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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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In a public session of a mobile communications industry trade show, a group of leading engineers led by representatives of Nokia and VeriSign announced an initiative to produce standards for digital rights...

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Hype aside, is it really possible to build a PC that is quiet and does everything that a high-end remote-controlled set-top box can do? And don't forget it's got to look good in your living room, too.

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Tired of having the same console as everyone else? Here is a step by step guide to make your gaming rig your own.

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The Bart PE Builder software utility takes Windows XP and shrinks the OS to your USB flash drive. Besides converting your mini- drive into an emergency boot disk, you can use the utility to load a Web browser,...

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Until now, DVD players with DivX support have been a good alternative to the noisy living room PC. Now the first multimedia boxes based on hard drives have arrived. They can store hundreds of gigabytes of video...

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It's not too late to jump on the podcasting bandwagon! We'll tell you how to record and produce your own podcasts. Podcasting allows you to convey your message to a wide audience in a personal way.

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Though not yet available in retail channels, Windows XP x64 is a tempting solution for enthusiast users. We discuss its pros and cons and compare how it and conventional Windows XP handle 32 bit applications.

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So you want to be your own music producer or engineer? We'll show you what hardware and software you need to get started.

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Do you have a Xerox Phaser laser printer you're about to replace and don't know what do with it? Why not turn it into a high-volume paper shredder? A few spare parts and some disassembly are all that is...

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Intel said on Monday it plans to build an advanced, $3 billion semiconductor production plant in Arizona that will begin operation with in two years.

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Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) claims that it is first to have started mass production perpendicular recording platters for harddrives. According to the company the 1.8" discs double the capacity of current devices to...

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The use of a KVM switch to operate several PCs with a single keyboard, mouse and monitor has grown from a niche application limited in scope to devices that now offer DVI connections, dual VGA support and other...

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Pinnacle's new Showcenter 200 brings HD features after "broadcasting" sound, video and photographs around the home. More compact, the 200 also provides a front-mounted USB socket (for connecting a hard disk)...

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With little left to differentiate DVD recorders, manufacturers are looking for new ways of staying ahead of their competitors. One such novelty is LightScribe, which lets a recorder actually label the CD or DVD...

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Energy conservation is a non-topic for Intel, at least in the desktop arena. But it matters to us. The new THG computer is extraordinarily energy efficient, virtually silent, and fast! The ingredients: a...

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This computer is one of a kind. Hours of precise work produced a technical masterpiece, able to prepare flavorful coffee or espresso. An outstanding system, which we demonstrate for you, with video.

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Looks count for more when the performance is there. This article provides a detailed look at solutions for under-lit PCs.

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The Opto-Electronics Systems & Laboratories (OES) of the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the developer of Taiwan's own DVD format FVD (forward versatile disc), on May 9...

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Custom building your own PC mostly requires a screwdriver and a selection of the components you want. But contrary to common wisdom, a do-it-yourself (DIY) notebook doesn't represent an exorbitant amount of...

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Although Taiwan DRAM makers have been ramping up DDR2 production, they are seeing their inventory build up, as demand has not picked up as expected, according to market sources.

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AOpen has launched a small form factor PC with Intel's mobile Pentium-M CPU and a new ventilation design. Is this the formula to overcome nagging heat and noise issues?

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You want your home theater now, but don't want to spend the money. Building one on the cheap with your PC has been possible for some time, but is the alternative finally up to snuff compared to a more...

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A nanoscopic measuring device that uses atomic lattices to gauge tiny distances could enable microelectronics engineers to build better components, say US scientists.

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Lugging your gear to a LAN party is hard enough without having to worry about loose PCI and AGP cards. But Cardkeeper, its vendor says, keeps everything snug and tight.

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It's light, much smaller than any SFF PC and is priced starting at $499. It's also stylish, quiet and frugal in its power requirements. Is the Mac mini a worthwhile investment?

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As the search for a silicon transistor replacement rolls on, Intel and a European company called Qinetiq have created a transistor that consumes far less power and performs better than the transistors inserted...