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.

 

 

Introduction

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…

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…

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…

Asgrad Loki Memory Overclock

Asgard Loki 3200MHz 16GB Kit

Asgard memory has just released their aesthetically pleasing “Loki” line of memory. The DDR4 memory modules have a 16GB capacity with synchronizable RGB lighting. The high quality RAM modules feature 3200MHz speed and have promising overclocking potential. We have tested these modules in our Gaming PC’s with AMD processors on Legacy and the Eclipse

 

The Asgard Loki 16GB kit comes with 2 sticks of 8GB modules comes stock with a CAS latency of 16. The white heatsink Read more…

Custom Gaming PC’s for upcoming 2020 Games

As 2019 comes to a close, and 2020 bringing some of the most anticipated games of the year,  getting a gaming PC is a great choice. The PC gaming market has been growing, with the release of Halo on PC showing the love for gaming yet again. Gaming PC’s have become hot sellers and PC hardware sales steadily climbs from previous years. With the introduction of cross-platform play on games like Fortnite, Rocket League, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Minecraft, brings the gaming community even closer. Having a PC capable of gaming doesn’t mean it is Read more…

The Benefits of Owning a Prebuilt Gaming PC and How Cheap and Ideal our Gaming PCs are

While the media likes to focus on Xbox One X and the PS4, something else rather interesting is happening in parallel in the world of gaming PCs. 

 

Ever since Apple released the Mac One back in the 1980s, the PC has long been a platform for games.  Since then, computers have become millions of times more powerful (literally), able to display games in fabulously high fidelity with a level of realism most didn’t think possible. 

 

Prebuilt gaming computers aren’t just something for people who want something special: they’re for anyone who loves gaming – Read more…

Gaming PC: What is a Gaming PC and Why Should You Buy One?

Have you heard about anyone buying a new gaming PC?

People often hear that term but aren’t sure of what they are talking about. If you love playing video games and computers, a gaming pc might be a good option for you.

A gaming PC provides the benefits of both a regular computer and a video game console. However, there’s a little more to them than the fact that they’re made for gaming.

Read on to learn about what a gaming PC is and why it may be suitable for you.

Why Is It Called a “Gaming PC?”

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Taking Virtualization to the Next Level: What Is a VMware Workstation?

Whether running a standard development environment or moving into a hybrid, virtual machines are a powerful solution. They allow dispersed teams to run a variety of tools and for reps to train clients no matter what their environment is. A VMware Workstation ensures that every enterprise uses powerful tools to create powerful products.

Here’s what you need to know about setting up a VMware Workstation.

Test Multiple Platforms

A VMware Workstation gives developers and testers the chance to run their products on more than one operating system. A laptop or desktop environment is usually running a single OS, limiting the tools available. Read more…

Dell Precision T7920 Tower Workstation: When High Performance Meets Versatility

Gone are the days where our mathematical John Henry’s could fight the steam engine of the computer processor. In the same vein, gone too are the days where the commercially available PC products could rival the business counterparts.

If such days ever really existed, of course. Modern workstations such as the Dell Precision T7920 provide far more versatility and power than a common household PC. And they need to, as they do far more intensive work.

Tech companies revealed their newest and most powerful future projects at CES 2019 just recently. Read more…