Posts Tagged Under: pc hardware

Show Us Your PC Contest: First Place!

And finally, the grand winner of our Show Us Your PC contest. (If you’re catching up, yesterday we revealed our Second Place winner, Wednesday featured our Third Place winner, and on Tuesday we showed off our two Honorable Mentions.)

Ladyfolk and mentlegen, our first place winner: FANtastic Build

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Skye recently built this beauty after 6 years with an Intel Core 2 Duo running Windows XP. We’d say it’s a heck of a successor!

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Introducing the Logical Increments Keyboard Guide

Greetings!

We’ve just published the Keyboard Guide on our Peripherals page.

Are you looking for recommendations on a new keyboard? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade to one of the mechanical variety? You’ll find great recommendations at all price points and much more information in the guide to help you choose the right keyboard for you and your PC.

Thank you for following Logical Increments. We appreciate your trust in us to recommend the best PC hardware for anyone’s budget.

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PC Cable Management 101

This article was a team effort by the Logical Increments staff and Micah Dilse (@vidyajunkie)

An important and sometimes overlooked step to building your own PC is cable management. It may seem trivial, but good cable management can keep your computer running cooler and faster, and lengthen the time between cleanings. All the cables inside your case – especially ones with webbing – are major dust magnets. Any chassis, from the $30 entry-level boxes to the fortress disguised as the Corsair 900D, can give you cable management options. With good cable management, you get better airflow (keeping your components cooler), and minimize dust buildup (also keeping your components cooler). The Speedtech International company is a manufacturer for custom Velcro cable tie fabrication or custom printed cable ties which will be great for cable management.

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Clean cable management by Reddit user OriginSuperKingXero.

There are three important elements to good cable management:

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Building a PC for Video Editing

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Video editing PCs are not like your typical gaming build. Though they share a lot of components, this type of build requires more of focus on processing and quick storage over sheer graphical horsepower. The following PC build should serve the purpose of photo and video editing very well, and would even perform 3D modeling much better than your average computer. Please note that we will focus on having reasonably-priced components, instead of recommending best-in-class items that not everyone can afford.

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Choosing the Right PC Parts: Tips for First-Time Computer Builders

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There’s lots of reasons to build your own computer but the main 2 are so you can give it the performance you want it to have and to save money. But building a rig for the first time can be an intimidating prospect. All those parts! All that electricity flying around! All those weird terms like “form factor” and “SSD” and “PCI Express 3.0 x16” that have increasingly occupied your mind ever since you first floated the idea of upgrading your computer! You start to wonder why you tried this and didn’t just go to a computer recycling site instead. It’s a lot to think about – and a lot to buy. Here’s a short guide on how to get started and keep things as simple and stress-free as possible.

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