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CouchPotato’s best gaming rigs!

The perfect get-up for low latency gaming!

With the launch of ViewQwest’s 10Gbps fiber broadband, there has been buzz around the actual capabilities of 10 Gbps. Many folks are definitely curious about testing out the speeds.

Of course, 10Gbps speed is not the only way to achieve low latency gaming. ViewQwest also offers other options like its 1Gbps and 2Gbps fiber broadband that are able to provide a smooth and lag-free gaming experience. Paired with a good gaming console, graphic lags will be a thing of the past during your gameplay.

Despite having an average ping of 4-6 in every game I played, I still experience the occasional freak crazy lag, because my desktop doesn’t have an epic graphic processor. My RAM also isn’t the best in the world, so I do get disconnected from a game at times. Worse, I end up a feeder because my screen would sometimes simply freeze at the most critical moment!

So YEAH, I know the pain of not having the hardware to support heavy duty gaming. So I went and dug up a few high performance rigs from AfterShock that are capable of supporting heavy duty gaming!

NOTEBOOK/LAPTOP (TITAN 2016 EDITION)

The AFTERSHOCK TITAN 2016 Edition is the ultimate desktop replacement gaming notebook. Equipped with a desktop z170 motherboard, a desktop processor and the new NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980 graphics card for notebooks, the TITAN SERIES is AfterShock’s ultimate desktop replacement mobile performance system. It also comes with full suite of connectivitiy options, including unique features such as dual gigabit ethernet ports and more.

Specifications:

  • Desktop Processor: Intel 6th Generation i7 6700k
  • Desktop Graphics: NVIDIA GEFORCE 980 GTX 8GB GDDR5
  • 120GB Samsung EVO 850 M.2 SSD
  • 17.3″ FHD IPS Wide color gamut display (1920×1080) with NVIDIA GSYNC
  • 1TB 7200RPM HGST HDD

You can find more information on the AFTERSHOCK TITAN 2016 Edition at https://www.aftershockpc.com/welcome/Productinner/titan-2016

NOTEBOOK/LAPTOP (W-SERIES)

Right behind the TITAN 2016 Edition is the AFTERSHOCK W series, for those with a tighter budget. The AFTERSHOCK W delivers desktop class compute and gaming performance in a notebook form factor. Featuring the Z97 chipset normally found in desktops, the W series are true desktop replacement notebooks that support Desktop Processors and Nvidia Graphics in a mobile form with no compromise on customisation. I’ll go for the 15 inch model because 17 inches is a little too big to carry around, haha.

Specifications:

  • Intel i7 6700K Desktop Processor (Overclockable)
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5
  • 17.3″ FHD IPS Display with wide Color Gamut and NVIDIA GSYSC support (1920×1080)
  • 120GB Samsung EVO 850 M.2 SSD
  • 16GB DDR4 2133mhz (2×8)
  • 1TB 7200RPM HGST HDD

More information on the AFTERSHOCK W-15 can be found here: https://www.aftershockpc.com/welcome/Productinner/w15-new-2

DESKTOP (HYPERGATE)

Proudly named as the Tower of Power, the AFTERSHOCK HYPERGATE combines a minimalist chassis with components to deliver a next level computing experience. Chose from various graphics card options up to the NVIDIA Geforce TITAN X, the HYPERGATE is designed to deliver the highest detail settings in your favourite games in ultra sharp resolutions. The HYPERGATE also supports SLI with up to dual TITAN X Graphics Cards, with enough raw performance to power up even the most demanding games in 4K resolution.

Specifications:

  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5
  • DDR4 2133Mhz (8GB x 1)
  • 120GB Samsung EVO 850 M.2 SSD
  • TOSHIBA 1TB 3.5 INCH HDD (Buffer Size 32MB)
  • Intel Core i5-6500 3.20GHz Processor
  • IC Diamond Thermal Compound CPU

You can also customize your own rig to the best compatibility! More information on the HYPERGATE can be found here: https://www.aftershockpc.com/welcome/Productinner/hypergate-new-2

Good news is, AFTERSHOCK is an official partner of ViewQwest, you can drop a private message to ViewQwest’s FB page for special bundled deals!

Of course, having a good computer is not all. Without a blazing fast internet connection to go hand in hand with your epic rigs, there is no point in getting a high end desktop/laptop. I am thankful for my ViewQwest fiber broadband regardless though. I may not be able to game as much anymore, but I can still watch my dramas without any hindrance. Hahahahaha!

Till next time guys, :)

Post IT Show Blues!

TGIF everyone!

Time really flies, it’s Friday already! The IT Show 2016 ended almost a week ago. It was such a blast, and I’m already missing it. A big thank you to the whole bunch of you who came down to the show and checked out our exclusive 10Gbps AfterShock rig! Also a big thanks for personally speed testing our 2Gbps fibernet!

Gaming power!
Gaming power!
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Thanks so much y’all!
Thank you from the booth girls as well!
Thank you from the booth girls as well!

If you missed out the IT show, no worries! The promotion is still on if you sign up at the ViewQwest website: http://viewqwest.com/vqlp/itshow2016/index.html !!! The prices are awesome so don’t wait!

 

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Not only do we have exclusive offers with AfterShock, there are also plenty of Samsung gadgets up for grabs!

 

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Bascially you can get a new smartphone or tablet with every Fiber Broadband sign-up!

 

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Also, you get to bring home a Netgear router with every sign up at the IT Show for free! Or you can top up just $199 to get ASUS latest dual-band RT-AC88U router! A deal so good, I got a couple of my friends to sign up, hahaha.

Adding on to the already awesome offer, you’ll get free 6 month subscription of Freedom VPN, to enjoy geo-restricted websites at home. Say hello to non-stop DramaFever, and movie marathon on Hulu if you havent already tried!

Ok peace out! I need a good rest from all the amazing deals I have seen. :)

 

vivian