Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another.
Review RØDE sets out to refresh its world-class USB condenser microphone with the NT-USB+ upgrade, backed up with effortless post-processing effects that anyone can use for studio-grade recordings.
Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 systems provide the perfect solution to wireless dead spots in your home, backed up with modern luxuries for fast and reliable Internet access.
Arc DirectX 9 games enjoy a massive FPS boost with the new driver, including over 2x performance increase in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
GDDR7 Samsung revealed a slide in a presentation at the 2022 IEDM conference confirming that GDDR7 will use PAM3 IO signaling for increased GPU bandwidth.
Alder Lake The i5-12600K processor is ideal for PC gaming, but you'll need to keep the temperatures under control. These are the best CPU coolers for your Alder Lake chip within various budgets.
Deal SteelSeries blew me away with this keyboard upon release, but the price was a big ask. Grab it for a fair cost while this deal lasts!
Review Keep your wits about you when exercising outdoors with these open-ear headphones designed for comfort and safety, backed up with healthy battery life and some extras.
Review Take to the skies in Microsoft Flight Sim with 1:1 scale parts from the Airbus A320 in a beautifully accurate package from Thrustmaster, compatible with Xbox and PC.
Raptor Lake The 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700K is the best CPU for PC gaming, and you'll need an appropriate motherboard to match. We've found the best to match your budget.
Free Deck Valve is partnering with The Game Awards 2022 to giveaway its 512GB Steam Deck to multiple lucky entrants who register before the live show starts.
DEALS Cyber Monday is finally here, and we found the best savings on PC parts and components for upgrading your desktop. Grab a bargain before it's too late!
Cyber Monday 3D printing is a fun and rewarding hobby, and newcomers are welcome with these huge Cyber Monday savings on hardware and accessories.
Cyber Monday Want to share your epic gameplay moments as they happen? Grab these Cyber Monday deals on livestreaming hardware and get started!
Deals Newegg Black Friday deals include various PC components, but these extra-special CPU coolers offer unmissable savings for your next PC build!
GOG It's time for a Black Friday sale on PC games with the GOG storefront. With thousands of discounted classics, you can shop til you drop.
Autumn Sale The Steam Autumn Sale 2022 is live alongside Black Friday mania, so here are the best games to nab while they're discounted!
Dark side Teaming up with Lucasfilm, the Star Wars | Secretlab Imperial collection features two ergonomic gaming chairs with an aesthetic leaning toward the dark side.
Review The official Steam Deck case is rugged, if on the chunky side. WaterField Designs offers a flexible pouch for quick travels, but is it worth the asking price?
Review Graduating from a USB microphone to XLR? The Ethos is an incredible condenser mic from Earthworks Audio, but newcomers will need some extra parts.
USB-C RØDE reinvigorates one of its USB microphones with a wealth of upgrades. The NT-USB+ combines high-end hardware and software for studio-grade audio and is available now.
REVIEW Cooler Master expands its keyboard range with the CK720 aimed at enthusiasts, but can this affordable option appeal to curious beginners looking to enter the scene?
13th Gen We rate the i5-13600k as the best mid-range CPU, but every processor needs a motherboard to call home. Here are the best choices to fit your budget.
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