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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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This is the Valence N-Charge Model 130HL01 Power System's battery. It is 11.8 inches wide, 9.1 inches deep, 0.5 inches thick and weighs 2.97 pounds.

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We've been told for a while that our computers will one day use light instead of electricity.

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This is a beta after all, so expect plenty of crashes.

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Firefox 2.0 automatically checks spelling within online forms

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The little Trek game that could.

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The SaberData smart USB cable makes two connected computers look like disk drives to each other. Without the PC Personality Clone software, you can freely copy files from one computer to another. With the...

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Vista has rather an illogical performance rating tool. It tests some of your computer subsystems and gives you a total score that can give you an indication whether or not your machine is fit for Vista.

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In many ways, the functionality of the MythTV frontend is defined by its many plug-in applications. These software modules build upon the underlying video capture and audio playback foundation at MythTV's very...

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We watch as another beta tester does battle with a level one monster.

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The RoboForm2Go USB Key is a 256 MB USB Flash Drive with U3 smart drive capabilities. When a USB U3 smart drive is plugged into a computer Windows is able to auto-start a program stored on the drive. A number...

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Back in 2004, NASA engineers worked with DARPA to reduce the sonic boom intensity in order to develop silent supersonic planes. Now, they're teaming with Gulfstream Aerospace on a project named Quiet Spike to...

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Microsoft today released what the company believes will be the last non-final version of the Windows Vista operating system. Vista RC2 promises more stability and more performance than RC1, which was released...

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At Ajax World, IBM is demonstrating a tool that it will soon put up on its hosted alpha services site that would enable developers to build Ajax mashups.

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Hobbyists and professionals from all walks of life are trying their hand at making podcasts and it doesn't take thousands of dollars to get started. Speaking at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo in Ontario...

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The Goggles homepage contains a Flash-based flight simulator based on Google maps. Players can pick from four starting locations.

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Volkswagen showed off their 2006 Passat concept car with a touchscreen headunit and UMPC docking station.

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Microsoft has released an interim build of Windows Vista to its usual testers as well as to some 100,000 of the participants in its Customer Preview Program.

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Isn't this nice? 1111 MHz DDR speed at CL4-4-4-12 timings. The memory looks special, though.

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Mobile devices can now easily render full-motion game video. Futuremark showed off this Dell Axim running a mobile version of 3dMark.

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A glimpse into the MythTV network topology shows how any perceived difficulty in its setup or usage is ultimately balanced by nearly unlimited freedom and potential in the final system.

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Bad Company - Ohh, we're bad.Battlefield: Bad Company, in development by Digital Illusions and to be published by EA, is to be a console iteration of the multiplayer Battlefield franchise.

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German automaker BMW said Tuesday it will introduce the world's first hydrogen-powered luxury performance car.

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Ever wondered, if your current PC has enough horsepower to handle the next generation of multimedia? No, we are not talking about a Vista ready PC, but simply a system that is capable of displaying HD movies....

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The grand unification of personal digital video recorder technology converges. In fact, we think you would do well to treat the MythTV suite of software applications as a harness for exercising greater control...

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In 40 years of Star Trek we have had ten movies - some great, some not so great, one of which left Arthur C. Clarke brooding over its inclusion in his list of the best science fiction films of all time. We want...

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Microsoft released a public download of Windows Vista RC1 through its customer preview program (CPP). Before you run to get your time-limited early Vista copy, be sure to make your way through Microsoft's...