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Poll: Did you buy into the world of VR this year?
2016 is the year that VR took off, at least if you listen to the companies making VR headsets. The Oculus Rift rolled in on...
Poll Question: • Did you buy into the world of VR this year?
Poll: How do you feel about your PC's noise levels?
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?
Poll: What form factor did you choose for your last PC?
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?
Poll: Where are you on the VR adopter curve?
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?
Poll: What's your favorite computer these days?
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?
The TR Hardware Survey 2014: What's inside your main desktop PC?
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)
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: 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: What's tops on your Christmas list?
Every holiday season brings a fresh batch of new hardware, and this one will be no exception. Sandy Bridge is due early in the...
Poll Question: • All I want for Christmas is...
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: Enterprise IT hardware and you
We tend to focus a bit more on the consumer side of the PC hardware business, but there's a whole other world out therethat of...
Poll Questions: • How would you describe your level of involvement with the IT hardware in your workplace, including engineering/design, procurement, upgrades, repairs, maintenance and the like? • Have you been directly involved with the purchase or installation of a new server at your workplace in the last year? • How many PCs, workstations, or servers do you have responsibility for or control over at work? • How large is the annual IT budget at your company or organization (best guess, if not sure)? • Do you use a virtualization application in your workplace? • Which brand of server has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of workstation has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of laptop has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Do you use enterprise-class hardware to build or upgrade PCs or servers in your home?
Poll: What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?
As we brave the lull leading up to Apple's tablet announcement, we thought we'd update our front page with a fresh poll. This time, our...
Poll Question: • What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?
Poll: Do aesthetics ever influence your component selection?
If one thing demarks enthusiast components from other computer hardware, it has to be their aesthetics. Whether you're looking at elegant copper heatsinks, motherboards...
Poll Question: • Do aesthetics ever influence your component selection?
Friday night topic: Who's worse, Costner or Cruise?
Ok, this one is blatantly ripped from Joe Posnanski, but it had to be done. The question of the evening is: Who's the worse...
Poll Question: • Worse actor?
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