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Best Cases
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:45:00 -0800
Here are the best cases for custom PC builds. Our recommendations take cooling and noise into account, and most sell for less than $100.

Best Gaming CPUs
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:00 -0800
Here are the best gaming CPUs for the money. These processors offer the best performance at their price and are suitable for overclocking.

Enermax Steelwing Mini-Tower Case Review
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
Enermax managed to take a Micro-ATX board and stuff it into a Mini-ITX sized case. Today we’re putting it to the test to find out if less is actually more.

EKWB Slim 240 Liquid Cooling Kit Review
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
How much cooling can you pack into an inexpensive open loop kit?

Desktop GPU Performance Hierarchy Table
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:10:00 -0800
Here is a resource to help you judge if a graphics card is a reasonable value: The gaming GPU hierarchy chart groups GPUs by performance.

Best Graphics
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:05:00 -0800
Here are the best gaming GPUs for the money. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution (from 720p to 4K).

Best Power Supplies
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:35:00 -0800
Here are the best power supplies for gaming PCs. These PSUs offer the best reliability, performance and protection for your components.

Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1200W Platinum PSU Review
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
After the TPG-1250-T, Thermaltake has a second digital PSU to show off. The TPI-1200F2FDP offers high performance and a variety of RGB lighting options, which many enthusiasts appreciate.

The Tom's Hardware 2017 Gift Guide
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:50:00 -0800
Aren't sure what to buy your PC enthusiast friends this holiday? We have a few ideas, including cooling, keyboards, mice, storage, modding tools and more.

The Complete History Of Star Wars PC Games
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0800
Star Wars has evolved from a single movie to one of the world's most recognizable franchises. We look back at all the PC games it has spawned over the years.

Best Motherboards
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:35:00 -0800
Here are the best motherboards for Intel and AMD’s top processors. These boards offer great features, overclocking performance and pricing.

AMD X370 Motherboard Roundup
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:25:00 -0800
This roundup of AMD X370 AM4 Ryzen motherboards pulls from our in-depth reviews, and includes recommendations for gaming, value and all-around performance.

Biostar X370 GTN Mini-ITX Ryzen Motherboard Review
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
With the industry putting more of an emphasis on smaller form factor chassis and watercooling solutions, does X370 in Mini-ITX finally make sense?

Intel Core i3-8350K Review
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:00:01 -0800
Intel improved its Core i3 family by arming it with four physical cores. Let's see if the unlocked Core i3-8350K can usurp the competition from AMD.

Bitfenix Enso Mid-Tower Case Review
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0800
Originally spotted at Computex 2017, this mid-tower ATX chassis sports a tempered glass side panel, RGB lighting functionality and a price tag that won’t break the bank.

10 Modern, Mainstream GPUs And Ryzen: Can They Play Crysis?
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:01 -0800
Crysis was magnificent in its day, offering irreproachable gameplay to hardcore enthusiasts. And of course, it challenged the most powerful hardware available 10 years ago.

be quiet! Dark Base 700 Mid-Tower ATX PC Case Review
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
be quiet!, best known as a manufacturer of power supplies and low-noise PC components, is back with the latest installment in its Dark Base line of high-end chassis.

Best Gaming Laptops
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:45:00 -0800
We tested gaming laptops with a series of real-world and synthetic benchmarks to measure battery, cooling, CPU, display, GPU, storage, and overall system performance.

But Can It Run Crysis? 10 Years Later
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:00:01 -0800
For Crysis' 10th anniversary, we tested all of the flagship AMD and Nvidia GPUs released over the last decade at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K.

TeamGroup PD500 Portable SSD Review
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
The Team Group PD500 is lighter than many thumb drives but delivers SSD-like performance.

Eurocom Q5 Max-Q Gaming Laptop Review
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
Eurocom's Q5 Max-Q gaming laptop promises fast performance in an attractive package. We put it through its paces in our lab.

Azza Storm 6000 Case Review
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0800
It has the glass and the RGB, but can Azza’s quasi-EATX largish mid-tower outperform its high-end rivals?

History of Intel Chipsets
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
Through miniaturization and integration, the role of the chipset has changed over the years. This is the history of Intel's supporting platforms over 45 years.

Best SSDs
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:40:00 -0800
Here are the best PCIe and SATA SSDs on the market, ranging from 256GB to 2TB. These drives offer the best performance per dollar.

Drevo Ares NVMe SSD Review
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:01 -0800
Have you heard of Drevo yet? Drevo has a new NVMe SSD to complement its strong SATA line up. Today we look at the Ares NVMe SSD add-in card.

EVGA 750 B3 PSU Review
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
Another EVGA B3 PSU is on our test bench, and it's the third one to die before we could finish a review. This situation is looking even more suspicious, particularly since EVGA still hasn't acknowledged a problem.

Best Gaming Monitors
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:55:00 -0800
Here are the best gaming monitors available today, ranging from inexpensive 60-144hz monitors to top-of-the-line 4K panels equipped with G-Sync or FreeSync.

AOC AG352UCG Curved G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800
Gamers shopping for a hi-res ultra-wide monitor may want to look at AOC’s Agon AG352UCG, a 35” AMVA panel with an 1800R curve, 3440x1440 resolution, and G-Sync.

ASRock Z370 Taichi ‘Coffee Lake’ Motherboard Review
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0800
The third model in our Coffee Lake motherboard launch series, ASRock’s Z370 Taichi hopes to win buyers over with a lower price for a few high-end features. Is the board good enough to win a value crown?

Apacer PT920 Commando NVMe SSD Review
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Some think it's a stapler; others think it looks like an AR15 "upper." No matter what you think, the Apacer PT920 Commando is a high-performance NVMe SSD with a high rate of IOPS firepower.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Review: Vega In The Crosshairs
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0700
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has Radeon RX Vega 56 in its sights. Can Nvidia give gamers a reason to revise their wish lists this holiday season?

AMD Radeon RX 550 Graphics Card Price List
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A listing of current prices for all AMD Radeon RX 550 graphics cards available on the market today.

Enermax Ostrog Lite Case Review
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0700
The Enermax Ostrog Lite is an inexpensive, entry-level, mid-tower chassis with great looks and some high-end features.

Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi Review
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Can the bite sized Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi flex its muscles when compared to its bigger X370 brothers?

Intel & AMD Processor Hierarchy
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:10:00 -0700
Here is a resource to help you judge if a CPU is a reasonable value: The gaming CPU hierarchy chart groups CPUs with similar performance.

Best Professional Monitors
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:55:00 -0700
Professional monitors offer the best color accuracy and gamut and are well-suited for photographers and designers: Here are the best we’ve tested.

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop Review: A New Value King
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a straightforward gaming laptop that performs quite well, and is priced at an unheard of $1,100.

Dell UP2718Q Ultra HD HDR Professional Monitor Review
Sun, 29 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
HDR comes to the desktop with Dell’s 27" UP2718Q, with UHD resolution, HDR10, DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB color, and a 384-zone LED backlight.

Scary PC Games For Halloween
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Perhaps not to everyone's taste, but Halloween calls for a list of scary games, doesn't it? So here we are again. Happy Halloween!

Intel Optane SSD 900P Review: 3D XPoint Unleashed
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:28:00 -0700
There isn't a bush to beat around. The new Intel Optane SSD 900P ran it over along with the competition. This is the fastest consumer SSD ever, but it lacks capacity. 280GB and 480GB drives will ship this week, but the cost will be Optane.

FSP Hydro PTM 750W PSU Review
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 -0700
FSP joins the 10-year warranty club with its new Hydro PTM line, consisting of three members ranging from 550W to 750W, and all 80 PLUS Platinum-certified. We're reviewing the highest-end model today.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti: Three Cards, Unboxed
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
All GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards will ship with the same base and GPU Boost clock rates. However, there are still some differences between products. We have three in the lab already.

AMD Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card Price List
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A list of current prices for AMD Radeon RX 560 graphics card on the market.

Best Cooling
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:35:00 -0700
Here are the best CPU cooling solutions (air and liquid) for a range of systems, from small form-factor builds to overclocked big-rigs.

Intel Core i5-8400 Review: Six Cores On A Budget
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Intel's Core i5-8400 is the cheapest modern six-core CPU out there. Can Coffee Lake on a budget hold its own against the mighty Ryzen 5?

ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 CPU Cooler Review
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700
ID-Cooling adds RGB to its latest liquid CPU cooler. Bling is nice, but does the Auraflow 240 RGB also perform better?

Phison PS5008-E8 NVMe SSD Technical Preview With Performance Analysis
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Phison's partners plan to bring E8 and E8T SSDs to market soon. These products will end the SATA era and push NVMe into the mainstream.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card Roundup
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:45:00 -0700
We've rounded up all the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti boards we've reviewed so far. Read on to see how eight different graphics cards compare.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU Review
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Ryzen Threadripper 1900X brings eight cores and 16 threads to AMD's high-end desktop platform. But can it stand out from the popular Ryzen 7 1800X?

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Review
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700
With its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, MSI takes it up a notch with a big three-slot cooler. But are high clock rates and a binned GPU worth paying extra for?