Here at Custom PC Review, we love building our own custom PCs and as long as you’re up for it, we’d 100% recommend you do the same, but sometimes it’s just better to leave the PC building to the pros. Whether it’s because you lack the time or your friend who can’t even put together a desk from Ikea asks if it’s a good idea to build a custom water cooled gaming system, there’s plenty of reasons to go with a custom PC builder.
Today we’ll be sharing a few of what we think are the best custom PC builders on the market today.
AVADirect is an Ohio based custom PC builder founded back in [...]
At AMDs press event, AMD displayed a slew of motherboards based on their upcoming X370, B350 and A320 chipsets which will support AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs. The motherboards on display include well known manufacturers including Asrock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, and more.
AMD’s flagship chipset is the X370 chipset which will support overclocking and dual GPU configurations. AMD’s new chipsets will also support NVMe, M.2 SATA devices, USB 3.1 Gen 1/Gen 2 and PCI-E 3.0. This finally puts AMD motherboards on the a more level playing field in comparison to Intel’s 200 series chipset.
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When choosing consumer CPU cooling technologies, there aren’t exactly all that many options in the marketplace. For most users, an air cooler or an all-in-one watercooling loop is likely going to be your best option. Until now. The Thermoelectric cooling experts at Phononic is looking to change up the game with the introduction of their Hex 2.0 Thermoelectric CPU cooler.
From the outside, the Hex 2.0 looks fairly typical as it uses your standard twin tower design with a 92mm Sanyo Denki San Ace 92 fan sandwiched in between. At the front of the unit, there’s a 6-pin PCIe power connector, a 4-pin fan header and a microUSB port which should be the [...]
Maingear seems to be after our hearts by releasing quite possibly the most powerful AIO to ever hit the market. The Maingear Alpha 34 comes with a 34 inch ultra wide curved 3840×1440 screen, a liquid cooled Intel Core i7 -5960X or 18 core Xeon, the choice between a Nvidia GeForce 980 TI, Titan X, or AMD Radeon R9 390X along with 32GB of Kingston DDR4 and a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVME SSD.
While this may seem completely overkill for most people looking in the AIO market, it’s highly suitable for for a compact, powerful workstation or gaming rig. The beefy GPU is a necessity to process 3D intensive tasks at such a high resolution.
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Today, computer graphics giant NVIDIA has unveiled a brand new initiative for help alleviate some of the confusion around VR gaming. The company has partnered with PC and notebook makers as well as add-in board manufacturers, for what they call their “GeForce GTX VR-Ready” certification program.
The new program will help users easily determine what systems and hardware will be able to deliver an immersive virtual-reality experience. “For customers, navigating an emerging technology like VR can be daunting,” said Jason Paul, general manager of emerging technologies at NVIDIA. “We’re working with trusted partners worldwide to simplify the [...]
According to a recent press release, AMD unleashed the first ever processor clocked at up to 5GHz right from the factory. The AMD FX-9590, the new flagship part of the FX-9000 lineup is the latest addition to the FX series of CPUs and can reach an impressive 5GHz even while under heavy load.
Along with the FX-9590, AMD is also introducing another FX-9000 series SKU, the FX-9370 clocked at up to 4.7GHz, which is will serve as the baby brother of the FX-9590. Both FX-9000 series processors will feature 8 Piledriver cores and will come unlocked for those overclocking junkies.
The new AMD FX-9000 series processors will begin shipping in prebuilt system this summer. [...]
With the recent release of Intel’s new 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs, boutique computer manufactures such as Alienware, Digital Storm, Maingear and many others have updated to the new silicon and plunged in on to the opportunity to be the best on the block. As an update to the Sandy Bridge processors, the new Ivy Bridge processors boast lower power consumption, a die shrink, and higher performance.
The update will affect both laptops and desktops ranging from thin and light 11″ notebooks to high end gaming desktops. Interested in what the companies have to say about their updated products? More details in the following [...]