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Editing PC
An Editing PC Setup.

Editing is essential to almost every form of content creation. Every commercial is made by professional video and photo editors. Even YouTubers have begun hiring editors to make their work look more professional. If you want to start editing or learning how to edit, you’ll need a computer to get started. In the past, we made a similar starting guide for beginning streamers. Just like in that article, we won’t get into specific specs, but here are some things to consider. Read more “Get Editing with an Editing PC”

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CPU cores
The back of a CPU with multiple cores.

So, you’ve begun researching parts for your new gaming PC! You have a strong graphics card,  a nice SSD in your cart, and now you’re looking for a shiny new CPU. Should you pick one with 8 cores? Surely more cores must be better? You don’t want to break the bank but you don’t want to bottleneck your PC either? How many cores does PC gaming need; are more better?

Read more “Quality or Quantity: CPU Cores and Gaming”

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Quadro GPU
The Illustrious NVIDIA Quadro.

If you follow the PC gaming community you know of NVIDIA; they basically own the high end GPU market. If you want one of the strongest GPUs for your computer, you’ll be buying an NVIDIA card. In your studies for the strongest GPU, you may have come across a mysterious card from NVIDIA. It costs more than a Titan X GPU, it isn’t a part of their GeForce line, and costs way more than any graphics card out there. Why does it cost so much? Do I need to get one for my high end PC? Read more “The Quadro: Not for the Weak of Wallet”

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Power supply
A non-modular power supply.

When people think of the components of a computer, usually they’ll talk about the CPU or the graphics card; the workhorses of the PC. Oftentimes, people forget about the power supply, arguably the single most important component of the computer. Without a solid power supply, a computer will not work no matter how strong its components are. But what goes into picking a good power supply and what should you consider when picking one? Read more “Power Supply: The Fuel Tank of the PC”

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Twitch is a streaming site.
The logo for the popular streaming site Twitch.

 

If you play video games, you may have heard of the website Twitch.tv. It is a site made up entirely of people streaming video games live. Twitch has gained tons of popularity over the years and many people have been able to make a living off of streaming. Through the generosity of fans and partnering with Twitch, many gamers make their livelihood playing games. Obviously, this is very alluring to people and many gamers stream to try and achieve that same success. But before you can achieve streaming success, you have to have a PC to stream with. While we won’t go into a specific build (yet), here are some ideas on building a streaming PC.

Read more “Get Streaming With a Streaming PC”

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More than 60 FPS isn't always betterMany new PC gamers are duped yearly into thinking that more than 60 fps (frames per second) means a better PC gaming experience. PC gamers are wasting money and resources on such endeavors as a high volume of frames per second, when more than a certain amount just won’t make a difference.

Frames per second (or FPS) are a necessary qualification for any gaming PC. The frame rate on the computer dictates how fast, visually, a game will run.

Running more than the optimum range for frames per second takes up valuable GPU, memory, and time. The rule of thumb: Try to keep it between 30 and 60 fps for the smoothest experience, without using too many resources. Read more “Is More Than 60 FPS Better?”