Best PC hardware list (Summer 2016)
Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition
Intel's new Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition is a 3.0GHz (3.5GHz with Turbo Boost) desktop CPU, and is the first to boast 10 cores. The CPU features 25MB of cache, and 40 PCI-e 3.0 lanes, and supports DDR4-2400. All this comes with a very reasonable TDP of 140W.
The price - you probably need to be sitting down - is $1,723. This is more than $700 more expensive than Intel's previous top-of-the-line CPU.
4TB Samsung 850 EVO
This drive will set you back a whopping $1,499. That sounds like a lot, but it works out at less than $0.38 per GB, which is actually pretty reasonable for a high-end SSD. That said, compared to the 500GB version of the 850 EVO, you are paying a premium of about $0.05 per GB.
According to the spec sheet, this drive is capable of read and write speeds of 540MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively, making it the perfect choice for anyone who has to juggle a lot of data.
10TB Seagate Barracude Pro
The new Barracuda Pro is the first consumer desktop drive to hit the 10TB mark. The data is crammed onto seven platters, and it has a rotational speed of 7,200rpm, giving it a sustained transfer rate of 220MBps. Impressive for a hard drive, but it's nothing to write home about when it comes to the performance offered by SSDs.
The drive is also energy-efficient, consuming just 6.8W during seek operations and 4.5W at idle.
The $534.99 drive also comes with a five-year warranty.
Nvidia Titan X
The GeForce GTX 1080 didn't get to be king for long before being dethroned by the Titan X. Featuring more than 1,000 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR5X RAM, and a maximum boost clock of 1,531MHz, this $1,200 Pascal-powered GPU is the new king of the hill.
Nvidia Quadro P6000
If it's a workstation graphics card you are looking for, look no further than the Nvidia Quadro P6000.
This card has 24GB of GDDR5X RAM, 12 teraflops of single-precision performance, and packs enough power to drive four 4K displays at 120Hz each.
AMD Radeon RX 480
If you don't want to take out a second mortgage or sell a kidney or two for a new graphics card, then the AMD Radeon RX 480 is well worth a look. At around $200 to $250 dollars, depending on how much on-board RAM you want - you get a card that's perfectly at home delivering 1080p gaming.
34-inch Philips BDM3490UC Quad HD curved display
For many, $1,000 is too much to spend on a display, but if you have that sort of cash laying about, the 34-inch Philips BDM3490UC is a display worth taking a look at.
Featuring a 34-inch 21:9 AH-IPS LED monitor with a resolution of 3440 x 1440, the curved screen provides a pleasant yet subtle immersion effect, focusing on you at the center of your desk.