The Tech Report has published a new system building guide, you can check it out over here if you're planning to build a new system.
We've waited a little longer than usual before publishing our first system guide of the year, but there's good reason for that. Over the past few weeks, AMD has released new batches of low-end processors and cheap DirectX 11 Radeons, while Intel has outed its 32-nm Core i3 and Core i5 dual-core processors. At the same time, motherboard makers have started selling boards with next-generation USB 3.0 and 6Gbps Serial ATA connectivity. All those releases have largely reshaped what we've come to expect from a low-end PC.