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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.
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: $600 Gaming PC
Dec 20, 2011 - in Reviews
You've already seen our first two System Builder Marathon configurations, both of which are more expensive than last quarter's. Our entry-level build costs a bit more too, but we think it's a much more capable collection of parts.
Triple-Channel DDR3: 6GB Kit Roundup
Jan 19, 2009 - in Reviews
Core i7 is breaking memory bandwidth records, but it’s taken a while for memory manufacturers to combine speed and capacity with moderate voltage levels. We’ve tested twelve 6.0 GB kits to find the best solution.
4GB Gets Cheap: 9 Dual-Channel Kits Compared
Dec 1, 2008 - in Reviews
Recent price drops have made 4 GB DDR2 dual-channel kits affordable for even the most cost-conscious buyers. We pushed nine models to their limits to determine best value for a broad range of users.
System Builder Marathon: Performance & Value
Oct 30, 2008 - in Reviews
Three dramatically different builds face off in a show of performance, defining the real value of each. Our mainstream system is designed to meet the needs of most users. Who should spend more and who can live with less?
System Builder Marathon: $500 Gaming PC
Oct 29, 2008 - in Reviews
For the second to last day of our System Builder Marathon series, we add a $500 gaming PC to the mix. It's not going to be as quick as our other two builds, but we think Paul was able to get some serious value from this thing.
Mainstream-Ready? DDR3-1600 Shootout
Sep 9, 2008 - in Reviews
We waited months for DDR3-1600 to reach mainstream prices before deciding that 2 GB dual-channel kits don’t have enough capacity for a mid-priced performance system. Is the mainstream market ready to spend a little more for these 4 GB kits?