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Black Friday 2018: The best PC gaming deals on graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

As the days get darker and the night starts drawing in, it can only mean one thing: there's just one more week left to go before the darkest of dark winter days, Black Friday (cause it's got 'black' in the title, geddit?). The giant jamboree o'deals is so close now that literally everyone's just decided to go ahead and start deals-ing early, giving us even…

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Best DDR4 RAM 2018: Our top memory for gaming

Picking the best RAM may not be the most exciting part of building a PC, but getting the right type, amount and speed can make a big difference to your PC's performance, particularly when it comes to gaming. To help you buy the best gaming RAM for your PC, have a read of our comprehensive guide below. We'll tell you what to look for when…

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Ballistix get TUF with new RAM for Asus motherboards

Some motherboards go in all for LEDS; others, like Asus' TUF motherboards, opt for a more rugged, industrial kind of look – which can make buying RAM for the latter a bit of a nightmare if you can't stand the idea of blinking rainbows or, heaven forbid, even the smallest dash of colour interfering with your PC's serious military vibe. Well, today I bring good…

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals on PC games and hardware

This year's Amazon Prime Day is almost at an end. At midnight tonight, Amazon's big day o' deals will be over for another year (or, you know, until Black Friday in November), so if you had a look at the deals yesterday and thought, 'Hmm... I could do with a new SSD or graphics card', then you've still got time to pick one up. I know Amazon is…

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How to build a PC: A step-by-step guide

Building your own gaming PC isn't too bad if you know what you're doing, but for first-time builders it can be quite the daunting experience. Sometimes, it's just easier to get someone else to do all the legwork for you, especially if you're after something small and diddy like the rather swish Zotac MEK1. Other times, though, it can be both cheaper and more satisfying to make one…

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How to install RAM

Next up in our How to build a PC guide is installing your RAM. As you may well have seen in our Best DDR4 RAM article and buying guide, your PC's RAM (or random access memory, to give it its full and proper name) is the middle ground between your CPU and your various storage devices, be they SSDs or more traditional HDDs. RAM can…

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3D-print your own RGB light bar with Ballistix’s new DDR4 RAM

Just when you thought the pinnacle of the best DDR4 RAM madness was chucking a load of LED lights into the mix, Crucial, or rather their gaming-orientated Ballistix division, have gone one step further. Say hello to the 3D-printable Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 gaming RAM. That's right. You can 3D-print your own light bar onto each 8GB or 16GB module - and you can…

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How Much Memory Do You Need For Games?

Do not glaze over. Or leg it in favour of a CaptainSparklez binge session on YouTube. We're going to muscle through this together. By 'this' I mean the not-obviously-scintillating matter of system memory, also known as RAM. More specifically, I'm talking about two key questions. Does it matter what kind of memory you use? And how much of the stuff do you need? You know.…

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