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A compact, fast, and quiet PC for the kitchen
— 12:54 PM on June 25, 2009

If you've read our summer system guide, you might enjoy hearing the story of how our very cool Pocket Swiss Army Knife config came...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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Trying out Windows 7's XP Mode
— 3:04 PM on May 11, 2009

Late last month, Microsoft revealed plans to offer a free Windows XP virtualization solution to users of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. In a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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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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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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Hit by the Red Ring of Death
— 3:24 PM on March 10, 2008

After more than a year and a half of hosting epic table tennis battles and endless laps around the Nurburgring, my Xbox 360 finally succumbed...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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The great PSU fan swap of 2008
— 1:04 PM on February 27, 2008

Seasonic power supplies are great. Whether they're units the Taiwanese PSU manufacturer sells under its own name or those it makes for other firms (like...

Type: Blog post Tags: Power

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Kitchen PC hushed
— 6:27 PM on February 20, 2008

When I set out to build a new family PC, it needed to be small, attractive and quiet.  No need for anything crazy like Mini-ITX,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Cooling Miscellaneous

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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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TheLab.gr rips off PSU round-up
— 5:11 PM on October 23, 2007

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when you spend months working on something only to have it ripped off, flattery doesn't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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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:...

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Confessions of a console convert
— 12:55 PM on July 6, 2007

I've been a PC gamer for as long as I can remember. Those memories begin with "LOAD *.*,8,1" on a Commodore 64 in elementary...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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Wheeling my way around a 360
— 4:08 PM on June 15, 2007

They say that the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys, and that sounds about right to me. You see,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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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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Sony owes me $14,000
— 12:17 PM on February 19, 2007

I've been spending an increasing amount of time playing console games recently, so I've been watching Sony's PlayStation 3 launch with rather keen interest. And...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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Vista testing begins... cautiously
— 2:14 PM on January 26, 2007

At long last, we have the final version of Windows Vista in house and have begun doing some testing with it. I've been following...

Type: Blog post Tags: Windows

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Gripped by Gears of War
— 7:11 PM on December 21, 2006

I've been playing shooters since Wolfenstein 3D, so I've pretty much seen everything the genre has had to offer over the years. Sadly, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Game consoles

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