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Liquid cooling vs. traditional cooling: What you need to know

If you're pushing your PC to its limits, choosing the right cooling option can mean the difference between tearing through benchmarks or crashing and burning.

Windows 8 and Xbox: How to realize their hidden synergy

With Windows 8, the ties between Microsoft's blockbuster operating system and its blockbuster gaming console have never been tighter. Here's how to get the two playing nicely together.

10 superb free tools for all of your basic business needs

If your small business has a comparably small software budget, these 10 free software tools can get your company up and running for no cost whatsoever.

9 multiplayer PC games that redefine 'holiday family time'

Forget about caroling, board games, and awkward conversations with relatives who might as well be from another planet. These 9 multiplayer games are so addictive, you might even invite your family to join in.

Confusion in the Living Room: Playing Streamed Videos, Part 2 of 2

Codecs and containers: The mysteries of video streaming, revealed!

10 killer PC upgrades for less than $250

Sometimes a single component upgrade can push your PC over the edge. Allow us to make some timely holiday suggestions.

One OS, three installation options: What's the best way to install Windows 8?

You can run Windows 8 in a virtual machine, dual-boot it with your current OS, or install it outright. We explore the pros and cons of each option.

Bend Windows 8 to your will with these free tools

Three free utilities to customize Win8, make it look like OS X, or eliminate the Start Screen entirely.

The Windows 8 ecosystem: 5 best and 5 worst features

Across the entirety of Windows 8--from desktops to laptops to tablets to smartphones--what did Microsoft get right and wrong?

Confusion in the Living Room: Playing Streamed Videos, Part 1 of 2

Your device says it can play AVI files that you stream across your network. But AVI files won’t, in fact, play. Let’s investigate the whys and wherefores.

Digital Storm Marauder review: Good gaming, little else

For a budget desktop, this bare-bones system offers little beyond its frame rates.

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Digital Storm Aventum review: Impressive build, but misses the target

Digital Storm builds a system that could be a great workstation, but as a gaming system, it's overpriced and underperforms.

How to Choose a New PC Case

We'll show you how to find, buy, and build in a brand-new PC chassis.

Micro Express MicroFlex 37B Review: Don't Judge by the Cover

It’s fast and it’s furious--Micro Express’s budget desktop delivers a lot for a low-cost PC. But its looks won't appeal to everyone.

How to Eliminate Eyestrain From Your Big, Beautiful PC

Building an amazing desktop computer is easy, but even after you stuff your new system with the latest hardware, hook up your cabling, and make room for your giant monitor, you're not quite done. Make it easy on the eyes with this handy guide.