Build Log (Customised Intel Ultimate Gaming in NZXT Phantom 530)

CPU: Intel Haswell i7-4770 3.4GHz
Motherboard: MSI Intel 1150 Z87-G43
RAM: Mushkin Radioactive 12GB 1600Mhz 1.5v C9
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 Red
Power Supply: Cooler Master G Series 700W 80+
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 1TB Blue
Graphics Card: MSI GTX770 2GB OC Twin Frozr IV
Optical Drive: Pioneer Blu-Ray Writer
Network Card: TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612P
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Anti-Virus: Norton AntiVirus 2014 OEM
Packaging: Internal Packing Foam for Secure Shipping
Total: $1,870

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Build Log (Customised Intel Ultimate Gaming in Corsair Vengeance C70)

CPU: Intel Haswell i7 4771 4-Core 3.5GHz
Motherboard: MSI Intel 1150 Z87-GD45-Gaming
RAM: Corsair 8GB 2x4GB 2133MHz V-Pro Red C9
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black
Power Supply: Corsair 750W CX-750V3 80+ Bronze
Primary Storage Device: Samsung 120G 840BW EVO
Second Storage Device: Western Digital 1TB Blue
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX760 4GB OC
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX Gaming PCIE
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612P
120mm Fan: [2x] Cooler Master 120mm Sickleflow Red
Total: $1,863

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Build Log (Customised Intel Ultimate Gaming PC in NZXT Phantom 630)

CPU: Intel Haswell i7-4770 3.4GHz
Motherboard: MSI Intel 1150 Z87-GD45-Gaming
RAM: Mushkin Blackline 32GB 2133MHz 1.5v C11
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 Matte Black
Power Supply: Cooler Master G Series 700W 80+
Primary Storage Device: Seagate 1TB Barracuda
Second Storage Device: Mushkin Chronos 240GB SandForce MLC SSD
Graphics Card: Asus GTX770 4GB DCII OC
Network Card: Tenda W311M Wireless N150 USB Adapter
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Liquid Cooler 120mm Seidon 120V
120mm Fan: [3x] Cooler Master 120mm Sickleflow Green
140mm Fan: [2x] Aerocool Shark Fan 140mm Red
Total: $2,304

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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”