How to build a gaming PC: Picking your parts

Building a gaming PC is arguably the best technological investment you can make. A quality gaming rig lasts longer than a smartphone, boasts more power than a gaming console, and is infinitely more versatile than even the most powerful streaming box. Whether you’re typing up documents, editing video or cranking up the settings on the latest and greatest games, a gaming PC is the best tool for the job. With regular maintenance, one of these systems could last five years — with regular upgrades, maybe ten.

Still, building a PC can be a daunting process, particularly for newcomers. There are plenty of good guides out there, particularly from our sister sites like PC Gamer and Tom’s Hardware. However both of these stories focus a lot on mechanics: what components you need, and how to fit them all into a motherboard. Before I built my first PC, even these guides

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Region has a bright future, Tudor Picking chairman says

For all the woes the Permian Basin energy industry is currently experiencing – demand destruction from the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices – it still has a bright future.

“We think there’s a very bright future for the Permian Basin,” Bobby Tudor, chairman of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. stated during the Permian Basin Petroleum Association’s 58th Annual Meeting, held virtually this year. “It will be different than what we were expecting. The Permian has great rock, great people, great companies and a great regulatory environment. The Permian Basin will continue to be a critical part of the global energy picture.”

Tudor said his company expects oil prices to remain rangebound at current levels and not rising above $50 for the next five years.

Still, he said Permian Basin oil production will continue its upward trajectory.

“We’re actually projecting the Permian will continue to grow; we’re showing 5.6 million

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