Build Log (Intel Ultimate – Custom Gaming PC in a Cooler Master Storm Strkyer)

CPU: Intel Haswell i7-4770K 3.4GHz
Motherboard: Asus Intel 1150 Maximus-VI-Formula
RAM: Corsair 32GB 4x8GB 1600MHz CL9 Dominator Platinum
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker Full Tower Case
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W 80+ Gold Modular
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 3TB Green
Second Storage Device: Western Digital 3TB Green
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 780 OC 3GB TF
Optical Drive: Pioneer Blu-Ray Writer
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 GTS
120mm Fan: [2x] Cooler Master 120mm Sickleflow Blue
Total: $3,059 [To view, customise, or buy – visit Evatech]

This monster of a Gaming PC combines the beast of CPU cooler, the Cooler Master V8 GTS with the very striking pretty Cooler Master Storm Stryker White case with side panel. With all those fans you would expect it be pretty noisy but once the sides of the case is on you might just be pleasantly surprised.
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Gunnar Indoor Protective Eyewear Back in Stock!

Are you the type of person who spends hours in front of a monitor every day? If you’re not wearing a pair already, you might want to take a look at Gunnar Optiks.

Programmers, gamers, system administrators, accountants, stock traders, graphic designers. If you spend more than 2 hours a day looking at a monitor, statistics say you are likely to be a victim of eye strain and fatigue. Do headaches and sore dry blurry eyes sound familiar? You owe it to yourself to give these a try. Everyone here in the Evatech offices who spends their days in front a monitor can attest to just how much of a difference they make.

Still not sure exactly how they work or what they are? This video below does a pretty good job of explaining the basics.


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The NZXT H440, now in 4 different colors!

One of NZXT’s prettiest cases to date, the NZXT H440 has just been added in the Orange and Blue, accompanying the already released, white and black/red models.

With 6 hard drive bays, space for an ATX or mATX motherboard, four included fans, fantastic cable management, large case window and drop dead gorgeous looks, its quickly become a favorite with enthusiasts. Continue reading “The NZXT H440, now in 4 different colors!”

A Value Comparison : Gaming PC vs Playstation 4 vs XBOX One

We hear a lot of console gamers complain about how much a gaming PC costs, but lets break it down a little and see what the real cost actually is. Now the following is only meant as an example, you can always manipulate data to skew the results any way you like, but we tried to approach this as fairly as possible.

The price of PC includes assembly, setup, a mouse and keyboard and everything you need to just plug in and play, just as you would with a console. No need to assemble it yourself, no need to bargain hunt, buy second hand, source parts from multiple different stores, pirate any software, everything you need is included.

All pricing information is referenced below, we tried to take it all from the most official sources possible, (XBox Live Market Place / Sony Store / EB Games / Steam) and of course the PC its self is sourced from Evatech.com.au.
Gaming PC VS Playstation 4 VS Xbox One

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Mushkin Enhanced RAM, SSD and Flash Drives! New Products, More Stock!

This week our massive shipment of Mushkin products landed at our warehouse with all your favorites back in stock and a lot of new products to check out! Among some of the more interesting gadgets is the USB3.0 Ventura Ultra SSD drive. These lighting fast devices max out USB3 ports delivering 450MB/s reads and 445MB/s writes, receiving critical acclaim for everyone who had a chance to review them. In comparison, the Kingston DataTraveler has benchmarked writes speeds around 35MB/s, the Corsair Slider hits around 43MB/s and even the 2nd fastest flash drive out there (Sandisk Extreme) only manages 50% of the Ventura Ultra’s speed with 220MB/s*. Continue reading “Mushkin Enhanced RAM, SSD and Flash Drives! New Products, More Stock!”

Build Log 24-03-14 (Zurich Home Office Custom PC in Lian Li PC-A05FN )

CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4570 3.2GHz
Motherboard: Asus Intel 1150 B85M-E
RAM: Mushkin Silverline 12GB 1333MHz 1.5v C9
Case: Lian Li Black PC-A05FN Mid Tower Chassis (USB3 & C-02B Bezel)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W CX-500V3 80+ Bronze
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 1TB Black
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
Network Card: TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless PCIe Adapter
Operating System: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
Anti-Virus: Kaspersky Internet Security OEM 1 Year
Office Suite: Office Home & Student
Total: $1,184
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Build Log 21-03-14 (Intel Custom Gaming PC in Thermaltake Chaser A31)

CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Motherboard: ASRock Intel 1150 Z87M-EXTREME4
RAM: Corsair 8GB 2x4GB 2133MHz V-Pro Red C9
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Mid Tower Black
Power Supply: Corsair 750W CX-750V3 80+ Bronze
Primary Storage Device: Seagate 2TB Barracuda
Graphics Card: Asus GTX780TI 3GB
Optical Drive: Pioneer Blu-Ray Writer
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612P
Total: $2,115
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Build Log 21-03-14 (RYU Mini Gaming PC in Aeroocool DS Cube)

CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4670 3.4GHz
Motherboard: ASRock Intel 1150 B85M-ITX
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Desktop Memory
Case: Aerocool Dead Silence Cube Black & White
Power Supply: Corsair 650W VS650
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 1TB Blue
Second Storage Device: Samsung 120G 840BW EVO
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX770 2GB OC
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64bit
Total: $1,535
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Custom Gaming PC January 2014 Statistics

January saw the release of our new and improved custom PC builder and with it, a massive surge in number of custom PC’s ordered through our website.

We get a lot of customers asking us “so whats the best selling XXXX?” or “what’s the most popular XXXX?”.

So we thought we would break down some of the statistics on what people are buying for anyone who might be curious. So without further ado, lets take a look.

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Intel Haswell CPU Rundown

With the release of the 4th generation Core i CPU’s from Intel, we have received a lot of questions on performance and compatibility. So day we thought it would be best if we tried to answer some of the most common questions.

First off, in terms of performance, the increases over the previous generation Ivy Bridge CPU’s is minimal, at most you will see a couple of percent increase is compute power across most applications. However the real impressive addition to Haswell CPU‘s is not the performance, it’s the power consumption. Continue reading “Intel Haswell CPU Rundown”