For today's holiday buyer's guide we're taking a look at power supplies. I want to kick off this year's guide by once again discussing and clarifying a common misconception among users: that a higher wattage PSU will be better. Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that because all switching PSUs have been designed so as to deliver their maximum efficiency at about half-load - about 50% of their rated maximum capacity - that the efficiency of a PSU at any given moment is strongly tied to the load on that PSU. A PSU's performance will drop not only at higher loads but at lower loads as well, and this is especially the case at the low-end of the curve - usually...

Price Guide, March 2006: Storage

Check out this week’s storage price guide, bringing you the best available deals online!

15 by Haider Farhan on 3/12/2006

Price Guide, March 2006: Video Cards

In the recent addition to the video card segment, we have the 7800 GS, X1900 and for the low-end, the 7300 GS. Read on to find out what new...

19 by Haider Farhan on 3/8/2006

Price Guide, February/March 2006: Motherboards

In this week’s motherboard price guide, we can see that the new nForce 4 Ultra for the socket 775 boards have become available and the i975X have become a...

8 by Haider Farhan on 2/28/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: CPU

Be sure to check out this weekend's CPU price guide as we analyze the latest development in CPU pricing.

11 by Haider Farhan on 2/20/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: Storage

In this week's Price Guide, we'll take a look at pricing trends of one of the core components in a PC, the hard disk drive.

7 by Haider Farhan on 2/12/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: Video Cards

You can see the newly released Radeon X1900 cards featured in this week's video card price guide. We're also seeing quite a bit of action in the price side...

8 by Haider Farhan on 2/5/2006

Price Guide, January 2006 - Motherboards

In this edition of our motherboard price guide, we are seeing the newly released i975X chipset based boards have begun to slowly roll into the market while we expect...

7 by Haider Farhan on 1/28/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: CPUs

The new dual-core FX-60 processor has recently dropped into the market and possibly because of that, the Athlon 64 X2's have seen some respectable price reductions.

13 by Haider Farhan on 1/23/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Storage

There are many hard drives with mail-in rebates and plenty of exceptional DVDR's at fair prices.

4 by Haider Farhan on 1/17/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Video Cards

This week we are noticing quite a few deals from eVGA while the ultra high-end graphics cards are appearing to be a bit more reasonable.

16 by Haider Farhan on 1/9/2006

Mid-Range to High-End Buyer's Guide, January 2006

All Santa gave you for Christmas was lots of cash, and you're looking to spend it, right? We have recommendations ranging from $1000 to $3000 in our latest...

67 by Jarred Walton on 1/2/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Motherboards

Just as the end of 2005 comes to a close, we're here to bring you the latest update on your rig's main component, the motherboard. Read on to find...

10 by Haider Farhan on 1/1/2006

Price Guide, December 2005: CPUs

The socket 939 Opterons are back in stock on sale for extremely tempting prices while we await a new series of processors from both AMD and Intel.

10 by Haider Farhan on 12/24/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Storage

Check out this weeks price guide for your storage pricing needs as the holiday shopping season nears its end.

12 by Haider Farhan on 12/17/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Video Cards

We have found many video cards this month to have mail-in-rebates. The 6800 Ultra cards are very close to their EOL, while the 6800 GS cards are fairing exceptionally well.

24 by Haider Farhan on 12/9/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Motherboards

Motherboards featuring the i975X chipset are expected to launch into the market sometime this week. The new GeForce 6150 nForce 430 boards have finally dropped in price, Read on...

9 by Haider Farhan on 12/4/2005

Price Guide, November 2005: CPUs

Our latest CPU guide includes details on AMD and Intel's solid pricing on the latest dual core processors, Opteron, Xeon and budget based Sempron and Celeron D's.

6 by Haider Farhan on 11/26/2005

Price Guide, November 2005: Storage

In this month's issue of our storage guide, along with many other suggestions, you will find new pricing updates and deals we think you may want to know about.

22 by Haider Farhan on 11/19/2005

Price Guide, November 2005: Video Cards

You will find a new addition to the GeForce 6800 line of cards, the 6800 GS. With the recent release of the X1800 line from ATI, we're also picking up...

20 by Haider Farhan on 11/13/2005

Price Guide, November 2005: Motherboards

We have Socket 939 motherboards at very reasonable prices and the costs of the Socket 939 and their Socket 754 counterparts are exceptionally close. Take a look at this...

15 by Haider Farhan on 11/5/2005

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