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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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It's easy to see the difference that the GeForce Go 7900 GS makes when you compare the p105's performance to the Alienware Area-51 5550i with a GeForce Go 7600 graphics processor. The 3DMark05 score for the...

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Capcom's Resident Evil 5 may not arrive until 2008, but here's a glimpse at a few screenshots from the latest trailer, including this close-up of the game's hero. Is it Chris Redfield? You decide.

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The distinctive Widow PC badge gives the Sting some sting.

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Talk about pimping your ride. The Tom's Hardware badge is not an off the shelf option (but we like it).

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System builders show off the best that money can buy, including Intel's elite "water-cooled only" quad core QX6800.

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SECRET WARS #8 featured the first appearance of the black costume.

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Jagex's RuneScape doesn't have enticing graphics but the game has still attracted 9 million players.

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The battle for your living room has been going on for quite some time. But despite climbing sales of Windows Media Center PCs, no one can really claim to have convinced the average U.S. consumer to rely on the...

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The Chinese government has approved Intel's plan to build a wafer plant in northern China. The $2.5 billion dollar factory will make around 52,000 12" wafers a month using 90-nanometer technology. Intel has not...

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Sony began its GDC 2007 keynote by tossing some giant soccer balls into the audience. And yes, the soccer balls had a purpose that came into "play" later in the keynote.

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Market sources recently said Samsung Electronics has recalled a batch of SecureDigital (SD) cards from downstream packaging and testing houses due to a defective controller IC.

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Mass Effect is BioWare newest title, an exclusive game for the Xbox 360.

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From Cheez-It boxes to heavy metal cases, here are more great stories about cool, strange and fantastic PCs and PC mods.

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Using your laptop while driving can be hazardous to your health as one Californian man found out. The 28-year-old man died after his Toyota Corolla slammed head on into a Hummer on Highway 99 north of...

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We asked you to tell us about your favorite cool, strange or unusual PC or PC mod and, man, did you! The story's a click away.

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You get what you pay for, right? But what happens if you build a PC on the cheap? We packed two boxes with low-cost AMD and Intel CPUs and other inexpensive components. Guess who dominates the low end?

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What does it take to transform your PC into a teraflop supercomputer? It may be less than you think - two graphics cards and programming know-how are enough to push your desktop PC's performance into a range...

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Tell us about your favorite cool, strange or even wacky PC or PC mod. We might publish your story.

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The Fanatec Headshot Controller gaming mouse.

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In the event of catastrophic hard drive failure, only professional data recovery can help. During a visit to Kroll Ontrack we gained insight into how data can even be restored from a crashed RAID array.

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Lucasarts upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed game will include "Euphoria" technology that will infuse computer-controlled characters with their own brains. Acting like real people, those characters will...

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Gateway is ready to get back into the performance business. They certainly have the experience, but can they deliver the goods?

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In this article, we provide you with what you need to know about upgrading to Windows Vista. You will get definitive information about released features and capabilities of the various versions of Windows...

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We can think of a million and one ways how to pamper your new Vista PC, but a keyboard would not have been on the top of our list. Microsoft's wireless Desktop 7000 is a visual stunner that goes along well with...

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The desktop package comes with a Bluetooth-enabled 7000-series keyboard and an 8000-series mouse.

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Windows Vista Home Basic will sell for $199.00 and will not have the 3D-accelerated Windows Aero desktop. Up to 8 GB of memory will be supported.