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The unsung hero of PC performance, these days it’s often storage that makes the difference between a fast, responsive PC and something that feels like less. A processor can only work as quickly as it can be fed data, and this is where a good solid state drive can help even a slow system become faster. Whether it’s an upgrade for an older system still packing a hard drive, or building out a new system from scratch, picking the right SSD is one of the more important decisions to make in configuring and customizing a computer. To help with this, we’ve assembled our SSD guide, outlining the best choices in SSDs of every form factor and price range. Last year saw massive SSD price drops...

High-End Buyers' Guide: May 2007

Come see what the cream of the computing crop is in this, our latest high-end buyers' guide.

69 by Dave Robinet and Jarred Walton on 5/29/2007

April 2007 Buyers' Guides: Budget and Midrange Configurations

We provide an updated look at the current market trends, with advice and recommendations for budgets ranging from $700-$1500.

46 by Jarred Walton on 4/20/2007

January 2007 Buyer's Guide: Midrange Menagerie

The price of progress is outdated systems. We've got updated recommendations for midrange computers that look to put progress back in its place.

43 by Jarred Walton on 1/19/2007

Holiday 2006 Shopping Guide: GPUs

Our Holiday Shopping Guides continue with advice on GPU purchases. No matter how much you're looking to spend, we have recommendations that will help you get the most...

51 by Jarred Walton on 12/13/2006

Holiday 2006 Shopping Guide: CPUs

Looking for advice on what to get your favorite computer geek (or yourself) for the holidays? We will cover all of the major components over the next couple of...

30 by Jarred Walton on 11/27/2006

Budget Buyer's Guide - October 2006

Sometimes it's difficult to put together a decent budget PC, especially when the costs of certain components are on the rise. We've got recommendations and advice for those...

71 by Jarred Walton on 10/25/2006

High-End Buyer's Guide - October 2006

Looking for a top-quality computer where price is not the primary concern? Our high-end buyers guide has the information you need, along with a quick look at what's...

45 by Jarred Walton on 10/9/2006

Midrange Buyer's Guide - September 2006

A lot of things have changed in the past few months, and we've got top to bottom new recommendations for our latest midrange buyer's guide.

49 by Jarred Walton on 9/26/2006

Price Guide, July 2006: Storage

Join us for a current look into the storage marketplace where we'll also take the time to make various purchase recommendations.

13 by Haider Farhan on 7/17/2006

Price Guide, July 2006: Video Cards

We're back again with a complete overview of most of the video card solutions available today. Read on to see what kind of deals we have found this time around.

33 by Haider Farhan on 7/12/2006

Building a Better Budget PC

People often ask about which components they should use for a budget PC. We'll try to answer exactly that question, as we will be running benchmarks on several popular...

56 by Jarred Walton on 7/10/2006

Price Guide, June 2006: Motherboards

We have an updated look at the motherboard marketplace just as the AM2 and nForce 5xx roll onto the scene.

7 by Haider Farhan on 6/26/2006

Price Guide, June 2006: Processors

Looking for a new AM2 processor to go with AMD's recently launched platform? We've got an updated look at the CPU market and prices with this week's Price Guide.

23 by Jarred Walton on 6/19/2006

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

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