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Should Linux Be on a Gaming Laptop?

Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:44:51 PM America/Chicago

When you start shopping for a new computer or laptop, chances are that most of the models available to you will come readily equipped with the latest version of Windows or macOS. With the latter being limited to Apple’s own pre-built machines, the choice typically comes down to Windows and Linux. Most gaming enthusiasts recognize Linux as the operating system (OS) found in cars, home appliances, smartphones, and other devices. Unless you use your gaming PC for nothing else aside from gaming, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when choosing an operating system for your laptop. In this guide, we explore the strengths and weaknesses of Linux to help you decide whether it should be used on a gaming laptop.

 

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Which Is More Important: Resolution or FPS?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:18:15 PM America/Chicago

As graphic processing units get faster, gamers are able to play modern games on ultra settings. Some gaming enthusiasts are already prepared to sacrifice frame rate or resolution just to earn a bit of extra bling in their games. Others might reduce foliage or even smoke effect settings so that the competition is easier to see on the battleground. Finding the right settings to suit your specific needs can be difficult, but understanding the importance of resolution vs. frames per second is critical to achieving the perfect configuration. In this article, we discuss the two most significant image quality settings to PC gamers, so you can decide which setting is most important to you and the games you play.

 

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10 Tips for New PC Gamers

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:10:45 PM America/Chicago

PC gaming is a magical and mystifying world. Newcomers may find it daunting or difficult to name components, common software, or games right off the bat. Luckily, XOTIC PC has more than 20 years of experience in the PC gaming industry and we can help you get off to the right start. We took the liberty of compiling 10 tips for new PC gamers, so you can learn what and what not to do while you begin your new gaming adventure.

 

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10 Mistakes Made When Buying a Gaming PC

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:01:01 PM America/Chicago

Shopping in person, 

Shopping in person, let alone online, for a gaming rig is a daunting task for anyone. There is a lot of information you need to know before deciding to purchase a PC or laptop, and there are even more mistakes you can make along the way. With more than 20 years of industry experience, it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about gaming PCs and how to choose the right one. In this article, we discuss the top 10 mistakes made when buying a gaming PC. With our help and by allowing yourself enough time to make an informed decision, you can hopefully avoid these faux pas.

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Installing PC Cooling Fans

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:01:01 PM America/Chicago

Although computers have changed tremendously over the last decade, the necessity for cooling remains the same. Computers are very complex pieces of technology, and each contains a series of components that need to run smoothly so the computer can too. Many of the latest and most efficient components you see today have decreased operating temperatures, but they have not eliminated heat as an issue overall. Installing PC cooling fans can help decrease temperatures and even make your PC quieter in the process. In this guide, you will learn how to identify the fans you need and how to install them.

 

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The History of Gaming

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:53:40 PM America/Chicago

Gaming is now a $100 billion-dollar industry, with tons of enthusiasts joining in on the action as each day passes. Studies show that nearly two-thirds of the homes in America have a household member that plays video games on a regular basis. Although they have been around for decades, video games still seem like some new phenomena that is constantly challenging how far we can push electronics, graphics, and other aspects of digital distribution. In this article, we explore the history of gaming to discover how it has evolved from the beginning to now. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to see how the games, community, and industry have changed.

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Ergonomic PC Gaming Setup

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:53:40 PM America/Chicago

eSports and other forms of competitive gaming are highly immersive and labor-intensive. Have you ever wondered how all those hours spent at your gaming desk have impacted your health? Aside from perfect posture, there are numerous ways to make your PC gaming setup even more ergonomic. In this guide, we provide guidance and advice on how to make a more ergonomic PC gaming setup with the right keyboard, mouse, monitor, and chair.

 

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Mouse DPI & Sensitivity

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:56:00 PM America/Chicago

Wondering how you can get the most from your gaming mouse? Your mouse can lose a lot of the benefits and charm it is known for if you fail to set it up correctly. There is a good chance that your mouse’s DPI or sensitivity is set too high. When mouse DPI and sensitivity are set too high, you may have to make microscopic movements with your hand just to take precision shots. It’s time to fix that issue. In this guide, we explain what mouse sensitivity and DPI are as well as how to adjust them, so you can make the most of your gaming experience and performance.

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How to Keep a Gaming Laptop Healthy

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:54:00 PM America/Chicago

Gaming laptops are very complex pieces of technology. Many PC gaming enthusiasts prefer laptops if they tend to play from anywhere. Every notebook contains a series of components that need to run smoothly so the computer can too. Consequently, it is important to clean and maintain your laptop, so you can enjoy endless hours of gameplay. With over 20 years of experience building and supplying high-end gaming technology, XOTIC PC is an excellent resource to help you learn how to keep a gaming laptop healthy. In this guide, we provide tips to help you prolong the life of your laptop.

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Best Remote Software for Gaming

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:54:00 PM America/Chicago

Would you like the ability to remotely play your favorite PC games on an android device, phone, tablet or another PC? Even when you’ve spent days or possibly months trying to build the perfect PC gaming setup, gaming from the couch or your bed can be just as glorious. Remote access is a wonderful thing for gaming enthusiasts that like to squeeze as much time in the game as they possibly can. We took the liberty of rounding up the best remote software for gaming, so you can compare programs and decide which one is right for you.

 

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4K vs. 1080p

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:54:00 PM America/Chicago

Although the human eye has a finite resolution, we are always in pursuit of a higher definition. As 4K gaming becomes progressively more accessible, PC gaming enthusiasts will have a lot to mull over before making the jump or sticking with the HD standard of 1080p resolution. There are many reasons why upgrading to 4K is a good idea for any PC gaming enthusiast that wants to safeguard his or her setup for the future, but the price-performance ratio may not be enough to convince you that the switch is necessary. In this article, we compare the basic features and costs of 4K vs. 1080p gaming, so you can determine which resolution is best for you and your budget.

 

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Servers vs. Desktops

Monday, May 21, 2018 9:43:22 PM America/Chicago

All computers have the same basic components: a processor, working memory, storage, and much more. We often hear the terms “server” and “desktop” used interchangeably, but these devices do have their differences. If your only reference to server technology stems from Tron, Jurassic Park, The Terminator, The Matrix, or even 2001: a Space Odyssey, you’re not far from having a basic understanding. Desktops, on the other hand, are much more prevalent and used in everyday life. In this guide, we’ll explore the differences between servers and desktops, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.

 

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ARM CPUs

Monday, May 21, 2018 9:43:22 PM America/Chicago

Every day, smartphones and tablets are becoming more advanced. If you pay attention to technological news, you have likely come across the term “ARM” in reference to the processing hardware that’s inside the devices we use on a daily basis. But what exactly is ARM? XOTIC PC wants to clear up any confusion by providing an overview of ARM processing technology. Before we begin, it’s important to review a few CPU basics. A central processing unit (CPU) is essentially the “brain” of your computer, because it performs calculations and actions while running programs. A CPU chip is usually small and located on the motherboard of a PC, so it can interact with other components. In this article, we explore the meaning and architecture behind ARM CPUs, so you can be prepared for the technology of tomorrow.

 

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Motherboard VRMs

Monday, May 21, 2018 9:43:22 PM America/Chicago

Most PC enthusiasts know that the motherboard is essentially the “backbone” of a computer, but few people realize how important a role voltage plays in the overall performance of your PC. One of the most important parts of a PC’s motherboard is the voltage regulator module (VRM). These modules supply clean and stable voltage to the CPU and other components. When your PC starts crashing, resetting, and settling on the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, that’s a sign that your VRM is in need of attention. In this guide, we explain motherboard VRMs and provide tips to help you avoid fluctuations or noise on the voltage they supply.

 

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Game Streaming

Monday, May 21, 2018 9:43:22 PM America/Chicago

PC gaming impacts the way we view virtual communities. Now, there’s a new breed of PC gaming enthusiasts that like to share all the action, defeats, and victories with friends. Game live streaming is one of the most popular trends we’ve seen in recent years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re hoping to turn your pastime into a paycheck, XOTIC PC is here to help. Getting started is a lot easier than you might think, and this guide will show you the basics of streaming video games for fun or for profit.

 

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