The Full Nerd ep. 58: Is it the right time to buy a GPU or CPU? We name the signed AMD t-shirt winner!

To buy or not to buy, that is the question

Today's Best Tech Deals

Picked by PCWorld's Editors

Top Deals On Great Products

Picked by Techconnect's Editors

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAdam Patrick Murray, and (eventually) Alaina Yee dig deep into the hows, whys, and whens of buying new PC hardware—and specifically whether it’s the right time to buy a new graphics card or computer processor

What triggers our upgrades? How does the wider world of hardware figure into making the decision to upgrade? What do we think about buying used gear? Should you buy now? Those answers and more wait in the video above.

We also give away the 2nd-gen Threadripper “Heavy Metal tour” t-shirt signed by AMD CEO Lisa Su and computing and graphics chief Jim Anderson. Congrats to Marvin from Ohio for winning the contest! 

You can witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd episode 58 on YouTube (toss us a follow while you’re there!) or listen to it on Soundcloud if you prefer the audio alone.

Speaking of audio, you can subscribe to the Full Nerd in iTunes (please leave a review if you enjoy the show). We’re also on StitcherGoogle Play, or you can point your favorite podcast-savvy RSS reader to: 

Have a PC- or gaming-related question? Email and we’ll try to answer it in the next episode. Be sure to follow PCWorld on FacebookYouTube, and Twitch to watch future episodes live and pick our brains in real time! 

Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.
Shop Tech Products at Amazon