Buyer's Guides

Regardless of whether you're upgrading an existing system or looking to build a new one from scratch, Intel's 12th Gen Core series (Alder Lake) has something for everyone. This includes the fantastic quad-core Core i3-12300 which represents excellent value for money under $150, as well as the high-performance flagship Core i9-12900K and the higher clocked Core i9-12900KS which recently launched for demanding applications and games. Every processor regardless of use case and price point needs an equally capable motherboard to get the most out of the performance. With a wide variety of LGA 1700 motherboards including the premium Z690, more affordable H660, and B660 chipsets, to the entry-level H610 models, there's a full spectrum of options. So we're taking a look at what's available on...

Best AMD Motherboards: May 2022

In what appears to be a final swan song for AMD's long-lived AM4 platform, AMD announced seven new Ryzen processors back in March, including the highly anticipated Ryzen 7...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/6/2022

Best Mechanical Keyboards: Holiday 2021

Continuing our run of holiday buyers' guides, today we're taking a look at peripherals. Considering that a PC’s peripherals can easily outlive the main system’s components and usually stay...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/17/2021

Best Laptops: Holiday 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, it is time again to look back at the laptop market. Despite bumps from the COVID pandemic, the laptop ecosystem continues to flourish...

22 by Brett Howse on 12/1/2021

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2021

The launch of Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors has shaken up the market in the eternal battle against AMD, with seemingly a good number of processors to go...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/22/2021

Best Android Phones: November 2021

We’re nearing the end of the year and the holiday season, and all relevant devices for 2021 have seen their releases, and we’re entering a period of quiet before...

25 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/19/2021

Best CPUs for Workstations: June 2021

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

55 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2021

Best SSDs: May 2021

A solid state drive is often the most important component for making a PC feel fast and responsive; any PC still using a mechanical hard drive as its primary...

21 by Billy Tallis on 5/14/2021

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

19 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2018

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

4 by Ian Cutress on 10/24/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

1 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q1 2018

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

1 by Ian Cutress on 1/2/2018

Best CPUs: August 2017

Our newest CPU Guide can be found here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9793/best-cpus Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give...

0 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Best CPUs Q2 2017

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

1 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2017

Best Tablets: Q1 2017

Unlike the red-hot smartphone market that continues to grow, with new models appearing at a blistering rate, the tablet market is, well….a little boring. Apple still releases a few...

30 by Matt Humrick on 3/31/2017

Best CPUs: Q1 2016

When building a custom PC, especially on the consumer side, the processor is typically second or third down the list of priorities, behind graphics, storage or specific motherboard features...

17 by Ian Cutress on 3/24/2015

PSU Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/3/2014

Best SSDs: July 2014

Given the recent product releases in the SSD industry, it is now a good time to do another purchase recommendation post. We did our first "Best SSDs" post in...

42 by Kristian Vättö on 7/23/2014

Best Desktop Video Cards - Holiday 2013

Continuing our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides, today we’ll be taking a look at desktop video cards. Cyber Monday kicks off today, and while video cards neither have the...

44 by Ryan Smith on 12/2/2013

Best SSDs: Holiday 2013

Since the holiday shopping season is going at full speed and Black Friday is only a few days away, we are doing a bunch of product recommendation posts to...

54 by Kristian Vättö on 11/27/2013

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