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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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The TR Hardware Survey 2014: What's inside your main desktop PC?
— 3:26 PM on September 15, 2014

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)

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Poll: What do you use to apply thermal paste?
— 12:24 PM on October 16, 2012

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?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

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:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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Poll: What's the best new web browser?
— 12:25 PM on March 23, 2011

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?

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Poll: Which tech company is the most evil?
— 12:06 PM on March 9, 2011

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?

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Poll: How do you back up your data?
— 12:54 PM on February 16, 2011

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?

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Poll: How big is your CPU fan?
— 1:14 PM on December 2, 2010

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?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Poll: What's tops on your Christmas list?
— 11:58 AM on November 4, 2010

Every holiday season brings a fresh batch of new hardware, and this one will be no exception. Sandy Bridge is due early in the...

Poll Question: • All I want for Christmas is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: How important is USB 3.0?
— 1:38 PM on September 8, 2010

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...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

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Poll: Your next desktop motherboard form factor
— 1:53 PM on July 28, 2010

When I first started building PCs, the only motherboards worth considering were ATX models. Back then, you had to go full-size to get a...

Poll Question: • What motherboard form factor will anchor your next desktop PC?

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Poll: Enterprise IT hardware and you
— 12:14 PM on March 25, 2010

We tend to focus a bit more on the consumer side of the PC hardware business, but there's a whole other world out there—that of...

Poll Questions: • How would you describe your level of involvement with the IT hardware in your workplace, including engineering/design, procurement, upgrades, repairs, maintenance and the like? • Have you been directly involved with the purchase or installation of a new server at your workplace in the last year? • How many PCs, workstations, or servers do you have responsibility for or control over at work? • How large is the annual IT budget at your company or organization (best guess, if not sure)? • Do you use a virtualization application in your workplace? • Which brand of server has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of workstation has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of laptop has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Do you use enterprise-class hardware to build or upgrade PCs or servers in your home?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?
— 4:14 PM on January 25, 2010

As we brave the lull leading up to Apple's tablet announcement, we thought we'd update our front page with a fresh poll. This time, our...

Poll Question: • What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Do aesthetics ever influence your component selection?
— 1:52 PM on January 14, 2010

If one thing demarks enthusiast components from other computer hardware, it has to be their aesthetics. Whether you're looking at elegant copper heatsinks, motherboards...

Poll Question: • Do aesthetics ever influence your component selection?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: How much did your motherboard cost?
— 3:41 PM on May 18, 2009

Pay a premium for a better processor or graphics card, and there's a good chance you'll get better performance in return. Do the same when...

Poll Question: • How much did your mobo cost when you bought it?

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Poll: If you were building a PC now, what socket would you choose?
— 4:10 PM on March 27, 2009

In both our latest system guide and our processor value comparo, we pointed out that AMD's Socket AM2+ and AM3 platforms actually have...

Poll Question: • If you were building yourself a PC now, what socket would you choose?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Friday night topic: Who's worse, Costner or Cruise?
— 8:32 PM on July 11, 2008

Ok, this one is blatantly ripped from Joe Posnanski, but it had to be done.  The question of the evening is: Who's the worse...

Poll Question: • Worse actor?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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The TR Hardware Survey: What's in your main PC?
— 9:10 AM on February 15, 2008

We're unveiling a new feature today, the TR Hardware Survey. As its name suggests, this feature's goal is to give both us and you, the...

Poll Questions: • Processor • Graphics processor • How much did your graphics card cost at the time of purchase? • Chipset • Motherboard brand • Memory size • Total internal hard drive storage capacity • Primary optical drive type • Sound card • Number of displays • Main display type • Main display size • Main display aspect ratio • Main display resolution • Primary operating system

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Operating systems

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