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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!).
Nvidia's 3D Vision Surround has officially arrived.
A recent report indicates that consumers spend more on upgrades and peripherals than they do on the actual rig.
The solid state drive that's a little mushy.
ATI's Eyefinity technology has opened up a whole new world of multi-monitor gaming and now that the gaming industry is moving tentatively toward 3D technology, it makes sense to put the two together and see...
Is this the next GeForce waiting in the wings?
The Xbox 360 S... exposed!
This is a big, fast SSD. We want it.
Thuban's not easy to find, apparently.
You don't have to spend hundreds to get a case with cool features.
Smaller budgets were the rule for this quarter’s System Builder Marathon, but better performance was the exception. How will this affect our multi-budget value comparison? Check out the performance results,...
Get your driver refresh here.
After a few months of higher-priced builds, we're reverting back to a $550 configuration that once again deserves its value designation. Is this less-expensive model able to compete with last quarter's $750...
This quarter, we're dropping the budgets on all of our systems, the enthusiast-class build, specifically, by $500, giving us $1,000 to fight the $1,500 system's performance. Read on to see what value we managed...
Tom’s Hardware takes a more frugal approach this month, with a high-end PC that fits within the budget of most folks who call themselves power users. Will recent advances in hardware allow this $2,000 build...
That wacky Lian Li Spider Case danced at Computex.
Take control of your cooling solution without opening your case.
A stylish, innovative way to cram your PC stuff.
Here are details on four fan models the Taiwanese component manufacturer plans to release by the end of the year, all carrying the "Vegas" moniker to highlight the line's flashy LED-driven styling.
The first HSF product following the Direct Touch 2.0 specification?
Here's a PC case that has a fetish for fans.
We go hands-on with Gigabyte's next Super Overclock GPU.
Ever feel like Captain Kirk, always asking for more power? This one's got the power.
This gaming PC case features a modular design and mesh exterior.
Rosewill's gaming PC cases typify the trend towards modular construction
Fresh drivers to refresh your GPU.
Intel gives an update on the graphics work going on at the chipmaker.