With the success of Tablet PCs and the popularity of dedicated games consoles, many had written the desktop PC off as a dying platform. I am currently sitting at my desk laughing at these commentators and nay Sayers. The reason why the desktop PC is still very much alive is down to the competition between the manufacturers of PC components. Without competition development cycles would cease to move as the companies would become complacent in their product, seeing no need to innovate and develop. So what is the latest development in the PC space? Continue Reading
It is news like this that sits perfectly in my cross hairs of cynicism. Whilst Facebook’s purchase of Snap chat seemed like a strange move, their purchase of Oculus and the Rift project caused many in the industry to turn around a say ‘hang on a minute. From a games industry angle the purchase of the Rift seems like a horrible event. A company that is responsible for some of the worst games in the industry, purchasing a project that is touted as changing how we play games, looks like a recipe for disaster, and while I do agree that Facebook’s portfolio in the industry is worth nothing more than the dumpster outside of my apartment, I am not so blinded by cynicism to see the advantages that such a business partnership can offer. So from there let us actually look at the situation we now stand in. Continue Reading
Whilst I do still consider my Cyborg R.A.T.3 to be a great mouse there are some offers you just can’t pass by. The Corsair M65 and its predecessor the M60 bring together the build quality we expect from Corsair products with some of the best sensor tech available resulting in what is considered one of the best PC peripherals on the market, receiving high praise from many well established reviewers. Continue Reading
If you are reading this you are either a) Intending to build an all powerful system b) Wanting to see what the latest developments in computing can do in a home system, or c) you intend to use these components to construct a time machine and enact some convoluted plan to take over the world. In either case the following PC parts I am about to recommend should easily run any application you intend to run, I can’t guarantee the time travel stuff, and should future proof your system for some time, unless you are the type of person that keeps buying new components every time they release a new series. So shall we? Continue Reading
Its that time of year again. Yes the time where socializing with your extended family becomes a, reluctant, mandatory activity. Where you must endure the horror that is jokes from crackers and where the only things on TV are seasonal films and shows that will be forgotten to the ages of time once the year ends.
So dear reader, it is therefore my job to inform you of some purchase choices for one of the, considered, upsides to all this festive merriment. Take into consideration that most things in the tech market aren’t cheap so for the sake of your bank balance I will aim not to exceed £100 in the process of my recommendations and of course try to justify the price if it seems somewhat outrageous, although in today’s market we consider most things to be overpriced.
Anyway, let us proceed.
With a new console generation upon us and all the major hardware companies announcing their latest ranges, many PC gamers and enthusiasts alike will be considering upgrading their system to keep on top of the hill when it comes to computer tech. Depending on your price range there are plenty of options in all component departments, so with that being said I have decided to construct a list of recommendations for those with a budget but still want a powerful system. Once that is done I shall also begin work on a list for the ‘money no object’ enthusiast who wants a system with enough computing power to launch their own space program. Continue Reading