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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!).
We look in detail at a diverse cross-section of cases and answer some key questions: What are the features? Which is the loudest? Which provides the best value?
Asus steps up the pressure on Creative by showing off the Xonar HDAV1.3, giving the PC audio world HDMI 1.3a compatibility. Running in a PCI Express x1 slot, the Xonar HDAV1.3 will decode lossless audio...
LEDs provide an intensive light, which is brighter than the light emitted by bulbs of any kind. The car industry is working on LED head lights, but you could start with using an LED desk lamp by epro/Prodisc...
Our new component charts may not be perfect (we're working on that), but they're still full of useful information. Click here for our quick access guide.
Antwerp (Belgium) - Recent advances in general purpose GPU computing are beginning to shift perceptions in supercomputing applications.
Miami (FL) - Given Dell's recent product launches in the high-performance desktop PC segment, Alienware may be in the midst of an identity crisis, as Dell's house brand was matching almost all specs of...
AMD announces, a brand targeted towards simplifying and standardizing gaming hardware.
The right components can help reduce power consumption, but how you use your computer is also important.
ASUS today released an official statement in response to recent development stemming from a Gigabyte press event held in Taiwan. Tom’s Hardware reported on the event, and noted that Gigabyte made several...
OCZ Technology, known for memory products geared towards overclockers and enthusiasts, unveiled its new do-it-yourself gaming notebook. The company has made some big pushes into new areas of the enthusiast...
Last week Tom’s Hardware had the opportunity to sit down with Gigabyte’s technical team in Taiwan and discuss motherboards, energy efficiency and the competition. Gigabyte’s technical team wasted no time...
Silverstone’s Crown CW03 HTPC case is explored and used to build a full system. Various parameters are then measured to assess the case’s functionality when it is used for different HTPC functions.
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Taipei (Taiwan) - The vision of upgradeable graphic cards goes back to the late 1990s, when Micron Technology was experimenting with removable sockets.
Orem (UT) - Think only multi-billion-dollar corporations such as Apple and Microsoft can create multi-touch devices that react to finger gestures?
OCZ claims it is first to market with 2 GB PC3-16000 memory modules offered in a 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) memory kit.
Sunnyvale (CA) - If you cannot imagine your wardrobe without at least one camouflaged vest or jacket, you might want to know that OCZ just released its DDR3 version of camouflaged memory, known as Special Ops...
In its New Calico test (Graphics Test 2), 3DMarkVantage features a massive space battle - a scene that does not feature a single non-moveable object: Every object is in motion and is subject to local and global...
Miami (FL) - It appears that one lucky customer has finally received his Psystar Open Computer and he made a video to prove it.
Miami (Florida) - Psystar is a company that just continues to be on the news.
We compare three and four core AMD Phenom X CPUs, along with a large number of Athlon 64 X2 and Intel Core 2 two and four core models.
Western Digital's VelociRaptor is here, and it comes with a bang. The new 10,000 RPM 2.5" SATA hard drive's primal scream is loud enough to intimidate the competition.
We explain how to install a Solid State Disk (SSD) in your notebook computer, while retaining a hard disk for data storage.
Yesterday we chose our components, today we’ll test them. Does our $500 gamer make the grade?
How much performance can $500 buy? We set out to find the answer. Today we show you our choice of components. Tomorrow we present test results.
Go out and about... while your data stays at home. We show you how to safely access your data over the Internet using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).