When Razer first launched original Blade notebook all the way back in 2011, I think very few people could imagine how far Razer would get as a system integrator. At the time, Razer was facing quite the uphill battle being not only a first time system integrator, but also having a product that was both underpowered and overpriced. Carrying a mid-range mobile graphics card along with a dual core processor at the time and costing nearly double of what many of the big box manufacturers were charging for a similarly equipped system, many thought that the Blade concept wasn’t going to be a very long lived project. However, with its great design and [...]
For our August 2012 best gaming PC build, we’ll be building a high performance heavyweight contender powerful enough to provide the knockout punch to even the most graphically demanding games with ease. Like every boxer, this beast will have to stay within a weight range, which in our case is a budget of under $2000.
Wanna find out what we came up with? Let’s hop right in!Gaming Computer Build Component Summary – Budget: $2,000 CPU Intel Core i5 3570K $220 Motherboard Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper 3 $290 Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Low Profile [...]
Only introduced a couple of months ago, Z77 boards have become all the hype these days. Sporting all the features of the Z68 chipset and a bit more, the Z77 chipset is looking to kick things up a notch with native USB3.0 support (up to 4) , Rapid Start for faster boot times, Smart Connect to keep web pages refreshed while your computer sleeps, and more. Of course, for many of these features such as native USB 3.0 support, an Ivy Bridge processor is required; however, Z77 motherboards will have full support for any LGA 1155 CPU, so both Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge processors will apply.
Today we’ll be doing reviewing Gigabyte’s [...]
Remember the company who tried to convince us that we all needed a network card with its own processor onboard? Well, we haven’t heard much from these guys lately, but Bigfoot Networks, now known as Killer Technology after being bought out by communications technology giant Qualcomm in late 2011, recently announced two new products – the Wireless-N 1202 WiFi/Bluetooth module and the Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
More details and specifications are still unknown at this time as the new products aren’t even listed yet on the Killer Technology website, but rest assured they are both expected to utilize the awesome [...]