Custom PC

Custom PC — Issue 203

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In Issue #203 of Custom PC, Intel returns fire at AMD by unleashing the fastest ever gaming CPU. We put the new Core i9-10900K through its paces in both games and application software to see how it fares against AMD’s latest Ryzen chips, and we also show you how to overclock it. There’s also a review of the more affordable the Core i5-10600K, and we’ve found out what memory will work best with a new 10th-gen Intel Core system.

Upgrading to one of these new CPUs will also require a new motherboard with Intel’s LGA1200 socket, so we’ve conducted a group test of these boards, all based on Intel’s new Z490 chipset. Issue 203 of Custom PC is the complete buying guide to Intel’s latest CPU platform.

  • Retro tech: Socket 7
  • Non-gaming keyboards labs
  • Reservoir installation guide
  • How to install fill and drain ports
  • Anatomy of the PC – deep dive into the ways your PC components communicate with one another
  • £99 Ryzen – AMD’s Ryzen 3 CPUs reviewed
  • Make your own keyboard