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 we did another one in early 2011. In both instances, the concept was simple: ask our readers a whole bunch of questions about their PCs, let the answers pile up, and then dissect and analyze the data. The results were always enlightening—and sometimes surprising.
So, we thought we'd go for another round.
We've had to update our questions since last time, obviously. It's not just that new generations of products have come out—we've also witnessed the death and birth of entire companies and product categories. Solid-state drives weren't even a blip on the radar last time, for example, and there's been a fair amount of consolidation in motherboards and chipsets, too. Heck, even optical storage is on its way out these days.
To participate in the survey, simply scroll down to the questions below, and fill us in on what's inside (and, if applicable, outside) your primary desktop PC. Remember to click the "vote" button under each set of options after answering. You should see the results appear right away. Good luck, and thanks in advance for participating!