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Feature: Playing your cards right

Best graphics card 2019: Top GPUs for 1080p, 1440p and 4K

Just when you thought things had finally calmed down in the world of best graphics cards, Nvidia goes and releases another one in the form of the GTX 1660. The baby sibling of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, its low price of £200 and its fast speeds mean it's now my new top recommendation for those after the best graphics card for 1080p gaming…

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3 days ago

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The Division 2 PC graphics performance: How to get the best settings

The Division 2 is back, swapping the snowy streets and flaming bins of NYC for the sunny wildlife haven of Washington DC. Despite the first game's rocky start, it's since grown into one of the most popular 'always online' games of recent years, with its sequel promising more of what fans love instead of awkwardly trying to cater to the newcomer masses a la Destiny…

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Feature: The Turing vs Pascal smackdown you've been waiting for

Nvidia GTX 1660 vs GTX 1060: Which is faster?

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 is finally a thing that exists, and what a neat thing it is, too. Available from just £200 / $220, it's now pretty much exactly the same price as Nvidia's existing 6GB GTX 1060, which until now has been one of my top recommendations over in my [block id="604467" title="Best graphics card"] list as to what you should actually buy…

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Feature: And which one should you buy?

Nvidia GTX 1660 vs 1660 Ti: What’s the difference?

Nvidia finally lifted the lid on their new GTX 1660 graphics card yesterday, which is the baby sibling to their also recently-released (and newly-crowned best graphics card champ) GTX 1660 Ti. But what difference does that 'Ti' moniker actually make, and is it worth spending the extra £60 / $60 on it? To find out, it's time to look at some tasty graphs.

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Feature: Cheap games, gaming mice, SSDs and more

Best PC gaming deals of the week – 15th March 2019

It's been a grim week this week, but there were plenty of good things that happened over the last seven days that deserve celebrating. Hypnospace Outlaw came out! Baba is You came out! That's two Bestest Best games in, like, two days. And the deals! How could your deals herald forget the deals? Shame on me, not doing my job properly. Admittedly, it's pretty slim…

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4 days ago

Razer’s new budget Essential series are all still kinda expensive

Razer have announced a new budget-conscious series of 'Essential' peripherals today in the hope of bringing their popular Basilisk, Kraken and Blackwidow ranges of gaming mice, keyboards and headsets to even more people enamoured with mythological creature names than ever before - although judging by their actual prices, you'd be forgiven for thinking they're just as expensive as everything else.

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Feature: The price is so, so right

PC Specialist Apollo R1 review: A GTX 1660 gaming PC for just £700

There's no denying the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 is a great graphics card for £200 / $220. Offering 60fps speeds at High or maximum settings at 1080p, and Medium to High at 1440p, it's effectively replaced the 6GB GTX 1060 as my new best graphics card of choice for budget-conscious buyers. In terms of overall value, however, it faces stiff competition from the equally nippy…

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Feature: Sweet sixteen

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 review: Faster than a GTX 1060 for the same price

Well, that didn't take long, did it? Just three weeks ago, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti came crashing into our best graphics card list as our new champion for flawless 1080p gaming, and today sees the release of its non-Ti sibling, the regular GTX 1660. Priced at an even more palatable £200 / $220, Nvidia say this graphics card is primed and ready to replace…

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5 days ago

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Have You Played… Among the Sleep?

When I first heard about Krillbite's Among the Sleep, I was instantly intrigued. A first-person horror game from the perspective of a two-year-old toddler? Where and when can I play it? You see, I'm not usually very good with horror games. Matthew and I screamed ourselves silly when playing P.T, and I generally get quite stressed out when things are chasing me down dark hallways.…

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6 days ago

Feature: Going against the grain

AOC Agon AG273QCG review: 1440p G-Sync goodness, with a catch

Nvidia G-Sync monitors already cost an arm and a leg more than regular gaming monitors, but bump the resolution up to 2560x1440 and throw in a curved panel with a 165Hz refresh rate and you're looking at spending an arm and a leg plus both of your kidneys. All right, so £649 / $650 for AOC's new Agon AG273QCG isn't quite as bad as, say,…

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7 days ago

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Bloody Gaming B390 review: Oh dear…

A third tenkeyless gaming keyboard in a week? Well, I never. This time, it's Bloody Gaming's B930, which uses optical RGB switches not unlike the Razer Huntsman for even nippier keystrokes and reduced latency. Unfortunately, Razer's Huntsman could probably scoff the B930 down in a single gulp, for this is definitely not best gaming keyboard material.

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1 week ago

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Best gaming mouse 2019: Top wired and wireless mice

If you're in need of a new best gaming mouse, then you're in the right place, as below you'll find all my top gaming mouse picks for right and left-handed PC peeps alike. Ranked according to price and feature set, there should be something for everyone here, regardless of whether you're looking for the best wired gaming mouse or the best wireless gaming mouse. Every…

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Feature: The key question

Best gaming keyboard 2019: Our top mechanical and membrane picks for PC

Picking your next best gaming keyboard isn't easy when there are so many models to choose from. From membrane gaming keyboards to mechanical gaming keyboards, not to mention all the different types of mechanical switch you can pick from, finding the best gaming keyboard for you can be a nightmare. To help you pick, I've selected my best gaming keyboards from across both categories in…

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Feature: Displays for today

Best gaming monitor 2019: Top 1080p, 1440p and 4K HDR displays

Your gaming monitor is one of the most important parts of your PC. After all, there's no point spending hundreds on one of today's [block id="604467" title="Best graphics card"]s when your monitor isn't able to do it justice. And to help you make sense of all the hundreds of different types of gaming display out there, I've put together this in-depth list of all the…

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Feature: Cheap games, graphics cards, headsets and more

Best PC gaming deals of the week – 8th March 2019

Happy International Deals Day, everyone! Your deals herald had a small stay-cation holiday last Friday (which is code for 'not-moving-from-the-sofa-all-day-and-playing-a-heck-of-a-lot-of-Octopath-Traveller'), but now I'm back, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to bring you the best PC gaming deals of the week. Fancy slicing a big demon-sized chunk of money off Devil May Cry 5? Or maybe a shed load of VR games? Then step right up, discount fiends,…

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2 weeks ago

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Corsair K83 Wireless review: Your new lapboard replacement?

Wireless gaming keyboards can be great for decluttering your desk, and to a certain extent even a passable tool for playing games in the living room - provided you don't mind balancing a hard mouse mat on your knee, that is. There are, of course, also full-blown lapboards for those of us who'd rather kick back on the sofa than sit up at our desks…

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Feature: But oooof, that price...

Alienware AW2518H review: A great Nvidia G-Sync monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate

Ever since Nvidia announced they were opening up their G-Sync certification process to include a cut-down version of their variable refresh rate tech for AMD FreeSync screens at the beginning of the year, it's left proper, full-fat G-Sync gaming monitors such as Alienware's AW2518H in a slightly precarious position. After all, when G-Sync monitors often cost so much more than their FreeSync competition, why would…

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Feature: Yeah, you heard us

Best gaming headset 2019: Our top PC picks

Finding the best gaming headset for you and your budget can be a tricky exercise when there are so many to choose from. Personally, I like to keep three things to keep in mind when picking my best gaming headset recommendations: obviously, it needs to have top-notch audio quality, but other key ingredients include its overall comfort and a good built-in microphone. After all, there's…

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Feature: Ghost in the shell

Tecware Phantom RGB review: A good first mechanical keyboard for under £50 / $50

Tecware might not be the first name you think of when it comes the bestest [block id="604483" title="Best gaming keyboard"]s money can buy, but their mid-range Phantom RGB sure is a heck of a lot cheaper than a lot of its competition - just £46 / $46 for the 87-key tenkeyless version I've got on test here today (it's also available as a full-size model…

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