We recommend the AMD A8-3850 to mainstream desktop PC users in search of capable gaming power and multithreaded application performance.
While the i5 3470 will give system integrators some wiggle room on price, we're fans of sticking to the i5 3570K for everyone else.
We're quite sure the Vengeance C70 will be home to some great mods — considering the price though, we'd have hoped for some more fit and finish.
Hauppauge's WinTV-PVR-500 MCE is a good choice if you want to record two programs simultaneously, but it assumes you have a Media Center remote and the correct decoding software.
Creative's new X-Fi processor makes the X-Fi Elite Pro the most advanced and priciest Sound Blaster ever.
Adaptec's GameBridgeTV is unique in letting you connect game consoles to a PC, but its DVR performance is inconsistent.
This plug is smart enough to know when its outlet doesn't have power, and uses cellular signal to keep you informed.
The Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX boasts a huge selection of multichannel sound-processing capabilities, I/O options, and bundled software and accessories. The inclusion of IEEE 1394 connections makes this a nearly perfect product.
Aptly named, the ATI TV Wonder Elite is easily the best PC TV tuner card we've seen.
The Sound Blaster Wireless System for iTunes and Receiver is a painless way to stream audio from your PC or Mac to a set of speakers or AV receiver.
With its convenient and portable package, the Energizer 5W Wall Charger offers some welcome improvements over the common cell phone charger.
The Novatel Wireless MiFi Liberate is arguably the best mobile router AT&T has offered yet.
The Monster Central Power Control Kit sits behind the competition on features, making its $140 price point completely outlandish.
Intel's new second-generation dual-core chip draws less power, leaving the door open for system builders to use it in new desktop designs. The performance picture still needs clearing up, but our preliminary results show some improvement over Intel's lackluster first-generation dual-core Pentiums.
This external sound card works great for watching DVDs, listening to tunes, or recording audio on your computer.
The Logitech Notebook Riser N110 is a flexible ergonomic stand, but check first for a perfect fit if you use a thinner laptop.
Leia is a new technology that aims to revive interest in glasses-free 3D display.
The proof-of-concept motherboard-chassis hybrid combines to make it easier to install new components, but it's not perfect.