WIndows 10 upgrade or fresh install?

Windows 10 has been officially released and upgrades through Windows update have been rolling out. For most users the windows 10 upgrade will run fine without hiccups however if you're like me I know you're going to want a fresh install of the shiny new OS.

Windows has given windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users a year to upgrade to windows 10. Your Windows key will roll over to your Windows 10 installation and can be used to do a clean install of the original OS or Windows 10. In order to do a clean install, you must do the upgrade first.

Once the upgrade has been installed successfully you can visit this link to download the Windows 10 ISO tool to create and mount either to a USB or Optical disc.

Are you guys excited for a specific feature in windows? Are you upgrading now or in the future? Please let us know!

Winner Announced - Win an EVGA Z97 Classified Motherboard!

We would like to thank everyone who entered our EVGA Z97 Classified motherboard contest by answering our contest questions and by leaving a second comment on another article.  We would also like to thank everyone who is participating in our 16th Anniversary contests.  


Now for the announcement:  We have randomly chosen our winner from all the eligible entries,  please help me in congratulating:

!!>>  Jeffrey Johnson  <<!!

You are the lucky winner of the enthusiast and feature packed mainstream motherboard,  the EVGA Z97 Classified!!


Jeffrey Johnson,  we will be contacting you via your email address with further details.  Again, thank you to every one who left a comment to enter the contest and for your awesome feedback!  Make sure to come back and check out our new articles on gaming, events, contests, tech, and hardware !!!

Win an EVGA SuperNova 1300 G2 Power Supply and EVGA Sleeved Cables!

The EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 power supply is a major power house in the EVGA power supply line up!  This power supply is 80 Plus Gold Rated, offers a fully modular interface, Japanese capacitors, high quality near silent dual ball bearing fan, 1300 watts of continuous power, and exceptional efficiency.  It also features a single, powerful +12 volt rail to maximize stability and compatibility.  Not to mention, a first class 10 year EVGA Warranty.  Designed with enthusiast needs in mind the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 power supply is the best choice to power this and next generation enthusiast computers.  You can also feel secure knowing that EVGA power supplies have a host of power protections to keep your hardware safe!   Take your system to the next level and power up with the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2!

The EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 is a beast of a power supply that would fit the needs of any enthusiast builder running multiple graphics cards or everyday power user seeking maximum efficiency.  This week, Two (2) lucky random people will be able to WIN an EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Power Supply and a set of the EVGA Individually Sleeved Cables in the color of your choice (Black, Red, Blue, or White).  


Contest Entry (Mandatory):
1)  What is the measurement of the EVGA 1300 G2 Power Supply?
A)  85mm (H) x 100mm (W) x 150mm (L)
B)  85mm (H) x 150mm (W) x 200mm (L)
C)  50mm (H) x 125mm (W) x 190mm (L)
D)  75mm (H) x 125mm (W) x 150mm (L)

2)  How many SATA connectors does the EVGA 1300 G2 Power Supply come with?
A)  The EVGA 1300 G2 comes with 6 SATA connectors.
B)  The EVGA 1300 G2 comes with 8 SATA connectors.
C)  The EVGA 1300 G2 comes with 10 SATA connectors.
D)  The EVGA 1300 G2 comes with 12 SATA connectors.  

3)  The EVGA 1300 G2 Power Supply carries a ___ year warranty?


Contest Rules:
1)  Post one comment with the Mandatory contest entry information requested above, see example, 
2)  Multiple comments don’t qualify for extra entries,
3)  Entries will run for seven (6) days, starting July 29th, 2015 @ 6:00 PM PST and will end August 4th, 2015 @ 6: 00 PM PST
4)  Two (2) winners will be selected at random and announced on August 5th, 2015.

Please see the example below on how to comment: 
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Official Rules:
1. By adding a comment you agree to the rules, terms and conditions. 
2. You are at least Eighteen (18) years of age or older (and if below the age of 18 then you must have your parent/legal guardian's permission to enter should you be a minor in your state of residence).
3. ONE entry per person on the date of the event.
4. Winners outside of the United States are responsible for any duty and taxes imposed by their country.
5. Winner will be contacted by email and have 7 days to respond.
6. Odds of winning a prize are dependent upon number of eligible entries received at the time of the random drawing. Winner will be selected and posted to the website by August 5th, 2015 at 6:00PM (Pacific). All decisions are final and binding.
EVGA reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value in the event all or part of a prize set forth above becomes unavailable. No cash substitute or transfer of prizes is available. Prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind from EVGA, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulations. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Decisions of notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Potential prize winner(s) and their parents/legal guardians may be required to sign and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity EVGA and the Judging are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this event. Return of any prize/prize Release within 30 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. EVGA at its sole discretion shall reserves the right to disqualify any Participant.
SPONSOR: This event is sponsored by EVGA Corporation (EVGA), a California corporation with principal place of business at 2900 Saturn St Suite #B, Brea, CA 92821, USA

Fallout Anthology

Fan and collectors of the Fallout franchise will be ecstatic to hear that Bethesda's Pete Hines announced the Fallout Anthology at QuakeCon 2015!  What is the Fallout Anthology?  The anthology will be a limited edition box set of all the Fallout titles on the PC, except for Fallout 4.  For the collectors out there, the discs will be packaged neatly in a awesome looking miniature nuclear bomb, reminiscent of the games.  

Game titles included in the anthology are:  Fallout,  Fallout: 2,  Fallout:  Tactics,  Fallout 3:  Game of the Year Edition, and Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition.  Currently available for pre-order for about $49.99 USD and will be released on September 29th in North America and October 2nd in Europe.  Let us know what you think of the anthology series and if you plan on picking it up, in the comment section below!


From the minds of creators of Amnesia and Penumbrar series at Frictional Games, comes a new Sci-Fi horror game simply called... SOMA.

SOMA is set in an underwater research base where something terrible has happened.  The game itself does not provide much information and it keeps you guessing at every turn.  You do meet a survivor, or so it thinks its a survivor in the form of a robot.  You must piece together the story through the details found in the game and environment, which come in the form of drawings, documents and notes scattered around the base.  

The game does have a familiar feel to Amnesia and its gameplay, but SOMA brings so much more to the experience and production value.   To get some backstory on the game and details check out the SOMA Files here!

Set to be released later this year on PC and PS4!  Be sure to check out the E3 trailer below and let us know what your first impression of SOMA is in the comment section below!

ARK: Survival of the Fittest Event

ARK:  Survival Evolved has announced a new game battle mode, called Survival of the Fittest!  This new game mode will be a take on the last man standing, and a fight to the perma-death contest.  This will create dynamic in the world of ARK

Beginning Saturday, August 1st, 2015, the game mode will begin.  The ARK team will debut the tournament of 35 Teams competing for cash, prizes and "Survival of the Fittest" title.  

To learn more information on the event check out the Steam page here!  Let us know if you've been playing ARK and what you think of the event in the comment section below!

Rise of the Tomb Raider On PC

Square Enix has recently announced that the exclusivity of Rise of the Tomb Raider to the Xbox One console would only last less than a year.  The Steam and PC version will be out in early 2016, although no exact date has been mentioned.  The title will also be released on the PS4 platform, but not until Holiday 2016.  

Now those fans of the Tomb Raider franchise will be able to enjoy the new titled given some time after its initial release.  Let us know what you think about certain platforms having exclusivity of games, in the comment section below!