iterations of your favorite memories. Drop in video, pictures, and music, select some transitions, add some effects, and click a button. Story Remix creates for you a fresh new edit of your video. Great for home movies and baby pictures.…

Intel Coffee Lake vs Kaby Lake

With the release of their 8th Gen Core processors (also known as Coffee Lake), Intel has many PC users wondering if now might finally be the time to upgrade their older desktop. Though the performance advantages may make it clear cut for owners of older PCs, what about power users with more recent hardware? How closely do Coffee Lake (e.g. i7-8700k, i7-8700, i5-8600k etc) vs Kaby Lake (i7-7700km i7-7700, i5-7600k etc) compare? Read on for a breakdown of the key improvements which Coffee Lake have brought vs. Kaby Lake. Coffee Lake vs Kaby Lake Both Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake utilize…

8th Gen Intel Core Processors (Coffee Lake) Are Here!

Today we’re excited to be a part of another major Intel launch – the release of 8th Gen Intel Core Processors, formerly known as Coffee Lake. Featuring 6 cores, up to 12 threads, and up to 4.7 GHz of speed, 8th Gen Processors are designed to produce remarkable experiences in gaming, VR, and entertainment, allowing for gaming, recording, streaming, and more all at once. If you’ve been waiting for just the right time to upgrade, you may have found it. Read on to learn more about this incredible new family of processors. 8th Gen Intel Core Models and Specs At…

The HD360A – Our New Epyc Workstation

There’s been quite a bit of buzz in our industry around AMD’s Epyc processors. With up to 32 physical cores per chip, it’s easy to see why. But until recently that insane level of processing power was relegated to server and data center solutions. Now, we’re changing that. Introducing the ProMagix HD360A, the first and only AMD Epyc workstation on the market, available exclusively right here, from Velocity Micro. Powered by two Epyc processors at up to 32 cores/64 threads each, alongside professional grade GPUs, the ProMagix HD360A may not just be the most powerful desktop PC we’ve ever made (and it…