Nvidia's rumoured RTX 2080 card is set to be announced later this month, so it's no surprise that retailers are starting to drop prices on the best graphics cards to new levels in a bid to clear out their existing stock. That's exactly what we're seeing today, with B&H Photo in the United States offering the fastest card on the market, the GTX 1080 Ti, as part of a $999 EVGA bundle that contains almost everything you need to build a high-end gaming rig. The standard GTX 1080 Ti is a monster capable of 4K gaming, but there are plenty of custom designs that provide better cooling and factory overclocks to achieve even higher frame-rates. This particular GTX 1080 Ti is one of the best designs on the market, as it is EVGA's FTW3 edition. This card boasts an advanced three-fan design, RGB lighting and a comfortable 1683 MHz boost clock - more than 100MHz faster than a stock design. The FTW3 normally retails for about $750 online by itself, so what else is included to make up that … [Read more...] about Kickstart your new PC build with this great value GTX 1080 Ti bundle
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Congratulations! You've just (choose one) won the lotto / received your inheritance / started a new six-figure job / robbed a bank. What should you do with the wad of money burning a hole in your wallet? Build a new dream PC, naturally. And since you're presumably rolling in the money, the still-elevated prices on graphics cards (not to mention SSDs and memory) aren't really a problem. But if money is a concern, you might want to wait a bit longer to see if GPU prices become more reasonable.If you're looking for the best overall value for building a new gaming PC, you're in the wrong place. But sometimes you need to put games in their place. Forget about turning down the settings, lowering the resolution, or any other compromises. You want to build a PC to rival PC Gamer's Large Pixel Collider (minus the decorative fluff). Whether it's 4K or 1440p 144Hz, all running at the highest quality you're likely to see this side of 2018, you're ready to join the upper echelons of gaming … [Read more...] about Build Guide: the extreme gaming PC
Want to get into PC gaming, but are put off by the high price of entry? This guide is for you. For around the same price as a modern gaming console, a cheap gaming PC can get you into the world of modding, Steam sales, and all the other joys of PC gaming. This build is aimed at building the best cheap gaming PC, one that performs decently for as little money as possible. It cuts corners on any sort of bells and whistles—and doesn't have a ton of long-term upgrading potential—opting purely for components that provide the best performance in the bottom price tier. PC build guidesThe best cheap gaming PC (~$500/£500) - Our alternative to buying a console.The best budget gaming PC (~$750/£750) - A good entry-level system.The best gaming PC (~$1,250/£1,250) - Our recommended midrange build for most gamers.The best high-end gaming PC (~$2,000/£2,000) - Everything a gamer could want.The best extreme gaming PC (>$3,000/£3,000) - You won the … [Read more...] about Best cheap gaming PC: Build guide 2018
Shadow is a streaming service that grants you access to a full-on, high-end Windows 10 PC in the cloud. This means that you can stream PC games from a gaming rig located on a remote server to any cruddy old computer you have lying around. While this might sound a little like the now defunct OnLive service, OnLive was marred by issues like heavy compression, latency, and poor game selection. Shadow, developed by the Blade Group, has largely mitigated most of these problems. And since it streams a full-on desktop PC and not just a curated library of games, you could also use it to launch all your Steam games and for productivity tasks like video editing. In addition, you can stream it to numerous devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, MacBooks, and more. Shadow suggest that the PCs in its server farms are the equivalent to a $2,000 gaming PC. The monthly subscription service starts at $35 per month, and might be a compelling option given the current cost-prohibitive price of GPUs … [Read more...] about Can You Replace Gaming PCs With Shadow Cloud Gaming?
1080p isn't enough for you. 60 fps? Eh, that's a baseline. High settings? Hell no. Ultra all the way. If those are your demands for PC gaming, you need a high-end gaming PC: a system built for 1440p at ultra settings. A system that can hit 144 fps in competitive games. A system that doesn't break the bank, but still completely dwarfs the performance of the PS4 or the Xbox One. PC build guidesThe best cheap gaming PC (<$500/£500) - Our alternative to buying a console.The best budget gaming PC (~$750/£750) - A good entry-level system.The best gaming PC (~$1,250/£1,250) - Our recommended midrange build for most gamers.The best high-end gaming PC (~$2,000/£2,000) - Everything a gamer could want.The best extreme gaming PC (>$3,000/£3,000) - You won the lotto and are going all-in on gaming.PC Gamer’s high-end PC build guide is aimed at a price tier of around $2,000 / £2,000, but we're not afraid to go a bit higher if we feel it's justified. … [Read more...] about Build guide: The best high-end gaming PC