We get a few enquiries a month from our interstate customers pertaining specifically to how PCs are packaged , we are able to easily put their minds at ease after pointing them towards our special packaging foam, combined with the PC going back into the case box it came in, wrapped in bubble wrap and a black cling wrap. We’ll go into further detail on those methods in this post.
October has a long tradition of kicking off the holiday game release season and this year it’s no different. If your still holding out on buying a new gaming PC, maybe one the titles coming over the next few weeks will be enough to push you over the edge.
With just so many to choose from, we have cherry picked some of the games we are most looking for to for the month. For a full list of upcoming titles checkout Steam’s Coming Soon page or your favorite PC gaming news website.
Monolith’s Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor has been getting a lot hype ahead of it’s release tomorrow and if the big game review sites are to believed, rightly so.
- 8/10 – Gamespot.com
- 9.3/10 IGN.com
- 5/5 GiantBomb.com
- 4.5/5 GamesRadar.com
With the drivers finally being released for Nvidia’s new GTX 9xx series, our technicians have finally had a chance to put our newest arrivals through their paces with a benchmark and temperature test. The GTX 980 and 970 are the newest additions to the Nvidia line up running on the more power efficient, DirectX 12 ready Maxwell architecture, announced today during Nvidia’s Game24 live stream.
Continue reading “Gigabyte GTX 980 and GTX 970 G1 Benchmarked – Evatech”
Hot from our driver’s hands, we have the very new Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB Super Overclock, which supports DirectX 12. Below you can find some quick photos of the graphics card. A benchmark will follow in another post shortly, so make sure you check back!
Our first shipment of the eagerly awaited Gigabyte GTX 980’s arrived early ahead of Fridays launch and and much to our dismay, there was no driver CD in the box. In its place was a sticker asking us to visit Nvidia’s website to download the drivers, where the drivers have yet to be released.
So instead of bringing you benchmarks, we will have to settle for some photos instead.
Continue reading “Gigabyte GTX 980 4GB Early Hands On [Photos] N980D5-4GD”
When it comes to mid tower PC case design, very few vendors deviate from the tried and true, black and white color schemes. Aerocool’s DS200 range has broken the mold releasing an ORANGE, BLUE, GREEN and RED versions in addition to the standard black and white options giving the customers 6 different colors to choose from.
The overall design of the DS 200 mid tower range follows in the footsteps of their earlier mITX DS Cube series, that also comes in range of colors. As standard the DS 200 comes with noise damping materials affixed to the internal panels and a built in LCD fan controller and temperature display. This 4 speed fan controller also has the ability to swap between 7 different back lighting colors and the temperature readout can be switched between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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.”
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
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)