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The Best Time to Buy PC Parts

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Recently, a user wrote to us: “Would you recommend waiting until after the holidays to buy PC parts? A friend of mine told me that was the best time to buy PC parts, because that’s when hardware goes on sale.”

Generally speaking, there’s no “optimal” time to buy PC parts. And if you’re looking to capitalize on sales, it’s probably better to buy during the holidays around Black Friday/Cyber Monday, as opposed to waiting for the holidays to blow over. However, even if you wait for the ultimate sale, you can’t guarantee that the exact things you want will get discounts.

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy Overpriced Video Cards

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Prices on Amazon for the RX 480. Do not buy the RX 480 at these prices.

Prices on Amazon for the RX 480. We do not recommend buying the RX 480 at these prices.

The RX 480’s launch has been met with a large amount of hype. Finally, a powerful, VR-capable graphics card is available for a mid-range price, and that has people excited — us included.

As a result, however, supplies have not been able to keep up with demand, and both the 4GB ($199) and 8GB ($229) models of the RX 480 have rapidly sold out through retailers such as Newegg.

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PC Build Success Story: Michael’s Video Editing GTX 1080 TuffBox

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Michael’s battlestation, complete with audio recording gear.

Logical Increments reader Michael recently put together a brand new video editing and gaming behemoth, which he dubbed the TuffBox. It includes newly released high-end components, with the GTX 1080 and Intel i7-6900K taking starring roles.

He wrote up his build story on PCPartPicker and gave us permission to repost on our blog. So, take it away, Michael.

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Every PC Game at E3 2016

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Personally, I'm most excited for Mount & Blade 2.

Personally, I’m most excited for Mount & Blade 2.

PC games have been getting progressively better representation at E3 this year. Looking around today, we couldn’t find a comprehensive list exclusively featuring this year’s PC games, so we made one. Let us know in the comments if we missed anything you’re excited about!

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PC Build Success Story: Harley’s 4K Gaming PC

Harley with his computer parts, prior to assembling his new PC.

Harley with his computer parts, prior to assembling his new PC.

A few years ago, Logical Increments reader Harley was surfing the internet on a Toshiba Windows XP laptop when he decided he needed a new computer. The laptop was the first computer Harley had ever owned, but by early 2013, he knew he wanted something a little more powerful.

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