Dedicated cryptocurrency mining cards are here! But…

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Amid a worsening graphics card shortage, companies like MSI, EVGA, Sapphire, and Asus have stepped up to offer dedicated cryptocurrency mining cards running either AMD or Nvidia GPUs. But, supply still isn’t meeting demand. Over the past few months, both AMD and Nvidia’s mid-range graphics cards have become all but impossible … Read More

What Caused The Great Graphics Card Shortage of 2017?

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If you’ve been trying to build a new PC or upgrade your dusty old graphics card this month, you’ve probably noticed that the prices are seemingly higher than they should be – and that’s because they are. But why have the prices of mid-range graphics cards like the RX 580 … Read More

Intel’s Kaby Lake CPUs have released – is it worth the upgrade?

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Intel’s new Kaby Lake lineup of CPUs has finally released for consumer desktops, but is it really worth the upgrade in terms of gaming? Should your new gaming PC build be using Skylake or Kaby lake? Let’s take a look and see if we can’t find some answers for these questions … Read More

Deals & Sales before Black Friday

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With PC components being so darn expensive, it only makes sense for us to wait for big sales, like Black Friday/Cyber Monday, to save as much cash as we can. But, that doesn’t mean we always have to wait until the actual day to take advantage of the sales! This is … Read More

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 – WTF Namco?

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Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 launched yesterday, and it’s actually turning out to be an alright grind fest for costumes, much better than the first Xenoverse so far. But, the good aside, something really shady happened shortly after Xenoverse 2 launched, and I’d like to mention that here. Usually, it’s pretty uncommon … Read More

Battlefield 1’s Multiplayer is… great!

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Battlefield 1 officially released yesterday (not counting the preorder release of Oct 18th) and since then I’ve had some time to put a few hours into the various multiplayer game modes – haven’t touched single player outside of the intro sequence, yet. BF1 is definitely a fast-paced and exciting FPS, … Read More

When new tech releases…

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With all of the new tech releasing this year, I felt this post was pretty much overdue. Generally speaking, when something new releases, it’s out and available for public consumption on the “release day”, but, when speaking about something like graphics cards, that isn’t always the case. In fact, more often … Read More

Why you should wait to buy a GTX 1080 or GTX 1070

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Nvidia’s new Pascal-based GTX 1070 officially released today, following the GTX 1080s May 27th release. Woohoo, right? Well, chances are you’re only “woohooing” if you preordered a card, because scalpers have currently taken over the market and prices are absolutely insane. As of this morning, there are Founders Edition models … Read More

My thoughts on Total War: Warhammer (Not a review!)

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Total War is easily one my favorite series when it comes to PC games, and Warhammer is a great addition to it. Creative Assembly took a huge step away from their usual TW flavor by jumping into a world like Warhammer’s, and they definitely did not disappoint. This isn’t my … Read More

mATX vs ATX motherboard – What should you use for your gaming PC?

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A lot of people get hung up on what form factor they should pick when choosing a motherboard – the cheaper & smaller mATX, or the slightly more expensive & larger ATX? There are other options to choose from but these 2 are the most commonly used, let’s take a … Read More