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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!).

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At today's Hot Chips Symposium, Mark Papermaster, Senior Vice President and CTO at AMD, talks about the upcoming "High Density (Thin) Libraries"

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At today's Hot Chips Symposium, Mark Papermaster, Senior Vice President and CTO, AMD, talks about the upcoming "Steamroller" Microarchitecture

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Nvidia has released a new GeForce Beta driver for Windows 8. Version 306.02 adds support for the recently released GTX 660 Ti GPU, and TXAA film-style anti-aliasing to reduce temporal aliasing in games such as...

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More GHz, please.

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A leaked AMD document coming out of EXPreview, shows the details on the first three FX "Vishera" based processors by AMD.

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EVGA has announced a fully modular power supply which includes a monitoring software and overclocking mode.

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Starved by the limits of our System Builder Marathon benchmark suite, Thomas decides to explore what happens when he really uncorks the graphics system. A helping of 5760x1080 across three monitors is being...

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Nvidia quietly released the GeForce GTX 660 GPU for OEM use. Is this signs of what to come with the Retail Version?

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There is word that AMD has just launched a round of price cuts for several CPUs that could be spicing up the graphics arena quite a bit.

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Google kicks the V8 benchmark suite to the curb and replaces it with Octane.

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AMD's FX-4130 Bulldozer has surfaced on a retailer website and is available pre-order.

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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...

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Irish photographer bakes up a Raspberry Pi battery grip.

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Microsoft is slightly, but very distinctively changing the license agreements for Windows.

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We took our highest-priced build back to the drawing board to focus on features, rather than price. Can I compete with the less expensive configurations without spending all of my time worrying about benchmark...

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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...

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The browser speed war appeared to be pretty much over, until a few days ago, when Mozilla's JIT compiler lead David Mandelin sent out a tweet that the new JIT IonMonkey has eclipsed Chrome in at least one...

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Check out Tom's Guide's latest story on benchmarking your PC.

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Kingston is expanding its high-performance memory line with the new HyperX Predator, featuring a new design and extreme frequencies.

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Prior to release of the Nvidia GTX 660 Ti, AMD countered with a BIOS update for the Radeon HD 7950 to increase performance.

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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...

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Intel said it is changing the heat sink and fan shroud design for the majority of its desktop and server processors.

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Origin PC said that it is now offering Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660 Ti GPU in its desktop lineup for gamers.

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Cyberpower is among the first PC makers to leverage Nvidia's new GTX 660 Ti graphics cards for its PCs.

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Intel notified its customers that it will be phasing out ten more mobile Sandy Bridge CPUs.

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Corsair acquired certain assets of Raptor Gaming, a maker of high-performance PC gaming peripherals.