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Lian Li's TYR PC-X500 Enclosure
— 10:30 PM on January 28, 2009

Lian Li normally sticks to the fundamentals, but its new TYR series offers not only partitioned cooling zones, but also a novel drive bay arrangement....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Thoughts on the Windows 7 beta
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2009

I've already written at length about my (generally positive) appraisal of Windows Vista, yet I'm still eagerly looking forward to Windows 7. While I find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Thermaltake's Spedo Advance Package enclosure
— 9:38 PM on December 4, 2008

Thermaltake is known amongst many for its over-the-top and sometimes even garish designs, but there have been some good ideas buried behind those crazy looks....

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Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Gigabyte's 3D Mars enclosure
— 11:36 PM on September 30, 2008

Better known for its mobos, Gigabyte recently started producing cases. The company's latest 3D Mars combines a brushed aluminum full tower with five cooling fans...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Rosewill's Conqueror enclosure
— 10:34 PM on September 8, 2008

Rosewill's determination to make an enclosure people will notice is apparent with the new Conqueror case. Can an attractive price tag along with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Hiper's Osiris enclosure
— 10:40 PM on August 12, 2008

Egyptian deity meets brushed aluminum in Hiper's Osiris, a formidable new contender among high-end PC cases. Will its upside-down design and understated good looks...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Vista SP1 nuked my network file copies
— 8:55 PM on April 3, 2008

Recently, I built a storage server for my LAN and migrated all of my important documents over to it.  Even more recently, I built myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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How Intel ruined my Christmas vacation
— 4:00 PM on January 11, 2008

Okay, Intel didn't actually spoil my entire vacation, but it came awfully close. To understand why, you need to go back a couple of months:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Windows

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Cooler Master's Cosmos 1000 enclosure
— 11:18 PM on October 23, 2007

Back in the day, an imposing full-tower enclosure loaded with noisy fans was the mark of a true PC enthusiast. Full-tower enclosures have somewhat fallen...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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AMD aims to unify SFF PCs with DTX spec
— 5:26 PM on October 22, 2007

Ever since we laid eyes on Shuttle's first cube, we've been enamored with the concept of small, quiet, yet capable PCs. AMD's proposed DTX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling

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Have fun, win prizes
— 3:28 PM on October 19, 2007

While at Newegg's LANFest 2K7 a couple weeks ago, I took note of several contests and promotions targeting gamers and PC geeks.  I don't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Cases Miscellaneous Gaming

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The Vista nerd rage feedback loop
— 3:46 PM on October 1, 2007

Ask anyone in the techie community about Windows Vista, and they'll tell you the same thing:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Shuttle's XPC SG33G5 SFF barebones system
— 1:01 AM on July 26, 2007

OVER THE YEARS, Shuttle's XPC lineup has been whittled down from a vast array...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Systems

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Shuttle's XPC SD39P2 SFF barebones system
— 12:00 AM on April 13, 2007

THE POPULARITY OF small form factor barebones systems has faded of late, and that's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Systems

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Vista upgrade thoughts
— 9:56 AM on February 28, 2007

I finally made the jump to Windows Vista earlier this month. To be honest, I couldn't wait to get away from Windows XP. As accustomed...

Type: Blog post Tags: Windows

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Windows Vista's new spin on licensing
— 12:21 AM on January 30, 2007

WE'VE HEARD ALL MANNER of tinfoil hattery about Windows Vista's schemes for copy protection,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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