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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 - NOVEMBER 20 7

Look ma! No wires! Well, sort of. NETGEAR introduces their Powerline Adapters for HD and Multimedia Streaming without the hassle of degraded wireless performance and most of all, wires.

news - NOVEMBER 19 1

With all the buzz surrounding the Intel Core i7 debut, memory manufacturers are delivering the goods. Mushkin is now offering up its triple channel kits to the mix, with some pretty impressive timings.

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Planning to build your brand spanking new Intel i7 based gaming system with that fancy new Intel X58 Express board? Just make sure you toss 6GB of memory into the mix for the best possible experience, according...

news - NOVEMBER 18 5

Stealth Computer has announced a new mini-PC designed for in-vehicle, mobile and embedded applications

news - NOVEMBER 13 4

Kingston Technology brings us another line of enthusiast based memory with its new T1 heat spreaders and HTX technology. HTX technology is a new innovation design by Kingston’s engineering team dedicated to...

news - NOVEMBER 12 1

With the ever increasing demand for more storage by users that are always on-the-go, Fujitsu launches a set of hard drives at half of a terabyte.

reviews - NOVEMBER 11 40

Functionality, elegant design, and solid build quality characterize these mid-tower cases. They offer enough space for several hard drives and graphics cards, making them the ideal foundation for enthusiasts.

news - NOVEMBER 10 9

Last week Toms had covered a bit about the freezing problems with Seagate’s Barracuda 1.5TB drives. We would like to update readers with the response that Toms has gotten directly from Seagate.

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We're approaching the bottom of all eight tanks of our liquid nitrogen today. Check out some of pictures from the final day of competition!

picture story - NOVEMBER 9 17

Check out mid-day pictures from our overclocking competition!

news - NOVEMBER 9 5

It’s about 6:12PM PST now and the four teams are crunching away with benchmark scores. The competition overall is pacing along really nicely, and the teams are getting riled up. We saw a few competitors...

news - NOVEMBER 8 26

Things arrived smoothly the day before. Equipment, liquid nitrogen tanks — all eight of them — and the contestants. Everyone was definitely gearing up and getting prepared for the event that would occur...

news - NOVEMBER 7 13

This weekend commences the start of Tom’s Hardware’s Overdrive competition, in which teams of enthusiasts compete for the position of reigning world champion. Bestofmedia Group announced the first...

news - NOVEMBER 6 15

SanDisk explained its new file system technology for SSDs, which it calls the ExtremeFFS, that it could boost random write speeds by up to 100 times over existing systems.

news - NOVEMBER 4 5

Gigabyte has announced two new X58 motherboards designed for the Core i7 platform

reviews - OCTOBER 31 68

Three dramatically different builds face off in a show of performance, defining the real value of each. Our mainstream system is designed to meet the needs of most users. Who should spend more and who can live...

news - OCTOBER 30 6

Been looking for a good Mini-ITX solution for a project? Home Theatre PC? Zotac has packed Nvidia power onto one of its new Mini-ITX boards, along with semi-built in Wi-Fi.

reviews - OCTOBER 30 96

For the second to last day of our System Builder Marathon series, we add a $500 gaming PC to the mix. It's not going to be as quick as our other two builds, but we think Paul was able to get some serious value...

news - OCTOBER 29 30

Been eyeballing that old aquarium in the garage (the fish long since gone) for your next extreme system mod and cooling solution?

news - OCTOBER 29 6

G.Skill launched its new triple-channel DDR3 memory kits for the Intel Core i7 platform

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We're following up yesterday's $4,500 behemoth with a more affordable $1,500 mid-range build. Let's see what sort of performance (and overclocking headroom) you can get when you spend one third of the money.

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This month's System Builder Marathon spreads the system prices out even further to $4,500, $1,500, and $500. Is today’s $4,500 system really worth three times as much as an upper-mainstream performance...

news - OCTOBER 24 13

For a limited time, purchase any BFG Geforce GTX 200 series graphics card and receive a free full copy of Far Cry 2, a free full copy of 3DMark Vantage Advanced Edition and a BFG branded mini super bright LED...

news - OCTOBER 22 24

Need a new cooling solution, even for overclocking? CT Electronics Limited, a leading Vapor Chamber (VC) cooling solution provider announced its GVC-1 graphics card cooler.

news - OCTOBER 17 11

Tired of having to open up your case every time your have a failed overclock just to move that tiny jumper cap? Silverstone has the answer!

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Good performance, high efficiency and low price: It’s not easing choosing a power supply that offers all three of these features. Tom’s Hardware tests mainstream power supplies of up to 700 watts to...