Don't-Miss Component Stories
By the gigabyte, an SSD is much more expensive than a conventional hard drive. You may be able to save money by buying one with a smaller capacity.
Don't be afraid of cracking open your desktop PC's case. Installing a new 3.5" hard drive is a basic task anyone can accomplish.
Your PC needs to stay cool to keep working at its best. Here's how to install a fan for a new build, or to replace a fan that has stopped working.
You install a second hard drive, plug in the power, and turn on the PC. But Windows doesn't boot. Run through this checklist to fix the problem.
In theory, USB 3.0 transfers data at an awesome 5gbps, but the flash drives available now can't even hit USB 2.0's much-lower speed ceiling.
With a little planning and lots of twist ties, your cluttered PC can be transformed into a clean, crisp computer with wonderful airflow.
Gaming rigs don’t have to be big, noisy, power-sucking beasts. We've built one that treads lightly and kills softly.
We built a diminutive PC gaming rig for roughly the same price as an Xbox One. Was it worth it?
Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.
SSDs slow down with use, but a secure-erase utility could work wonders for it.
Check socket compatibility. Organize the screws and cables. Install this before that. And read the manuals!
Need more USB ports for your PC? There are tons of hub options out there, but make sure you get this one particular feature.
Building a computer is a great way to get a custom configuration, save some money and have fun. In a how-to video, we'll show you how to build one in less than two minutes.