Jeremy and Josh
Both Josh and I would be perfectly content with a little something to warm us up on those cold winter evenings but we all like to have gifts to unwrap along with our tipple.
At just over $31 million, Star Citizen/Squadron 42 is the most successfully Kickstarted game and worth getting involved in. Either you get two new games, one offline and one persistent online or you get to participate in a huge internet fight if Roberts Space Industries fail to deliver. For a mere $30 you can get both games with several options to pay more for a better starting ship and extra resources.
The IFIXIT Pro Tech Toolkit will allow you to tear apart just about any electronic gadget you own to allow for upgrades, repairs or just playing around. It contains 54 bits including Torx, tweezers, spudgers, a suction cup and even an anti-static wristband.
Nothing motivates some to start a project like creating something useful, be you a child or an adult. Adafruit is a great source for kits like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino based kits but simply picking up the base kit leaves you with so many project choices you can get a little overwhelmed and discouraged. The Onion Pi kit was the topic of an article in the latest edition of MAKE Magazine and is a selection of hardware with a specific end product which will teach you about the Raspberry Pi, WiFi and Tor and at the end you will have a device which allows you to browse the web anonymously through the Tor onion routing service. Not only is this a great introduction to this type of project, it is also a way to protect your privacy during a time when that is a very big topic of concern.
It is that time of year again! I like gifts, so feel free to send me any of my picks! Bourbon works too!
I like my widescreen gaming, but Eyefinity and Surround can get a little complicated. Two monitor Eyefinity/Surround is also a bit annoying when we consider that the bezel will be right in the middle. This monitor (and its ilk) takes the best of both worlds it seems. It is a 2560×1080 resolution which can be handled by a single card and without the potential issues of Eyefinity scaling with multiple cards. The IPS panel is sharp looking as well.
Who doesn’t want a large SSD in their machine? This number gives some nice space and speed benefits at a price that is a lot more palatable than other SSDs that size. For gamers who play a lot of titles with long loading times, putting those applications on a SSD will really cut out the annoying wait times.
Can't skimp on the vid card! MSI makes a pretty solid video card, and their cooling solutions are second to none. The Gaming series is a step down from the Lightning/Hawk products, but it does not cost as much as those other options as well. The board designs are reference, but the cooling is anything but. Pricing is very competitive with full reference designs. While the R9 290 is as fast and is cheaper, the cooling issues with those cards still give me pause. With the GTX 780, consistent performance is pretty much guaranteed.
Another $10 off + free Final
Another $10 off + free Final Fantasy game for the i7-4770K ($289) @ Newegg.
Tis the season to go in debt! 😀
happy thanksgiving pcper! i
happy thanksgiving pcper! i hope you have a nice weekend 🙂
I can vouch that the T100TA
I can vouch that the T100TA is an AMAZING tablet. I heard Josh in a podcast a few months ago talking about how sweet Bay Trail would be when it launched, and it is indeed sweet.
>Quad core Intel Atom Baytrail CPU with 4.5x graphics improvement over previous generation
>64GB eMMC storage + microSD slot for expansion
>x86 architecture so it runs full Win 8.1 not that RT bullshit
>10.1 inch screen
>11 hour battery
>included keyboard dock with full size USB 2.0 port
>Intel WiDi support (wireless display)
>free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition
9:21 PM seriously, this thing is amazing I have already played CS:GO, Minecraft, Braid, Half-Life 2, Fallout New Vegas, and edited in Photoshop with it. It’s like the surface pro for nearly 1/3 the price.
Here’s a picture of me holding the device while writing this comment about the advice. Oh so meta.
Just as a heads up, the 64GB
Just as a heads up, the 64GB version of the T100 is $299 through the Microsoft store at the moment. I’ve been wavering over buying it for days, knowing that the new Atom chip is genuinely decent and has great battery life. I’m just leery about living with a keyboard that small. How’s the typing on it?
1. Swifttech H220 (NCIX
1. Swifttech H220 (NCIX US).
2. ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 (Amazon)
3. Intel 530 Series 180GB for $109 (Newegg).
Im using it right now. Its not the fastest drive but never need to worry about reliability, its Intel.
4. G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB (2X4) 1600 for $49.99 (Newegg).
5. Cougar 140mm fans $15 (Newegg) They are cheaper if you buy in bulk.
When I saw Ryan and Ken, I
When I saw Ryan and Ken, I thought it said “Ryu and Ken”…maybe I DO need that GTX 780 Ti to Play MOAR Super Street Fighter 4 ULTRA.
is the above link
is the above link “Continue reading our selections for this year’s PC Perspective Holiday Gift Guide!!” supposed to go to this page or somewhere else – ie are there more gft items suggestions?
Adafruit would have to the
Adafruit would have to the most interesting piece of hardware on this holiday guide. Also like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino based kits but just don’t have time, maybe in the future if it’s still around. Don’t understand how to program so I guest it would be play around with other people code.
LG Nexus 5 Review
LG Nexus 5 Review
Google launched its Nexus 5 smartphone globally and much to our surprise, the company redeemed itself for the mistakes it made with Nexus 4 in India by bringing the latest Nexus much earlier than last time around (almost one year).
The stock Android 4.4 KitKat version is the best way to differentiate between the experience on a Nexus device and other vendor branded devices. The latest Nexus 5 therefore is no different, and gives the experience that Google wants to offer to users on Android.
LG has flourished under the stewardship of Google for its Nexus devices, enabling it to iron out the flaws they’ve had in their previous smartphones. With Nexus 5, LG has taken the expectations to a whole new level.
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