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How To Figure Out What’s Inside Your Desktop Or Laptop PC

How To Figure Out What’s Inside Your Desktop Or Laptop PC

Windows: If you built your PC, odds are good that you know what’s in it. Or, at least, you have a general idea — and might only need a refresher about specific model numbers from time to time. If you bought a prebuilt desktop or laptop, you’ve probably long since…

Your Worst Computer Building Horror Stories

Your Worst Computer Building Horror Stories

The excitement of working on a computer can be replaced with devastation in an instant. We asked Lifehacker readers for their wildest, most rage-inducing computer “whoopsies”, and they shared some real doozies. From bricking to fires, water cooling to blood stains, here are your worst computer customisation horror stories.

PC Graphics Card Showdown: NVIDIA Vs. AMD

PC Graphics Card Showdown: NVIDIA Vs. AMD

The hardest part of building a PC is picking the parts, especially when everyone around you seems to have an opinion. And no flame war is more prevalent than the NVIDIA snobs vs the AMD fanboys. What’s really going on with these two companies, and which card should you get?