The Full Nerd ep. 79: The best PC hardware of 2018

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we name the best of the best.

Credit: Adam Patrick Murray/IDG

It’s that time yet again, friends. In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray crown the best PC hardware of 2018 after plenty of healthy debate, occasional audience tiebreakers, and a political deal (or two) to secure votes for chosen candidates.

The rules: Everybody brings a favorite pick or two for each category. Then the group argues until we reach an agreement on the best product. If we can’t determine a winner via majority vote, we ask the live viewing audience to help break the tie. It’s a ton of fun—even though tapping into the hivemind resulted in at least one ludicrous (but justifiable) champion. (The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti was robbed! —Brad)

You can witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd episode 79 on YouTube (subscribe to the channel while you’re there!) or listen to it on Soundcloud if you prefer the audio alone.

If you don’t have time to watch us debate for an hour and a half, here’s the list of our champions. But the best part of this episode is all the arguing and cajoling, so tune into the full thing if you can! Note that this is the Full Nerd podcast’s favorite hardware—not the entire PCWorld staff’s.

You can also 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: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:226190044/sounds.rss 

Have a PC- or gaming-related question? Email thefullnerd@pcworld.com 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! 

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