Posts in Category: guides

A Comprehensive HDD Specification Guide

If you are looking to store your digital goodies with the most bang for the buck, then hard disk drives are undoubtedly the way to go. Whether it’s for a NAS, a secondary drive for some less-played games, or any other use where capacity is a priority over speed—there’s no beating the ‘price per gigabyte’ of HDDs. But how do you pick the perfect drive for your use case?

Although almost any modern drive should fit and work fine if there is a free compatible motherboard slot and power connection present (usually SATA, although older systems might have other connectors), there are a few different things to consider when looking to get the perfect drive. In this guide, I will be going over the what and the how of picking out your new drive (or drives!). But first, let’s take a closer look at what HDDs can offer us that an SSD or some other technology can’t, and what drawbacks there might be.

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Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X: Picking the Right Extra SSD Storage for You!

One of the key features in the marketing of the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X was the blistering fast storage drive contained in each of them. Welcome to the big leagues, console players! You’ll finally be able to understand why us PC gamers have been harping on about the excellence of SSDs for the past decade.

However, with great speeds come greater costs for additional storage, so we’re going to do a quick dive into picking the right storage for a PS5, Xbox Series X, or even Xbox Series S. We’ll even include one non-SSD choice, for the budget-conscious gamers.

Let’s get into some details!

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Professional Video Conferencing Guide (Webcam, Microphone, Lighting, Backdrop)

With there being little end in sight for folks working at home with the ongoing pandemic, we figured we could compile a quick guide to the hardware side of video conferencing and virtual meetings. We’ll be covering a couple of simple webcam and microphone choices, and then digging deep into lighting and backdrop/background.

For those of you stuck at home or those of you anticipating having (or wanting) to continue working from home long into the coming months, we hope that this will be a useful tool for having the best set-up possible!

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5 Freelance Careers Where You Can Work From Home

Over 30 million people have lost their jobs in the past couple months in America alone, and a far greater number than that are currently spending the majority of their time within their homes. Many people may be wondering what skills they can develop to turn time at their computer into a productive or even lucrative activity. If that describes you, then you’ve come to the correct page!

This article will highlight five such jobs, each selected because Logical Increments has a relevant ‘big guide’ PC building article about it on our main site. Then, in the conclusion, I’ll briefly cover the next steps to take once you’ve picked a path.

Most of these tasks have a high potential to earn money for dedicated and persistent learners, but I’ll also be including one or two that should not be considered reliable paths to steady income—which I’ll mention when I come to them.

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A Guide to Buying a 4K TV for PC Gaming

One of the best aspects of console gaming is that it’s frequently done from the comfort of a couch. With a dedicated living room gaming PC,  a dedicated Home Theater PC, or a streaming box like a Steam Link or an Nvidia Shield, you can have the same experience while PC gaming with a 4K TV.

Modern 4K TVs, however, have a few tradeoffs when compared with gaming monitors. Typically (but not always),  4K TVs have more input lag, worse viewing angles, and fewer input types than a top-of-the-line gaming PC monitor. But armed with the right information, you can find a suitable 4K TV that works as a gaming screen as well as a home theater display.

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How Many CPU Cores Do You Need?

CPU Core Count

Whether you’re building a new computer or just upgrading your current one, the CPU (central processing unit)—being the ‘brain’ of the computer—is an important component to get right.

But, with all the improvements and advancements in recent years on both the hardware and software sides, how many CPU cores do you need?

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