Posts in Category: pc builds



Two Black Friday Gaming PC Builds ($605 and $1,132)

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The GTX 1070 ROG Strix is on sale for $395.

With so many PC hardware deals during Black Friday, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to put together to get the best gaming PC for the least money. So, we have put together two Black Friday gaming builds (one for $605 and one for $1,132) that capitalize on some of the best Black Friday deals of 2016.

If you want to see the other deals available, we have round-ups of the best Black Friday PC hardware sales from Amazon and Newegg.

And now, the builds:

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Building a PC for Music Production and Digital Audio Workstations

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One of the most popular requests we receive is a build guide for a music production PC that will power digital audio workstation (DAW) software. These are computers specially built for editing and working with audio and music.

Professional music production PCs often come with plenty of RAM, powerful CPUs, and the quietest components you can afford. If you’re looking to build your own professional music production PC, we’re here to help you get started.

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Building a PC That Beats the Xbox One S

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The Xbox One S is releasing on August 2, 2016, bringing the power of the original Xbox One into a tiny form factor. Releasing at $399 for the 2TB version, this brings the cost of console gaming back up to budget gaming PC range.

Today, we’d like to find out how powerful of a PC we can build for the same price of the Xbox One S. As it turns out, you can build something surprisingly powerful.

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Building a PC with the GTX 1080

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Get ready for the GTX 1080 era. The GIGABYTE GTX 1080 G1 is just one of many GTX 1080 models.

NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 is the most powerful graphics card currently on the market.

A single GTX 1080 is capable of achieving smooth game play on highest settings even at 4K resolution. When two cards are paired in SLI, even the most demanding games hit 60 frames at this resolution.

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Building a PC with AMD’s RX 480 Graphics Card

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The flagship of the red team’s new generation of graphics cards, AMD’s RX 480, is finally here. The 480 aims to be a groundbreaking card for the mainstream gamer. With prices of $199 and $229 for the 4GB and 8GB versions respectively, the card is squarely in the mid-range price point, but with significantly more power than previously seen in a card at this price. The card performs just slightly above the GTX 970 or R9 390 — cards that cost $320+ until very recently.

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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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