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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...
Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?
What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
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?
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: What's the best new web browser?
In the last few weeks, we've been treated to a bevvy of major browser releases: Chrome 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Firefox 4. If...
Poll Question: • What's the best web browser?
The TR Hardware Survey 2: Survey harder
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?
Poll: Which tech company is the most evil?
Microsoft is generally assumed to be evil, Google likes to say that it's not, and Apple is too cool to care one way or another....
Poll Question: • Who's the most evil?
Poll: How do you back up your data?
The more data we accumulate in our increasingly digital lives, the more we stand to lose in the event of a catastrophic storage failure. ...
Poll Question: • How do you back up your personal data?
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: How do you buy your music?
The music industry has changed a lot over the last decade. Online services have become huge, and MP3s have slowly clawed back ground previously...
Poll Question: • How do you buy most of your music?
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: 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: 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: 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?
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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