First month impressions of the Thermaltake Water 3.0 240mm ARGB AIO. It’s been nearly a month since I upgraded my Octavius Maximus Build to a liquid cooling build, featuring Thermaltake’s Water 3.0 240mm ARGB AIO. It features an addressable RGB on the fans cooling the radiator as well as the pump that is compatible with... Continue Reading →
The force is strong in AMD
If I remember correctly, I impose a moratorium on myself with regards to gaming PC upgrades. Last year, I upgraded my PC by getting a new case to fit a new motherboard and CPU. That CPU is the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. It is a beastly 8-core, 16-thread CPU. I love it to death. I... Continue Reading →
The Octavius Maximus build: One month on
It's been a month since I last built my new PC RIG with a new AMD CPU, the AMD Ryzen 2700x. Along the way, I also had to get a new motherboard for the CPU, an ATX sized motherboard, which led to me having to change the CPU case to fit the new motherboard. I... 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 upgrade in progress
Dark Rage, my current gaming rig is well underway. Recently I bought a new pair of RAMs from G.skill, the G.skill Trident LED RGB 16GB RAM. I bought the 3000mhz version from Newegg, and within days, it arrived at my doorstep. Installing it was easy but tricky at times because I didn't have enough room... 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 →
PC upgrade woes
Ever since AMD released their latest line of 'Zen" CPUs, the CPU landscape has never looked so exciting in a long time. With competition from the red camp, Intel is now upping its game in pushing forward the release schedule of their latest 'Coffeelake" CPU, the 8th Generation of new CPU from Intel that is... Continue Reading →
Happy one-year anniversary gaming rig!
Exactly one year ago today, I completed building my first ever gaming rig. I was an increadible experience. I learnt a lot PC gaming rigs and how to build one. It was a journey I started months ago before actually acquiring the parts. But once I did, it was a journey I enjoyed tremendously. One... Continue Reading →
All AMD build?
In the past couple of days, there has been a deluge of information regarding AMD's new product offering from the CPU and GPU departments. The latest monster of a cpu, Threadripper was launched to much fanfare and I really dig the review kits AMD distributed to all major influential tech reviewers on YouTube. The review... 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 →