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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!).

news - APRIL 3 157

Hot -- the way it's meant to be played.

news - APRIL 3 37

Never leave a CPU unattended.

news - APRIL 2 20

A case mod that may force you to cook some meat in the back yard.

news - MARCH 30 86

Edgy packaging, but don't let the cops see you toting that around the streets.

reviews - MARCH 30 124

If you've seen Avatar in 3D at the theater, then you know how impressive the technology can be. Would you believe us if we told you that you can bring the 3D movie experience home with your own polarized...

news - MARCH 30 48

Nvidia confirmed that it will offer cheaper GF100 derivatives this summer.

news - MARCH 29 31

AMD is beefing up its server CPUs with new 8- and 12-core offerings.

news - MARCH 28 126

The press conference is over and the reviews are up; the GTX 480 and 470 from Nvidia are officially official, and only two weeks away from store shelves. Amid all the pomp and circumstance, what do gamers...

news - MARCH 27 106

You know what we think of Nvidia's new GPUs. Now do you want to know what AMD thinks?

news - MARCH 27 34

IT'S FINALLY HERE. Yes, that means that there won't be any more leaks or board shots or box shots… well, until the next rumored GPU variant comes along. But today let's enjoy what Nvidia has to share with us,...

news - MARCH 27 31

Nvidia uses the inaugural PAX East event to launch its next generation of GPUs.

news - MARCH 26 52

Asus is loading M4 motherboards with 6-core processor compatibility thanks to some tasty firmware.

news - MARCH 26 35

Waiting for WHQL drivers for your graphics card? Wait no longer; they are here!

news - MARCH 25 61

What hides beneath that massive card cooler of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480? Check out these disassembly pictures.

news - MARCH 24 76

WARNING: Images of box shots inside. Do not read if you have adverse reactions to boxes!

news - MARCH 23 45

Say hello to the hot rod of motherboards.

news - MARCH 20 103

Ready for more box shots? We thought so... but this time we have some full frontal of hardware for you to feast your eyes on too!

news - MARCH 20 65

New ATI Catalyst 10.3 Preview Driver gives your GPU a shot in the arm when it comes to pushing those pixels.

reviews - MARCH 19 117

You already know that it can take thousands of processing cores hours to render a single frame of film animation, but did you know it's possible for freelance artists and small studios to benefit from the same...

reviews - MARCH 19 62

Budget enhancements to this month’s SBM finally reflect last year’s price increases, allowing the return of liquid cooling at the high-end and Core i7 for the mid-priced systems. With big improvements to...

news - MARCH 19 139

Web source reveals supposed TDP, SP count, clock speeds and pricing for the upcoming Nvidia "Fermi" graphics cards.

news - MARCH 19 52

Do you have what it takes (the minimum system requirements) to be Sam Fisher again?

news - MARCH 18 25

Here's a way to activate 3D gaming on a Nvidia GPU without the need to purchase the 3D Vision Kit.

news - MARCH 18 13

LSI looks to provide fast data access for enterprise servers while keeping latency and CPU burdens low.

reviews - MARCH 18 135

The last machine in this quarter's System Builder Marathon, Paul's $750 Gaming PC certainly isn't least. A triple-core Athlon II X3 didn't necessarily overclock well, but a fourth-core unlock gives this system...

news - MARCH 18 33

Being a leftie must be difficult. So much of the world's ergonomics are designed for right-handed people that southpaws can't help but feel sometimes as if they're second class citizens.Computers are no...