Patrick Chiang

Patrick Chiang

Patrick Chiang is a passionate gamer and tech enthusiast who writes about computers and gaming at B&H. When he’s not keeping up with the latest tech and crushing the competition online, he enjoys trying new foods, going on random adventures, and skating.

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Does your system use an SSD or HDD? What if I told you HDD users that you could bring new life to your system with a simple upgrade for the price of less than a dinner for two? And no, the answer is not by downloading more RAM. (Jokes aside, this is not a real thing. Do not pay to download RAM.) Interested? While it sounds like snake oil at first, Intel® Optane™ memory packs memory advancements...
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If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of Apex Legends, then here’s your wake-up call. While it doesn’t have the player base compared to big titles like Fortnite or PUBG, probably because it’s not available on mobile (yet?), “Ape Legs,” as at least two of us in the office like to call it, isn’t fighting this battle sitting down. In less than one week of a February release, Apex has...
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Performance computing no longer requires the physical footprint it used to, and systems have shrunk accordingly. Intel® is no newcomer to the game, with plenty of NUC options, both barebones and prebuilt;...
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Springtime is all about cleaning and, while you’re busy folding clothes, organizing drawers, and dusting shelves, your computer is slowly suffocating. It’s easy to overlook cleaning your PC, but you shouldn’t put it off for too long. If left powered on, a computer will slowly build up dust, which can impede airflow, resulting in higher temperatures and possibly hardware failure. Try swiping your...
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The best parts of building your own system are the flexibility, component options, savings, and the “I did it myself” feeling of accomplishment. I’ve also been looking at computers since I was a kid and, to this day, manufacturers will offer something like a top-tier Core™ i7 processor with 64GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a GTX 1030. And just like you, I’m whispering the same three words to myself....
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Are you tired of having a bag for computer “things?” Would you rather just carry the essentials? Well, with this Sanho HyperDrive USB-C Hub, you can. Made for the Apple MacBook power adapter (both...
4 months ago
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With every advancement in hardware or design, there are bound to be a few tradeoffs, so we rely on companies to stay on their toes and create solutions to problems we didn’t have before. The Apple MacBook Pro (and...
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There was plenty of hype surrounding AMD this year at CES, mainly regarding details about its new graphics card. Well, AMD did deliver, in addition to news about its CPU advancements in the mobile, desktop, and server segments. While there was a lot shown, there was also a lot teased. I'm looking at you, Navi. Ryzen, Athlon, and A-Series Mobile Processors AMD started off its keynote with updated...
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At CES 2019, MSI unveiled a wide selection of gaming and creativity products ranging from laptops to monitors. Most of the systems feature updated Intel® processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards. MSI is also working on next-gen gaming technologies designed for more immersive gaming with synced RGB lights and haptic feedback. GS75 Stealth & GE75 Raider Previously seen in the...
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Razer, the company that's almost become synonymous with PC gaming, has released lots of new goodies at CES 2019. Making more than just peripherals now, Razer has its Blade lineup of laptops and is expanding even further, to incorporate as much of the PC market. Razer Blade 15 The updated Razer Blade 15 is now equipped with NVIDIA GeForce...
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Acer unveiled a few interesting products at CES this year, one of which is an eye-catching gaming notebook with a twist. Predator Triton 900 Dubbed the Predator Triton 900, this gaming notebook features a convertible 2-in-1 design that lets you flip the display around via its Ezel Aero Hinge. Acer says that this design allows for “multiple gaming scenarios and better ergonomics.” While an...
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At CES 2019, NVIDIA held a press conference announcing plenty of exciting news for gamers and enthusiasts alike. Starting with the RTX 2060, this finally confirmed rumor card features a 60% performance increase over its previous-generation GTX 1060. It's designed to max-out Full HD gaming, offering consistent 60+ FPS and delivering excellent performance at 1440p on high settings. Just like the...
6 months ago
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Putting my nostalgia for '90s music aside, there's also something I'm missing—a monitor. Scratch that. I mean a good, budget-friendly monitor that also lives up to my high standards. For many, any will do; however, gamers tend to be a bit pickier when it comes to display mediums, and one of the leading factors in my dilemma is this issue with syncing and graphics cards. If you haven't experienced...
7 months ago
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Following the announcement of Wi-Fi 6 and the 802.11ax standard, ASUS has released the RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router, a future-ready solution for your networking needs. 802.11ax, or...
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G-Technology's G-DRIVE mobile USB Type-C External Hard Drive is a portable storage solution featuring a sleek aluminum design in stylish colors, ideal for matching your Apple MacBook. Available in...
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