When it comes to super-fast storage, there’s a few options, including SATA SSDs, M.2 SSDs, and PCI-E SSDs, in order of increasing speed.
You may have heard of the term SLI, or the term Crossfire/Xfire; but you might not have known what it meant.
Phenomenal & Exhaustive. That's how our event this past Saturday (March 4th) at Game-A-Thon at UNCG went. We had a wonderful showing, I was extremely satisfied with the flow and turnout.
Getting a High-Performance Custom PC is always a bunch of fun. It’s powerful, fast, and looks awesome. But over time, it can wear down. Luckily, there’s a few things you can do to keep your powerhouse system running smoothly.
I recently designed a PC called Silver Fury that used the NZXT S340 as the chassis. I meant to do a review on that case soon after, but I got busy with other things soon after...it happens. So here's the review that I was meaning to do.
$3000+ Gaming PCs are a special breed, and not for the faint of heart. These systems are typically used for maxing out visual settings, while maintaining a solid 60+FPS, no questions asked. These systems are as stylish as they are powerful, and they really shine in the spotlight.
Building a PC can be rather daunting, especially for someone relatively new at it. It can get tough to keep all these acronyms, components, and model types straight. There are a dizzying array of options on the market, and they're all clamoring for your money.
While not for the faint of heart, $1800-$2500 represents a "sweet spot" for High-End Custom Gaming PCs. These systems incorporate hardware capable of running games at high/near-max quality, while remaining stable. These systems can also utilize more visually-appealing components, which enhances the overall system across the board.
A $1000 desktop for PC Gaming is a good system to start with, and is arguably a better system than a comparable laptop. While the laptop does have massive portability, the desktop has several other advantages that could potentially make it the winner.
If the motherboard is the central command center of your PC, then Power Supply Units (PSUs) are what keeps everything running. You could loosely relate a PSU to a gas tank in a car. You should invest a good amount into the PSU, to keep your PC running safely and smoothly.
A Home Theater PC (HTPC) loosely defined, is a computer that streams media to a large-format screen in your home. More specifically, it is a purpose-built PC that has large storage capacities, the ability to run very quietly, and does not attract a lot of attention.
In recognition of the New Year, I decided to blog about why I started Top Flight Computers a year ago.
I started Top Flight Computers to provide a customer-oriented, quality-first, respect-focused organization that designs custom computers that do what the customer wants and needs, each and every time. A customer is not just a business transaction, they represent relationships that must be built and cared for diligently, just like one of our custom PCs. It is my joy to see the smile on a client's face when they get the perfect system for their needs.
Virtual Reality Gaming is rapidly becoming more popular, as the minimum technical requirements have come down, and the components are becoming more powerful. This means a lower required investment into VR Gaming, and an increased unknown about what components to acquire.
While they may not be the flashiest component, or the most powerful...Motherboards are definitely one of the most important. You should always invest a fair amount into your motherboard, as a bad motherboard will be a major headache, not to mention a big waste of money.
I did a blog about the magic little boxes that are SSDs. I recently designed a system for a client that incorporated a Samsung 950 Pro m.2 SSD, and I decided to make a blog about the 950 Pro. This tiny little device is one of the fastest consumer SSDs on the market, by a wide margin. It's easy to see why it's one of the most coveted SSDs on the market.
Custom Water Cooling is one of the higher-end upgrades to a Custom PC. However, it can be a very good investment, as it easily eliminates harmful heat, while keeping noise low. Water Cooling also looks awesome, which is always a plus!
There is a raging battle between CPU Air Coolers and Closed-Loop CPU Water Coolers (CLCs). Some people think that air is better, and some think that water works better. This all helps drive the market, and forces manufacturers to innovate.
Custom-Built PCs are one of the pleasures of life. They allow for future-proofing, standard components, normal cooling (wooo!), and they tend to look pretty snazzy too. So what's the rage about them?