Seeing as my main gaming rig is also my video editing PC and it now sits in my workshop, I’m in need of a “basic” gaming PC for the living room. Check out my video build vlog to see what components I chose and how it performs.
The PRIZM Matrix from antec is a pretty unique concept. These days pretty much all cases can accept a multitude of fans with the bare minimum on even a small form factor case being two 120mm fans next to each other. It’s no surprise then that this has become the go-to form factor for all-in-one… Continue reading Review: Antec PRIZM Matrix
If you’re a PC enthusiast you probably like to keep track of your systems stats while you’re working or playing. With games this always meant you had to keep an overlay program running, which can get in the way of, you know, actually gaming. Thankfully it’s shockingly easy to setup a second display to show… Continue reading Create a PC Stats Display with Raspberry Pi
Many people felt a bit cheated when they first used their shiny new 3900X CPUs. AMD had marketed them as having up to a 4.6GHz boost clock, but failed to mention that this only applied to single core boosts.
Never one to be fully satisfied I decided I needed a faster processor in my personal rig, and seeing as I didn’t have £750 to burn on AMDs flagship 3950X I had to set my sights one rung lower and settle for the 3900X.
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… Continue reading Review: Redragon Gainer M610 Mouse
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… Continue reading Review: Corsair K55 Keyboard
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:… Continue reading Can your CPU Really Bottleneck Your Graphics Card?
I’ve been an AMD fanboi for as long as I can remember. My first PC that I bought with my own hard earned money was an AMD K7 (Athlon) back in 2001. So I was super excited with the announcement of AMD’s Zen2 and Navi platforms, both running on a 7nm process. So what was… Continue reading AMD Ryzen 3800x / 5700XT Build
I recently upgraded my main PC and fell into the wonderful trap of adding just a few RGB elements. By the time I was finished it ended up looking like a unicorn orgy – hence the name of the build.