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3:15 PM on 11.19.2013

Amazon selling PC components for up to 40 percent off

For all the PC enthusiasts that are due for an upgrade, Amazon is having a sale of up to 40 percent off select DIY components. It's a pretty good mix of items that are on sale too: Corsair tower cases for $300; Intel i5 and i...

Abel Girmay

9:00 AM on 11.19.2013

The Large Pixel Collider is better than your gaming PC

Look out PC master race, there's a new custom gaming PC looking to put your rig to shame. Known as The Large Pixel Collider, the passionate, and possibly demented, folks at PC Gamer have put together a monster rig that will ...

Alessandro Fillari

7:00 AM on 11.18.2013

Crucial announces that DDR4 RAM is coming out soon

Crucial are rolling out the next-generation of memory, and it might be available as early as the end of 2013. Crucial has a promo up on their site for the new DDR4 memory, and there are lots of fancy graphics showing you just...

Joshua Derocher

12:45 PM on 11.14.2013

AMD giving out Battlefield 4 with R9 graphics cards

If you get an R9 series card from AMD right now, you'll get a free copy of Battlefield 4. The cards that are a part of the promotion range from the low-end R9 270 all the way up to the R9 290X. If you get AMD's bargain card, ...

Joshua Derocher

1:00 PM on 10.26.2013

Trade in your console for $200 towards an Alienware PC

If you are thinking of getting a new PC to prepare for the beginning of the next generation of games, you can trade in your current console towards an Alienware gaming machine. This trade-in will give you $200 towards a new P...

Joshua Derocher

2:45 PM on 10.24.2013

AMD's shiny new Radeon R9 290X GPU launches for $549

I usually go with Nvidia when I buy graphics cards, but AMD's new flagship card, the Radeon R9 290X really has my attention. It's definitely a high-end card that can compete with Nvidia's Titan, but it comes at a much more af...

Joshua Derocher





12:45 PM on 10.21.2013

Nvidia announces GTX 780 Ti without giving any details

Last week Nvidia announced a new graphics card, the GTX 780 Ti. What it didn't do was say much about the GPU. All the company said was that this new card would be right below the Titan. Nvidia didn't talk about the card durin...

Joshua Derocher



Possible builds and prices for high-end Steam Machines photo
Possible builds and prices for high-end Steam Machines
by Joshua Derocher

[Gabe of Thones header image crafted by commenter EmirSc]

Valve revealed the specs for the high-end version of its Steam Machines, and they look impressive. Most of the parts were detailed, so it's easy to figure out how much these could cost.

I put together some parts that match Valve's list, and priced it out on Amazon with a Prime account. I have four options, ranging from low-end to extreme. Even the "low-end" system is still a hefty machine capable of speeding past the next-gen consoles, and the extreme system is an insane beast that will gladly make your eyes bleed with pixels.

Some of the prices might seem steep, but remember that these are high-end systems. These rigs are made for people who want to be able to have this be their primary gaming computer, and for those who don't want to rely on streaming from another device. These are the boxes you want to look at if you want to get into PC gaming with some really nice performance. 

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10:00 AM on 10.07.2013

NVIDIA cuts the prices of several graphics cards

Price cuts? Love 'em. Especially when they happen for something I need. Look at the cuts NVIDIA has made for some of their desktop line, effective today: GeForce GTX 660: $179 GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB: $149 GeF...

Dale North



Review: Razer Ouroboros wired/wireless gaming mouse photo
Review: Razer Ouroboros wired/wireless gaming mouse
by Dale North

I've been playing PC games with Razer's Ouroboros wired/wireless ambidextrous gaming mouse for a bit now, trying out everything from MMOs to FPS to casual games. This is one really nice mouse, but it had better be for its asking price of $149.99. 

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MSI unveils the world's thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop photo
MSI unveils the world's thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

MSI Computer Corp has unveiled the GS70, the world's thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop at just .85 inches! It features a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, and features a 1TB or 750GB HDD depending on the configuration you want to get.

The 1TB HDD version is going for $1999.99, while the 750GB one is $1799.99. Both models also include 16GB of DDR3L memory, four USB 3.0 ports, three audio jacks, 720p HD camera, and support for up to three external displays via HDMI and mDP ports.

All in all, it weighs 5.73 pounds, and gives the Razer Blade Pro a run for its money. Still, the Razer Blade (14-inch) is the true thinnest laptop in general, but the GS70 is now the thinnest 17-inch model laptop. Plus MSI's most expensive configuration is cheaper than Razer's 17-inch, while the cheaper version comes in at the same price as Razer's 14-inch. Nice.

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Contest: Win some ROCCAT gaming gear from Destructoid! photo
Contest: Win some ROCCAT gaming gear from Destructoid!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is DaedHead8!]

Our friends at ROCCAT have given us another awesome bundle of PC gaming goodies to hand out to one lucky Dtoider! Included in the prize pack is a Kone gaming mouse (review), a Hiro mousepad, an Isku keyboard (review), and the Apuri USB hub/robot-lookin' thing you see in the header. Nice!

To win, just leave a comment below telling us how badly you want these. Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address. You have until this Sunday, August 11 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter.

Good luck!

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Review: 14-inch Razer Blade photo
Review: 14-inch Razer Blade
by Dale North

By now you know Razer's game when it comes to laptops: custom builds of handsomely outfitted specialty gaming machines that cost a pretty penny. Their latest outing, the 14-inch Blade, hits all of those marks. But it adds a new mark with portability.

As their marketing is keen on telling us, the machine is thinner than an on-end dime, coming in at 0.66 inches thick. And at about 4 lbs in its all black aluminum chassis, it really feels like you could take it anywhere. Even the power supply is a skinny little sliver of a thing. Razer has made sure that you have no excuse -- you should take this machine with you everywhere.

And with a lower price point, you may be able to afford to take it with you.

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3:00 PM on 06.18.2013

Impressions: Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

My experiences with sub-$100 headphones haven't been the most positive. I've gone through quite a few pairs from a variety of manufacturers, and have generally had issues with either comfort, durability, and/or sound/micropho...

Jonathan Ross

6:00 PM on 06.07.2013

The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs

Last week, I mysteriously vanished from the web. And when I resurfaced, I was at Logitech's Daniel Borel Innovation Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, of all places. There's something I never thought I'd be able to say. With ar...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 06.04.2013

Razer price shaving newest laptop for successful indies

Last week, Razer unveiled the world’s slimmest gaming PC. The original, impressive, expensive Razer Blade has been rebranded as the Razer Blade Pro and received some expected upgrades and a small price decrease (down to...

Steven Hansen