NEW TRANSLUCENT XBOX ONE CONTROLLER

Microsoft announced its NEW TRANSLUCENT XBOX ONE CONTROLLER. The Phantom Black Special Edition and the Grey/Blue controllers will be available next month.

The new, translucent Xbox One controller is getting released on the 11th of September. It is named the Phantom Black Special Edition, it worth in the USA is going to be $69.99. The one named Grey/Blue is getting released for the markets of the USA and Canada on the 25th of September. And its value will be $64.99 USD.

The Phantom Black Special Edition

However, the worldwide release of both the controllers is set on the 9th of October. And both of the controllers are available for pre-order at Microsoft Store locations, Microsoft Store online and select retailers worldwide.

NEW TRANSLUCENT XBOX ONE CONTROLLER – Grey/Blue

Grey monochrome ABXY, menu, and navigation buttons reinforce the modern minimalist design. For a pop of color, there are eye-catching blue accents at the base of the thumbsticks and on the back of the controller. All Xbox Wireless Controllers are compatible with the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. As usual, it has your favorite features such as a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories app. In select markets, these controllers come with 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

Phantom Black Special Edition

Its design is inspired by the idea of getting a look inside. This controller is about mystery meeting luxury to reveal the technology within the controller. The sleek design “fades from a high-tech translucent matte black” at the top. Black buttons, triggers, thumbsticks, and bumpers are emphasized with a champagne gold D-pad. On the back, textured grips will help you stay on-target when games get serious.

Sport White Special Edition

Microsoft recently released another Xbox One controller, the Sport White Special Edition. The white controller features mint accents, as well as grey and silver patterns, and will set you back $69.99 USD.

Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport White Special Edition

5 Best Gaming Monitors of 2018

We have lots of lists for the best monitors. But for now, we want to tell all of you about some of the best Gaming Monitors money can buy. This list is made according to our choice, it can vary from your own choice. So, here is the list of top 5 Gaming Monitors that have released in 2018.

5.VIEWSONIC VX2758-CMH

VIEWSONIC VX2758-CMH

This one is a bit more on the budget side of things. It comes in under $300, it is a 27-inch curved display providing a 1080p resolution with 144 Hz refresh rate. It also supports AMD’s FreeSync. For a lot of people 1080p at 144 Hz is totally fine and acceptable. Because if your PC isn’t the greatest you aren’t gonna be taking full advantage of this crazy monitor anyway.

The way we look at it, some Gamers want no-frill monitors. So to make this a well-rounded list the ViewSonic makes sense to include in your Gaming PC. No frills mean nothing can go wrong with it, it’s simple it’s dependable and still nice quality. If the other monitors on this list are over your budget, consider checking this one out.

4.SAMSUNG CHG70

SAMSUNG CHG70

For those curved monitor lovers out there, we have the Samsung chg70. This is a VA panel and I know a lot of people refuse to get anything but IPS. So you’re gonna have to make some compromises with this one even though when it comes to monitors “compromise” is the name of the game. It provides a 2560 X 1440 resolution, which I personally think is the resolution sweet spot.

If we talk about the 144Hz refresh rate it can be brought down to 120 Hz and 60 Hz if you need so. It also has a 1 millisecond response time. With that high response time and refresh rate mixed with the HDR and the AMD FreeSync to help prevent screen tearing. You are getting a really solid curved 1440p display. When we look at its design it’s pretty normal there’s nothing special about it. Although it does have a light on the back, it pulses on the wall behind it.

If you are into that kind of thing you may like this monitor. It also has something called eye saver mode. It is designed to cut back on the blue light emissions which helps to reduce eye strain. I don’t know if this is a gimmick or not, but eye strain is a real thing and it’s cool that this monitor has something in place that’s actively working against it.

3.AOC AGON – AG352UCG6

AOC AGON - AG352UCG6

This is a monitor that was released last year. And AOC recently got a new version of it for 2018. The AG352UCG6 Black Edition is still 35 inches with 3440 X 1440 display with a four millisecond response time. However, the changes they made this time is, the refresh rate has been enhanced from a 100 Hz to 120 Hz and it still supports G-Sync.

The stand was silver in color and it has also been changed to black so that the entire monitor looks very smooth and shiny. sadly those are the only changes that AOC has made. There is still no HDR, which is really getting popular in gaming monitors nowadays. Besides that, going from 100 Hz to 120 Hz is great, but you can get 144 Hz and a lot of monitors nowadays. 120 Hz isn’t totally mind-blowing but for someone like me. I think I am totally fine with 120 Hz considering the price plus G-Sync option.

But there are a lot of spec braggarts out there that might not even look at a monitor because it isn’t 120 Hertz. So, while this monitor isn’t perfect by any means doesn’t mean it is a bad monitor. We could use a better refresh rate, but the 21 by 9 aspect ratio could be an issue with certain fps. Seeing that some don’t support that aspect ratio at all. But because of the VA panel the colors popup and that 1440 resolution looks really sharp, making this an ultra-wide monitor worth considering.

2.ACER PREDATOR X27

ACER PREDATOR X27

This is a beast of a monitor with a 27-inch 4k resolution display. It has a 144 Hz refresh rate with a 4 millisecond response time and HDR. These Gaming Monitors also features a predator game view. It lets you dial in the picture a bit more with settings that you wouldn’t find in a normal monitor. For the price, you’d think you’d be able to adjust the monitor however you’d like. But unfortunately, it cannot turn into portrait mode, because it only moves up, down, left, right, and forward.

However, when you see this monitor for the first time, the first thing you’re going to notice is the anti-glare panels. It works to prevent other light sources to create any sort of glare on the display. Besides those panels this design isn’t too loud, there’s a lot of black and metal and a flat design. I’m sure you’ve realized it already that this one also supports G-Sync. I’m a big fan of G-Sync because it makes games run too smooth. This monitor is worth $2,000 so it’s pretty expensive, which means it definitely isn’t for everyone. But I know a lot of people have been waiting for the release of this one since it was announced last year and I hope it lived up to everyone’s expectations.

1.ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ

This thing is a monster of a monitor. If you want to talk about overkill this thing is over ridiculous than overkill. If we look at the specifications it has a 4k resolution with HDR support, a 27-inch IPS display, which has a 144 Hz refresh rate, with a 4 millisecond response time. So if you’re really into those high frame rates, you’re satisfied here. It also has G-Sync support which means you’ll be getting that high frame per second without screen tearing being an issue.

When we talk about design this thing screams PC gaming. It has the ROG logo on the back of the monitor that will glow whatever color or effect you want. Because it also has two projectors built-in as well so you can project the ROG logo onto your desk and onto the wall like it’s the bat-signal.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ-01

This is a little ridiculous but everyone their own preferences. I do appreciate the fact that the arm that holds the monitor does have built-in cable management support. So you can hide all of your cables and the i/o is hidden as well. ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ is worth close to $2,500, so it definitely isn’t for everyone. But this thing is so ridiculous we just had to talk about it

And these are the 5 Best Gaming Monitors of 2018 which were recently released.

Black Ops 4 System Requirements

Treyarch has announced the details of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC open beta test. They also revealed the Black Ops 4 System Requirements for the upcoming Game. COD: Black Ops 4 is the first ever Call of Duty title to launch exclusively through Blizzard‘s Battle.net, and it arrives on October 12th. Therefore, if you want to join the fight, COD BL-OPS 4 open beta kicks off today, August 11th.

Black Ops 4 Private beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 2GB or Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA (25GB in COD: Black Ops 4 PC Beta)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA (25GB in COD: Black Ops 4 PC Beta)

Besides that, the whole series of Call Of Duty runs on the Infinity Ward Engine. The IW Engine itself is based upon id Tech 3. However, Treyarch hasn’t officially announced the engine for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 yet. In the whole series of Call Of Duty, every developer takes a turn to work upon the Engine with special graphical effects and different capabilities, passing it down to the next game. And we expect the same Engine, Performance, and quality from Black Ops 4 as the Call Of Duty: WWII. Which offers minor advantages over Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s IW 7.0 Next Gen game engine.

In short COD BL-OPS 4 will likely offer very similar performance to Call of Duty: WWII. There is also a bonus for players in BL-OPS 4, i.e an open beta on PC. Therefore, if you are not sure about your PC’s performance, you can always test performance on the Beta.

Open Beta Start time and Platforms

You must get a Black Ops 4 beta code by pre-ordering the game to gain access. If from a store, you will receive a code from the retailer, while digital purchases will grant your account automatic access. On PC, you download the game through BattleNet. You don’t need to pre-order to play the Black Ops 4 beta, though doing so will give you one day of early access.

Open Beta or Private beta for Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 and the platforms it’s available on are mentioned in the image.

Black Ops 4 System Requirements

So we can fairly consider that COD Black Ops 4 is going to be a great looking game. Although it would put a fair amount of load of your RAM and VRAM. We have already read issues regarding COD WWII with 8GB RAM and COD BL-OPS 4 Suggests 8GB minimum RAM, Treyarch are almost assuredly saying that 6GB RAM flat-out won’t run Black Ops 4.

However, the system requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are nearly similar to Call of Duty: WWII. But if you want to play this game on the 1080p resolution, you are going to need at least Geforce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390. Because that 2GB VRAM on GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 will supposedly only support low-resolution settings. Therefore, if you have the urge to play COD Black Ops 4 on MAX settings, you would probably need GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 580.

Besides that, we should keep it in mind that these system specs and 25 GB of size are only for the beta version of COD BL-OPS 4. It may change at the time of launch, as we can make an assumption after seeing the COD: WWII was a 90GB install at launch.

 

 

Mistakes People Make while Building a Gaming PC

The world of building a PC is fun exciting and sometimes daring. But don’t worry, the best way to learn is from the mistakes of others. We have made this list from personal experiences and reading online complaints from different people. Here are the Mistakes People Make while Building a Gaming PC.

Cabinet for Gaming PC

Cabinet for Gaming PCLet’s talk about mistakes we make while buying a Cabinet for your Gaming PC. Spending money on a giant case when you don’t really need it, it is something that happens often. And it really bothers me, sure you have the freedom to get whatever case you want. And technically there is no problem in having a big cabinet, but just think, you might have spent an extra 150$ on that bigger awesome cabinet. Yet you don’t have the plan to add a water cool system or extra drives.

Instead, you could get a more reasonable sized cabinet and put that extra cash to something more useful. Well, some people will argue that you shouldn’t even spend that much money on a case at all. We see that on a lot of builds threads, Buying for looks doesn’t necessarily mean much. When you could especially be putting it towards more computer power which is the bottom line. Besides that, some people get different cabinets for different needs like size, portability, work, VR, etc. Therefore, it’s really up to you and your needs that cases are where your budget can see the most a band flow.

 

 

Cable Managment

Cable Managment

Well, it is the obvious thing but it needs to be known from the very start of your build. Think long and hard about proper cable management. No one wants their PC to be a mess of tangled wires, do they? It is not only necessary for a good looking and well-arranged PC, but it is also practically necessary.

I personally learned it the hard way during one of my first builds. I had cables everywhere that acted as dust magnets, but when it came time for me to replace or upgrade a component. The mess I had left behind was just a disaster. To replace a component from my PC I had to unplug and rewire the whole set of wires. Besides that, with the help of zip ties, tubes, and well-designed cases there’s a lot of things you can do with your Gaming PC. Start with hiding cables in your Gaming PC build.

Motherboard Installation

Motherboard Installation

I have seen a lot of people making a mistake while installing the motherboard. Don’t mess up the installation of the motherboard’s standoff screws. or even more accurate don’t just skip them altogether or forget them. For the safety of your build, the motherboard needs to be raised off of the surface of your cabinet. And to do that you just typically install the little riser screws from 4 – 12 of them into your cabinet. So you can place the motherboard on top it.

Forgetting them or thinking you can skip them is a rookie mistake. Along with that just install them right make sure they’re compatible with your case, and screw in properly, and make sure they line up with the notches in your board. You don’t want a crooked motherboard that could cause problems down the line.

CPU

CPU

This is the thing a lot of first-time builders really get nervous about. You do get used to it but I still hold my breath while doing it. It’s the placement of the CPU to the motherboard, the whole build. Getting that thing directly on the socket requires one slow straight and not shaky placement downwards. It’s got to be deliberate, do not push hard on it or reshift it after it’s in place. Remember with most CPUs to follow that little corner triangle to show which way you are placing it whether it’s AMD or Intel.

The pins on the CPU are sensitive and you can bend them and screw them up really easily. So just be slow and careful and like I said deliberately on this part some people can fix bent pins after a mistake. But if you’re not a handy experienced person, it might be harder. This might not sound like a big deal to some, but you need to be mindful of all this. Because the CPU is obviously one of the more expensive parts to the build and no one wants to screw it up.

Heat Sink and Liquid Coolers

Heat Sink and Liquid Coolers

We have to recognize heat sinks and how they can get twisted sometimes. Sometimes heatsinks just don’t line up. Because if you have a closed system liquid cooler from Corsair, NZXT, or if you have enough courage to build your own. Then getting a nice and perfectly aligned cooler is easy you just bolt it on the motherboard. Air cooling setups need more attention because you need to bracket it down on the board. And after you apply thermal paste on the CPU it leaves room for it for movement and it shifts slightly while tightening it down and if you’re unlucky enough then, it is just a few degrees off from being perfectly aligned.

Well, I know this may not bother most of the people but it bugs the crap out of me. And I’m sure there are others who feel the same way, who are striving for the perfect Gaming PC build. Therefore, I am trying to make a bigger point here in terms of screwing things down and lining things up. Make sure you do it right. With certain components and attachments if you don’t like the way it looks. You should take your time and redo it. And it necessary to get it right while you go back and redo things. You need to be extra careful, go easy on screws you don’t want to strip them and basically, you just don’t want to rush any aspect of the build. And I think a ‘Twisted heatsink’ is a perfect way to point out that example.

Thermal Paste

Thermal paste

Thermal paste is a necessary part of the PC building process. And we know it can be a source of anxiety for a lot of newcomers. Apply way too little and your PC will just overheat and shut down, or your CPU can burn out. On the other hand, if you apply too much it can ooze out from under the cooler, onto the motherboard. It looks gross and it can potentially cause shorts in the system and just mess up your whole situation.

This can be made more complicated by choosing an unfamiliar compound. A compound that is too liquidy and just gets all over the place and you clamp down your cooler. Or a thicker compound that you aren’t quite sure how well it’ll spread out. It is a small thing that can make things get bad very quickly. And everyone will tell you slightly different things. So it’s a matter of both doing your research and also just being comfortable with the process. I always say the best knowledge you can have going into applying thermal paste and stuff like that is just confidence.

LED

LED

 

This is a matter of taste, but a lot of people feel passionate about this stuff. Be careful with LEDs, choose carefully and do it right so you don’t have a build that looks like a child’s toy. Some people here and there will argue to not bother with LEDs at all. But like I’ve been telling you in this whole list you do what you like. If you want to light it up, go ahead I’m not going to tell you what to do.

But if you are looking for advice, I always think LED fans look awesome. Take the time to understand the ins and outs of your specific cabinet. Hide LED strips or do subtle lighting instead because that stuff can make your case look cool and fancier. But then again this won’t matter much when you’re playing The Witcher 3 on Ultra.

Airflow

Airflow fans

 

Now, we are not gonna get into the trivial details of different types of airflow strategies and pressure systems. But I will say that make sure you know the push-pull configuration of your fans and install them properly the first time. Besides that, there are a few things worse than installing your fans backward. Keeping all that hot air inside the cabinet and overheating all your components. So read the back of the box and plug all the cables in the right place. Also, make sure that fans are installed in the right direction.

And while we’re on the subject of component temperatures check your temperatures after you finish your build. And make sure everything is on optimal temperature. It’s best to know if you need more fans or to reapply thermal paste at the start. Rather than when you are in the middle of a gaming binge weeks later and things get too hot. It could still happen but we just see a lot of people make these mistake of not actually giving their Gaming PC a proper checkup once it’s built.

Connecting Power cables

Connecting Power cables

 

This sounds obvious but if you’ve done it, you probably get it. It’s “not pushing” your power cables all the way in Properly. I know you just spent a lot of money on all the components for your new Gaming PC. Therefore. you are trying to be gentle and not break anything. After all, electronics tend to be a bit fragile a lot of times. The process of building a Gaming PC isn’t really a place for those sentiments though. You got to make sure everything is pushed into place until it clicks in securely. And power cables are no exception and a lot of people are missing the landing on that one.

These things require a lot of pressure sometimes so don’t get nervous. Sometimes it can feel like you’re about to bend or break the motherboard. But not securing such important connections will just lead to a headache down the line. This also goes for power connections on hard drives and video cards as well. However, the main power cable is the hardest one. You have to make sure all that stuff is in there until it usually clicks. This is one of the main issues when a new builder fires up their Gaming PC for the first time and it doesn’t start. Check your connections, maybe you were playing it too safe, just keep it in mind.

 

Shopping for Gaming PC

Shopping for Gaming PC

One of the biggest mistakes that first-time PC builders can make is when it comes to shopping. It is not uncommon to try and get the most for your money. When you’re shopping for parts compromising on brands and tiers of products is a fact of life for PC builders. However, you need to know when and where to do it. A lot of people spend way too much money on more low-impact parts and then skimp on something like the CPU or the graphics card.

If you’re building a high-end PC, consider spending more than $40.00 on a power supply. It really is “you get what you pay for” type of situation for some of the components. A cabinet is a cabinet, in hard drives, some of the manufacturers are more or less on par with each other for most people’s gaming needs. And give it a thought do you really need that $700 rog rampage 6 extreme motherboard?

Are you going to use all of the capabilities offered to you by it? Or would you be better served with a more reasonable motherboard and upgrading that core i5 to an i7 and adding some life to your rig with a little more computing power.

Ultimately, it’s your money to spend how you see fit. But maybe you should spend a bit more on the important parts that will be more noticeable in your day to day PC usage. I said about LEDs, I said about the size of a cabinet. The aspect of buying the right parts and all the shopping is the biggest hurdle to get over as a first time PC builder. So make sure you take your time and do it Right.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 System Requirements are Here

We’re getting to that super exciting time here in Europe where we’re just days away from the football leagues kicking off, and that can only mean one thing – a new PES. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is out on August 30th, with a demo on August 8th, packing new Magic Moments, enhanced myClub and improved visuals for new photo-realism. Before kick-off though, here are the PES 2019 system specs.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Minimum System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-4350 4.2GHz
    • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
    • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
    • GPU: GeForce GTX 670 or Radeon HD 7870
    • HDD: 30GB Available Hard Drive Space
    • DX: DirectX 11

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • CPU: Intel Core i5-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
    • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
    • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 270X 4GB
    • HDD: 30 GB Available Hard Drive Space
    • DX: DirectX 11

Besides that, just like last year, we’re being given the current-gen Fox Engine version of PES 2019 on PC. Therefore, it should be an identical experience to playing it on PS4 or Xbox One. The system specs for PES 2019 have taken a slight raise from PES 2018 but it’s nothing too substantial.

Besides that, they suggest a decent quad-core processor. From our experience with Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. These games aren’t very demanding at all on the CPU. Therefore, we’d be surprised if a decently clocked dual-core couldn’t also provide solid performance.

Therefore, Needless to say, the primary thing you’re going to want to match for the recommended specs is the 4GB GPU. Because, There really isn’t much performance difference between the minimum and recommended graphics cards for Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. Beside from the video memory, suggesting 4GB VRAM is required for PES 2019 at 1080p. Therefore, 2GB VRAM is the minimum to play PES 2019 at 720p screen resolution.