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How to Find the Best PC Component Deals This Holiday Season
We’ll help you sort through 2018’s graphics card, storage, and CPU developments to find the best PC component deals and avoid any duds this holiday season.
HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Review: No Tether, No AMD
HTC's Vive Wireless Adapter lets you cut the tether from your VR headset, but it doesn't always provide a smooth experience.
Best Gaming Desktops
We tested pre-built gaming desktop PCs with our typical gauntlet of real-world and synthetic benchmarks to measure overall system performance.
Best Gaming Laptops of 2018
Here are our favorite gaming laptops for every need, based on our testing and reviews.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review: More Power, Same Design
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is still the best detachable 2-in-1 around with a beautiful display and solid battery life, but its port selection is stuck in the past.
Corsair H100i RGB Platinum Review: More Color, Less Cooler
The H100i RGB Platinum adds bold RGB lighting to the H100i name, but does the new hardware hold a candle to its predecessor?
Supercomputing 2018: EPYC, Immersion and Quantum Computing
We prowled around SuperComputing 2018 to gather all the most interesting displays at the show.
Best SSDs 2018: From Budget to Blazing Speed
Based on our extensive lab tests, we recommend the top SSDs for every need and budget.
Best Graphics Cards for Gaming in 2018
Here are the best gaming GPUs for the money. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution, from 1080p to 4K.
Here's How Battlefield V Performs with Ray Tracing
We put Nvidia’s 20-series cards to the test with ray tracing in Battlefield V.
Corsair Vengeance 5180 Gaming PC Review: Like You Built It
The Corsair Vengeance 5180 Gaming PC is a beautiful micro-ATX machine that’s easy to upgrade but has a last-gen processor that isn’t as powerful as we would like.
What Is RAM? A Basic Definition
What is the meaning of RAM? Random access memory explained.
How to Tell a Graphics Card Deal From a Dud This Holiday Season
How do you tell a deal from a dud when shopping for a graphics card? It’s not always easy, but we’ll help you figure out whether a sale price is good or bad.
Razer BlackWidow Lite Keyboard Review: Simple Looks, Great Key Feel
Light enough to carry in your bag and snappy enough for a great typing experience, the BlackWidow Lite is a great choice for business people on the go.
Radeon RX 590 Review: AMD’s First 12nm GPU Hits 225W
AMD's Radeon RX 590 is based on a 12nm Polaris GPU designed to fill the void between Radeon RX 580 and Vega 56. While it certainly is faster, higher power consumption hampers the company's performance per watt ratio.
Best Gaming CPUs
Here are the best gaming CPUs for the money. These processors offer the best performance at their price and are suitable for overclocking.
Best CPUs for Desktop Applications
We've compiled a list of processors that represent the best bang for your buck in common productivity tasks. AMD dominates the scorecard.
How to Tell a CPU Deal From an Obsolete Dud This Holiday Season
Are you looking to score a deal on a new processor this holiday season? We’ll walk you through what to keep an eye on and what to skip, and why.
What Is a CPU's IHS? A Basic Definition
What is the meaning of IHS? Integrated heat spreaders explained.
Best Power Supplies
Here are the best power supplies for gaming PCs. These PSUs offer the best reliability, performance and protection for your components.
Acer Predator X27 4K Gaming Monitor Review: Our New Addiction
The Acer Predator X27 offers state-of-the-art gaming performance with Ultra HD resolution, 144Hz, G-Sync, HDR and a 384-zone backlight capable of truly prodigious contrast.
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Gold PSU Review: Going Full RGB
Thermaltake goes full RGB again with its new Toughpower 850W unit. Will it be good enough though to fight with the RM850x and the Focus Plus Gold 850W PSUs?
Best Gaming Monitors 2018: G-Sync, FreeSync, 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.
Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Still Too Expensive
The high-end desktop hits keep on coming as Intel rolls out its 18-core, 36-thread Core i9-9980XE.
MSI Trident X Gaming Desktop Review: Big Power, Small Package
The MSI Trident X is a powerful, compact machine that can be upgraded with standardized parts at a good price.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review: Sleek New Paint, Same Old Ports
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 oozes elegance, but it's only a slight upgrade over last year’s model. It has strong performance and a vivid display, but really needs new ports to get with the times and could use faster storage.
Acer RG270 Gaming Monitor Review: Color Accuracy at a Budget Price
The Acer RG270 delivers solid gaming performance for a budget price.
Deepcool Gamer Storm New Ark 90 Review: Design Favors Looks Over Function
Does DeepCool’s integrated-CLC case provide the performance and features to match its elegant appearance and high price?
Great Tech Gifts for Makers in 2018: Picks for Tech Savvy DIYers
From tools, to DIY kits, to things that'll make their next project a little easier, we've got just the gifts for the makers on your Nice List.
CPU Hierarchy 2018: Intel and AMD Processors Ranked
All of today's consumer, desktop CPUs compared, including Intel's 8th Gen Core series and AMD's Ryzen 2.
Adata XPG Spectrix D41 Review: RGB Value At DDR4-3600
This isn’t the best DDR4-3600 that any amount of money can buy, but it may be the best DDR4-3600 many builders can afford.
How to Choose a Gaming Laptop
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.
How to Buy the Right Graphics Card
Picking the right graphics card for your gaming desires can be daunting. We’ll walk you through the basics, so you can find the right card for your rig and without spending more than you need to.
How to Buy the Right SSD
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 choose.
How to Choose a Motherboard
We're here to help untangle motherboard complexities and guide you to the right model for your wants and needs, without blowing your build budget.
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.
Best Memory 2018: Fast, Cheap & RGB
Here are the best performing RAM kits we’ve tested: computer memory that’s ideal for gaming, video editing and graphics-heavy applications.
Best Motherboards 2018: For Gaming, by Socket and Chipset
Here are the best motherboards for Intel and AMD’s top processors. These boards offer great features, overclocking performance and pricing.
Best PC Cases 2018: Our Tested Picks for Your New Build
Here are the best cases for custom PC builds. Our recommendations factor in cooling and noise, and many sell for less than $100.
Best CPU Coolers 2018: Air and Liquid
Here are the best CPU cooling solutions (air and liquid) for a range of systems, from small form-factor builds to overclocked big-rigs.
Best Virtual Reality Headsets for PC 2018
Here are the best Virtual Reality Headsets currently available for the PC. Ranging from $400 to $800, these are truly the ultimate gaming peripherals.
Best STEM Gifts for Kids 2018: Robots, Coding Kits and More
The market is filled with toys that teach kids STEM skills, but the items on this list are high-tech gifts that teach serious programming and electronics skills.
Mudra Inspire Wristband Turns Nerve Impulses Into VR and AR Action
We checked out the Mudra Inspire, a wristband that converts finger and hand movements into VR and AR.
How to Buy STEM Toys for Your Kids
From robots to circuit sets, there are many toys that can teach your kids STEM skills. Here are the things you need to consider when choosing a STEM kit.
Best Professional Monitors 2018: Photo and Video Editing, Graphic Design
Professional monitors offer the best color accuracy and gamut and are well-suited for photographers and designers: Here are the best we’ve tested.
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Review: ITX Excellence
ASRock’s latest Mini ITX motherboard takes on ATX rivals in features, price, performance, and efficiency. It's an exceptional compact board for an Intel build.
Asus ROG Strix GL12CX Gaming Desktop Review: Esports Overkill
You’ll pay a lot for the Asus ROG Strix GL12CX, but this desktop is a powerhouse gaming rig that shows games at their very best and comes with great peripherals.
Intel Core i7-9700K 9th Gen CPU Review: Eight Cores And No Hyper-Threading
For the enthusiasts among us who have some breathing room in their budgets, Core i7-9700K is a much smarter choice for gaming than the pricey Core i9-9900K.
Best Tech Stocking Stuffers 2018: Cheap Gifts for Enthusiasts
With holiday expenses nothing to sneeze at, you'll likely want to get some friends and family members lower-cost items. We've collected a few of our favorite small and somewhat affordable gifts.
Best Gifts for PC Builders 2018
Buying hardware for a PC builder can be tough, so picked 20 gifts for upgraders that aren't tied to any specific platform.
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