Category Archives: Gaming

Review: Redragon Gainer M610 Mouse

I’ve never bought in to the idea that you need to spend an awful lot of money to get a usable experience with a mouse. Not to say that the uber-expensive offerings from Logitech or Corsair aren’t good products, they just don’t offer the best bang for the buck.

My preference has always been to spend less than £20 on a mouse, something I’ve managed to achieve with room to spare with the Redragon Gainer M610 mouse.

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Review: Corsair K55 Keyboard

As much as I love a good mechanical keyboard, my wife (or more specifically, her hearing) does not. There’s no denying that even though a good mechanical keyboard is the ultimate typing experience they can generate an ungodly amount of noise.

So, I was despatched to my local IT market with an instruction to buy a quieter keyboard. OK, love, don’t have to tell me twice.

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Can your CPU Really Bottleneck Your Graphics Card?

I’ve often wondered just how much your CPU can really affect the performance of a gaming PC. Surely most of the grunt comes from the GPU?

As it happens I had a couple of different systems to hand; my old i5-4690K rig and my AMD Ryzen 2600 machine, the results were quite interesting:

Short answer: yes, an older or slower CPU can absolutely slow down your gaming performance. So, before you go out and buy a Nvidia 2080Ti, spare a thought for whether your machine is actually up to the task.

Review: RetroFlag NESPi Raspberry Pi Case

For quite a while now there have been a few different ways to program a Raspberry Pi as a a console emulator for some retro gaming action.  The latest version of the Pi at this point (version 3) is a fantastic basis for emulation, with plenty of USB ports, HDMI out and enough processing power to emulate consoles all the way up to the original Playstation with ease.

The downside has always been that the port layout and overall look of the stock Raspberry Pi case don’t really lend themselves to the task, but thankfully the good folks at Retroflag have taken care of both of these issues with their NesPi Raspberry Pi case. Continue reading Review: RetroFlag NESPi Raspberry Pi Case