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For the past three years, I’ve been water cooling my computer for ultra cool, ultra quiet performance. It’s been a fun project, but it’s also been extremely stressful and costly. It’s time to move on.
Eye tracking devices sound a lot more like expensive pieces of scientific research equipment than joysticks — yet if the latest announcements about the latest Assassin’s Creed game are anything to go by, eye tracking will become a commonplace feature of how we interact with computers, and particularly games.
When you build your own PC, PCPartPicker is one of the best tools to organise your build and save you money. It just got a major update, overhauling the look and feel of the site and adding new features to make your build easier.
No one who takes their hardware seriously buys an off-the-shelf machine; they pick and choose the best components that fit their needs — the right graphics card and CPU, and perhaps a crazy water-cooling system to keep it chilled. Here to discuss PC building is Linus Sebastian, who you may know from LinusTechTips.
You turn on your PC, start up a particularly taxing program, and then — you hear it. A high-pitched sound emanating from somewhere as if your ears are ringing. You’re not going crazy, it’s coil whine, and it can come from a number of components in your computer.
The fans that come with your computer are probably bland and cheap, so you may be tempted to buy something a little nicer. LinusTechTips tested premium Noctua fans to find out if they actually kept their computer cooler or quieter.
We’ve known for a while that your smartphone is a better PC than your PC ever was. It can’t replace everything your computer does, but there are some things that are actually better to do on your phone rather than on your computer.