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Aplicata Quad M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe x8 Adapter Review
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
An Open Compute initiative to pack more M.2 storage into servers has trickled down from the enterprise to the workstation market. Aplicata is one of the first to market.

Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 Graphics Card Prices
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A price list of all the currently available Nvidia GT 1030 graphics cards.

Best Cases
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:40:00 -0700
Here are the best cases for custom PC builds. Our recommendations take cooling and noise into account, and most sell for less than $100.

Asus ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Platinum Edition Review
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Are you a fan of water- or air-cooling? If you don't know, or can't decide, Asus' ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Platinum Edition enables both options.

Best Gaming CPUs
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:35:00 -0700
Here are the best gaming CPUs for the money. These processors offer the best performance at their price and are suitable for overclocking.

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift Case Review
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Phanteks added two new tall, slim, tempered glass entries to its long list of Enthoo series. Today we find out how the smaller of the two's performance compares to other compact cases we've tested thus far.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Game Mode, Benchmarked
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
We put AMD’s gaming performance to the test, using synthetic benchmarks like VRMark and 3DMark as well as real-world gaming tests.

Best Power Supplies
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:30:00 -0700
Here are the best power supplies for gaming PCs. These PSUs offer the best reliability, performance and protection for your components.

Aerocool Project 7 850W PSU Review
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Aerocool enters the high-end PSU market with its new Project 7 line. The flagship ACP-850FP7 offers 850W capacity, fully modular cabling & a semi-passive mode.

Best GPU-Melting Games
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
There are a handful of titles that will put your GPU's capabilities to the test. Did your favorite game make the list?

Best Monitors
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:25:00 -0700
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.

Ethereum Mining Performance: GeForce Vs. Radeon
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
While the number of different cryptocurrencies is always increasing, only a handful have attained enough market capitalization to be truly viable. Ethereum, a blockchain-based distributed computing platform, is one of the most popular.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics Card Prices
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A price list of all the currently available Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics cards.

Best Graphics
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:35:00 -0700
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).

Acer Predator XB252Q 240Hz Monitor Review
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Hardcore gamers might want to check out Acer’s latest addition to its Predator line. The XB252Q is a 25” TN monitor with 240Hz, G-Sync & a super-fast FHD panel.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Card Prices
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A price list of all the currently available Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards.

AVADirect Avatar 2017 Desktop Review
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Ever get that feeling of dj vu? That's exactly what we experienced when we checked out AVADirect's latest version of its Avatar gaming desktop PC.

Best Memory
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:10:00 -0700
Here are the best performing RAM kits we’ve tested: computer memory that’s ideal for gaming, video editing and graphics-heavy applications.

Team Group Delta RGB DDR4-3000 16GB Review
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Delta modules expand Team Group’s RGB line in time for Asus’ Aura update. Does the DRAM underneath those fancy lights live up to the T-Force performance label?

Raidmax Alpha Prime Case Review
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Alpha Prime adds glass and RGB fans to the budget-priced Raidmax Alpha gaming case. Is this the recipe for enthusiast nirvana?

Best SSDs
Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:05:00 -0700
Here are the best PCIe and SATA SSDs on the market, ranging from 256GB to 2TB. These drives offer the best performance per dollar.

Plextor S3C SSD Review
Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Plexor's mainstream S3 product line gives us our first look at Silicon Motion's SM2254 controller and SK hynix's 14nm TLC.

Popular Custom Keycap Sets
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
The keycaps that came with your keyboard were probably not designed to be eye-catching. That's why custom keysets have become so popular in the last few years. What once was a small niche for enthusiasts has expanded.

Tom's Hardware's Custom Core i9 De-Lidder
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Delidding has become more and more popular, and tools to facilitate manipulation have emerged. Unfortunately (or not), Core i9 processors are very new, and we haven't found any tools available on the market.

CPU Performance In VR: 11 Games Benchmarked
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
We test five platforms across 11 Oculus Rift games using a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in order to determine how your choice of CPU affects performance.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Card Prices
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A price list of all the currently available Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics cards.

Best Gaming Laptops
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:35:00 -0700
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.

MSI GE63VR Raider Gaming Laptop Review
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
MSI has launched a raid party on the laptop market. Can the competition defend itself against the GE63VR Raider?

Best Motherboards
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:10:00 -0700
Here are the best motherboards for Intel and AMD’s top processors. These boards offer great features, overclocking performance and pricing.

ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 Review
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Does the ASRock board with the excessive name have the excess features to make it worth $100 over its base model?

Seagate Nytro 141 Client SSD Review
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Seagate built the Nytro 141 for a specific customer, but overstock moved drives to the channel where you can buy them below the manufacturing cost.

Best Professional Monitors
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 20:00:00 -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.

Riotoro Onyx 650W PSU Review
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Riotoro's Onyx 650W is a budget-oriented PSU. It's based on an advanced platform that isn't very efficient, but it's packed with solid performance per dollar.

Top 25 Cryptocurrencies By Market Cap
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Here are the 25 cryptocurrencies with the biggest market capitalization. Many have similarities, but also have unique features and technologies.

Acer ProDesigner BM320 4K Monitor Review
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Acer’s BM320 ProDesigner is a 32” IPS screen with UHD, RGB & native 10-bit panel. It should be just the thing for pros needing precise color & image quality.

ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac Motherboard Review
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700
ASRock blends Taichi style with Fatal1ty performance in its attempt to take the value win. Can the X370 Killer SLI/ac beat our previous winners? And has AMD finally delivered us the memory stability we've been screaming for?

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card Prices
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A price list of all the currently available Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics cards.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Review
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Threadripper 1920X sports 12 fed by 38MB of cache, quad-channel memory, and 64 PCIe lanes - all for $800, compared to Intel’s $1000 Core i9-7900X.

Crucial BX300 SSD Review
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Crucial rethinks the transition to 3D TLC for all consumer SSDs and releases a brilliant entry-level product that takes aim at the dominant Samsung.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Review
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:00:01 -0700
Radeon RX Vega 56 should be hitting store shelves with 3584 Stream processors and 8GB of HBM2. Should you scramble to snag yours or shop for something else?

Drobo B810i Review
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Drobo lowered the price of the B810 products, and the SAN model moved to just $999. Let's take a closer look.

Best Online Co-Op Games
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Some games aren't meant to be played alone. Here are your picks for the best online co-op titles. Did your favorite game make the list?

Thermaltake View 71 TG EATX Case Review
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:37:00 -0700
Thermaltake’s View 71 TG adds tempered glass to a basic EATX design. Does performance justify its price?

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card Prices
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A price list of all the currently available Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics cards.

Galax GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hall of Fame Review
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Visually, the Galax GTX 1080 Ti HoF has a lot going for it. Opening the box, it exudes an air of exclusivity. But does the card deliver with our test suite?

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card Prices
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0700
A price list of all the currently available Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.

Best PC Builds
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:45:00 -0700
Here are nine gaming PC builds that are recommended by the Tom’s Hardware community. These builds range from $500 to $2,500 and include three VR-ready systems.

AOC C4008VU8 UHD Monitor Review
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:00:01 -0700
AOC's C4008VU8 curved display, sports a 40" VA panel with 3840x2160 resolution & an all-white chassis. High style & big size in one package for less than $800.

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 Motherboard Review
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700
Gigabyte blows out the X299 pricing floor with its Aorus Gaming 3. Will it have a value appeal to computing enthusiasts?

EVGA 450 B3 PSU Review
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0700
EVGA's new B3 line succeeds the older B2 family. All units are fully modular and have 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency. The 450 B3 is the lowest-capacity model, and as you'll see, it struggled with our test suite.