A lot has changed in the PC market over the past few decades, but one question remains timeless: “Can I squeeze more performance out of the system I’ve got now, or do I have to build or buy something else?” Here, we’ll break down the issues in play and discuss how to make this decision in a way that gives you the best chance of maximizing your performance per dollar. We’ll focus on the question of upgrading an existing system versus buying a new one. In this context, buying a
The 2016 reboot of Doom did better than most reboots, garnering almost universal praise from reviewers and players alike. The sequel, Doom Eternal, is hitting consoles and PC later this month with more character upgrades, new multiplayer modes, and improved graphics. If your gaming rig is getting long in the tooth, you can build an entirely new system suitable for 1080p gaming in Doom Eternal for surprisingly little money. We’ve gone over the minimum requirements for Doom Eternal and selected parts based on many years of combined system building experience.
If you spend any amount of time at your computer working or playing games, you may very well be missing out on one upgrade that can improve your computing experience: namely, using a mechanical keyboard. I make no secret of my obsession with mechanical keyboards as both a hobby and a tool of my profession. Naturally, I spend a lot of money on them. You don’t need to, though. Mechanical keyboards have never been cheaper or better, and it’s an upgrade you’ll benefit from greatly. But…which board should you get?
Once upon a time, Microsoft promised a truly impressive 4K overhaul for Minecraft and then canceled it. Shortly thereafter, Nvidia announced that it would create an RTX-powered version of Minecraft, delivering ray-traced visuals to Nvidia owners who own the Windows 10 version of the game and want to play it in this mode. Nvidia has just published some updated visuals for the game, along with asset packs intended to be used by modders and content creators to hit the ground running. First, let’s look at some maps created by community