Did you think all power supplies were manufactured by the brand selling them? We show you what makes a good PSU and reveal who actually builds PSUs. You can actually find lots of quality, instead of just scrap metal, behind some of the budget labels.
Enthusiasts often say that you can never have too much performance. However, a 500W power supply is perfectly ample for a majority of mid-range PCs. This is one of those cases where a solid ratio of performance to price is preferable to gross excess.
With the Overdrive overclocking competition two weeks behind us and Team USA victorious, we wanted to check in with a quick recap of our final contest held in Paris, France.
Our Overdrive Overclocking Championship just finished, and we have a winner: The US team IronMods dominated, but Italy was close behind, followed by Germany.
The Overdrive championship is happening between Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday we brought you the first set of photos from the event. Here are more impressions and emotions from Day 1!
Our international Overdrive overclocking competition finals are underway in Paris. But before we start streaming the goings-on in France, we want to present the results of our Italian trials.
They all overclock, but they all have a different approach. We talked to the teams and looked at how they start working. Just installing the operating system and getting started is not sufficient.
Tom's Hardware is hosting the world's best overclockers at our new Paris HQ today and tomorrow. Five teams try their luck in getting Core i7 Extreme systems to expected 5+ GHz clock speed.
With Team USA's winning scores in its sights, the German teams battled it out for the chance to compete in our world final even later this month.
Our worldwide overclocking championship has begun and we wanted to introduce you to the everyday components our teams will be tweaking to supersonic speeds in a bid for a shot at $5,000.