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PC Gaming Hardware Reviews And Articles

A collection of reviews and articles pertaining to that hardware aspects of using a personal computer for PC gaming.
  1. PC Gaming Components (23)
  2. PC Gaming Desktops (29)
  3. PC Gaming Laptops (56)
  4. PC Gaming Peripherals (16)

Popular Games Supported by NVIDIA 3D Vision
This list details over 400 3D computer games supported by NVIDIA 3D Vision.

NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready Displays, Projectors, and Laptops
Find a detailed list of 3D computer monitors, 3D HDTVs, 3D projectors, and 3D notebooks compatible with NVIDIA 3D Vision.

Gaming Computer Buyer's Guide
A buyer's guide explaining how to pick out the right gaming PC and what features to look for.

Microsoft to Launch Games for Windows Marketplace Nov. 15
Microsoft is launching an updated Games for Windows Marketplace on November 15, 2010. Built from the ground up, this digital store will offer PC games with special deals and fast download speeds.

Top Holiday 2010 Gaming Gifts for PC Gamers

Nov 23 2010 - The holidays are already around the corner, and chances are you have a gamer on your shopping list. Below find the top holiday gift ideas from budget-friendly peripherals to full-blown gaming rigs.

Best CES 2011 PC Gaming Announcements

Jan 9 2011 - CES 2011 is the place to find the latest announcements and hands-on demos of popular computers that will reach the hands of consumers later in the year. This year's CES was filled with goodies for the avid gamer. Here are the top gaming products I'm looking forward to reviewing in 2011.

Top 5 PC Gaming Myths

Deciding what hardware components to put in your gaming rig can ultimately affect your performance in game. But do you really need the most expensive video card? Or will the fastest six-core CPU help you win battles? Find the answers to these questions in this list of the "Top 5 PC Gaming Myths."

Top 5 PC Gaming Technologies of 2011
Find a list of the top new technologies introduced or becoming more readily available to PC gamers in 2011 by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. From new processors to 3D gaming laptops, 2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year in the computer gaming sector. (Mar 20 2011)

What is TDP?
Definition and explanation of Thermal Design Power, TDP, by PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Apr 9 2011)

Definition of Antialiasing in PC Gaming
Definition and detailed description of the term anti aliasing, a technology used in computer video games to smooth edges, by PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Apr 30 2011)

PC Gaming Glossary
Find the definitions of terms used in regards to computer gaming by PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Jun 25 2011)

Best 3D Computer Components and Laptops
List of the best 3D gaming components, including the top 3D gaming laptops, best 3D monitors, and the ultimate 3D video card by PC Hardware / Reviews Contributing Writer Christine McKee. (Jul 19 2011)

Beginner's Guide to PC Gaming
The Beginner's Guide to PC Gaming offers insight as to the parts of a gaming computer, as well as definitions of each component, by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Contributing Writer Christine McKee. (Sep 10 2011)

AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Product review of the AMD Radeon HD 6850 video card featuring 1GB of GDDR5 video memory and support for AMD HD3D 3D gaming. (Nov 11 2010)

Best PC Gaming Hardware and Peripherals of 2010

Nov 13 2010 - It's been an exciting year in the PC world. From Fermi graphics cards and 3D notebooks, a variety of hardware was released in 2010 that improved performance. In this Best of 2010 PC Gaming Gear list, we take a look at some of the top devices and components for the ultimate gaming experience.

Best Gaming Keyboards for PC Gaming

Nov 14 2010 - If you're an avid gamer, chances are the average stock keyboard just doesn't cut it. It's easier to win an intense battle with programmable keys for one-touch action. Today's gaming keyboards boast a load of features to improve your gameplay, such as an LCD screen with stats, customized macros, and personalized backlighting. This list outlines the best gaming keyboards on the market based on features and price.

Best Gaming Mouse for PC Gaming

Nov 21 2010 - If you're looking for top-notch performance in your favorite PC game, a gaming mouse offers laser precision for accurate moves and smooth attacks. Taking into consideration speed, features, price, and overall comfort, this list showcases the best gaming mice on the market today.

Dell XPS 15 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Product review of the Dell XPS 15 15.6-inch gaming laptop computer for PC gaming by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee.

Best PC Gaming Joysticks

Nov 29 2010 - It's been four years since Microsoft launched Flight Simulator X, but the software maker is about to return to the flying sector with "Microsoft Flight." If you're into piloting aircraft on the PC, a gaming joystick is essential. This list compiles the best gaming joysticks on the market today.

Best Gaming Seats for PC and Console Gaming

Nov 30 2010 - Always fidgeting and struggling to make room for your racing wheel and pedals? Make your gaming area a comfortable and enjoyable space with a seat designed specifically for gamers. This list of the top four gaming chairs outlines what features to look for when shopping for a new gaming seat.

Best Midrange Gaming PC Components of 2010
Nov 30 2010 - The holidays are a wonderful time to research top components and parts to build a gaming rig. With many large retailers discounting computer parts during the holiday season, it can be a challenge choosing which components are the best on a moment's notice. This list assembles the top parts for a midrange Intel-based gaming...

MSI GX660-053US 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Product review of the MSI GX660-053US gaming laptop computer by the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Dec 5 2010)

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Desktop Processor
Product review of the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz desktop processor by PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Dec 7 2010)

AVADirect X7200 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Product review of the AVADirect Clevo X7200 17.3-inch gaming laptop computer with a six-core Intel Core i7-980X Extreme processor and dual NVIDIA GTX 480 graphics cards.

CyberPower Fang EVO Series Cobra Custom Gaming Desktop PC
Product review of the CyberPower Fang EVO Cobra Gaming Desktop Computer by the PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Dec 11 2010)

AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 Video Card
Product review of the AMD Radeon HD 6970 video card with 2GB of GDDR5 by the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Dec 15 2010)

AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Video Card
Product review of the AMD Radeon HD 6950 video card equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 for PC gaming. Find benchmarks and detailed specifications on how the AMD Radeon HD 6950 performs in real world testing. (Dec 15 2010)

Best PC Technologies of 2010
2010 may not have been the best year for the computer industry. With the economy still slumping, computer technology innovations were not as plentiful as some other years. What did get released this year had some significant impacts on what computer will be like in the coming years. Here are some of the new computer technologies I think were the...

Digital Storm x15 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Product review and rating of the Digital Storm x15 15.6-inch gaming laptop computer for PC gaming by the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Dec 22 2010)

Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV5 15.6-inch 3D Gaming Laptop PC
Product review of the Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV5 15.6-inch gaming laptop with 3D gaming capability.

ASUS G73JH-BST7 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Gaming Laptop
Product review of the ASUS G73JH-BST7 gaming laptop with a quad core processor, 1600x900 display, 6GB of memory, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics card by the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee.

Alienware M15x Ships Fast 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Product review of the Alienware M15x gaming laptop PC (Ships Fast model) by the About.com contributing writer Christine McKee. (Dec 27 2010)

Cyberpower Gamer Xtreme 3000 Gaming Desktop PC
Product review of the fully customizable Cyberpower Gamer Xtreme 3000 desktop computer featuring the new Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge CPU by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Jan 10 2011)

Velocity Micro Edge Z40 Gaming Desktop PC
Product review of the Velocity Mico Edge Z40 gaming desktop with a Intel Sandy Bridge processor by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Jan 13 2011)

Maingear F131 Stock Sandy Bridge Gaming Desktop PC
Product review of the Maingear F131 (Stock), a customizable gaming desktop computer equipped with an Intel Sandy Bridge processor by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Jan 18 2011)

Toshiba Qosmio X500-Q930S 18.4-Inch Gaming Laptop
Product review of the Toshiba Qosmio X500 Q930S 18.4-inch gaming laptop PC by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. This desktop replacement features a 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor and 8GB of memory. (Jan 18 2011)

Alienware M17x R3 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Product review of the base configuration Alienware M17x R3 17.3-inch Sandy Bridge gaming laptop by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee.

Sony VAIO EC Series 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Product review of the Sony VAIO EC Series VPC-EC3AFX/BJ gaming laptop computer with a 17.3-inch full HD display for PC gaming. (Dec 19 2010)

ASUS G73SW-A1 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop
Product review of the refreshed ASUS Republic of Gamers G73SW-A1 17.3-inch gaming laptop computer by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Jan 24 2011)

Intel Announces Design Flaw in Sandy Bridge 6 Series (Cougar Point) Chipsets
Information on the announcement by Intel of a design flaw in Intel Series 6 (code named Cougar Point) chipsets by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Jan 31 2011)

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4820TG-5464G32Mnks 14-inch Gaming Laptop
Product review of the Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4820TG-5464G32Mnks gaming laptop for PC gaming by the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Dec 27 2010)

Galaxy GTX 560 Ti GC 1GB GDDR5 Video Card
Product review of the Galaxy GTX 560 Ti GC video card by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Jan 30 2011)

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full-Tower Computer Case
Product review of the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D full-tower computer case by PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 4 2011)

Alienware Area-51 Gaming Desktop PC
Product review of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop PC from About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 9 2011)

Alienware M17x R3 3D 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop
Product review of the Alienware M17x R3 3D gaming laptop for PC gaming from About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Jan 22 2011)

Origin PC Millennium Gaming Desktop PC
Product review of the Origin Millennium desktop computer for PC gaming from About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 17 2011)

MSI GX660R-060US 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop
Product review of the MSI GX660R-060US 15.6-inch gaming laptop by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 19 2011)

CyberPower Gamer Dragon 9000 Gaming Desktop
Product review of the CyberPower Gamer Dragon 9000 desktop computer by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 20 2011)

Samsung RF510-S02 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop
Product review of the Samsung RF510-S02 15.6-inch gaming laptop by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 22 2011)

Dell XPS 17 3D Laptop Computer
Product review of the Dell XPS 17 3D gaming laptop by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 24 2011)

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Product review of the Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge desktop PC CPU with overclocking capability.

Top 5 Intel 2nd Generation Core i Sandy Bridge PC Gaming Laptops

Jan 30 2011 - Now that Intel's 2nd Generation Core i processors (aka Sandy Bridge) have arrived, there are a variety of new and refreshed gaming laptops incorporating the new chips. Below is a list of the top five gaming laptops utilizing Sandy Bridge processors.

Intel 2nd Generation Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge Desktop Processor
Product review of the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2600K processor that is fully unlocked by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 6 2011)

Systemax Syx X58 CrossFire Gamer Desktop PC Review
Product review of the Syx CrossFire Gamer from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 12 2011)

PhysX 101
What is PhysX? This article outlines what the NVIDIA PhysX engine does and how it benefits PC gamers. Find the answers to popular PhysX questions by About.com PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Feb 12 2011)

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