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Building your Computer: The Pros and Cons

Considering that we are entering into a post-PC world, with the advancements in technology, this doesn’t necessarily imply that the desktop computer is dead. A sensation that was birthed in the late 70s is still much here to stay even though smartphones and tablets are overtaking specific functions like basic gaming, checking email, and keeping in touch with social media, you can still get more use out of a classic PC. Things like typing are still quicker with the PC, there is a seamless interface, and most importantly, the user experience is always the best.

Build vs. Buy

building your own compFor basic computer applications like word processing, Internet browsing, and video streaming, buying a computer from your local store will do just fine. However, if you are into gaming and heavy computer application like graphic design, building a computer is the ideal option. Furthermore, you’ll probably get a better deal for your budget building one. However, building a computer isn’t for everyone, the process can be long tedious and stress, and if you are unsure of what you are doing, it can turn into an endless money pit.

Pros and Cons

Decisions often come with split roads, pros, and cons. There are both pros and cons to buying versus building a PC. Buying a PC seems like the best option considering how prices have drastically dropped and you can get a PC that ranges from a low as £200, not forgetting that these computers do come with a warranty and tech support. However, thing begins to get more expensive when needs begin to get more technical and high end, like gaming and graphic design, with prices skyrocketing upwards to £3000. No one needs to cough up all that money to purchase a computer.

Here is where building your computer comes in, it is cheaper and more so allows for complete customization giving you the ability to upgrade the components whenever you please. In a sense, you can create your high-end computer with a budget range of £500 and £1000 and still serve the purpose intended.

The sad bit though is that the components carry individual warranties and if you don’t put everything in place the right way, your machine fails to boot. Unless you are a trained technician, you wouldn’t know which component is causing it, and there is no 24/7 hotline to assist you.

In the end, there is always a battle raging on about building versus buying. There is no shame in buying a computer, but then again there is fun and learning experience in building one. Good luck with your choice.

Fantastic Gaming Experience with Incredible Monitors

Gone are the days of pixels, gaming has evolved with the introduction of and advancements of gaming platforms. Imagine your eyes drawn to an unprecedented design, a fusion of the gloss black and mat texture contrasts. That is what these high-end gaming monitors offer, enabling you to play high-end games at maximum resolutions freely.

  1. The Acer XG270HU monitor

With a 27” viewing real estate and a 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution, this monitor delivers every bit of detail. Everything looks fantastic on the screen with the high response time and incredible frame rate. Also, this Acer Monitor supports FreeSync technology, ideal for tear and stutter-free gaming.

monitorsThis monitor contains HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort ports built onboard. Also, its frame-less design combined with arresting red stand is pleasing to the eye. Not forgetting the flicker-less, low dimming and Comfy View technology that protects your eyes, goodbye eye straining tendencies. The Acer XG270HU is supplied power through a 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60Hz power supply cable and its general power consumption are low and economical.

It possesses dual speakers that are built-in and also supports external speakers as well. The audio quality is exemplary and can be adjusted to suit the gaming needs.

  1. The ASUS VS248H Full HD LED monitor

With a 1920 x 1080, supporting 1080p Full HD resolution, this monitor delivers every bit of detail. With the fast 2 microsecond response time and ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (50,000,000:1), making this an excellent frame rate ratio. Also, this ASUS Monitor supports quality, tear and stutter-free gaming.

The Full high HD, 1080p resolution combined with the fast response time, undoubtedly make this one of the best frameless gaming monitors. This monitor contains an HDMI port built onboard. Also, its frame-less design combined with arresting red stand is pleasing to the eye. Just like the Acer gaming monitor, it also possesses dual speakers that are built-in and also supports external speakers as well. The audio quality is exemplary and can be adjusted to suit the gaming needs.

Gaming on these Monitors

Gaming on these monitors is flawless. With the widescreen and HD technology, you’ll be in for a rich gaming experience and audible sound quality, no lag or video over audio problems. Moreover, you can jack it up with a console like the PlayStation™, and convert it into a TV. This augments your console display capacity and raises your fps (frames per second) to rival other gaming platforms.

This superb combination of high resolution, high frame rate and ultra-fast response time, clearly make these some of the best and first-class frameless gaming monitors out there.

 

Best Graphics card right now

The processor may be the computer’s brain, but when it comes to games, the graphics card is the heart that pumps out pixels and polygons to the monitor. Thus, it is also the single most important component for us gamers. Here are some cards that deserve their place your next PC – whether it’s a smart media giant, a budget computer, or a 4K monster.

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Best Graphics Card Overall: The GeForce GTX 1070

Was there really any competition for the top ranking? AMD has the chance to defeat the GTX 1070 with its RX 480 – but before we could compare the cards thoroughly, the GTX 1070 remains the lord. The card can match or exceed the GTX Titan X and GTX 980 Ti in all games, and on all settings – and it accomplishes this at a significantly lower price. This does not necessarily mean that you need to upgrade from a 980 Ti or Titan X to the 1070. The performance is so similar that it is most about price-related performance.

Our advice is to skip a generation or two of hardware, or more generally – just upgrade when your current hardware starts to feel a bit too slow. It means, of course, different things for different people, so some players are likely to change card for a small improvement, while more economical people can manage medium or budget quality-cards.

Best High Performance Card: The GeForce GTX 1080

If you want the fastest graphics card on the planet then the choice is quite easy – The GTX 1080 easily wins in our tests. It’s 30 percent faster than Titan X and GTX 980 Ti, and uses almost 30 percent less power. This is, again, thanks to the switch from 28 nm to 16 nm FinFET, which allows Nvidia to print more components on smaller surfaces.

What is the problem then? The biggest shortcoming is obvious – the price. No, we do not necessarily think that a little over € 600  is unreasonable for such high performance. 980 Ti has sold well at a similar price since the release last year. But it is still a lot of money.

Best value for money: The Radeon RX 470

Gone is the infected debate between the AMD and Nvidia-fans who argue whether the GTX 970 or R9 390 offer the best value for money. Instead, we have a new fight: The RX 480 vs the GTX 1060 – and, if you step down one step, the RX 470 vs the GTX 1060 3 GB? Honestly, all of these options are viable – but if you want the most value for money, there is a particular card that stands out.

The RX 470 does not bother us directly with its performance, but what it boasts is lower power consumption, a price below € 200. It took a few months for the price to fall to the right level , But by now the RX 470 has found its own niche.

 

A Review of the Game Kingsway

In Kingsway you adventure among ancient ruins of an old operating system from the 90’s. I am the chosen one? After many years of hard, frustrating training, I’m ready for my mission. Probably I’ll save the world or something in that style. Honestly I didn’t listened very carefully when it’s was explained to me.

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Go on a adventure in an operating system

For one that doesn’t know, it may seem to be a hard-pervasive environment that is presented before you. Old ruins full of outdated and forgotten technology. And no, I’m not talking about caves. I’m talking about operating systems and interfaces. Kingsway is something as odd as a role playing-game  that takes place in an old Windows 95-like operating system, complete with windows and menus. It looks charming old and shiny.

It may sound terribly hard, but it’s actually very easy to get in. The menu system is a bit messy is part of the challenge itself, namely. The shape of the game is a big part of the content in an extremely smart and intelligent manner.

When you start, you’ll only see a desktop with a few icons and folders you can start opening by placing them where you want on the screen. In the beginning, the game is quite challenging, namely and the introduction is a little bit tedious, so it’s not great fun to start over when you have to.

Once you get acquainted with the shape of the game tho, just click on points on the map and see your little figure travel to the next goal. You fight against the monsters in small windows, where you choose between attacking, blocking or the usage of use abilities or spells. Both you and the monsters have a meter, and it’s up to you to get as many attacks as possible before the opponent counter-attacks.

Kingsway is a solid Adventure title

The only real challenges in this title are the bosses. They are the only ones that challenge you a little and give a little difference in the otherwise rather easy game. However, only a little thinking is required, you will quickly learn the pattern of the monster and take on the adventure.Do it the old games we started playing as kids have something extra, just because they did not have so much options. It’s easy, it’s comedy in just the right places, it’s focused almost exclusively on fun of games and the adventure itself – without being boring or ugly. On the contrary.

Looking back: The old Aardvaak IPS

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Looking back at the old Aardvaak internet system

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