One of the more impressive builds of the week, not your typical purely gaming oriented choices. Instead, a gaming PC for the man who wants a killer gaming PC and a serious workhorse. Check out the pictures.
Inside this beast you’ll find:
MSI’s MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon with Intel’s i9 9900K, cooled by the massive Noctua NH-D15S to allow for G.Skill’s always amazing RGB RAM
Samsung’s 1TB 970 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD. 2x Western Digital Black 6TB – the best of both worlds with unrivalled speed and ample space
Finally, the Asus RTX 2080 Ti STRIX OC Gaming 11GB
Hats off to our customer for giving us the pleasure of building this machine.
It’s not often our techs will set RGB components to a certain colour instead of the default RGB cycling mode. But they definitely did the right thing for this build. Check out the pictures to judge for yourself.
Intel i9 9900K + high performance 120mm air cooler with 2x fans
32GB of 3000MHz RGB RAM
2TB NVMe M.2 SSD
Nvidia RTX 2080 8GB OC
Diablo Red Sleeved PSU Extension Cables
Configure your own gaming PC just the way you want it. Go on, treat yourself, because you’re worth it.
AMD’s Radeon Vega VII (or Vega 7) was released about a month ago, with unconfirmed benchmarks quick to follow. Though unconfirmed (due to major stock shortages) the benchmarks all conclude the same performance figures. In terms of pricing, the Vega 7 blows punches with Nvidia’s RTX 2080 with FPS in 1440p and 4K gaming. See below.
RTX is either slightly ahead, or quite a bit ahead in most comparisons, with Vega II ahead in only a few. Considering the Vega is the same price as the RTX 2080, we can’t see any good reason to wait for Vega to be readily available. Not to mention Nvidia’s RTX cards offer DLSS and Ray-Tracing.
Most of you will know about the big online game stores, Steam, Origin, Uplay. Perhaps if you’re into Fortnite, you’ll know of Epic Games.
Even if you don’t care for Fortnite, there are a collection of other great games available on the Epic Games store. Right now, for example, “The Jackbox Party Pack” is free (until Feb 7th). Highly anticipated titles “Metro Exodus” and “The Division 2” which launch this month and next month respectively. As Epic tries to secure their position as one of the top stores, make sure you check with them as they could have exclusive titles, or better pricing than other stores!
Discord (previously well regarded for being the best platform for free voice and text chats between gamers worldwide) also has a respectable offering of games. Be sure to check with them, too, as pricing differs between all stores.
Battle.net is one of the oldest still going. Giving us the Warcraft series, Starcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Destiny 2, and Call of Duty. Not much of a range, to be sure, but an undeniable collection of highly regarded games.
As annoying as it may be to have different stores to buy different games from, and at different prices, it creates competition, which should help keep the prices nice and affordable for us gamers, rather than one place having a monopoly and charging whatever they want.
On the other hand, if you want to know what games you can expect to play with your next or current Evatech gaming PC… look no further than our games database which is deeply embedded into our PC builder. If you have already bought one of our PCs, simply re-enter the PC ID into our website to pull up your unique PC page (eg). Then scroll down to the games portion of the page, and you’ll see what games and what settings you can achieve.
Let us know if we are missing any titles you want to see in our game database.
Now that you know what you need to play the most anticipated games of Q1, head on over to our PC builder!
Hot on the heels of last week’s highlighted build of the week which showcased how easy it is to configure a visually stunning gaming PC with our online PC builder – here’s this.
RGB matching so well, you’d be excused for thinking they’re brought to you from the same brand. In fact, the graphics card you can see is MSI’s highly sought after RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio while the RAM is Corsair’s Vengeance RGB Pro 3000MHz, totalling 32GB of system memory.
Is this the best example of how easy and effective our custom PC builder is to use to create stunning results? We think it might be. Undeniable gaming performance with room for upgrading in future if required, and a breathtakingly spectacular aesthetic theme to suit. Check out the pictures below, and be sure to build your next gaming PC with us for similar results with next to no effort from you!
We’re quite certain that this Geelong based customer will thoroughly enjoy the PC, but for those of you who aren’t good friends with our customer, here’s your sneak peak…
Back in September we had rumours and leaks about Nvidia cards reportedly supporting Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) or essentially G-Sync with FreeSync monitors on some updated drivers. Those reports were quickly put to bed, being called a “bug” and drivers since then have not supported it; business as usual. I was curious, wondering how long until it became official then. And in the last few days we’ve had our dreams become reality… perhaps even VRRR! Variable Refresh Rate Reality? Bad pun.
So far only 12 FreeSync monitors have been given the official “supported” branding by Nvidia out of the 100 they’ve tested with, with more to come. Reportedly even customers with monitors that have “failed” Nvidia’s tests will be able to manually turn VRR on. Whether or not a monitor passes the tests relies on a few criteria. The monitor must not show:
Any other artifacts during VRR gaming
The driver that brings support for all the above will hit January 15th (or 16th since we’re ahead in Australia), so you can try for yourself if you have a FreeSync monitor already.
Moving forward there will be new tiers of G-Sync. From lowest to highest ranking:
G-Sync Compatible – Adaptive Sync monitors with some limited testing
G-Sync – Current G-Sync monitors
G-Sync Ultimate – Current G-Sync HDR monitors
Why now, what took so long?
For those of you who may be wondering why Nvidia didn’t make this change sooner, there are multiple reasons, and they may not all be simply that Nvidia is a “money hungry company”. Instead, consider the following.
By having full control over G-Sync all this time, requiring Nvidia’s approval before brands could utilise their tech/branding, Nvidia was able to ensure that the monitors advertising Nvidia’s VRR functionality were of a high quality, without the above mentioned flaws that can occur on low-quality displays
There are quite a lot of low-quality displays that advertise being 120Hz, 144Hz, etc. but do so poorly, even with AMD graphics cards
With Nvidia’s new approach to VRR, anyone with a capable monitor can now experience adaptive sync. If your monitor is of poor quality, you may witness artifacts during gameplay. Nvidia can stand behind their “told you so” and list of officially supported monitors
With the above points in mind, perhaps we can now see that Nvidia was interested in ensuring a high quality gaming experience for those who didn’t want to spend hours figuring out which displays were of a high enough quality to support issue-free gaming. It was simply a case of “any monitor with the G-Sync functionality is the one I want”. But now, anyone can get in on the VRR life, albeit with differing degrees of quality. No doubt that with time and driver updates the compatibility can and will improve, but for now this is where we’re at. And we’re plenty excited enough!
We’re back for another year, hoping to continue the trend and make 2019 the best year yet. New year, new you, new PC! What better way to kick things into high-gear than offering half-price CPU coolers?! That’s right, every CPU cooler is 50% off the regular “year-round” price. That’s a huge saving of between $30 and $105! But you’d better get your order in quick, this special is only running this weekend, ending 6th Sunday January at 11:59:59pm.
All you need to do to take advantage of this offer is customise a non-pro PC and select one of the specially marked CPU cooler options, hit Save & Continue, then add the PC to cart (with or without any other items) and checkout!
Sure enough, Christmas is coming around again. With the days quickly passing by, we wanted to let you know the safety dates so you can buy with confidence knowing that you’ll be able to get the order in your hands before Christmas morning. Smiling faces all around!
As we have previous years, we’ve pulled together all staff for most of November and all of December to ensure that each and every customer and order gets the attention deserved, and to get all orders out on time. To guarantee pre-Christmas delivery, ordering sooner rather than later is advised!
Gimme the cutoff dates!
Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane Metro – Thursday 6th December
Adelaide, Sydney Metro – Monday 10th December
Melbourne Metro – Thursday 13th December
Perth, Darwin, plus smaller metropolitan cities & towns are encouraged to place their order very early December. Delivery may still be possible for orders placed later, but may be tempting fate
Opting for one of our express service options (Jump the Queue; dispatch within 5 business days, Need it NOW; dispatch within 3 business days) affords you a few extra days, but sooner is always better!
Above dates are provided as a guide and not a guarantee. Courier delays are rare but can occur during busy times such as the lead up to Christmas. Keep this in mind when shopping and ordering.
What about after those dates?
Orders are always welcome! We will be processing all orders placed right up until the 24th of December as quickly as we can, but we do require time to acquire any stock that may be required for your build, as well as time to build, test, and ship (if required). Orders shipped by the 24th will continue delivery progress between Christmas and New Years on non-public holidays. So you might not get it in time for Christmas day, but it should be before the end of the year depending on your location!
About those “specials” you mentioned…
Well we currently have free nation wide shipping, free Battlefield V with RTX powered PCs and a tons of on sale components so it’s never been a better time to order a brand new custom PC! Keep an eye on our Facebook and website home page for updates.
I think I’ve left it too late…
That’s unfortunate, but not the end of the world. You can always contact us to see if we can squeeze it out in time still – but if it is really too late, we will be processing orders until the 24th of December as stated above. We’ll also be back at it shortly after, with our full team back on the 2nd of January! So you can still get a shiny new PC from your favourite store for the summer holidays.