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TR's April 2009 system guide
— 11:06 PM on April 14, 2009

Thanks to continually declining hardware prices, we've been able to concoct some amazingly affordable builds in our latest system guide. The star of this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's February 2009 system guide
— 8:30 PM on February 23, 2009

Our new system guide includes a series of firsts: a Phenom II X3 has landed in one of our primary builds, our cheapest Core...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Nvidia's Ion platform
— 8:00 AM on February 3, 2009

Intel has often been criticized for pairing its Atom CPU with anemic 945G-series chipsets, but now there's an alternative in Nvidia's Ion platform. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets Systems

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Dissecting the Steam Hardware Survey
— 9:02 PM on December 18, 2008

As a cross-platform gamer increasingly disenchanted with the PC, I absolutely love Steam and what Valve has done for the platform. Over the last five...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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Seven affordable PSUs take on The Beast
— 1:52 PM on December 18, 2008

In its latest outing, our beastly power supply tester takes on seven PSUs between 350 and 500W, including a lowly generic unit. Read on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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The parent trap
— 5:37 PM on December 11, 2008

We've all been there at one time or another: fixing a family member's computer. It's not a situation I particularly mind, since my family has...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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TR's Christmas 2008 system guide
— 4:39 PM on November 24, 2008

We cleverly side-stepped Intel's Core i7 offensive in our previous guide by focusing on cheaper systems. Now that the Core i7 is out, we've

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's fall 2008 system guide
— 9:20 PM on October 21, 2008

In preparation for the holiday season, we've completely reworked our system guide with more affordable systems at new price points. Come check out the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's back-to-school system guide
— 12:36 AM on August 27, 2008

In our latest system guide, we've jacked the Grand Experiment with a quad-core processor and high-end graphics, put an 8800 GT into the Econobox,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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ASUS's Eee Box B202 small form factor PC
— 11:46 AM on August 7, 2008

Asus's Eee Box B202 is the tiniest, quietest desktop computer this side of the Mac Mini. But can the B202 do for desktops what the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Internet

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The Beast chews through seven new PSUs
— 10:52 PM on August 4, 2008

PC Power & Cooling's Silencer has reigned as our enthusiast PSU of choice for ten months now, but how does it stack up against the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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TR's Summer 2008 system guide
— 11:59 AM on June 30, 2008

AMD and Nvidia spat out new GPU generations within days of each other in the past two weeks, and the landscape has changed on the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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ESA and SideShow: A perfect match
— 2:06 PM on May 28, 2008

Nvidia revealed its Enthusiast System Architecture specification back in November, promising to consolidate hardware monitoring and control with a single communication protocol. The...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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The making of the Damagebox Quad
— 12:41 PM on May 26, 2008

I haven't written about this yet, but I probably should before too much time passes. A couple of months ago, I finally decided that...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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TR's April 2008 system guide
— 5:33 PM on April 24, 2008

The time has come again for a new system guide. Thanks to falling prices and major hardware makers engaged in furious competition, we've managed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's February 2008 system guide
— 1:43 PM on February 27, 2008

PC hardware has gotten crazy cheap in recent months. You can take advantage by using our latest system guide to select components for a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The great PSU fan swap of 2008
— 1:04 PM on February 27, 2008

Seasonic power supplies are great. Whether they're units the Taiwanese PSU manufacturer sells under its own name or those it makes for other firms (like...

Type: Blog post Tags: Power

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Eight power supply units encounter The Beast
— 11:30 PM on February 6, 2008

Enthusiasts know there's much more to a PSU than wattage; we're looking for consistent DC voltages, minimal AC ripple, high efficiency, low noise, and effective...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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