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<$400 Beginner PC Build or How to Learn from Mistakes

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So, my last build got a fair bit of criticism, and like any good writer, I’m going to take that in stride. My “console killer” build had a few people a little angry at me, so I’m going to try to see if I can build something that might be more to their liking. No, I’m not pandering, I’m taking ... Read More »

Heroes of the Storm Invites Newbies to the Nexus

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If you’re anything like me, you’re chomping at the bits for an invite to Blizzard’s new MOBA offering, Heroes of the Storm. And while invites are still hard to come by in this early phase, those eager for some tower-stomping action might just get a magic ticket to alpha via the “Bring your Friends to the Brawl” giveaway. Players who’ve ... Read More »

Console Killer: $450 PC Build

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$450 “Console Killer” Rig PC gaming has never been as affordable as it is these days. You can actually get a decent PC that can play games for a relatively low price, and when the current gen consoles came out, the Xbox One and PS4, the term console killer was thrown around quite a bit. So that’s what we’ll be ... Read More »

Bang for your Buck: Best Graphics Cards Oct. 2014

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Graphics cards. They’re probably the most important part of a gaming computer, but one of the major problems is what graphics card you should buy. There are tons of different graphics cards at a wide range of budgets, and today, we’re going to look at the best cards for your money. There are two questions you should ask yourself while looking ... Read More »

This Week in Crowdfunding: 10/03/2014

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Welcome to This Week in Crowdfunding: a roundup of promising and/or interesting Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects that are currently underway. Crowdfunding has exploded in recent years, drawing rookies and industry veterans alike. There are good games coming out of crowdfunding, like Wasteland 2 and Shovel Knight, and this feature aims to spotlight interesting upcoming projects. However, it should be noted that not every ... Read More »

AMD PC Build: The Bee – $550 1080p Beast

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There are a lot of new developments happening with computers right now. Nvidia recently revealed two new graphics processors, and AMD is expecting to counter in the coming months. A lot of people want to build new computers now, though. They’ve been saving up for ages. Unlike the last build, though, this rig will be more about what AMD has ... Read More »

Intel PC Build: The Butterfly Sub $600

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  The season has changed, and when seasons change, computers can change, too. So maybe you need a new computer, and want to build it yourself.. These two builds are going to be called the Butterfly and the Bee. The builds are similar except for in a few areas, and as of writing, both come in at less than $600 ... Read More »

NVIDIA release GTX 980 and GTX 970

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Yesterday, 18 Sep 2014, Nvidia released its two new flagship cards from the Maxwell line of GPUs: the GTX 980 and the GTX 970, for an MSRP of respectively $549 and $329. Read More »