Ryan Shrouts Picks
December is upon us, and that means the holidays are just around the corner! In the following pages, the PC Perspective editors have outlined their top picks for gifts that they would like to receive or that would make great gifts for others.
Once you have read through the guide, feel free to share your picks in the comments below. Everyone at PC Perspective would like to wish you a safe and joyous holiday! Thank you for continuing to support the site.
Ryan Shrout's Picks
There comes a time in every tech nerds life when you just don't have the tool for the job and you sit and stare at your trusted Philips screwdriver and curse. That happened to me while I was taking apart the Nintendo Wii U recently, and I don't want it to happen YOU. So picking up this kit ahead of time will save you a lot of frustration for not a lot of money.
Inside the packages you'll find a 54-bit driver kit with unique pieces like tri-wing and triangles and...stuff. Several shapes of tweezers, suction cups, spudgers (prying tools) and even an anti-static wrist strap are included! For the low, low price of just $59.95.
Yes, there are faster processors out there, but that's not the point here. AMD's Trinity APUs make great for starting your own HTPC, as detailed over the past couple of weeks by our own Chris Barbere's HTPC guide. For just about $115 you get a quad-core processor that runs as high as 4.2 GHz with an integrated GPU that can handle some 720p and 1080p game at modest quality settings, all for under 100 watts of TDP.