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Selected from our decades of custom computer building and repair experience under our "San Diego PC Help" brand name, our stations are continuously being upgraded as the technology improves. All hardware uses latest OEM drivers.
- Processor: Intel modern i5/i7 (typically i5-4690K). The engine that drives the machine.
- Memory: 16GB high speed gaming RAM. Run more apps and games simultaneously.
- Video Card: GeForce GTX 760 (4GB GDDR5, 256-bit). The key component to smooth, buttery frame rates.
- Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1 with dedicated gaming headphone amp.
- Network Card: Intel Gigabit PCI-e adapter. High reliability and faster throughput than the built-in NIC.
- Power Supply: Seasonic 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC. Ensures stability and provides ample power required by the system.
- Casing: Housed in our custom wiring bunker with a Cooler Master full tower case. Important for design and air flow.
We feature purpose best-in-class gear from our sponsor Steelseries at our purpose built facility:
- Headset: Steelseries Siberia 650. Quality sound reproduction with accurate mids and bass
- Keyboard: Steelseries Apex M500 – Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Switches and full Anti-Ghosting and N-Key Rollover
- Mouse: Steelseries Rival 300. Perfect tracking with adjustable polling rate and DPI, plus programmable buttons and more
- Mousepad: Steelseries precision gaming surface. Seamless material for pixel-precise targeting and tracking
- Monitor: BenQ 27″ 2ms LED backlit. Large, immersive panel for unbelievable response time. Hand-calibrated for accurate image that matches original source content
Thanks to our partnership with DX Racer, we carry the latest model of their popular "racer" gaming chairs:
- Ergonomic design which includes a headrest cushion & lumbar cushion to additional support and added comfort
- Breathable material which feels very much like a race car
- Extra high backrest to support the neck and spine
- Flexible seat back with adjustment
- 90 degree 4D adjustable armrests to protect shoulders and wrists
- Inlaid Color Bar base with 3″ casters, multi-functional mechanism
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You'll be playing on a dedicated business class fiber optic WAN Internet connection for the fastest ping response. Our room is wired with low-latency network cable and fully validated termination. Our firewalls and switches are managed, corporate-level appliances that we optimize for gaming. Some of the backbone technology that we've invested in our network includes the Cisco Catalyst 3850-48F-S Switch (48 ports, Layer 3, managed, stackable) and various secure firewall appliances.
- Electrical: dedicated, redundant 110volt 12 gauge electrical wire with power conditioners and backup power supply systems.
- Circuits: One dedicated 20 amp circuit per three stations
- Room materials: constructed using sound dampening materials to reduce vibration and external noise
- Cooling and ventilation: "green" energy-efficient HVAC system with wifi thermostat, new duct work and vents strategically placed to provide perfect airflow
- Design: A fully realized 3-D rendering was created using special software. The virtualized model guided every aspect of construction
Our own on-premise dedicated servers are perfect for a multi-player environment: speed is near instant, especially when compared to public Internet servers which are often overcrowded and sluggish. Public servers can also host malicious players whose only goal is to ruin the experience for others or are tainted with inappropriate, distracting language. Our private servers are safe and we have complete control. We can even issue special commands to enhance the in-game experience for players. Available server titles include:
Our lag-free voice servers are a perfect way to get the in-game communication going. We offer:
In the future, we will expand to include a broadcast room for live streaming of events. We will also invest in an on-premise SSD server. Game stations will become diskless and instead will load their operating systems from one single image on the server over the network. All games will updated simultaneously reducing wait time and bandwidth. Load times will decrease (a sata 3 hard drive read/write speed is 600mbs vs. a LAN which is 1000 mbs). A redundant backup server will provide hot-swap capability in the event of an outage. Server specs will include:
- 6 x 3TB raid 10 hard drives (read times are 2gbs / second)
- 8 core processor
- 6 NICs: 1 for internet, 5 for load balancing
- 2TB SSD (game disk)
- 1TB SSD (load balancing)
- Dedicated SSD for popular games (such as League of Legends) to reduce requests
- Hot-swap power supplies
A Small Group of Lifelong Gamers with a Vision
Tired of being cooped up in your room? The GameSync fiber LAN (Local Area Network) center is a fun and exciting atmosphere where friends, family, and other like minded individuals can enjoy state-of-the-art gaming in an attractive, social venue. Instead of being alone at home, you now have a place where you can walk in and play with your fellow hobbyists and improve your skills or get competitive by joining one of our eSports teams, while utilizing lag-free, tuned hardware and peripherals that simply work. We also cater to kids who love Minecraft and other creative games where they can build and share with others their age. Walk in alone or with friends – we’re probably open right now! Our facility was made for everyone and is friendly and safe.
At an age when almost every LAN gaming center in the nation has closed its doors, people said we’d be crazy to invest in a new, high quality facility. But we’re defying the odds and smashing through the 1-pixel hitbox (* deemed impossible because one pixel lies between another in perfect succession with no space in between). We feel it’s time for someone to step up and create a large and successful gaming scene and a business owned and operated by true enthusiasts. We took on the challenge and we’re doing it.
eSports Player Spotlight: Our Friend Jordan Gilbert
Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert is one of the best Counter-Strike gamers of all time and plays competitively with Cloud 9 in tournaments worldwide. As a native San Diegan, Jordan strongly supports our LAN center and social gaming initiatives. He’s been a vocal supporter of our project since the beginning. Check out Jordan being interviewed by CBS-8 and French TV at GameSync.
Social Gaming Is Better
You have food in your house but you still go out to eat. Similarly, people desire human interaction with games. Social and competitive gaming is the future and we offer it today at GameSync. Our regular customers consistently remark on how a group of players enhance the experience and make it much more fun for everyone. This positive feedback loop (known as the “network effect”) is an experience you can’t get at home.
Not A Cybercafé From The 90’s
GameSync is a purpose-built eSports facility. We focus on gamers who want the best possible experience. And our tournaments are DDoS and cheat-free due to the transparent nature of LAN events. Our digital infrastructure was created and is maintained by San Diego PC Help, our sister company, voted our city’s best computer repair shop (as seen on CBS TV). Since 1999, we have served thousands of customers both locally and Nationwide via mail-in service. Receive discounted rates and free time at GameSync when you bring your laptop, desktop, data recovery, or other project in for repair. To learn more visit www.sandiegopchelp.com.
A Special Team Of Indie Spirited People
GameSync is a passion project. Our organization includes competitive gamers that have been involved in numerous gaming scenes for the better part of the last two decades. Quake World CPM, Quake 4, Counter-Strike, Team Fortress (QWTF, TFC, and TF2) – these are all games we know and love. Any competitive gamer, or even game scene follower, knows that these games were or are the real deal. With so many games available, we’ve hand-picked the most popular, as well as the ones you voted we should carry. Our complete list features hundreds of titles, from modern hits to older classics. We fully endorse and abide by the ratings set forth from the ESRB. A minor aged 17 or younger will require parental signature to play M or T Rated Games.
Striving For Perfection
As you would expect, we are tweakers and we demand pixel-perfect frames with every millisecond of input lag shaved off and every mouse movement to be translated with blissful precision. We follow through on this promise with the discipline of combing through documentation for hours on end about every command in every game in our library, while simultaneously getting our configs perfectly optimized. In the end we’re trying to get the best results, and we apply all this effort, time and knowledge directly into the systems you use at GameSync. And our affordable pricing and quality environment makes us a viable and attractive alternative.
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What This Means For You
We know every setting for optimal performance in games, but not only that, we take care of the inner gaming needs that you didn’t even know you had. For most people, our setups are over-kill. To us, nothing is over-kill.
We will continue to re-invest in hardware upgrades until the experience you have is so seamless that you literally feel like you are in the game. We want to spread this unique perspective that comes from being lifelong competitive gamers and repair technicians. We hope you’ll notice the positive impacts these changes will make.
A Note Of Thanks
We have had many people tell us that they feel GameSync is their second home. Some of our customers are active military here temporarily or are traveling due to work. Others don’t have family in San Diego and it can be tough, especially when the holidays roll around. Without our awesome customers we wouldn’t be here, and we are thankful for them each and every day.
Our goal is to take our model to all of San Diego and beyond! Imagine a GameSync gaming center in cities all over, where people can connect within their community. Where gamers are finally able to show off their true potential in a positive, relaxed environment. Where schools can compete in an eSports arena. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we understand the necessity of continuous effort to manifest this lofty vision.
Since our main source of income is from the center only (game time and concessions), we need high quantity sales to make the revenue necessary to pay for our monthly operating costs. And in order to achieve significant LAN game play and socialization, we require additional and newer hardware. By playing at GameSync today, you are helping us work towards achieving success. Join an eSports team to practice & compete in tournaments or pop in to a nightly meetup. Let us host your birthday or private party. Join our volunteer team. This is a community powered company and you’re part of it!
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