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Anatomy of a Motherboard: Dissecting the Tech Behind PC Components

How well do you know the components that make up your PC? Take the humble motherboard, it sits there, quietly keeping everything running, and rarely gets the same attention as the CPU or graphics card. Motherboards are remarkably important though, so let's go all Grey's Anatomy, and dissect the motherboard -- breaking down its various parts and seeing what each bit does!

This original 2015 Witcher 3 review is still a great read in 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open-world role-playing game that casts you as a legendary and sexy monster hunter named Geralt of Rivia. Widely considered one of the best RPGs of all time, The Witcher is having newfound mainstream popularity thanks to the Netflix TV series. Check out this review for a ton of game detail and also our corresponding GPU & CPU performance test.

Storage Performance Roundup: Mechanical Disk Drives to PCIe 4.0 SSDs and Everything In Between

Computer storage has come a long way since our last roundup. We have new PCIe 4.0 SSDs, NVMe drives are becoming the de facto standard for new machines, and prices for legacy drives have plummeted. Rather than just focusing on high-end drives, this time we decided to take a step back and explore the entire storage market from top to bottom.

The History of the Microprocessor and the Personal Computer

#ThrowBackThursday The PC business as we know it owes itself to an environment of enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and happenstance. The invention of the microprocessor, DRAM, and EPROM integrated circuits would help bring computing to the mainstream. This 5-part series explores the history of personal computing, from the invention of the transistor to modern day chips powering our connected devices.

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