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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...

Weekly Motherboards & Video Price Guide: February 2003 2nd Edition

GeForceFX makes an slightly dissapointing debut on our guides as pre-orders are starting to pop up in various places. KT400 and KT333 boards dropped in price as we...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/24/2003

Weekly CPU & Memory Price Guide: February 2003 1st Edition

Just to spice things up a little this week, we are going to take a look at CPU's and Memory rather than the traditional CPU's and Video Cards. ...

1 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/6/2003

Distributed Computing FAQ Update

Whether you are new to the concept or have been contributing for several years, this FAQ Update tells you everything you need to join TeAm AnandTech and the many...

0 by Andy Hui on 1/26/2003

Weekly Hardware Price Guides - January 2003 1st Edition

This week we are taking a brief look at CPU's, Motherboards, Video Cards and Memory! We finally have perfected our price engine, so get ready for the most...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki & Larry Barber on 1/23/2003

January FAQ Update

A FAQ roundup for the last few months of 2002, this is an introduction to a large number of FAQ articles.

0 by Andy Hui on 1/4/2003

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - CPUs & Video: December 2nd Edition

This week we have seen a large drop in price on both the AMD and Intel fronts. We went through a lot of trouble to provide more ATI...

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/18/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guides - Motherboards & Memory: December 2002 1st Edition

Welcome back! The holiday season has got many of us hunting for deals left and right. Check out this week's guides for more deals than you can shake...

1 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/10/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - CPUs & Video: November 1st Edition

The ATI/NVidia wars are heating up! Even though the ATI cards have been on the market a while now, vendors are now just starting to pit them against...

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/3/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guides - Motherboards & Memory: October 2002 4th Edition

This week memory prices take a hit as most of the DDR ram increases in price. We also added several motherboards to the Intel and AMD sections.

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/25/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - CPUs & Video: October 2002 3rd Edition

We are still adding to make the Price Guides the best on the net! Check out this week's guides as we have added some recommendations and other features. ...

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/20/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guides - Motherboards & Memory: October 2002 2nd Edition

Today we relaunch the Price Guides again! We are going to continually keep updating the usefulness and the amount of information in the PG, so take a look...

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/14/2002

Buyer's Guide: Value Professional 3D - October 2002

We take time out this week to reevaluate our value professional 3D system recommendation initially made about two months ago. Is it still possible to build a professional 3D...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 10/8/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - CPUs & Video: October 2002 1st Edition

Another slow week for CPU prices? At least we can finally buy the AMD XP 2400+ and the 2600+. The Intel Celeron 2.0GHz also debuts in this week's...

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/5/2002

Buyer's Guide: Value Gaming - September 2002

Today we reevaluate our value gaming system recommendation. We have made a number of changes to the system since we last looked at it seven weeks ago and ultimately...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 9/25/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - CPUs & Video: September 2002 4th Edition

Processor price drops seem to have flatlined. Is it the calm before the storm? We will soon find out!

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/20/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guides - Motherboards & Memory: September 2002 3rd Edition

Prices have had mainly a 0-change on most of the charts. Some have drastically dropped or increased here and there but only some.

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/14/2002

Buyer's Guide: Value SOHO - September 2002

As promised, today we continue bringing you our weekly buyer's guides. We take a look at the budget SOHO system and make some minor changes upon our first seven...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 9/9/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - CPUs & Video: September 2002 2nd Edition

Again a good week for those buying Intel chips. Be careful though, as those 1.6A and 1.8A CPU's are getting harder (and more expensive) to find!

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/7/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - Motherboards & Memory: September 2002 1st Edition

Prices haven't changed too much this week. The price cuts that have occured, though, look very good.

0 by Purav Sanghani on 9/2/2002

August FAQ Update

August FAQ updates with X Window Managers, Symbolic and Hard linking, running Linux software in Windows, and an explanation about CD Audio

0 by Andy Hui on 8/25/2002

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