Not being released to retail until next week, Evatech has got its hands on AMDs brand new 28nm Tonga XT GPU this afternoon and is bringing you what might be a world first, hands on with the R9 285!
So without further ado, lets get to it. Keep in mind we are not professional reviewers, just enthusiasts who got a new toy early, so we apologize in advance for the limited amount of testing & details.
UPDATE : BENCHMARK RESULTS ADDED – 02/09 12:05pm
UPDATE : [Correction] R9 285 not R9 285x
Continue reading “Gigabyte R9 285 OC Unboxing, Hands On & Benchmarking [GV-R9285WF2OC-2GD]”
With very few big titles gracing August with a release date, PC gaming is slated to get start get busy again soon as September draws closer and the 2014 holiday period closes in.
A myriad of small indie titles in between fill up the gaps in between but there are 5 big name titles hitting digital shelves next month.
- The Sims 4 : September 2nd (EA)
- Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition : September 5th (CapCom)
- Fable Anniversary : September 12th (Microsoft)
- Fifa 15 : September 26th (EA)
- Dark Souls II : Crown of the Ivory King : September 24th (Bandai Namco)
Continue reading “PC Game Release Dates for September! Zombies, Soccer & RPGs”
Expected to launch and some point in September the X99 Haswell-E chipset is the first consumer motherboard series to support DDR4 memory. Here at Evatech we are getting a lot of questions from customers asking if they should bother waiting for this or not so we thought we would take the time to address it publicly online.
From what we know so far, there will be 3 new CPU sku’s, the 5820K, 5930K and 5960X. At this point the price points are still just rumors but according to Niels Broekhuijsen over at Tomshardware we expect them to start at around the $450 AUD mark and go all the way up to $1100 for the top of the line model. Continue reading “Haswell-E, X99 Intel Chipsets and DDR4 Memory, What We Know So Far.”
Evatech is proud to announce it has partnered with Australia’s largest network of computer and electronics warranty providers to offer 1,2,3 or 5 year on-site warranty services with every custom PC we sell!
That means if you buy an Evatech custom PC with a NWS warranty and any component of the system fails within the warranty period, regardless of where you live in Australia, NWS will send a technician right to your door, free of charge.
These new warranty options are selectable when you are customizing any of our custom PC’s at evatech.com.au. For a full list of warranty terms and conditions click here.
Delivering higher performance with lower power consumption, the code named ‘Devil’s Canyon’ range of new Haswell based CPUs has arrived. Now available in all our Intel CPU based custom PCs with a large range of Z97 and H97 chipset motherboards.
All in all there are now 10 new CPUs to choose from, here to replace the old Haswell line up, with improved clock speeds and integrated graphics performance. To see the full range checkout our Intel CPU category – here.
Checkout our new Devil Canyon ready custom PC’s today via the links below at our custom Gaming PC page here.
Continue reading “Intel’s new ‘Devils Canyon’ Haswell Refresh CPUs & Z97/H97 motherboards have arrived!”
We’ve worked hard to extend our fantastic custom PC builder to the popular Intel NUCs and Gigabyte Brix. Buying a customisable PC doesn’t get much easier than this, nor does it get much smaller! Simply head on over to our Mini Series category of our website and choose your preference of NUC or Brix. Continue reading “Introducing customisable Mini PCs with NUC and Brix”
So we’ve gone ahead and introduced the new Raven Slim ITX Custom Gaming PC. Built upon the same case, power supply, CPU, motherboard and video card configurations as Valve’s BETA Steam Machines sent out to lucky steam users and press, this system is simply a Steam Machine without the SteamOS and controller (arguably not a Steam Machine at all) but only 2 small steps away from becoming one! Continue reading “Can’t wait for Steam Machines? Neither can we!”
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.
Continue reading “Gunnar Indoor Protective Eyewear Back in Stock!”
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!”
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.
Continue reading “A Value Comparison : Gaming PC vs Playstation 4 vs XBOX One”