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Check out this drool-worthy custom Minecraft PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 12, 2015 2:43 am

Minecraft is an interesting beast, with some of the most dedicated fans playing the game for countless hours, but what about a custom-built Minecraft PC? Yeah, it's been done, and holy hell does it look glorious.






Spencer Kern is the man behind the build, with a Minecraft-themed 'Redstone PC'. Spencer went as far as fully customizing the peripherals too, with an awesome-looking keyboard, mouse, headphones, and an Xbox 360 controller with a built-in chatpad.





Acer launches Predator G6-710 gaming PC during Gamescom

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 7:33 pm

Acer used Gamescom 2015 as the launch pad for its newly redesigned Predator gaming desktop, known as the Predator G6-710.




The gaming system is powered by the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700K CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 64GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 and Environmental Audio Extensions (EAX) 5.0 and 5.1 channel audio.


Ideally, the gaming rig is "futureproof" with the addition of 64GB RAM, so owners have the chance to play video games and watch movies in stunning detail.

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MAINGEAR launches new gaming PCs featuring Intel Skylake

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 12:01 pm

PC manufacturer MAINGEAR is launching new desktops that make use of the Intel 6th Generation Core processors, also codenamed Skylake.




The Skylake CPUs have been promoted to offer minimal energy consumption and maximized CPU performance, providing PC users a great gaming experience. The Intel 6th Gen Core processors feature Turbo Boost Technology, and using the MAINGEAR REDLINE overclocking service, can receive 15 percent higher speeds.


All MAINGEAR gaming PCs now can utilize the Intel 6th Generation Core processors.

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MSI pushes the pre-built GTX 960 toting Nightblade MI PC to market

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jul 31, 2015 9:27 am

With an internal chassis volume of 10 liters, MSI has pushed its new pre-built Nightblade MI gaming PC to the market. Boasting a full-sized MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 video card within, this miniature PC also comes packed with Windows 10, DirectX 12 and an Intel Core processor.




Further featuring 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel 4th generation i7 processors and a maximum 16GB of RAM, this gaming PC is powered by a seemingly-small 350W bronze rated power supply. If you're worried about connectors and ports in this small desktop, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that featured is two USB 3.0 ports on the side, alongside two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, one Ethernet, one HDMI out, one display out and a single PS2 port all located on the rear.


Further features include support for three total hard drives in the form of two 3.5" and one 2.5". With the Nightblade MI brandishing an Intel i7, GTX 960 and more located within, this PC should easily handle most mainstream gaming tasks.

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MAINGEAR shows off new gaming rigs with AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPUs

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 24, 2015 12:01 pm

PC maker MAINGEAR has announced new gaming PCs using AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video cards. AMD is working with partners to help gamers prepare for 4K gaming and virtual reality with the R9 Fury X.




The Fury R9 X GPU allows for 60 percent more bandwidth than GDDR5, utilizing High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) technology. HBM stacks DRAM vertically and allows for greater results involving latency and throughput, providing a smooth gaming experience at higher settings. The GPU has been designed for DirectX 12 and Vulcan.


The new gaming rigs from MAINGEAR are available now.

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Overclockers UK announces new series of mean-sounding gaming PCs

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 23, 2015 5:37 am

With names like Karambit, Tanto, Katana, Scythe, Sabre, Rapier, Dagger, Scimitar and Machete, Overclocker UK's new custom-made PCs sure do pack a punch.




With the cheapest model listed at $475, there are plenty of options to chose from ranging from simple air-cooled setups to complete custom-looped water cooling beasts. Assembled and overclocked on site by Overclocker UK's system builders, each PC comes with a 3-year warranty and labor-free upgrades.


Complete with Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, the Blade Line of gaming desktops is a continuation of Overclocker UK's Atomic and special edition Project CARS models.

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Origin PC adds the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X to its pre-build lineup

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 9:29 am

ORIGIN PC has recently unveiled its support for AMD's new flagship video card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, by adding it to an already extensive pre-built PC collection.




ORIGIN PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski commented in a recent press release that it's the added performance ORIGIN is seeking; "The AMD R9 Fury X's bleeding edge, next generation technology brings with it much anticipation and excitement and it will truly be unlike any other Radeon before it."


ORIGIN PC will be offering the new video card immediately after the global launch, adding to what Wasielewski states is "the best time ever to be a PC gamer!" If you're wanting a piece of the action for yourself, this card will be added to the CHRONOS, MILLENNIUM and GENESIS systems on offer.

AMD announces Quantum, powered by the next-gen Fiji architecture

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 16, 2015 4:59 pm

E3 2015 - AMD has finally, finally made the Radeon R9 Fury X official. Not only that, but we've seen the Fury announced which will be an aircooled video card. The Radeon R9 Fury X will be the next-gen, HBM-powered card that will be watercooled.




AMD also introduced the Radeon R9 Nano, a Fiji-powered card that is super, super small. A super small video card with HBM, measuring in at just 6 inches, with "significantly more power" than the Radeon R9 290X. The Radeon R9 Nano features 2x more performance per watt than the Radeon R9 290X, which is saying quite a lot about the new Fiji architecture.

Razer rumored to acquire Android console maker Ouya

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 11, 2015 6:40 am

After rumors that Ouya was looking for a quick sale, it looks like that quick sale could be to Razer. Razer is rumored to be thinking of acquiring the Android console maker, with CNET reporting that the purchase agreement is "not yet finalized".




With investors putting $15 million into the company, founder and CEO Julie Uhrman is wanting to give them their money back, and not have the company sink into a financial black hole. An acquisition by Razer would make sense, as it would give Razer a cheap opportunity to get into the living room with an Android-powered console.

Valve has sold 35% of its first wave of Steam Controllers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 11, 2015 3:40 am

Valve has updated TweakTown on what to expect for the next couple of months in the ramp up to the launch of Steam Machines, SteamOS, Steam Controller, SteamVR, Steam Box, and everything else Valve-related.




Doug Lombardi, VP of Marketing for Valve, said that the "get it early" offer for the Steam Controller "is available to everyone who pre orders, but only while supplies last. As of this writing, we have sold over 35% of the limited quantity available for early delivery in Oct".


Lombardi added that: "All Steam Machines offer full support for Steam's In Home Streaming, in addition to offering support for native Steam OS games. This means they can transmit and receive In Home Streams, and allow them to play all the games on Steam when paired with Steam PC".

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