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Data storage requirements have kept increasing over the last several years. While SSDs have taken over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems, hard drives continue to be the storage media of choice in areas dealing with large amount of relatively cold data. Hard drives are also suitable for workloads that are largely sequential and not performance sensitive. SSDs are yet to achieve the low $/GB metric that makes HDDs attractive in that market segment. From a gaming perspective, install sizes of 100s of GBs are not uncommon for modern games. Despite the falling flash prices, high-capacity SSDs still tend to carry a price premium, making hard drives attractive in this market segment. This guide will help readers choose the appropriate...

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

This week turned out to be a great week for hardware shoppers! New hardware forecasts have slashed the prices of existing hardware; find out more in this weeks guide.

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/23/2002

Buyer's Guide: Dream System - August 2002

What would we put inside a computer if we had no limits? What components would we select to produce one of the fastest desktop machines in existence if we...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 8/23/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - Motherboards & Memory: August 2002 3rd Edition

Not too much change in prices this week...on anything. Some boards have either increased or decreased in price but not by much. Check out this weeks Motherboard and Memory...

0 by Purav Sanghani on 8/16/2002

Buyer's Guide: High-End Professional 3D - August 2002

Another week, another buyer's guide. Today we take a look at the high-end professional 3D market and suggest what should go into your computer. We also talk a bit...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 8/16/2002

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

We have continued to improve the price guides and graphs! Check out this week as we take a look at pricedrops and some new ATI cards.

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/11/2002

Buyer's Guide: High-End Gaming - August 2002

Perhaps the most anticipated of all the buyer's guides, today we take a look at what we think should go in your high-end gaming system this week. Does the...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 8/8/2002

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

We have added a truckload of boards to the charts this week. Boards with the VIA P4X266 and P4M266 chipsets have been added along with many carrying the SiS...

0 by Purav Sanghani on 8/2/2002

Buyer's Guide: High-End SOHO - August 2002

Today we embark on the second type of system we cover in the AnandTech Buyer's Guides, the high-end system configurations. This is our fourth buyer's guide in four weeks...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 8/2/2002

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

This week, there hasen't been many big changes in prices of CPUs and video cards, but the ones that have changed have done so greatly.

0 by Purav Sanghani on 7/29/2002

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

The third AnandTech Buyer's Guide in three weeks. We have kept our end of the deal and today bring you our suggestions for a value professional 3D setup.

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 7/25/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - Motherboards & Memory: July 2002 3rd Edition

This week, we have made some additions to the guides. Motherboards with the 745 series chipsets from SiS have been added to spice things up. Memory prices continue to soar.

0 by Purav Sanghani on 7/22/2002

July FAQ Update

We check out sharing between Windows and Linux with SAMBA, getting TV-Out on Linux with an nVidia card, running Windows software in Linux, OpenBSD ports, Intel processor packages and...

0 by Andy Hui on 7/21/2002

Buyer's Guide: Value Gaming - July 2002

Today we keep on pace, releasing our second buyer's guide in two weeks. This week we discuss the best way to spend your money if you are looking for...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 7/19/2002

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

We are starting to see some of the older P3's and Athlons phase out of the market as their supply decreases .. find out what other surprises are in...

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/14/2002

Buyer's Guide: Value SOHO - July 2002

Returning this week to AnandTech is the once regular buyer's guide. Although our format for the buyer's guide has changed a bit since our last article, the purpose has...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 7/12/2002

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

This week, the EPOX EP-8K3A+ carrying the VIA KT333 chipset has been added to the charts. Prices seem to mainly rise this week on both motherboards and memory.

0 by Purav Sanghani on 7/7/2002

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

This week's price guides include both the new AMD chips, and few more GeForce4 cards have been added. A good week is in store for buyers who want...

0 by Kristopher Kubicki on 6/28/2002

Weekly Hardware Price Guide - Motherboards and Memory: June 2002 3rd Edition

This week a few motherboard models from nVidia have been added to the charts showing a greater number of choices. In memory news, while DDR seems to be getting...

0 by Purav Sanghani on 6/23/2002

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

This weeks price guides include the Asus line of GeForce4 Ti cards. The costs of the Asus cards compete with the other brands in the Ti line.

0 by Purav Sanghani on 6/15/2002

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

Per your request, Nvidia nForce and SiS chipset carrying motherboards have been added to the charts. This brings the total to four competing brands of chipset technology.

0 by Purav Sanghani on 6/7/2002

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