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  • Flat vs Curved Monitors: Which is better?

    Immersion is key in video games. That’s pretty obvious if you take a look at any recent triple-A game. The graphical prowess and capability seem to be getting better and better with every new release. If you have a great PC, you’re in a good spot to enjoy some amazing…

  • RAM: Single Channel vs Dual Channel

    RAM is pretty critical in a computer. There’s the age-old argument that you need a certain amount of RAM and no more. There’s also the debate about memory speeds, whether they actually matter or not. We’ll save those for another day. Long story short, if you’re skimping out on RAM,…

  • Prebuilt Gaming Computers: CyberPowerPC vs iBUYPOWER

    When it comes to gaming PCs, you usually have two options; you either gather all the parts and build the PC yourself or you can go to the market and buy a prebuilt PC from companies like CyberPowerPC or iBUYPOWER. Two of the most famous names in the prebuilt market.…

  • Nvidia DSR: Understanding DSR Factors and Smoothness

    It has been five or so years since Nvidia came out with DSR or Dynamic Super Resolution, the purpose of this feature was to allow the gamers to enjoy higher resolutions on monitors that did not have native support for the same resolutions. For instance, a gamer with a 1080p…

  • Gaming Chairs vs Office Chairs

    The new marketing strategy companies are using to sell these days seems to be slapping the label “Gaming” on every product they make. At first, this seems like a simple gimmick to sell their stuff to gamers who are willing to pay more for their gear. But upon further inspection,…

  • What is a GPU Backplate and do you need it?

    You get yourself a shiny new graphics card, plug it in and totally lose yourself in the world of video games. That’s the basics covered. Admittedly, the card might look a bit stale out of the box. If it doesn’t have a backplate it probably looks like nearly every other…

  • X470 VS X370: Which Chipset is better?

    AMD announced their market disrupting Ryzen processors way back in December of 2016. Since then, core counts and overclocking have been all the rage. That’s where Ryzen promises to deliver the most. It delivers more features at a better value, especially compared to Intel. Combine high core counts and low…

  • 1440p 144hz or 4k HDR in 2020: Which is better

    The beauty of PC gaming happens to be the plethora of ways you can enjoy video games. Some people like to relax in their seat and enjoy a visually stunning and immersive experience. Other people might prefer competitive gaming that’s all about skill, where performance matters more than visuals. This…

  • RTX VS GTX 10 Series: Worth the upgrade?

    Nvidia’s Pascal or GTX 10 series lineup has been incredibly popular since its launch in 2016. That’s mainly because after a long time, Nvidia presented a considerable leap in performance with the 10 series. Well, the RTX series shows even more promise not only with better performance but with new…

  • 21:9 vs 16:9 Monitors: Which Is Better?

    Since most of the mainstream monitors that are available these days have the same aspect ratio, most consumers aren’t aware of the 21:9 format. People care more about display technology, refresh rates and overall panel quality. But if you’re one of those people who aren’t aware of ultrawide’s rising popularity,…

  • TN vs VA vs IPS: Which Type Of Monitor Is The Best

    Graphical prowess is always going upwards in video games. So is the competitive aspect of video games. If you’re the type of person who generally enjoys gaming, you’ll benefit from a great display. Gaming monitors have been on the rise for a while now. That’s because of higher refresh rates,…

  • The Difference: Gold vs Bronze Rated Power Supplies

    Picking out and installing a power supply for a gaming PC isn’t really a difficult task. The first thing you do is make out a rough estimate of how much power you actually need for your system. The general rule is to have a bit of headroom and get a…

  • Romer-G vs Cherry MX: Which One Is Better?

    Everyone appreciates a good mechanical keyboard. After feeling the tactile feedback from a good key switch, it’s hard to go back to a membrane keyboard. They are enjoyable in nearly every scenario, whether it is gaming or just simply typing. However, there are a plethora of different key switches. It’s…

  • What Is ECC RAM? Can You Game With It?

    Every experienced or even a novice PC builder should be familiar with RAM. It’s obviously a key component for any computer to function properly. When people consider purchasing new memory for their rig, they might be concerned with capacity, speed, and latency. That’s about as much information the average consumer should…

  • Thermal Paste Types: Does it Matter?

    If you are building yourself a new gaming PC, you will come across something called thermal paste. Perhaps this is the cheapest component that you can buy for your new PC. However, the important part that you must know is that even this cheap component has a huge impact on…

  • Cherry MX Switches: Blue vs Red

    Cherry is a name famous in the PC hardware industry and is one of the leading manufacturers of mechanical switches that we see in mechanical keyboards. Their switches have long adorned some of the finest mechanical keyboards; gaming or otherwise, and continue to do so. A German company, Cherry is…

  • Which Hard Drive Should You Buy for a Gaming PC

    Building a new gaming PC is something that happens to be a lot more overwhelming than you might think in the first place. If you have built computers, then it really will not be an issue for you because you can easily buy the parts that you want, and once…

  • Which is Better: Sennheiser vs Bose

    If you love listening to music as much as we do, then you can more or less relate to the fact that good headphones make a lot of difference. That is one thing that neither of us can deny. However, when it comes to headphones in general, the market is flooded…

  • Are Lap Desks Really Useful?

    Lap desks are becoming a lot more common than you might think. Sure, some purists might tell you that buying a lap desk is not really a smart idea when you already have a desk but sometimes, a person wants to work while being in bed, especially in winters when…

  • Micro-ATX VS Mini-ITX Cases

    A computer case is the most apparent part of your computer system that not only provides great aesthetics but also plays a vital role in the efficiency and compatibility of your system. As there are a lot of cases in the market, it becomes confusing for the customer to choose…

  • Gaming Tablets: Gaming and Productivity On The Go

    In a world where technology is progressing faster than we can keep count, gaming tablets are now the new fad of the market. For those who are unaware, gaming tablets do work just like your standard iOS, or Android tablet, but their hardware is more inclined towards gamers. By giving…

  • Z370 VS Z390: Which should you buy?

    Intel has been in a tough spot ever since Ryzen launched. Combining low prices and high core counts, Ryzen is an absolutely amazing value and gives Intel a run for their money. Ever since then, Intel has been playing catchup with their direct rivals. Their answer has been better performance,…

  • X299 Vs Z370: Which Is Better?

    If you are looking to build the best, top of the line enthusiast Intel-based system out there, chances are that you have narrowed down your decision to getting a motherboard with either one of these chipsets – X299 and Z370. However, its possible at this point that some confusion has…

  • USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0 vs USB 3.1: Which should you Have and Why?

    The USB port has been an industry standard for connection in nearly every electronic device for decades. Sure, it’s not the most exciting thing in the world related to computers, but it is an important one. The USB port has gone through so many physical form factor changes along with…

  • How to Install DD-WRT Firmware on Your Router

    Very few home routers are actually able to do what they are built to do mainly because the stock firmware they ship with is aimed at basic use, not fully utilising the hardware potential. This is to keep the devices easy to use and as user-friendly as possible. But if…