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Poll: How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?
We'll have a new sound card review very shortly, and writing it got me thinking about how much folks spend on the speakers or headset...
Poll Question: • How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?
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: How much storage in your primary PC?
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?
Poll: Your network-attached storage solution
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?
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: Do you have a home-theater PC?
With the exception of my desktop, the next most often-used PC in my home sits in the living room. I've had one in there for...
Poll Question: • Do you have a home-theater PC?
Poll: Does your primary portable have an optical drive?
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?
Poll: Are you running an SSD in your primary desktop?
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?
Poll: What audio setup do you game with?
Our look at Psyko's 5.1-channel gaming headphones this morning has made us wonder... how many PC gamers actually use surround-sound setups? Even the most...
Poll Question: • Poll: What audio setup do you usually game with?
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: The dominant removable storage medium in 2014
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?
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: What type of storage will your next laptop have?
You've probably read the news by now. Solid-state drive prices are going down, capacities are going up, and an increasing number of notebook...
Poll Question: • My next laptop will have:
Poll: Will you get a Blu-ray player now?
So, it's over. The HD DVD camp has admitted defeat, and Blu-ray has emerged as the victorious high-definition disc format, promising to take us...
Poll Question: • Now that HD DVD has lost, will you get a Blu-ray player?
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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