A tale of two Mini-ITX gaming PCs

A lot of PC games are best played at a desk, a couple feet from a monitor, with a keyboard and mouse in hand. The action is more immersive when it’s right there in front of you, and the tried-and-true PC inputs are much more precise than gamepads. Still, there’s something to be said for…

Z170 Build recommendations

Building a PC can be difficult there can be a multitude of components with varied configurations. This is one of the great aspects of PCDIY, the diversity in components and how you can configure them to define the look, feel, performance and functionality of your PC. At the same time the expanse of hardware can…

Build a PC – $799 Z170 Gaming Build 6600K & GTX 950

Many PCDIY enthusiasts are looking to build a new PC with the recent release of Intel’s Z170 chipset and latest generation Skylake CPUs. For many though they may be building for the first time and have a modest budget. For these users we have carefully configured a great system featuring the latest generation of components…

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All things ASUS Z170 Skylake Platform – Overviews, Build Guides, Overclocking & More

Today is a big day, the day that a new platform launches meaning we have new motherboards based on a new chipset specifically Z170 along with a new range of CPUs. As always ASUS has been busy designing and developing the best range of motherboards for gamers, enthusiasts and content creation professionals and passionate DIYers….

Build a PC – Photo Editing

A focus of PCDIY is to provide a wide range of content and information across the PCDIY landscape of users types and their respective usage models. While much of the focus is put on PC gaming there are users out there who build a PC with productivity and work in mind. This round of recommendations is…

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Build a PC – COD Advanced Warfare

Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare was released today. I have spent a few hours playing it and have come away engaged and impressed. I actually enjoyed Ghosts and was excited to see how the mechanics, game play and narrative would be in this new installment to the franchise. For those of you thinking about picking…

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X99 Gaming PC Build Recommendations

Today is the launch of a brand new ultra high end enthusiast platform. Specifically the X99 chipset and latest generation Haswell-E based CPUs. For users looking for the most cores, cache, PCIe lanes, DDR4 and overclocking look no further. This platform is tailor made for users looking for the most complete list of features, functionality…