For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the right graphics card for your budget can be very difficult. In our Video Cards for Gaming guides, we give you our recommendations in terms of GPU models and current prices representative of an affordable non-blower custom card. Our guide targets common gaming resolutions at system-build price points similar to our CPU guides.
This past year has offered an extremely wide selection of motherboards and chipsets to choose from. AMD’s Zen and Threadripper, Intel’s Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, and enterprise options...
Ian Cutress on 1/6/2018
In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...
Ian Cutress on 1/2/2018
Our newest CPU Guide can be found here:
Best CPUs, August 2017
Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give...
Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017
In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...
Ian Cutress on 7/6/2017
Unlike the red-hot smartphone market that continues to grow, with new models appearing at a blistering rate, the tablet market is, well….a little boring. Apple still releases a few...
Matt Humrick on 3/31/2017
When building a custom PC, especially on the consumer side, the processor is typically second or third down the list of priorities, behind graphics, storage or specific motherboard features...
Ian Cutress on 3/24/2015
In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters...
E. Fylladitakis on 12/3/2014
Given the recent product releases in the SSD industry, it is now a good time to do another purchase recommendation post. We did our first "Best SSDs" post in...
Kristian Vättö on 7/23/2014
Continuing our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides, today we’ll be taking a look at desktop video cards. Cyber Monday kicks off today, and while video cards neither have the...
Ryan Smith on 12/2/2013
Since the holiday shopping season is going at full speed and Black Friday is only a few days away, we are doing a bunch of product recommendation posts to...
Kristian Vättö on 11/27/2013
Glad tidings we bring, and this time it comes in the form of gaming oriented motherboards. As an ex-semi-serious gamer (local clan matches, LANs), the motherboard in my...
Ian Cutress on 11/27/2013
Next up in our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides is a look at processors. Building systems in time for a holiday season means that picking the right components...
Ian Cutress on 11/25/2013
As part of a stream on holiday buying guides (Black Friday and jolly Noël around the corner), here is my take on the season’s mini-ITX offerings, covering both AMD...
Ian Cutress on 11/23/2013