This build is aimed at creating a gaming PC that performs decently well for as little money as possible. Long story short: this is the best gaming PC build for $500. As this is a budget build, the best RX 470 variant to buy is the cheapest. (It's also our top pick for best budget SSD.) Fractal Design is one of our favorite case manufacturers, and the Core 1100 is a great case for this budget build.
The best Asus RX 480 dealsThe highest powered Asus RX 480 card you'll find is the RoG Strix RX 480 O8G Gaming edition. The best Gigabyte RX 480 dealsWith the Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming you'll find a slight clock speed boost to 1290MHz on both the 4GB and 8GB versions, with the memory speed at 7000MHz and 8000MHz respectively. The best MSI RX 480 dealsLike with most MSI custom graphics cards, you'll find a standard Gaming Mode, a Silent Mode, and an OC Mode on the MSI RX 480 Gaming and Gami
#nofilterMass Effect: Andromeda’s menus are their own game, taking the form of a traditional folder hierarchy, burying types and subtypes of armor, weapons, and modifications beneath layers of garish UI. Milky Way weapons are the most vanilla of the bunch, looking and behaving most like their real life counterparts. Remnant weapons are all erratic energy weapons that don’t use ammo, but can overheat if fired continuously for too long (remember Mass Effect 1?). The more teams out, the more resour
There’s plenty of action from the CS:GO: Championship Series to the Overwatch: Carbon Series playoffs. CS:GO: Esports Championship Series PromotionThe European and North American promotion starts this weekend and the competition is looking fierce. Hearthstone: Winter Championship 2017The 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour's first Championship stop lands on the sunny shores of the Bahamas. Sixteen of the best players from around the world will be competing for their share of the $250,000 prize po
Spending a bit more on a nice PC case, in most cases the most visible aspect of your build, can go a very long way. When it comes to building a PC, most users aren’t looking to break the bank on components like a PC case. Initially introduced with In Win’s sleek 901 brushed aluminum cases, tempered glass side panels have quickly become a hit among PC case manufacturers. As great as tempered glass looks, there’s one major drawback that most of these cases face, and that’s heat retention. Only a h
With 85 total LEDs, our DIY solution was far brighter with smoother color effects than any of the other kits we’ve tested. There are plenty of addressable RGB LED strips on the market today, but we found the WS2812B strips to be the most cost effective and versatile when it comes to lighting up a PC. However, in addition to the LED strip you’ll have to purchase a separate controller and power supply . More advanced users can use Arduino boards or a Raspberry Pi to program their own limitless lig
League of Legends: 2017 EU LCS Spring SplitMisfits have continued to impress fans as they proved that they could even rival the best teams. Meanwhile, Team SoloMid was back to their dominant selves after they beat both their former rivals Counter Logic Gaming and Team Dignitas. In Europe, Elements Pro Gaming, Team Secret, Ninjas in Pyjamas, B)ears, ALTERNATE aTTaX, Cloud9 and Alliance will battle it out. In North America Team Freedom, NP, Onyx, Complexity Gaming, Wheel Whreck While Whistling wil
Which Resident Evil game is best? Through reinvention after reinvention, Resident Evil games may not always be great, but they’ve always been fascinating, curious objects. Problem is, no-one really wanted a Resident Evil game to be about those things, so I understand the criticism Resi 6 got. Resident Evil ZeroDeveloped: Capcom Published: Capcom2002 (PC, 2016)James: Resi Zero was actually my first Resident Evil game. It’s one of the truest remasters out there, and one of the best survival horror
In Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ massive map, one of the greatest tactical joys comes from hands-off infiltration in the form of sniping enemy soldiers from far away. You can get one of the better sniper rifles, the MSR, the moment you start. Most vehicles in Wildlands don’t have trouble driving up steep inclines and over boulders that would turn a genuine all terrain vehicle into scraps. Open it to find the MSR sniper rifle. Fast travel out of there and take it for a spin on those early missions.
We've tested the DualShock 4, Xbox 360 controller, every official version of the Xbox One controller, and a few dedicated PC pads to pick our favorite. These are the best gamepads for PC, chosen for comfort, control, and how compatible they are with PC gaming. The software essentially tricks Windows into treating the DS4 like an Xbox 360 controller, so just about any game which supports an Xbox 360 controller (basically any game with controller support) should work with the default profile. Most