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…

Should you Build or Buy your Gaming PC?

Should you Build or Buy your Gaming PC?

The debate between building and buying yourself a gaming PC has long been a hot topic for pro and amateur gamers. While there may be no hard and fast rule, the only certainty is that being a gamer requires a heavy investment. Unlike traditional gaming consoles which require you to shell out a comparatively modest amount of money, and are upgraded on an annual basis; computer gaming is literally evolving each day, with newer technology rapidly coming in to render the competition obsolete. Hence it is essential to know which approach is the best bang for your buck. Basic, Low…

Four Reasons Home Users Should Buy a Skylake PC

Four Reasons Home Users Should Buy a Skylake PC

Intel recently launch their latest wave of 6th Generation Skylake processors – the Intel Core i7-6700, i5-6600, i5-6500, and i5-6400, all of which are now available on our newly refreshed Vector Z35. Like their unlocked predecessors, these processors are packed with excellent new features and functions to appeal not just to gamers, but to power users, enthusiasts, and home office users in need of some muscle. Here are four reasons why home users should buy a Skylake PC now: Iris Pro Graphics – For years, the phrase “Integrated Graphics” was a dirty word in our world of enthusiast PCs. But…

When is the Best Time to Buy a Gaming Computer?

Gaming computers can be expensive, but there are certain times of the year when you can get a bargain. The key is knowing when to make the investment. It’s a smart idea to look at prices throughout the year because you never know when that workstation PC you’ve had your heart set on may drop in price. This typically happens when a new model is coming out and the manufacturer wants to clear out older models. But, there are certain times of the year when you’re more likely to find attractive prices. Let’s take a look. Back-to-School Sales According to…

5 Ways to Save Money on a New Computer

A new computer can be a major investment. Some can cost up to $4,000+! Laptops have a shorter lifespan compared to desktop computers, but both still tend to slow or become outdated after 3 to 5 years. Since you don’t want to be investing thousands of dollars into a new workstation PC or gaming computer every few years, it’s important to make an informed decision. Fortunately, taking a few precautionary steps will help avoid buyer’s remorse and save money in the long run. Here are five ways to save money on a new gaming PC. 1. Identify what you need. Do…

Things to Consider While Choosing a Powerful Gaming Computer

Things to Consider While Choosing a Powerful Gaming Computer

While most people might be fawning over the latest smartphone games and applications, along with the newest laptop to hit the market, high end gamers know that nothing can come close to beating the performance of a simple desktop computer with the right power to facilitate gaming. The gaming industry is years ahead in terms of technology and innovation than any other service you can find online. Moreover, gaming on a PC has already put to bed any console wars since the segment is already twice as large, as compared to all other platforms combined. This is what the 2014…

All About Cortana – The Future of Windows

All About Cortana – The Future of Windows

One of the coolest new features of Windows 10 is Cortana. This voice activated “intelligent personal assistant” named after the Halo AI is there to help you with Windows navigation, search queries, and basic tasks like calendar invites and alerts within Windows. And the more you use her, the more she learns about you, making Cortana that much more useful as time goes on. Though Cortana may be little more than a cool novelty now, there’s a world of seemingly endless applications for her within Windows as the technology progresses. Let’s explore some of the coolest features that Cortana has…