Posts Tagged Under: pc hardware


Black Friday 2016: How to Get the Best Deals on PC Hardware

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 are almost here. If you’re planning on buying any new PC hardware, now is the time to prepare.

One of the most common question we are asked is “When is the best time of year to buy PC hardware?” In the U.S., the best time to buy new PC parts is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Outside the U.S., you may do better during the holiday sales around Christmas.

However, you don’t need to venture outside the safety and warmth of your home to find the best PC hardware deals. We at Logical Increments prefer the more civilized method: Gluing yourself to the internet and mashing F5 on your browser until you find the best deals.

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The Best Time to Buy PC Parts

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Recently, a user wrote to us: “Would you recommend waiting until after the holidays to buy PC parts? A friend of mine told me that was the best time to buy PC parts, because that’s when hardware goes on sale.”

Generally speaking, there’s no “optimal” time to buy PC parts. And if you’re looking to capitalize on sales, it’s probably better to buy during the holidays around Black Friday/Cyber Monday, as opposed to waiting for the holidays to blow over. However, even if you wait for the ultimate sale, you can’t guarantee that the exact things you want will get discounts.

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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: Eric’s 1080p Gaming PC

All the parts before they became Eric's new PC.

All the parts before they became Eric’s new PC.

About 2 months ago, Logical Increments reader Eric decided it was time to build his first PC. He had wanted to build his own gaming PC for years, but he didn’t have the funds until getting his first job out of college. With the job secured, he said he finally felt confident to build a PC for himself after researching online and talking with other Logical Increments readers in the Disqus comments section on our homepage.

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Show Us Your PC Build!

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TL;DR: We enjoy seeing PCs that our readers build. If Logical Increments helped you build your computer in any way, we want to share your build story on our blog. Email us at contact@logicalincrements.com with your name and some photos of your build, and we’ll be in touch.

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