Our new line of High Performance Computing

Our new line of High Performance Computing

Today, I’m excited to announce the official relaunch of our High Performance Computing category. For those of you unfamiliar with High Performance Computing (also called GPU computing or parallel computing), it’s the computation of complex calculations by breaking them up into smaller ones, simultaneously run on the many cores of a GPU or multiple GPUs. By spreading out these applications over thousands of cores instead of two or four, certain calculations can be sped up exponentially. There are hundreds of applications for High Performance Computing including data mining, medical imaging, media creation, quantum chemistry, weather forecasting, numerical analysis, and many…

The 10 Commandements of Computer Care

The single best way to care for your gaming computer is to provide it with routine care. Basic software and hardware maintenance is easy to perform and extends the life of your computer. Let’s take a look at the 10 commandments of computer care for your workstation PC. 1. Install Antivirus Software Antivirus software is responsible for catching viruses in spammy downloads and fishy websites. Some programs are free, while others cost around $50-$100 per year. Even if you choose to pay for the software, it’s still far less than what it would cost to have to restore your system.…

How Fast Does Your PC Need to Be?

Fast is good. People like fast cars. Fast weight loss. Fast foods. Fast is also ideal when discussing technology. People are willing to spend more to get fast devices that allow for seamless gaming, web browsing, streaming music and movies or uploading photos. But how much power do you really need in your PC? Are you paying for speed that you don’t need? If you’ve ever heard of Moore’s Law, it’s probably being referenced in the following way: Every 1-1½ years, computing power roughly doubles. Over the last several decades, this prediction has been found to be pretty accurate. Consider…

Can a Tablet Replace Your Laptop?

Tablets are popular gadgets these days, and it’s understandable why people love them. They’re small, lightweight and portable. They come filled with apps for gaming, keeping organized and managing your finances. You can use tablets for email, social media and even work-related tasks. So has it come time to replace your laptop with a tablet? It depends on what you use your laptop for. While tablets certainly have a lot of great features, there are still many things they don’t have the power or capability to handle. Let’s take a look at how tablets stack up to laptops. Input Method…

ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q is now available – Buy it here!

ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q is now available – Buy it here!

We’re excited to announce the immediate availability of the heavily anticipated Asus ROG Swift PG348Q 34″ curved monitor. You can’t get it on Amazon or Newegg, but you can buy it here! Quantities are very limited so be sure to jump on this opportunity immediately if you’ve been  awaiting the PG348Q like we have. SEE THE ENTIRE BATTLEFIELD, DOMINATE THE COMPETITION. The wait is over. The ROG Swift PG348Q has arrived first at Powered by ASUS partners. Secure epic wins against your enemies with the ROG Swift PG348Q and Powered by ASUS systems. A 34-inch Ultra-Wide QHD (3440 x 1440)…

Tips for Choosing a Business Computer

Buying a laptop or desktop computer for business involves some careful considerations that are different than when buying a gaming computer for leisure. The workstation PC that you choose should have the right programs and features so that you can get your work done quickly and efficiently. If the system lacks in these features, you’re going to find yourself getting frustrated on a regular basis. No one wants that. Below are some helpful tips for buying a business computer. Desktop or Laptop The first decision to make is whether you want a laptop computer or a desktop computer. This largely…

Things to Consider Before Buying a Boutique Gaming PC

Things to Consider Before Buying a Boutique Gaming PC

Over 150 million people in America play video games, says an article published in Big Fish Games Blog in March 2015. Gaming is no child’s play and PC builders understand that well. When you decide to buy a new gaming computer, one of the most vital questions is whether to buy one or build one? If you buy from one of the major gadget makers, chances are you will pay more. On the other hand, while building your own might look like a cheaper option, it requires you to have expert knowledge of assembling a computer. What if you get…

What is Virtual Reality and How It Will Change Gaming

What is Virtual Reality and How It Will Change Gaming

The hype has been building for quite a while now, but 2016 looks to finally be Virtual Reality’s big breakout year. And if it is, what a game changer it could be. Read on to learn more about the technology as well as the hardware and software that are driving this revolution. If you’re ready to jump in and configure a VR-ready PC, check out these options. What is VR? Virtual Reality, often called VR for short, is a three-dimensional computer simulation that the user is able to interact with using special equipment like gloves, masks, and helmets. Often seen…

Why Your Next Computer Should be a Desktop

Laptops get an incredible amount of attention, and it’s understandable why. They’re portable, lightweight and stylish. Some are a small investment, but others are quite affordable. Laptops are also incredibly practical. You can take them virtually anywhere and use them for anything from writing papers to watching movies to listening to music. Laptop computers are so popular, they make up 80% of the consumer market, according to market research firm IDC. At the same time, they have overshadowed what the traditional desktop can do. Desktops are not dead. Far from it, in fact. The stationary desktop computer is a classic.…

What is Overclocking?

What is Overclocking?

What is Overclocking In the previous post, we discussed Intel locked vs unlocked processors, with the difference being locked processors’ overclocking capability. But what is Overclocking? Who should try it and what are the dangers? Let’s discuss. Essentially, Overclocking entails changing some pretty delicate PC settings within the BIOS to make your processor run faster than it does so at stock. For example, in skilled hands and with proper cooling, the 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700k can be safely bumped from its stock speed of 4.0 GHz per core to 4.5-4.6 GHz per core, netting 10-15% in “free” processing power.…