Just barely in time for Amazon delivery comes a holiday system build guide from OCC. The guide is based on your target resolution, with recommendations for 1080p, 1440p and 4k, with a final page offering up a few alternative component choices. The current crypto-craze makes choosing a GPU more interesting than it should be, as we are still seeing high prices and low availability but as it is not likely to go away in the near future it is something you have to plan for. Check out their guide, as well as our Hardware Leaderboard before you start shopping for components.
"This build guide is focused solely gaming and getting the best "bang for the buck" so to speak. A byproduct of this are things like RGB lighting and color theme builds go out the window due to budget restraints. On the low end, every dollar saved from an unnecessary, flashy setup can be put to better use. However, nothing is set in stone and you are free to adjust and spend a few dollars more to purchase things more to your liking."
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
- Ars Technica System Guide: December 2017
- ASUS Tinker Board @ Kitguru
- Guru3D PC Buyers Guide Winter 2017
- PC Specialist Defiance IV @ Kitguru
- Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop Review @ Neoseeker