Welcome to Custom PC Review’s Best Gaming PC Builds! If you’re looking to build a new computer to play all the latest games, but you’re unsure of what parts to buy to create the optimal build at a certain price-point, we’re here to help.
Below you’ll find four builds sorted by budget of what we think will help create the best and most powerful gaming PCs for the price. Each piece of hardware in each build is hand-picked by our staff through consideration of a multitude of criteria such as price, performance, reliability, and cost. Furthermore, hardware recommend for our builds all have either been reviewed by us or is well known and [...]
Microsoft recently added Japan to the list of countries that will receive the HoloLens, the company’s esteemed augmented reality headset.
Japan will be receiving both the developer as well as the commercial editions of HoloLens. Microsoft states that one of its biggest partners, Japan Airlines, has already prepared two proof-of-concept programs ready to use with HoloLens. The new programs will focus on providing training to mechanics and would be pilots.
“We continue to be inspired by the work developers and customers are doing with HoloLens across the globe…Japan is no different.”
-Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow, Windows and Devices [...]
October 26 was an exciting day for Microsoft as they recently held their “Imagine What You’ll Do” event where Microsoft shared plenty of development plans and new introductions in both software and hardware. For those who missed it, here’s what you missed.
Windows 10 Creator’s Update
Windows will be getting a significant features update in Q1 2017. Terry Myerson, VP of Windows and Devices group, detailed some of its key features.
The upcoming update will be dubbed the Windows 10 Creator’s update. The feature-focused theme aligns with the rumors that spurred up after the Windows Anniversary update. The [...]
According to a recent article from United Daily News, California based online electronics retailer Newegg is in the process of being acquired by Hangzhao Liaison Interactive Information Technology Co., Ltd. for 1.77 Billion Yuan, or $263 Million USD. This massive investment would essentially give Liaison Interactive a 55.7% share of Newegg. As such Hangzhao Liaison Interactive would receive controlling interest in Newegg, and Newegg would become a subsidiary of Hangzhao Liaison Interactive.
No buyout announcements have been released by Newegg so far however, Newegg did release a statement last month regarding an investment from Hangzhao Liaison Interactive. [...]
In the up and coming world of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality), one of the most interesting products is Microsoft’s HoloLens, Microsoft’s AR headset designed to utilize Windows Holographic platform in Windows 10.
When Microsoft was initially launched the HoloLens early last year, the HoloLens was only available to developers and enterprises in the US and Canada, however, according to a recent announcement, Microsoft will now invite developers and enterprises from Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to order the HoloLens as well.
Currently, Microsoft’s HoloLens and the Windows Holographic [...]
Western Digital recently announced that they’re now demoing the new 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card prototype at the Photokina show now happening in Cologne, Germany.
“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of [...]
ASUS has revealed an all-new card in its lineup, the GeForce GTX 1070 DUAL, which features a completely white and black design which is perfectly suited to match their X99A series of motherboards.ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 DUAL
The GTX 170 DUAL features a factory overclock of 1582 MHz on the base clock and 1771 MHz on the boost clock. The cooler features a dual fan-design, compared to larger triple fan solution found on the STRIX series. The card features a single 8-pin power connector like the GTX 1070 reference board, however, it does appear to feature a non-reference PCB design with more power phases than the reference board.
Here are the basic [...]
AMD’s dual Fiji graphics card has come up numerous times since it was first unveiled last year at PC Gamer’s E3 PC Gaming Show. However, this is the first confirmation we’ve heard that the card is still in production since we’ve entered into the new year.AMD’s Dual Fji GPU Powers Prototype Falcon Northwest Tiki PC at VRLA
The dual Fiji card was used to power a VR demo at Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA), the demo used a prototype Falcon Northwest Tiki system, which is only 4-inches wide. The Fury X2, which is currently codenamed “Gemini” was confirmed to be used at the event by AMD’s own Antal Tungler, via [...]
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 [...]
The biggest thing at E3 2015 was easily VR (Virtual Reality), where seemingly almost everyone on the show floor demo’ed some sort of new hardware or new software. VR hardware manufacturers in particular have shown some very interesting designs in hopes of dethroning Oculus Rift as the industry standard however, among the barrage of options being presented, nothing was quite as impressive as the latest Oculus Rift headset paired with Crytek’s Back to Dinosaur Island 2 demo.
Starting right off the bat I had doubts about the VR experience Crytek and Oculus was promoting at their booth. In my past encounters with VR, especially those with the first few [...]