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For today's holiday buyers' guide we are having a look at power supplies. Once again, I shall begin with discussing and clarifying a common misconception among users, that a higher wattage PSU is not always better. What You Need To Know About Power Supplies It is very important to keep in mind that all switching PSUs have been designed so as to deliver their maximum efficiency at about half-load (50% of their rated maximum capacity). The efficiency of a PSU at any given moment is tied to how many components it is powering (known as load), decreasing not only at higher loads but at lower loads as well. This is especially true at the low-end of the loading curve, usually below 15% of the unit's rated...

Price Guides July 2004: Optical and Magnetic Storage

Find out what DVD burners and hard drives make this week's cut for your storage needs.

8 by Kristopher Kubicki & Larry Barber on 7/16/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System - July 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides for mid-range systems. We've added a few new picks and some other info since our last look at a mid...

26 by Evan Lieb on 7/16/2004

Price Guides July 2004: Video Cards and Memory

Now that we've all seen the latest and greatest offerings from the big players in video, which one stands as the best value? We'll also visit the continuing...

3 by Kristopher Kubicki and Howard Johnson on 7/9/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Entry Level System - July 2004

This week we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides, for entry level systems this time around. We've added a few new picks and some other info since we last...

48 by Evan Lieb on 7/7/2004

Price Guides July 2004: CPU and Motherboards

New sockets, CPU cores, and PCI Express. With all of the choices at hand, how can you find the best deal? We'll show you which processors and...

12 by Cara Hamm on 7/6/2004

Buyer's Guide: High End System - July 2004

Socket 939, Socket 775, DDR2, and PCI Express have all debuted in the last month. With all the new choices, our High End Buyer's Guide gets some new...

47 by Wesley Fink on 6/30/2004

Price Guides June 2004: Optical and Magnetic Storage

We have new 12X DVDR and DVD Dual Layer drives inside. Another weekly edition of prices, deltas and more new products than you can shake a stick at.

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 6/19/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System - June 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides, for mid-range systems this time around. Some nice new developments have popped up, among other little tidbits of info during...

24 by Evan Lieb on 6/18/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Entry Level System - June 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides, for entry level systems this time around. Not much has changed in the last month on the entry level front...

41 by Evan Lieb on 6/9/2004

Buyer's Guide: High End System - May 2004

This month's High End Guide is the first in the new Buyer's Guide series, with many new recommendations. The Buyer's Guides are expanding, and you will see regular...

59 by Wesley Fink on 5/26/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System - May 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides, for mid-range systems this time around.

25 by Evan Lieb on 5/20/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Entry Level System - May 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides, for entry level systems this time around.

27 by Evan Lieb on 5/15/2004

Price Guides May 2004: CPU and Video

Interested in knowning the next Intel price cuts? See what processors and video cards we recommend this week.

10 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/11/2004

Intel's 1066MHz Front Side Bus; See you in the Fall

Here is some good news that doesn't invovle Tejas or Jayhawk!

22 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/10/2004

Price Guides May 2004: Optical and Magnetic Storage

Considering a DVD burner or a new hard drive? You couldn't have asked for a better time to buy...

14 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/2/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: High End System - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our eleventh Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for high end systems this time around.

32 by Evan Lieb on 4/30/2004

Price Guides April 2004: CPU and Motherboards

Still holding off for Socket 939 or Socket 775? Take a look at what we recommend this week instead...

4 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/27/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our tenth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for mid-range systems this time around.

24 by Evan Lieb on 4/22/2004

Price Guides April 2004: Video Cards and Memory

Memory prices are rocketing out of control, NV40's debut did little to change prices for video cards.

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/18/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Entry Level Guide - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our ninth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for entry level systems this time around. There have been...

22 by Evan Lieb on 4/17/2004

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