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Time Flies When You Are...

... changing jobs, expecting a second child, going on holiday and... gaming? Hello! Long time no blog! Well, a lot has changed since we last spoke: I've moved jobs, and am now nestled back in the welcoming arms of financial services, working for a small brokerage in Chorley called Zigzag Mortgages (get in touch for a free review folks! Zigzag Mortgages Limited) :-) #mortgages #reviewyourmortgage I've got a baby boy on the way - due 23rd of November 2022! We are so excited abo

"Adult Lego" they said...

Hello again! I'm (not) ashamed to admit I spend an almost unhealthy amount of time watching YouTube videos and reading about building computers - it comes with the territory I'm afraid! Oftentimes, these videos are wonderful success stories of builds to be proud of... Sometimes though, in real life system building, you come across something that just catches you out or flat out defeats you... https://www.theguardian.com/games/2021/apr/15/how-i-built-a-gaming-pc I read this ar

The False Economy of the 'Cheap' Gaming PC

Hello again! We've all seen it advertised - between £350 and £500, boasting about its power and prowess in games like Fortnite and Apex Legends. The kind of thing that catches out the unaware... Seems like good value right? But it's a false economy. Often these PCs are built with a combined processor (CPU) and graphics chip (GPU), an older-style optical storage drive and a low amount of RAM. Built to a cost, they get you through the door... But they don't play nice with your