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Good Graphics Card – GTX 1650 Available Now in NZ!

The new GTX 1650 Graphics Card is available now in New Zealand, giving us a another great low cost option for gaming PC builds! 

Designed to be the cheapest option in the new GTX 16XX series, these new GTX 1650 position themselves just above the GTX 1050Ti performance wise, and just behind the GTX 1060 – for a similar price. While everyone is still testing the performance in specific games we have the basic info from Nvidia and partners, showing a slight increase in the various clock speeds making it a nice upgrade from the popular GTX 1050, or a very upgrade from the GTX 950 ūüôā The best bit is we get to enjoy the updated cooler designs from the masters at Gigabyte, Asus and EVGA, so with these new cards in our systems they’ll look and run better than ever.

Looking closer at the fastest models from the new arrivals, namely the EVGA SC Black Edition and Gaming Edition, both these GTX 1650 models have an extremely fat custom cooler, not long, just heavy on the slots it takes up. As this cooler really is big, be aware if you’re planning a PC with it first check your motherboard spacing (the graphics card might block a slot you had intended for WiFi). Both require an additional 6Pin power input so plan for 75watts and also important to note is there are just 3 monitor outputs on these new GPU, 1x HDMI (4K 60FPS ready) and 2x DisplayPorts.

Essentials…

EVGA 04G-P4-1153-KR SC Gaming Edition:

– 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5

– Boost Clock 1860 MHz (Checking details still, this seems very very high)

– 1 x HDMI 2.0b 2 x DisplayPort 1.4

– 1x 6Pin Power Input

EVGA 04G-P4-1151-KR SC Black Edition:

– 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5

– Boost Clock 1665 MHz

– 1 x HDMI 2.0b 2 x DisplayPort 1.4

– 1x 6pin Power Input

We can’t wait to build with all the new options as they arrive in NZ, the new Gigabyte version look especially awesome with the black/grey coolers and slimmer slot form factor to allow for more traditional Gaming PC builds, and we’re excited to see which versions have no additional 6Pin required for some mini Gaming PC builds, whatever the case it looks like fun times ahead!

GAME ON! 

 

 

Good Gaming – Fortnite BONUS with GTX 1050(Ti), GTX 1060 & GTX 1070

This promotion has been extended!

Now valid from November 29th – May 22nd 2019!

Info below,

For a limited time, get yourself a GTX 1050, GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 desktop Graphics Card or Gaming PC featuring this hardware from the selected range and you can register to redeem a bunch of bonus gear from the Fortnite Counterattack Set + 2000 VBUCKS!

The Fortnite Counterattack Set which includes the following:

– ‚ÄúReflex‚ÄĚ Outfit

– ‚ÄúPivot‚ÄĚ Glider

– ‚ÄúAngular Axe‚ÄĚ Pickaxe

– ‚ÄúResponse Unit‚ÄĚ Back Bling

This promotion is valid from 29/11/18 – 22/05/2019 or while code stock last.

Quick links below

Register your Gigabyte/AORUS GTX Graphics Card HERE

Register your Asus/ROG GTX Graphics Card HERE

Register your EVGA GTX Graphics Card HERE

GAME ON!

 

RTX TRIPLE THREAT – METRO EXODUS, ANTHEM & BATTLEFIELD 5 NVIDIA RTX BONUS BUNDLES

This promotion has now ended, you can still redeem some qualifying purchases using the links below.

Nvidia kick off a fantastic March with another free game bonus offer, they named this one the RTX Triple Threat and this time it’s the choice between Metro: Exodus, Anthem or Battlefield 5 for those getting a new RTX Graphics Card,¬†valid on purchases from March 5th ‚ÄstApril 4th 2019.

With selected¬†RTX 2060 or RTX 2070¬†‚Äď choose¬†one game, get the¬†RTX 2080 or RTX 2080Ti¬†‚Äď and you can¬†get all three!

This offer is only available from selected brands, see the links below.

Direct Redemption Links:

ASUS: Click Here

Gigabyte/Aorus: Click Here (No more codes left)

EVGA: Click Here

Gigabyte/Aorus RTX Laptops: Click Here (scroll down and select APAC region)

ASUS RTX Laptops: Click Here

Metro Exodus:¬†Metro Exodus is a story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most graphically stunning game worlds ever created. Featuring an arsenal of unique, customisable, hand-crafted weaponry built on the principle of mechanical realism, you’ll journey across Russia with your travelling companions, recruit new allies along the way to help your cause, and encounter sinister foes in the wastelands.

Anthem: Team with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both combined effort and individual skill. Each player’s choice of javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.

Battlefield 5: The Battlefield series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Take on all-out multiplayer with your squad in modes like the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single-player War Stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest and most immersive Battlefield yet.

GAME ON!

Good Gaming – Anthem / Battlefield 5 BONUS with Nvidia RTX

This promotion has now ended, see the new RTX Triple Threat promotion with Metro Exodus, Anthem & Battlefield 5! 

Last Submission Date on event Page:  March 4th 2019
Last Submission Date on NVIDIA event Page: March 10th 2019

Nvidia is back with another sweet free game bonus with Anthem and Battlefield 5 up for grabs for those getting a new RTX Graphics Card, valid on purchases from January 8th –¬†February 25th 2019

With selected RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 ‚Äď choose one game, get the RTX 2080 or RTX 2080Ti ‚Äď and you can get both!

Depending on your chosen brand of RTX Graphics Card use the links below to register and redeem!

Redeem Asus RTX Graphics Cards

Redeem Aorus/Gigabyte RTX Graphics Cards

Redeem EVGA RTX Graphics Cards¬†<- If you are unable to get yours via EVGA due to an “Out of codes” message, please let us know!

Anthem: Team with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both combined effort and individual skill. Each player’s choice of javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.

Battlefield 5: The Battlefield series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Take on all-out multiplayer with your squad in modes like the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single-player War Stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest and most immersive Battlefield yet.

 

GAME ON!

Good Gaming – Monster Hunter World BONUS with Nvidia GTX

This promotion has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Game Promotions here!

Promo information as below.

Since 2004, Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise has enabled millions of gamers to track and hunt a range of big fantasy beasties in the pursuit of materials to craft better gear, better weapons, and better stats. Now, you can register to redeem a game code for the Monster Hunter: World, the franchise’s first release on PC, with the purchase of select Gaming PC featuring the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB, GTX 1070 and GTX 1070 Ti Рnow, as of 03/12/18, also includes the 3GB GTX 1060!

This promotion is for a limited time, set to end on the 7th January so get in quick!

Quick links redeem.

Asus = https://www.asus.com/event/vga/MonsterHunterWorld/website

EVGA = https://au.evga.com/articles/01274/welcome-the-world

Gigabyte/Aorus = https://www.aorus.com/event-detail.php?i=799

GAME ON!

 

GOOD GAMING – BATTLEFIELD 5 RTX GAMING PC BONUS

This promotion has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Promotions here!

Woohooo!

Another awesome promotion from Nvidia has just begun and this time it’s for the RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti!

For a limited time and while code stocks last (20th of November 2018 to 7th of January 2019) you can Register to Redeem BATTLEFIELD 5 with selected brands Nvidia RTX Graphics Cards.

Battlefield V is World War 2 like you’ve never seen or played before. A mix of new and iconic multiplayer modes deliver all-out warfare for up to 64 players on maps traversing unseen and untold locations. Lead your squad to victory with modernised movement and weapon mechanics.

Register your Gigabyte/AORUS RTX Graphics Card HERE

Register your Asus/ROG RTX Graphics Card HERE

Register your EVGA RTX Graphics Card HERE

New Fortnite Ready Nvidia Gaming PC

We’ve teamed up with Nvidia to create some wonderful new¬†battle royale gaming systems!¬†Powerful and affordable, our latest range of¬†Fortnite Ready Gaming Rigs are designed to look great while providing excellent performance and all come armed with ShadowPlay game capture and stream ready¬†NVIDIA 1050Ti, 1060 and 1070 Graphics Cards perfectly paired with the latest in Intel 8th Gen processors for smooth gameplay.

ShadowPlay is a key factor here, the Nvidia software works within Fortnite to capture your best moments automatically, using a function called ShadowPlay Highlights! Never let an epic moment go unsaved with ShadowPlay Highlights for Fortnite Battle Royale. Every kill, death, and Victory Royale moment is captured for easy sharing with all your friends and followers online.

All gameplay below was recorded using this built-in ShadowPlay game capture software!

Some of you will be thinking “I already have a GGPC with these exact specs so what’s new about these builds?!” – and fair enough! With these three new GGPC we’ve made them a little smaller than usual in the Phanteks P300 Chassis, every effort in choosing the parts has been made with a strong focus on a clean look and solid upgrade path too – with the 8GB Ram kits used being black HyperX single dimms to leave 3x slots free for expansion all the way up to 32GB, we’ve pre-fitted both SSD (for OS and your favourite games) and HDD (for everything else) but you’ll find 2x slots ready and waiting should you want to add more. We’ve added nothing that could be considered unnecessary except for maybe our GPU support bars – but those are awesome for big graphics cards and we’ve gone large on one of the builds here, using the biggest GTX 1070 we could find for GGPC Ace ūüėõ

Let’s start with the current favourite¬†GGPC Hero and drop in on Tilted Towers with the GTX 1050 + Ryzen 2200G combo, this gives us excellent FPS using a custom settings mix of medium shadows and epic view distance. (exact setting used shown at the end of all videos)

Moving onto our first new addition to the lineup, GGPC Drift with a GTX 1050Ti 4GB and an Intel 8th Gen i3-8100 quad core combo yet again proves itself very capable, although it’s certainly not the most powerful of the new range, Drift happily pushes out a very respectable 60FPS on all high settings, even while in some pretty intense Fornite rocket battles.

Stepping up the performance a notch we move onto the new GGPC Ravage with its Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB graphics card and Intel i5-8400 six core CPU inside. This tried and true config delivers smooth 60+ gameplay on epic settings in Fortnite.

If you’re hunting for even more frames then the new GGPC Ace with a powerful GTX 1070 8GB + Intel i5-8400 is just the ticket! Smoothly gliding into the Tilted Towers this build pushes out 90+ FPS even during the toughest battles.

Moving onto the new RTX series of graphics card we see excellent performance from all the new graphics cards even while capturing at 4K resolutions. We’ve used a new GGPC i5-9600K + RTX 2070 system for these tests, swapping out the graphics card to capture each.

The RTX 2080Ti is understandably the most impressive of the bunch, able to stay above 60FPS on full epic settings even while we drop on the cube and get into a firefight.

Moving onto the RTX 2080 we achieve very similar performance one we drop the shadows down from Epic to High. You can run on full epic with the RTX 2080 like we’ve done in this video too, it’s only during the very intensive drops and large firefights that it drops into the high 50’s.

Moving onto the RTX 2070 we again enjoy some incredible performance, this time dropping the Shadows setting to medium, with anti-aliasing and effects on high to maintain our 60FPS+ target at the 4K resolution.

You can check out all these and more quick gameplay FPS test videos on GGPC YouTube, and be sure to keep your eyes on the GGPC PC Gaming Blog for the latest!

 

RTX 2080 Graphics Cards Release Today in NZ!

Nvidia RTX Graphics Cards are available now in New Zealand, with models from EVGA, Asus and Gigabyte all looking very good. This latest generation of GPU has a slightly different naming style with the unexpected R Рthis highlights the real-time ray tracing aspect of this new release. Another new term to come along with the graphics cards in NVLink, the new SLi bridge for enthusiasts looking to build the most powerful gaming rigs in world.

Ray tracing relates to some of the graphic elements that make our games look good, or maybe realistic is a better¬†word for this, it helps with dynamic lighting and reflections and with the boost real-time ray tracing enables, we’re even closer to having games look like our favourite¬†CG cutscenes ūüôā It’s¬†not a game breaker and if your sticking with GTX you’ll still be able to play, just on lower settings. Youtube demos can be seen via these links for Battlefield 5, Metro Exodus and Shadow of the Tomb¬†Raider if you want to see real-time ray tracing in action.

Looking closer at the models available at launch, the new EVGA RTX 2080 XC with the Precision X1 software suite which, when paired with the NVIDIA Turing graphics card, promises to unleash its full potential with a built-in overclock scanner, adjustable frequency curve and RGB LED control.

The software is set for release along with the new RTX series, and it looks like this new generation of EVGA’s GPU stress testing utility, brings with it some excellent modes for pushing our new graphics cards to the limits.

If EVGA has the coolest software award then the coolest RTX award must go to Gigabyte’s new RTX 2080 OC with Windforce Cooling.

The triple cooling system features 3x 82mm fans, with an alternate spinning fan in the middle, 6 composite copper heat pipes and heat-pipe direct touch all working together to deliver an effective heat dissipation capacity for great performance at lower temperatures.

The airflow is spilt by the triangular fan edge, and guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the airflow.

The card looks amazing too, gone in the signature orange from the previous 10 series, replaced by a perfect semi-metallic grey.

Moving onto the new Asus Dual RTX 2080 we can highlight one thing all these new cards have in common, they’re large, and Asus is totally OK with this, making some of fattest.

Via Asus: This generation, our top-end cards adopt a 2.7-slot footprint to accommodate a larger heatsink because bigger is better. We’ve increased the overall surface area of our cooling array by over 50% compared to last gen. If you want to squeeze the most out of the Dual GeForce RTX 2080’s performance, our latest design gives you a lot more thermal headroom for overclocking. If you’re just looking for an amazing plug-and-play experience, the extra heat dissipation keeps your fans running at lower speeds while you game.

The coolers on all models sit high, so when you fit them in your systems (upside down), these new RTX series fill almost three-slots. Keep this in mind if you’re thinking of adding a component to the motherboard slots below. There is also no more DVI output, though the EVGA card looks to include an HDMI – DVI adaptor in the box. For the next generation VR headsets you’ll now see a special USB Type C connection on the back.

See these and more awesome new RTX Graphics Cards + RTX Gaming PC in the Nvidia Store at PB Tech, fun times ahead!

 

Good Graphics Card – Win a PUBG Loot Crate with ASUS!

This promotion has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Promotions here!

Another great promotion from Asus and Nvidia has just begun, this time specifically for gamers grabbing themselves Asus GTX Graphics Cards.

Simply purchase yourself an Asus Nvidia GTX 10 Series Graphics Card between the 1st June and 12th August 2018 then register your awesome new GPU for your chance(s) to WIN! I say chances because depending on the specific model you buy, you’ll qualify for a different number of entries into the draw.

4 chances to win = Asus GTX 1080/ GTX 1080 Ti

3 chances to win = Asus GTX 1070/ GTX 1070 Ti

2 chances to win = Asus GTX GTX 1060

1 chance to win = Asus GTX 1050 / 1050 Ti

Prizes for this one include a massive PUBG aluminium Loot Crate filled with a PUBG North Face Backpack, ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, ASUS PG279Q Gaming Monitor and Fusion 300 Gaming Headset, with 20 more lucky winners receiving a sweet PUBG hoodie and T-shirt ūüôā

Once you’ve¬†got your new GPU be sure to register it for this competition on the Nvidia website linked below!

https://www.nvidia.com/en-au/geforce/events/pubg-loot-crate-giveaway

Nvidia GTX Crew 2 BONUS!

 

This promotion has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Promotions here!

If you’re into arcade racing action but have always wanted to race on more than just ground, Ubisoft’s The Crew 2 is the racing game for you. With boats, planes, off-roaders, and high-performance racing cars, The Crew 2 offers unparalleled variety and immense amounts of fun. And adding to the fun, you can explore and move across the game’s vast open world by transforming into a boat, plane or car with the press of a button at any time.

Having just enjoyed a bunch of BETA testing on PC, cranking up fidelity to its highest levels means you’ll need the fastest graphics cards around, the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti. For that reason, Nvidia is kicking off a new Crew 2 GeForce GTX bundle when you purchase qualifying GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, or Gaming PC featuring this awesome hardware, which will give you the keys to a free copy of The Crew 2 PC Standard Edition!