Touch Screen Laptops: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Thinking about getting a new laptop computer? One of the cool features that many new laptops have these days is a touch screen. We use touch screens all day long on our smartphones and tablets, so why wouldn’t we want the same for our gaming computers? Well, not so fast. Touch screens look pretty neat, but there are things you’ll want to consider before making your purchase. We’d hate to see you pay more for a feature you won’t like. Let’s talk about the pros and cons to touch screens and whether one is right for your computer needs.  …

Simple Tips to Boost Your Home Internet Speed

Fast Internet is the bee’s knees. Unfortunately, many people feel frustrated day in and day out because of slow Internet connections. Even in this day of advanced technology, slow speeds, bad reception and other Wi-Fi problems are common. If you’ve been plagued by connection issues like these, there are a few things you can do to improve your situation. And they don’t involve sitting on hold with your Internet provider! Test Your Current Speed The first thing you want to do is test your current Internet speed. This will let you know if you’re getting a slower connection than you…

Is It Worth It To Buy Two Graphics Cards?

In many cases, two is better than one. That’s no different for computers. Some people believe that having two graphics cards is ideal, as is the case with multiple core processors Both AMD and NVIDIA offer options for running more than one graphics card. Is this something that you should consider for your gaming experience, or is it possible that one graphics card is plenty? First, let’s find out whether or not you have the requirements to run two cards, as not every gaming PC does.   What are the Requirements? In order to run multiple video cards, you need…

Broadwell-E vs Skylake – What’s the Difference?

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup] Last week, Intel announced the immediate availability of their 5th Gen Core Extreme Processor, formerly known under the codename Broadwell-E, which now takes up the mantel in the X99 chipset as king of the consumer-grade mountain. Also known by the model numbers i7-6800k, i7-6850k, i7-6900k, and i7-6950X, these new processors come with some pretty eye-opening specs. But who are they for and how does Broadwell-E vs Skylake compare? Broadwell-E’s New Features Before we can get into the nitty gritty of how Broadwell-E vs Skylake really compare, we first need to go over the new features that the…

Pros and Cons of Building Your Own PC

If you’ve ever been in the market for a custom PC, you’ve probably considered building your own. But is building your own gaming PC really a good idea? Or is it better to just stick with the pre-built machines that are likely to give you a well-rounded experience? In this article, we are going to discuss the pros and cons to building your own custom computer so that you can make an informed decision. Let’s get started. What are the Pros to Building Your Own Custom PCs? There are many reasons why you might want to build your own PC. It’s…

New GeForce GTX 1080 is Here – AND IT’S AWESOME!

New GeForce GTX 1080 is Here – AND IT’S AWESOME!

Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce the immediate availability of the brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics card, the first of NVIDIA’s highly anticipated Pascal family of GPUs. We’ve been lucky enough to get to test the GTX 1080 for about a week and so far just like the press, we’ve been blown away by the performance and efficiency of this truly amazing GPU. Whether you’re using it for gaming or other video intensive applications like media creation or 3D, we’ve never seen a card that can rival the GTX 1080 and quite honestly, I can’t remember ever seeing…

How to Extend the Battery Life on Your Laptop

It’s extremely frustrating when your laptop runs low on battery and you don’t have a backup. Maybe you forgot your power adapter or perhaps you’re in the middle of a meeting and can’t exactly get up to plug in your computer. You make all the necessary adjustments and hold on for dear life. Maybe, just maybe, you can make it through without your battery – oops – nevermind. As technical and wonderful as our electronic devices grow, they are still limited by their battery life. Some of the best laptops on the market today only have 4-5 hours of battery…

Configuring the Best Day Trading Computer

Configuring the Best Day Trading Computer

For the experienced day trader, milliseconds can mean the difference between gains and losses. But what makes the best trading computer? Lucky for you, we have nearly 20 years of experience building some of the fastest, most reliable PCs specifically for day trading and we’re willing to share some of that knowledge. Read on to learn more. GPU capable of multiple displays – for most traders, multiple displays are a must for tracking various indices and markets in real time. To drive them, you’ll need at worst a mid-range graphics card like the GTX 960 which by itself can handle…

HDMI vs DisplayPort vs DVI vs VGA

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Most motherboards and discrete video cards these days come with a variety of video outs, allowing you to connect to just about any display still available. But what’s the difference in these connections? Given the option, what’s the best way to connect your PC to your display? Read on to learn more about HDMI vs DisplayPort vs DVI vs VGA. VGA (aka D-Sub) We’ll start with the oldest of the group. VGA (Video Graphics Array) is an analog video connection identifiable by its blue port and 15-pin connector that was originally introduced in 1987. Because it maxes out…

Is it OK to Buy a Refurbished Computer?

When browsing the internet for your new workstation PC, you may come across the term “refurbished.” What does this mean? Why is refurbished technology cheaper? What’s the difference between used and refurbished? In this article, we are going to talk about what it means to buy a refurbished gaming computer, how you can enjoy a lower price point and why refurbished is not the same as used. As a matter of fact, some tech experts agree that refurbished can be better than NEW! What is a Refurbished Computer? First of all, what does it mean to buy a refurbished computer?…