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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and...
Poll Question: • What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
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: 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?
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 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: Your next desktop motherboard form factor
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?
Poll: How powerful is your PSU?
The range of PSU wattages available today is truly staggering. At Newegg alone, the scale starts at 145W and goes all the way up...
Poll Question: • What's the wattage rating of your primary desktop's PSU?
Poll: Gigabytes vs. gibibytes
You may not know it, but the world of technology is split into two camps right now. For one camp, megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes are...
Poll Question: • Would you say a PC has:
Poll: How much did your motherboard cost?
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?
Poll: If you were building a PC now, what socket would you choose?
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?
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:
The TR Hardware Survey: What's in your main PC?
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
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