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  • 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…

  • How Good is the Intel Core i7 for Gaming?

    Today we will discuss Intel and their legendary Core series, especially the i7, that has become so popular that it is almost impossible to discuss about computers and not mention it. Intel announced their Intel Core series in 2008 and leading this barrage of CPUs was the Intel Core i7.…

  • Is Turbo Boost Technology Automatic or does it need Manual Input?

    The performance of a powerful PC relies on its speedy components most of the time. The most important of these is the CPU or the processor. It’s responsible for handling a lot of the workflow going on in the system. Especially in CPU intensive applications, the speed of the processor…

  • What Type of RAM is Compatible with Intel Core i7-7700k / 8700k?

    While the Motherboard and Processor are pretty important components of the computer in and off themselves. It’s also important to consider the Random Access Memory chips that can be used in the motherboards themselves. Most of which have the compatibility with DDR4 sticks. While there are Motherboards that support DDR3…

  • How Does Hyper Threading Work in Intel Core i7 Processors?

    You have heard the term Hyper-Threading plenty of times. It is supposed to be some magical technology that doubles the speed of your processor once it is enabled. Companies can either turn it on or off and charge plenty more like a premium. I would like to say that all…

  • What Type of Motherboard is Compatible with Intel Core i7 8700K and 7700K?

    Motherboards are one of the most crucial components of a computer, especially a gaming one. As the name suggests, almost every component of a computer is related to the motherboard. A powerful motherboard can help you achieve greater processing frequencies, provide better cooling solutions, and also last much longer. To…

  • How Does i7-7700K Compares to i7-8700K

    For a long time, four cores were considered overkill and most of the computer applications required fewer cores. As time passed, the industry felt a great need to increase the core count to improve performance in various fields. In terms of the gaming industry, we can say that most of…

  • How to Find Out Intel’s i7 Processor Generation

    If you look around for a new CPU, chances are that you must have been bombarded with a lot of information when you go out for a purchase. It is quite well established now that companies release new products and assign a “generation” to them. Similarly, semiconductor manufacturers like Intel,…

  • Center Channel Speakers: Everything You Need To Know Before Buying Them

    A home theatre system cannot be really complete if the center channel speaker is missing. This is because almost all of the dialogues are played through the center speaker. It’s also where musical instruments and movie effects are more prominent. In fact, you can still use the center channel speaker…

  • Which Sound Card Should You Buy and Why

    Audio is rarely a huge focus for people when putting together a new gaming setup. The average person just buys a decent gaming headset and that’s the end all be all of their audio setups. Regardless of how often audio is overlooked by most consumers, it can really be the…

  • How to Choose a Soundbar for Home Use

    If you look at the current crop of television sets, you will immediately realize one thing. The quality of video has been considerably improved. Manufacturers are also working towards making the TVs as slim as possible. All these are excellent additions but they have come at a price. Reduced sound…

  • Are NVMe PCIe M.2 Drives Compatiable with Macs?

    Apple’s largely successful Mac lineup has always been respected for having great design, build quality and performance for the most part (unless you’re a gamer, sorry). While all of that is great for people who have grown to love MacOS, there still stands the one thing Apple is notoriously known…