After spending two months hunting for an RTX 3080, I finally found it! Although it wasn’t exactly the brand or model that I am looking for, the Asus TUF RTX 3080 is still a slick looking GPU for any build. Reviews praised the GPU on its industrial looks, premium materials used (such as using a... Continue Reading →
The Octavius Maximus Build!
When the new Ryzen's Zen+ Ryzen CPU was officially launched last week, I pulled the trigger to get their latest 2700x, 8C/16T CPU with an accompanying motherboard. I couldn't wait for the ITX motherboards to be released, so it was my first time getting a full ATX motherboard. Previously I mentioned that I never liked... Continue Reading →
Dark Rage v.2 is complete
My PC upgarde is complete. Featuring an all new LED RGB RAM sticks and an EVGA 1080ti. This is Dark Rage v.2. My previous graphics card, the EVGA 1070 will be sold to a friend of mine, who is building his own gaming pc this weekend. I have offered to assist in building his rig... Continue Reading →
Some clarity to my PC upgrade path
For some weeks now I have come with multiple iterations on my new gaming PC rig. Each iteration is an idea as to how my upgrade path will follow. Some of which became more expensive, some of which became cheaper. Each iteration follows a different idea of what it means for me to upgrade. What... Continue Reading →
My first impressions of Dell U2717D monitor.
I purchase a new Dell monitor, a 27 inch U2717D as part of my room revamp. I previously had a full HD TV that I used to connect with my PC and for my usual gaming needs. Now that I have transformed part of my room to a desktop set up, I had to get... Continue Reading →
Adieu Macbook Pro.
For years I have always wanted a Macbook Pro. What started out as an experiment, plungin myself into the whole Mac OS ecosystem many years ago starting with the Mac Mini, slowly evolved into something more powerful, more mobile to the Macbook Air. As my needs changes over the years, so does the products that... Continue Reading →
Lenovo Thinkpad 13 + Aer Fit Pack = Perfect
The Aer Fit Pack and the Thinkpad 13 is a perfect combination. The laptop is relatively light, coming at 13 inches and fits snugly into the laptop compartment of my Aer Fit Pack. I brought my laptop to work to see how the bag would feel on my back when I carry my laptop with... Continue Reading →
Lenovo Thinkpad 13
As with any other big purchases I have made, I make sure that I do my research thoroughly. The research phase is especially important when it comes to buying electronics and gadgets like computers, laptops and mobile devices. There is a huge range o choices to make and one can easily get paralysed in simply... Continue Reading →
Built my second Gaming Rig (for a friend)
Today, I have successfully built another gaming rig for a friend of mine. It was hugely satisfying. I advised him on how and where to get the various parts for his new gaming PC and for how much. We set off on one of the weekend a few weeks ago getting those parts, from Sim... Continue Reading →
It’s coming together now.
Building it was more difficult than I expected. Coming from someone who is building an entirely new PC from scratch for the first time, it was quite a challenge. Fortunately I did my homework and all those hours spent watching YouTube videos and reading up on all the technical aspects of the parts that I... Continue Reading →
The Black Rage Build
Over the past few days, after months of research I have finally finalised by PC build. This would be my first time building a PC from scratch after more than 10 years. I have a lot to learn since then. Technology moves so fast and so much within that span of time. The DIY and... Continue Reading →
I am at a tipping point where I am very close to buying all the parts needed to build my very own DIY PC. I think I can safely say that the tipping point for that decision came about when I impulsively bought 2 EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 GPU at a relatively competitive price... Continue Reading →
Happy two year anniversary MacBook air!
According to CoconutBattery, a small little program that tells you the overall battery health of your notebook, it states that my MacBook Air is officially two years old last week! Two year old! And it didn't really feel like two years have passed! I replaced the battery once and the current one is still going... Continue Reading →
Sonos looks to be a very good candidate to replace my ageing speakers in my room. While my current desktop speakers, the Aego M is still going strong, I have been picking up the pace in scouting for a good pair of speakers to replace it, hopefully a better sounding one. Aego M is excellent.... Continue Reading →
OS X 10.9 Mavericks for free?!
As I watched the Apple keynote live last night, there was only one thing that I was interested in. It was the new operating system for the Mac hardware, OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Introduced during the summer with a Fall release schedule, the keynote highlighted some of the neat features that comes with Mavericks. Towards... Continue Reading →
Brand new battery for my Macbook Air
After 3 days of servicing, I finally collected my Macbook Air, with a new battery inside. Last week, I sent it for servicing, after my battery capacity dropped drastically to around 60%. The "Service Battery" indicator was turned on as well, reminding me to send the Macbook Air for servicing. Now it feels like I... Continue Reading →
The new Dell Monitor just screams with perfection
The new U2312HM Dell monitor that I bought during Comex Show at Suntec City just screams with perfection. The size, the design and the display screen is just oozing with perfection and performance. At SGD269, which is about SGD30 less than the listed price on Dell website, and comes with a free wireless mouse is... Continue Reading →
Happy Second Anniversary Mac Mini!!!
Today I am going to celebrate the second anniversary of my Mac Mini! Exactly 2 years ago, I bought my first mac. At that time, I was hesitant in investing large sums of money in buying a high end iMac. Since it was my first mac ever, I wanted to just try it out and... Continue Reading →
Mac OS flexibility
On my Mac Mini, which I have been using for a year and a half now, I also installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition and used it via bootcamp on a number of occasions. Throughout the Mac Mini's use as an Apple computer and a Windows PC, I find one jarring factor that caused me to... Continue Reading →
Project Windows 7: Success!
A couple of my friends went to my house to help me install Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I wasn't sure how to install on my PC so my friends decided to assist me. But toward the end, it was a success. Now my Mac Mini has Windows 7 64 bit installed and I'm pretty happy... Continue Reading →