Holiday 2017

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...

Best Motherboards 2017

This year has had an extremely wide selection of motherboards and chipsets to choose from. AMD’s Zen and Threadripper, Intel’s Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, and enterprise options mean...

24 by Ian Cutress on 11/23/2017

Best Gaming Laptops: Holiday 2017

Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a...

14 by Brett Howse & Joe Shields on 11/22/2017

Best SSDs: Holiday 2017

It's been only two months since the last update to this guide, but with the holiday sales starting it's time to check where SSD prices are at. There haven't...

4 by Billy Tallis on 11/22/2017

Best Mechanical Keyboards: Holiday 2017

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

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/21/2017

Best Laptops: Holiday 2017

It's time for another look at the notebook market. The rollout of the 8th gen quad-core U series has been slowly happening, with more products available, and we've also...

49 by Brett Howse on 11/21/2017

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Holiday 2017

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...

54 by Nate Oh on 11/17/2017

Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2017

Now that you've picked out your CPU, it's time to start picking out the rest of your system components. And perhaps the most humble but overlooked of these components...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/17/2017

Best CPUs for Gaming 2017

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...

24 by Ian Cutress on 11/7/2017

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2017

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

100 by Ian Cutress on 10/2/2017

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