Components

Belkin Dual USB Power Adapter
REVIEW

Belkin Dual USB Power Adapter

The Belkin Dual USB Power Adapter is a great accessory for those with numerous USB-powered devices.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 11, 2007
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
REVIEW

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

If you're looking to build a home theater PC, we recommend ATI's Radeon HD 2600 XT as the midrange card to use, thanks to its nearly perfect HD video image and its no-fuss installation. But for 3D gaming, you'd be much better off looking for a good deal on a faster, older graphics card.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2007

MSRP: $229.00

M-Audio Torq Mixlab
REVIEW

M-Audio Torq Mixlab

For the aspiring digital DJ, the M-Audio Torq Mixlab is an unmatched value.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 31, 2007

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
REVIEW

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850

The quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6850 keeps the desktop CPU performance belt tied firmly around Intel's waist at a price that helps offset the lack of sizable performance gains. New products at the end of the year may outclass this new chip when they arrive, but for now, the QX6850 reigns supreme.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 17, 2007
Plextor PX-HDTV500U Mini Digital HDTV Receiver
REVIEW

Plextor PX-HDTV500U Mini Digital HDTV Receiver

The Plextor PX-HDTV500U Mini Digital HDTV Receiver provides a cheap and easy way to watch and record HDTV on your PC. We recommend this compact tuner and antenna kit particularly for laptops that feature Microsoft's Media Center app.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 22, 2007

MSRP: $99.00

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows
REVIEW

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver lets you use wireless Xbox 360 peripherals with your Windows PC, but it won't be a must-have PC gaming peripheral until more compatible games are available.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 12, 2007
Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand
REVIEW

Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand ( black)

The Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand manages to both look good and offer effective cooling, despite having only a single fan.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 6, 2007
Asus GeForce 8800 GTS
REVIEW

Asus GeForce 8800 GTS ( PCI-E, 640MB)

No other 3D graphics card comes close to this bang for the buck, making the 320MB XFX GeForce 8800 GTS mostly an easy decision if you need a midrange upgrade. Nvidia still has to polish off its Vista software, and the sooner-or-later arrival of competing cards muddies the waters a bit, but if you need a midprice graphics card today, this should be your pick.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 11, 2007

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Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
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Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800

If you thought dual cores were over the top, get ready. Intel presents the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, a single CPU with four distinct processing cores. At $999, the first quad-core CPU will remain an enthusiast part for a while, but as a glimpse of the future, it's clear that clock speed is out and core counts are in.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on November 1, 2006
Creative Xmod
REVIEW

Creative Xmod

The reasonably priced Creative Xmod does a remarkable job of making audio sound brighter, deeper, and more vibrant.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2006