Bank Holiday PC Build For Dad

Little bit of a show off post. Dad had seen a HP Pavillion All-In-One on PC world website and spoke to me about getting an updated PC, I told him not to be silly and I can build significantly better for similar money. So I did. The Pavillion was built on older Gen hardware with a 27″ screen, 7700T i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and a 2TB HDD. That was the benchmark to beat so ended up with the following build;

i5 8600, MSI GTX1050Ti Graphics card, 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, 500GB SSD boot drive, 2TB HDD for data storage, Seasonic 550W Gold rated PSU, Corsair Carbide 275R case and a Dell P2717H monitor. I ordered up a new keyboard and mouse from Asus as well just because it’s nice to have a new everything.

Pics of the build are below, it was a dream to put together.

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Changing the PC around

Well I’m in a completely different place to where I thought I would be right now. I was expecting to be super hyped over the new AMD Ryzen 2700X release but going through multiple benchmarks and early benchmarks the reality of it is that it won’t be that different to Gen 1. It;s going to clock higher certainly but is that as high enough to take the crown from Intel. No is the answer. It’ll be good but it won’t be the best.

So I’ve had to rebuild, the AMD has gone and in it’s place there is now a shiny Intel Core i7 8700K and the reinstall has been finished and I’m just awaiting opportunity to have a really good extended gaming session on it to get it bedded in!

I didn’t get many pictures from the rebuild but I am thoroughly happy to be back on team Blue!

April 2018 What’s Happening?

As I write this I have so many things in my mind I want to write about and create videos about!

Recently I’ve slowed down on the tutorials but it’s not through lack of content. I’ve had a big change in the software I’ve been using so have been trying to get it just right and how I want it to be as well as trying to plan into the future.

This month already I’ve started streaming a brand new game, it’s completely opposite direction from the AAA titles. I had thought about moving to Far Cry 5 but there are already so many amazing creators doing that I wanted to do something nobody else is (yet). War Brokers is my route to doing that, currently it’s kind of like a Minecraft/FPS but it’s great to play and easy to pickup. I’m looking forward to watching it develop and streamingmore of it, in my first stream one of the devs engaged with me so huge thumbs up for that.

In about 2 weeks the newest version of AMD Ryzen CPUs should release, I’m already gearing up for a change from my 1700X onto whatever the newest version will be (most likely a 2700X). Once they are released I’ll be moving over onto one of those and hopefully improving performance once again.

Im also hoping very much to get my hands on one of the recent MikroTik hardware releases, a small little box ideal for a traveller so I’m wanting to do a full unboxing and road warrior config for that.

Thank you if you are reading this and please do keep checking back for more.

WarBrokers.io Browser Based FPS

Whilst enjoying AAA titles sometimes they do get a bit annoying or rage inducing. PUBG for example spending ages to get decent loot to get gunned down by someone sat in a bush with no loot at all and others like COD where it is extremely fast paced and you can barely move after spawning. This induces a search for alternatives whilst still wanting something to keep you entertained for more than 3 minutes.

War Brokers has at the moment ticked that box for me. It is a free to play browser based FPS built on the Unity engine by Trebuchet Entertainment with basic graphics (Minecraft) and a gun in hand. Movement is a bit weird and unpredictable at times but overall fun factor is constantly there and can be mixed up with the use of various weaponry and vehicles.

I’ve put some screenshots below, just click if you want to see them big.

Definitely worth a try! http://warbrokers.io

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MikroTik MUM Europe 2018 New Product Announcements!

Some exciting new products from MikroTik this year announced at the Europe MUM in Berlin. Looks like a very heavy lean towards the 10G switching direction with some enterprise mindfulness being brought in. Shame there haven’t been any new CCR devices or “better” SOHO devices but for now these will do!

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crs309-1g-8s+pc
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crs328-4c-20s-4s+rm
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crs354-48p-4s+2q+
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