Once I find a mouse I like, I tend to stick to it for quite a while. Right now, I'm still using the Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse I picked up in April, and it doesn't look like I'm going to switch anytime soon.
But I did come across a piece of hardware that I'll use for my extra machines, or in special cases given one of its neat tricks -- the Feenix 2014 Nascita Gaming Mouse.
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The Nvidia Shield, the little controller with a screen attached to it, just rolled out an update that lets it stream games in 1080p. Before this update, it could only stream games in 720p. This update also touch controls from...
iBuyPower showed off a prototype for its first Steam Machine, which will be out next year for $499. The sexy white box will have a multicore AMD CPU, an AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card, a 500GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SteamOS, and a Steam Controller.
Don't run at me with torches ablaze, but it looks like this early Steam Machine will outperform the new consoles, at least from a raw power perspective. TFLOPS is a way to calculate how fast a computer is, and according to Anandtech the PlayStation 4 has 1.84 TFLOPS, the Xbox One has 1.23 TFLOPS, and The Tech Report has the R9 270, a $180 GPU, at 2.4 TFLOPS. With similar AMD multicore CPUs, the edge will go to the system with the better graphic processing and speed.
This is a lower price with better hardware than most people were expecting. Valve's own prototypes are all above this price point, so it's nice to see that the first third-party system will be very affordable. We'll learn more about the hardware of this box, and other Steam Machines, at CES in January.
For all the PC enthusiasts that are due for an upgrade, Amazon is having a sale of up to 40 percent off select DIY components. It's a pretty good mix of items that are on sale too: Corsair tower cases for $300; Intel i5 and i...
Look out PC master race, there's a new custom gaming PC looking to put your rig to shame. Known as The Large Pixel Collider, the passionate, and possibly demented, folks at PC Gamer have put together a monster rig that will ...
Crucial are rolling out the next-generation of memory, and it might be available as early as the end of 2013. Crucial has a promo up on their site for the new DDR4 memory, and there are lots of fancy graphics showing you just...
If you get an R9 series card from AMD right now, you'll get a free copy of Battlefield 4. The cards that are a part of the promotion range from the low-end R9 270 all the way up to the R9 290X.
If you get AMD's bargain card, ...
If you are thinking of getting a new PC to prepare for the beginning of the next generation of games, you can trade in your current console towards an Alienware gaming machine. This trade-in will give you $200 towards a new P...
I usually go with Nvidia when I buy graphics cards, but AMD's new flagship card, the Radeon R9 290X really has my attention. It's definitely a high-end card that can compete with Nvidia's Titan, but it comes at a much more af...
Last week Nvidia announced a new graphics card, the GTX 780 Ti. What it didn't do was say much about the GPU. All the company said was that this new card would be right below the Titan. Nvidia didn't talk about the card durin...
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Valve revealed the specs for the high-end version of its Steam Machines, and they look impressive. Most of the parts were detailed, so it's easy to figure out how much these could cost.
I put together some parts that match Valve's list, and priced it out on Amazon with a Prime account. I have four options, ranging from low-end to extreme. Even the "low-end" system is still a hefty machine capable of speeding past the next-gen consoles, and the extreme system is an insane beast that will gladly make your eyes bleed with pixels.
Some of the prices might seem steep, but remember that these are high-end systems. These rigs are made for people who want to be able to have this be their primary gaming computer, and for those who don't want to rely on streaming from another device. These are the boxes you want to look at if you want to get into PC gaming with some really nice performance.
Price cuts? Love 'em. Especially when they happen for something I need. Look at the cuts NVIDIA has made for some of their desktop line, effective today:
GeForce GTX 660: $179
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB: $149
I've been playing PC games with Razer's Ouroboros wired/wireless ambidextrous gaming mouse for a bit now, trying out everything from MMOs to FPS to casual games. This is one really nice mouse, but it had better be for its asking price of $149.99.
MSI Computer Corp has unveiled the GS70, the world's thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop at just .85 inches! It features a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, and features a 1TB or 750GB HDD depending on the configuration you want to get.
The 1TB HDD version is going for $1999.99, while the 750GB one is $1799.99. Both models also include 16GB of DDR3L memory, four USB 3.0 ports, three audio jacks, 720p HD camera, and support for up to three external displays via HDMI and mDP ports.
All in all, it weighs 5.73 pounds, and gives the Razer Blade Pro a run for its money. Still, the Razer Blade (14-inch) is the true thinnest laptop in general, but the GS70 is now the thinnest 17-inch model laptop. Plus MSI's most expensive configuration is cheaper than Razer's 17-inch, while the cheaper version comes in at the same price as Razer's 14-inch. Nice.
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