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OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

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While not as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, the affordable Vertex 450 comes close, and is certainly fast enough for the average user.

Review: The Seagate 600 SSD is a great consumer-oriented first effort

Seagate's makes a solid entry into the consumer SSD fray.

Tested! Three graphics cards you can actually afford

Don't let money (or a lack thereof) stand in the way of great 3D gaming. These three video cards deliver beautiful visuals and fast frame rates.

Crucial M4 (512GB) review: A fast-reading, slow-writing, high-capacity SSD

The M4 has a great price per gigabyte and is also a great reader. Write performance, however, is mediocre at best.

Ultimate guide to SSDs (plus reviews of 7 new drives!)

Is your PC still relying on an old-school hard drive? Installing a solid-state drive is the best upgrade investment you can make.

Best Products of 2012: Cool PC Accessories

PCWorld's editors select the year's best PC-related components and peripherals.

Review: Asus Xonar Essence One USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier delivers audio ecstasy

This lovingly crafted DAC and headphone amp delivers a stellar audio performance rivaling that of much pricier audiophile gear.

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Review: Intel's Series 335 delivers more SSD for less money

Intel’s faster NAND flash renders the Series 335 a step up from Intel’s earlier solid-state drives, but the aggressive pricing is probably the better news for consumers.

EVGA GTX 660 Ti Review: Kepler Rendered Affordable

Nvidia takes the same chip as in the GTX 670, clocks it down a bit, disables one feature, and calls it something new. In the end, though, the price is what matters.

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review

AMD updates the original Radeon HD 7970 with a higher core clock speed, the ability to briefly boost core clocks, and faster memory. But can it catch up with Nvidia's hot new GTX 680? We put AMD's latest high-end card to the test.

Noteworthy Alternatives to Arduino

Though Arduino is the most popular microcontroller available, it isn't the only project-friendly board out there. Here are some others you should check out.

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GeForce GTX 670 Review: Lower Price, Great Performance

The GTX 670 offers performance better than last year's high-end Nvidia GPU, while offering improved efficiency and a lower price.

Radeon HD 7770 Review: Bare Minimum for Serious Gamers

Not every PC game enthusiast can spend $250 or more on a graphics card. If your budget is tight and your case has the room, this GPU is the least you should buy.