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In Pictures: 20 Clever Liquid-Cooled PC Setups
Nov 18, 2010 - in Picture Story
Most of our testing happens on open-air racks, so fully-configured PCs are somewhat of a novelty around here. Well though-out water-cooled machines are even more luxurious. We tracked down 20 different boxes to show off some enthusiast workmanship.
Part 4: Building A Balanced Gaming PC
Aug 11, 2010 - in Reviews
What does it mean to build a truly-balanced PC? How great would it be to piece together a machine bottlenecked by neither CPU or GPU? We set forth to measure the perfect balance in seven different games and four resolutions in this fourth of many parts.
Part 3: Building A Balanced Gaming PC
May 11, 2010 - in Reviews
What does it mean to build a truly-balanced PC? How great would it be to piece together a machine bottlenecked by neither CPU or GPU? We set forth to measure the perfect balance in seven different games and four resolutions in this third of many parts.
Core i5, Core i7, CrossFire, And SLI: Gaming Paradise, Redux?
Sep 7, 2009 - in Reviews
With the launch of Core i7, we ran an insane load of gaming benchmarks to explore CrossFire and SLI performance on X58. Today's P55 launch sees another Intel platform with great graphics options, and we're back with new CPUs, GPUs, SSDs, and games.
System Builder Marathon, May '09: $1,300 Enthusiast PC
May 26, 2009 - in Reviews
As you know, we’ve changed things up for this System Builder Marathon, squeezing the best components we can into portable Micro-ATX cases. Sure, there were compromises, but the $1,300 enthusiast system turned out to be a gutsy little firecracker.
Best Of The Best: High-End Graphics Card Roundup
May 22, 2009 - in Reviews
Performance on its own is not enough to earn a recommendation here. The very best graphics cards also employ innovative cooling to help muscle their way into our hearts. Today, we look at high-end offerings from BFG, EVGA, MSI, Palit, and Zotac
Gaming Graphics Charts For 2009: Updated!
May 19, 2009 - in Reviews
The 2009 Graphics Card Charts are here! New this year is an updated platform, reference and retail products (with overclocked/special edition boards), and an entirely new suite of benchmarks. Come compare the performance of your favorite cards!
GeForce GTS 250: Nvidia's G92 Strikes Again
Mar 3, 2009 - in Reviews
You might have heard that the GeForce GTS 250 was a re-badged GeForce GTX 9800+ with 1 GB of GDDR3 memory. That's true. In the following pages, we'll evaluate how it compares to the GeForce GTX 260 and GTX 9800+ along with AMD's Radeon HD 4800-series.
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: Feb. '09
Feb 15, 2009 - in Reviews
This month, Don adds Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 295 to the top of his Best Graphics Cards column. Additionally, a number of significant price drops shake up the order of things. Plus, we now provide links to the best prices we find on Newegg.
BFG Geforce GTX 200 Series Bundled With Far Cry 2
Oct 24, 2008 - in News
For a limited time, purchase any BFG Geforce GTX 200 series graphics card and receive a free full copy of Far Cry 2, a free full copy of 3DMark Vantage Advanced Edition and a BFG branded mini super bright LED torch.