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Poll: What's your favorite system for gaming in the living room?
— 11:40 AM on December 30, 2013

Desktop PCs are great for gaming. However, some of us would rather play in the living room, where we can sink into a couch,...

Poll Question: • Favorite gaming system for the living room?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Which game is the new champ of PC visuals?
— 2:12 PM on May 17, 2013

If you've seen the latest round of games, you'll know what I mean when I say that we've clearly entered a new era in PC...

Poll Question: • What's the best-looking PC game?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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: How will Kepler fare against the Radeon HD 7970?
— 4:05 PM on January 25, 2012

If you've been paying attention to the GPU scene, you'll know that AMD's next-generation graphics architecture has already arrived in the Radeon HD 7970....

Poll Question: • Kepler's gaming performance will be:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Poll: What's the best PC game of 2011?
— 1:20 PM on December 8, 2011

This holiday season has been a busy one on the PC gaming front. Looking back, so has the year as a whole. We've...

Poll Question: • Best PC game of 2011?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3?
— 12:08 PM on November 9, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 looks like it's going to set all kinds of records for the biggest entertainment launch in history. It's not the only...

Poll Question: • I'd rather play:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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: How should PC games deliver higher-quality art assets?
— 12:27 PM on October 5, 2011

A disturbing trend seems to be taking hold in the gaming industry: delays to the PC versions of cross-platform releases that otherwise come out on...

Poll Question: • Would you rather PC games be:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Poll: Which PC gaming sin is the most egregious?
— 11:36 AM on June 15, 2011

It's high time for a new poll, and Bruno's excellent blog post on the 10 commandments of PC games is perfect fodder. Bruno...

Poll Question: • Most egregious PC gaming sin:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: What's the best first-person shooter weapon?
— 11:19 AM on May 18, 2011

First-person shooters have defined gaming on the PC. Because FPS titles tend to be about, well, shooting things, the weapons available in each game...

Poll Question: • Best FPS weapon:

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: Do you prefer single- or multiplayer gaming?
— 12:01 PM on April 27, 2011

Valve is in the news this week with word that Portal 2 might be the studio's last "isolated single-player experience." There's much debate...

Poll Question: • Which game mode do you prefer?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: Rawest tech deal?
— 12:07 PM on April 20, 2011

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:

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Gaming Personal tech

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Poll: The future of pointing input methods
— 1:12 PM on April 13, 2011

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:

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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The TR Hardware Survey 2: Survey harder
— 4:59 PM on March 9, 2011

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?

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Poll: What's your pick of upcoming games?
— 11:18 AM on February 24, 2011

We're set for a bumper crop of top-flight games in 2011, and the toughest part of the story may simply be choosing which games to...

Poll Question: • Game you're most anticipating

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Poll: Do you buy games via online services?
— 1:06 PM on February 9, 2011

Valve is projected to have raked in a cool $1 billion via its Steam content delivery service last year. We're fans of Steam,...

Poll Question: • Do you purchase most of your PC games via online services?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Poll: What's the worst PC hardware bug?
— 11:49 AM on February 3, 2011

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?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

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