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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 Guide, June 2006: Storage

We're back again this week with a new storage price guide, bringing you the best available storage deals online!

20 by Haider Farhan on 6/11/2006

Price Guide, May 2006: Video Cards

We know many of you have missed having our weekly price guides to help make your shopping decisions easier, so here we are today with a complete look at...

39 by Haider Farhan on 5/27/2006

Pre-AM2 Mid-Range Buyers' Guide, May 2006

Thinking about upgrading, even with AM2 and Core Duo 2 right around the corner? We've got some analysis on the situation, as well as some currently available recommendations.

56 by Jarred Walton on 5/9/2006

Price Guide, March 2006: CPUs

Join us in this week’s CPU price guide as we point out some hot deals about the latest hardware.

17 by Haider Farhan on 3/27/2006

Price Guide, March 2006: Storage

Check out this week’s storage price guide, bringing you the best available deals online!

15 by Haider Farhan on 3/12/2006

Price Guide, March 2006: Video Cards

In the recent addition to the video card segment, we have the 7800 GS, X1900 and for the low-end, the 7300 GS. Read on to find out what new...

19 by Haider Farhan on 3/8/2006

Price Guide, February/March 2006: Motherboards

In this week’s motherboard price guide, we can see that the new nForce 4 Ultra for the socket 775 boards have become available and the i975X have become a...

8 by Haider Farhan on 2/28/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: CPU

Be sure to check out this weekend's CPU price guide as we analyze the latest development in CPU pricing.

11 by Haider Farhan on 2/20/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: Storage

In this week's Price Guide, we'll take a look at pricing trends of one of the core components in a PC, the hard disk drive.

7 by Haider Farhan on 2/12/2006

Price Guide, February 2006: Video Cards

You can see the newly released Radeon X1900 cards featured in this week's video card price guide. We're also seeing quite a bit of action in the price side...

8 by Haider Farhan on 2/5/2006

Price Guide, January 2006 - Motherboards

In this edition of our motherboard price guide, we are seeing the newly released i975X chipset based boards have begun to slowly roll into the market while we expect...

7 by Haider Farhan on 1/28/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: CPUs

The new dual-core FX-60 processor has recently dropped into the market and possibly because of that, the Athlon 64 X2's have seen some respectable price reductions.

13 by Haider Farhan on 1/23/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Storage

There are many hard drives with mail-in rebates and plenty of exceptional DVDR's at fair prices.

4 by Haider Farhan on 1/17/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Video Cards

This week we are noticing quite a few deals from eVGA while the ultra high-end graphics cards are appearing to be a bit more reasonable.

16 by Haider Farhan on 1/9/2006

Mid-Range to High-End Buyer's Guide, January 2006

All Santa gave you for Christmas was lots of cash, and you're looking to spend it, right? We have recommendations ranging from $1000 to $3000 in our latest...

67 by Jarred Walton on 1/2/2006

Price Guide, January 2006: Motherboards

Just as the end of 2005 comes to a close, we're here to bring you the latest update on your rig's main component, the motherboard. Read on to find...

10 by Haider Farhan on 1/1/2006

Price Guide, December 2005: CPUs

The socket 939 Opterons are back in stock on sale for extremely tempting prices while we await a new series of processors from both AMD and Intel.

10 by Haider Farhan on 12/24/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Storage

Check out this weeks price guide for your storage pricing needs as the holiday shopping season nears its end.

12 by Haider Farhan on 12/17/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Video Cards

We have found many video cards this month to have mail-in-rebates. The 6800 Ultra cards are very close to their EOL, while the 6800 GS cards are fairing exceptionally well.

24 by Haider Farhan on 12/9/2005

Price Guide, December 2005: Motherboards

Motherboards featuring the i975X chipset are expected to launch into the market sometime this week. The new GeForce 6150 nForce 430 boards have finally dropped in price, Read on...

9 by Haider Farhan on 12/4/2005

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