the PC Gamer Rig

The PC Gamer Rig revisited

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After a couple of weeks off in which we looked at alternatives to the traditional gaming tower, it's time to turn on our PC for the average gamer, the PC Gamer Rig and see what's changed.

For the Rig is all things to all people: if you've never built a PC before and want to know what kind of spec you should aim for, let the Rig be your guide. If you want a list of potential upgrades that give you the best possible value for money, let the Rig be your guide. If you want to know how to put together a complete PC for less than £1000/$1500... well, you get the idea.


What's in the PC Gamer Rig this week?

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There comes a time for every carefully selected component in the PC Gamer Rig when it's time to face the big screwdriver in the sky and prepare for replacement. If it's a part that's been a stalwart of the Rig for many months, I'll hunt around the most obscure of online retailers to convince myself it's still available before giving up and retiring it for something easier to come by.

Especially if it's something as important as the screen.


Keep your PC up to date with the PC Gamer Rig

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Ah, PC Gamer Rig, how your very averageness excites us. This is the machine which we keep alive and well in the office as representative of a 'normal' reader's PC, against which we can benchmark the performance of new hardware and games releases.

And also, something to round up the week with.