Digital Gold Rush Causing Mass Global GPU Shortage (& what to do if building)

Unless you've spent your recent time living under a rock, or you just have better things to do than keep up with technology, you would have noticed the recent fairly significant changes in stock and pricing within the graphics card market. Specifically, the AMD's 500 series have been directly affected the most, with either no stock to be found anywhere at all, or extremely inflated pricing if you do manage to spot one. If you can get your hands on AMD's awesome range of powerful mid-tier … [Read more...]

Best Gaming PC Builds for 2017: Ultimate Parts-List Guide

Last Updated: 27th May, 2017.  Welcome to the latest best gaming PC builds in our constantly updated, objectively unbiased, and thoroughly researched ultimate guide to choosing the current best bang for your buck components when building a new custom gaming rig for any budget. No need to wade through endless technical reviews and drown in confusing specs and model numbers; here at CGB we're here to simplify PC hardware as much as humanly possible and we've done the extensive market … [Read more...]

Choosing the Best Graphics Card for Gaming: Ultimate 2017 Buying Guide

Last Updated: 25th May, 2017. Welcome to the complete definitive guide on how to choose the best graphics card for gaming where we cover everything you'd ever want to know about picking the right GPU for your high-performance gaming rig. If you're simply after specific graphics card recommendations, we also maintain an updated list of the current best gaming graphics cards on the market. But if you want to get into the nitty-gritty details and understand GPUs that little bit more to make … [Read more...]

Best Gaming Graphics Cards June 2017: Top Value AMD and NVIDIA GPUs

Last Updated: May 24th, 2017 We've dissected the current GPU market like mad scientists and rounded up the best gaming graphics cards of 2017 from both AMD and Nvidia to help you get the most bang for your buck when building or upgrading your gaming rig. Your choice of graphics card plays a pivotal role in how well your PC will perform when gaming, specifically the quality of the graphics displayed on screen and the frames per second (how smoothly your games will be rendered). Before … [Read more...]

The Best Cheap Gaming Laptops Under $1000 (Q4 2016)

Building your own desktop is the way to go if you want to fully maximize performance for your money, however gaming on the go is becoming more and more attractive by the year with advancements in mobile hardware technology. We've done the thorough market research for you and compiled what we believe to be the current best cheap gaming laptops under $1000 to help you in making a smart choice. Not so long ago finding a decent gaming laptop for under 1K that could keep up in current, demanding … [Read more...]

The $450 Cheap Gaming PC Build for Summer 2016 (console killer)

Whoever said you can't put together a real cheap gaming PC build that can run the latest PC games quite nicely is quite simply misinformed. It's time for another CGB build - this one has been compiled for those of you putting together a new gaming system this summer and looking to maximize gaming performance and reliability for a tight budget of around $450. Let me introduce the Summer 2016 "Console Killer". PC gaming can be an expensive hobby, but it truly doesn't have to be. With the … [Read more...]

Doom 2016 System Requirements Full Breakdown (and the best CPUs & GPUs for Doom domination)

The hugely popular Doom franchise is back better (and gorier) than ever, but the question is, does your current PC setup pack enough punch to allow you to take part in the all-new demon-killing awesomeness? In this breakdown we'll take a close look at the Doom 2016 PC system requirements in plain English and also share some tips for anyone upgrading or building a PC with this resource-intensive game in mind. If you've been living under a depressing Doom-less rock, the Doom series of … [Read more...]

Top 3 Best Gaming Sound Cards for 2016 (maximize your gaming audio)

If you're after the absolute best PC gaming experience possible, the audio capability of your rig plays a decent part in that, and using the built-in audio provided by most motherboards just won't cut it. With a dedicated sound card in your machine your games will come to life like never before with better quality surround sound that'll allow you to hear subtle audio effects with more clarity and make music sound a whole lot better too, making for an overall more immersive and enjoyable … [Read more...]

Recommended Enthusiast Gaming Builds: Dec 2015 ($950 and $1300 Builds)

The following "enthusiast" gaming build examples are here to help you pick the very best bang for your buck components on the market right now when putting together a new gaming PC build. My assistant and I have carefully researched and optimized these builds to show you how to maximize gaming performance firstly for a budget around ~$950, and then for a budget of around ~$1300. Although gaming performance is the top priority, we haven't sacrificed on overall quality, stability and … [Read more...]

Recommended Budget Gaming Builds: December 2015 ($450 and $600 Builds)

  The following budget gaming build examples will show you how to squeeze out the most gaming performance for your money when putting together your own custom build on a tight budget. You can use these builds exactly as they are, or as a base for your own build and make some modifications to suit your wants and needs. The target budget for the first build is $450 which will suit casual gamers or those with a limited budget who still wish to play the latest games quite well. The second … [Read more...]