Welcome to TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week 2019

Welcome to TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week 2019

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It’s finally time to kick off the fifth – yes, fifth! – annual PC Gaming Week at TechRadar. This is the TechRadar Computing Team’s favorite time of year, a time in which we get to celebrate the joys and explore the depths of arguably the most powerful and versatile gaming platform of all time.

This time around, we’ve rounded up a fine selection of analyses, interviews, opinions, how-to guides and features both old and new for all kinds of PC gamers. Whether you’ve been gaming on computers since the days of baud modem-powered multi-user dungeons, or you have no idea what we just said (but can clean house in Fortnite), we’ve got some excellent reads for you.

We’ll be updating this page daily as new articles are published, just so you don’t miss a thing. Keep coming back throughout the week for fresh, new pieces and looks at gems from the TechRadar archives that you may have missed last time around.

OK, enough with this loading screen, let’s get TechRadar’s 2019 PC Gaming Week started right now.

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Best controllers for PC 2019: the best PC game controllers you can buy today

It may sound blasphemous to some, but game controllers absolutely have their place in PC gaming. This is especially true when you consider the glut of indie platformers and other games of their ilk on the platform.

With that, it’s about time that we collect the best PC game controllers in one place for your perusal, from overall greats to specific pads for those retro gems.

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Best SSDs 2019: the top solid-state drives for your PC

With the amount of massive PC games releasing on an annual basis, peppered with countless indie releases that just demand playing, the need for a fast, sizable solid-state drive is more dire than ever.

So, we’ve incorporated our guide to the best SSDs on the market in several categories into PC Gaming Week 2019. Here’s what we think are the best SSDs for several use cases and occasions.

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How to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn’t suck

We get it: PC gaming can be an awfully expensive hobby. However, we also have come to learn that it doesn’t necessarily have to be, especially if you’re able to save.

So, we’ve built a gaming PC for not much more than an Xbox One X that doesn’t compromise where it counts. This thing can store plenty of games and play them swimmingly at 1080p resolution. So, here’s how to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn’t suck.

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Epic Games Store vs Steam: a tale of two digital storefronts

We ran this piece for the first time earlier this year, just as the Epic Games Store was coming out of the gate from a December 2018 debut. As it turns out, not a whole has changed in comparing it against the elephant in the room, Valve’s Steam.

Regardless, we’ve slightly updated and repurposed the piece to examine both online PC game stores as they are in late September or early October 2019. Here’s where the Epic Games Store vs Steam debate stands today.

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The best PC gaming headsets of 2019

Being huge fans of PC gaming, we test every end of the hardware experience, even the vast PC gaming audio market. We particularly enjoy the immersion of a good gaming headset.

Since we figure at least some of you share the same desire for excellent audio from our PC games, we’ve included our comprehensive list of the best PC gaming headsets we’ve tested in 2019.

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Why Corsair believes in the wireless future of PC gaming

Last year, we spoke with game peripheral maker Corsair about its long-awaited journey into wireless gaming accessories. 

Given that it’s well into producing some of the best wireless mice and keyboards on the market today, we thought it fitting to revisit this piece.

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The best gaming PC 2019: 10 of the top gaming desktops you can buy

Has all this talk of PC gaming got you wanting to upgrade your rig? Then check out our pick of the best gaming PCs of 2019.

We’ve picked the best desktop PCs that are packed with some of the latest and greatest gaming components, and can handle the very latest PC games with ease.

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Intel’s love affair with PC gaming

Intel isn’t just one of the biggest names in computing, thanks to its processors that powers so many of our rigs, but it’s also a big supporter of PC gaming.

For TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week, we explore Intel’s love affair with PC gaming, and how the company is helping grow esports, while also giving players and creators the powerful tools they need to get the most out of their games.

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The best PC games 2019

PC Gaming Week wouldn’t be complete without our definitive rundown of the very best PC games you can play right now.

From the top single player games, to hectic multiplayer madness, we’ve selected what we think are the best PC games in 2019. Each one has been thoroughly played by us, and they all prove why the PC is the best gaming platform. 

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5 secret tips for building a great gaming PC

Think you know all there is to know about building a gaming PC? Think again, as we kick off TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week 2019 with this guide to the best secret tips for building a great gaming PC.

From winning the silicone lottery, to PSU and cooling tips, these handy hacks will have you building a killer rig in no time.

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