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12 Reasons to Build Your Own PC

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Recently, a buddy of mine told me that his 4-year-old PC was getting outdated and that he wanted to get a new rig. The big electronics retailer down the street had some good deals, he said.

I gritted my teeth. He kept going on about how it was too bad every computer today has Windows 8 on it and how it costs so much money and time to build your own. Thankfully, he said, the store down the street has a gaming computer on sale.

That’s when I thew up my hands and told him that, as his friend, I could not support him buying a “gaming computer” (or any other PC) from a retailer. He asked me what the big deal was. I told him: the big deal is, if you use your computer for more than just light Internet browsing, if you want to get the most for your money, and especially if you plan to use it for gaming, you really, really should build your own.

He asked me for one good reason why building was so much better than buying. I gave him five, and now I’m giving you a dozen. Here are 12 reasons why you should build your own PC instead of buying it pre-built:

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League of Legends System Requirements and Recommended Builds

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Averaging more than 60 million players each month, League of Legends is the most-played computer game in the world. With that being said, it comes as no surprise to find that fans of this game would check out sites such as leaguesmurfs.com in the hopes of buying League Smurf accounts.

Thankfully, it’s also a game that doesn’t need extreme amounts of computing power to run.

But how powerful of a PC do you need to be to play League at a fast framerate and high resolution? Beyond that, what kind of PC would you need to play League triple monitors or at 4K resolution? This guide will take an in-depth look at the computer hardware necessary to play League on everything from minimum settings like players that might end up using sites like Unrankedlolaccounts.com, up to crazier multi-monitor setups or extremely high resolutions that are more than likely to be used by players that are a lot better.

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Graphics Cards: What Do the Numbers Mean?

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Bigger is always better, right?  When it comes to your graphics card, this isn’t always the case.  Both AMD and NVIDIA use easily marketable combinations of letters and numbers to identify their GPUs, but this does not mean that the numbers are easy to understand.  This article will explain the subtle nuances in the names of performance graphics cards.

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Building a PC for Video Editing

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Video editing PCs are not like your typical gaming build. Though they share a lot of components, this type of build requires more of focus on processing and quick storage over sheer graphical horsepower. The following PC build should serve the purpose of photo and video editing very well, and would even perform 3D modeling much better than your average computer. Please note that we will focus on having reasonably-priced components, instead of recommending best-in-class items that not everyone can afford.

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Dark Souls 2 System Requirements and Recommended Specs

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Dark Souls 2 is finally out on PC, and this time with much better support for PC features compared to its predecessor. In the video above, we see what the game looks like on a range of graphical settings. This guide will also provide some recommendations for the computer hardware necessary to run at those settings, from the minimum requirements up to maximum settings at 4K resolution.

Before we get started, please note that there are not yet benchmarks for the game available from major English-speaking sites, but there are enough user-reported data for us to comfortably give hardware suggestions.

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Elder Scrolls Online System Requirements and Recommended Specs

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Elves, orcs and… cat people… will be populating the continent of Tamriel when the Elder Scrolls Online launches on April 4th.

Will your PC be equally prepared for pillaging Daedric ruins and ambushing innocent mud crabs? Let’s check out the system requirements for running the game on minimum settings, intermediate settings, maximum settings at 1080p resolution, and maximum settings at 4K resolution or higher framerates.

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Titanfall System Requirements and Maximum Settings

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Gamers will be rodeo-riding giant robots once Titanfall, the first major shooter of 2014, launches on March 11.

Thinking about getting Titanfall? Wondering if your PC’s specs will leave you crushed under a Titan boot or jetpacking above the competition? Let’s take a look at the system requirements for minimum and maximum settings to find out.

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What We Are Waiting For, Part 5: Beyond 1080p

It seems that we are entering a new phase for PC screen resolution, a phase that is several years late. Let us take a look at the latest developments.

Dell has very recently announced that it will be offering a new 24″ screen with a 4K resolution (3840×2160). The shocker? It will be priced at $1400. But that is not all: Dell also announced that in “early 2014”, it will sell a 28″ 4K screen for $1000. If you are not into screens, then you might be thinking that $1400 and $1000 are insanely high prices for a PC screen. Let us put these prices in perspective: Up till last year, if you wanted 4K, you either got a 4K TV ($5000-$6000), or you get a proper PC screen in the form of a $30,000 Eizo.

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