This week, Borderlands developer Gearbox Software released their new competitive MOBA-style first-person-shooter, Battleborn.
To mark the occasion, we published a new build guide: Building the Best PC for Battleborn.
Benchmarking is the act of running a computer through a series of predetermined tests or program operations to assess its overall performance. With benchmarking, you can gauge the performance of your PC hardware to ensure everything is performing as designed. Think of it as putting your computer through a test that assigns a score, so that you can compare your hardware’s performance relative to other computers.
There are a variety of ways to benchmark a PC, with specific methods focusing on the PC as a whole, or specific components, such as the graphics card, CPU, or SSD. Broadly speaking, benchmarking methods fall into one of two categories: Synthetic or Real World.
About 2 months ago, Logical Increments reader Eric decided it was time to build his first PC. He had wanted to build his own gaming PC for years, but he didn’t have the funds until getting his first job out of college. With the job secured, he said he finally felt confident to build a PC for himself after researching online and talking with other Logical Increments readers in the Disqus comments section on our homepage.
TL;DR: We enjoy seeing PCs that our readers build. If Logical Increments helped you build your computer in any way, we want to share your build story on our blog. Email us at email@example.com with your name and some photos of your build, and we’ll be in touch.
Newegg is hosting a 4-hour SSD flash sale today, featuring SSDs on sale for up to 35% off. We’ve looked through the list of deals and picked the 4 best.
This sale is going from 10 AM to 2 PM Pacific Standard Time (1 PM to 5 PM Eastern) on April 18, 2016. So, if you’re looking for a new SSD, act quickly!
(As we’ve said many times, buying an SSD is one of the most significant upgrade you can make to your PC’s overall performance.)
For those looking to join legions of tank-exploders, we now have a guide that explains everything you need to know about building a PC powerful enough for World of Tanks.
Check it out here: Building the Best PC for World of Tanks.
Until a few months ago, 53-year-old Logical Increments reader Jim had never attempted to build his own PC. He had always purchased pre-built desktops for his design work, but felt like their components were already antiquated by the time he unboxed the PC.
The purpose of this build is to achieve 4K gaming at 60 frames per second (or 1440p gaming at 144 hz) in AAA games, all within a micro-ATX form factor for approximately $2,000.
Building a PC for video editing is quite a bit different from building a PC for gaming. To start, it prioritizes more CPU power, less GPU power, and a greater amount of RAM. It also involves much different considerations when it comes to data storage.
To help address the specific needs of PC builders who edit videos, we just published a new guide: Building a PC for Video Editing.
RAM (short for Random Access Memory) is an essential part of every computer, because it holds all of the data your computer is currently using. Think of it as your computer’s short-term memory, whereas the hard drive is more like long-term memory.
Why is RAM important? How much RAM do you need, and how fast does it need to be? We’re going to answer those questions, and hopefully clear up some common myths about RAM along the way.