Spring component refresh on your mind?

Subject: Systems | May 12, 2017 - 03:05 PM |
Tagged: system guide

2017 has been a good year for system guides as we finally have new hardware with a compelling reason to upgrade.  AMD now has new processors and the refreshed Polaris cards may tempt those who have a GPU several generations out of date.  NVIDIA released a graphics card which will tempt those who want the best and the SSD market continues to grow exponentially.

The Tech Report have updated their build recommendations for May and you can check out their new builds right here.  The recommendations span budgets from around $500 to $5000 so almost everyone is included.

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"AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain with the latest edition of our System Guide. We also account for the introduction of AMD's Radeon RX 500-series graphics cards."

Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:

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May 12, 2017 | 03:53 PM - Posted by StephanS

It seem weird that they didn't pick the R5 1600 as THE sweet spot CPU.

The R5 1600 with its high quality cooler, fully unlocked even on $70 B350 motherboard, 12 thread for $220 seem like the gold child of CPU today.

Also, it seem that unless you have a GTX 1080ti, it doesn't take a big CPU to saturate even a GTX 1060 or RX 580...

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