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Posts from August 2021

How to Choose the Right SSD for Your Computer

Picking the right Solid State Drive (SSD) can make a real difference to your system's performance. But how do you decide which one to go for? Read on to find out.

The Complete Gaming PC Glossary: A Guide to Terminology

Unless you're a hardcore gamer, shopping for a Gaming PC means encountering what seems like an alien language. GPUs? CPUs? PSUs? We wouldn't blame you if your eyes start to glaze over with all of the acronyms and abbreviations. But, we're here to help. The team at CCL has put together a complete Gaming PC glossary. Carry on reading and we'll take you through terminology you need to know...

Can You Use a Gaming Laptop for Streaming?

Can you stream from a gaming laptop? It's a question more and more gamers are asking as platforms such Twitch, Discord and others become ever more popular. Today's hardware and games integrate with streaming better than ever, so can you really stream from a laptop? Keep on reading to find out...

Should You Buy a Desktop PC or a Laptop for Gaming?

The battle between laptops and desktops is one that seems like it stretches back to the dawn of time (well, the 1990s at least). When it comes to gaming, the battle is a valid one. Both laptops and desktops have their passionate fans. But, which one is right for you? If you're trying to decide between a laptop or a desktop for gaming, keep on reading to discover the pros and cons of each.

What is Cloud Gaming?

You've probably heard quite a bit about cloud gaming of late. With Xbox Cloud Gaming becoming available on iOS and PC, as well as the 'thing' that is Google Stadia, interest in cloud gaming is at an all-time high. But, what exactly is it? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about cloud gaming...

Gaming Monitor Buying Guide 2021

A monitor is just a monitor right? Wrong! If you're serious about gaming, then selecting the right monitor can make a huge difference to your gaming performance. But, what type of monitor is best? There are so many different options and features to look at, it can make your head spin. Luckily, CCL is here to help with our guide to gaming PC monitors.

Pre-Built Gaming PC Buying Guide

If you want to get into PC gaming quickly and with minimal fuss, then buying a pre-built gaming PC is often the best option. But before you hit the buy button, here are some things you need to think about...

What Is GeForce Experience and Why Is It Installed on Your Computer?

If your computer contains an NVIDIA graphics card and you're wondering what the associated NVIDIA GeForce Experience software is, keep reading. The CCL team has taken a look at what features this software has and how it differs from other NVIDIA software such as Control Panel.

How to Choose RAM: Speed (MHz/CL) vs Capacity (GB)

If you've ever shopped around for system memory (RAM), or even a full PC, you're probably aware that RAM has its own 'speed', like that of a CPU or GPU. So, faster the better right?! Not quite. There's a little more to it than that. So, keep reading to find out how to intelligently choose RAM for your computer.

What Parts Do You Need to Build a Gaming PC?

More and more people are choosing to build their own Gaming PC and it's easy to see why. You can create a gaming rig that's completely custom to you. Plus, you'll know the ins and outs of your system so you can easily upgrade it in future. So, if you want to try building a Gaming PC yourself, what parts will you need? Keep reading to find out!

Should You Buy an AMD or NVIDIA GPU?

It's one of the perennial questions asked by gamers across the world: do AMD or NVIDIA make the best GPUs? It's an interesting debate to have. But when it comes to spending your own cold, hard cash you want a definitive answer. So, let's take a look and see whether you should buy an AMD or NVIDIA GPU...