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”

The Notebook Cooler Showdown, Cooler Master / Deep Cool / Thermaltake

With so many notebook coolers on the market we thought it would be best to put a few of to the test and see if we can get any noticeable difference in cooling performance out them.

The Coolermaster NotePal U3 (3 Fans), Deep Cool N400 (2 Fans) and Thermaltake Massive23 GT (Single Fan), ranging from $12 to $41, where tested on the same laptop in the same room at the same ambient temperature and the results are in. Continue reading “The Notebook Cooler Showdown, Cooler Master / Deep Cool / Thermaltake”