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If you ever plan to build your own PC, Tom's Hardware’s System Builder Marathon is a must-read. Our editorial team builds, tests, and evaluates PC systems at varying costs, using the components that we think maximize value. These components include motherboards, cooling devices, CPU platforms, chipsets, memory, cases, hard drives, networking and graphics cards and power supplies. For each build, we include performance benchmarks that include 3D games, audio and video compression, graphic design, image manipulation, and video editing. Our testing includes each configuration in its stock form and overclocked. Feel free to build along with us or watch patiently from the sidelines, because, remember—each of these systems are given away at the end of the marathon (don’t forget to enter!).
Win Tom's Screaming $10,000 PC!
Aug 13, 2006 - in News
On September 26, 2006, Tom's Hardware Guide will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. To show our appreciation for you, our readers, we're giving away a specially commissioned $10,000 PC from Falcon Northwest. Don't miss your chance to get your hands on this monster PC.
Armed Assault and F.E.A.R. Extraction Point
Aug 10, 2006 - in Picture Story
Hey Ma!Armed Assault is the sequel-that's-not-a-sequel-thanks-to-legal-reasons for the worlds best soldier sim, Operation Flashpoint. Well, it's more of an update to OFP 1.5 than the pure sequel that we were promised back when the developers Bohemia Inter
TG Daily at the NASCAR Allstate 400
Aug 9, 2006 - in Picture Story
Meet NASCAR's $750,000 tech truck: The fancy paint work hides state of the art computer technology that provides the backbone for the timing and scoring of NASCAR races. Join us for a walk through the "technology center" and see how computers and other te
Driver update enables DIY quad-SLI systems
Aug 9, 2006 - in News
If only four graphics cards deliver enough pixel power for your PC and you just weren't ready to shell out more than $5000 for a new PC, then here's your solution: Nvidia today posted the first generally available driver to support do-it-yourself quad-SLI graphics.
Tom's Hardware's $10,000 PC
Aug 8, 2006 - in Picture Story
The Tom's Hardware $10,000 PC. Custom built by Falcon Northwest with a sound-dampened aluminum chassis and painted in Mach V Exotix. Click through the following pages to see what is inside.
White Gold: War in Paradise and Call of Duty 3
Aug 7, 2006 - in Picture Story
The future, near enough to be as we know it? Military struggle? Caribbean islands and graphics not unlike Far Cry? Hot damn, we have an FPS!
Jul 25, 2006 - in Picture Story
"Your comics or your life!"Comic-Con is usually full of costumed characters and elaborately dressed fans, and 2006 was no different.
Sony's Sizzling UX180P Micro PC Reviewed
Jul 24, 2006 - in Picture Story
Sony's VAIO UX180P docked in its port replicator with the keyboard open.
AMD: We won't be another Intel
Jul 24, 2006 - in News
With the acquisition of ATI, AMD will have all pieces in place to evolve from a processor manufacturer into a platform company and go head to head with Intel in more markets - especially in the business desktop and notebook segments. But AMD claims that it is approach will be different from Intel and allow third-party firms - such as Nvidia - to access its platforms.
Build Your Own (Physical) 3D Models
Jul 20, 2006 - in Reviews
3D modeling does not just mean gaming! Check out how Jason Zushman created a cool Tom's Hardware badge out of a silicone mold by milling a 3D object.
Sharp eying 10G LCD production
Jul 19, 2006 - in News
Sharp will invest 500 billion yen (about $4.26 billion) to build a tenth-generation (10G) TFT LCD plant, with construction to begin in the third quarter of 2007 and volume production to begin in mid-2008, according to the Japanese-language Nihon Keizai Shimbun.
Dead Rising and Neverwinter Nights II
Jul 17, 2006 - in Picture Story
What's the best way to make a game sell, no matter how good or bad it is? Ban it. Thank you Germany, the country that'll make the action adventure, ultra-gory adventure game Dead Rising a success.
Streetdeck Car Computer makes you want to be stuck in traffic
Jul 10, 2006 - in News
Being stuck in traffic is a hated situation commonly experienced by city dwellers, but Streetdeck is selling car computer software that makes those painful waits more enjoyable. The StreetDeck software helps drivers find destinations with voice-prompted GPS navigation along with playing back music, videos and pictures, which is in line with the company's motto of "Pray You Get Stuck in Traffic".
Can Your Rig Run Oblivion?
Jul 10, 2006 - in Reviews
"Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" boasts some of the most machine-breaking visuals you can get on a PC. However, does your machine have what it takes to achieve a decent Oblivion gaming experience?
Microsoft to offer "bridge" to ODF in Office 2007
Jul 6, 2006 - in News
Microsoft is bending to the forces promoting the Open Document Format (ODF) and announced that it will be offering an open-source add-in for Office 2007 applications that will be able to translate its Open XML formats into ODF.
Rule of Rose and Archlord
Jul 3, 2006 - in Picture Story
My word, I've discovered an... wait for it, wait for it... interesting game on the Playstation 2. Ohh yeah, sure it has plenty of fun games, but not many interesting ones - like Rule of Rose, for example, a psychological thriller from Sony Entertainment.
Glory of the Roman Empire and Saint's Row
Jun 28, 2006 - in Picture Story
Glory of the Roman Empire, just released in the UK and hitting US on June 3, is Sim City in Roman Times, for want of a better description.
Signing up for Google Checkout
Jun 28, 2006 - in Picture Story
Entering a credit card in Google Checkout is as simple as your average account signup on any online store.
Microsoft ships first post-beta 2 build of Vista
Jun 27, 2006 - in News
Late Friday, Microsoft shipped Windows Vista build 5456, its first post-Beta 2 version of the next major Windows release.
Clearspeed Advance Accelerator Board
Jun 26, 2006 - in Picture Story
This is the first generation Advance board, based on two CSX600 processors that promise a combined performance capability of 50 GFlops.
DarkStar One, Ninety-Nine Nights and Taxi Driver
Jun 25, 2006 - in Picture Story
Unoriginal storyline? Check. Protagonist with backwards zaney name? Check. Noble crusade? Check. Just enough of Elite to ensure that it's compared to Elite in every preview under the sun (whoops...)? Check. It's a space adventure game!
Lego Star Wars II and Made Man
Jun 23, 2006 - in Picture Story
One of the games for what I suppose we can now call the "Alzheimer's Generation" of consoles is Lego Star Wars II. The original was the best Star Wars title released around the time of Episode III, and the tongue in cheek humour matched well with the capt
ABI: More than half a billion mobile TV subscribers by 2011
Jun 22, 2006 - in News
In 2011, mobile TV services will have some 514 million subscribers worldwide, up from only 6.4 million at the end of 2005, according to ABI Research.
Taiwan LCD TV brands gaining share in North America
Jun 21, 2006 - in News
Despite fierce competition in the global LCD TV market, Taiwan-based LCD TV makers are pushing their own brand business in North America, according to the compan
Intel sees standardized components as key to higher notebook sales
Jun 20, 2006 - in News
Intel will be aggressively promoting standardized and "Intel-approved" notebook components in an effort to make it easier for more system manufacturers to build and support notebook computers, TG Daily has learned.
Updates to PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook for Office 2007
Jun 19, 2006 - in Picture Story
In this final of three galleries from Microsoft senior product manager Mark Alexieff's demonstration of the Office 2007 suite last Friday, we take a look at how PowerPoint and SharePoint work together across multiple clients. Here in PowerPoint 2007, you
More inside Office 2007 Professional
Jun 18, 2006 - in Picture Story
In Mark Alexieff's demonstration of the new features of Microsoft Office 2007 last Friday at TechEd 2006 in Boston, we were delighted to see that attention was finally paid to PowerPoint, usually the forgotten child among the others in the suite. We saw t
Images From The Office 2007 Presentation at TechEd 2006
Jun 15, 2006 - in Picture Story
Beside the huge, round "Office Button" (which assumes control of the old "File" menu functionality), sharing space with the title bar, is what Microsoft is calling the "Quick Access Toolbar." At the top, the presenter starts to add the New Comment command
Cinevision 2006: HDTV in 5000 x 2000 pixel
Jun 14, 2006 - in Picture Story
Cinevision 2006 offers considerable more resolution than your average HDTV. (Image copyright and full resolution at: Golem.de)
Microsoft's Line of Business Interoperability
Jun 12, 2006 - in Picture Story
Microsoft's current roadmap for enterprise-level components of its upcoming Office 2007. Notice there isn't really a release date for Exchange Server 2007.