AVADirect wasn’t really a systems builder on our radar until late last year when we reviewed their Avant Mini Cube Gaming PC. After extensive testing, we found that the system was well configured, well built, and well priced, quickly propelling AVADirect to the top as one of our favorite custom PC builders.
Recently, AVADirect sent us another one of the systems in their lineup, the AVADirect X370 Quiet Gaming PC, which as its name implies is AVADirect’s quiet gaming PC offering based on AMD’s X370 Ryzen platform.AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC Specs Desktop AVADirect X370 Quiet Gaming PC Case Phanteks Eclipse [...]
For all the readers living in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you get all the food, drink and of course plenty of Black Friday shopping after!
Today and for the next 48 hours, we’ll be scouring the internet for the best Black Friday deals on technology, computer hardware, and other generally awesome deals you may want to check out. We’ll keep this post updated with all the latest deals, so check back often!
CPCR Black Friday Picks Laptops MSI GL62M 7RDX-NE1050i5 15.6″ (Core i5 7300HQ, GTX 1050, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) – $599 After $50 Rebate MSI GS73VR STEALTH PRO-060 17.3″ (Core i7-7700HQ GTX 1070 8G MAX Q [...]
Cooler Master recently released two new gaming mice with updated features to give gamers a leg up in intensive gaming. The new gaming mice, the MasterMouse MM520 and MasterMouse MM530 will become the successors to the Cooler Master Alcor and Mizar.MM530 MM520
The Cooler Master MM530 is designed for claw grip gamers and features a slim body with a tapered center. The MasterMouse MM520 on the other hand has a bulbous shape with additional indents to better cater to palm grip gamers.
Both mice come equipped with the Pixart 3360 optical sensor. Honeycomb-textured side grips flank either side of both mice. The chassis also use [...]
Over the years, Cooler Master has grown up quite a bit with their mechanical keyboard designs. Unlike many of the designs of the past, Cooler Master’s new keyboards now focus on a more of the back to basics design approach with minimal frills, but all the functionality you’d want in a mechanical keyboard.
The Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S is the embodiment of that new design philosophy. Aside from the logo, Cooler Master keyboards appear to have few differentiating factors against its competitors, but as the platitude goes, never judge a keyboard by its cover.
Today we’ll be reviewing one of Cooler [...]
The official launch of the AMD Radeon RX Vega is on our doorstep and retailers are beginning to gear up to start selling the new cards as soon as they get the green light.
Online retailer Newegg however, may have been a bit too enthusiastic about Vega’s launch as Guru3D forum member, NvidiaFreak650 recently discovered the pricing list of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega 64 lineup by simply inspecting the source code on Newegg when searching for “radeon vega”.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air: $499 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Limited Edition: $549 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler: $599 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler Limited Edition: [...]
AMD’s upcoming RX Vega graphics card is just a few more days away and while we’ve already seen the performance numbers leaked, this time we have the official product renders thanks once again to tech leaks site, Videocardz.
The AMD Radeon RX Vega will come in three different models, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, the RX Vega 64 Limited Edition and the RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition.
First up is the Radeon RX Vega 64 reference graphics card which follows the same design language of the current RX 500 series designs. The card will feature a blower style cooler, two 8-pin power connectors, three DisplayPort connectors and one HDMI. [...]
Fake goods plague almost every industry and sometimes the scammers behind the fakes go to pretty elaborate lengths to make their goods look legit.
Case in point. Recently, several Reddit users in the /r/AMD Reddit reported receiving fake CPUs from Amazon. The CPUs were in actuality older and lower end Intel LGA CPUs, but the criminals covered up the Intel branding on the CPU with a well faked AMD Ryzen sticker and stuck the CPU along with a fake cooler in real AMD Ryzen packaging.
Currently, there have been two reported cases of this happening so far, but given the lengths the scammers went through to do something [...]
Welcome to our Best Gaming Workstation PC Build Under $2,000 build guide! In this article, we’ll be showing you all the components you’ll need to put together a workstation that can not only handle serious work, but also play as well.
The gaming workstation build today will be focused building an excellent gaming PC that can handle games on large, high resolution monitors such as 1440p, 1600p and 4K as well as handle workstation productivity applications such as photo editing, video editing, 3D modeling, video encoding, CADD, and more. This build today will have a budget of $2,000 and have a focus of creating a top notch gaming workstation build [...]
AMD launched their newest Ryzen CPUs to great fanfare back in March and while we found performance to be good in our launch review of the Ryzen 1700, we noted that there were quite a few growing pains that needed to be fixed before Ryzen could really shine against Intel. As such, rather than publishing another review of Ryzen on motherboards using incomplete BIOS firmware and badly optimized Windows, we decided to wait it out until AMD and its motherboard partners roll out the badly needed updates to allow Ryzen to really shine in all its glory.
As such, today we’ll be finally reviewing the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, the flagship [...]
Picking out the best graphics card for your PC is one of the hardest decisions for a gamer. Finding the best graphics card at the right budget can take hours and hours of research and can be a daunting task even for those well versed in technology. To make things easy, we’ve researched and compiled a list of the best gaming graphics cards whether you’re planning on doing casual gaming, competitive eSports, 4K gaming, VR gaming, or anything in-between.
Best 4K & VR Graphics Card Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti
Nvidia recently rounded off its Pascal lineup with the announcement of the 1080 Ti. With impressive performance and a more affordable [...]