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Kingston HyperX QuadCast Gaming Microphone Review
Kingston's unusual three-diaphragm design produces great sound at a low price. The Quadcast's controls are also intuitive for any gamer or game streamer.
Zombie Loading: Intel Patches Slow Down SSDs as AMD Gains Ground
We've tested the impact of the new Zombieload, RIDL, and Fallout vulnerabilities on storage performance with both Intel and AMD platforms.
Alienware m15 (OLED) Gaming Laptop Review: Most Vibrant Screen We've Seen
The Alienware m15's optional OLED panel literally changes the game with its eye-popping colors.
Hexgears Impulse Keyboard Review: Best for Typing
The ultimate typing keyboard, the Hexgears Impulse and its Box White Switches will make you faster and more comfortable for both work and play.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 Gaming Laptop Review: AMD and Nvidia in One Machine
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 is a sleek flagship AMD Ryzen gaming laptop with Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti.
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Motherboard Review: Premium Looks, Budget Price
The Strix B450-F Gaming is a middle of the road gaming motherboard from its ROG lineup. With a price of $120 and support for both AMD- and Nvidia-based multi-GPU builds, it’s a solid mid-range board, with some premium aesthetics.
Roccat Kova Aimo Gaming Mouse Review: Subtle, Yet Powerful
A good gaming mouse for the price, the Roccat Kova Aimo is a no-nonsense pointer with an attractive but understated aesthetic.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming OC 6G Review: A Mainstream Turing Hotrod
Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming OC 6G combines premium cooling with a mainstream GPU, resulting in slow-spinning fans, low temperatures, and high clock rates. A modest mark-up keeps us interested long enough to recognize this card's value.
Kingston KC2000 M.2 NVMe SSD Review: Top Notch Components and Security
Kingston designed its new KC2000 SSD for gamers, prosumers, and corporate users alike with top-notch security and solid performance that spans up to 3.2/2.2 GB/s.
zSpace Review: This Is What an AR Laptop Can Do
The zSpace has 3D and AR capabilities unlike any laptop. It’s an innovative new approach to education but a bit laggy when it comes to typical productivity.
Simple RAM Overclocking With a Few Clicks: How to Enable XMP
What is XMP, and how do I use it to get my high-speed memory to its full rated performance on Intel and AMD motherboards?
Logitech G502 Lightspeed Review: Expensive Mousing Excellence
The Logitech G502 Lightspeed takes a classic gaming mouse and gives it long battery life and lighter weight, but it’s on the pricey side.
Best Gaming Desktops 2019
We tested pre-built gaming desktop PCs with our typical gauntlet of real-world and synthetic benchmarks to measure overall system performance.
Creative SXFI Air Headset Review: Versatile but Bulky
The Air excels against similarly priced rivals in audio and gaming, but it's best suited to those who are gamers first, but want their media to sound good, too.
Fractal Design Define S2 Vision Case Review: Excellence at a Cost
It’s expensive, but Fractal Design's Define S2 Vision has everything an enthusiast could want, including stellar performance and ARGB options aplenty.
Best 4K Gaming Monitors for PC 2019: 144 Hz to Budget
Based on our testing, here are the best 4K gaming monitors, from budget to 144 Hz—all equipped with G-Sync or FreeSync.
Best Gaming Monitors 2019: 4K, Budget and More
Here are the best gaming monitors available today, ranging from inexpensive 60-144hz monitors to top-of-the-line 4K panels equipped with G-Sync or FreeSync.
G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 2x16GB Kit Review: No Lights, Nice Price
If your CPU and board support DDR4-3200 XMP, G.Skill's Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 2x16GB Kit is an great value, so long as you don't need your memory to flash or blink.
HP Reverb VR Headset Review: Windows Mixed Reality Never Looked So Good
HP Reverb is the best Windows Mixed Reality headset, but that may be its biggest downfall. It's impressive, but the included controllers ruin the experience.
How to Factory Reset a Windows 10 PC
Sometimes, the best fix is a fresh start. Whether you're having technical issues or errors, or things just aren't running right, it may be time to reset Windows 10.
How to Buy a Motherboard: A Guide for 2019
We're here to help untangle motherboard complexities and guide you to the right model, without blowing your build budget for other key components.
How to Buy the Right SSD: A Guide for 2019
Upgrading a platter hard drive to an SSD is one of the greatest (and cheapest PC) upgrades you can make. Here's a guide to help you buy an SSD.
How to Buy the Right CPU: A Guide for 2019
Whether you’re building or upgrading a PC, the CPU matters a lot. Your choice will narrow your motherboard options. We'll steer you in the right direction.
How to Buy the Right GPU: A Graphics Card Guide for 2019
Picking the right graphics card for gaming is hard. We’ll walk you through how to buy a GPU and get the right card for your PC without spending more than needed.
The Best External Hard Drives and Portable SSDs of 2019
Here are the best external hard drives and SSDs for the money. These drives offer the best balance of performance, features and price.
Best Power Supplies 2019
Here are the best power supplies for gaming PCs. These PSUs offer the best reliability, performance and protection for your components.
GPU Performance Hierarchy 2019: Video Cards Ranked
Is RX Vega 56 quicker than RTX 2060? How about GTX 1650 vs RX 570? We've tested all the current chips from Nvidia and AMD so you can see how each stacks up.
Best Graphics Cards for Gaming in 2019
Here are the best gaming graphics cards for the money. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution, from 1080p to 4K.
Best Cheap CPUs of 2019, Tested and Ranked
You can get a high-quality processor for less than $60. We tested several cheap CPUs to help you find the right one.
Best Desktop CPUs for Work 2019
We've compiled a list of processors that represent the best bang for your buck in common productivity tasks. AMD dominates the scorecard.
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 Review: Threadripping in Stealth Mode
Threadripper joins the Dark side: The be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 is a quiet, impressive contender in the Threadripper cooling arms race.
CPU Hierarchy 2019: Intel and AMD Processors Ranked
All of today's consumer, desktop CPUs compared, including Intel's 9th Gen Core series and AMD's Ryzen 2.
How to Buy a Gaming Laptop: A Guide for 2019
Between the GPU, CPU, screen and keyboard, you’re buying a whole rig when you get a gaming laptop. Here’s how to pick a good one.
Best Gaming Laptops of 2019
Here are our favorite gaming laptops for every need, based on our testing and reviews.
ASRock DeskMini A300 Review: STX Meets AM4
The A300 adds AMD’s AM4 CPU socket support to ASRock’s DeskMini portfolio, complete with its enhanced onboard graphics and fast DDR4 support.
Corsair VS450 Power Supply Review: Affordable and Reliable
Is a super budget PSU like the Corsair VS450 good enough for a system that has low power requirements? Is it reliable enough?
The Ryze Of EPYC: The AMD Supercomputer Slideshow
AMD's EPYC processors made a big splash at Supercomputer 2018.
Raspberry Pi GPIO Pinout: What Each Pin Does
The Raspberry Pi has 40 GPIO pins that connect to sensors, lights, motors and other devices. Here's a map and detailed explanation of what each does.
Best VR Headsets for Gaming and PC 2019
We break down the best consumer VR headsets for gaming and PC, from cheap to premium.
Intel Core i5-9400F CPU Review: Cutting On-Die Graphics For A Slightly Lower Price
Intel's Core i5-9400 and -9400F CPUs, armed with with six cores and six threads, come to defend the company's gaming dominance in the mid-range market.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming OC 6G Review: Mid-Range Turing Goes Premium
Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming OC 6G takes an Nvidia TU116 processor, gives it a 200W power limit, and tops the chip with an over-built cooler for quiet operation at low temperatures. Is the marginally marked-up board worth an upgrade?
Mortal Kombat 11 Graphics Performance: Best Settings for Every GPU
We tested Mortal Kombat 11 on half a dozen different graphics cards to find the max settings for each.
Cooler Master SK621 Mechanical Keyboard Review: Travel-Friendly Typer
Cooler Master’s tiny (60%) is as travel-friendly as mechanicals get. But its layout will take some getting used to.
Enermax MaxRevo 1800W Power Supply Review: Big Wattage and Noise to Match
This PSU behemoth delivers up to 1800W of power with 230V input, but is it worth the hefty price tag?
Antec P101 Silent Case Review: Old-School Cool (and Quiet)
If you are in the market for a chassis with a minimalistic yet elegant design with a concealed external bay for an optical drive (or front-panel devices ), Antec says the P101 Silent is the case for you.
Sphero Bolt Review: Can This Robot Ball Teach Code?
How to Get Windows 10 for Free (or Under $30)
If you need Windows for a PC build, Microsoft charges a whopping $139. But there are ways to get the OS for a lot less or even for free.
Best PC Builds: From $500-$5000
Here are five gaming PC builds recommended by the Tom’s Hardware community. These builds range from $500 to $5,000 including RGB systems.
HyperX Predator RGB 2x16GB DDR4-3200 Review: A 32GB Dual-Stick Value
32GB helps maintain program performance when multitasking, but some boards don’t have enough slots for a 4x 8GB kit. Kingston shows us a two-DIMM solution.
Z390 on the Cheap: Overclocking a Core i5 With Three Budget Boards
As cheap boards struggled to support Intel’s power-hungry ~$500 Core i9-9900K, budget builders and product designers wanted to know what would happen if a reasonably-priced CPU was used instead. We found out!
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