PC Hardware: The Ultimate Guide 2016


Our latest hardware special is out now in the UK! Whether you're building a new rig or upgrading your current one, we've got something for you. Find guides to everything from building your first PC to overclocking your GPU, a features section dedicated to virtual reality, and a huge reviews roundup featuring every crucial PC component.

You can snatch a copy off the shelves, order direct from My Favourite Magazines or get it on your many devices through Google Play, the App Store or Zinio the minute they update.


  • 10-page illustrated guide to building a PC from scratch.
  • Hardware buyer's guide for every price range.
  • Overclock your Skylake CPU.
  • A guide to overclocking your graphics card.
  • Awesome case mods and how to build them.
  • An exclusive look inside Oculus HQ along with our review of the Oculus Rift.
  • Get ready for VR, from your room to your rig.
  • The latest on VR benchmarking tech.
  • The best software for your VR-ready rig.
  • Get the most out of Windows 10.
  • Reviews of CPUs, motherboards, GPUs, SSDs, keyboards, mice, gamepads, headsets and more.

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Chris Thursten

Joining in 2011, Chris made his start with PC Gamer turning beautiful trees into magazines, first as a writer and later as deputy editor. Once PCG's reluctant MMO champion , his discovery of Dota 2 in 2012 led him to much darker, stranger places. In 2015, Chris became the editor of PC Gamer Pro, overseeing our online coverage of competitive gaming and esports. He left in 2017, and can be now found making games and recording the Crate & Crowbar podcast.