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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 Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: June 2001 2nd Edition

Memory prices are still on the fall in this week's guide along with some new DDR modules added to the list. Not much has changed with motherboards but...

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 6/22/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: June 2001 2nd Edition

AMD CPU prices fall dramatically this week, along with a few surprises in the video card market all in this week's CPU & Video Card Price Guide.

0 by Manveer Wasson on 6/20/2001

Weekly Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: June 2001 1st Edition

Memory prices keep falling, new motherboards, and much more all in the this week's Memory and Motherboard Price Guide.

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 6/11/2001

Buyer's Guide: High-End Systems - June 2001

Looking to build a powerful new system, but can't quite figure out what should go in? Let AnandTech guide the way with the Buyer's Guide for High-End Systems...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 6/11/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: June 2001 1st Edition

Although we find only slight changes in price this week on the CPU side, we do welcome a new AMD Athlon processor to the guide. More exciting price changes...

0 by Manveer Wasson on 6/1/2001

Weekly Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: May 2001 2nd Edition

RAM continues to nosedive in price with DDR leading the way hitting record lows. Read all about it in this week's Memory and Motherboard Price Guide.

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 5/27/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: May 2001 2nd Edition

Prices continue to fall on both Intel and AMD CPUs, the GeForce3 gets cheaper, and the Kyro II enters our price guide for the first time. See what is...

0 by Manveer Wasson on 5/20/2001

Weekly Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: May 2001 1st Edition

Just when you thought things couldn't get any cheaper, prices drop even lower. That's the theme of this week's Memory & Motherboard Price Guide.

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 5/11/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: May 2001 1st Edition

The Pentium 4 prices come crashing down, Athlons are more affordable than ever and the NVIDIA GeForce3 makes its debut on this week's CPU & Video Card Price Guide.

0 by Manveer Wasson on 5/4/2001

Weekly Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: April 2001 3rd Edition

RDRAM is falling again and Athlon boards continue their downward trend in price in our latest Price Guide closing off the month of April.

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 4/27/2001

Buyer's Guide: Value Systems - May 2001

The long awaited return of the AnandTech Buyer's Guide is finally here! We're kicking it off with value systems that will give you the most bang for your buck.

0 by Mike Andrawes on 4/25/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: April 2001 2nd Edition

The Pentium 4 and Athlon are continuing to drop in price while video cards remain relatively stagnant. Could it be the quiet before the storm in the graphics sector?

0 by Manveer Wasson on 4/20/2001

Weekly Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: April 2001 2nd Edition

Falling RDRAM prices, cheap DDR, and new Socket-A motherboards are all a part of this week's Memory & Motherboard Price Guide.

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 4/13/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: April 2001 1st Edition

Unlike the NASDAQ, you'll want to see these numbers fall and they most certainly do. This week's CPU and Video Card Price Guide has all of the latest...

0 by Manveer Wasson on 4/6/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: March 2001 2nd Edition

The downward trend continues, as CPU prices for both Intel and AMD are headed south and NVIDIA products become more affordable with the announcement of the GeForce3. ATI and...

0 by Manveer Wasson on 3/23/2001

VIA's KT133A - Overclocking w/ the 133MHz FSB: The "Issue"

While some have reported outstanding success with overclocking their Athlon CPUs using the 133MHz FSB courtesy of the VIA KT133A chipset, there have been a surprising amount of failures...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 3/20/2001

Weekly Memory & Motherboard Price Guide: March 2001 2nd Edition

More motherboards than you can imagine and memory prices on the rise again. Have you missed the perfect time to buy more memory or are lower prices on...

0 by Kiran Venkatesh on 3/16/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: March 2001 1st Edition

The Athlon hits 1.3GHz and takes your wallet with it, the Pentium 4 continues to drop, and we see a new card from ATI. That, and much more...

0 by Manveer Wasson on 3/9/2001

Heatsink Guide - AnandTech's new Testing Methodology

It has been over a year since we introduced our first official Heatsink Testing Methodology and kicked off our cooler roundups. Now, with CPUs running hotter than ever...

1 by Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/6/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: February 2001 2nd Edition

Cheap Athlons, ATI's Radeon LE, and the post-launch effects of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce3: all in this week's price guide.

0 by Manveer Wasson on 2/23/2001

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