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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!).
ASRock's upcoming Z87-Extreme4 is the first motherboard with an Intel 8-Series chipset to get Windows 8 certification.
Adata has released its flagship gaming memory SKU, a 16 GB kit with two 2,600 MHz DDR3 DIMMs.
The Axiomtek MANO873 Mini-ITX motherboard features an Intel LGA1155 socket, Q77 Express chipset and support for up to 16 GB of RAM.
The final specifications of AMDs soon-to-be-released Radeon HD 7990 graphics card have come onto the stage.
Both cases sport Lian Li's railing mount motherboard tray design.
EKWB has announced the arrival of a new CSQ among CPU blocks with a cleaner design.
Lian Li sent us a locomotive chassis that wraps around a PC; it's time for daddy to turn into a boy again. We'll show you how to get the right parts into this case and how to get it mobile. Then, we'll take it...
With the appropriate BIOS and driver update, Biostar's full range of FM2 motherboards support AMD's "Richland" APUs.
The NZXT Grid offers the ability to connect up to 10 fans and keep your build and motherboard free of cables.
The recently announced Scythe Grand Kama Cross 2 CPU Cooler features a unique angled fin design.
MSI is dripping out some serious teasers regarding one or more Z87 motherboards.
Asus has introduced a USB powered sound card that has some very high-end features in it.
An "engineering sample" of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7990 graphics card is currently on sale on Ebay for $30,100.
AMD will likely have a paper launch of the HD 7990 on April 24th, and we've come across some 5-screen Tomb Raider Eyefinity goodness.
It appears that Intel's 9-Series chipsets will feature the SATA Express standard.
Inno3D is working on a very pretty GTX Titan that is unlikely to ever go on sale.
OCZ is reportedly working on a refresh of its 20 nm SSD that includes a new Barefoot 3-based controller.
Sapphire has announced the arrival of yet another HD 7790 graphics card.
VR-Zone has spotted a BGA socket Haswell processor fitting the description of the rumored GT3e "Crystal Well" integrated graphics processor at IDF 2013.
The Asus PA249Q offers a 24” LED backlit AH-IPS display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200.
Maybe, just maybe, we might be seeing the GeForce 700 Series kick off well before the previous rumors.
Sharkoon has announced a simple accessory that would make empty optical drive bays useful.
During IDF in Beijing Intel announced that its CPUs would become significantly simpler to overclock.
Corsair's upcoming Obsidian 350D micro-ATX case has been spotted.
EKWB has introduced a water block that will cool ASRock's Z77 Extreme11 motherboard.
Cooltek has released a new lineup of enclosures.