PC Buyer's Guide - current systems


4K Gaming PC - July 2016

18 July 2016 - 04:59
After a few years in which little happened in the area of PC displays, the 4K revolution is finally taking place. Graphics cards have to render four times as many pixels to drive a 4K display, while the game textures are only getting more detailed. In short: you need real horse power to game in 4K. A fast processor and especially a graphics card is a must. However, the rest of the configuration...

4K Video Editing PC - September 2016

26 September 2016 - 04:59
A few years ago, your PC just couldn't be fast enough for digital video processing. By now every average PC is able to process Standard Definition (PAL 720x576) as well as HD Ready, but technology doesn't stand still. By now just about every smartphone can record in HD or Full HD and the new frontier is Ultra HD, also known as 4K. This resolution and the 'accompanying' codec HEVC / H.265 require s...

Budget All-round PC - August 2016

17 August 2016 - 14:00
The all-round PC is a PC with comprehensive features for around £650 - £750 that can do a little bit of everything. It should have enough speed and capacity to meet your needs for some time. Currently it can run all applications, and you're able to upgrade it with small future investments when you need more power or storage capacity. Surfing, gaming, business applications, photo and video edit...

Budget Game PC - September 2016

24 September 2016 - 04:59
The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck. That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge conce...

Entry-level PC - August 2016

15 August 2016 - 14:00
Our guidelines for the Entry-level PC category are as follows. The entire computer system, excluding OS, should not exceed £420. Its primary, but not only, function is to provide a smooth and enjoyable online experience. This means that the cheapest processors won’t be enough, as modern web pages and internet applications do demand some processing power. Additionally, the system has to be able...

Gaming PC - September 2016

28 September 2016 - 04:59
This computer system is specifically geared towards gaming at WQHD resolution. That means a PC with a high-end graphics card and a processor that is fast enough to support the GPU, but also a fast monitor to display the rendered frames in the best way. The rest of the configuration needs to be balanced as well. Since many gamers also enjoy overclocking their PC to improve performance, it is als...

Home Server Deluxe - April 2016

4 April 2016 - 14:00
The Deluxe edition of the Home Server distinguishes itself from the standard home server by its smaller size and more powerful hardware. That makes the server also suitable for using the ZFS file system. This server is more versatile and takes up less space, and is a lot more expensive. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info...

Mini-ITX Game PC - August 2016

22 August 2016 - 14:00
The Mini-ITX Game PC is a desktop computer that is small enough to be portable, but has better performance than a gaming notebook. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous mon...

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