So you just purchased a new PC at Best Buy and the salesman assured you that it’s without a doubt the top of the line, fastest, best of the best PC money could buy. Naturally you buy it because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a top of the line best of the best PC? Now that you’ve taken the system home however, how do you actually know if it’s top of the line or not? The answer? Benchmarks.
While there are benchmarks that cover practically every since PC component along with the system as a whole, today we’ll be showing you the best CPU benchmarks we use here at Custom PC Review to specifically evaluate CPU [...]
We all know that a powerful gaming rig is the baseline for competitive gaming. But in order to translate your honed gaming acumen into sensational victories, your peripherals must be on par. A quality gaming mouse can competently deliver your precise controls onto your opponents, elevating your winning chances.
In this guide, we’ll be listing the best gaming mice on the market in 2019. Our gaming mouse guide includes what we believe are the best gaming mice for budget gamers, MMO/MOBA gamers, FPS gamers, and more!
With that said, finding the perfect mouse can be challenging. With options galore, you can lose yourself in research for days and [...]
Several years ago, picking out a monitor was relatively easy. Those who needed high end monitors generally purchased an IPS, MVA, or PLS panel while those who didn’t need a high end monitor purchased a TN panel. That was it. There was no curved display, no FreeSync, and no affordable IPS panel either.
After my colleague Tom Li published his 6 Reasons Why Your Next Upgrade Should Be a Second Monitor article, I figured I’d do some research and present you with some of the best monitors available on the market today. In this buying guide, I tried to make recommendations for some of the most common segments, but as there’s so many different monitors out [...]
Last year I had the opportunity to be one of the first to witness the launch of the Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD at Samsung’s Global SSD Summit in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to its launch, we had already tested both the AHCI and NVMe version of the OEM-oriented Samsung SM951 SSD, which was a precursor to the final retail Samsung 950 Pro.
At its launch, the Samsung 950 Pro took the top spot for the fastest consumer SSD Samsung has to offer. It’s primarily targeted towards professionals, content creators, and enthusiasts who require the highest performance possible.Samsung SM951 [...]
When it comes to the recent revival of mechanical keyboards, a couple companies such as Razer or Das Keyboard take most of the credit, but a number of companies were there from the beginning – one of them being Thermaltake. After starting off quite early in the game with the well designed Meka G1 mechanical keyboard, then the crazy feature rich Meka G-Unit, Thermaltake hasn’t really done much with their mechanical keyboards other than rebrand the Meka G1 and Meka G-Unit over and over with new paintjobs.
To be honest, we were really beginning to wonder when Thermaltake would finally actually unveil a brand new mechanical keyboard, and [...]
Over the past couple years, the very high end gaming PC segment has really been neglected. Computer hardware had so far surpassed what games required that most users with modern sub-$1,000 gaming systems would easily be able to run the latest games at maximum resolutions. Now a huge part of this has to do with last generation gaming consoles as most games are developed on them yet they contained hardware that was low/mid-range to begin with even when they were introduced all the way back in 2005 (Xbox 360) and 2006 (PS3). With the introduction of new gaming consoles with some modern hardware in [...]
Hightech Information System (HIS) today introduces HIS 7970 X. The card is not only of HIS top class but is also the best of the best among 7970 cards. The 4-way crossfire HIS 7970 X achieved the number 1 world records on both 3dMark Vantage and 3Dmark 11 with 84669 and 29937 marks respectively. The card also won the ASRock Z77 Overclocking Competition on 3D mark.com
HIS 7970 X is overflown with special features such as X elements, IceQ X², iTurbo, PowerTune with Boost, OC equipment and [...]
Building a new PC? Putting the final touches on a PC you already own? Your current PC need a little speed boost? One of the best purchases you can make for a PC is either going with an SSD from the get-go or upgrading from an HDD to an SSD.
Here we’ll sort through a number of the most popular SSDs to give you a recommendation on the best SSDs available for the money. As always, because we review a lot of computer hardware here at CPCR, most of our recommendations will be either from our own experience or the experiences of one of the other highly reputable tech publications out there. As such, all SSDs recommended here have been thoroughly researched and are what [...]
Hey whats up everyone! I know a whole lot of people are going to be building systems this holiday season so I’ve decided to put together a list of what I think are the best video cards of November 2011. I compare each video card by price to performance and include other extraneous factors such as aftermarket heatsinks and warranty as well.
Best of the Best
1. EVGA GTX 580
There’s no arguing that the GTX 590 and the Radeon 6990 are top dogs of the performance category and with dual GPUs on a single card, this is exactly what you’d expect; however, in my opinion purchasing cards like these are not the best option. Not only do very few games [...]