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March 2, 2017

Seasonic Prime Series PSU Warranty Increased to 12 Years

When it comes to power supplies, everyone who’s ever seriously worked with computers knows that Seasonic’ power supplies are the gold standard. There’s really no question about it. When you buy a Seasonic power supply, you know it’s going to last a long time.

As a show of confidence in their ultra high reliability, most Seasonic power supplies are warranted for at least 5 years, 7 years, or some even 10 years, but Seasonic is taking those standards even higher in their PRIME series power supplies, increasing the warranty period to an industry leading 12 years. Considering 12 years is approximately 14% of the average US person’s [...]

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February 13, 2015

Best High End Gaming PC Build Under $2,000 [November 2013]

Build Your Own Next Generation High End Gaming PC!

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 [...]

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February 13, 2015

Best Gaming PC Build Under $2000 [August 2012]

High Performance, Price/Performance PC Build

For our August 2012 best gaming PC build, we’ll be building a high performance heavyweight contender powerful enough to provide the knockout punch to even the most graphically demanding games with ease. Like every boxer, this beast will have to stay within a weight range, which in our case is a budget of under $2000.

Wanna find out what we came up with? Let’s hop right in!

Gaming Computer Build Component Summary – Budget: $2,000 CPU Intel Core i5 3570K $220 Motherboard Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper 3 $290 Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Low Profile [...]
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August 19, 2017

Best Ivy Bridge Gaming PC Build Under $1,200 or $1,300 [July 2012]

As most of you may expect, I typically get a couple requests a month asking about computer builds. Whether it be if a certain one is good, a certain one isn’t, or simply a request for a PC to fit within a certain budget, I get them. So, today I’ll be sharing the best gaming PC build that I think falls under probably one of the most requested computer builds out there – the gaming PC/computer build around or under $1,200-$1,300.


Budget: $1,200 – $1,300


CPU – Intel Core i5 3570k

For our Ivy Bridge gaming computer, we’re going with Intel’s Core i5 3570K. Equipped with excellent performance, [...]

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August 19, 2017

Best Price/Performance Gaming Build Under $1,500 [February 2012]

It’s been a couple weeks since our last build here and I know some of you are antsy to see what I’m going to come up with this time, so today we’ll be doing a build on a budget that I see very often these days – $1500. The idea of today’s build is solely to play games such as Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Crysis, Call of Duty, etc. at the best possible quality settings (Ultra/Highest/High/AA/MSAA 8x/16x) at the lowest possible cost, so what have I come up with? Well, let’s take a look!

Budget: $1,500

CPU – Intel Core i5 2500K

When it comes to performance/$, the i5 2500K is unbeatable, so it [...]

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August 19, 2017

Best Price/Performance Gaming Build Under $1,000 or $1,200 [February 2012]

We’ve done many different builds over the past, but lately the price to performance sector has been neglected, so today we’ll be putting together a great price to performance build for under $1,000 or $1,200.

Budget: $1,000 – $1,200

CPU – Intel Core i5 2500K

Currently the price to performance king of CPUs, this is the best purchase you can make. Faster than AMD’s fastest offerings and equivalent in performance to the more expensive i7 2600K in most games, this is definitely the CPU to get.

Motherboard – MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3)

Following with the price to performance theme, we’ll be going with the Z68A-GD65 (G3), but [...]

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August 19, 2017

Best Video Editing / Gaming Build Under $2000 [February 2012]

So, you’ve got $2,000 and you want to build the best high end video editing and gaming computer for the purposes of video editing, but you like gaming… a lot… Well, you’ve come to the right place because, today I am going to guide you on exactly what to buy to get the most bang for your buck with your $2,000. Today’s high end gaming / video editing PC build is going to focus on not only video editing and gaming performance, but also cooling and low noise operation.

Computer Build Budget: $1,800 – $2,000

CPU – Intel Core i7 2600K

I’m going to be dead honest here. If you’re hardcore [...]

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August 19, 2017

Ultimate Skyrim Build Under $1,600 or $1,500 [January 2012]

So you just bought that brand new copy of Skyrim, popped the disk in/spent a couple hours downloading, started the game and OH MY GOD THE LAG!!! Yes, it happens to the best of us. Need a build and need one quick? Well, here’s our ultimate Skyrim build for under $1,600 or $1,500 (Without OS).

CPU – Intel Core i5 2500K

As always, it’s a gaming build which means it needs a power CPU at its core. Skyrim is one game that is pretty heavily dependent on the CPU so make sure you don’t skimp out on this one. Grab yourself a powerful Intel Core i5 2500K or Intel Core i7 2600K and overclock that baby.

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August 19, 2017

Best Gaming PC Build Under $1000 [January 2012]

No idea why I haven’t done this yet, but here’s what I’d do for a gaming rig under $1,000. Enjoy!

Computer Build Budget: $1000

CPU – Intel Core i5 2400

Ideally, go with the Intel Core i5 2500K. Currently that CPU is unmatched when compared performance to dollar, but sometimes you have a budget and you have to stick to it. In this case, we’re trying to keep it under $1,000 so we’re going to go with the Intel Core i5 2400. Don’t be mistaken however. It’s still a quad core second generation Sandy Bridge processor running at 3.1GHz and will rock any game you throw at it.

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August 19, 2017

Christmas Gaming and Video Editing Build [December 2011]

So all you got for Christmas is money. What better way to spend that money than to put together you own awesome gaming / video editing machine?

CPU – Intel Core i7 2600K

Normally for all gaming machines I recommend going with the i5 2500K, but today’s machine will also needs to be well suited for some video editing. That’s why we’re going to go with the i7 2600K. The i7 2600K like the i5 2500K is unlocked allowing you to easily overclock and includes hyper threading technology which depending on your video editing application will give you up to a 30% performance boost in rendering times.

Motherboard – Gigabyte Z68X UD3H

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