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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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Taiwan's leading graphics card suppliers Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and two affiliates of Foxconn Electronics, Leadtek Research and Tul, should experience more...

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ALPS Technologies announced this morning it will be demonstrating an implementation of a perpendicular hard disc drive recording scheme made feasible through a new type of thin-film recording head, that could...

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Taiwan EMS giant Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) launched its first own-brand graphics card (PX7900GTX), which is based on the Nvidia GeForce 7900 GT/GTX (G71)...

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Google today added another beta service to its growing portfolio of web applications. The company now offers a web-based WYSIWIG tool that allows users to create simple web pages that can be published free of...

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Not content to merely be known as the company behind such successful brands as ThinkPad and ThinkCentre, Lenovo is set to launch a new line of products under its own name in the US.

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Microsoft on Wednesday is expected to make available the third CTP, or Community Technology Preview, of Windows Vista.

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Although LCD component suppliers are in the midst of expanding their capacity, shortages in large-size glass substrates, TAC films and notebook-use CCFLs (cold cathode fluorescent lamps) are likely to occur in...

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Forget about labeling your DVDs and CDs with a magic marker: a new generation of burners and media that use LightScribe and Labelflash software offer promising results.

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The market for AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), a technique for developing interactive Web applications, is heating up with the announcement today that several vendors, including IBM, BEA, Borland,...

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Yesterday in a gala announcement, the nine founding members of the Itanium Solutions Alliance, including Intel, announced they would collectively contribute $10 billion toward research, marketing, capital...

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The recent media attention on rootkits has been focused on installed software, but according to some security professionals at the Black Hat Federal security conference, these kits could be installed on your...

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Computer scientists in Canada have worked with botanists in Switzerland to build a 3D computer model which simulates how plants grow and develop beautiful shapes.

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A form of matter held together by nothing more substantial than light has been created by physicists in the UK.

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Fujitsu today announced plans to build its second 300mm wafer fab in Mie, central Japan. The addition to an existing 90nm plant will produce 65nm semiconductors and become operational in July 2007, Fujitsu...

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Matsushita said it will invest about $1.5 billion to build a new plasma display panel (PDP) fab in Hyogo Prefecture, Prefecture. The plant will output about 500,000 42" PDPs per month, which would make it the...

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What happens when you seal tight a PC case, strip out the fans and add eight gallons of cooking oil? You get a totally silent and cool PC. If you don't believe us, check out our video of a working AMD Athlon...

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E-mail scams grew more sophisticated this year as spammers tried new ways to lure consumers into providing personal information for apparently legitimate business transactions, according to a report from...

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Samsung today said that is mass-producing what the firm claims is the world's fastest graphics memory: Clocked at 900 MHz, the GDDR3 memory chips are 50 percent faster than the previous generation 600 MHz...

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AMD's drive to 64-bit processors surprised everyone with its speed, even as detractors commented that there would be little or no performance gain on the desktop without a 64-bit OS and 64-bit applications.

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Are you tired of losing your small USB keychain drive? Walletex has begun selling Wallet Flash, which is a credit card sized USB flash drive that easily fits in your wallet.

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AMD's drive to 64-bit processors surprised everyone with its speed, even as detractors commented that there would be little or no performance gain on the desktop without a 64-bit OS and 64-bit applications.

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Gigabyte will not rest on its laurels for long as the first vendor to offer a working hard drive composed of DRAM memory modules if Britain-based HyperOs Systems has its way. We scrutinize the company's 16 GB,...

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Word from Gmail team at Google this afternoon that they've just launches anti-virus scanning to the service for all incoming and outgoing attachments.

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You, of course, have a flawless understanding of SATA, AGP, IDE and PCI-E or any other PC interface. But for those of you who are afraid to admit even minor lapses in your standards knowledge base, THG details...

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Wouldn't it be nice for your car radio to automatically mute in response to an incoming cellular call? With Parrot's Rhythm n' Blue radio system you can do just that. The radio/cd player has an embedded...