As if a deadly pandemic, rising sea levels, AND a botched Cyberpunk 2077 launch are not enough, today’s gaming-PC buyers are faced with an additional unpleasant situation: Product unavailability! When will it end?!
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AMD came out swinging with their top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5950X. They haven’t quite hit that mystical 5 GHz clock speed just yet, but 4.9 GHz isn’t far off!
Let’s get into building a high-powered workstation desktop PC with it!
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!
AMD has released a new flagship graphics card, and it is good.
For more on the RX 6900 XT, and details concerning other GPU changes in our chart, read on.
Disqus user Equinoxdini has created an alternate chart and requested that we feature it, so here it is!
It may be of particular interest to those of you facing significant availability woes, and (at least for now) those of you who have been asking about Intel options while our main chart’s recommendations are (temporarily) dominated by AMD CPUs.
Although more and more PC users these days opt for headphones, a good set of speakers for a desktop PC can really set you up for an immersive experience without the headgear.
So, let’s look at some different speaker options in this ‘top 5 speakers for a desktop PC’ guide!
If you missed this launch, it is perfectly understandable; the big stars from nVidia (xx80/xx90 cards) get the royal media treatment. But their mid-tier cards (xx60/xx50 cards) that launch with less fanfare are the ones that get the most sales.
Now, let us take a look at this new $400 card from nVidia.
Back in the day, my PC failed the “but can it run Crysis?” test. Nevertheless, when a game company remasters one of the biggest memes in PC building, we have to take note.
Our hunger for savings is not yet sated! As the wild fervor of Black Friday week (and ‘Black Friday weekend’) subsides, we set our sights on a new space for conquest: Cyber Monday! This list is a curated selection of the very best PC hardware deals Newegg is offering for Cyber Monday.
We’ve manually searched through the literal thousands of items discounted by Newegg to find these deals; they’re featured here because we think they’re worthwhile discounts on worthwhile parts. Now, go ahead and have a scroll through the PC components below… after all, Cyber Monday comes just once a year!
Please note: Some of the best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!
Extra note: We have found some sweet deals on heatsinks and RAM. Be sure to check for compatibility before you buy these!
With the deals coming and going fast, we take a look at if we can bundle various components together to go about building a PC entirely with Black Friday 2020 deals from Amazon and Newegg!
Let’s get into it!