Intel Kaby Lake 7000 series CPUs Benchmarked

Everyone Gamers waiting for the next gen Kaby Lake series CPUs might be a little disappointed today as reviews and benchmarks surface from major news outlets.

Techpowerup has done a very thorough test of the flagship 7700K against the current gen Skylake 6700K with a large number of popular games and the results are fairly unanimous.  The good news is, if you have a Skylake CPU (or even a Ivy Bridge / Haswell CPU) there’s no reason to upgrade. The bad news, if you’ve been dying to upgrade  your PC and just holding out for the next big generational performance boost, this isn’t it.

Full credit to techpowerup for the benchmarks below, to read their full article visit techpowerup.com/reviews/

So if it’s time to upgrade your gaming PC maybe you should jump on the current gen before it’s all gone and dodge the new generation premium pricing of Kaby Lake motherboards and CPUs? Visit Evatech.com.au today to get started. Don’t worry, if your still keen for Kaby Lake systems they are on the way too, keep an eye on our website for updates in the coming days.

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128GB of DDR4, Liquid Cooled i7 6900K & SLI MSI Gaming X GTX1070’s

We can only speculate as to what this absolute beast of a system is going to be used for, but we sure hope it’s for something a little more ambitious than Dota 2 and some school homework!

Sparing (almost) no expense, this build is a behemoth! The 128GB of DDR4 memory took almost a full 24 hours to burn in test alone and housed in a Corsair Graphite 780T chassis it’s physically massive as well.

Red sleeved cabling from the 1000w 80+ Gold rated PSU, red accented Gaming X GPUs from MSI, red LED lit NZXT Kraken liquid CPU cooler and black and red MSI Gaming Pro motherboard come together perfectly in the matte black Corsair 780T chassis with impressive results. Take a look for yourself.

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Time you got a new gaming PC? Why not get it custom built your exact requirements, taste and budget! Checkout our homepage to day and explore the millions of possible combinations. Don’t worry if your not too PC savvy, our built in error checking and game library full of performance indicators and hardware requirements make it a breeze.

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This week @ Evatech, Liquid Cooled GPUs, Brushed Aluminium, SLI & TridentX RAM

As we creep up to Christmas the orders just start flooding in! While a lot of the orders are pretty similar, well rounded, economical, good value for money custom PC builds, there are always a few that make even our tech team to assemble these things all day every day, stop and snap a photo.

Without further ado, here is just a small sampling of some of the bests this week to give a few ideas for your next custom gaming PC.

Why liquid cool your CPU when you can liquid cool your GPU? The Seahawk from MSI is co-engineered with Corsiar using their tried and true H55 pump and radiator, prefixed to the MSI PCB and encased in a blower air cooler for the VRM heatsinks.

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Blue RAM, Blue LED CPU Cooler and Blue PSU Cabling coming together nicely on a matt black MSI motherboard and glossy white NZXT case.

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Love them or hate them, the Steamcastle from Deepcool is definitely different. They might be on their way out and stock is getting hard to come by, so this might very well be one of the last we build.

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G.Skill’s black and white TidentX DDR4 memory never fails to look pretty in any build, no sharp contrasting colors, just sleek glossy and understated while still being sharp and most importantly, a rock solid performer.

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With a customer base so geared towards gaming, the number of SLI builds we get it’s a lot higher than you might guess. It’s by no means cheap, and a single card is always more cost effective, but if you need ALL the power you can get, it’s always an option.

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If you your looking for a premium quality chassis, something that just screams ‘premium’ at a glance, InWin’s brushed metal and tempered glass 900 series are tough to beat.

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Inspired? Head on over to our custom PC builder page today and checkout your options! You don’t even need to know anything about computers, let our built in error checking & warning system look after you and checkout our game database to help you tailor your performance to the types of games you play! Instant quotes, easy online ordering, 100% custom computers delivered nation wide!

GTX 1080 Graphics Card Announcement from Nvidia

Nvidia’s long anticipated next generation Pascal GPU is set to hit stores in the form of the GTX 1080 within a month or two boasting 8GB of 10Gbps GDDR5X, 2560 CUDA cores and a new, much bolder stock cooler.

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Claims of 2x-3x the performance in VR gaming with 1.5x + the performance in regular DX12 games over it’s GTX 980 predecessor line the Nvidia announcement page. Checkout the announcement trailer below for a quick run down of the headline features.

Until we have a better idea of pricing and get our hands on one of these ourselves to truly test Nvidia’s claims we can’t say whether it’s best to wait a month or two for a GTX 1080 powered custom PC or just build one today with the current 900 series. That being said, expect launch prices to well above that of the GTX 980 and stock shortages for a few weeks come launch day.

If past experience is anything to go by, expect GTX 1080 TI’s, 1070’s and 1060’s to replace the rest of the 900 series slowly over the rest of the year with the full line up in place by Christmas. But if you want don’t want to wait and are itching to get your game on sooner, the very formidable Maxwell powered 900 series is still a great choice and available right now at over at out custom gaming PC page.

Stay tuned to Evatech for details (price, release date, stock availability etc) as we creep closer to launch!

Next Gen MSI Gaming Laptops and Acer IPS G series Monitors!

What’s new this week at Evatech?

  • Acer’s G series IPS low latency 1080P gaming monitors. With a tilt-able stand these monitors come in three different sizes (23″,25″,27″). Great low cost gaming panels, currently the lowest price IPS panels in our catalogue!
  • MSI Gaming Laptops! All powered by the latest generation 6th Gen Intel Core mobile series and focused directly at gamers these laptops come in 15 or 17″ form factors with dedicated GPUs, SteelSeries gaming keyboards, Nahimic Sound, gamin optimized LAN and WiFi and Windows 10!
  • Easy 1 click game specific gaming PC customisation! Instead of digging through our game database, selecting a game, then selecting a custom PC base configuration customers now get a quick, easy, 1 click option to select from a list of the latest release titles to customize their PC for just as they mouse over the ‘Customize’ button on any Gaming PC! Selecting a game will display the minimum, recommended and ultra hardware requirements to run that specific game at 1080p, right in line as you make your component selections.

 

Building a Custom Gaming PC for Metal Gear Solid : The Phantom Pain

Released September 1st, Hideo Kojimas final Metal Gear Solid game is out and getting amazing reviews from every major publication and gamers alike.

As of the 3rd, this game has a 95/100 on meta critic and 97% on steam user reviews making the highest rated game of the entire year to date. If you haven’t seen it already take a look at IGN’s 10/10 video review for an idea of why.

Now with all that out of the way, lets get down to what we’re really here for, building a custom gaming PC to play Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

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New Skylake CPUs and Motherboards Join the Valkyrie Custom Gaming PC!

B150 and H170 chipset motherboards now offer a lower cost solution to pair with the also newly released i5 any i7 ‘non k’ edition CPUs. These CPUs and motherboards were released this morning and are currently in stock ready for assembly!

Joing the B150 and H170 motherboard options are the brand spanking new line up of Skylake i5 and i7 quad core CPUs from Intel. The new range come in cheaper than their unlocked ‘K’ series counterparts but still deliver great performance on the all new DDR4 ready skylake platform.

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Custom Gaming PC Best (& Least) Selling Hardware By City

Here at Evatech we love data! Not selling or sharing personal data with ad agencies, but generalized market data that can help us better understand and serve our customer base.  Just in case anyone else finds this as interesting as we do,  here is a look at what gaming hardware PC gamers are buying broken down by city. Continue reading “Custom Gaming PC Best (& Least) Selling Hardware By City”

How Much CPU Do You Really Need? Pairing your CPU with the right Components. [Gaming]

There’s a couple of common misconceptions that many gaming PC buyers have when it comes to picking out the right PC and we thought it best to try and dispel some of the myths that might negatively effect your decision making when it comes to selecting the right components for your next custom gaming PC.

Now the following could be considered ‘overly generalized’ and yes there are always the odd exception to the general rule, but this article is just to point the less savvy shopper in the right direction and should be only the first stepping stone in your pre-purchase research.

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MSI X99A & Z97A USB 3.1 Ready Motherboards Now @ Evatech!

MSI has refreshed their entire Z97 and X99 line to include USB3.1 support! These models can easily be identified by the ‘A’ in their name (X99-A / Z97-A) and sport a mix of type A and type C connectors.

For those not already familiar with the new USB 3.1 technology, it offers multiple advantages over standard USB 3.0 ports. First and foremost as you would expect, transfer speeds have significantly improved with real world benchmarks showing 50-75% increases over USB 3.0 in reads and 30-50% in writes depending on the environment. Secondly,  with USB 3.1 comes the Type C connector, much smaller than standard USB connectors and best of all, it’s reversible!

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