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GOOD GAMING PC – CORSAIR RGB RAM WITH GIGABYTE AORUS FUSION!

GGPC RGB RAM Corsair Vengence and Gigabyte Aorus Fusion

If you’re lucky enough to be packing a Gigabyte Aorus Motherboard in your Gaming PC there’s a really cool update that will let you tweak Corsairs new RGB Vengeance RAM kits within the existing Gigabyte FUSION app we already use to customise our zone lighting. These new kits light up in one entire colour at a time rather than having individual zones, so we’re limited to showing a single colour per stick but we could still have four fitted each with their own colours, the Corsair RGB currently does four standard light effects — static, rainbow, breathing and colour shift.

Right now those with GIGABYTE Fusion enabled motherboards will be able to control their Corsair Vengeance RGB RAM as well, you can still control things via Corsair Link software but having one software package to control everything is the goal, just like we did with the MasterCase Pro 6 PC Part Picker build so we can’t wait to try this out with Fusion here at GGPC 😛

GGPC PCPartPicker Trident Z RGB Ram Build

The FUSION desktop app itself is really easy to use, but what makes this one sooo appealing for us is it actually has a smartphone companion app as well and with it you can customise things from your android smartphone – you can download the Gigabyte RGB Fusion Smartphone App on Google Play \o/ It’s important to note that this app will likely need an update to add the new ram functionality and there is sometimes a little tinkering you must do around permissions in order to pair your system with the app, thankfully Jon Colón left a review on the app which explains it with details “UPDATE: In order for this program to work, open windows firewall with advanced security. Under inbound rules click “New Rule” – Click port then next. You need to add TCP 9009, UDP 1980 and UDP 19801″

GGPC Gigbyate Aorus RGB Fusion App

Fun times ahead for sure – if you just can’t wait to start playing around with this awesome new tech below are links to some of our favourite FUSION ready motherboards and also the G.Skill RGB kits which are available in New Zealand right now!

Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 <- Ryzen ready!

Gigabyte GA-Gaming B8 <- Perfect for Nvidia themed custom PC

Gigabyte GA-B250N Phoenix-WIFI <- Best small form factor motherboard

Gigabyte GA-H270-Gaming 3 <- Great for Black/Red themed builds and excellent value

Gigabyte GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 <- Mid sized and SLi ready

Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 <- We used this in our GeForce Custom Gaming PC Design \o/

Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 5 <- Excellent for the Black/White base theme with RGB on top

G.Skill RGB Trident Z 2400Mhz Kit -> 2x8GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB

 

 

Good Gaming Gear – Best of Computex 2016 (so far…)

ComputexNZ

 

Every year the best and biggest names in PC Gaming hardware get together in Taipei to show off their upcoming tech in an exhibition known as Computex and this year the team from Good Gaming PC NZ joined the frey to hunt down the coolest components, gaming gear and computer gadgets 🙂  This event also times itself with a series of rig modding and building competitions held around the world and becomes an ideal meeting spot for custom gaming PC builders to exchange ideas and show off their creations.

We’ve just enjoyed day 2 and it’s a great time to start sharing some awesome finds so far!

First up, best in graphics cards!

There have been two shining stars of the show in this field so far, new tech from Corsair and Phanteks both based around making the most of the new Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics cards that released just as Computex 2016 was about to begin (coincidence, I think not).

If you’re wanting to really make the most of the new graphics power in the GTX1080 Corsair and MSi have gotten together and created a maintenance free liquid cooling solution they call the Sea Hawk that will allow you to push this beast to the limit without fuss 🙂 It’s a very tidy piece of kit that’s ideal for making extremely high performance gaming PC builds easily.

 

CorsairSeaHawk

 

If you’ve wanting to make something with top teir performance and a really custom look things are getting pretty amazing with some exciting new tech from the team at Phanteks.  They’ve created a pretty impressive looking custom waterblock for the GTX 1080 that catches the light perfectly and you’ll be able to customize your new super cool cards with all the RGB goodness you want 🙂

 

PhantekGTX1080waterblocks

 

Next, some very unique chassis!

 

There have been two that certainly deserve this title and the first is aptly named Dream Box, with this DIY-kit, customization is mandatory 🙂  Unlike other mod-savvy chassis solutions, the new Dream Box DIY-kit allows you to create things in a way that feels a bit like lego.

The other favourite so far is pretty sweet not only because of the creativity but also because it’s essentially FREE, those fine folks at ThermalTake have created a hub they call the ThermalTake 3D Makers which provides schematics for 3D printing parts to mod your chassis with, right now they are displaying at the show a chassis that’s pretty similar to the popular TT P5 called the Core P1 and say this is going to be available for download – crazy cool!

 

CoreP1

 

How about some RGB portable solid state storage?

 

Avexir have refined their design and are busy showing off a new SSD, this latest drive features similar RGB lighting as the previous version but is much slimmer and also has a very handy USB Type C connection allowing it to be used as a portable hard drive if needed – awesome!

 

AvexirSSD

 

And to round things off – best in gaming gear!

This one caught us by surprise and we’re off to capture some fresh video of this wonderful keyboard in action first thing tomorrow so we can show you just how cool it is (update: here’s a video)  From the design team at Zalman comes a new gaming keyboard they are calling the Z-Machine, available in a range of great colours this driverless keyboard has features and effects that really need to be seen to be believed.

 

ZalmanZmachine

 

This is just a little snippet of what we’ve found so far, be sure to keep your eyes on our computers blog and instagram for more excellent gear as we find it!

GG!