Category: PC Gaming

Top 3 gaming accessories to invest in while stuck at home

The year 2020 will go down as one that many individuals and families went about changing their lives. Due to the coronavirus, countless folks have had to come up with new ways to entertain themselves. That is while stuck at home for a prolonged period of time. While some people have natural outlets at home to keep them occupied, others have had to learn how to cope on the fly. With that in mind, are video games on your list of things to keep you occupied while stuck at home? Video Games Can Prove a Great Distraction Whether you...

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What is Rust, and Should You Play It?

You may have heard of the game Rust. You may have seen gameplay videos with a lot of blood and angry shouting in Eastern European accents. But what is Rust? In this post, we're going to explain in great detail what the game is, and then tell you why you should play it. Even how to run your own server. But let's start from the beginning. Rust is a multiplayer survival game. What is a Multiplayer Survival Game? Survival multiplayer games came onto the gaming scene in a big way in recent years. Though the genre has existed in...

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10 Things Every Gamer Needs for the Perfect Setup

One of the first steps of gaming is to get the perfect setup. Whether you are playing for the first time or you want to become the best player in the world, online gaming needs practice. And to practice, you need a good gaming setup. At the same time, you would also want to live-stream your game with Twitch and other live streaming websites. But, what gaming setup do you need to become a pro gamer? Is there a system, or is gaming transcending from conventional personal computers to mobile devices? So, in this blog, we will be discussing...

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Thermaltake V200 RGB Tempered Glass Case + 550W 80 PLUS PSU – Budget Build with Ryzen 5 2600 & Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580

I reviewed the Thermaltake V200 RGB towards the end of last year, at the time it cost £79, and I classed it as a must-buy for affordable gaming. Since then priced has dropped down to just £59.99, and for just a tenner extra compared to the original price you can get the case plus 550W 80 PLUS PSU (£89.99), which is a stonker of a deal. Buy the Thermaltake V200 RGB  with 500W PSU from Scan I won’t bother reviewing the case again, it is the same as last time, but better value. As a quick recap, you get...

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Thermaltake Ttesports Challenger Combo Keyboard and Mouse – Cheap and cheerful membrane keyboard and mouse.

Pretty much every PC gamer I come across online uses a mechanical keyboard nowadays, I do myself, both for gaming and office use, it is a much more pleasant experience to use, and there are various benefits for competitive gaming. The problem with mechanical keyboards is that they are not exactly cheap. The cheapest option on Scan is GameMax Strike RGB, which is £38.99. Budget mice are thankfully cheap as chips with Scan having options for as low as a fiver. Overall that still leaves you with little change from £50. If you are on a strict budget, needing...

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ACER Predator Orion 5000 Review – i7-8700 & GTX1060 Score 78%

ACER Predator Orion 5000 Review – i7-8700 & GTX1060

The PC Gamer market appears to have been growing in recent years, and it is an affluent audience, especially when you look at some graphics cards that can cost well over £1k nowadays. So it is no surprise that Acer has been expanding their Predator line considerably in recent years. Their gaming laptops have always been superb, and the Acer Nitro N50 desktop was a very affordable entry point for PC gaming. If you want a bit more power from your PC but don’t want the hassle of building one yourself then Predator Orion range could be the option...

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Essentials You Need to Take Your PC Gaming Experience to the Next Level

When you’re serious about gaming, you know how important it is to have the essentials necessary to give the ultimate PC gaming experience. Notice, the keyword is PC, not console. A lot of the games you can play on a console, you can play on a PC, but there are a lot more games on a PC that consoles don’t have access to. PC vs. Console: Fight! There has been a debate that’s been going on for many years, and that debate is over which one (PC or console) gives a gamer the best gaming experience. Each one has...

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Thermaltake WaterRAM RGB – Watercooled DDR4 launched at CES + new watercooling kits

I have worked with Thermaltake a lot in the past year, they produce some great products that cater for all budgets and tastes in the PC market. They do some excellent premium grade hardware, in particular their PC cases, and they have a particular love for RGB so the announcement of WaterRam RGB Liquid Cooling DDR4 Memory is a logical step for them. WaterRam RGB Liquid Cooling DDR4 Built with tested 3200MHz DDR4 Ram and the stable support of Intel XMP 2.0 the ThermalTake WaterRAM RGB memory is a hybrid cooling kit to give you the maximum performance, Thermaltake...

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Acer Predator Cestus 500 RGB Gaming Mouse Review Score 80%

Acer Predator Cestus 500 RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Over the past few years, I have mainly reviewed laptops and desktops from Acer. Their peripheral side of the business is relatively new as far as I am aware. The Acer Predator Cestus 500 is an 8-button programmable RGB gaming mouse priced at around £80 on Currys and Argos. It features a semi-modular design allowing you to add plastic side panels making it suitable for different grips such as claw or palm. The mouse clicks are also customisable with Dual Omron Switches to offer a total of 70M (50M + 20M) clicks with the option of adjusting the click...

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Win a Thermaltake Tt eSports Shock Pro 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset

It is that time of year where I unload some of the review samples I have accumulated over the year.  At the start of this month, I reviewed the  Tt eSports Shock Pro 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset which is a great pair of budget headphones for PC gamers. It is a USB powered headset with built-in microphone, RGB lightings and virtual 7.1 sound for an immersive gaming experience that costs just £45.37 on Amazon.  The lightweight nature makes them comfortable to use for extended periods of time, and while I am not a big believer in surround sound with...

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Thermaltake Tt eSports Shock Pro 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset Review

I have reviewed a LOT of Thermaltake cases recently, so it is nice to get something a little different to try out with the new TteSports Shock Pro 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset. Tt eSPORTS is a relatively new subdivision of Thermaltake focussing on peripherals and accessories for competitive gamers. The Tt eSports Shock Pro 7.1 is a budget headset costing just £45 on Amazon, but according to the price history, it was as low as £32 back in October. It is a USB powered headset with built-in microphone, RGB lightings and virtual 7.1 sound for an immersive gaming experience....

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Acer Nitro N50-600 Intel Core i3 GTX 1050 £599.99 Gaming PC Review (N50-600-28) Score 78%

Acer Nitro N50-600 Intel Core i3 GTX 1050 £599.99 Gaming PC Review (N50-600-28)

The Acer N50-600 series of desktops cover a wide range of configurations that mainly focus on the entry to mid-end of the market with the Predator Orion range being the options for the mid to upper end. The Nitro model I have been sent is the N50-600-28 which sits about as low down in the range as you can get but comes in at a bargain price of £599.00 on the PC World website. I was also sent the ACER Nitro RG270 to test it with which is a 1080p 27-inch monitor that costs just £189 meaning you could...

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