Don't-Miss Component Stories
When you're shopping for a gaming system, consider our ten rules of thumb before you pull out your wallet.
Does your PC act as though it's about to die? Don't panic! We explain why the most common problems happen and what to do about them.
Numerous connectors and pins live on your motherboard. We take you on a tour of the most commonly used slots, connectors, and pinouts.
The new generation of sealed liquid coolers make less noise, take up less space, and are easier to install than air coolers. Here's how to install one yourself.
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Overclocking your graphics card will increase performance and potentially stave off an expensive upgrade. We'll show you how to do it.
A properly installed CPU cooler is essential to a stable system. We show you how to install CPU coolers on AMD and Intel processors to maximize cooling performance.
Your PC's case is more than likely cluttered with cables. Check out our illustrated guide to minimizing cable clutter and making your desktop cleaner, cooler, and more stable.
Looking to slash your Windows PC's boot time to the bone? We'll show you how we made one system boot 30 percent faster--without any hardware upgrades.
If you're willing to pay for premium components, it's easier than ever to build a performance PC that can handle games, movies, and heavy-duty audio/video editing with ease. Just follow our expert's step-by-step guide to assembling the ultimate dream machine.
Here's how to build a high-performance gaming system in a small box, suitable for carrying to LAN parties or gaming in small spaces.
Here's how to build a space-saving, energy-saving computer that will be ideal for either small offices or living rooms.
Upgrading your computer can be easy enough for most people. But it's not without its pitfalls. Here are five common upgrade mistakes that even experienced users make.
Looking to maximize your PC's performance or troubleshoot a problem? First, you'll need to master the art of benchmarking.
You can use your PC for gaming, video processing, and Web surfing. How about for cooking?