The Tom's Hardware 2016 Gift Guide

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Michael Justin Allen Sexton

Michael Justin Allen Sexton is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware component news, specializing in CPUs and motherboards.

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  • JQB45
    I can attest to the value of the ArctiClean Solution for quickly, painlessly and efficently removing thermal paste. I brought some back in 2005 and I still have some left over and it still works.
  • tomate2
    Been a while since I've read Tom's Hardware news and you guys are still making articles in slideshow mode...
  • RedJaron
    362159 said:
    Been a while since I've read Tom's Hardware news and you guys are still making articles in slideshow mode...
    Well, things like a long list of pictures tend to work well as a slideshow, so . . .

    I like the KMC1 best of all the portable speakers I've tried. It doesn't have quite as many features as the other speakers I've used, but it has a better sound quality and sound profile than any others, even speakers costing twice as much.
  • alextheblue
    The AtGames "Sega Genesis console" is powered by a horrible emulator. In particular the sound emulation is complete crap. If you're gonna use an emulator, a high-accuracy PC-based emulator like Fusion (Kega Fusion) provides near-perfect emulation and has optional filters to improve the visuals on modern displays. Guess I'm a snob. Anyway you can get a real Genesis for fairly cheap.

    The rubber anti-vibration fan "screws" are rubber, silicone ones tend to hold up better IMO.
  • DotNetMaster777
    Sega genesis looks nice for this money !!
  • alextheblue
    2172737 said:
    Sega genesis looks nice for this money !!


    It's probably fine if you've never used a real Genesis. If you have, you're going to HATE the poor sound emulation. Read the reviews on Amazon. It gets worse... I've read multiple sources that say it doesn't support saving. I would like to know if it instead has save states (emulation term). If it has neither it isn't worth a nickel!
  • daglesj
    68185 said:
    I can attest to the value of the ArctiClean Solution for quickly, painlessly and efficently removing thermal paste. I brought some back in 2005 and I still have some left over and it still works.


    You can probably buy a half litre of Isopro for the same price and does as good a job.
  • Andrew_217
    baby wipes work awesome for that too if you happen to have some handy i bought a whole packet of them cause I'm frequently doing and removing pasting on computers
  • vonbose
    I have a mechanical keyboard almost identical to that Nixeus Moda v2 Mechanical Keyboard. The buttons have a lot of resistance to them and I actually swapped it out after a couple months, because it was giving me tennis elbow.
  • whtfish
    I do miss the models of yore, but I suppose it is 2016. Still very happy to see the gift guide this year, thanks!
  • caamsa
    Yes where are the beautiful women!?
  • RedJaron
    2229740 said:
    I do miss the models of yore
    58500 said:
    Yes where are the beautiful women!?
    Meh. I buy things based off features, quality, and price, not by how much skin is showing in the background.
  • Brian_R170
    Whoah! Gotta get that Belkin toolkit with the DIP puller. My friends are always asking me to help them upgrade the RAM in their 80286 systems. :)