Don't-Miss Component Stories
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?
Upgrading your desktop PC's processor--whether the CPU in question is from Intel or from AMD--might sound intimidating, but it’s an easier (and cheaper) way to boost your system’s speed than you think.
If you want to keep your PC current, sooner or later you’ll have to replace your motherboard. Here’s how to make that process fairly painless.
Upgrading your PC's hardware can be easy, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do each task. Here are five upgrades that most users do a half-baked job on, and tips to help your upgrade go flawlessly.
Looking to upgrade your PC performance on the cheap? Overclocking your components is free, easy, and safe--if you do it right.