Anatomy of a motherboard

Anatomy of a motherboard

Wondering what all those chips, slots and sockets do? Read on. Don’t be afraid of it. Don’t ignore it. The motherboard is one of the most crucial parts of your PC. If the CPU is the brains of the outfit, then the motherboard acts a little like the skeleton and nervous...
Silence is golden

Silence is golden

Looking for all the action without all the noise? Tweak your rig to keep it quiet. Ask gamers what they want most from a PC and we’ll always say ‘performance.’ Ask us what we’d like less of, and the answer is often ‘noise.’ It’s not that we expect silence, but hear...
Take control

Take control

Find the right keyboard, mouse or controller for the way you play When you’re locking down your budget for your next gaming PC or upgrade, make sure you leave enough for your input devices. These might not seem as important as your CPU, GPU, motherboard or monitor,...
Choosing the right storage options

Choosing the right storage options

Super speedy storage is a must for today’s biggest games Do you enjoy long loading times? Do you need a 60-second break to compose yourself before your saved game loads? Do you want to play games full of obvious gateways between areas designed to disguise the fact...
What is input latency and why does it matter?

What is input latency and why does it matter?

Sometimes just a few milliseconds separates the winners from the losers Get interested in serious PC gaming and you’re going to hear the term ‘input latency’ a lot. It’s right up there with the things that eSports pros fear most – and right up there with the best...
Choosing the right RTX graphics card

Choosing the right RTX graphics card

Don’t know whether to buy a rig with an RTX 3060 or save up for an RTX 3070Ti? Find out what the difference is. As far as gaming is concerned, the graphics card is the single most important component in your rig. In fact, it’s also likely to be the single most...
From console to PC gaming

From console to PC gaming

Looking to take your gaming to the next level? We’re here to help you make the shift. Moving from console to PC? Welcome to a whole new world of gaming. Don’t get us wrong: consoles are fantastic, but no other machine gives you the same graphics performance,...