PC Gamer buying guides

We test a lot of hardware at PC Gamer to find the best of everything your rig will need. Whether it’s accessories like mice, vital pieces like graphics cards, or even extras like screwdrivers, we’ve found the best choices for your computer. Check out all of our buying guides below, full of our top recommendations, budget options, and how we put each item to the test.

Not sure what components on your PC you need to upgrade? Our easy PC upgrade guide can help you figure out when you need a new graphics card, or CPU, or motherboard, or RAM…

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10 things every PC gamer should own

New to PC gaming or just trying to fine tune your rig? Be sure to start with our list of 10 things every PC gamer should own.

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The best gaming laptops

If you’re looking to game on the go, our list of the best gaming laptops has options to fit whatever budget you are working with.

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The best CPUs

We compared the best processors on the market (with gaming in mind, naturally) to pick our favorite all-around CPU, a beefy high-end chip and a wallet-friendly budget model.

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The best graphics cards

The soul of any gaming rig, we tested a ton of GPU’s to find the best graphics cards you can buy for any rig.

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The best gaming motherboards

The motherboard binds all of your PC’s vital components together, but it’s not just a receptacle for those parts. The best gaming motherboard ensures a stable, overclockable system with the right bells and whistles.

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The best SSDs for gaming

An essential part of any modern PC, the best SSDs for gaming will boot into Windows in seconds and keey your load times to a minimum.

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25 of the best PC cases

Looking for just the right case for your next build? Here are 25 we like a whole bunch. Can’t hurt to have options.

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