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Four score and seven years ago our fathers may have heard whispers that work had begun on a machine at Iowa State College called the Atanasoff-Berry computer (ABC), a very early and rudimentary electronic digital computer with hundreds of vacuum tubes. Without support for real-time ray tracing and DLSS, however, they... Read more...
Boutique builder Maingear is on a mission to clean up the PC as you know it. Sure, Maingear's cable management is already some of the best in the business—that's one of the things that typically separates a boutique outfit from a bulk OEM—but what it's pushing is a form factor change that places cable connectors on... Read more...
Today at CES 2024, Alienware has not just announced a new generation of its haloed gaming PCs and laptops, but also a slew of monitors, keyboards, and mice. Let's take a closer look at what's coming our way soon. With expected in-person attendance at CES to be stronger than ever, major brands are going all-in on... Read more...
Origin PC Neuron (starts at $2,200, as tested $4,625) Origin's customizable gaming PC has lots of high-powered hardware, an attractive design, and a quiet cooling solution that's up to the challenge.  Great attention to detail in build 100% industry standard parts and components Plenty of options in the... Read more...
Black Friday may be over, but gamers can still find plenty of Cyber Monday deals on solid state storage. Whether you want a speedy SSD for a desktop, laptop, Steam Deck, or a PlayStation 5 console, there is a deal ripe for the picking. WD_Black 1TB SN850X NVMe Internal SSD WD_Black is a well-known brand amongst... Read more...
Mini-PC manufacturer AceMagic has unveiled a new cube-shaped gaming PC with military-inspired aesthetics, dubbed the Tank 03. The system features high-end mobile-class hardware, including an Intel Core i9-12900H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, and sports a unique rugged-looking, cubed chassis with a multifunction... Read more...
Performance is one of the most important considerations for many people buying or building a desktop PC. Faster CPUs and GPUs can hit higher framerates with better image quality settings, a speedy SSD can launch apps quicker, and more memory can keep a system humming along while multi-tasking with nary a hiccup. But... Read more...
Back in the old days, it wasn't uncommon to bestow a drop of blood (or more) inside a gaming PC as a sort of accidental sacrifice—many of those beige towers from yesteryear had sharp edges on their metal panels and it was easy to gash your finger. Fast forward a few decades and Blizzard is giving away a Diablo... Read more...
Amazon's second Prime Day of 2023 has concluded, but as it turns out the best bargain for a gaming desktop was not a Prime Day deal, or even a discounted PC for that matter. Instead, it's a sub-$900 setup with some surprising hardware inside, including current generation parts from Intel (13th Gen, otherwise known as... Read more...
Alienware Aurora R16 Gaming Desktop PC (Starts at $1,299, as tested $1,949) Alienware's latest Aurora R16 desktop has a new look, the latest PC gaming technology, and cooling that's both quiet and efficient.  Good performance for the price Very quiet under load Plenty of external connectivity High-performance... Read more...
Sneakerheads rejoice, Cooler Master's Sneaker X gaming PC is now available to preorder. While the Sneaker X is a shoo-in (or should we say shoe-in?) for the most bizarre looking PC, it's laced without some serious firepower to kick low framerates to the curb, including a choice between a GeForce RTX 4070 or GeForce... Read more...
In case you missed it, Maingear recently unveiled a 'Drops' program in which the boutique system builder looks to dive "back into our roots" with preconfigured systems based on the hottest hardware (something we can obviously get behind at HotHardware), as well as limited edition runs. Though the program is only a... Read more...
With Father's Day just around the corner, here are a few deals that dear old dad is sure to appreciate. There are plenty of ideas to choose from that range from a pair of Sonos Bluetooth speakers to a gaming PC from HP. Liven Up The Party With Sonance Speakers What dad would not appreciate a set of Sonos outdoor... Read more...
We recently highlighted a whole bunch of gaming laptops that are on sale but if you're looking for a desktop PC instead, no worries, there are plenty of bargains to be had for Memorial Day. Some of these are holdovers from the Amazon Gaming Week event that technically ended yesterday, so who knows how long the... Read more...
A TechTuber has been testing a system based upon one of NVIDIA’s newest GeForce RTX 40 Ada Lovelace graphics cards available, but driven by one of Intel’s weakest CPUs. The results are surprisingly good, but don’t give the 2C / 4T Pentium too much credit – it looks like NVIDIA’s DLSS 3 saved the day. Balance is... Read more...
We had another chance to visit our friends at Maingear and build a custom gaming PC decked out with high-end hardware, including AMD's top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 7950X3D CPU. This is the first time we've done so since the boutique builder partnered with Michael "shroud" Grzesiek, a top streamer who joined the fray last... Read more...
Alienware Aurora R15 Gaming Desktop: Starting At $1399, $4588 As Tested The Alienware Aurora R15 is the culmination of both a thermal redesign and a silicon platform refresh, which results in excellent gaming performance. Slick, Spacey Design And Aesthetics Powerful PC Gaming Performance Cool And Quiet Even Under... Read more...
We have been enjoying some hands-on time with Alienware’s new Aurora R15 gaming desktop PC. The sleek exterior may be familiar, as Alienware has continued to iterate the Legend 2.0 design language for several generations now. Nevertheless, gamers should be satisfied to hear this machine has the latest gen processors –... Read more...
Falcon Northwest FragBox SFF Gaming PC: $5,489 (As Tested) The Falcon Northwest FragBox takes the crown as the fastest pre-built PC we've tested to date, even with its relatively small and portable form factor. The fastest hardware money can buy Impressive thermal management Low noise levels Premium fit and... Read more...
MAINGEAR MG-1 Gaming Desktop: Starting At $1499 The Maingear MG-1 is the fastest pre-built gaming PC we've ever tested. It also makes for a solid workstation, and it's not hard to look at, either. Excellent Performance Massive Room For Expansion Attractive And Customizable Impressive Build Quality High-Quality... Read more...
Intel NUC 13 Extreme - Starting at $1179 ($1549 w/ Core i9-13900K) The new Intel NUC 13 Extreme is the fastest, most powerful NUC yet, but it's also the largest.   Ultra High Performance Relatively Quiet Supports 3-Slot GPUs Easier To Build Pushing The Limits Of SFF Price Premium Intel has consistently updated and upgraded its... Read more...
Powerball is a lottery drawing that's done in nearly ever state in the US. Like most lotteries, it has hilariously low chances of winning, but big payouts if you do. Well, nobody won the $1.2 billion Powerball last night. That means the value has now grown to some $1.5 billion US dollars, or about half that if you... Read more...
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