Latest Humble Software Bundle Looks Great For Benchmarking PC Gaming Hardware

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 12:45 PM

If you’re into benchmarking your PC gaming hardware, the latest Humble Bundle could be just the ticket for you. The Humble Software Bundle for PC Loves is all about getting your gaming rig in tip top condition, as well as the latest 3D Mark benchmark tools, drive partitioning, system backups, and even a spot of DAEMON Tools Pro if you want to delve into the murky underworld of ISOs.

The Pay What You Want tier ($1 minimum) is perhaps a bit of a dud, although you can get some great PC software if you stump up a little more cash. The cheapest option will still net you EaseUS Partition Master Professional 11.0 which could come in handy, as well AirParrot 2 for wirelessly streaming your display, and System Mechanic 16.5. That last one is one of those packages which claims to finetune your PC performance for more efficient CPU and RAM usage, and unlocking the full potential of your net connection, yadda yadda. I can’t really comment on this one in particular but I’ve usually found this sort of software to be a bit of a scam that sneaks more bloat onto your PC than it gets rid of. System Mechanic may be different and I guess it doesn’t hurt to try for $1. If anyone can attest to this software I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Things get a little more exciting at the Beat the Average tier. Here you can get a DAEMON Tools Pro 8 lifetime license, Backblaze Online PC backup, and 3DMark Advanced Edition for all your benchmarking needs. All three of these tools are enormously handy and for just shy of $6 it’s really quite a saving.

If you wanted to go the whole hog then there’s a $12 tier which includes PCMark 8 Advanced Edition and VRMark Advanced Edition for some serious additional PC hardware benchmarking capabilities, along with a year’s subscription to Dashlane Premium, which is single tool growing in popularity that manages and generates ultra-secure passwords all in one place. Just don’t leave your Dashlane password lying on a Starbucks coffee table.

So, those Humble PC Software Bundle tiers in full:

Pay what you want! - $1 Minimum

  • System Mechanic 16.5
  • AirParrot 2
  • EaseUS Partition Master Pro 11.9

Beat the Average - Currently $5.71

  • DAEMON Tools Pro 8 Lifetime
  • Backblaze Online Backup
  • 3DMark Advanced Edition

Pay $12

  • PCMark 8 Advanced Edition
  • VRMark Advanced Edition
  • Dashlane Premium

If the thought of spending money on software causes your stomach to churn a little, check out last year’s Up For Debate in which us and the GD community explored the best free PC software out there.

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20:59 Feb-15-2017

Do reviewers even use 3Dmark anymore? I see less and less of it every GPU generation and I see more and more games. It suppose it makes sense because it gives a more meaningful number to the consumer. I'm sure most people would rather see a card's FPS performance in one of their favorite games rather than a number in a benchmark they've never heard of.

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23:36 Feb-15-2017

Its still there usually in pretty much all GPu reviews but indeed its not considered the most imporant of things. Just another piece in the big picture.

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14:25 Feb-15-2017

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Daemon tools huh... Ironic... I spent the biggest part of yesterday formating my System drive and reinstalling stuff because a week ago as I was installing a daemon tools (free edition) I was careless talking on the phone and typing in 3 chats and clicked all the "next" buttons (I guess I kinda trusted them too) and it infected my PC with Malware and Adware that I was unable to remove no matter how many time I ran like 6 or 7 different scans. Something always evaded them and then just put all the other stuff right back in a couple days time... I was unable to do anything to save my system. In the end after running the scans on Safe Mode upon reboot Windows became completely unusable and that was that... :(


tl;dr Free Daemon tools installed infected my System to death. Not getting anything from them ever again.

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14:54 Feb-15-2017

off topic also but why do you put TL;DR at the end of the comment ? Doesnt it make more sense to put it at the beginning ?

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15:02 Feb-15-2017

aaahh maybe? Sorry about that :P

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06:42 Feb-16-2017

No need to be sorry i was just wondering i have seen many post like that and i was curious why do people do that

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10:25 Feb-17-2017

Tl;dr means 'too long; didn't read', meaning past tense. I'm pretty sure the target audience for it is people that just scroll past all the text, and 'didn't read' it because it was 'too long'.

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17:11 Feb-15-2017

clicking the next button on any free download without looking is a sureshot way to kill your system tho

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17:53 Feb-15-2017

yeah it is... Sadly I was extremely distracted at that moment and also didnt expect them to bundle such malicious things with their (in my mind at that point of time) respected and popular software....

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