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NVIDIA Battlefield 2042 GAME BUNDLE with RTX 3070(Ti), RTX 3080(Ti) and RTX 3090 Custom PC Builds!

UPDATE: This promotion has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Game Bundle here!

Get ready for more team tactical gaming with the latest BATTLEFIELD 2042 game code offer from NVIDIA!

The offer is different from previous ones, in that right now, you can’t activate the bonus offer with the purchase of an NVIDIA Graphics Card stand-alone, and exactly what is eligible changes depending on the brand.

The offer is only valid on select GeForce RTX 3090, 3080 Ti, 3080, 3070 Ti, and 3070 desktop and laptop systems with invoices dated from August 24th – October 4th 2021. (Codes expire on 4th January 2022.)

This may change as more brands join in but right now it’s only MSI (Pre-built Gaming PC) and ASUS / GIGABYTE (Custom Gaming PC builds).

Please note: We expect more brand redemption websites will go live soon, and we’ll add more brands as they get confirmed.

When it comes to what qualifies as a custom Gaming PC build, the Asus T&C say the invoice(s) must include eligible RTX 3070/80/90(Ti) GPU plus at least 3/4 additional parts listed from compatible Motherboard, CPU, RAM and Storage, so yep, definitely read the specific brand redemption page conditions before you commit. You can use the custom PC builder tool at https://www.pbtech.co.nz/system-builder/gaming-pc/custom-gaming-pc and if you select an eligible GPU, a banner will automatically appear.

Register to Redeem with select MSI Desktop Gaming PC

Register to Redeem with select Gigabyte Custom Gaming PC Builds

Register to Redeem with select ASUS Custom Gaming PC Builds

Once you’ve got your awesome new hardware, you’ll need to register to redeem your promotion code, to activate your promotional code for Battlefield™ 2042 you must have a GeForce Experience and EA Origin account.

Now, onto the game 🙂

This Nvidia bundle includes BF2042 Standard Edition, and because of the dates it’s likely going to activate the pre-order bonuses, so activate your codes right away for the best possible result!

Open Beta Early Access
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“Mr. Chompy” epic weapon charm
“Landfall” player card background and “Old Guard” tag 

Via NVIDIA: NVIDIA is proud to announce that we are the official Battlefield 2042 PC graphics platform partner. Battlefield V was the first Frostbite game engine-based game to add DLSS, and Battlefield 2042 is the second.

Battlefield 2042: The world is in chaos. Resources are dwindling as violent climate change takes hold and the United States and Russia are on the verge of war. As entire countries collapse, people find themselves with no nation to call home. These nomads are known as the Non-Patriated (“No-Pats”), a diverse group of people who have bound together in clusters across the globe in order to survive the turbulent new world.

Play as non-patriated soldiers with unique skills who’ve taken up arms. They are known as Specialists, tasked with carrying out military operations. In-game, each of these unique Specialists have their own speciality and trait that you can use to give yourself the advantage in combat.

Battlefield 2042 is set to release October 22nd, get your squad ready for massive battles with up to 128 players, new and remastered maps, transformative weather events and a cutting-edge arsenal at your disposal.

It’s exciting for sure, Battlefield 2042 is the next generation of the series’ exciting sandbox gameplay and distinct multiplayer experiences.

GAME ON!

RX 6600 XT Graphics Cards Available Now in NZ!

UPDATE: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Graphics Cards are available now!

Following a flurry of leaks and teasers, AMD and their partners Powercolor, Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire & Asus have been proudly showing off the performance and cooling for the new AMD Radeon RX 6600 Graphics Card series just unveiled.

Unlike the monster GPUs we’ve seen already in recent 6000 series releases, this new RX6600 looks to be targeting excellent performance at 1920×1080 resolution, but the performance results shown so far have this graphics card pushing out frames like an absolute champion, beating the popular RTX 3060 in a range of popular games, including Battlefield 5 with a whopping +16 FPS in comparison.

Moreover, the charts released by AMD show Cyberpunk 2077 reaching an 83FPS average on max settings, while that’s only 3FPS higher than the RTX 3060 test system – it’s an unbelievable result in both respects. More exciting numbers are Apex Legends at 186FPS, DOTA 2 at 289FPS and Rainbow 6 Siege at 441FPS… so I think we’ll be pushing past 1080p in a few situations!

Picture of FPS statistics to compare the RX 6600 XT with the RTX 3060 Graphics Card

This was all revealed in the AMD Where Gaming Begins: EP. 4 presentation, in which the Director of Product Management for Radeon, Nish Neelalojanan, introduced us to the new AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, highlighting the low power supply requirements and awesome performance it offers to gamers.

The lower than expected PSU requirements are great too see, making the new AMD Radeon RX6600 a variable upgrade for those running a 500w PSU in their current system, if you’re running higher you can be sure there are going to be higher wattage versions with aftermarket coolers from the partners to consider as well.

Before we jump into a closer look at the various versions coming for RX 6600 XT, let’s take a quick look at the base specifications and expand some of the acronyms around outputs.

Essentials:

– Max Resolution 7680×4320
– Expected Power (Desktop): 160w
– Memory Size: 8GB GDDR6
– Memory Bandwidth: Up to 256 GB/s
– Base Frequency: 1968 MHz
– Boost Frequency: Up to 2589 MHz

Inputs & Outputs:

– Power Input: 1x 8pin
– DisplayPort: 1.4 with DSC (Display Stream Compression)
– HDMI: 2.1 with FRL (Fixed Rate Link) and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)

Picture of the outputs on the RX 6600 XT, HDMI and DisplayPort with no Type-C, unlike the larger options.

Shown above, the outputs from the ASUS DUAL RX6600XT match reference design, with 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI.

What is DSC? DisplayPort with Display Steam Compression uses the same 32.4 Gbps bandwith, but unlike the non DSC version can can support 4K at 120Hz with HDR, or even 8K at 60 Hz with DSC enabled.

What is VRR? This Variable Refresh Rate enables the source to wait until the next frame is ready so a smoother gaming experience can be provided VS the more taxing option to repeat the current frame, or worse, to display the partially-rendered next frame, causing a teared look and stutter.

What is FRL? In HDMI 2.1 specification, Fixed Rate Link support is necessary to achieve the higher uncompressed resolutions such as those above 4K 60FPS.

Ahhh that’s some good jargon, now let’s take a closer look at aftermarket favourites which are expected to be available on release day here in NZ.

Starting off with Sapphire, an exclusive partner of AMD, we now expect two different versions of the RX 6600 XT to be available at launch featuring NITRO+ and PULSE aftermarket cooler designs. These are both dual fan models, quite a bit larger than the stock cooler option from AMD for lower noise and improved thermal performance under load. The PULSE RX6600XT offers a larger cooler with the same single 8-pin PCIe power input as the reference model

The Sapphire Nitro+ cooler design is awesome, adding metallic and addressable RGB aesthetics along with neat features such as a BIOS switch for quickly accessing various profiles, like performance and silent. The NITRO RX6600XT has an ARGB header just above the Sapphire logo too.

If you look closely at the fans you’ll also notice the Sapphire Nitro+ is using alternate spin too, this new hybrid fan design provides strong downward air pressure through the fan while keeping the noise low.

Looking at the Gigabyte options, we have an absolute monster graphics card named the RX 6600 XT GAMING OC PRO. At first glance, this looked very similar to the RTX 3080 GAMING OC cooler design, but it’s quite a bit smaller with straighter lines. This uses the WINDFORCE 3X cooling system with alternate spinning fans too, but again requires only a single 8-pin PCIe power input 🙂 Nicely done Gigabyte!

These three are all looking great, but this is just a small slice of what’s coming, with Asus even showing off a water cooled option via ROG STRIX – very exciting times ahead!

Shop the latest in the AMD Store!

NVIDIA CALL OF DUTY COLD WAR GAME BUNDLE WITH RTX 3080 & RTX 3090

UPDATE: This promotion has now ended, redemption is still open for a very limited time (expected last day for vendor redemption websites is 18th Feb)

Gear up and get ready for some amazing team shooter gameplay with the latest register to redeem game code offer for the upcoming FPS extravaganza, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War!

This time it’s for those grabbing themselves selected RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 graphics cards, or gaming PC featuring this hardware.

This promotion is for eligible purchases from October 30th, 2020 –  February 11 2021, but only from certain brands (see the PB Tech RTX Call of Duty: Cold War Promotion in NZ)

The register to redeem part of this promotion depends on the specific graphics card brand purchased, see the NZ links below to claim your game code.

Register to Redeem Asus / ROG / TUF GPU = https://www.asus.com/events/infoM/activity_call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-war

Register to Redeem Gigabyte / AORUS GPU = https://au.aorus.com/event-detail.php?i=1723 (redemption now closed)

Register to Redeem EVGA GPU = https://au.evga.com/articles/01453/get-call-of-duty

Register to Redeem MSi GPU = https://au.msi.com/Promotion/the-ultimate-play

COD Black OPS Cold War: A gripping single-player Campaign awaits players, come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more!

The next chapter of the iconic Black Ops Multiplayer experience is here, defined by signature combat, deniable operations, and a connected experience across platforms and generations.

Black Ops Cold War will also support and build on the hit, free-to-play PC game experience Call of Duty: Warzone.

Experience the next generation of global combat in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series. Dedicated RT Cores for ray tracing and Tensor Cores for groundbreaking AI acceleration with NVIDIA DLSS. NVIDIA Reflex for the lowest latency and best responsiveness. GeForce RTX 30 Series.

GAME ON!

Nvidia RTX 30 Series Watch Dogs: LEGION Game Bundle!

UPDATE: This offer has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Promotions here!

Nvidia have a new game bonus offer and it’s for those gearing up with the new RTX 3070, RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 graphics cards, or gaming PC featuring this awesome hardware.

WATCH DOG: LEGION: Gear up and get ready for some awesome hack-attacking! With an entire population of potential recruits and the city’s technology at your fingertips, you’ll need to hack, infiltrate, and fight your way to a liberated London.

The full game is set launch on October 29th 2020 and the Ubisoft team worked with Nvidia to bring gamer’s the ultimate experience, enhanced with immersive ray-traced reflections and performance-accelerating DLSS!

The Nvidia Watch Dogs: LEGION game bonus offer is valid on purchases from September 17th – October 30th, 2020 or while code supplies last. (codes expire November 30th)

This promotion is only available from selected RTX graphics cards, quick links below for all models included in this promotion. (See the full range of Nvidia RTX at PB Tech)

GeForce RTX 3070 Out now!
GeForce RTX 3080 Out now!
GeForce RTX 3090 Out now!

Once you’ve got your awesome new hardware, you’ll need to register to redeem your game code, see quick links below for Desktop Graphics Cards included in the promotion.

Register to Redeem MSi RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem GIGABYTE RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem EVGA RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem ASUS ROG RTX Graphics Cards

Want to see more while you wait? Enter the Watch Dogs Legion universe in this intense chase through a dystopian London created by Emmy awards winner Alberto Mielgo.

GAME ON!

Frames Win Games – Nvidia RTX Rainbow 6 Seige Gold Edition BONUS

UPDATE: This offer has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Promotions here!

Nvidia are back again with another good game bonus offer!

Gear up and get ready for some awesome team tactical gaming with the latest register to redeem TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE GOLD EDITION game code for those getting themselves a selected RTX Graphics Card, or Gaming PC featuring this hardware.

You’ll need to get in quick for this one though, the offer is only valid on purchases from July 30th – September 30th 2020. (Original end date August 28th)

This offer is only available from selected RTX graphics cards, quick links below for all models included in this promotion. (See the full range of Nvidia GeForce Graphics Cards at PB Tech)

Once you’ve got your awesome new hardware, you’ll need to register to redeem your game code, see quick links below for Desktop Graphics Cards or Gaming PC featuring these included in the promotion.

Register to Redeem Gigabyte AORUS RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem EVGA RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem ASUS ROG RTX Graphics Cards

Register to Redeem MSi RTX Graphics Cards (Also includes Laptops and Desktop PC!)

Rainbow 6 Seige: Master the art of destruction and gadgetry in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Face intense close-quarters combat, high lethality, tactical decision making, team play and explosive action within every moment. Engage in a brand-new style of assault using an unrivalled level of destruction and gadgetry!

On defence: Coordinate with your team to transform your environments into strongholds. Trap, fortify and create defensive systems to prevent being breached by the enemy.

On attack: Lead your team through narrow corridors, barricaded doorways and reinforced walls. Combine tactical maps, observation drones, rappelling and more to plan, attack and defuse every situation.

The Gold Edition pack allows the player to choose from dozens of highly trained, Special Forces operators from around the world. Deploy the latest technology to track enemy movement. Shatter walls to open new lines of fire. Breach ceilings and floors to create new access points. Employ every weapon and gadget from your deadly arsenal to locate, manipulate and destroy your enemies and the environment around them.

Running high frames and refresh rates on competitive games allow you to see things sooner and hit what you are aiming at. This Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege high FPS and Hz video shows the benefits of using a powerful graphics card like the GeForce RTX 2080Ti with a 240 Hz monitor.

The base game feels like a modern Counterstrike at first, so you can jump in and get into the lethal shooter gameplay side right away, but much like CS as you learn the various levels the game starts to evolve into a very deep, rather slow tactical shooter, packed full of glorious PVP misdirection and bait movements.

More than just point and shoot, there is a real emphasis on using environmental sounds to locate the enemies in this one too, adding to the tension and everyone slowly creeps about the place, peeping through holes in walls and popping off rounds to cover the sounds created elsewhere.

You can play the game in a single-player mode they call ‘situations’ and this is great for trying out new things without having to wait for the match to end to try things again. Multiplayer is also doable in solo queue but the game really comes into its own when you team up with mates and get on the microphones.

You don’t actually need to have the highest-end graphics card to enjoy this game too, 60+ FPS is achievable on entry-level GTX configs (remember this game bonus offer is ONLY for RTX graphics cards though), simply don a riot shield, work with your team, and have fun emptying the clip 🙂

GAME ON!

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

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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!