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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: To which release are you most looking forward?
— 5:10 PM on September 30, 2013

Between all our reviews and news, not to mention reader meetups, we've kinda been neglecting our front-page poll. Today, we're freshening things up...

Poll Question: • To which release are you most looking forward?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Game consoles Operating systems

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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: 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 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: 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: 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: How much storage in your primary PC?
— 3:04 PM on August 18, 2010

Although hard drive capacities aren't growing at the rate they once were, the drives themselves are getting cheaper and cheaper. That's made it easy...

Poll Question: • How much storage capacity is in your primary PC?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Poll: Your network-attached storage solution
— 11:48 AM on August 4, 2010

In this week's podcast, we field a question about home storage servers. Scott and I both have network-attached storage rigs cobbled together from...

Poll Question: • Do you have network-attached storage in your home?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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: How powerful is your PSU?
— 3:02 PM on July 7, 2010

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?

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Poll: Does your primary portable have an optical drive?
— 1:48 PM on June 30, 2010

This week's poll comes to us courtesy of TR reader Ben, who wonders just how many folks have an optical drive in their primary portable...

Poll Question: • Does your primary portable have an optical drive?

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Poll: Are you running an SSD in your primary desktop?
— 5:07 PM on June 18, 2010

You'll have to excuse me if I have SSDs on the brain, because I've spent the last couple of months testing a stack of pure...

Poll Question: • Are you running an SSD in your primary desktop?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Poll: Gigabytes vs. gibibytes
— 11:20 AM on December 11, 2009

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:

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Poll: The dominant removable storage medium in 2014
— 4:55 PM on September 1, 2009

Floppy drives took years to disappear from pre-built PCs. These days, optical drives are starting to fade from many machines, especially laptops of the ultraportable...

Poll Question: • What will be the dominant removable storage medium in five years?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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