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...
Our latest CPU guide includes details on AMD and Intel's solid pricing on the latest dual core processors, Opteron, Xeon and budget based Sempron and Celeron D's.
Haider Farhan on 11/26/2005
In this month's issue of our storage guide, along with many other suggestions, you will find new pricing updates and deals we think you may want to know about.
Haider Farhan on 11/19/2005
You will find a new addition to the GeForce 6800
line of cards, the 6800 GS. With the recent release of the X1800 line from
ATI, we're also picking up...
Haider Farhan on 11/13/2005
We have Socket 939 motherboards at very reasonable prices and the costs of the Socket 939 and their Socket 754 counterparts are exceptionally close. Take a look at this...
Haider Farhan on 11/5/2005
In this October 2005 edition of our CPU price guides, we look at Intel's steady but solid dual core pricing, the recent drop in AMD's X2 prices, and a...
Haider Farhan on 10/29/2005
Our latest Price Guide has details on the Seagate's 7200.9 drives. SAS drives are also starting to become more common.
Jarred Walton & Haider Farhan on 10/15/2005
The quest for the best bang-for-the-buck continues. How low can we go without sacrificing necessary features?
Jarred Walton on 10/14/2005
The card to buy this week is the X800GTO². We've got some analysis on this card, plus some details on GeForce 6600GT's allocation, X800GT/GTO, and tidbits about ATI's...
Anand Lal Shimpi & Howard Johnston on 10/1/2005
Looking for a system that will last you several years? Our latest Guide for a complete system should help you out!
Jarred Walton on 9/19/2005
500GB hard drives are now available in the retail channel. We also have details on SAS, LightScribe and new Western Digital SATA IO drives!
Cara Hamm on 8/28/2005
NVIDIA's 7800GT series enters the channel on time, resulting in a shake-up of prices all across the NVIDIA high end. Meanwhile, ATI's subtle introduction of the X800 and...
Anand Shimpi & Cara Hamm on 8/14/2005
AMD's new X2 3800+ shifts the dual core advantage back into AMD's court; and with nForce4 prices as cheap as they are, motherboards never looked so good.
Kristopher Kubicki and Howard Johnson on 8/6/2005
Socket 939 Opterons, 64-bit Pentium 4s, 64-bit Semprons, and a low budget dual core Athlon 64 very soon! Come one, come all, CPU details this week inside!
Derek Wilson & Manveer Wasson on 7/23/2005
We have updated recommendations for the budget sector in this Buyer’s Guide.
Jarred Walton on 7/20/2005
What better time to have a video card price guide than just a few days after NVIDIA launched their new graphics generation. We have the low down on...
Kristopher Kubicki on 6/26/2005
What dad wouldn't want a new motherboard for Father's Day? New Intel chipsets plus details on ATI's Crossfire inside. Socket 754 motherboards have bottomed out, and nForce4 prices are...
Kristopher Kubicki & Larry Barber on 6/19/2005
Our latest Buyer's Guide takes a look at the moderate to extreme price and performance segments, starting at around $1500. For those who aren't looking to build a...
Jarred Walton on 5/23/2005