Tag Archives: PC

Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?

Ask Reddit if you should wait until Black Friday to upgrade your PC, and you’ll get a stream of comments dismissing it as a time for good deals. They’re not wrong, but they’re not exactly right, either. If you’ve got your eye on a very specific part, your chances of a deep discount are generally a toss-up. For most components, ... Read More »

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider’s PC port runs fine (for most people)

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, the standalone expansion/mini-sequel to Dishonored 2, unlocked on Steam late last night. As is Bethesda’s wont these days, we got our hands on it the same time as anyone else—which, when you’re dealing with the PC version of a follow-up to Dishonored 2 is a bit of a risky proposition. If you held off buying a copy to avoid any disastrous ... Read More »

Build a budget Ryzen gaming PC for $550 or less

AMD’s Ryzen processors sure are shaking up the status quo of computing, and now that disruption is extending to cheap gaming PCs. The high-end Ryzen 7 lineup slashed the price of 8-core CPUs from $1,000 to as low as $330. Ryzen 5 overtook Intel’s Core i5 chips as the best CPU for mainstream buyers, enabling truly versatile computer builds and 8-thread gaming PCs for previously unheard-of prices. Now the ... Read More »

How to build a PC: A step-by-step guide

AMD’s disruptive Ryzen processors and Intel’s new Core i9 chips have sparked a wave of interest in PC building, but some people still hesitate at the idea of crafting a custom PC. Don’t! Building your own PC isn’t some arcane art or esoteric skill that only the most hardcore of hardware geeks can pull off. In fact, assembling a DIY PC is pretty straightforward once you’ve settled ... Read More »

What the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition’s specs and pricing mean for PC gamers

After months of trickles and teases, the full hardware details about the first Radeon Vega graphics card are finally here as AMD formally launched Radeon Vega Frontier Edition on Tuesday. Don’t get too excited though. This hardware is intended for “data scientists, immersion engineers, and product designers” rather than gamers. That professional focus reflects in the pricing: The air-cooled Frontier Edition costs $1,000 ... Read More »

Best gaming headsets for PC, PS4 and Xbox One: get great, immersive audio while you game and enjoy media

As we mentioned earlier, there are a lot of headsets out there, with most firms offering multiple versions that might seem identical. It’s easy to just go with a certain model because of a recognisable brand or a certain affiliated game licence, but before you blow all your cash on such folly, we’ve carefully collated 10 of the best headsets ... Read More »