After a couple of months off due to a very busy fall product season, we’re finally back again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap. Since our last guide it has been a busy couple of months, so there’s quite a bit to cover. The big news this fall has of course been the new video card launches from AMD and NVIDIA. While October has been a relatively quiet month, both companies kept September busy by pushing new products out the door and took others off the shelves. AMD for their part released the first of their GCN 1.2 architecture GPUs: Tonga. Tonga serves as AMD’s replacement for the nearly 3 year old Tahiti GPU, the very first of AMD’s GPUs...

System Buyers Guide: $1000 to $2000

With four systems geared for value and performance from AMD Phenom II to Intel Core i7, the $1000 to $2000 price range covers a lot of computer real estate.

78 by Wesley Fink on 1/12/2009

System Buyers Guide: PCs for Under $1000

Entry, Budget, or HTPC: $1000 can buy a lot of PC these days.

39 by Wesley Fink on 12/29/2008

Holiday Storage Guide

We take a look at our favorite hard disks and optical drives for the desktop.

24 by Gary Key on 12/19/2008

Holiday Pre-Built Systems Guide

There are a huge number of PC suppliers out there, and everyone has different needs when it comes to a desktop system. In this guide, provide our recommendations for...

21 by Matt Campbell on 12/19/2008

Holiday 2008 Display Guide

Has your CRT finally given its last gasp of electrons? Perhaps you just upgraded to an HD 4870X2 and now need a display with a resolution that can justify...

51 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2008

Holiday 2008 GPU Guide: Price Cuts Galore

The past 30 days have seen significant price cuts on GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA. If you're still looking to upgrade your video card, now may be...

36 by Derek Wilson on 12/18/2008

Holiday Case and Power Supply Guide

Choosing a Case and Power Supply can be a source of heartburn. This guide will help you navigate the choices.

32 by Wesley Fink on 12/16/2008

Holiday Memory Guide

We take a look at the hottest memory products available today for both DDR2 and DDR3 users.

22 by Gary Key on 12/16/2008

Holiday Motherboard Guide

Looking to build or upgrade systems during the holiday season? We've got motherboard recommendations for any and all price points.

24 by Gary Key on 12/15/2008

Audiophile Journeys with a PC

Ever thought of making the move to digital audio on a PC for all your listening needs? Prices may not be for the faint of heart, but the end...

114 by Rajinder Gill on 12/1/2008

Mobile Buyer's Guide

Laptops are one of the fastest growing segments of computer purchases these days, so we felt it was high time we provided a guide for getting the most bang...

29 by Jarred Walton on 7/11/2008

uATX System Buildup: Choosing Components

In part one we purchase components from Patriot, Zotac, Jetway, and others for two uATX systems. Following a budget can be a very difficult thing to do...

33 by Gary Key on 5/27/2008

Getting the Most Out Of Your Hardware: Motherboard/CPU Utility Roundup

Following up with our series on useful software utilities, we take a look at the situation for motherboard utilities

11 by Ryan Smith on 12/12/2007

Holiday Buyers' Guide: Cases, Power, and Storage

We've got a list, we've checked it twice, and now we're just looking for a good bank loan. Then we can buy new cases, power supplies, and storage components.

17 by Jarred, Gary, and Christoph on 11/28/2007

Holiday Buyers Guide, Part I: CPUs, GPUs, Mobos, and RAM

It's that time of year again, when everyone is giving and receiving presents. Whether you're looking for something for that special someone or just begging for handouts, we have...

23 by Editorial Staff on 11/21/2007

November 2007 Budget Buyers' Guide

We show you how a $1000 budget gaming machine can get you nearly the same performance as that of a high-end PC just two weeks ago.

63 by Jonathan Maloney and Jarred Walton on 11/8/2007

October 2007 Midrange Buyer's Guide

$1500 can buy a lot of computer these days. We put that statement to the test with four different midrange configurations targeting different usage patterns.

41 by Jarred Walton on 10/15/2007

High-End Buyers' Guide: May 2007

Come see what the cream of the computing crop is in this, our latest high-end buyers' guide.

69 by Dave Robinet and Jarred Walton on 5/29/2007

April 2007 Buyers' Guides: Budget and Midrange Configurations

We provide an updated look at the current market trends, with advice and recommendations for budgets ranging from $700-$1500.

46 by Jarred Walton on 4/20/2007

January 2007 Buyer's Guide: Midrange Menagerie

The price of progress is outdated systems. We've got updated recommendations for midrange computers that look to put progress back in its place.

43 by Jarred Walton on 1/19/2007

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