Are Premade Gaming PC’s Worth it?

Are Premade Gaming PC’s Worth it?

Are Premade Gaming PC’s Worth it? The custom PC DIY market is growing and growing every year. With more and more users building their own systems. But is that the right choice for everyone? Benefits of Premade Gaming PC’s There are many reasons to build your own PC, including the ability to pick every component down to the wire coloring and thickness, but not everyone wants to do. There are also quite a few reasons why building your own computer is a bad idea. Ease of Use A premade computer has been factory assembled and tested. You don’t have to…

What is the Most Powerful Gaming Computer?

What is the Most Powerful Gaming Computer? Gaming computers come in all shapes and sizes. You can tweak the components and settings endlessly, but what is the most powerful gaming PC? The Most Powerful Gaming PC Now before we get started, its important to note that power is somewhat subjective. For example, there will be people that say, if you don’t use LN2 (liquid nitrogen) to achieve maximum overclocks your PC isn’t the most powerful. There is merit to that argument but for the sake of this exercise we will stick with mainstream consumer components. So, no LN2 no 32…

AMD PC: Strengths & Weaknesses

AMD PC: Strengths & Weaknesses AMD has seen a strong resurgence in the PC market over the last few years. With the launch of Ryzen/Epyc CPUs, and Polaris GPUs, they have burst back onto the scene with a bang. We looked at the strengths and weaknesses of AMD PC components. If you are looking to build or buy an AMD based PC, you should be aware of what you can expect. While Intel is still the king in terms of sales, AMD seems to be closing the gap on that front and in terms of performance. AMD CPU Strengths AMD…

Liquid Cooling Your PC

Liquid Cooling a PC Liquid Cooling is the best mainstream way to cool a high-end overclocked desktop CPUs and GPUs. A large high-quality liquid cooling system will typically be able to handle all the cooling needs of even the most power-hungry systems. In this article we will discuss the different types of liquid cooling systems, so that you can figure out which is right for you. Types of Liquid Cooling Systems There are a few different types of liquid cooling systems that you can buy. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Below we will take a look at a few of…

Should You Buy Custom Gaming Computers?

Buying Custom Gaming Computers People have been debating building vs buying PC’s since the 90’s. If you polled 1000 random people, they would probably be split down the middle on the topic. To be honest there are really good arguments to be made for either side, and it will ultimately come down to what you personally want or find valuable. Advantages of Building Custom Gaming Computers Custom built gaming computers offer many advantages over their pre-built counterparts.   Hand Picked Components: Component selection is a big benefit of custom gaming machines. Being able to pick out all of your parts…

All Hail the Performance Champs!

One thing we never get tired of is winning awards. The 70+ total Editors’ Choice awards that we’ve won over the years are a major part of how we we’ve been able to build ourselves into one of the premier names in custom PCs and how we’ve been able to thrive for over 20 years when so many of our competitors have come and gone. But none of those awards is bigger than this. First, let’s set the stage. We entered into the Intel Rig Challenge officially in March alongside eight of our biggest competitors in the custom PC space.…

Advantages of Pre-Built Gaming PC

Pre-built PC’s used to be the primary way everyday consumers purchased their computers. However, over the last 10 years the custom PC market has grown dramatically. Recently with the rise of crypto currency mining, and a RAM shortage we have seen the cost of building your own PC skyrocket. Costs have jumped to the point that it is no longer practical for any regular consumers to build their own machines. While in the past big box retailers have damaged the reputation of Pre-built systems, boutique manufacturers like Velocity Micro are working hard to change that. There are several advantages the…

Water Cooling Your PC

If you are building a custom PC or upgrading the cooling on an older system you have several options when it comes to cooling. While air coolers are the most popular type of CPU and GPU coolers due to simplicity and price, liquid cooling is extremely popular in the high-end PC market. There are several advantages to going with liquid cooling. Advantages of Liquid Cooling: Improved Temperatures When Overclocking Improved System Stability Improved System Acoustics at Load System Aesthetics Now let’s look at the main types of liquid cooling systems you will find. AIO Liquid Cooling (All in One) AIO,…

Advantages of Custom PC Builds

The custom PC market has heated up in recent years. Sales of Custom PC components have shot up dramatically with consumers opting to build their own systems rather then go for pre-built computers. There are several reasons for this increase including… Increased Component Compatibility: Manufacturers have simplified PC component installation in recent years. Availability/Selection: When shopping for PC components in the past, you may have had only a handful of high end parts to choose from. Now there are seemingly endless high-quality options, for cases, RAM, hard drives, fans, GPUs, CPUs, and cooling. Pricing: Building a computer is more affordable…

Gaming Computer Towers

When looking for a gaming computer or computer parts, picking out the right tower can be difficult at times. There are tons of options and form factors available, but what is best option for you? Choosing a Gaming Tower The first thing to consider when looking for a gaming computer tower is how powerful you need your PC to be. Larger cases can accommodate more powerful systems and cooling. Gaming Tower Options by Sizes: ATX Super Tower ATX Full Tower ATX Mid Tower MicroATX Tower Mini-ITX Super Towers: ATX Super Tower cases are designed to accommodate ultra high-end liquid cooled…