Say you don’t have limitless cash to spend on the latest cutting-edge parts for your PC. There’s no shame in that. In fact, you get far more value for your dollars when you move your sites a little further down the price ladder. That’s what we prove in this month’s cover story.
From CPU, to GPU, to storage options, motherboards, and more, we pinpoint the price/performance sweet spot—with benchmarks to back up our picks.
This issue also dives deep into the highly competitive supercomputer arms race. It’s getting tense. If you’re looking for a way to network all your digital devices together in your home that’s less troublesome than Ethernet and more effective than Wi-Fi, you’ll want to check out our powerline adapter roundup.