“Hard Drive PCB” (CC BY 2.0) by mrbill
We all want to make the very most of our leisure time, doing the things that we like best. But, like almost everything, this will also depend on making sure that we have the very best hardware for the job. This is as true of having first-rate fishing gear if that’s your favorite pastime as it is of getting the best hardware you can if your idea of fun is more PC-based.
Taking graphics to the max
Take video games as an example. There’s no doubt that these are getting more and more complex and sophisticated with each generation as well as more visually interesting and impactful.
So, to enjoy the full effect of all the hard work the artists and developers have put into delivering the game, upgrading to the very best graphics card possible is a must. That way you’ll be getting the best-looking visual experience possible every time you play.
A monitor to match
Of course, even if you have the best graphics card money can buy, it’s not going to count for very much without a monitor to match. You’ll be looking for a minimum 144hz refresh rate to really do justice to the images – and it’s not just video gaming that this is going to be good for.
Many of us have given up on the traditional TV and get our visual entertainment via streaming services instead. So having a really good monitor on which to watch shows, movies and videos is a total must.
The right router
Then there’s the question of how those forms of entertainment are going to reach you. And that’s why the third piece in the jigsaw is having really good, fast, and reliable wi-fi delivered by a truly 5-star router.
Plus, it’s not just these forms of video entertainment this is going to enhance. It’s also going to be good for anyone who wants to maximize the experience of the Powerball draw. Played three times a week by millions of Americans across 46 states, the draws are also streamed live. Interest in the lottery peaked in early November when the jackpot reached the jaw-dropping figure of $1.9 billion after no less than 40 rollovers.
“August 26, 2013” (CC BY 2.0) by osseous
Naturally, this also attracted the attention of lottery fans all around the globe wanting to know how they can be a part of it. The good news is that, while the Powerball itself is only open to US residents, there are ways to enter. For example, it is possible to play Powerball from Ireland through certain sites. While this isn’t actually entering the lottery itself, it is playing for the same numbers but for a different prize fund.
Irish players may be particularly keen to take part in the rollover having experienced a similar, albeit much smaller one, themselves earlier in the year. In their case, Irish lotto rules have been changed to make sure that the jackpot can never rise above €19.06 million ($19.09 million).
But, whatever the maximum level of a lottery jackpot, one thing’s for certain – the winner won’t have to worry about ever having to buy a budget piece of hardware again.