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Audio, Sound & Speakers

Issues with new Xiaomi Mi AirDots stuttering, what's wrong?

Ask the Experts: Issues with new Xiaomi Mi AirDots stuttering, what's wrong?

Ask the Experts: Manaav from New Zealand is facing issues with his Xiaomi Mi AirDots stuttering, we try to help. | Apr 11, 2020 at 8:20 pm CDT

Best gaming headset with a budget of $70-$90?

Ask the Experts: Best gaming headset with a budget of $70-$90?

Ask the Experts: Sayai from Indonesia has a budget of up to $90 and wants to know the best gaming headset for his money. | Apr 3, 2020 at 7:07 pm CDT

Which add-on sound card should I pick for my new PC build?

Ask the Experts: Which add-on sound card should I pick for my new PC build?

Ask the Experts: Joey wants to know which sound card he should pick for his new PC. | Feb 9, 2020 at 8:45 pm CST

What do you recommend for a good headset with microphone built in?

Ask the Experts: What do you recommend for a good headset with microphone built in?

Ask the Experts: Howard is on the hunt for a quality headset for around the $200 mark. | Jan 7, 2020 at 10:36 pm CST

TweakTown's Best Reviewed Audio Products of 2015

TweakTown's Best Reviewed Audio Products of 2015

We take a look back at the best performing TweakTown reviewed products of 2015 across all audio platforms. | Dec 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm CST

HDMI audio output not working with fresh install of Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics, please help!

Ask the Experts: HDMI audio output not working with fresh install of Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics, please help!

Windows 8's shipping driver for Intel HD graphics has issues with HDMI audio output, here's a fix. | Oct 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm CDT

TweakTown's 2010 Mid Year Audio Roundup

TweakTown's 2010 Mid Year Audio Roundup

2010 has already brought us an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate and look back at some of the standout items. | Jun 14, 2010 at 8:46 am CDT

Dolby Labs Interviewed Regarding PC Audio

Dolby Labs Interviewed Regarding PC Audio

Our audiophile James interviews Devon Bergman of Dolby Labs' PC segment to discuss the company's involvement with regard to PC audio. | Jul 21, 2009 at 12:06 am CDT

HyperSonic Sound (HSS) Technology - Reinventing Sound

HyperSonic Sound (HSS) Technology - Reinventing Sound

It's not every day that a new technology comes along which promises to change our day to day lives profoundly, but today is one of those days. | Jul 15, 2009 at 11:08 pm CDT

TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

So far this year we have seen an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate & look back at some of the standout items. | Jun 20, 2009 at 12:09 am CDT

Cases, Cooling & PSU

How do I connect the cooling fans to the NZXT Kraken X53?

Ask the Experts: How do I connect the cooling fans to the NZXT Kraken X53?

Ask the Experts: Giovanni from Italy is having some trouble figuring out how to connect the cooling fans to his new NZXT Kraken X53. | Jun 4, 2020 at 7:07 pm CDT

TweakTown's 2020 CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology

TweakTown's 2020 CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology

TweakTown gets a new CPU cooler test system! Find out how and why we test the way we do. | Jun 2, 2020 at 9:09 am CDT

Best CPU cooler replacement for HP Omen Obelisk?

Ask the Experts: Best CPU cooler replacement for HP Omen Obelisk?

Ask the Experts: Ashley from the USA wants to know which CPU cooler replacement he should buy for his HP Omen Obelisk. | Apr 15, 2020 at 7:42 pm CDT

Some concerns about cooling a hot running OG Xbox One

Ask the Experts: Some concerns about cooling a hot running OG Xbox One

Ask the Experts: William has some questions about his options on cooling his hot running OG Xbox One. | Mar 10, 2020 at 7:52 pm CDT

Concerns with the performance of NZXT X62 and X63 AIO coolers

Ask the Experts: Concerns with the performance of NZXT X62 and X63 AIO coolers

Ask the Experts: Stephan looks to be possibly considering buying a new AIO cooler but has some concerns about some of NZXT's models. | Mar 2, 2020 at 8:08 pm CST

Which power supply should I buy for new AMD Ryzen 5 2600X build?

Ask the Experts: Which power supply should I buy for new AMD Ryzen 5 2600X build?

Ask the Experts: Peter is building a new AMD rig soon but is unsure which PSU he should select, we try to help out. | Jan 29, 2020 at 10:47 am CST

I'm having trouble plugging in the HDMI cable in my new build

Ask the Experts: I'm having trouble plugging in the HDMI cable in my new build

Ask the Experts: Charles built a new rig and is having trouble connecting the HDMI cable due to it being partly blocked. | Dec 18, 2019 at 10:58 pm CST

Upgrading from a GeForce 1660 Ti to 2070 SUPER in Acer prebuilt system

Ask the Experts: Upgrading from a GeForce 1660 Ti to 2070 SUPER in Acer prebuilt system

Ask the Experts: Ryan wants to upgrade the GPU in his Acer Nitro N50-600 prebuilt system. | Nov 16, 2019 at 11:17 pm CST

Which cooler should I go with to replace stock AMD cooling?

Ask the Experts: Which cooler should I go with to replace stock AMD cooling?

Ask the Experts: Jeremy is looking at a CPU cooler upgrade for his AMD rig and we do our best to help him out with our opinion. | Nov 8, 2019 at 10:46 pm CST

Bent CPU pins on AMD Ryzen 2600 after removing, what did I do wrong?

Ask the Experts: Bent CPU pins on AMD Ryzen 2600 after removing, what did I do wrong?

Ask the Experts: Sammy wants to know where he went wrong when removing the heat sink from his AMD Ryzen 2600 CPU. | Oct 16, 2019 at 11:37 pm CDT

Computer Systems

What system should I build for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020?

Ask the Experts: What system should I build for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020?

Ask the Experts: Jim wants to know what kind of system he should build for Microsoft's upcoming Flight Sim 2020. | Jun 1, 2020 at 5:29 pm CDT

Would a $500 iBUYPOWER gaming PC provide a good gaming experience?

Ask the Experts: Would a $500 iBUYPOWER gaming PC provide a good gaming experience?

Ask the Experts: Monty wants to know if a budget iBUYPOWER gaming system would provide a good gaming experience or not. | May 20, 2020 at 8:26 pm CDT

Is iBUYPOWER's WA563GT3 desktop gaming PC a good choice?

Ask the Experts: Is iBUYPOWER's WA563GT3 desktop gaming PC a good choice?

Ask the Experts: Mike wants to know if the iBUYPOWER WA563GT3 desktop gaming PC a good choice for GTA 5 and Fortnite. | Apr 26, 2020 at 7:07 pm CDT

Recommended parts for a new gaming / photo editing PC?

Ask the Experts: Recommended parts for a new gaming / photo editing PC?

Ask the Experts: Faisal from Saudi Arabia is after recommendations for parts for a new gaming / photo editing computer system build. | Apr 7, 2020 at 7:33 pm CDT

Assistance on which case fans, cooler, and memory to buy for new rig

Ask the Experts: Assistance on which case fans, cooler, and memory to buy for new rig

Ask the Experts: James is build a new system soon but is unsure on what to select as far as case fans, cooler, and RAM goes. | Feb 27, 2020 at 8:14 pm CST

How do I improve performance of an old build? More RAM? Faster CPU?

Ask the Experts: How do I improve performance of an old build? More RAM? Faster CPU?

Ask the Experts: Laurence wants to know what he should do to improve the performance of his rig using a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard. | Feb 13, 2020 at 8:51 pm CST

What parts should I buy for a DIY NAS build?

Ask the Experts: What parts should I buy for a DIY NAS build?

Ask the Experts: Zane is looking at building a DIY NAS and wants to know what parts he should use. | Dec 26, 2019 at 10:57 pm CST

What should I install in my spare PCIe slot, if anything?

Ask the Experts: What should I install in my spare PCIe slot, if anything?

Ask the Experts: Anthony is wondering what things he can install in the spare PCIe slot on his motherboard. | Dec 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm CST

What's the proper way of installing an I/O shield?

Ask the Experts: What's the proper way of installing an I/O shield?

Ask the Experts: Burt is new to computers and has a question about installing I/O shields. | Dec 14, 2019 at 10:43 pm CST

What upgrades should I consider for a modeling and rendering machine?

Ask the Experts: What upgrades should I consider for a modeling and rendering machine?

Ask the Experts: Allan is looking at upgrading his current system for better performance in modeling and rendering. | Nov 28, 2019 at 10:35 pm CST

CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs

Why is my CPU not boosting to its full potential while gaming?

Ask the Experts: Why is my CPU not boosting to its full potential while gaming?

Ask the Experts: Zak wants to know why his CPU is not clocking high while gaming, but it does when benchmarking. | Jun 18, 2020 at 5:10 pm CDT

Should I upgrade my PC now or wait for next-generation Ryzen CPUs?

Ask the Experts: Should I upgrade my PC now or wait for next-generation Ryzen CPUs?

Ask the Experts: Miquel from Spain wants to know if he should upgrade his rig now or wait for new AMD processors to be released later. | May 5, 2020 at 9:13 pm CDT

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Ready for Next-Gen Mobile Devices

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Ready for Next-Gen Mobile Devices

Qualcomm unveils its new Snapdragon 865, which will power the next generation of devices in 2020 and beyond. | Dec 9, 2019 at 9:51 pm CST

Are AMD's HEDT processors really better than Intel's offerings?

Ask the Experts: Are AMD's HEDT processors really better than Intel's offerings?

Ask the Experts: Tanya is curious about the differences in performance between AMD and Intel HEDT CPUs and PCIe lanes. | Dec 6, 2019 at 11:41 pm CST

AMD announces Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper 3960X and 3970X HEDT CPUs

AMD announces Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper 3960X and 3970X HEDT CPUs

AMD announces its 16-core 32-thread CPU to the world, the Ryzen 9 3950X, along with the Threadripper 3960X and 3970X HEDT and Athlon 3000G processors. | Nov 7, 2019 at 8:00 am CST

Should I go with the AMD Ryzen 3700X or 2700X? Is it worth the price?

Ask the Experts: Should I go with the AMD Ryzen 3700X or 2700X? Is it worth the price?

Ask the Experts: Dean wants to know if he should go with the Ryzen 3700X or 2700X and if the price difference is worth it. | Sep 25, 2019 at 12:54 am CDT

What's the fastest processor for the ASUS Z270 motherboard?

Ask the Experts: What's the fastest processor for the ASUS Z270 motherboard?

Ask the Experts: Devin is getting bored with his build and wants to know if the Core i7 7700K is the fastest option for his Z270-based system. | Aug 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm CDT

AMD EPYC Rome: The Fall of the Intel Empire

AMD EPYC Rome: The Fall of the Intel Empire

More cores, more threads, new process... LESS MONEY. That's EPYC. | Aug 9, 2019 at 10:30 am CDT

Intel Core i5 9400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, which one?

Ask the Experts: Intel Core i5 9400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, which one?

Ask the Experts: Tim is looking for a new CPU without overclocking, should he go AMD or Intel? Let's see what Tyler has to say. | Aug 8, 2019 at 10:41 am CDT

Intel teases Ice lake and details project Athena

Intel teases Ice lake and details project Athena

Intel have teased their new upcoming 10th generation CPU architecture Ice Lake, while also introducing and detailing Project Athena. | May 28, 2019 at 1:00 am CDT

Displays & Projectors

Which monitor for my rig? 24-inch 1080p 144Hz or 27-inch 1440p 144Hz?

Ask the Experts: Which monitor for my rig? 24-inch 1080p 144Hz or 27-inch 1440p 144Hz?

Ask the Experts: Detto wants to know which gaming monitor would be best for his computer. | May 12, 2020 at 4:40 pm CDT

Budget gaming monitor selection, BenQ GW2283 or LG 22mk430h?

Ask the Experts: Budget gaming monitor selection, BenQ GW2283 or LG 22mk430h?

Ask the Experts: Lee is after our opinion on which budget gaming monitor to pick between a BenQ and LG model. | Oct 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm CDT

How NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR Enhances Your Favorite PC Games

How NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR Enhances Your Favorite PC Games

NVIDIA's new G-Sync HDR monitors take GeForce gaming to the next level. Are you ready? | Jul 30, 2018 at 11:22 pm CDT

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q: Crazy Fast Gaming @ 1080p 240Hz

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q: Crazy Fast Gaming @ 1080p 240Hz

ASUS hits 240Hz at 1080p with its new ROG SWIFT PG258Q gaming monitor, and its insanely fast and awesome. Here's our look at it. | Feb 24, 2017 at 4:27 pm CST

ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz Monitor: Best Gaming Display?

ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz Monitor: Best Gaming Display?

ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz and NVIDIA G-Sync-capable XG2703-GS is one of the best gaming monitors money can buy right now. We discuss why. | Feb 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm CST

Intel shows Merged Reality Technologies at IDF 2016

Intel shows Merged Reality Technologies at IDF 2016

Intel showed a full mix of new Merged Reality technologies last week at IDF 2016 that means exciting things for 2017 and beyond. | Aug 25, 2016 at 6:03 pm CDT

Oculus Rift CV1 Unboxing & First Impressions

Oculus Rift CV1 Unboxing & First Impressions

Our Oculus Rift CV1 is here! We unbox it, take a look inside, and provide our first impressions. Come and join us. | Apr 17, 2016 at 5:25 am CDT

First Impressions of HTC's Vive Virtual Reality Headset

First Impressions of HTC's Vive Virtual Reality Headset

We take you on a first impressions tour of HTC's impressive Vive virtual reality (VR) headset. Is this the one for you? Come and take a look. | Apr 5, 2016 at 9:00 am CDT

Which VR headset should I buy? The Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive?

Ask the Experts: Which VR headset should I buy? The Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive?

Which VR headset should you be investing into? The Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive? | Jan 24, 2016 at 6:35 pm CST

The Oculus Rift is $599 - But So What?

The Oculus Rift is $599 - But So What?

The Oculus Rift will cost $599... but why is everyone complaining? | Jan 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm CST

Gaming

Warzone is the biggest thing Activision has ever done

Warzone is the biggest thing Activision has ever done

Warzone is the biggest thing Activision has ever done, and its billion-dollar business will never be the same again. | May 13, 2020 at 4:47 pm CDT

EA Motive's new Star Wars game could be a monetized live game

EA Motive's new Star Wars game could be a monetized live game

The next big Star Wars game could be another live game with microtransactions, but it might be more unique than you think. | Apr 29, 2020 at 4:50 pm CDT

DOOM Eternal Benchmarked at 8K - Not Even The Devil Can Run This

DOOM Eternal Benchmarked at 8K - Not Even The Devil Can Run This

DOOM Eternal benchmarked at a punishing 8K resolution, 7680 x 4320 - the resolution of choice for the Devil himself. | Mar 30, 2020 at 3:51 am CDT

Top 10 Games of the Decade

Top 10 Games of the Decade

We rank our favorite games in the last 10 years, from Xbox 360 hits all the way to PS4 greats. | Dec 31, 2019 at 3:49 am CST

How MMO-RTS Kingdom Under Fire II was inspired by Tekken

How MMO-RTS Kingdom Under Fire II was inspired by Tekken

Kingdom Under Fire II, a MMO-RTS mashup, was directly inspired by a fighting game. Yes, really. | Nov 25, 2019 at 11:19 pm CST

Kingdom Under Fire II impressions: Burning bright

Kingdom Under Fire II impressions: Burning bright

A decade in the making, Blueside's MMORTS sequel was worth the wait. | Nov 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm CST

Gears 5 Benchmarked at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K

Gears 5 Benchmarked at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K

Gears 5 gets benchmarked on a bunch of GPUs at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K. | Oct 10, 2019 at 3:14 am CDT

Borderlands 3 Benchmarked at 8K: also eats up $2499 NVIDIA TITAN RTX

Borderlands 3 Benchmarked at 8K: also eats up $2499 NVIDIA TITAN RTX

Borderlands 3 benchmarked at 8K... what could go wrong? Single-digit FPS, that's what. | Oct 1, 2019 at 11:11 pm CDT

Gears 5 Benchmarked at 8K: eats up $2499 NVIDIA TITAN RTX

Gears 5 Benchmarked at 8K: eats up $2499 NVIDIA TITAN RTX

Gears 5 benchmarked at 8K on the best graphics cards money can buy -- fun! | Sep 25, 2019 at 1:18 am CDT

Borderlands 3 Benchmarked: TITAN RTX Can't Even Hit 4K 60FPS

Borderlands 3 Benchmarked: TITAN RTX Can't Even Hit 4K 60FPS

Borderlands 3 goes under the GPU microscope: what do you need to play it at 1080p, 1440p, or 4K? | Sep 22, 2019 at 11:42 pm CDT

Laptops

How can I increase the graphics performance of my Dell G5 15 laptop?

Ask the Experts: How can I increase the graphics performance of my Dell G5 15 laptop?

Ask the Experts: Matt wants to know if he can improve the gaming / graphics performance of his Dell G5 15 laptop. | May 5, 2020 at 9:13 pm CDT

GIGABYTE and Microsoft Azure AI Notebook Performance Investigation

GIGABYTE and Microsoft Azure AI Notebook Performance Investigation

Can Microsoft's Azure AI for mobile computing really help boost performance of a laptop? Join us on our discovery. | Sep 17, 2019 at 5:06 pm CDT

A look at Dell rugged products in the lab and wild

A look at Dell rugged products in the lab and wild

Dell invited us to its offices in Texas to experience firsthand its work on its rugged notebooks and tablets. Panasonic Toughbook, look out. | Oct 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm CDT

GIGABYTE P34W V5 Laptop First Impressions

GIGABYTE P34W V5 Laptop First Impressions

How were the first moments with GIGABYTE's fifth version powerful P34W laptop? Join us and take a look. | Mar 25, 2016 at 7:11 pm CDT

Two weeks with a beast - the OriginPC EON17-X Laptop

Two weeks with a beast - the OriginPC EON17-X Laptop

Sometimes the first few weeks are the honeymoon period, so how does the OriginPC EON17-X do after two weeks of use? Let's see. | Mar 17, 2016 at 11:38 am CDT

My Dell laptop is running hot, what can I do to cool it down?

Ask the Experts: My Dell laptop is running hot, what can I do to cool it down?

How can I cool my overheating Dell notebook down? | Jul 4, 2013 at 12:04 am CDT

Upgrading your laptop to a new high-performance SSD and RAM

Tweakipedia: Upgrading your laptop to a new high-performance SSD and RAM

Trace gives us a detail look at how to replace the RAM and HDD in your laptop for better performance. | Mar 21, 2013 at 8:05 am CDT

What is the main purpose of the new Retina MacBook Pro, and can it handle this years games?

Ask the Experts: What is the main purpose of the new Retina MacBook Pro, and can it handle this years games?

What is the advantage of the Retina MacBook Pro from Apple? Will it run games from this year? | Nov 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm CST

Can any current-generation laptop have its DVDRW drive removed for a Blu-ray drive in its place?

Ask the Experts: Can any current-generation laptop have its DVDRW drive removed for a Blu-ray drive in its place?

Can any current-generation notebook support an internal Blu-ray drive in replacement of the stock DV. | Nov 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm CST

Razer Blade 17.3-inch LED Gaming Laptop Initial Impressions Preview

Razer Blade 17.3-inch LED Gaming Laptop Initial Impressions Preview

In a rather unique twist of fate, we got our hands on a demo unit of the highly anticipated Razer Blade gaming laptop. Read on as we give you our initial impressions. | Feb 8, 2012 at 5:18 am CST

Mobile Devices

Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones: Everything You Need To Know

Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones: Everything You Need To Know

Samsung's new Galaxy S20 smartphones are here: 8K video, 120Hz display, 5G connectivity, and SO much more. | Feb 11, 2020 at 8:02 pm CST

Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones detailed

Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones detailed

Google unveils their new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones and we go into detail about them right here. | Oct 5, 2017 at 2:56 pm CDT

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Is Bigger Always Better?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Is Bigger Always Better?

Samsung kills the Apple iPhone 7 Plus before it was even released with their new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. | Aug 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm CDT

Apple's new iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, iOS 9, and Pencil Explained

Apple's new iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, iOS 9, and Pencil Explained

Apple got the attention of many tech consumers again this week as it announced its new iPhones, iPad Pro, iOS 9, Pencil, and more. Here's our overview. | Sep 11, 2015 at 10:02 am CDT

LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - The Battle of Android

LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - The Battle of Android

If you thought the Galaxy S6 was the only high-end Android out right now, the G4 is here to show you the removeable battery and SD card slot aren't gone. | Jun 30, 2015 at 6:16 pm CDT

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions

The first 24 hours with the new BlackBerry Passport have been... interesting, weird, wide, different, surprising, strange, and did I mention weird? | Dec 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm CST

Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5

Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5

We pit five of the best phones on the market against one another, in a battle of the flagship Android smartphone showdown. Who takes the benchmark crown? | Oct 28, 2014 at 4:04 pm CDT

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions

After years of not touching an iPhone, the 6 Plus is here, and after a few hours playing with Apple's largest phone yet, here's what I think about it. | Oct 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm CDT

Which smartphone should I buy? Sony Xperia Z2, LG G3 or Galaxy S5?

Ask the Experts: Which smartphone should I buy? Sony Xperia Z2, LG G3 or Galaxy S5?

Akshay wants to buy a new smartphone, but wants some help deciding between Samsung, LG and Sony's latest handsets. | Jul 22, 2014 at 10:55 pm CDT

Facebook acquiring Oculus VR could do wonders for VR

Facebook acquiring Oculus VR could do wonders for VR

Oculus VR being acquired by Facebook isn't all VR doom and gloom; it could be just what the doctor ordered. Read on as Anthony discusses in this editorial. | Apr 12, 2014 at 8:38 am CDT

Motherboards

Which motherboard should I buy for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X overclocking?

Ask the Experts: Which motherboard should I buy for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X overclocking?

Ask the Experts: Tomas wants to know which board he should consider for overclocking the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU. | Jun 30, 2020 at 8:25 pm CDT

What's the best CPU and GPU for the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard?

Ask the Experts: What's the best CPU and GPU for the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard?

Ask the Experts: David wants to know the best GPU and CPU for his MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard. | May 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm CDT

Best motherboard for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and Corsair 3600MHz RAM?

Ask the Experts: Best motherboard for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and Corsair 3600MHz RAM?

Ask the Experts: Leo from the UK wants to know what motherboard to buy to pair with his new Ryzen 9 3900X CPU and Corsair RAM. | Apr 22, 2020 at 6:55 pm CDT

Will my current X299 motherboard support Intel's Core i9-10980XE CPU?

Ask the Experts: Will my current X299 motherboard support Intel's Core i9-10980XE CPU?

Ask the Experts: Farshad is wondering if his current X299 motherboard will support Intel's Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition processor. | Nov 1, 2019 at 10:33 pm CDT

What is making my ASUS X570 F motherboard based system wake?

Ask the Experts: What is making my ASUS X570 F motherboard based system wake?

Ask the Experts: Heart wants to know what is making his new X570 system wake and go back to sleep repeatedly. | Oct 24, 2019 at 11:28 pm CDT

AMD B450 or X570 motherboard for new build with Ryzen 7 3700X CPU?

Ask the Experts: AMD B450 or X570 motherboard for new build with Ryzen 7 3700X CPU?

Ask the Experts: Omri wants to know which board, B450 or X570, he should pick for his new PC build featuring AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X processor. | Aug 31, 2019 at 1:39 pm CDT

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard Preview

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard Preview

We take a quick look at the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7, check it out! | May 17, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Preview

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Preview

ASRock's Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard should be a powerhouse board for the 9900K. | Oct 8, 2018 at 11:16 am CDT

ASRock Z390 Taichi (Intel Z390) Motherboard Preview

ASRock Z390 Taichi (Intel Z390) Motherboard Preview

ASRock is the first motherboard maker getting the new Z390 chipset into our hands. | Oct 8, 2018 at 11:01 am CDT

ASRock's 5Gbit Journey and the Z270 SuperCarrier

ASRock's 5Gbit Journey and the Z270 SuperCarrier

ASRock delivers 5Gbit LAN to its Z270 SuperCarrier and other motherboards. We explore the benefits of the faster network speeds on offer. | Apr 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm CDT

Networking

A look at Dell CinemaStream powered by Smartbyte

A look at Dell CinemaStream powered by Smartbyte

We take a look at Dell CinemaStream powered by Smartbyte, and how it provides a more powerful way to connect and monitor your networking. | May 29, 2020 at 3:33 pm CDT

Are there better wireless mesh solutions than the NETGEAR Orbi Pro?

Ask the Experts: Are there better wireless mesh solutions than the NETGEAR Orbi Pro?

Ask the Experts: Erik recently bought a NETGEAR Orbi Pro, but wants to know if there are better wireless options out there. | Feb 18, 2020 at 8:19 pm CST

Which m.2 Key E slot Wi-Fi card should on my new system?

Ask the Experts: Which m.2 Key E slot Wi-Fi card should on my new system?

Ask the Experts: Kevin wants to know which m.2 Key E slot Wi-Fi card he should buy for his new system. | Nov 12, 2019 at 11:44 pm CST

What's the best option for PCIe Wi-Fi cards at the moment?

Ask the Experts: What's the best option for PCIe Wi-Fi cards at the moment?

Ask the Experts: James from the USA asks us about PCIe wireless networking cards and what to buy, Tyler answers. | Aug 8, 2019 at 1:23 am CDT

ASRock Multi-Gigabit Performance: 10GbE/5GbE/2.5G Networking

ASRock Multi-Gigabit Performance: 10GbE/5GbE/2.5G Networking

Motherboard manufacturers ditch gigabit for faster network performance. | Feb 14, 2019 at 10:00 pm CST

Netgear Insight Business Storage and Networking Management

Netgear Insight Business Storage and Networking Management

Could Insight help you? | Nov 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm CST

Netgear Business 16-Port PoE+ GS116PP Overview

Netgear Business 16-Port PoE+ GS116PP Overview

We look over Netgear's Business 16-Port PoE+ GS116PPs, one of the latest unmanaged network solutions. | Jul 4, 2018 at 10:00 am CDT

Investigation: Benefits to Prioritization Software

Investigation: Benefits to Prioritization Software

Would you benefit from network privatization? Yeah, yeah you would. | Jan 22, 2018 at 10:00 am CST

Investigation: What wireless NIC is best in today's market?

Investigation: What wireless NIC is best in today's market?

So, which wireless NIC is best in today's market? Join as we investigate. | Dec 28, 2017 at 11:26 am CST

Best bang for your buck: AC1900 Wireless Routers

Best bang for your buck: AC1900 Wireless Routers

If you're on the market for an AC1900 Wi-Fi solution, read on as we pit the best of the best against each other! | Jun 22, 2017 at 8:17 am CDT

Peripherals

Secretlab SoftWeave: Gaming Chairs Go Next-Gen

Secretlab SoftWeave: Gaming Chairs Go Next-Gen

Secretlab unveils their new SoftWeave series, their first custom made fabric and first-ever non-leather chair. | Oct 8, 2018 at 5:30 am CDT

AZIO MK Retro Classic Typewriter Keyboard Preview

AZIO MK Retro Classic Typewriter Keyboard Preview

We preview AZIO's MK Retro Classic typewriter backlit mechanical keyboard which only has nine days left in its Indiegogo campaign. | Jul 30, 2017 at 6:42 pm CDT

ROCCAT's Power-Grid for Android - Control your PC from smartphone

ROCCAT's Power-Grid for Android - Control your PC from smartphone

ROCCAT's new Power-Grid app for Android is pretty impressive on paper, but will it stand up to TweakTown standards? Let's check it out in detail. | Dec 13, 2013 at 9:01 am CST

Four-way Gaming Mouse Roundup: G9X, XAI, Abyssus and SideWinder X8

Four-way Gaming Mouse Roundup: G9X, XAI, Abyssus and SideWinder X8

We pit four of the best names in gaming mice; Logitech, SteelSeries, Razer and Microsoft to see who can deliver the best all-round gaming weapon. | May 19, 2010 at 6:05 am CDT

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Microsoft continues down the path of the dark side with an all new gaming series keyboard. | Oct 15, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

The latest gaming series mouse from the big MS has made some changes; we find out the good, the bad and the ugly. | Oct 13, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack

Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack

Tiny mice for tiny hands? Not so with Microsoft's latest laptop accessory. | Oct 12, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

OCZ Dominatrix Gaming Mouse

OCZ Dominatrix Gaming Mouse

This new mouse from OCZ shows that they are making their mark in the peripherals market. | Sep 7, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse

NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse

A new frontier for NZXT; taking on the big boys of gaming mice. Let's see if their Avatar can deliver. | Sep 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

Cyber Snipa PWNAGE Desktop

Cyber Snipa PWNAGE Desktop

Today on the desk we have Cyber Snipa's latest in hardcore gaming accessories to assist with your frag count. | Jul 17, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT

RAM

Issues with gaming stability when using my DDR4 RAM's XMP settings

Ask the Experts: Issues with gaming stability when using my DDR4 RAM's XMP settings

Ask the Experts: Ati is having trouble with some of his games exiting to desktop when using his DDR4 RAM's XMP settings. | Feb 4, 2020 at 10:22 pm CST

Do RAM sub timings make much of a difference to system performance?

Ask the Experts: Do RAM sub timings make much of a difference to system performance?

Ask the Experts: Ben wants to know if memory sub timings make much of a difference to performance. | Jan 18, 2020 at 11:20 pm CST

Blue screens when running additional memory module while gaming

Ask the Experts: Blue screens when running additional memory module while gaming

Ask the Experts: Dan added an additional memory module to his rig and is now seeing BSODs while gaming. | Dec 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm CST

Having trouble getting four DDR4 DIMMs running in XMP on X570

Ask the Experts: Having trouble getting four DDR4 DIMMs running in XMP on X570

Ask the Experts: Etutam from Spain is having issues getting four DDR4 3200MHz memory modules running together in XMP on his new AMD X570 motherboard. | Oct 8, 2019 at 11:07 pm CDT

Can the MSI B450M Mortar motherboard support 32GB RAM at 2666MHz?

Ask the Experts: Can the MSI B450M Mortar motherboard support 32GB RAM at 2666MHz?

Ask the Experts: David wants to know about memory compatibility for a RAM upgrade on his MSI B450M Mortar motherboard. | Sep 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm CDT

What RAM should go with AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and GTX 1660?

Ask the Experts: What RAM should go with AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and GTX 1660?

Ask the Experts: Connor is building a new rig with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and GeForce GTX 1660 and asks what kind of DDR4 memory would be the best fit. | Aug 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm CDT

What are the downsides to using 16GB of RAM in a 4x4GB configuration?

Ask the Experts: What are the downsides to using 16GB of RAM in a 4x4GB configuration?

Is there a downside to using 4x4GB RAM in a system? | Apr 21, 2015 at 11:45 pm CDT

I need some help choosing a 32GB kit of DDR3 RAM

Ask the Experts: I need some help choosing a 32GB kit of DDR3 RAM

I'm after a 32GB kit of RAM, which brand should I choose? | May 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm CDT

Patriot Memory for Ultrabook - Scaling SODIMM RAM Density vs. Battery Life

Patriot Memory for Ultrabook - Scaling SODIMM RAM Density vs. Battery Life

Last month we reviewed Patriot's low voltage SODIMM 'Memory for Ultrabook' RAM and found it increased notebook battery life over standard 1.5v SODIMM memory. We're back now to answer the question we left with last month - what happens to battery performance when I use more than one stick of memory? | Feb 5, 2013 at 2:55 am CST

I want to get some new RAM for my computer but want to make sure its compatible first!

Ask the Experts: I want to get some new RAM for my computer but want to make sure its compatible first!

I want to get some G.Skill RAM for my Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR motherboard, but will it be compatible. | Jan 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm CST

Storage

Why is my system so slow after cloning from HDD to SSD?

Ask the Experts: Why is my system so slow after cloning from HDD to SSD?

Ask the Experts: Dan wants to know why his system is so slow after cloning from a HDD to an SSD on a Toshiba notebook. | Jun 9, 2020 at 5:05 pm CDT

Should I store my games on my SSD or hard drive?

Ask the Experts: Should I store my games on my SSD or hard drive?

Ask the Experts: Santos wants to know where he should be storing his games, on his SSD or HDD. | Mar 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm CDT

Can I replace the HDD in Seagate's Expansion external drive?

Ask the Experts: Can I replace the HDD in Seagate's Expansion external drive?

Ask the Experts: Taylor wants to know about replacing the hard drive in Seagate's Expansion external drive. | Mar 18, 2020 at 8:24 pm CDT

Should I be considering an NVMe or SATA SSD for daily use?

Ask the Experts: Should I be considering an NVMe or SATA SSD for daily use?

Ask the Experts: James wants to know if he should be considering an NVMe or SATA SSD for daily use. | Mar 14, 2020 at 8:08 pm CDT

Do I need to leave storage space free on my SSD for best performance?

Ask the Experts: Do I need to leave storage space free on my SSD for best performance?

Ask the Experts: Leifur has some questions about leaving storage space free on his Samsung 860 QVO SSD for the best performance. | Mar 6, 2020 at 7:35 pm CST

Upgrading the 256GB SSD in my Dell XPS laptop to a 1TB sized drive

Ask the Experts: Upgrading the 256GB SSD in my Dell XPS laptop to a 1TB sized drive

Ask the Experts: Andrew wants to know some details regarding upgrading the stock 256GB SSD in his Dell XPS laptop to a 1TB drive. | Feb 22, 2020 at 8:28 pm CST

Should I install a heat sink on my SSD to tame the temperatures a bit?

Ask the Experts: Should I install a heat sink on my SSD to tame the temperatures a bit?

Ask the Experts: Austin is a bit concerned about the temperatures his SSD is reaching and wants to know if he should consider cooling. | Jan 22, 2020 at 11:35 pm CST

Which SSD should I pick for my gaming rig? ADATA, WD, or Samsung?

Ask the Experts: Which SSD should I pick for my gaming rig? ADATA, WD, or Samsung?

I need to buy an SSD and where i live prices are a bit high. I will use it mainly for gaming. Which one would you choose of the below options? SSD ADA. | Jan 14, 2020 at 10:43 pm CST

Is it possible to mount an external hard drive to my PC?

Ask the Experts: Is it possible to mount an external hard drive to my PC?

Ask the Experts: Philip wants to know if he can mount his external drive to his rig, but there may be a better option. | Jan 11, 2020 at 10:54 pm CST

Should I have a dedicated SSD for games?

Ask the Experts: Should I have a dedicated SSD for games?

Ask the Experts: Tim wants to know if he should buy a seperate SSD drive for his games instead of installing everything on his OS drive. | Dec 10, 2019 at 11:04 pm CST

The Best

Best Cheap GPUs for Affordable PC Gaming in 2020

Best Cheap GPUs for Affordable PC Gaming in 2020

Here's the best cheap GPUs / graphics cards for PC gaming in 2020. Need a new graphics card? We have some recommendations for you. | May 21, 2020 at 5:40 pm CDT

Best Gaming Monitors in 2020 (4K, UltraWide, 1440p, and 1080p)

Best Gaming Monitors in 2020 (4K, UltraWide, 1440p, and 1080p)

Here's the best gaming monitors for PC gaming in 2020. Need a gaming monitor or TV? We have some recommendations for you. | Apr 15, 2020 at 3:33 am CDT

Best GPUs for PC Gaming in 2020

Best GPUs for PC Gaming in 2020

Here's the best GPUs / graphics cards for PC gaming in 2020. Need a new graphics card? We have some recommendations for you. | Apr 2, 2020 at 12:44 am CDT

Video Cards

Neon Noir Benchmarked: Crytek's Ray Tracing Benchmark Tool Tested

Neon Noir Benchmarked: Crytek's Ray Tracing Benchmark Tool Tested

Can your PC handle CRYENGINE's ray tracing tech? Neon Noir benchmarks including the $2499 TITAN RTX are inside. | Jun 30, 2020 at 11:13 pm CDT

Why are the fans on my new GeForce RTX 2070 spinning up and down?

Ask the Experts: Why are the fans on my new GeForce RTX 2070 spinning up and down?

Ask the Experts: Andrew wants to know why the cooling fans on his new GeForce RTX 2070 are spinning up and down. | Jun 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm CDT

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition: How Does It Fair In 2020?

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition: How Does It Fair In 2020?

Remember the liquid cooled Radeon RX Vega 64? 8GB HBM2? How does it stack up against Navi in 2020? Let's take a look. | Jun 17, 2020 at 1:11 am CDT

Can I add a video card to my Lenovo M90 Desktop PC?

Ask the Experts: Can I add a video card to my Lenovo M90 Desktop PC?

Ask the Experts: Deen wants to know if he can add a video card to his Lenovo M90 desktop. | Jun 15, 2020 at 8:08 pm CDT

What GPU will provide me with 240+ FPS in Fortnite?

Ask the Experts: What GPU will provide me with 240+ FPS in Fortnite?

Ask the Experts: Radley wants to know which GPU would provide him with 240+ FPS in Fortnite, Valorant, and League of Legends. | Jun 12, 2020 at 7:20 pm CDT

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X: How Does It Stack Up In 2020 Against Navi?

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X: How Does It Stack Up In 2020 Against Navi?

The first graphics card with HBM, Fiji GPU re-tested in 2020 against Navi, Turing, Vega, and Pascal GPUs. | Jun 6, 2020 at 11:15 am CDT

Is NVIDIA's GeForce 1080 Ti still good for 1440p and high refresh?

Ask the Experts: Is NVIDIA's GeForce 1080 Ti still good for 1440p and high refresh?

Ask the Experts: Angel wants to know if the NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti GPU is still good for 1440p and high refresh rate gaming. | May 28, 2020 at 9:45 pm CDT

Will my 16GB Radeon VII revert to 8GB when using Vega 64 in same rig?

Ask the Experts: Will my 16GB Radeon VII revert to 8GB when using Vega 64 in same rig?

Ask the Experts: Roy wants to know if his AMD Radeon VII 16GB will have its VRAM cut to 8GB when using another video card with 8GB of VRAM. | May 24, 2020 at 3:28 pm CDT

How can I run dual monitors with the Lenovo IdeaCentre K300?

Ask the Experts: How can I run dual monitors with the Lenovo IdeaCentre K300?

Ask the Experts: Alan wants to know how he can add dual monitor support to his Lenovo IdeaCentre K300 computer. | May 8, 2020 at 6:36 pm CDT

GeForce Ti Showdown: GTX 980 Ti vs GTX 1080 Ti vs RTX 2080 Ti

GeForce Ti Showdown: GTX 980 Ti vs GTX 1080 Ti vs RTX 2080 Ti

GeForce Ti round up 2020 style: GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. | Apr 20, 2020 at 8:00 am CDT