Now At Chaos – The New MSI GE63VR Raider Edition

MSI Releases The Latest MSI GE63VR Raider Edition

The MSI GE63VR Raider Edition Is In Stock

Available Now at Chaos Computers In Claremont

What to look out for in the new MSI GE63VR Raider Edition notebook

With sleek angles on the outside and advanced cooling to keep the hotted-up insides in check, the latest line of MSI’s ‘Raider’ gaming laptops is likely going to bring some power and prettiness to the table, hopefully without blowing the budget.

The MSI GE63VR will be sporting some brand new tech, including the world’s first 3ms 120Hz display panel. Along with this impressive refresh rate and response time, this display promises a wider color gamut (up to 94-percent of the NTSC spectrum) and is HDR compatible, meaning that you’ll be able to see a broader range of colors with a better overall contrast.

New to this series is the latest iteration in MSI’s laptop cooling systems, Cooler Boost 5, which uses a series of two fans, seven pipes, and four ventilation points in order to keep the system within reasonable operating temperatures.

Although we don’t yet know which CPU is driving the Raider line, we do know they will feature an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, which is a decent jump over the GE62 and GE72’s 1050. Despite the improvements, MSI have managed to squeeze the new Raider’s into a smaller chassis and slimmer body.

MSI is also quite proud of the aesthetics of the new range, with inspiration for the lid’s illuminated corners taken from sports cars, and a sleek, black body that will be familiar to any MSI fans. The company’s partnership with SteelSeries has resulted in one of their Per-Key RGB keyboards to make its way into the MSI GE63VR, with customisable illumination for each key available via MSI’s software.

The aptly-named ‘Giant Speakers’ are apparently two-to-three times larger than other speakers in similarly-ranged notebooks, and have five times the chamber size, resulting in a much louder volume (over 105dBA) and allegedly better audio quality and sound detail too.

According to the MSI press release, the new design was “inspired by exotic sports cars” with more angular accent marks and what appears to be larger rear ventilation grilles in the same style as the enthusiast GT83VR series. The MSI GE and GT series of notebooks have always had excellent cooling solutions and we expect the new GE refresh to be no different.

Core specifications include up to the GTX 1070 with the same 120 Hz/3 ms HDR display options as the recently refreshed MSI GS63VR. Expect individually-lit SteelSeries RGB keys as well, which will make it a first for a mainstream-level gaming notebook.














Where Can I Build A Gaming PC In Cape Town

Time to Build My Ultimate Gaming PC!

Where do I go to build up a decent Gaming Computer?

The choices of Gaming PC shops to visit in Cape Town when you are looking to put together a decent gaming computer have become so scarce. Most of your local retail outlets advertise all of the latest gaming gear, but none of them keep it in stock. The guys behind the counters look at you with blank faces when you ask them about cache memory on CPU’s and bit rates on graphics cards. And we all know what happens when we buy on line and something goes wrong with the hardware.

What would a Gaming PC enthusiast like to see most in a store:

  • A great range of components to choose from
  • The products must be on the shelf, not in a catalog.
  • The prices must be reasonable. We want to get a good deal on a complete build.

It is completely impossible to expect your local computer store to keep every single Gaming PC Component available on their shelf. But, they should at least have a few different options available for you to look at. Incredible Connection don’t even stock PC components, Computer Mania has stacked their shelves with speakers keyboards and cables, and your smaller retailers only have two or three options in stock that they will try to push onto you just to try and make a sale.

What would a Gaming PC enthusiast expect from a consultant in a store:

  • We want to talk to a knowledgeable consultant.
  • As PC gamers, we do have a little bit of knowledge ourselves.
  • Sometimes, we know exactly what we are looking for, just help us to get it.

Sometimes we have questions about the components we are looking at, and we need the advice of someone that has the technical knowledge to steer us in the right direction. At the same time, We don’t want to talk to people that treat us like idiots, and can respect the fact that we have done a little bit of our own research already, and know what we want.

The Team at Chaos Computers thought hard about this situation.

We visited some other stores in Cape Town, and thought about what the Gaming Guys would be looking for. How could we help to cater for these valued Gaming PC clients?

The result was impressive, and our “Gaming Wall” was built.


We have increased our Gaming PC component range !

Now stocking the latest range of Razer products in store, and a great selection of Corsair and Coolermaster peripherals. We also decided to stick to the two best PC component manufacturers, Gigabyte and ASUS. Quality was KEY during this discussion.

Another additional plus to building your Gaming Desktop with us is that our sales guys are gamers too. We know the technical ins and outs of putting together an ideal gaming rig. The components that we stock are all components that we would buy and use ourselves.

Our policy when it comes to stock that we don’t have in store is simple. If it’s available, we will get it for you. Same day, or following day the latest. Our guys are keen to help you to get up and gaming in the quickest time frame possible.

But why not just buy everything from Takealot or Wootware?

Yes, you might be able to get some of the gear cheaper from on-line stores that list every available component cheaper than all of your local PC shops can offer them to you at. But what happens if something happens to go wrong with your motherboard? Or what if one of your steam games just refuses to download and install correctly? We have seen many clients go through this process before. Be ready to ship your vital Gaming PC component back to the on-line store at your own expense, and wait weeks for the replacement. Or maybe try and give their tech support guys a call to help you with your steam installation. Oh wait … they don’t have a tech support department.

These are all things that you have to consider when putting together your ultimate Gaming PC

All these factors play a part in enjoying the process of building a desktop from start to finish.

  • Where can I get the right advice about the components that I need?
  • Do you have a good selection of Gaming PC components that I can look at, touch, feel?
  • Will you deal quickly and effectively with any after sales issues that I have?
  • Are you properly equipped to let ME enjoy the experience of putting together my ultimate Gaming PC,
  • And are you going to be part of experiencing and enjoying this journey with ME?


At Chaos Computers in Claremont,

The answer to these questions is Yes

We want to help YOU in building YOUR ultimate Gaming PC.



You can check out our PC Component by visiting our PC Components Page
Or you can have a look at some of our Pre-Built Custom Gaming Desktops


Chaos Computers – Shedding Light On Load Shedding – UPS Solutions

Chaos Computers – Shedding Light On Load Shedding – UPS Solutions

This is an unfortunate and unavoidable issue. We are all experiencing power outages at home and at our place of business all around the Cape Town area, and throughout the whole country. Load shedding can have a massive impact on our business and hinder productivity during the day, and also prevent us from doing the things we enjoy at home after work.

Chaos has put some thought into how we can help, and we have done a little bit of research on some battery back-up UPS solutions. Here are a few ideas for you on how a UPS can help you, and how we are advising and helping our clients to get through these dark times.

We are currently stocking the following UPS’s – Which can be utilized as follows: – (Please be sure to check stock availability due to high demand)

RCT 650VAProline 650VARCT 850VA : This class of UPS can be used to …

  • Power a basic desktop PC for 10 to 15 minutes, giving you time to save any vital documents you may be working on currently, and also shut down the machine correctly preventing damage to your hardware.
  • Power an ADSL / Wi-Fi Router for 2 to 3 hours, meaning your Internet will still be up and running when the power is out.
  • You can still connect your phone / laptop to the Wi-Fi and continue to surf the web and send your emails, while the power is down.
  • Built in surge protection will protect your expensive hardware when the power is switched off, and on, from surges and spikes.

Proline 1200VARCT 1000VA : this class of UPS can be used to …

  • Power a basic desktop PC for 30 to 45 minutes, allowing you to finish up any vital work you need to get done urgently, and shut down the machine safely to prevent damage to any of your expensive hardware.
  • Run an LED TV Screen for 30 minutes to an Hour, so you can finish up watching that episode that you have been waiting to see.
  • Power an ADSL Modem for up to 4 hours, keeping your internet up and running.
  • Recharge your laptop or mobile device battery if it is running low while you are working on it while the power is down.

Proline 2200VAMecer 2000VARCT 2000VA

  • Power a basic desktop PC for up to 2 hours, depending on energy consumption levels of your equipment. Also, protects against electrical surges / spikes.
  • Run an LED TV Screen for up to 2 or 3 hours, stay entertained in the dark.
  • Power your DSTV decoder and screen together, don’t miss that series or movie that you are enjoying.

UPS’s are very handy battery backup devices that can serve more than one purpose. We have been setting them up and testing them in different environments, for different uses, and these are some of the ways that our clients are using them. We also have access to Online UPS systems which handle dirty power a lot more efficiently than the line interactive versions, and we are able to supply bigger UPS systems (3kva – 10kva) for clients that are looking to power larger devices for a longer period of time. You can contact our team here if you need information and pricing on this class of UPS system.

Please remember when reading this article … The times quoted above are flexible, and very dependent on the environment that the UPS is installed in. Different PC’s and devices have different levels of energy consumption. The time frame that you will be up and running can vary dependent on what you are looking to keep powered up, when our electricity decides to power down.

Our sales team are more than willing to chat to you about a solution that best suits you. We also have a callout technician that can visit you (In the Cape town Area) and assess, recommend, and install UPS systems in your home or business environment.

Call us, or drop us an email, happy to help shed some light on your UPS requirements.

Tel – 021 762 5651      Email –

UPS In Stock At Chaos :




Chaos, Computers, And Christmas

It’s Amazing – 2014 Is Almost Done

What a year it has been. 2014 Saw the opening of the new Claremont branch under the new ownership. With great new fantastic ideas, an increase in product range, and some exciting changes to the way we see IT retail going forward.

In 2015, we will be looking to bring you some exciting new products to help keep everyone up to date with the latest technology trends, without breaking the bank or making holes in your pockets.

With less than 2 weeks to go, now is the time to catch up on all your last minute gadget and technology shopping before the big day arrives. We hope you do it with us :)


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