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  Centaurus Computers - We take pride in building high quality custom computers for gamers and professionals who demand top performance, reliability and professional technical support. Our custom gaming computers are built with the best parts available, we make sure every configuration is well balanced and does not have weak spots. We care about your satisfaction much more than about anything else and we will build your computer as we would build our own. At Centaurus Computers we know that high quality gaming computer can make all the difference between victory and defeat in hands of a professional gamer. At the same time we know that professional users need top reliability and speed for their projects and we deliver all that as well.


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AMD APU computer configurator

AMD APU Configurator
Starting Configuration:

AMD A6-6400K Richland APU
AMD FM2+ Motherboard
4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
500GB SATA-III Hard Drive
AMD HD 8570D 1GB Video
24x DVD/RW Burner


AMD FX Custom

AMD FX Configurator
Starting Configuration:

AMD FX 4300 4.0GHz CPU
AMD 970AM3+ Motherboard
4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
500GB SATA-III Hard Drive
Radeon R7 250 1GB Video
24x DVD/RW Burner


Intel i3 i5 configurator

H81 i3/i5 Configurator
Starting Configuration:

Intel Core i3 / G3258 CPU
Intel H81 Motherboard
4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
500GB SATA-III Hard Drive
Nvidia GT 740 1GB Video
24x DVD/RW Burner


Core i5 Custom Built

Z97 i5/i7 Configurator
Starting Configuration:

Intel i5 4690K Quad Core
Intel Z97 Motherboard
4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
500GB SATA-III Hard Drive
Nvidia GTX 750 1GB Video
24x DVD/RW Burner


Intel it X99 Configurator

X99 i7 DDR4 Config
Starting Configuration:

Intel i7 5820K Six-Core CPU
Intel X99 Motherboard
8GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM
500GB SATA-III Hard Drive
Nvidia GT 730 2GB Video
24x DVD/RW Burner


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Intel i5 budget computer


Intel i5 4690K 4.2GHz Quad
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Gigabyte Intel Z97X SLI
24x DVD+-RW recorder
Antec GX500 Illusion case
Windows 7/8.1 + backup

Sentinel AMD FX Extreme


AMD FX-9590 8-Core 5.0GHz
GB DDR3 1600Hz RAM
SSD 240GB Crucial M500
Nvidia GTX 780 3GB GDDR5
Gigabyte 990FX UD3 Mboard
24x DVD+-RW recorder
Cooler Master Scout II
Windows 7/8.1 Professional

Berserk Intel
Berserk Intel gaming computer


Intel G3258 Dual 4.0+GHz
SSD 120GB Crucial M500
Nvidia GT 740 1GB GDDR5
Intel H81 Motheroard
24x DVD+-RW recorder
Xigmatek Recon Case
Windows 7/8.1 + Backup

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Skylake CPU


We overclock our gaming computers!
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AMD processors provide unmatched performance in their price levels, with FX series dominating and new redesigned A6/A8/A10 Keveri APU as the best low end alternative today. Fast and affordable AMD based gaming computers are a great value in current gaming PC market.   (Full list of AMD gaming computers)

Draco AMD FX


Six-Core FX 6300 4.1GHz OC
Stock AMD FX CPU cooler
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5
AMD 760G USB3 Motherboard
24x DVD+-RW recorder SATA
Deepcool Tesseract case
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Draco
Delphius AMD 8-Core
Delphius PC


8-Core FX 8320 4.0+GHz
AMD FX Extreme CPU cooler
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
1TB HDD 7200RPM WD Blue
Nvidia GTX 950 2GB GDDR5
AMD 970 USB3 Motherboard
24x DVD+-RW recorder SATA
Rosewill Galaxy case
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Delphius
Electra AMD 8-Core
Electra PC


8-Core FX 8320 4.2GHz OC
Arctic Freezer FA11 cooler
16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
Nvidia GTX 960 2GB GDDR5
AMD 970 Motherboard CFX
24x DVD+-RW recorder SATA
Corsair Carbide SPEC case
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Electra
Delta AMD Extreme


AMD 8xCore FX-9370 4.7GHz
Liquid Cooler CM Seidon 120V
16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
AMD Radeon R9 380 4GB G5
AMD 990FX Extreme CF/SLI
24x DVD+-RW Burner SATA
Zalman Z11+ HF1/NEO case
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Delta
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Intel custom computer

 Intel has redefined performance limits with new 2015 Haswell CPU family. Available in 3 price levels with i3/i5/i7 processors and excellent motherboards with standard features like PCI-e 3.0, USB 3.1, SATA-III. CrossFire and SLI multi-GPU setup available on most models.  (Full list of INTEL gaming computers here)

Virgo i5 gaming PC


Core i5 4590 3.7GHz Haswell
Stock cooler (upgrade avail.)
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB G5
Intel B85 Motherboard
24x DVD Recorder SATA
Enermax Ostrog Case
Intel Core Certified PSU
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Virgo
Scorpius  Intel i7


Core i7 Quad 4790 4.0GHz HT
Stock cooler (upgrade avail.)
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
GeForce GTX 950 2GB GDDR5
Intel B85 Motherboard
SATA 24x DVD/RW recorder
Rosewill Galaxy case
i7 Certified Power Supply
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Scorpius
Helios Intel i5


Core i5 4690 3.9GHz Quad
Arctic Freezer i11 CPU cooler
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
240GB Solid State Drive
Radeon R7 370 2GB GDDR5
Intel H97 Motherboard USB3
24x SATA DVD+RW Recorder
Rosewill Star Predator case
500W Power Supply
Windows 10/7/8 Home 64bit

Custom Helios
Vega i7 Extreme


Haswell-E i7 X6 5820K 3.8GHz
CM Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM 4Ch
GeForce GTX 960 4GB GDDR5
Intel X99 LGA2011-V2 SLI/CF
DVD/RW Recorder SATA
NZXT Phantom 240 case
600W PSU 80+ Cert
Windows 10/7/8 Home 64bit

Custom Vega
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 - Samsung is getting ready for release next month a couple of NVMe M.2 drives - newly announced 950 Pro PCI-e SSD. Expect it in October 2015, most likely 256GB and 512GB sizes for now, with more - later.
Additionally Samsung promises 4TB traditional SATA SSD in the beginning of 2016, with 2TB released just recently. They still use 3D NAND tech which is also called V-NAND and works really good judging by current 850 Pro models.
As a reminder - NVMe replaces ancient AHCI protocol of current gen drives, which was never a performance oriented protocol anyway, it was more about compatibility. Right up until we pushed SATA-III speeds with cheap SSDs and now we need something new which is NVMe working over PCI-e 3.0 (like in Z170 and X99)

 - Microsoft is killing SafeDisk DRM (digital rights management) in Windows 10, 8.1, 7 and Vista. "This security bulletin addresses a defense-in-depth update for the secdrv.sys driver, a third-party driver. The update turns off the service for the secdrv.sys driver," Microsoft explains. SafeDisk is one of the most hated forms of DRM, some say "defective by design". It's good that we got rid of it, although some games (older titles) may not work good without it. If your oldies are not running properly - try this:
Click the Start button and search for Command Prompt. When it appears, right-click and select Run as administrator. Type "sc start secdrv" (no quotes) and hit enter.
When you're finished playing your game, go back into the Command Prompt and type "sc stop secdrv" to disable SafeDisc.

 - Nvidia has made available new driver for GeForce video cards, version 355.98, The main focus of new driver is improving performance in Killer Floor 2. But it also provides a few quick fixes for known issues in last versions of Windows. Some of them are: wrong memory clocks reported at times, Thunderbird mail problems with G-Sync, Batman AO crashing when Alt-Tabbed out, StarWars issues with reflections....
There are still issues that are not fixed (VR issues), but new driver is always welcome. There is no reason to hold to old one in any case.http://www.nvidia.com/downlo…/driverResults.aspx/91812/en-us

 - Bye-Bye privacy.
Windows 10 comes with DirectX12, we love it. It also comes with Cortana, that digital lady with long nose that it sticks into places you don't want her to. New license agreements that nobody reads today, but which contain information about THE END OF PRIVACY as you know it. In short if you use anything that says Microsoft on it they collect all your information they can, make it searchable by Cortana and provide alerts and smart searches. Such data is shared with Microsoft-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries and who knows who they are? Which of them will decide to use your info to their business advantage or just sell it? How much do you trust Microsoft?
It looks like with every technology advancement we loose a bit of our privacy and it is not protected properly by the current state of law.

 - Did you know that when you use BitLocker it uploads a copy of your recovery key to your OneDrive? Now consider this - FBI, Microsoft and bunch of other people you don't know (and don't want to know) can access your information on OneDrive (and other MS places) upon request if such information is required "by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our services; and to protect the rights or property of Microsoft".
How secure do you feel now? Ohhh, Windows 10 has a lot more dirty secrets than you think!

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 - We have got our hands on ASUS R9 Fury Strix - which is a bit of an improved stock R9 Fury. How does it compare to competition? It's about 6-8% slower than Fury X which in itself is a bit of disappointment in our eyes, being slower than GTX 980 Ti and out of stock everywhere. ASUS R9 Fury Strix is trading blows with GTX 980, winning in many tests at higher resolutions (4K) but loosing majority of tests in 1080p. Price difference is around $50-70. ASUS Strix version is quiet and looks nice and at least it brings parity with GTX 980 in some sense which is not bad in its own. Unfortunately overclocking is very limited without proper voltage control. Future driver updates may change the picture a bit though.
 We have expected a bit more but at least Fury series will not let Nvidia relax on its throne!

 - Blizzard revealed new World Of Warcraft expansion: "Legion". So what is WoW Legion? It's a return of a Burning Legion, it does look like a first expansion a bit, in terms of novelty at least.
What's really new?
- New hero class - demon hunter. Yeah - that Illidan-kind looking night-elven outcasts. Illidari they are called to be exact. They have some nice looking abilities that should change the game when you run them. It looks like there will be two specs for them only - tank and DPS.
 Artifacts - new weapons of some sort. They start simple-looking but grow with you and change both visibly and in specs.
 New area on the map - The Broken Isles. That is where new Legion invasion happens. New denizens - satyr, drogbar, Kvaldir and others...
 Blizzard says they are reinventing many features, with new dungeons, new PVP features and more things to come.

HDD - learn how to treat and protect it. Hard-Disk-Drives are still found in almost all machines today, even though SSD is fighting for a place under the sun remove HDD from perspective slowly. Even computer with SSD drives still enjoy slower but bigger and cheaper HDDs for bigger files or those that you need often. Backups and movie collections are usually found on big HDDs. 
How to make sure your HDD is working fine and prevent it from transforming into dead paperweight? Avoid drops and other physical damage. There are moving parts in HDDs - discs and reading/writing heads. When HDD is off all moving parts are "parked" and can withstand some abuse (not much), but kick a spinning drive and watch it die. 
Keep HDD cool. Usually nobody cares about HDD cooling, but it's important for happy long life of your HDD. Most hard drives are installed in the front part of the case, and most cases allow at least one fan (as intake) in that front part, make sure you have it installed. You can get nice quiet 120mm fan for under $10, it will help bring cool air to other components as well.
Avoid power outages, frequent powering on and off, static discharges, invest in UPS (uninterrupted power source). Defragment data and watch SMART readings from HDD - in case of any errors make a backup immediately.
 Beware of Clicks Of Death! If you hear your HDD clocking - make a backup and prepare to throw away this HDD. Still have no SSD drive in your PC? Invest in one, at least 120GB version, you will love it! Also having two separate drives in your system allows for easier backups of critical data. That is on top of super speed of SSD.

Intel Skylake - it's here finally and we can now give you an insight at its performance. 
First - there is no (almost) performance increase over last get Hawell processors. If you compare new i7 6700K to older i7 4790K - there is no difference, 4790K even looks better in some benches compared to new CPU. Overclocking has not changed much, other than allowing fine tuning with base-clock frequency in addition to changing multiplier (not a new feature, more of a comeback). There is not much of an efficiency improvement, TDP is higher a few percent. 
So why did Intel even bother releasing Skylake? It's the features that we get, new features of the Z170 chipset and socket 1151. We get 20 PCI-e 3.0 lanes connecting everything to CPU, up from same 20 PCI-e 2.0 before (which are twice slower). Now we are talking about ability to add 14x USB 2.0 and 10x USB 3.0 ports some of which will be USB 3.1 type-C connectors. Plus with those fast PCI-e 3.0 lanes we can imagine multiple M.2 NVMe SSDs with same 6x SATA 3.0 ports (or SATA-express among them). 3- or 4-way SLI and CF is possible on Z170 now, not only on X99 boards. Haswell-E and X99 are still a choice of top-level enthusiasts (with bigger pockets) but Skylake brings a lot of new features and improvements if not speed, that were only available on higher-end chipsets. Oh, and DDR4 memory - it's not much more expensive than DDR3 now, why not step up to it?
We will be adding Skylake based machines on our Intel-PC page in the near future, expect to see both i5-6600K and i7-6700K overclocked and ready to rock!

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