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I'm sure you've all heard the old saying, "You get what you pay for" many times throughout your lives. Whether talking about plumbing or electronics, that saying has seemingly rung true for ages. But for whatever reason, it... Read...
In this post, I'll show you a few select options for putting together an affordable media server computer for under $300 that can store all of your media in one central location and is small enough to fit just about anywhere in your house. This... Read...
In this post, I'll show you a few select options for putting together an affordable computer for under $500 that can handle just about every game currently available for PC while maintaining a decent screen resolution and image quality. Here are the goals I wanted to hit with this particular computer build:... Read...
There are some things in life that just seem better in their "classic" state.  Take Coca-Cola for example.  They've tried to reinvent the product dozens of times.  We've seen Diet Coke, Caffeine Free Coke, Cherry Coke, Coca-Cola with Lemon, Vanilla, even Raspberry.  And these... Read...
Although the Holiday Season is supposed to be a time for celebration and for reconnecting with family and friends, a few tragic stories inevitably come to pass. I'm sure many of you have read the news recently and are well aware of some of the ugliness that went down over the past few days. But I never... Read...
Every once in a while, something happens in a gamer's life that sticks out in his or her memory. I had one of those moments tonight playing a little Unreal Tournament 3. I was just taking one of my usual 20 minutes breaks for a round of Vehicle Capture the Flag on the Suspense map, and just as the match was... Read...
Due to the fact that the vast majority of NVIDIA’s partners sell graphics cards that are all essentially identical, save for their clock speeds or perhaps a custom decal, they all look for creative ways to differentiate their products from the... Read...
The very first color printer I ever purchased, many years back, was the original Epson Stylus Color. At the time, the Stylus Color was one of the most advanced color inkjet printers available for the PC, and its price--about $500 if I remember correctly--reflected that fact. The landscape is completely different... Read...
I recently reviewed Cooler Master’s ATCS 840 case for an upcoming issue of CPU Magazine, and I liked it so much, I decided to build myself a new rig using it. Cooler Master is releasing the ATCS 840 on November 25 to commemorate the introduction of the original ATCS (Active Thermal Convection System) cases... Read...
Those of you that have been reading my blog entries regularly should know by now that I am a bit maniacal when it comes to my input devices. Even if a device is serving me well, I can’t help but search for its replacement—call it a disorder if you like, it’s just how I am. Over the last few... Read...
As the mass media warns of the financial apocolypse, consumers are tugging on their purse strings and retailers are feeling the pinch. Manufacturers everywhere are trying out kooky gimmicks to try and lure dollars out of the pockets of spooked... Read...
When we first took at a look at the GeForce GTX 280 upon its initial introduction back in June, we also spent some time with an early beta build of a program called Badaboom, from Elemental Technologies. If you're unfamiliar with Badaboom, it's a user friendly media converter that leverages NVIDIA's... Read...
With all of the recent hype and buzz surrounding netbooks, Intel's Atom processor, VIA's Nano processor, and mobile computing in general, we decided to put up a poll a little while back asking about your next PC purchase. We asked whether your next PC would be a desktop system, notebook, netbook, MID... Read...
As you've probably noticed, we've been fleshing things out a bit more around here lately.  When HotHardware first started out, about 10 years ago (good lord time flies), we were primarily what I would call a "push" site... Read...
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