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What are your recs for core programs?
— 3:30 PM on March 2, 2008

After two and a half years with my current box, I'm finally building myself a new PC and upgrading to Vista x64. One...

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

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

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

The Enthusiast System Architecture in action
— 12:11 AM on January 18, 2008

Nvidia announced its Enthusiast System Architecture back in November, promising to consolidate system and hardware monitoring under a single communication protocol. ESA-certified hardware is now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Software

27 rips off PSU round-up
— 5:11 PM on October 23, 2007

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when you spend months working on something only to have it ripped off, flattery doesn't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Power Miscellaneous

Eleven enthusiast power supplies compared
— 12:22 PM on October 1, 2007

Enthusiasts know the value of a quality power supply, but picking the best one isn't easy. We've pushed 11 PSUs between 500 and 750W...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

EAX still broken in Realtek audio drivers
— 1:43 PM on May 11, 2007

Back in November we explored EAX performance with onboard audio and discovered that Realtek's HD audio drivers weren't properly implementing occlusion and obstruction effects....

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: In the Zone
— 6:22 PM on March 30, 2007

I've been playing S.T.A.L.KE.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl these past few days....

Type: Blog post Tags: Software

Valve's Source engine goes multi-core
— 12:00 AM on November 13, 2006

IF THE LAUNCH OF Intel's new quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor has made...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Software

Eight power supplies compared
— 2:06 AM on October 6, 2004

I'VE EXTOLLED the virtues of quality power supplies so many times that saying...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

Snapstream's Personal Video Station
— 12:00 AM on November 4, 2003

ASK ME ABOUT THE COOLEST piece of technology I've bought in the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Software

Five power supplies compared
— 12:00 AM on August 5, 2003

I'VE SAID IT before, and I'll say it again: power supplies are continually...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

TR's power supply comparo
— 12:00 AM on September 26, 2002

THE MAJORITY OF attention in PC enthusiast media is dedicated to graphics cards,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power