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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 constantly update configurations and add new hardware to achieve best customization possible. At Centaurus Computers we know that high quality gaming computer can make all the difference between victory and defeat in the hands of a professional gamer. Our gaming computers push FPS to the limit with overclocked componets and optimization. At the same time we deliver top reliability and speed for gamers and professionals of all fields.

 

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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

$399

Gaming with restricted budget should not be hard. AMD proves that with top quality APU processors.

AMD FX Custom

AMD FX Configurator
Starting Configuration:

AMD FX 4300 4.0GHz CPU
AMD 970AM3+ Motherboard
8GB DDR3 1600Hz RAM
1TB HDD 7200RPM SATA-III
Radeon R7 360 2GB Video
500W Power Supply

$559

Eight Core 5.0GHz beasts are available along with affordable Quads - all price levels in one place.

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

$529

Wide range of Intel i3/i5/i7 processors for every budget and performance level. You will find what you need.

Core i5 Custom Built

Intel “K” Configurator
Starting Configuration:

Intel i5 6600K Quad Core
Intel Z170 Motherboard
8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Nvidia GTX 950 2GB Video
500W Power Supply

$949

Special edition Intel “K” processors are great for overclocking and top performance gaming.

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

$1199

Top Intel LGA2011 platform for enthusiasts and professionals demanding only the best PC.

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Intel i5 budget computer
Cassandra

$1399.00

Intel i5 4690K 4.2GHz Quad
16
GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Gigabyte Intel Z97X SLI
24x DVD+-RW recorder
Antec GX500 Illusion case
Windows 10 + Disk

Sentinel AMD FX Extreme
Sentinel

$1699.00

AMD FX-9590 8-Core 5.0GHz
16
GB DDR3 1600Hz RAM
SSD 480GB + 1TB HDD
Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5
Gigabyte 990FX UD3 Mboard
24x DVD+-RW recorder
Cooler Master Scout II
Windows 10 64bit

Berserk Intel
Berserk Intel gaming computer

$699.00

Intel i3 4130 Dual 3.4GHz
8
GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
HDD 1TB 7200RPM
Nvidia GTX 950 2GB GD5
Intel B85 Motheroard
24x DVD+-RW recorder
Enermax Thorex Case
Windows 10 64bit

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AMD FX CPU

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
Draco

$759.00

Six-Core FX 6300 4.1GHz OC
Stock AMD FX CPU cooler
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
1TB HDD SATA-III WD Blue
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

$889.00 

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

$1089.00

8-Core FX 8320 4.2GHz OC
Arctic Freezer FA11 cooler
16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD SATA3
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
Delta

$1399.00

AMD 8xCore FX-9370 4.7GHz
Liquid Cooler CM Seidon 120V
16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD SATA3
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
Virgo

$988.00

Core i5 6500 3.6GHz Skylake
Stock cooler (upgrade avail.)
16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM
HDD WD 1TB SATA-III 7200R
Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5
Intel B150 Motherboard
Optional DVD drive
Rosewill Tyrfing Case
Intel Core Certified PSU
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Virgo
Scorpius  Intel i7
Scorpius

$1134.00

Core i7 Quad 6700 4.0GHz HT
Stock cooler (upgrade avail.)
16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM
1TB SATA-III HDD WD Caviar
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
Intel B150 Motherboard
SATA 24x DVD/RW recorder
Enermax Ostrog case
i7 Certified Power Supply
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Scorpius
Helios Intel i5
Helios

$1199.00

Core i5 6600K 3.9GHz Quad
AIDOS Tower CPU cooler
16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Radeon RX 480 4GB GDDR5
Intel Z170 Motherboard
Optional DVD drive
Rosewill Star Predator case
500W Power Supply
Windows 10 64bit

Custom Helios
Vega i7 Extreme
Vega

$1739.00

Haswell-E i7 X6 5820K 3.8GHz
CM Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM 4Ch
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD SATA3
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 64bit

Custom Vega
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What kind of PC do you need for VR - virtual reality headsets?
That depends on which headset you are going to use. All of them include kind of similar requirements:
Good processor - on that - see below
8GB RAM minimum
GTX 1060 or AMD RX 470 and up
3x USB 3.0 ports (and 1x USB 2.0)
Windows 7 and up (or may need 10) 64bit
That sums it up mostly. 
Now for the processor - Oculus Rift wants Intel i5 4590 and above CPU, while others (like HTC) run on AMD FX x8 processors as well. Oculus does not like AMD processors at all, like none of them. They say AMD CPUs are weak in single-thread processing compared to Intel and so no AMD processor can be used with Oculus right now. Other VR headsets can work with AMD though. It makes us believe that it may not be the AMDs problem but rather poor optimization by Oculus for multi-core processors.¬ 
So to be on a safer side just pick any modern LGA 1151 Intel processor, add GTX 970 or Radeon equivalent GPU and 8GB RAM which is already standard these days, the rest you will most likely have already if you are getting a modern PC. Oh... and lay some cash aside for that VR set, it's going to be expensive in the beginning.

- AMD dirver hotfix for new Tomb Raider looks like does not help a lot with performance, game runs nearly just as bad as with unoptimized drivers (older). Seems like Nvidia is the way to go if you want to run Rise of the Tomb Raider now. At least CrossFire is enabled now.

   - Did you know how regular SSDs differ inside?
SLC has the fastest write speeds, highest endurance, and the lowest power consumption. However, this comes at the expense of the lowest density, which in turn gives us a higher cost than the other types. This high performance makes SLC the choice for enterprise storage, though even that area is migrating to MLC now.
MLC is the middle-of-the-road choice. While it has slower write speeds and lower endurance than SLC, its higher density gives it good performance, and lower cost compared to SLC. This balancing act of cost versus performance makes MLC the choice for consumer-grade NAND applications at affordable prices.
TLC has the highest density of NAND storage, which gives it the lowest cost. The penalties are that the read and write speeds are the slowest, with the lowest endurance compared to the other NAND types. This makes TLC most¬ appropriate for budget SSDs

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     - 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!

 - 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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