BGC Blog: Latest Articles, Updates & News

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Virtual Reality PC Build Guide: Hardware Requirements & VR Build Examples

Updated: Jun 14, 2018

Learn everything you need to know about designing and building a gaming PC with virtual reality in mind. Explains and compares the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, choosing between them, recommended specs for VR, how demanding VR is, choosing the best CPU and GPU for VR, and sample VR PC builds.

Choosing the Best Gaming Monitor & Our Top 2018 Picks

Updated: Jun 12, 2018

We've done an overhaul of our monitor buying guide for gamers which includes additional information on specs to consider when buying a good screen, as well as our updated recommendations of the best value monitors for 1080p, 1440p, and 4K, as well as including our first ever 144Hz monitor recommendations for top-tier builders.

The $1000 1440p 144Hz Rocket League PC Build for 2018

Published: Jun 11, 2018

This is a reader requested build and the aim is a parts-list around $1000 (USD) that can get 144FPS in Rocket League in 1440p resolution and on medium-high settings. Using a 144Hz screen, and therefore aiming for 144PFS performance, might sound like overkill but for fast-paced titles like Rocket League it definitely makes for the smoothest experience possible if you can afford such a setup.

Request a Personalized Parts-List From Us (1-on-1 gaming PC advice)

Updated: Jun 5, 2018

We used to offer this service on and off for you guys during parts of 2016 and 2017, but then we took it down. We've had a few people ask for it again, and we constantly get asked for parts-list help, so we thought we'd re-open it up again as now that GPU prices are much better we predict the second half of 2018 will be quite popular for building new systems once again.

Gaming Computer Parts Required to Make a New Functional PC Build

Updated: May 29, 2018

A newbie overview to the core hardware components and must-have peripherals that are necessary to put together a new fully functional gaming system from scratch, including a list of all the optional add-on parts that you might consider throwing in the mix too to spruce up your build. Read this if you've never built a PC before or if you want a refresher on both what's absolutely needed and also what's possible to include in a new rig.

Recommended June 2018 High End Gaming Builds ($800 and $1200)

Updated: May 28, 2018

Our latest mid to high-end gaming PC build examples for June 2018 showing you how to strategically maximize bang for your buck when putting together a system around $800 or $1200 if gaming performance is your priority. 

Recommended June 2018 Cheap Gaming Builds ($300 - $600)

Updated: May 27, 2018

If you're on a tight budget when assembling a new gaming system, our suggested cheap PC builds for $300, $400, $500 and $600 are great starting points to make the absolute most of a small budget to stretch your gaming performance. This month we include AMD's latest Ryzen 3 CPU-GPU combos for the first time as they are great overall value for cheap builds.

Recommended June 2018 Extreme Gaming Builds ($1500 and $2500)

Updated: May 26, 2018

For those gamers fortunate enough to afford throwing down some serious cash at a new rig, these top-tier builds will give you some ideas for perfecting a parts-list that will have your buddies green with envy. At these price points your options are many, but our extreme build examples are well thought-out to give you a nice base to work with for your own more customized setup.

4 Reasons GPU Prices Will Go Down in 2018

Published: Apr 7, 2018

2017 saw graphics card prices rise due to the cryptocurrency boom, as digital currency miners gobbled up pretty much all GPUs in sight, and the start of 2018 was just as bad if not worse. However, mid 2018 and the second half of the year is looking much better for various reasons, and GPU pricing will potentially rebalance to make DIY great again.

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