Is your gaming computer up to snuff for 2017 Fall releases?

Building a gaming computer is like creating a work of art. If you’re a console gamer, you may not understand this facet of gaming. There’s a steadily-rising segment of the population that thrive on new components to build or upgrade their own PCs. At Performance Computer Group, we have the technology available and the support to help you build a gaming computer that will keep you within spec requirements this fall. Here’s some reasons why it might be time to create your own work of art.

Gaming Computer builds for the massive multiplayer market

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Steam Games concurrent gaming snapshot August 24th, 2017

Since the World of Warcraft boom, a steady line of competition has been entering the PC gaming marketplace. According to this Steam games snapshot taken today, there are over 700K people playing the popular game title Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA2) at the moment. Other titles run a close second, such as: League of Legends, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch. Keeping up with framerate and rendering speeds is key when in a multiplayer competition. While your team is counting on your to help with a raid or boss fight you don’t want to be stuck in a lag.

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Back up a second – data recovery AND an SSD?

You never know when you’ll need data recovery services. Why not be proactive about it and upgrade to a faster SSD when your old conventional HDD becomes corrupted. At Performance Computer Group, we want you to have the latest technology inside your computer to insure that you have the best computing experience possible. There are a few things that you should know about SSD (Solid State Drive) technology and why you should switch today.

Solid State Drives are super fast!

Solid State Drives are built with no moving parts. They are essentially a bunch of computer chips that store data. Conventional hard drives consist of magnetic platters that spin and disk access times have to include the time to spin up to full speed. What this means is that the chance for impact damage or damage cause by vibration is almost eliminated entirely. In this tech talk from the New York Times, Intel claims their SSD is 8 times faster than an HDD.

Listen to Intel’s SSD claims in this New York Times talk.

The need for Data Recovery services reduced? Not really, but wait.

There are people reviewing and testing SSD technology as it continues to develop. At one time, there was a popular myth going around that SSD lifespans were extremely short, but it remains just that, a myth. You can read this 2014 article from PC World that squashed that myth years ago. Although the disk failure rate is reduced with SSDs, the drives are more likely to lose data. As a result of using an SSD over a long period of time, you will also see that your data is just as safe. However, the need to back up your data regularly is still a suggested best practice.

Keep up with the other PC gamers…

If you’re playing the latest PC game titles, they are asking for an ever-increasing amount of data storage. A difference of a second or two could cost you one of your digital lives when you’re in a skirmish in a 5 on 5 PVP tournament. Your customized gaming computer should include a Solid State Drive. In addition to speed in gaming, you will see an overall performance boost in almost every aspect.

We want to make sure that your computing needs utilize the latest and most reliable technology. If you are paying us for data recovery services, why not speed up your computer at the same time? If you stop by our South Tampa store and purchase a new SDD from us, we will transfer your data for FREE. Please feel free to call us at 813-549-7000 and ask about our other in-store specials and don’t forget to mention how you found Performance Computer Group.

Have a MacBook? – Mac repair was never easier…

As you’re getting ready for the 2017 Fall semester, you may want to make sure your MacBook is in tip top shape. At Performance Computer Group, we don’t want you to have to spend a ton of money either, so we are making you aware of some cost-effective ideas to keep your tech happy.  Talk to one of our mac repair specialists today.

Mac repair doesn’t have to be expensive

At Performance Computer Group, we specialize in making sure we give you a unique experience that outshines some of the other “squads” out there. Not only are our prices more affordable, but our turnaround time for repair work gets you back up and running. Others will leave your computer sitting on a shelf while they have a coffee break. Your time and money are both important to us, so we don’t want you to waste either.

Component-level Mac repair specialists

Our technicians are all in-house. If you have a problem with your laptop that requires some special work on your motherboard, screen, or any other component, we will order the parts and do the work for you that needs to be done. Others will ship your computer off so that a 2nd level technician might repair those components. You will have to wait for both the shipping from and to the store in those cases. Our staff is so versatile and clever that we can have your computer fixed and ready to go in time for that term paper or lab project.

Need Windows on your Mac?

As a Mac user, there may be times when you need Windows OS. Maybe you want to run some games that are only made for Windows or some special software for a class you’re taking. We offer a special customization service to install Boot Camp on your Mac laptop, which allows you the ability to boot into OSX or Windows.

If you’re reading this article, then you qualify for our special trade-in credit increase stated above. Simply let us know that you saw this article somewhere and you will get 10% more if you trade in your old laptop. Whether it is Mac or PC, or whether it is working or not, we will appraise it and add on 10% to our appraisal. Most Mac laptops have a trade-in value of $300-$700. We will give you $30-$70 extra credit when you buy one of our refurbished and guaranteed laptops.

Take a look at our refurbished laptop inventory

Our South Tampa store is conveniently located on South Dale Mabry just a mile or two from I-275. Contact us today to get the best deals on parts and service or call us with any questions you might have.