Q: How many fans can you daisy chain on a 230w sfx PSU? A: More than you should need.

Here at the Evatech offices we have accumulated a large box of OEM case fans and before we tried to sell them or even give them away, we wanted to make sure they were all working first.

In order to test them all, we could have just plugged them all in one by one, but it’s Friday afternoon and where’s the fun in that? We decided answer the question that no-one was asking, how many fans can a cheap old PSU power at once? So we dragged out a 230w sfx PSU we had we had lying around the office and start daisy chaining every fan together until they simply wouldn’t start to spin. Continue reading “Q: How many fans can you daisy chain on a 230w sfx PSU? A: More than you should need.”

Gigabyte R9 285 OC Unboxing, Hands On & Benchmarking [GV-R9285WF2OC-2GD]

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 : [Correction] R9 285 not R9 285x

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PC Game Release Dates for September! Zombies, Soccer & RPGs

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)

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Haswell-E, X99 Intel Chipsets and DDR4 Memory, What We Know So Far.

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.”

Up to 5 years on-site warranty now available with every Evatech custom PC

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.

Intel’s new ‘Devils Canyon’ Haswell Refresh CPUs & Z97/H97 motherboards have arrived!

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.
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Can’t wait for Steam Machines? Neither can we!

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!”

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!”