If you’re building a home theatre PC (HTPC) or you simply don’t want your rig to take up lots of space, you need a smaller PC case. Something that fits the important stuff, but doesn’t waste a lot of space on expansion bays or components you won’t use. This week we’re going to take a look at five of the best for the job.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m building a new gaming PC using your guide, but I have one question: Is running two graphics cards worth it? Some people tell me I can get more bang for my buck with two midrange cards, but others say I should get one high-end card instead. Which is true? Thanks, Dual Card Dude
We write about a wide variety of DIY projects, and what we’ve noticed is that a handful of tools make it possible to perform an enormous variety of tasks. This weekend, get to know these all-star tools and the amazing DIY projects they can produce.
In the past, you had to upgrade your computer almost every year just to keep up with advancements in basic software and operating systems. Upgrading regularly isn’t so necessary any more, unless you’re playing modern games or using specific types of resource-hungry applications. How old is your system?
Building a computer isn’t all that hard, but there are a few parts that can be confusing. When you start installing PCI cards — video cards, network cards, and other expansion cards — it’s hard to know which kinds of cards are compatible with your motherboard. Linus Sebastian from Techquickie fills us in.
When your computer stops being able to play the latest games, it’s tempting to buy a new video card or processor. However, it always isn’t as simple as just throwing a new, expensive component into your PC. In fact, doing so might be a waste of money. Here’s why.