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.