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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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These tower ATX cases feature a black frame but colored, transparent sides and grills.

news - OCTOBER 15 39

Gefen is offering a range extender for HDMI using CAT-5 Ethernet cables.

news - OCTOBER 15 22

You tried of lugging around your case, mouse and keyboard to your LAN parties? Well... Thermaltake has you covered with the release of their Transporter Carry Bag.

news - OCTOBER 15 35

Nvidia is refreshing its popular 3D entertainment platform, now with bigger monitors and brighter screens!

news - OCTOBER 14 48

Zalman has officially released the CNPS12X CPU cooler, with its three ... yes, I said ... three 120mm fans and two circular VFP dual heatsinks.

news - OCTOBER 13 20

Patriot Memory updates its SSD lineup with the release of the Pyro SE SSD series, which utilizes synchronous MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash memory versus asynchronous MLC (multi-level cell) NAND Flash...

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Intel has confirmed that they will be bundling a sealed liquid cooling system with its next-generation Core i7-3000 series (Sandy Bridge-E) CPUs.

news - OCTOBER 11 30

Google today introduced a preview of Dart, a class based programming language that the company hopes will be used for the development of web applications.

news - OCTOBER 11 54

id Software released a patch for Rage Saturday night, right after John Carmack called the driver issues a real cluster !@#$.

news - OCTOBER 10 63

The best way to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the world.

news - OCTOBER 10 18

Corsair releases the Carbide Series 500R to go along with the Carbide Series 400R case to fill the gap between the 400R and the Graphite Series cases

news - OCTOBER 9 34

Corsair has announced the addition of a 480 GB SSD to its Force Series and Force Series GT line of SATA 6.0 Gb/s SSD drives. In addition, Corsair has added a 180 GB SSD to its Force Series SSD drives.

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This chassis allows for a power supply and an intake fan to be mounted on the bottom, and two exhaust fans mounted on the "roof."

news - OCTOBER 6 24

PowerColor has released their new Devil 13 HD6970 graphics card designed to fulfill the most demanding of HD titles.

news - OCTOBER 6 20

Sharkoon has introduced two micro-ATX cases that have enough room for a lengthy GeForce GTX 590 card.

news - OCTOBER 5 21

Cooler Master has revealed its new line of power supplies, the Silent Pro Hybrid series, which is fully modular and comes with a fan controller for the PSU and up to three system fans.

news - OCTOBER 5 14

Evercool just rolled out its new Transformer S CPU cooler.

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You don't need a massive case to cram in tons of computing muscle. With a little help from a few manufacturers, our excessively-overclocked GeForce GTX 580 SLI build is small enough to sit atop most desks (and...

news - OCTOBER 5 87

PC gamers are reporting technical issues with RAGE including intense screen-tearing, poor texture loading and more... not a good first impression with a new IP and engine.

news - OCTOBER 4 56

Corsair has crammed 8 GB of DRAM onto one stick which in turn could provide up to 32 GB of DDR3 memory for desktops, and up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory on laptops, depending on the number of slots.

news - OCTOBER 3 24

Over the recent days, Corsair has seen a growing number of complaints on the fan controller on their Hydro Series H100 CPU water cooler within their forums.

news - OCTOBER 3 26

Asus has joined the likes of MSI, Gigabyte and ASRock with its Z68 PCIe Gen3 motherboard supporting Intel's 2012-bound Ivy Bridge processors.

news - OCTOBER 3 40

With Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, it is fitting that NZXT releases its Phantom Big-Tower - Pink Edition case, which is geared toward the female custom PC builders

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This enclosure from Super Talent will turn your 2.5-inch HDD into a USB-based external drive.

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Cooler Master signals the rebirth of two household names in CPU cooling, with the release of the Hyper 212 EVO and Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Coolers

news - SEPTEMBER 29 45

Zotac has revealed PCI and PCI Express x1 cards based on Nvidia's GeForce GT 520 GPU for upgrading older systems with DirectX 11 capabilities.