We show you how to build a cracking 2,560 x 1,440 gaming rig with all the latest tech from AMD and Nvidia, and it only costs £1,495. You name it – AMD 3rd-gen Ryzen CPU; 1TB PCI-E 4 SSD; X570 motherboard; Nvidia GeForce RTX Super GPU – it’s all there. Our guide takes you through the component choices, how to construct the system and also how to overclock it.
We go all out on AMD, with over 20 pages of coverage dedicated to the company’s latest Zen 2 CPUs and Navi GPUs. Not only are there reviews of AMD’s latest kit, but we also take you through a deep dive under the hood of the Zen 2 architecture, show you how to overclock Zen 2 CPUs and take a look at PCI-E 4 SSD performance.
We show you how to build a decent gaming PC for just £597. Our cut-price PC not only has a GeForce GTX 1660 GPU, but it also has 16GB of RAM, a 500GB PCI-E NVMe SSD and a quad-core Intel CPU. We also show you how to build and overclock the machine, which blitzes through Shadow of the Tomb Raider with a 60fps minimum at 1080p.
We show you how to turn a standard PC into a lavish system with your own personal stamp. We take you through the whole process of building a dream PC, from the initial inspiration, through to design, planning and cooling considerations, and then onto painting and cutting.
It’s a clash of the CPU titans, as we test nine mainstream processors from AMD’s £130 Ryzen 5 2400G to Intel’s £500 Core i9-9900K, to see which ones offer the best bang for your buck. Not only that, but there’s also a full, in-depth look at how Intel and AMD’s current microarchitectures work.
We go wild in the wonderful world of water cooling! Inside, you'll find a chunky feature about choosing the right water-cooling gear for your setup, along with a full installation guide. There's also a full guide to bending, cutting and installing hard tubing, plus a group test of full water-cooling kits.
We delve into the dark art of overclocking, showing you how to access your PC’s brain and have a go at your own surgery. We’ll take you through all the theory about overclocking, so you know your multiplier from your loadline calibration, equipping you with all the knowledge you need to make your CPU faster.