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Poll: How do you feel about your PC's noise levels?
— 11:50 AM on September 14, 2016

In our component testing, we put a lot of emphasis not only on how fast a given graphics card can run, for example, but also...

Poll Question: • How do you feel about the noise level of your PC?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: What form factor did you choose for your last PC?
— 11:58 AM on August 30, 2016

We were having a lively discussion about the popularity of various PC form factors in TR's staff chat today, and it occurred to me that...

Poll Question: • What form factor did you choose for your last PC?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Did you take Microsoft up on a free Windows 10 upgrade?
— 9:48 AM on August 1, 2016

Microsoft's free update offer for Windows 10 expired this past Friday. Most of the TR staff took that offer almost as soon as it became...

Poll Question: • Did you take Microsoft up on a free Windows 10 upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Poll: Where are you on the VR adopter curve?
— 6:51 PM on January 19, 2016

VR may be the most-hyped tech trend of 2016, and there are already a range of ways to jack into the Matrix with head-mounted devices....

Poll Question: • Where are you on the VR adopter curve?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: What's your favorite computer these days?
— 5:04 PM on December 14, 2015

In our last poll, we asked gerbils what they thought of upgrading to systems with Intel's Skylake CPUs inside. Today, we have something...

Poll Question: • If you were forced to choose, what would your favorite computer be these days?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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What do you trust more: mechanical or solid-state storage?
— 9:52 AM on April 6, 2015

SSDs are slowly taking over the PC storage industry. They've become the default in slim mobile systems and are increasingly working their way into desktops....

Poll Question: • What do you trust more?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
— 9:52 AM on September 12, 2014

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?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory

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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 will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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Poll: Where do you most want a high-DPI display?
— 12:17 PM on March 28, 2012

High-DPI screens are all the rage these days. Apple deserves credit for starting the trend with the Retina display on the iPhone 4, and...

Poll Question: • I most want a high-DPI display on my:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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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: 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: How much storage is enough for a system drive?
— 10:26 AM on March 16, 2011

In the PC storage world, 2011 looks primed to be the year of the SSD. Drives continue to get cheaper, the latest models look...

Poll Question: • How much storage is enough for a system drive?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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: 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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Poll: What kind of panel lives inside your LCD monitor?
— 12:56 PM on December 9, 2010

Thanks to the rise of TN panels, LCD monitors have become incredibly cheap. However, some of us are still willing to pay a premium...

Poll Question: • My primary LCD's panel type is:

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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