5 Tech Trends to Look for in 2016

The New Year is just around the corner, and tech gurus are making their guesses as to which trends will become realized in 2016. While we can’t always be certain which trends will stick and which ones will be a passing fad, we can agree on one thing: technology keeps moving forward. In fact, some worry that it’s moving so fast, we may be faced with more glitches in software because products are rushed out so quickly. For now, here are five technology trends that are predicted for 2016. Trend #1: 5G Get ready for some crazy-fast speeds, even by…

Best Accessories for High End Gaming Computers

Best Accessories for High End Gaming Computers

Did your friend just get one of those high end gaming computers for Christmas that he has been raving about since Thanksgiving? Perhaps he just bought a Raptor Z55 with a Skylake Processor, or maybe he got himself the Raptor Signature Edition. It is no wonder that he is not letting anyone else in its vicinity. You are hoping you can get him to have a LAN party but are not sure he would be open to it just yet? May be you should show your appreciation for his machine with some additional gifts for him. After all, it is…

PC Gaming is Picking Up Speed

If you didn’t know any better, you might think that video game consoles were the most popular products in the industry. Yet according to data from industry researcher PwC, PC game sales are expected to reach $29 billion by the end of 2016, compared to $28 billion for gaming consoles. Part of the reason why the gap will narrow is because of the rising popularity of PC gaming in countries like China and India. Another reason is that the only way to play some of the best looking and most popular games is on a gaming PC. Gaming Consoles Lag…

What is DDR4 RAM?

What is DDR4 RAM?

One of the biggest advantages of Intel’s new 6th Gen Core Processors (aka Skylake) is the support for DDR4 RAM. DDR4 was first supported with Haswell-E processors and the enthusiast X99 chipset, but Skylake processors have brought DDR4 to the mainstream. But what is DDR4, why is it better, and why should you want it? Read on to find out. What is DDR4 RAM DDR4 stands for “double data rate fourth generation.”  It’s the faster successor to the older generations of Dynamic Access RAM known as DDR3 and DDR2 providing higher module density and lower voltage requirements than those earlier…

Best Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season is here, and you’re probably very excited to nab some great deals online. But before you start shopping on your workstation PC, make sure that you have the proper security measures in place. With so many people buying stuff online, it’s a popular time for identity thieves to steal your personal information. A little bit of safeguarding goes a long way in protecting it. Let’s go over some tips for a safe online holiday shopping season. Keep Your Machines Clean: Your gaming computer should be updated with the latest security software and operating system. In fact,…

What to Look For in a Media Creation PC

What to Look For in a Media Creation PC

  A multimedia professional or a graphic designer today is looking for an extension of his or her creative self in the tools that are planned to be used. Graphic design involves the projection and manipulation of form, space and color, to present visual imagery for purposes of communicating an idea. Multimedia creation combines the use of text, sound or video to build content that describes the information to be communicated. Today’s media content is characterized by extremely high resolution imagery and fast video rendering. If you are looking for the perfect computer system to realize your vision, it is…

Velocity Micro Black Friday Specials

Velocity Micro Black Friday Specials

Our biggest sale of the year is now live! Through Cyber Monday, save on a new desktop or laptop with huge instant discounts, free ground shipping, free game bundles like the new Assassin’s Creed, Just Cause 3, and Rainbow Six, as well as a free Velocity Micro t-shirt and drawstring bag. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy a new ultra-performance PC, this is it. Check out some of the systems below, email us at vmsales@velocitymicro.com, or call 888-300-4450 with questions. For a full list of specials, check out our landing page here. Signature 17 Raptor Z95…

8 Signs You Need a New Computer

Are you thinking of buying a new computer but are still on the fence? We would all enjoy updating our workstation PCs or gaming computers with each new wave of systems, but this wouldn’t be practical or financially possible for most of us. That’s why computers are an investment. When you buy one, you know you’ll have it for several years or more, with the possibility of upgrading some of the parts. But if you’ve had your computer for a while and you’re seeing signs of it slowing down, how do you know if it’s really time to start fresh?…

Microsoft Word vs Google Docs

Microsoft Word has been the go-to choice for word processors for as long as we can remember. Whether it was for a formal high school paper, notes during a college course or a business presentation, everyone flocked to Word because it was the only high-performance word processor that was available. Plus, it came preinstalled on many workstation PCs. However, this is changing. Google Docs is a suitable alternative that can be shared and synced easily. Oh yes, and it’s free. The question that everyone is asking is why buy something when you can get a similar product for free? Well,…

How to Care for a Solid State Drive

At one point in time, SSDs, or solid state drives, were limited to tiny flash drives and expensive accessories. Today, SSDs are being included in all types of electronics, from ultrabooks to laptops to gaming computers. SSDs are packed with power. They use flash memory and are able to store and access data using semiconductors with no moving parts. SSDs are dropping in price, which is why they’re quickly replacing older, mechanical drives. However, a new type of care is needed, and it’s important to know how to keep your SSD in good working condition. SSD Lifespan So exactly how…