After a chat with a friend of mine who works at a local dog walking and pet sitting company, Stan's Pals. I found myserf pondering. In my work I'm often looking at using technology to make a job easier or better. Often technology is pushed into a field and all it does is cause a headache because it simply wasnt needed or was poorly implemented. A dog walker and a pet sittersounds like they wouldn't really need technology much, right?
Phoenix is one of Dota 2's newest heroes and hes quickly become one of my favourites due to how good a nuker he can be if you can get around his tendency to chew through his own helath. Phoenix is the first hero I decided to write a guide for and I've really enjoyed doing it so I hope you find it useful. I've tried him out as a carry and a support. New players will likely find the carry build easier to play but if you have a good team to back you up you will find the support build does much more to help your team.
I've a few small reservations of the Antec 1100 E-ATX gaming case but I do love it. Its spacious, has loads of room for drives and hardware and is well built. Its also very good value for money being one of the cheaper E-ATX cases I'd consider worth buying.
I decided to try out installing Windows 7 from a Flash Voyager GT memory stick. I've done this before with other sticks but I though I should finally get around to using a USB 3 stick. This is with a slightly tweaked version of Windows 7 but you will see that in the video.
Every year CES shows off some awesome new consumer tech but being a gamer I mostly wanna see the PC gaming stuff and other cool nerdy stuff. This year at CES 2014 theres some amazing new stuff on show including the many Steam boxes, Nvidias Tegra K1, some amazing new keyboards from Corsair that look amazing, some evolutions in the field of home 3d printing and some cool stuff in the console gaming sector to really heat up the battle between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The H75 form Corsair's Hydro Series is an excellent value intergrated water cooling unit designed to keep your CPU cool when under heavy load. This is certainly an enthusiast grade part. You need a decent size case to fit it and if your fitting it to a bottom end CPU your wasting your money.
I did a quick unboxing review of the XFX pro series 850w power supply unit. Its a nice unit but I prefer the corsair power supplies. I like the styling on the XFX but this is a little less agressive now.
Well early on in the Wraith Night event I recorded some stuff with some early tips. Its been on youtube for a while but I thought I'd share it here too. Theres some tips to not screw up early on. I really wish they would make events like this permanent additions as a mini game mode.
I split it into the 3 games I played. I would recommend playing with a team for this, sometimes getting paired with someone who refuses to play as a team can be a real problem and will usually kill you off before wave 5
I must say that the ASUS 990FX R2.0 motherboard is one of the best high performance, gaming motherboards that it has ever been my pleasure to overclock. More on that another time however. I decided I should do a quick unboxing review of it for those of you considering buying one. Let me tell you, you will not be dissapointed. For a motherboard with a UEFI BIOS this is fast. Personally I'm using an ASUS M5A99X EVO and with the original BIOS update the POST was very slow, particularly when using RAID.