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Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q4 2013 BestConfigs
Dec 1, 2013 - in Reviews
Have you ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen as winners in the Q4 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
Rosewill Unveils Latest Batch of Peripherals at Blizzcon
Nov 12, 2013 - in News
Rosewill, long-known for its line of cooling products, cases, and high-end RAM, announced a new set of peripherals coinciding with BlizzCon.
Rosewill Launches the Galaxy Series of Gaming Cases
Jul 26, 2013 - in News
Rosewill’s new Galaxy Series enclosures offer a mid-tower form factor and a well-rounded feature set at an attractive price point.
Four More Sub-$100 Cases For Your Gaming Build, Reviewed
May 28, 2013 - in Reviews
Our second group of value-oriented cases looked good in the photo preview, but we really wanted to see how they’d perform with a load of hot gaming hardware. Will these beat their predecessors in terms of quality, feature, hardware support, or value?
In Pictures: Four More Sub-$100 Cases For Your 2013 Gaming Build
May 21, 2013 - in Picture Story
We continue our search for the ultimate sub-$100 gaming case with a photo spread of features from BitFenix's Shinobi, Enermax's Ostrog GT, Rosewill's R5, and Zalman's MS800 Plus. Stay tuned for the in-depth review of all four enclosures, coming soon!
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q1 2013 BestConfigs
Mar 10, 2013 - in Reviews
So you like our System Builder Marathon? Ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen in Q1 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: System Value Compared
Feb 28, 2013 - in Reviews
We've long claimed that the sweet spot for value was somewhere around $800. So, we narrowed this quarter's System Builder Marathon from $600 to $1,000. Which one of our three configurations gives us the most performance for our budget?
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $1,000 Performance PC
Feb 27, 2013 - in Reviews
With his budget cut in half, Thomas is trying to take the value crown by building the highest-end PC in this quarter's System Builder Marathon for $1,000. Can he out-do the value of Paul's $600 config or Don's $800 effort using solid-state storage?
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $800 Enthusiast PC
Feb 26, 2013 - in Reviews
Last quarter, Don had $1,000 to spend on a mid-range enthusiast-oriented PC. This time around, we challenged him to build something better with $800. Is that even possible? Our System Builder Marathon continues, as we benchmark three hand-picked setups.
Five 550 And 600 W 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supplies, Tested
Feb 5, 2013 - in Reviews
A good power supply doesn't just provide you with ample output. Increasingly, vendors have put a bigger emphasis on delivering power more efficiently, too. We're testing five 80 PLUS Platinum-rated power supplies in the 550- to 600-watt range.
Build Your Own: The Customizable, Illuminated Dream Machine
Jan 31, 2013 - in Reviews
We set out to build a PC with completely customizable LED lighting. And when we say the PC, we mean the whole thing. The mouse, keyboard, gamepad, enclosure, memory, fan controller, and even power supply are loaded with configurable color controls.
System Builder Marathon, Q4 2012: System Value Compared
Dec 6, 2012 - in Reviews
This quarter is full of surprises, from a value-oriented $500 build that includes a Radeon HD 7850 to a $1,000 machine based on AMD's FX-8350 and a $2,000 box armed with a pair of Radeon HD 7970s. We mix it up by adding new benchmarks. It's anyone's game!
System Builder Marathon, Q4 2012: $500 Gaming PC
Dec 3, 2012 - in Reviews
We were hoping to kick this quarter's System Builder Marathon off with AMD's new Athlon X4 750K. But a lack of availability compels us back into the arms of Intel's dual-core Pentium. Happily, an affordable Radeon HD 7850 promises great performance.
Rosewill Announces New RK-9100 Series Mechanical Keyboards
Sep 11, 2012 - in News
Rosewill evens the playing field by bringing LED backlighting to its RK-9000 line of mechanical keyboards.
System Builder Marathon, August 2012: System Value Compared
Aug 22, 2012 - in Reviews
Paul, Don, and Thomas each took a stab at building the best value-oriented performance machine within their budget limits (some more successfully than others). Which of these machines will stand out for delivering the most bang for your enthusiast buck?
System Builder Marathon, August 2012: $1000 Enthusiast PC
Aug 20, 2012 - in Reviews
This quarter, we construct our most powerful $1000 enthusiast build ever, complete with a Core i5-3570K, GeForce GTX 670, and solid-state storage. Can it beat the value of Paul's $500 machine or come close to the performance of Thomas' $2000 system?
System Builder Marathon, August 2012: $500 Gaming PC
Aug 19, 2012 - in Reviews
Paul went all-out last quarter, cramming massive graphics performance into his $500 gaming PC. This time around, he pulls back a little bit on his GPU in order to use a better-balanced processor. Can he maintain playable frame rates in our gaming suite?
Rosewill Debuts Limited Edition Elite Ivory Keyboards
Aug 9, 2012 - in News
Rosewill is expanding its best-selling mechanical keyboard series with the new Limited Edition Elite Ivory RK-9000I and RK-9000BRI.
Rosewill Brings Cases and PSUs Galore to Computex
Jun 18, 2012 - in News
Computex Taipei has long since closed its doors but we're still working through the backlog of images and information from the editorial team that was deployed in Taiwan. Rosewill was at the show to display several cases as well as a deluge of PSUs.
System Builder Marathon, June 2012: $500 Gaming PC
Jun 6, 2012 - in Reviews
After stripping $150 from his already frugal budget, Paul is forced to make a tough gamble in order to hit his build goals. Will the decision to spend big on graphics bite him in the rear when he has to cut back on everything else, or is the choice sound?
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: System Value Compared
Mar 28, 2012 - in Reviews
Three different builders took two different approaches this quarter. Paul and Don struck out in search of more graphics performance, while Thomas gave up some GPU horsepower in favor of a stronger CPU. Whose strategy paid off? It's time to compare!
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $650 Gaming PC
Mar 25, 2012 - in Reviews
This quarter, we're starting our System Builder Marathon with a little experiment. Paul wanted to build a gaming PC for $650 that'd target smooth performance at 1920x1080. He had to make a couple of sacrifices in the process, but the result is compelling!
Power Supply Reference: Consumption, Savings, And More
Jan 10, 2012 - in Reviews
In this final excerpt from Scott Mueller's Upgrading And Repairing PCs, 20th Edition, we examine a number of power supply usage factors including power consumption calculations, power savings, power protection systems, and troubleshooting.
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: $1200 Enthusiast PC
Dec 19, 2011 - in Reviews
We mix things up with a $1200 budget, a brutally powerful Radeon HD 6950 CrossFire combo, and AMD's new FX processor in the final mid-range System Builder Marathon PC of 2011. The results are predictable in some ways, but surprising in others.
Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications
Dec 13, 2011 - in Reviews
Today's article contains everything you've ever wanted to know about PC power supply specifications. Form factor dimensions, cable end pinouts, voltage/amp/watt specifications, and even compatibility issues are covered in this comprehensive reference!
Four 10-Slot Cases For Four-Way SLI, Tested And Reviewed
Nov 17, 2011 - in Reviews
Extra space for cooling, controllers, and add-in cards makes XL-ATX the preferred solution for extreme system builders. Today, we follow up our picture story by testing four 10-slot cases that support XL-ATX and four-way SLI (with room to spare).
In Pictures: Four 10-Slot Cases For Your Super-Sized Build
Nov 14, 2011 - in Picture Story
With several XL-ATX motherboards sitting in the lab (and more on the way), an abundance of expansion continues to push extreme enthusiast towards ten-slot cases. We take a closer look at four of contenders with room for four-way graphics configurations.
Rosewill's Blackhawk Ultra Gaming Case Released
Nov 4, 2011 - in News
Rosewill has released its Blackhawk-Ultra "super tower", with spacing for HPTX motherboards (13.6" x 15"), second power supply or even a kitchen sink if needed.
Five Eight-Slot Cases For SLI And CrossFire, Tested
Aug 7, 2011 - in Reviews
The most hardcore gamers use multiple graphics cards in CrossFire and SLI configurations. And yet, slinging dual-slot cards together eats up a lot of expansion space. We compare five eight-slot cases with room for complex graphics configurations.
In Pictures: Five Eight-Slot Cases For CrossFire And SLI
Jul 31, 2011 - in Picture Story
Do you need an eighth slot for a CrossFire or SLI setup? We look at five cases that solve the problem created when motherboard vendors put a PCI Express x16 slot at the bottom of an ATX-based platform and you try to install a double-slot graphics card.