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The Round Up: Awesomely Affordable ITX

CM130Elite

Form factor seems to be a key buzzword this day and age, with many people opting for small systems that can just do what they want. This is also a common argument people use during the console vs PC debate. A common statement I’ve heard is that you can’t build a PC for a similar price to the consoles. Well, ... Read More »

The Round Up: Mid Range Build

Thermaltake H21

After a little bit of a hiatus, The Round Up is back, and we’re gonna do a simple, affordable build for the people who don’t have the money to spend on a super build, so we’ll go for a Mid Range Build this week. Nothing too crazy, just something everyone would agree would be good for the price. As usual, ... Read More »

The Round Up: X99 Workstation Insanity Machine!

X99

Before we start doing this whole round up, let me go on record: I would never recommend an X99 system at this time strictly for gaming. There are many more cost effective ways of getting to the glorious 1080p, 60FPS, Ultra setting goodness without using the latest and greatest stuff. X99 is workstation level stuff, but that doesn’t mean we ... Read More »

The Round Up: Gamer Sweet Spot Time

money

We haven’t done a sweet spot build in quite a while, over a month, so let’s see what we can build for a moderate sum of money. We’re aiming for ultra settings, 60FPS, and 1080p or higher for this build without breaking the bank. This gives us a bit of room to work with. As usual, prices are in USD, ... Read More »

The Round Up: Home or Office Computer

dad computer

Let’s take a little break from the crazy expensive gamer oriented computers and focus on something our dad’s might want. Since I work at an electronic’s store, I see all the time that kids come in with their dads, and their dads want to pay for a cheap desktop for their office. This can cost them at least $500, which ... Read More »

The Round Up: Affordable 4k Gaming?

1080 vs 4k

Everyone can see it. 4k monitors are coming down in price. While they aren’t as cheap as 1080p monitors, and some aren’t as good, a lot of people still want them. So is there a way to get affordable 4k gaming? That’s what this build will be for. However, this build won’t be for the most intensive games. It’ll be ... Read More »

The Round Up: 4K Ready Gaming Build

4K

So last week, we did a really awesome performance build, ideal for 1080p gaming. This week, we’re going in the complete other directionti 4K Ready gaming machine. This is what people think of when they think of a gaming machine, and this will definitely make everyone envious of your gaming prowess. Especially the “console peasants”. Read More »

The Round Up: The Valkyrie – Cheap Performance PC

Valkyrie_by_thebastardson

[Picture Credit] Once again, we’re back with another PC build. We’re gonna focus on what someone could build with a modest amount of cash, but get as much power as possible. This is really going to be a Cheap Performance PC. This means speed in every area of the build, no compromises, and not cheap parts. The cost of the ... Read More »

The Round Up: Most Interesting CPUs

AMD_Intel

[Picture Credit] The CPU market is insane. Maybe not as crazy as motherboards or graphics cards, but pretty crazy nonetheless. For a newcomer, and even people with a little bit more experience, the sheer amount and different types of CPUs can get overwhelming. So this week, let’s look at the most Interesting CPUs, from their price points, their performance, and their ... Read More »

Holiday Build-Off: Two $1500 Gaming PCs go Head-to-Head

$1500 Build-Off

We (Alex Baldwin and William Garcia) are here today with a different spin on the usual weekly PC build. As Ben was unable to put together a build this week due to his busy festive calendar, its down to us slightly less social hardware nerds to put together something. As we are less imaginative than Ben, the inspiration for these ... Read More »