Posts From Karthik Iyer

Karthik Iyer
Karthik Iyer

Karthik covers PC hardware for XDA Computing. When not at work, you will find him yelling at his monitors while playing video games.

Intel gaming/streaming PC guide: Best parts to build a single PC streaming setup

Streaming has seen has exponential growth over the last few years. Twitch alone has millions of active streamers with more on the rise in other platforms like YouTube, Facebook Gaming, and more. With that in mind, we've decided to put together a streaming PC guide for those who are interested in setting up their own...

These are the best monitors you can buy in 2022

Whether you are building a new setup or just need a new and bigger display to plug your laptop into, buying the best monitor can truly transform your computing experience and add more functionality to your setup. That being said, picking the right monitor can be overwhelming due to the sheer number of options available...

These are the best accessories for gaming laptops in 2022

Gaming laptops are in huge demand right now especially due to the ongoing chip shortages and inflated prices of components in the desktop space. It's no surprise that more and more gamers are now relying on laptops over desktops for gaming among other things. With that, the gaming accessory market has also taken a leap...

Entry-level gaming PC guide: The best parts to pick for budget gaming

With the shortage of key components and the corresponding prices on the rise, building a new computer may sound like a daunting task right now. But luckily, it's relatively easy to build a basic computer for entry-level gaming even under current circumstances. In this article, we'll take you through a guide to help you build...

WWE 2K22 set to release this March with new game modes and Rey Mysterio as the cover star

The next installment in the WWE franchise, called WWE 2K22, is set to arrive in March this year. 2K games announced this new installment earlier today along with a full feature set that includes a redesigned game engine, new controls, new game modes, and more. Notably, the game will also feature Rey Mysterio on the...

Best DDR5 RAM: Top memory kits for early adopters in 2022

The launch of Intel's new 12th-gen Alder Lake chips has marked the arrival of the new DDR5 RAM kits on the market. It's only been a few months since the new Alder Lake chips hit the shelves but we already have plenty of DDR5 memory modules out there. So in this article, we're going to...

Budget home/office work PC build guide: These are the best parts for a $450 build

It's no secret that building your own PC is more difficult than ever due to the state of the PC component market right now. An unfortunate combination of production problems and high demand has led to a massive shortage of PC components. It's tough to get your hands on a lot of parts including graphics...

Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake: Everything you need to know about Intel’s next-gen processors

Intel's new 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs are still relatively new to the market. Some of the Alder Lake chips including the Core i5-12600K and the Core i9-12900K are holding the top spots in our collection of the best CPUs on the market. That being said, there's no shortage of rumors and speculations about Intel's next-generation...

These are the Best Mechanical Keyboards to buy in 2022

The PC market continues to make headlines due to the global chipset crisis, not to mention the scarcity of GPUs worldwide. But today, we're looking at an important PC component that's often overlooked or is usually an afterthought when buying or building a PC, despite being a key member of the board. There are many...

Enthusiast gaming PC guide: The best parts to pick for no-compromise gaming

There's never a dull moment in the computing space but things are looking particularly exciting now more than ever. Between the arrival of Intel's new Alder Lake CPUs, DDR5 memory sticks, and Nvidia's new GPU announcements, the PC hardware community is spoilt for choices now. If you've decided to build a new gaming PC but...

These are the best motherboards you can buy in 2022

Building a new PC or even upgrading an older system isn't just about buying the best CPUs, best graphics cards, or best SSDs. A motherboard is the backbone of your PC as it holds all the components together. It's recommended that you spend just as much time going through the best motherboards to pick the...

Intel Core i5-12600 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G: The best CPU for entry-level gaming

Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU family has new members now joining the likes of Core i5-12600K, Core i7-12700K, and the Core i9-12900K. There are 22 new SKUs including both 65W and 35W CPUs. Some of them are even bundled with Intel's new Laminar Coolers to keep the thermals in check. In this article, we'll...