NVMe, SSD, & HDD; Understanding PC Storage

NVMe, SSD, and HDD all refer to one thing; PC storage. Often somewhat incorrectly called memory- your storage is the place on your computer where all your files live, your games, your media, and even your operating system. When it comes to storage, there are a few different options on the types of drives you can use, and they all come with their own benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we’ll cover the history of PC storage devices, the differences between the main types, and how to combine different storage drives for use in your PC. 




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LED, RGB, and A-RGB, Understanding PC Lighting

LED, RGB, A-RGB, let’s face it; PC lighting can be confusing, especially because builders and manufacturers often use these three titles interchangeably. In this blog, we’ll unravel the unnecessarily complicated world of PC lighting. First, we’ll cover the technical explanation about the technology behind LED, RGB, and A-RGB lighting. Then, we’ll go over their different applications when it comes to PCs. Finally, we’ll figure out which is right for you. 

Understanding LED’s


LED stands for light emitting diode. It’s a semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current passes through it. If you’re into electronics, you Read more…

No GPU? No problem! Introducing- the VRLA Tech Spark!

No GPU? No Problem! The new VRLA Tech Spark Gaming PC, powered by the AMD Ryzen 5600G, is our solution to the ongoing graphics card shortages. In this blog, we’ll cover the components of the Spark, why we chose them, and whether or not the Spark is right for you.




We at VRLA Tech made a name for ourselves with our entry level PC builds, the Vulcan and the Rogue. Those PCs were some of our best sellers for a long time, and for good reason, as they were some of the Read more…

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs

Yesterday morning as a part of CES 2021, Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of Nvidia GeForce took the stage to announce the RTX 3060, as well as a line of 30 series powered gaming laptops. 


The event began with a recap of 2020. With COVID-19 restrictions across the world keeping people at home, gaming apps and services have exploded in popularity. Steam, Discord and Youtube gaming have seen their audiences more than doubled when compared to user statistics from 2018, while the global Esports audience has grown by one hundred million. Fisher then recounted the Nvidia Read more…

AMD Announces Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs

On Wednesday, AMD revealed their new Radeon 6000 Series graphics cards. The keynote titled “Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2”, a follow up to the CPU reveals of October 8th, AMD took aim at NVIDIA. Despite rumors and supposed leaks, the event did have a few surprises, including official pricing for these new GPUs.


Radeon RX 6800 XT


The presentation began once again with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. Just as she did earlier in the month, Dr. Su began by touting the company’s recent accolades, including awards Read more…

AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs

Yesterday morning, AMD had a presentation announcing the highly anticipated Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. They revealed their new Zen 3 architecture, and touted the increase in gaming performance in this new line. The keynote was titled “Where Gaming Begins” and that was clearly the focus of this interesting announcement. 

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su started the show with an emphasis on AMDs gaming capability. The PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S Read more…

A Beginners Guide to PC Peripherals and Gaming Accessories

When it comes to your first gaming setup, picking out a PC is easy. You know the kinds of games you like playing, you know the settings you’d want to play them at, and you can pick a PC to suit those needs. However, when it comes to filling out the other necessary parts of your set up, things can start to get confusing. Do you need a gaming mouse? What about a gaming keyboard? How do you decide on a monitor? What about other accessories, like racing wheels? In this blog, we’re going to break down the essential Read more…

She’s Making The Switch To PC! Meet Our Sponsor Courtney Elizabeth

We know that it might seem like an unlikely partnership, after all what does a PC gaming company have in common with a beauty vlogger? But if you take a closer look at Courtney Elizabeth, you’ll no doubt see what we did; an impressive, tenacious creator with a real passion to help people. In partnering with Courtney, we’re giving away a $300 VRLA Tech gift card, good towards any of our available gaming PCs. Before we get into details, we’ll let Courtney introduce herself.


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NVIDIA Announces new GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs

NVIDIA’s hotly anticipated GeForce special event certainly delivered. This morning on a live stream, NVIDIA confirmed the rumors and unveiled their brand new GeForce RTX 30 series of graphics cards, along with some interesting software.


The show began with the announcement of NVIDIA Reflex, a technology targeted at e-sports players. It’s said to optimize the rendering pipeline in a way that will reduce latency by up to 50%; increasing reaction time in fast paced e-sports titles. Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Destiny 2 will be the first to support this new Read more…

The NEW Rogue Gaming PC and Why Its MUCH Better Than the Old!

Many of you have asked us “Why has the Rogue configuration changed?” so we wanted to explain why we improved the configuration for you!

The newly designed Rogue Gaming PC now comes equipped with the option of a powerful Ryzen 3 3200G Generation 4-Core 4-Thread 2.6GHz Socket AM4 Processor offering excellent performance in modern titles! This processor is known as an APU, which is an AMD CPU with powerful built in graphics, released in 2019 using AMD’s Zen+ architecture built on TSMC’s 12nm FinFET node. Ryzen 3 Read more…

The Benefits of Charity Within the PC Gaming Community

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Partners with VRLA Tech’s Very Own GG Fyre

With the world in distress due to Covid-19, protests, riots and much more occurring on a daily basis, we at VRLA Tech wanted to join in a cause that benefited a population who truly needs it. VRLA Tech received contact from our very own sponsor GG Fyre in regards to joining him, PBTF (Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation) and Emire Jerky in a charity stream to help raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The thought of being able to help PBTF in the fight against Pediatric Brain Tumors brought joy to us here at the office.


Setting a Goal and Creating a Plan Through a 30 Day Gaming Experience

GG Fyre is planning on reaching his goal of $15,000 to donate to PBTF in order to help with their fight against cancer. To kick things off he centered the charity stream around his Stream channel on Facebook’s streaming platform. GG Fyre is a PC streamer who plays a game called Rocket League. It is a combination of Forza (racing game), Soccer and Football, the goal of this game is to strategically score goals using a car with your teammates. When Rocket League and Ryan (GG Fyre) team up, it’s a lethal combination. Ryan’s Facebook group is a community of caring, loving, goal oriented individuals who love what they do and share the same passion for helping others.

Where Do the Sponsors Come In?

Charity events usually consist of outside companies joining forces to contribute to something bigger and better than themselves. Teaming up with one another to create a successful event carries weight with not only the charity that is running the event but also those participating in the event as well as the viewers and those donating. In terms of partnering with GG Fyre, Empire Jerky and last but not least PBTF the overall goal is to help in a few different ways. Not only raising money for those suffering from childhood brain tumors but creating awareness within Facebook’s streaming platform and PC Gaming Community.

The Importance of Community Outreach, Unity and How PC Gaming Can Benefit Anyone

“A PC Gaming Company that contributes is one that is able to make a difference” VRLA Tech is so happy to be participating in an event like this. The dynamic partners that joined and the diversification of free flowing ideas throughout the entire process has been amazing. When it comes to VRLA Tech and what would like to let everyone know is the importance of community, not only localized but national and international. Now when we look at how this connects with PBTF we would like to get our opinion out there in a few simple ideas. Firstly,

Pictured above is a super excited child from PBFT finding that VRLA Tech is giving him a Gaming PC!! He has pure joy in his face.

  1. Human Connection: Everyone in the world in one form or another needs connection with others, community is a huge part of the average person’s day to day life. Whether it be friends, family, colleagues or an acquaintance. Our daily life consists of interactions with others, now if we take that a step further and break it down into another type of connection. Gaming desktops and gaming laptops give teenagers, kids and even adults the ability to make a connection with more people and in a different way. Playing your favorite video game can be one of the most exciting things in the world. And making a connection with a new friend who loves the same game as you can be even better. Taking that another step further you might start diving into the PC Master Race as they call it and break down what parts are inside your custom PC. Do you or your friends have an Nvidia GeForce or a GeForce RTX 2080 or maybe a Nvidia GeForce RTX? It doesn’t matter what you have in your build just as long as you share the same passion for the industry.
  2. VRLA Tech & PBTF: From the very start of the charity Ryan and PBTF were trying to come up with ways to better the Rocket League stream and raise more money. VRLA Tech was on board from the very start and up for putting up a few gaming PCs for not only those who were donating but also the “Stars” of PBTF. These children who have been through something like brain cancer at such a young age have lived a long life at such a young age and deserve to be given something they can use for the rest of their life. For parents of children who are going through brain cancer, we would like to recommend a few things. The road can be long and unbearable at times, but help your child find something they love and something that can help take them out of what is going on. A great escape would be getting a one of a kind gaming PC from VRLA Tech, this would give them the ability to make time pass while going through treatment as well as making a unique and pure connection with other gamers as well as a growing love for an amazing industry and finding games they love to play. If your child is potentially going through cancer, please feel free to reach out to us to ask any questions about PC Gaming that you need answered.


During these strange times we here at VRLA Tech implore you to do something that makes a difference in someone else’s life. Whether it be donating to a cause, mowing your parent lawn, helping a stranger carry their groceries or just doing the right thing. Put a smile on your face and someone else’s, that could be the thing that makes someone’s day and restores their faith in humanity. What we have learned from being in the computer gaming industry is that people need connection, and we want to show you that you can be the change you want to see. PBTF is doing something that is changing the lives of children and parents everywhere. Ryan Kibbe aka GG Fyre is showing his community what he is all about and what his channel stands for, he is showing that there is another way to connect with others and to bring joy to the hearts of thousands.


The Fight Against Coronavirus, Using Technology to Combat the COVID-19. Ryzen 4000 and Intel 10th Gen Processors on the Horizon!

Amidst the current world pandemic, the world still moves forward. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made the world come to a standstill, quite literally. Most of the world is currently practicing social distancing and any non-essential work has been deemed too hazardous. Many large cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle were hit the hardest in the beginning of the spread of the Coronavirus which led to large scale lockdowns of the cities. 


Only non-essential work and workers can commute for work making the cities seem like ghost towns. We here at VRLA Tech have Read more…