EVGA Hardwell GTX 750 Ti

Today, I throw it back to a graphics card that I personally think ranks as the best “reliable” video card in the market. I have owned a 750 for years and recently tried out the 750 Ti, which basically is a supercharged 750. Well, this one is even better than the GTX 750 and both run for relatively cheap nowadays. I usually build out cheap computers this way, since both don’t cost much and they are able to run any game at medium settings still.

So above is a benchmark video just showing the performance of GTX 750 Ti. I do apologize if I have been posting a ton about EVGA. I just noticed that now. Other video card companies I respect just as much are ASUS and MSI. Those have nice build qualities and the prices are sometimes lower than EVGA’s, so there is that.


My dream PC monitor setup

LG's curved monitor gaming setup

As a gamer and someone who aspires to have more and more, I dream a lot. My gaming desktop is great right now, but I always have this thirst for more upgrades, more hardware, more displays. It is insane if you think about it, but still very fun sometimes. CES this year did not help at all, with all the technology outbreaks coming in the future and even more gaming things for us to wish we had.

For this post, I will combine everything that has ever come out to make a single gaming setup. This is something that I obviously cannot afford and will not even attempt to purchase. Rather, it is something to think about and basically just test the waters of the technology that is available today. Note, I usually like to stick to more affordable kinds of computer builds (like this site on its list of cheap desktops) so this post is not in any way something I intend to act upon.

The monitors

I have not yet settled on the exact model I would like here, but definitely in this day and age you want to go with a 4K resolution in as large and wide a monitor as you can place on a desk. I know just based on this year’s CES conference, several 4K resolution monitors were announced. Even some 8K resolution displays were announced but not yet available, which is why we will stick to the more reasonable resolution here.

Curved gaming monitorYou could also go with an ultrawide curved monitor that is still 4K resolution, but that is pushing wants more than needs in my opinion. I know that at the conference, LG displayed a curved display that was extremely wide, with an aspect ratio of 21:9 (regular aspect ratios for widescreens are 16:9). Top it off with a nice bezel that adjusts up and down and you have something great to behold on your desk.

Another amazing setup was one of LG’s other monitors that was able to link up to one of their gaming laptops using USB 3.1 Type C. I have not seen this mentioned much in the other blogs or forums but this Type C connection allows you to stream 4K resolution graphical data from that laptop to that TV display. The quality of the streaming was almost like you were using that monitor itself and there was absolutely no lag. Also, the USB 3.1 charges your laptop using the power from the gaming monitor. How cool is that?

The last setup here today would be a 3-monitor build. This creates a sort of “curved” effect on the large scale. With each monitor at a 16:9 ratio and there being 3 of them, this would be the ultra, ultra wide monitor setup that videogamers dream about. I would have a regular 4K resolution monitor at the top for miscellaneous display (like if I am playing games on the 3 monitors, I would love to have my stream information at the top or a scoreboard at the top).

It is important to have a monitor that 1) displays graphical data nicely and 2) changes graphical data quickly enough to ensure your gaming performance. If one or neither of those things are happening with your monitor, your gaming experience will suffer.

These setups are obviously insane to have in a regular PC gamer’s life and I imagine it wouldn’t become a possibility for at least several years due to the current pricing of technology these days. Yes, tech is moving fast but the prices are stalling. I can only hope companies bring their more consumer-friendly models to cheaper levels so we can all finally experience something as amazing as any one of the set ups I mentioned above.

EVGA’s first gaming laptop – The specs

Last post, I mentioned EVGA’s first ever gaming laptop and how it surprised me that they have been making all this nice BIOS softwares, motherboards, and video card hardware but have yet to make a gaming laptop — or even a regular laptop — to this date.

Well, today we will discuss the specs of their laptop. I will tell you first hand that I find this computer very impressive, especially since it is EVGA’s very first run at a laptop. EVGA has always been recognized by me and fellow gamers out there as a solid company that produces only high quality things, so I am excited to share the news of what their laptop brings to the table.

The specs:

  • Intel Core i7 Skylake processor
  • 16 GB of DDR4 system-wide RAM
  • The new USB 3.1 Type C connection ports
  • 256 GB solid state drive
  • 4K IPS screen
  • 17.3″ diagonal screen width

That i7 Skylake processor was recently released and has been skyrocketing in terms of performance. Do note that it is also a very expensive CPU, meaning that the final cost of this laptop is not something you or anyone considering a purchase lightly.

Also, the 16 GB of RAM is enough to be playing video games for years. Heck, I know some of my client’s gamingĀ desktops that do not even have 16 GB or DDR4.

The solid state drive is a nice touch, as many other gaming laptop manufacturers like to go cheaper and stick with a 500 GB hard drive. This makes opening files and games much quicker.

And lastly, the 17.3-inch 4K resolution really is a dream to have. It is beautiful to look at and I am very excited for the future of gaming laptops. Well done, EVGA.

EVGA’s first gaming laptop!

At CES this year, EVGA announced they were making their very first gaming notebook. When I heard this news, I was extremely excited. I have been buying EVGA hardware for years, building and cranking out my very own computer builds. The majority of their products are really well-made and I totally trust them as a company.

Their gaming laptop is going to be a 17-inch class one with aluminum casing. One thing that I find really special about this one, other than the fact that throughout all these years and experience in motherboards and BIOS systems, EVGA has only this laptop built, is that the IPS screen attached to it has a 4K resolution. Yes, you read that right. I expect this laptop to be supreme in quality, as the monitor display is already eye-opening, not to mention the tough exterior build around it.

I will write more on the specs in a following post, but so far so good. This laptop is shaping up to be something many high-end gamers are going to buy. I myself am considering it, since I do travel a lot and would love something to game on.