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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

$399

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

$589

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

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

$849

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

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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 7/8.1 + backup

Sentinel AMD FX Extreme
Sentinel

$2139.00

AMD FX-9590 8-Core 5.0GHz
16
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

$699.00

Intel G3258 Dual 4.0+GHz
4
GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
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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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
AMD Radeon R7 360 2GB G5
AMD 760G USB3 Motherboard
24x DVD+-RW recorder SATA
Deepcool Tesseract case
Windows 10/7/8 Home 64bit

Custom Draco
Delphius AMD 8-Core
Delphius PC

$849.00 

8-Core FX 8320 4.0+GHz
AMD FX Extreme CPU cooler
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
1TB HDD 7200RPM WD Blue
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5
AMD 970 USB3 Motherboard
24x DVD+-RW recorder SATA
Rosewill Galaxy case
Windows 10/7/8 Home 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 10/7/8 Home 64bit

Custom Electra
Delta AMD Extreme
Delta

$1399.00

AMD FX Gaming Computer

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 10/7/8 Home 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

$899.00

Core i5 4590 3.7GHz Haswell
Stock cooler (upgrade avail.)
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
 HDD WD 1TB SATA-III 7200R
Radeon R7 360 2GB GDDR5
Intel B85 Motherboard
24x DVD Recorder SATA
Enermax Ostrog Case
Intel Core Certified PSU
Windows 10/7/8 Home 64bit

Custom Virgo
Scorpius  Intel i7
Scorpius

$1069.00

Core i7 Quad 4790 4.0GHz HT
Stock cooler (upgrade avail.)
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
1TB SATA-III HDD WD Caviar
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB G5
Intel B85 Motherboard
SATA 24x DVD/RW recorder
Rosewill Galaxy case
i7 Certified Power Supply
Windows 10/7/8 Home 64bit

Custom Scorpius
Helios Intel i5
Helios

$1079.00

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
Vega

$1739.00

Haswell-E i7 X6 5820K 3.8GHz
CM Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM 4xCh
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 10/7/8 Home 64bit

Custom Vega
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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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 - Good news - Windows 10 is available now (07/29/2015). You can pick it with any computer on our website, in fact ii is a default options now, we believe it will be everybody's favorite. You can also upgrade your Windows 7 and 8.1 to version 10 for free now. Or you can wait and do it up until July 2016.
 You should only be careful with drivers and some software. While most of the programs will work fine on 10 as it offers tight compatibility with older software versions same as 7 and 8.1 but you should still check if everything will work as it should. Drivers - you may need to download new ones from motherboard manufacturer website. Usually Win10 will use some generic drivers or update them by itself, but you have to make sure it does that right, otherwise you may loose some speed or functionality. Video drivers should always be updated to most recent version anyway. Hopefully Windows 10 roll-out will go smooth, ready up your antivirus and firewall just in case :-)

 - We have got some numbers on Fury X performance from internal AMD testing lab. While you should take them with grain of salt (because AMD cherry-picks tests and settings to look better) we can say that numbers are impressive. AMD Fury X can match GTX 980 Ti performance in majority of games and tests, including 4K resolutions. It’s like a tie mostly, price is the same as well. That bodes well with us, its a healthy competition that will drive prices down eventually.

 - First tests of AMD Radeon R9 390X are out - we can see Nvidia GTX 980 performance levels here. On a plus side -  price is lower, on negative - 390X is very hot and consumes a lot of power. Also its a 18 month old card now (rebrand of 290X with more memory). Still - it will fill in mid-high end spots in AMD lineup just below AMD Fury and Fury X/Nano.

 - We have finally got Broadwell processors to test. We know a lot of people waited for them to have their Haswell machines upgraded, but Broadwell does not offer much to desktop users at all. It has a bit lower stock clocks than Haswell with a bit higher price. Synthetic performance is better on Haswell due to higher clocks, gaming performance with discrete card is the same roughly. Broadwell has about twice better onboard GPU, but that does not interest us much, its more of a mobile user news (for laptops it’s great). Also Broadwell is around 20% more power efficient, but again - it’s good for laptops and HTPC, while on our gaming desktops we'd prefer to see higher clocks with higher TDP because we need that speed, not power savings.
 So, was the wait worth it? We say no, at least for desktop parts. With Skylake coming out soon with much more of an improvement on all sides Broadwell is just late to the party.

 - Have you seen that white Windows logo in bottom-right corner of your desktop screen? Its an invitation to free upgrade to Windows 10. It will stay there for year after launch, then you will loose that free option. At this point we can recommend Windows 10 upgrade over both 7 and 8.1, as we believe Microsoft did really good job at listening to customers and improving all aspects of OS experience. With DirectX 12, Cortana, new awesome Start Menu, absence of dreaded Start screen for desktops, new clean Edge browser, redesigned Windows Store - we can say that Windows 10 should be fantastic, at least we hope so. And consider it again - its a free upgrade, we would you want to skip it if no negatives surfaced yet?

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