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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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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RX 480 Launches, Added to Superb and Excellent Tiers

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Here it is! After months of waiting (technically a year, if you have been waiting since the last AMD release), the RX 480 has finally been released. AMD’s new graphics card is made with their new 14nm manufacturing process, setting expectations sky-high. The price is also generously low, and the anticipation levels have been off the charts! So how does it do? Let us take a look. (Sources listed at the bottom.)

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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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