In the never-ending saga to find the best in value in technology I pounced on something I could not resist. I have a terrible weakness for cheap laptops. Typically, I purchase a new laptop every other year and my old laptop becomes my dad’s new laptop. Almost every purchase is made during the Boxing Week … Continue reading Asus VivoBook E203N
Meet my new gaming system, Zero Point Module (ZPM - THAT's "ZED" PEE EM SILLY AMERICANS). Yes, I am a mad man. Not only did I build a system I certainly did not actually need, I built a, DUN DUN DUN, Intel system! Go ahead and faint. I'll wait. Welcome back. The theory was always … Continue reading Meet Zero Point Module.
I am always scouring Ebay for computer deals that could potentially become projects to play with or to restore and sell. While I don’t get in to really old systems that may require some real work to repair I am willing to take a shot at a system that may or may not be totally … Continue reading Ebay Deals – Dell PowerEdge 840
Intel recently announced that they were killing off their Pentium G4560 3.5GHz CPU. This CPU was recently released with the Kaby Lake CPUs like the i7 7700k and so on. So what’s wrong with it? Absolutely nothing. According to Intel the only reason they moved to kill the G4560 was that it was cannibalizing i3 … Continue reading Intel Kills the Best CPU that They Sold
As many of you know I have a keyboard addiction. Especially compact keyboards that are mechanical. I didn't always have a mechanical keyboard. In fact the first two computers I bought for gaming (which weren't really great gaming systems at all) game with Dell's default boring keyboard and mouse combos. However, when I built CapSupreme, … Continue reading KB Paradise V80 Tenkeyless Keyboard
Anyone who's anyone in the FPS scene absolutely adores Final Mouse. It's really a match made in heaven. It's designed by a gamer for gamers. What could go wrong? I have been using the Final Mouse Scream since the official launch but not as my daily driver. I have never felt that it was comfortable … Continue reading Final Mouse Scream – Am I Screaming Because I’m Happy?
There plethora of keyboards out there on the market all claiming to be the best of the best of the best sir! With honours! OK, Men in Black quotes aside there are a lot of off brand mechanical keyboards out there that claim they are just as good as their big brand brethren. Well Turbot … Continue reading Turbot Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Ryzen is here and so is my new computer. Meet Tantalus, named after the FTL drive from the Normany SR2 of Mass Effect fame. I have talked about the new system briefly on our Technobabble podcast but I thought I would go more in depth here with a look at some benchmarks and so on … Continue reading Meet Tantalus P400S TG – My New Rig
If you recall last week's discussion, we touched on the pros and cons of 21:9 gaming. Now, as promised, let's take a brief look at my test subject - the Acer Predator X34. The X34 comes with all the fixings: a crisp 34'' IPS panel at a respectable 4ms response time, 3440x1440 resolution, a 100Hz … Continue reading Quick Review – Acer Predator X34