Can loose budgets help tighten the course on high-performance, mid-priced gaming? We put aside several of last-quarter's compromises to find out.
Three experienced builders struggle to find the ultimate performance for the same low price — no excuses, no concessions. Who will win?
Running professional programs from home is convenient, but hardly affordable. With only $800, can a Core i5-6600 PC break the price-to-performance barrier?
This quarter, each participant can build whatever they want using the same $800 budget. Can I improve upon the gaming build of two quarters' past?
This quarter we're building three equally priced PCs, with no theme restrictions! First up is an AMD-based Mini PC for LAN parties dubbed the "Munchkin."
Now that we’ve built four PCs with matching budgets, which builder, and which machine, owns the title of best performance for $1600?
Because you asked for it, we put an Intel Core i5 and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 into a mini-ITX case. But how does it perform compared to its larger twin?
For this quarter’s SBM, we built a gaming PC with a GeForce 980 paired with a Core i5. Can it keep up with our i7-based builds from previous SBMs?
We’ve seen how far I can push a six-core Haswell-E in our full-sized performance build, but can the same performance level fit into a mini cube?
This month’s high-end build looks lighter than its predecessor, yet includes a six-core Haswell-E CPU. Will the shift away from graphics kill its gaming cred?
I finally got the parts for my first-ever PC build. Now comes the fun part: putting it all together.
Can an extra $150 eliminate the compromises of last quarter’s high-end build? We attempt to answer that while following your most-requested recipe for performance supremacy!
Our first mid-range enthusiast System Builder Marathon configuration of 2015 turns out to be a solid, capable and powerful system with no obvious weak spots.
This quarter, value-oriented builder Paul Henningsen benefits from a more generous budget that lets him explore faster host processors and graphics cards. Can he put the extra money to good use?
Everyone has to start somewhere when building their first PC. Here's my first crack at building a budget gaming PC.
Razer's open-source VR headset is gaining ground as it attracts more developers and looks to universities for more expansion into the market.
Razer has taken the initiative to create a free, open-source virtual reality standard. Not only that, but the company offers a $200 development kit that includes a VR head-mounted display.