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Baltimore Comic Con Recap

Thank you to everyone who came to our booth at Baltimore Comic Con, and to everyone who bought a computer! These are the things we love. Seeing the smiles and joy our computers bring to children and adults alike.


Enjoy these photos, and once again thank you all.


A Look Into The Rise & Possible Fall Of PUBG

The Rise
PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds came out of nowhere. It crept up from the shadows from a indie developer known as Blue Hole. This game shot to stardom even winning the best Multiplayer game award, but that’s not even the impressive part It won before it was even finished. It broke the Steam record for most concurrent players. Then being nominated for game of the year. As you can see it was almost certain that PUBG would be a runaway success. This indie game wasn’t just on PC, but Xbox, Playstation, and mobile. You can play PUBG literally anywhere. The total revenue of this game is hard to find but with a current steam sales of above 30 million copies at $30 each a rough estimate would place them above $900 million in total steam sales.

The fall

Even with all those sales the player base seems to be dropping off. Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E963666762582708224&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fww -base-drops-off-on-pc

This is due to the outrage by the fan base at the seemingly never ending excuses for a game that doesn’t run well. It has mediocre graphics, bad early access for consoles, and terrible texture renderings.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at this screenshot taken on 7/20/2018 Some of this may have spawned due to PUBG’s developers threatened legal action against Fortnite, another battle royal game. It’s true that Fortnite took inspiration from PUB but attacking another developer over similarities in a game is never going to be taken well by the fan base.

All these factors led to what is seemingly a game falling in popularity. Though still a great game with tons of potential, the developers seem to want to expand the games reach rather than fix glaring issues the fan base has been complaining about since what feels like the day one.

Is Anti Virus Software A Scam?

Chimera Computers is dedicated to giving you the best info to help you in your decision making.
And one of the most important decisions you can make is which antivirus software to use, and if
it even works.

The Truth: There are many different antivirus software and as most of you might know. They
feel more like spam then protection. They constantly block downloads even if they are safe, give
you false flag warnings making you worried, and cause more annoyance then they are even

A lot of time the “free” antivirus software are less an antivirus then a software that
diagnoses the issue, and only removes half of them. Then they make you pay to remove the
rest. Or They only give you one third of the feature. The hard truth is that no matter how great
your antivirus, you will still need to be careful about where you go and what you download on
and from the internet. Anti virus can only do so much to protect you, and is more a last line of
defense then anything else. The first and greatest line of defense against any virus is you.
Knowing that the sites you visit are secure is crucial. This can be identified by the lock and the
left hand corner of the websites address.

Trusted Free Antivirus: there are exceptions! My personal favorite is Malwarebytes. It has a
free 30 day trial, and you don’t have to jump through hoops to uninstall it. It also actually
removes everything it finds, and truly lives up to what it promises.
Trusted paid Antivirus: Norton is our choice of paid antivirus. Minimal annoying pop ups with
settings allowing you to tailor it to what you want to be alerted of. It’s an all around great
software with good protection. The pricing is $50 for the year if you chose the basic protection
package. Basic only covers one device, and as you progress through the purchasing “levels” it
allows you to add more devices.

Chimera Computers has no affiliation with either company. There are so many antiviruses out
there but these are the two that we here at Chimera trust and recommend to our clients. Hope
this helped you and keep your computer safe!

What Is An IP Address, And What Does It Do?

What’s an IP Address
An IP address іѕ a unіԛuе іdеntіfіеr fоr еvеrу mасhіnе using thе іntеrnеt. Knоwn аѕ your “іntеrnеt protocol аddrеѕѕ,” this identifier іѕ written аѕ a ѕtrіng оf numbеrѕ separated bу реrіоdѕ.

How Dо IP Addresses Wоrkѕ оn a Computer.
Whеn уоu jumps online tо send a еmаіl, you’re ассеѕѕіng a nеtwоrk thаt is соnnесtеd tо thе іntеrnеt іtѕеlf оr оnе thаt gіvеѕ уоu access to the іntеrnеt. Pеrhарѕ thаt’ѕ соnnесtіng to whаtеvеr іntеrnеt service рrоvіdеr (ISP) уоu have аt hоmе or uѕіng a соmраnу nеtwоrk іn thе office.

To dо thіѕ ѕuссеѕѕfullу, уоur соmрutеr uѕеѕ internet рrоtосоl, аnd your IP аddrеѕѕ іѕ used аѕ a virtual rеturn address tо еѕtаblіѕh a соnnесtіоn. Eасh ѕіtе hаѕ its оwn IP аddrеѕѕ. Thіѕ is a ѕtrіng оf numbers brоkеn uр іntо fоur sections, with еасh ѕесtіоn having one, two, аnd three numbеrѕ. Sоmеtіmеѕ, thеrе are fоur. It саn lооk ѕоmеthіng lіkе this: Because thеѕе numbеrѕ are vеrу hаrd to remember, wеb addresses аrе uѕеd tо аіd іn ease оf use. Thаt address, hоwеvеr, іѕ аlwауѕ connected wіth оnе IP аddrеѕѕ tо let thе соmрutеr network know whаt уоu want аnd where tо gеt іt.

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Beginners Guide To Overclocking -How To Find Your Basic Maximum Clock Speed

So you’ve finally taken the leap into building an enthusiast level system. You’ve procured for yourself a high end graphics card or two (or three), some high speed ram, and on the throne of your system rests a high-end unlocked processor- resting at unbearable stock speeds. So how does one do an overclock? Overclocking should not be something that you blindly jump into. In the worst case scenario an uninformed person could cause irreparable damage to their shiny new i7 or FX processor. This guide is in no way a tell all guide to overclocking and should be treated only as an introductory to overclocking. Take our instruction with hesitance as we are in no way held liable for damages you cause to your system. In other words try at your own risk.

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Kaby Lake VS. Skylake, What’s The Difference?

Some of you may or may not have heard about Intel’s shiny new line of processor’s, Kaby Lake, that have just hit the market. With these new processors on the shelves comes one big question: What’s the difference?

First, some background.

The most important background information for this article pertains to Intel’s release cycle. Intel has a two phase release cycle which they fondly refer to as the “Tick-Tock” model. The Tick-Tock model is the process by which the shrink the size of the CPU’s die and release it (the tick) and then they designate and release a new microarchitecture (the tock). For example, between Haswell and Broadwell the size went from 22nm to 14nm (tick), and then they designated the new architecture Skylake (tock). Kaby Lake is neither a tick nor a tock, it is an optimization, or as it’s been previously called, a refresh of Skylake. This means that the difference between it and Skylake is not in it’s size or microarchitecture. Kaby Lake marks the first official use of Intel’s new model, which is process-architecture-optimization. The first two corresponding to the tick-tock, and the last being an optimization or refresh.

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Virtual Reality: What You Need And Why You Need It.

Virtual Reality is the hot new thing on the market. With the Oculus and Vive for the PC, PSVR for the PlayStation, and gearVR or third party viewers for mobile, it seems like VR is everywhere you go. With more and more applications and games popping up for VR everyday, it’s important to know what your system needs to have before you invest in an expensive VR headset. This article will cover the system requirements for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, why they are what they are, and what your best options are despite the system requirements.

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