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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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The latest version of Ubuntu Linux, 9.10, has just been released.

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Save time. Grab the must have Ninite!

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Psystar fears no Apple.

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Is your PC good enough to run MW2?

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A-DATA is forced to use an invisible numbering system on all of its DRAM modules.

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It's like mixing colors for a lightsaber... except without the green.

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MSI's upcoming gaming mobo will provide THX TruStudio PC and Creative's EAX Advanced HD 5.0.

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Mac owners are ballers.

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Another SSD option for you to consider.

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Hacked patch saved the day for multi-GPU PhysX fans.

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Get organized with Kleargear's PC drawer and locking safe.

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Free is... bad?

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Our response to reader-demand for AMD systems focuses on the company’s penchant for gaming value across three budget classes. How do these fully-optimized systems compare to each other in ultimate performance...

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It's a lot cheaper than retail -- and that's why you've been holding off preordering, right?

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Reader suggestions and previous test results defined most of this month’s highest-priced build. Will the extra planning and testing pay off in clear overclocking and performance superiority? We use Radeon HD...

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With a limited budget and high-resolution gaming in our sights, we spice up this quarter's $1,250 build with as many graphics cards as we can fit into a mid-range chassis. By popular request, this one's an...

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Do it for your family: Save that analog junk before it goes bad, and turn it into digital gold.

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We kick off our third-quarter System Builder Marathon series with Paul's $650 gaming PC. Last time you asked for an all-AMD set of builds, and that's what we're giving you. As before, all three systems are...

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Coming soon... in exchange for your arm and leg.

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There comes a time in history when dirty secrets will reveal themselves.

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Playing Crysis on your netbook through OnLive? Dare to dream.

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600 MB/sec. sustained write. Wow.

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It's gone up, way up.

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You want your 2 TB and 7200 RPM? Now you can have it.

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Psystar late last week filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction and damages due to Apple's "anticompetitive attempts to tie Mac OS X Snow Leopard to its Macintosh line of computers."