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Excited! AMD R3 3300X and 3100 CPUs Incoming!

Posted by John Calitz on

With shipments to South Africa having been delayed it's not entirely known when we will get these "budget" chips, however, we are super excited!These have been reviewed by some of the world's top PC reviewers prior to the official launch date of 21st May 2020. The general consensus seems to be that these budget chips are matching or in some cases even outperforming some of the Intel Core i7 chips from just a few years ago. With the 3300X outperforming the 3600X in some games and offering great overclocking headroom, these chips will become a household name in the gaming...

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Covid 19 Prices and Youtube

Posted by John Calitz on

So with the Pandemic currently causing countries to implement LockDown measures, it has a real effect on techies. One of the hardest-hitting is that prices for tech are expected to rise by about 20% during this time. Availability is non-existent and any trade would only be able to resume after the lockdown. This is a harsh possibility that we need to be ready for and expect. These are uncertain times. So youtube has started to set default streaming quality to 480p, this is to free up some bandwidth for the increase in users and also for those working at home....

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COVID-19 / Corona and TECH

Posted by John Calitz on

So by now we all have heard of the Coronavirus slowly making its way around the world. It's important to note that it has slowed production of PC components and all other electronic technology from China(Which is most of it), meaning that current stocks will sell out soon and we will most likely have a period of time where both old and new models will be unavailable.This is not just due to production disruptions but also shipping disruptions. We can expect a steady rise in the prices of components until such time that the virus is eradicated or under control....

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RGB - Why I do not like having too much

Posted by John Calitz on

So as someone who has grown up with PCs, I find myself confused by this RGB craze.I understand the need for some lighting and improved aesthetics, as a child I had some green and red LED fans in those cheap Chinese cases with the dragon fan grills.However, builds these days have so much RGB that I find it distracting, having the case with 6 RGB fans, LED strips, RGB on the motherboard and graphics card, RGB keyboard, headset, and mouse. All this with RGB strips behind the monitor and the case right in your field of view.It's just too much,...

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Steam was offline a few times on Thursday the 30th of January 2020

Posted by John Calitz on

There I was, sitting streaming some Basement of Wolves on Google play music when all of a sudden I notice a post on a Facebook group asking if anyone else's Steam is offline. I immediately checked my application's status and it was offline too. I was wondering why on earth this would happen with such a large company such as Valve? Having done some networking myself, I know that for a large service redundancy is key. Searching online today for answers to this lack of connectivity, I found an article on BRG.  It would seem that Valve has yet to...

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