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The TR Hardware Survey 2014: What's inside your main desktop PC?
If you've been on TR for long enough, you probably remember our hardware surveys. Our first one went up way back in 2008, and...
Poll Questions: • Processor series • If you have an Intel Core processor, is it a • Number of processor cores • Graphics card(s) • Number of graphics cards • Price of each (or only) graphics card at time of purchase • What's overclocked? • Motherboard manufacturer • System memory capacity • Solid-state drive capacity • Mechanical storage capacity (total) • Do you have an optical drive? • Do you have a sound card? • Do you have any expansion cards beside a graphics card and sound card? • PSU wattage • System form factor • Type of CPU cooler • Number of displays • Resolution of largest display • Panel type of largest display • Mouse type • Type of keyboard • Primary operating system • Home network Wi-Fi speed • Internet connection speed (down) • Internet connection speed (up)
Poll: What do you use to apply thermal paste?
Back in the day, applying thermal compound was a fine art. I used to spend entirely too much time making sure the surface of...
Poll Question: • What do you use to apply thermal paste?
Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...
Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:
Poll: Rawest tech deal?
Sometimes, life gives you a raw deal. Other times, the tech industry is the one handing out crappy cards. Crysis 2's $60 asking...
Poll Question: • Rawest deal:
Poll: The future of pointing input methods
For a long time now, the mouse and touchpad have been the primary computer input devices for pointing and selection. True challengers have been few...
Poll Question: • In 10 years, the dominant computer pointing/selection input method will be:
Poll: What's the best new web browser?
In the last few weeks, we've been treated to a bevvy of major browser releases: Chrome 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Firefox 4. If...
Poll Question: • What's the best web browser?
The TR Hardware Survey 2: Survey harder
Just over two years have passed since we carried out our very first hardware survey, in which we asked our readers to answer 15...
Poll Questions: • Processor • Number of CPU cores • Stock CPU clock speed • CPU socket type • Graphics processor • How much did your graphics card cost at the time of purchase? • Chipset • Motherboard brand • Memory size • Primary internal hard drive type: • Total internal hard drive storage capacity • Primary optical drive type • Sound card • Speaker config • Number of displays • Main display type • Main display size • Main display aspect ratio • Main display resolution • Do you have a stereoscopic 3D display and glasses? • Primary operating system • What mobile computers do you have?
Poll: Which tech company is the most evil?
Microsoft is generally assumed to be evil, Google likes to say that it's not, and Apple is too cool to care one way or another....
Poll Question: • Who's the most evil?
Poll: How do you back up your data?
The more data we accumulate in our increasingly digital lives, the more we stand to lose in the event of a catastrophic storage failure. ...
Poll Question: • How do you back up your personal data?
Poll: What's the worst PC hardware bug?
Intel's 6-series chipset bug has dominated the headlines this week, and for good reason. The flaw has been traced back to a single transistor...
Poll Question: • Worst PC hardware bug?
Poll: How big is your CPU fan?
As CPUs have become more power efficient, the fans used to cool them have grown in size. That might seem counter-intuitive, but it speaks...
Poll Question: • How big is your CPU fan?
Poll: How do you buy your music?
The music industry has changed a lot over the last decade. Online services have become huge, and MP3s have slowly clawed back ground previously...
Poll Question: • How do you buy most of your music?
Poll: How important is USB 3.0?
After making its debut on high-end motherboards, USB 3.0 is quickly trickling down to more affordable boards and making its way into notebooks. It's...
Poll Question: • USB 3.0 is...
Poll: What kind of keyboard do you prefer?
In light of our latest keyboard review, it seems only appropriate to ask: what kinds of keyboards do TR readers favor? We've put up...
Poll Question: • Poll: What kind of keyboard do you prefer?
Poll: How often do you browse the Web on your phone?
Only a few years ago, browsing the Web on a cell phone might have seemed like an entirely futile endeavor. Displays were too small and...
Poll Question: • How often do you browse the Web on your phone?
Poll: Your primary e-mail retrieval method?
Most of us probably use e-mail one way or another at work. However, with cell phones, text messaging, and instant messaging having grown in popularity...
Poll Question: • I usually fetch my personal e-mail using:
TR v2.1, the poll returns!
As I'm sure you all remember we ditched our old poll software when we cutover to the new site design and CMS. The old poll...
Poll Questions: • Did you miss the poll? • Are you glad it's back? • What is your favorite Team Fortress 2 class?
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