Wow this is big news as PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is still technically beta but it is Steam's #1 most played game with almost double the current players as CS:GO!! Check out OC3D for the full article as they are a great source of news. Also, my Gaming GS1 system in the gaming section is fully capable of playing this game on 1080p!
Brian at BPS Customs on YouTube does a great job explaining what "mining" is. Go give him a follow if you already do not! Source link below.
Check out the optimization guide Bryan of Tech City on YouTube did! All looks pretty solid and I will be trying this out in my system. Click the video to play or the source link below!
I am happy to share this awesome PC I got to build for NZXT and Bud Light. Check out the NZXT Blog for photos and the Bud Light Contest page for a chance to win! (click the images for each link)
The system packs a punch featuring NZXT hardware and an Intel i7 7700k along with an EVGA GTX1080 FTW DT. Check out the Bud Light page for more specs and contest information by clicking the top contest image.
I want to thank Aaron of WazzModz (custom cables) and Matt of Sharkbaitdesignwork (custom paint) for their hard work in helping get this build done in time!
AMD's new CPU architecture Ryzen has had some launch bugs but that has not stopped it from being a great CPU. Good news is that BIOS updates have been improving performance and AMD continues to release more bug fixes for motherboard makers to implement in their BIOS updates! Check out the article at OC3D on the subject!
Mark at Overclock3D reports that Microsoft is clamping down and blocking updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems running a AMD Ryzen, AMD Bristol Ridge and Intel Kaby Lake CPUs. It has been known that these CPU were not officially supported by the older operating systems; it just shows that some users need to be careful with their new computer purchases.
Ryzen is here and AMD is back on the performance radar! It is not black and white though; as of right now the reviews show it is killer for CPU rendering and multi-tasking but when it comes to gaming, the 7700k is still a good choice. If the 7700k pricing stays at the $300-$330 pricing I think for strictly gaming only; it is the CPU to get. If you render or have high CPU multi-tasking needs then the Ryzen R7 series may be the ticket. This can all change once the 6 core 1600 series releases later this year. What a great year to be into PC hardware!!
I want to thank Brian of Tech City (left 1700x video) and Linus of Linus Tech Tips (right 1800x video) for doing a great job on their reviews. Clicking the videos will let you select the youtube channel the video is from.
Dmitry in this Video discusses the different case form factors in order to help you decide on what is the right size. Check out the video and source is linked below.