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Forget about what your computercannotdo. It is time to only think about the limitless opportunities of what your computercando. Whether you need a computer for video editing, music production, website design, or playing the latest RPG, a gaming computer is built for handling all of these tasks and more. If you are ready to take the next step in maximizing your productivity and PC capability, Magic Micro Computers can help you build the ideal gaming PC to help you achieve limitless possibilities.


To better understand why a gaming PC is the best workhorse computer type, let’s dive into some of the core components of a custom gaming computer.


H2: Shear Power


A gaming PC has some incredible firepower behind it. The latest generation of AMD Ryzen and Intel processors can handle many CPU (central processing unit) intensive programs. The GPUs (general processor unit) equipped on most gaming PCs made today can also withstand any number of graphic-intense programs.


If you have ever had issues of switching between programs or manipulating parameters in a program because your computer is slow, you won’t have to worry about that with a gaming PC. Most gaming PCs are equipped with 8-32 gb of RAM (random access memory). If you need to run multiple programs at once—such as a recording software and a seperate editor, and you need the ability to go between the two programs—8-32 gb of RAM will help maintain your computer’s speed and prevent you from becoming frustrated with reaction times.


H2: Storage


Because gaming PCs need space for video games, many gaming PCs are sold with massive hard drives; we’re talking one to two  TB hard drives. This is great news for you, whether you want to save catalogs of data, Adobe InDesign files, or keep your movie collection secure and available to watch at any time.


Another important component of gaming PCs is their preference for solid state drives (SSD). SSDs do not have moving and mechanical parts. All information is stored on microchips which allows for physical stability and faster access to the data stores. Gaming PCs use this to load games faster; however, you could use it to access all your files as efficiently as possible. Forget about waiting and staring at loading screens and get a computer with a SSD. You’ll thank us later.


H2: Custom Build for Customization


The great thing about many custom gaming computers—versus their office or business counterparts—is that they are built with customization in mind. If you decide that you want a larger hard drive or another graphics card, gaming PCs and the cases they are sold in usually allow you to upgrade, swap-out, or add additional hardwire to the computer.


If you’re a photographer, you’ll want to keep your collection of high definition photos safe on your hard drive. But as any photographer knows, you can have thousands of photos in your portfolio or collection. If you find yourself running out of space, gaming PCs have unparalleled flexibility in their builds that allow you to optimize the PC for your exact needs.


No matter what you do, or how you do it, you should never be limited by what your PC can and cannot do. Magic Micro Computers can help you build a custom PC to meet all of your needs. Whether you need massive amounts of storage readily available in an instant, or the ability to run multiple processor-intense programs at once, Magic Micro Computers can build you a high quality computer. Don’t be held back by your computer again—buy a custom gaming computer from Magic Micro Computers today.

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One of the most important aspects of your custom built PC is the cooling system. If you are gaming or running some other CPU intensive programs, your cooler works hard to keep the CPU from doing thermal throttling—the process wherein the CPU limits its performance to prevent itself from melting. If your cooling system does not effectively conduct heat away from the PC, then thermal throttling will limit your CPU’s performance. If you want to remedy this issue, be sure to buy your custom built PC from Magic Micro Computers. At Magic Micro Computers there are a variety of different cooling options, including liquid cooling options which are extremely effective at cooling your CPU and increasing the performance of your custom built PC.


While it may seem like a mystery, and perhaps dangerous to have liquid flowing anywhere near your custom built PC, liquid cooling works like the cooling system in your car. The sole purpose of the liquid cooling system is to transfer heat away from the CPU and other components as effectively and quickly as possible.


H2: The Water Block

It all starts at the water block. This section of the liquid cooling system acts as a transfer station for heat. Typically, the water block is attached to the CPU. Tiny micro fins inside the water block increase surface area and allow for the maximum amount of heat to be transferred away from the CPU.


In gaming, it may also be necessary to place a water block on your GPU if you are trying to overclock your custom built PC. By covering all the main areas in your computer with water blocks, your PC will run smoothly.


H2: The Pump

Just like any other pump in a mechanical system, the pump of a liquid cooling system on a PC circulates the coolant through the tubing. It is because of the pump that heat transferred into the coolant at the water block can be circulated to the radiator. Typically, the pump will move the coolant from the water block to the radiator to be cooled, and eventually to the reservoir.


Some pump systems include a built-in reservoir system if your custom built PC is short on space.


H2: Radiators and Fans

Just like in a car, the radiators main function is to cool down the liquid flowing in the tubing of your custom built PC. The coolant transfers the heat into radiator fins, which are in turn cooled by the radiator fans. Because this is an incredibly efficient way to cool your custom built PC, the fan does not need to run at the same RPMs as a air cooled system. The result is an extremely quiet custom built PC that outranks the competition and allows its CPU and GPU to work harder without causing internal damage.


H2: The Reservoir

An important element of the cooling system is the reservoir. While sometimes this can be combined into the pump, the main purpose of the reservoir is to hold extra coolant in the loop. This allows air bubbles a chance to be replaced by water as it circulates around the loop.


H2: Cost

The cost of a liquid cooling system for your custom built PC can certainly be a limiting factor for some. Compared to air cooling systems, liquid cooling systems can cost up to two or three times as much. However, the results of a liquid cooling system are unrivaled. Magic Micro Computers can make a custom built PC just for you, and we have many different pricing options on our liquid cooling systems. Give us a call today or visit our website to get the ultimate, liquid cooled, custom built PC today.

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If you just purchased a custom built laptop to enjoy your favorite PC games and programs, you might notice the shortcomings of a laptop only a few hours into your experience. Undeniably, the portability of a laptop almost pays for itself. The next time you go on vacation or visit family and friends, the laptop easily travels with you. But what about protecting it in travel? What about the tiny screen or compact touchpad? After you buy your top-of-the-market, high quality, custom built laptop from Magic Micro Computers, you’ll need to protect it and upgrade it so you can get the most out of it.



H2: Cases

If you plan to travel with that new custom built laptop from Magic Micro Computers, you must protect it in a travel bag. There are many options depending on aesthetic design, utility, and durability. For something that hits all of these key points, check out theManhattan Portage Whitehall Laptop Bag. Stylish, comfortable, water resistant, and expandable to fit your needs, this bag does a decent job at protecting your custom built laptop while still remaining fashionable. If you need something more durable, look for a waterproof laptop case or a rigid exterior for insulating your computer from damage and impact.


H2: Mice

Having a custom built gaming laptop gives you the option to play hundreds of the most popular PC games at high graphics settings virtually anywhere. But what good is all of that if you have to use the touchpad that came with the laptop? Using a high quality external mouse will give you greater mobility and control of your gaming experience. Rather than looking for something with a high DPI, see if you can find something that fits comfortably in your hand. Make sure your wrist isn’t craning or resting at uncomfortable angles. Remember, you are going to be holding this mouse for hours and hours, so you want to prioritize comfort and wrist health to prevent long term issues from plaguing your gaming experience. Some gaming mice even have adjustable weights on them to help you glide with near-frictionless movement. That sounds much better than the cramped, unresponsive touchpad.


H2: Keyboards

After you have upgraded your case and gaming mouse situation, it is time to consider how a gaming keyboard can benefit your custom built laptop. The optimal gaming keyboards have mechanical buttons that give you responsive touch to each key—plus, they sound like a typewriter. Gaming keyboards also come with anti-ghosting capabilities which allow you to use more than two keys at once. So next time you are moving a character in-game while also navigating chat and inventory buttons, try not to rage quit on your custom built laptop and instead get a gaming keyboard. Gaming keyboards can also be more customizable than a laptop keyboard. You can change colors and textures of keys, while also benefiting from a more spacious and less compact layout.


H2: Monitors

If you’re getting tired of squinting at dialogue subtitles or in-game detail text, consider upgrading your monitor situation to something larger. Many custom built laptops come with incredible built-in monitors, but sometimes you just want something that is 24 or 36 inches to fully immerse you in the gaming experience. Many monitors today are sleek, fully customizable, and more affordable than they were a few years ago.


H2: Headset

While the mic and speakers built-in to your custom built laptop may work for single player campaigns, your online friends may complain that they don’t want to hear your dog barking through the integrated mic on your custom built laptop. Stay competitive and keep your multiplayer friends with a high-quality headset. Like the recommendation on the mouse, make sure that the headset comfortably fits on your ears without crunching or depressing them. Again, you’re most likely going to wear these hours at a time regardless of whether you’re gaming, watching a movie, or taking a walk. Comfort is key. After you have found a comfy headset, then consider things like 7.1 surround sound toggling or an echo cancelling mic.


H2: Router

After you have purchased your custom built laptop for gaming, do not neglect your internet options. Even the most incredible laptops and gaming PCs will be useless without a good internet connection. Make sure you have a high quality router that will broadcast a strong signal to your laptop. This is important regardless of whether you game or not, as a high quality router will let you stream and download without breaking a sweat.


Regardless of what accessories you decide to get for your custom built laptop, and regardless of whether you’re a gamer, these accessories are essential. But first, make sure to purchase the best custom built laptops at Magic Micro Computers. Pick out your custom built laptophere.

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How To Find The Best Custom Gaming Computer

These days, custom gaming computers are all the rage. It’s not hard to see why. Pound for pound, nothing delivers a longer-lasting bang for your buck than a custom-built PC. However, with so many options out there, how do you determine which is the best?

As builders of custom computers, Magic Micro knows a thing or two about this subject. Our goal is to make the process of configuring your own computer simple, affordable, and totally custom. We have a wide variety of computers that are ready to be customized with all the components you need. You simply configure it to your liking, and we assemble, test, and send it off to you. We even have barebones kits!

Below are some things to consider when looking for a custom gaming computer:

  • Quality of Components

  • Excellent Building Capabilities

  • Warranty-Backed Work

  • Full Customization

Quality of Components

A computer is only as good as its components. Any manufacturer claiming that they have the best gaming computers should offer high-end components. If your prospective computer builder is only offering mid-level parts — but claims to deliver the best gaming experience — it’s time to look elsewhere.

Excellent Building Capabilities

While the components of your gaming PC are the most important factor for performance, this isn’t everything. If the manufacturer or computer builder has cut corners in the areas of build quality, power supply, case layout, or other components, this will inevitably put a damper on your gaming experience. When buying a custom gaming PC, familiarize yourself with your builder’s work. Are cables routed and secured properly? Are case fans and components optimally placed? In short, take notice of the little things and the overall build quality.

Warranty-Backed Work

Any custom gaming PC should be backed by a strong warranty. If a company is not willing to stand by their product and work, this is a telltale sign that you need to look elsewhere for your gaming PC.

Full Customization

The whole point of getting a custom-built PC is that you get a computer that is personally tailored to meet all of your performance needs. This is perhaps the most important factor when looking for a gaming computer. Any high-end PC maker should have the flexibility and ability to equip your dream rig with your dream components.

Whether you are looking to build your own computer or have professionals build your custom computer, keep these tips in mind. If you have yet to check out ourcustomization processand collection ofbarebones kits, be sure to! At Magic Micro, we make the configuration process simple and affordable. Learn morehere.

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Common PC Problems & Solutions


Whether you have a custom-built gaming PC or have been asked by your grandpa to fix his dinosaur of a computer, troubleshooting PC problems is quite common. Like cars and other machines that are a daily part of our lives, when something goes wrong with your computer, it can easily ruin your day, especially if you’re not a tech wiz. However, the truth is, you don’t have to be a tech wiz to solve a lot of PC problems. In fact, by following some simple troubleshooting steps, many problems can be remedied. In today’s blog post, Magic Micro would like to share with you some common PC issues along with some troubleshooting techniques. Read on to learn more!


Blue Screen of Death

Ah, blue. The color of oceans and, some may say, calm. When it comes to computers, however, this is not true. A blue screen with a bunch of white text is a bad omen. It open signals a problem like failing hardware, damaged software, corrupt DLL files, driver problems, or some other issue. The codes providing on the blue screen can help you identify the reason. Although this problem is ominously called the blue screen of death (BSOD), its appearance does not guarantee death for your computer. For instance, if you have all of your information backed up, the simplest fix may be to restore your computer to its factory settings. If this doesn’t work, scan for malware and update your drivers.


If you are greeted by the BSOD while trying to turn your computer on, you can start up your computer in safe mode. Here’s how to do this:


  • Hold Shift and F8 upon startup

  • Select the See Advanced Repair Options

  • Choose Troubleshoot then Advanced Options

  • Restart your computer by clicking on Windows Startup Setting and then Restart


If none of these troubleshooting methods lead to a solution, it may be time to enlist the help of a seasoned computer repair specialist.


Missing DLL File

Dynamic Link Library (DLL) files are files that contain instructions that other programs need to perform specific functions and tasks. Naturally, when one of these files go missing, things can go awry, which can be incredibly infuriating. If you see this missing DLL error, the first step is to try restarting your computer. If luck is on your side, this may fix the issue, which indicates that is was a temporary, self-resolving problem.


However, if you’re not so lucky, you need to locate the missing file. There’s a chance that it is hanging out in your recycling bin. If you browse through your bin and spot DLL files, restore them. If this step doesn’t fix the problem, reinstall the program, as this will restore all the necessary DLL files and get things running properly again.


Not Turning On

Whether it is to game, stream some Netflix, or knock out a project, nothing is more frustrating than deciding to head to your computer and discovering that it won’t turn on. While this can feel like all is ruined, know that this problem is more common than you might expect, and this also doesn’t mean that your computer is bound for the dump. Before you draw the curtains, try these simple steps:


  • Ensure your computer is plugged into a working outlet (don’t be insulted, it happens more often than you think)

  • Try a different outlet

  • Check your memory and video cards


If, after trying these steps, you can’t get your computer to respond, this may be a solid indication that your computer is having some minor hardware issues that need the attention of a professional.


Keeps Restarting

Unexpected restarts can be hardware problems, which are notoriously difficult to diagnose and solve. However, this problem could also be caused by a software issue, which is, of course, much easier to fix. The first step is to ensure that your restarts aren’t just linked to the most recent wave of Windows updates. These updates can cause your computer to automatically restart. Check to see if this is the problem. It this doesn’t fix it, make sure all critical system drivers are updated —e.g. graphics card, motherboard, and network card drivers.


If the problem still persists, it’s time to run a virus and malware scan. Viruses, like adware, can cause your PC to overheat and restart. Similarly, because most modern computers and custom-built PCs have safeguards that will cause your system to shut down if a component is overheating, make sure that the cause isn’t a resource-intensive program or video game.


Pop-Ups Are Taking Over

One common reported problem is pop-ups that appear even when you’re not running a web browser. More often than not, this is a sign that you have installed adware — a program that displays unwanted ads. While this occurrence can be annoying, the fix is usually pretty simple. To get rid of adware, use one of the many system-utility tools out there. Most credible antivirus software programs can find and remove this adware. Also, keep in mind that running multiple antivirus programs at the same time can cause problems. If this step doesn’t resolve the problem, you can always turn to the nuclear option: a complete system reinstall.


If you notice any of these problems, give these troubleshooting tips a try. If problems persist, don’t hesitate to reach out to tech support or computer repair specialist. When in doubt, it’s better to seek help than to void a warranty by venturing into complicated and unchartered territory.


Ready To Configure Your Custom Computer?

When it comes to getting a computer that delivers the most and longest-lasting bang for your buck, it’s hard to beat a custom-built PC. Are you ready to build your own custom computer? We’re ready to make it happen. Whether you are an online gamer looking for a custom gaming computer that can handle the most graphics-heavy games, a designer in need of seamless editing capabilities, or an entertainment junky wanting to optimize your entertainment, we can help build the computer you need.Start building your own custom gaming computertoday!