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Nvidia Ray Tracing is Great for Gaming, IMHO – CES 2019

In My Humble Opinion I see a fair share of collective groans when Nvidia announces a proprietary feature. The RTX series of cards introduced DLSS, as well as Ray Tracing. Even though the company has been incredibly excited about the new features, many consumers and reviewers are claiming they aren’t a big deal. I get it. PhysX was meant to bring immersive gaming experiences to the action. However, I noticed some heavy gaming lag when tons of particles were flying. Why is Ray Tracing any different?


ModMyMods for help with Custom PC Building, CES 2019

You Can Learn to Do it Too! Learning to build a custom PC can be daunting to newcomers. Taking it to the level of modding components can feel overwhelming. That’s where ModMyMods comes into the picture. Actually, I stumbled across their website when I was trying to find CES information on Alphacool. As it turns out, they were sharing a showroom. Not only does ModMyMods sell parts for custom water cooling loops, but they also work directly with Alphacool products. However, they wanted to show off more than just the products they sell.


Wooting Partners with Seasonic, Shows Analog Keyboard at CES 2019

An Interesting Partnership Innovation can be met with harsh resistance. You can just ask me about the responses I’ve gotten when I’ve reviewed the RBT. While Wooting seems to have a favorable public view of their analog keyboard, getting to market can be another challenge entirely. That’s why news that Seasonic is partnering with them is not only good, but very interesting.


Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor Revealed at CES 2019

Two Amazing Features for the Raptor Razer really went all out with their Raptor Gaming Monitor. Even though they could have sold the product on branding alone, they decided to put some features that are excellent choices for any panel. The first one is the clean cable extensions routed nicely in the stand. Not only does this make the cable clutter look great, but makes plugging cables in that much easier too. Of course, the Raptor doesn’t actually need extensions to make connections easier.


E-Win Racing Flash XL Series Gaming Chair Review


What’s in the Box? E-Win allowed me to pick my poison and I decided to test out the pricier end of the spectrum. The E-Win Flash XL struck me as the pinnacle of what the company had to offer. Is it everything I ever wanted? Is it too much? Is it necessary? Stop asking so many questions.


 

Alphacool Shows Eisbaer, Eisblock, Eisball at CES 2019

Eisbaer for High End AIO CPU Cooling CES 2019 was a great time, but nothing says custom PCs like liquid cooling. We got the chance to see what Alphcool was announcing. For starters, we have the Eisbaer Extreme AIO. The big thing that separates this cooler from the rest is the solid copper radiator. Even if a cooler bypasses aluminum for the rad, a mix of copper and brass is often used to help reduce costs.


Azultec Announces Powerful Cloud Rendering Station at CES 2019

Completely Liquid Cooled Heat is an important factor for rendering or mining stations. When you stick 8 graphics cards in a single system, you’re going to generate a lot of heat. Azultec is developing a product that should be huge for rendering, mining, or lovers of high end liquid cooled systems. The Cube 300 has 8x GTX 1070s and a custom water cooling loop made from Alphacool Components. Needless to say, Azultec has found a great way to handle heat on 8 higher end graphics cards in a way custom PC builders like myself can really appreciate.


Viewsonic XG3220 Gaming Monitor Review


Refresh vs. Resolution Companies love bragging about 4k resolution and I don’t exactly know why. Sure, more pixels should equate to a better image, but the eye can only see so much. Regardless of how much pixel density the eye scientifically needs, gamers know when something looks right, or something looks wrong. Or do they?


 



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