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The BEST 2021 Cyber Monday Deals on PC Hardware!

Cyber Monday 2021 Sales! These are Logical Increments’ picks for the best 2021 Cyber Monday deals from Newegg and Amazon.

A while after Black Friday caught on, online retailers introduced Cyber Monday in order to get in on the action. Over time, it became established, and now Cyber Monday is basically just a second Black Friday that happens a few days later!

Newegg has been one of the most consistent sources for Cyber Monday sales on PC hardware, but there are a handful of worthwhile deals on Amazon as well. So we’ve taken a look at what both sites have available, and narrowed it down to their best-listed PC hardware deals.

Please note: Some of the best 2021 Cyber Monday 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!

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The BEST 2021 Black Friday Deals on PC Hardware!

2021 Black Friday is upon us, with deals from Amazon, Newegg, and more! These are Logical Increments’ picks for the best 2021 Black Friday deals on computer hardware, from Amazon, Newegg, and B&H Photo Video.

Black Friday is a weird ‘holiday’ where a large number of retailers all around the world have their biggest sales of the year. Newegg has been one of the most consistent sources for Black Friday sales on PC hardware, but there are a few good offers to be found on Amazon and B&H as well.

This list includes 2021 Black Friday sales from Amazon, Newegg, and B&H mixed in together. Basically, we’ve taken a look at what all three sites have available, narrowed them down to the best 2021 Black Friday deals on computer parts overall, and listed them all right here on a single convenient page.

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!

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Best Newegg Black Friday Week Deals 2021

Newegg Black Friday 2021 Week sales! These are Logical Increments’ picks for the best Newegg Black Friday Week 2021 deals.

Black Friday is the day where a large number of retailers all around the world have the biggest sales of the year. Some outlets (like Newegg) will also have pre-Black Friday sales, so we have taken a look at what is on sale so far this 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!

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Intel’s Alder Lake: The Phoenix Emerges

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Ever since Intel won every race in the universe with the launch of Sandy Bridge back in 2011, they have been slacking. AMD’s tortoise needed six long years, but it overtook the sleeping Intel hare in 2017, leaving behind a lot of room for jokes at Intel’s expense.

But Intel, like all other large tech corporations, does have a solid engineering team tucked away. And the only thing that engineers need is time. Intel has been trailing AMD for four years, but that changed with the Alder Lake CPU launch a few nights ago.

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Motherboard Form Factor Guide

Computer cases can come in a wide array of shapes and sizes, from a basic box you can order online to a custom-made bust of your uncle Kevin that you can slap a power supply and graphics card into.

No matter what kind of case you gravitate towards, it is important to know what form factor of motherboard will be compatible with it, and the benefits and drawbacks that accompany those sizes. Whether you are building a new PC or simply upgrading ol’ reliable, the form factor of your motherboard is an important piece of the puzzle.

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The June 2020 ‘Mostly CPU’ Update

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Welcome to our biggest round of updates for the main chart in several months!

There are some major CPU (and accompanying motherboard) updates that are coming to the guide, but in this changelog we’ll also list off some smaller changes that are on their way as well. All of these listed changes are either implemented or coming soon to all country versions of the chart.

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Lopsided Memory Channels: Uneven RAM Set-ups Explained

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Recently, we talked about memory channels: What they are, what they do, and why modern computers have multiple. But what happens when you aren’t using the common one or two identical sticks in each channel? What if you have one channel with one stick, and another with two? What if you aren’t using RAM from just one RAM kit, so you have one 4GB stick and one 8GB stick? Some claim that all your RAM works in single-channel mode under such circumstances, but how is that possible when you are physically using more than just one channel on the motherboard?

In this article, I will explain what happens when a different amount of RAM is installed into each of multiple memory channels on a motherboard (when memory channels are populated unevenly).

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RAM Channels Guide: The What, and The How

If you’ve ever taken a look at a product page for sticks of RAM, or at the specifications for a CPU or motherboard, you’ve probably seen “memory channels” mentioned.

For many beginners, this sparks questions like, “What’s the deal? Does dual-channel mean I can only use two sticks? What do multiple channels do that one channel doesn’t? Can I use quad-channel RAM on a dual-channel motherboard?”

The answers to those questions and more can be found below, so read on!

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