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Best PC gaming deals of the week – 14th December 2018

Welcome one and all, your deals herald has returned from her Day That Shall Not Be Named mini-break. There's still a bit of residual trauma associated with that dark, dark day (dealsdealsdeals), but a week spent playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey for reasons even I can't fathom has been one heck of an antidote. It's probably because I've been challenging all that endless, repetitive deals-checking frenzy…

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Nvidia’s performance-boosting DLSS tech finally arrives in Final Fantasy XV, but…

Anyone who didn't uninstall Final Fantasy XV in a fit of despair and/or rage last month after the abrupt cancellation of 75% of its upcoming DLC will have noticed a delightful 15GB update waiting for them on Steam today, in which finally arrives support for Nvidia's frame rate rocketing tech, DLSS (or deep learning super sampling, if that makes things any clearer). It's one of…

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Feature: Three is the magic number

Turtle Beach Atlas Three review: A great mid-range gaming headset

Take one look at Turtle Beach's Atlas Three and Stealth 300 headsets and you'd probably swear blind they were exactly the same thing. Apart from the Stealth 300's giveaway blue highlights, both headsets share the same design, the same 3.5mm audio connection and flip-to-mute microphone, and both have the rather baffling need to be charged every 40-odd hours due to their built-in bass amplifier gubbins…

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Feature: Adrenalin rush

AMD’s Adrenalin 2019 Edition update brings performance boosts, in-home streaming and one-click overclocking

Let's face it, news about graphics card software updates is infinitely less sexy than news about proper, new graphics cards, but AMD's latest Adrenalin 2019 Edition package has a string of neat-ish features that current AMD GPU owners may want to take note of, such as free, in-home streaming to your phone or tablet, an easier to parse set of menu options and even more…

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Feature: But a not so tiny(ish) price

MSI Trident X 9th review: A tiny(ish) RTX 2080 PC

Despite being part of the same series as MSI's console-like Trident 3 8th PC, the Trident X is a much more substantial kind of gaming desktop. It's much larger for starters, although its 396x383x130mm dimensions still place at the smaller end of the desktop PC scale, and its fixed base means it has to stand vertically instead of having the option to lie it on…

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HP Omen Mindframe review: The ear-cooling gaming headset that left me cold

The thing I love most about the HP Omen Mindframe is its name. Say it with me. MINDFRAME. It's so ridiculous it's actually come full circle into pure, unbridled brilliance, and I doubt there will be another headset in the history of gaming headsets that even comes close to matching its mad, bonkers moniker. The HP Omen Mindframe's name isn't the only thing that sets…

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Feature: The HDR debacle continues

BenQ EX3203R review: The HDR monitor that looks better without it

If the BenQ EX3203R name sounds familiar, that's because there's just one number separating it from its almost identical sibling, the EX3200R. Both screens share the same design and have a curved 31.5in VA panel to their name, and both come with high 144Hz refresh rates and support AMD's adaptive frame rate FreeSync tech. What sets the EX3203R apart, however, is its sharper 2560x1440 resolution…

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Samsung 860 Qvo review: A fast, high-capacity SSD that’s excellent value

Black Friday and sales madness aside, high capacity SSDs still cost an absolute fortune. It's the main reason why so many of us still opt for small 250-500GB SSDs as our primary drive, and make do with larger, slower HDDs for storing big things like games and photos. Samsung's brand-new 860 Qvo, however, hopes to change all that by offering jumbo storage pockets at a…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best PC gaming deals

Is... is it over yet? Are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC gaming deals finally finished? Just a couple more hours to go now, you can do it deals herald, you can get through this. You've got a week and a half holiday coming up soon, just get through the afternoon and then you can go and lie in a dark room and not…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best gaming headset deals

Is that the sound of the Cyber Monday deals gong ringing? Why, yes is it, and with it the beep of a reversing truck full of even more gaming headset deals to replace the ones we had over Black Friday. There are some notable movers and shakers on today's best Cyber Monday gaming headset deals sheet, such as newly refreshed prices for lots of Steelseries…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best gaming mouse and keyboard deals

There's not long to go now before this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals jamboree draws to a close, so if you've been holding out for a top notch gaming mouse and keyboard deal, now is the time to get one. In truth, there aren't that many new Cyber Monday mouse and keyboard deals going on today, as many are still the same price…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best monitor deals

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more Black Friday deals on your favourite gaming monitors, Cyber Monday rolls round and coughs up a whole load more. And I, The Dealer, have sifted through them all, bringing you the best Cyber Monday monitor deals you can grab right now. With newly added entries to both our Nvidia G-Sync section, FreeSync, ultrawide and good…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best SSD deals

Black Friday is finally over for another year, but now there's a new deals train in town with a non-stop service to Cyber Monday. And reader, you've just boarded it. While a couple of these savings aren't quite as good as some of the best SSD deals we saw last week, the good news is that Cyber Monday has brought a whole bunch of new…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best graphics card deals

Whaddup hack3rs, Black Friday is officially done and Cyber Monday has begun, which can only mean one thing and that is to give your PC a new graphics er... gun? All right, I'll stop with the rhymes now (see what this deals madness has done to me?), but I wasn't kidding about the new graphics card part. Indeed, I, your ever faithful deals herald, aka…

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Build a Black Friday PC: The best 1080p gaming PC for under $590

Black Friday is a brilliant time for upgrading your PC on the cheap, but arguably it's an even better time for first-time PC builders looking to assemble all the necessary parts for the lowest price possible. Now I've already cribbed together a PC for UK builders that can play Plunkbat and Battlefield V on max settings at 1080p for under £600, but for US builders…

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Feature: How to build a 1080p gaming PC on the cheap

Build a PC that runs Plunkbat and Battlefield V for £599 from these Black Friday deals

On this hallowed day o'deals that is Black Friday, I thought I'd take a small break from my epic deals hunting (all of which can be found in our jumbo Black Friday hub, by the way) to do something a bit more practical: tell you how to build a PC from the best Black Friday PC gaming deals that will run Plunkbat and Battlefield V…

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Get £200 off a Vive Pro kit this Black Friday, plus Superhot VR for £1

The deals, they never stop, and hiding away in virtual reality isn't going to help you escape them either, YOU FOOL, because Vive have announced £200 off their Vive Pro Full Kit bundle as part of this year's Black Friday shenanigans. That includes a Vive Pro headset, two of the second gen base stations, two second gen controllers and a two-month subscription to their app…

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A 4GB GTX 1050Ti for $130, you say? This $150 RX 570 is arguably a much better deal

It's finally here, the big day itself, Black Friday. Hooray! And to kick off proceedings, I've just found a brand-new 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card deal for you. It's a US one only, I'm afraid, but the tiddly EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Gaming is going for just $150 right now (that's $5 less than our previous best graphics card deal, the $155 Asus…

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The SanDisk SSD Plus is real cheap on Amazon right now, but you should get these other, better SSDs instead

The 960GB SanDisk SSD Plus is Amazon's latest Black Friday deal of the day right now (Friday November 23), but as many of you pointed out earlier in my Black Friday Best SSD deals round-up when I stuck the 480GB model in there as part of Ebuyer's Black Friday deals earlier in the week (apologies again for that, it's now been scrubbed from existence), it…

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Black Friday 2018: Best gaming laptop deals

More often than not, gaming laptops tend to be a lot more expensive than their PC desktop counterparts, making them hard to justify unless you do a heck of a lot of travelling. Fortunately, Black Friday has got just as many deals on gaming laptops as every other PC component on the planet, making it a great time to crack open your wallet and take…

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