The emphasis of this edition of the Best Buy Guide is on small, compact systems. Almost every major component, from video card and motherboard to housing and power supply, is now a high-end, but compact version available. That is why we focus on these small hands-on systems for this BBG and, of course, look at both game systems and a home theater PC. Keep in mind that compact systems are often slightly more expensive than large, equivalent systems.
Please note: not all hardware combinations have been tested. Where possible, we check the correct operation of the various components, but we can not guarantee that all components are 100% compatible.