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Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" platform provides everything you need for a competent entertainment PC in an extremely small package.
How we assembled an inexpensive gaming rig that delivers solid frame rates and is poised for future upgrades.
With the Windows 8 launch just around the corner, you may need a hardware upgrade to prepare for the new OS. We show you how to build a fast, Windows 8-ready system you can be proud of that won’t break the bank.
We'll show you how to find, buy, and build in a brand-new PC chassis.
To thoroughly evaluate a PC's performance, you need to use multiple tools and utilities specifically designed to tax each major component. We show you which tools to use, describe how to get results that are reliable and repeatable, and explain what all those numbers mean.
When you're shopping for a gaming system, consider our ten rules of thumb before you pull out your wallet.
Building a PC can be a frustrating endeavor. In the first installment of a two-part series on PC building best practices, we outline hardware-related pitfalls to watch out for when you're assembling your dream system.
With the help of a few high-tech tools, you can run a real business without ever stepping foot in an office.
Building a system that maximizes game performance is easy; doing it while keeping power consumption down is harder. Here's how you can build your own, and make it whisper-quiet to boot.
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.
Learn why using Sleep Mode is a smart idea and why selecting Safely Remove before unplugging a USB drive isn't strictly necessary.