Data storage requirements have seen an exponential increase over the last several years. Despite SSDs taking over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems, hard drives continue to shine in areas requiring storage of large amount of 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. Modern games run into 100s of GBs in terms of install size. As flash prices continue to stay high, high-capacity SSDs have tended to carry a significant premium. In this scenario, the gaming crowd may find hard drives attractive. This guide will help readers choose the appropriate hard drive based on...
There are many hard drives with mail-in rebates and plenty of exceptional DVDR's at fair prices.
Haider Farhan on 1/17/2006
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.
Haider Farhan on 1/9/2006
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...
Jarred Walton on 1/2/2006
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...
Haider Farhan on 1/1/2006
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.
Haider Farhan on 12/24/2005
Check out this weeks price guide for your storage pricing needs as the holiday shopping season nears its end.
Haider Farhan on 12/17/2005
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.
Haider Farhan on 12/9/2005
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...
Haider Farhan on 12/4/2005
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