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3D movies and the value of entertainment
— 10:30 PM on July 8, 2010

To take full advantage of this past long weekend, I unlatched myself from my computer and went to see a movie with my girlfriend. We...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Thermaltake's Level 10 enclosure
— 9:56 PM on July 8, 2010

Is the $700 Level 10 the ultimate enthusiast case, or is it the ultimate example of form over function? We investigate.

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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The Pirate Bay hacked, user information exposed
— 3:33 PM on July 8, 2010

Popular BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has been hax0red. A group of Argentinians with l33t skillz reportedly gained access to the site's administrative...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Launch roundup: Two cases, 18 mouse buttons, and 1080p through USB
— 3:25 PM on July 8, 2010

This week, we've collected launch announcements from Atlona, Enermax, Thermaltake, WarMouse. Let's start with the enthusiast gear: ...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Input devices

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How many CPU cores do you need for games?
— 11:25 AM on July 8, 2010

These days, it's virtually impossible to buy a desktop CPU with fewer than two cores. Dual-core CPUs have become the norm, and quad-core systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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2.7GHz Phenom II X6 said to be in the works
— 9:26 AM on July 8, 2010

Longing for a quicker member of AMD's Phenom II X6 family? Don't hold your breath, says Fudzilla—the existing Phenom II X6 1090T will reportedly...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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NASA invites gamers to Moonbase Alpha
— 6:00 AM on July 8, 2010

The way things are going, NASA sending a man back to the Moon doesn't look too likely, at least in the near term. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Thursday Shortbread
— 2:36 AM on July 8, 2010

Eight is Enough DigiTimes reports HDD prices dropping since end of June Guru3D, Hardware Heaven, Legit Reviews, OC3D, PC Perspective,...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Report: Don't hold your breath for Intel chipsets with USB 3.0 in 2011
— 4:47 PM on July 7, 2010

Last October, we learned via an unofficial report that Intel wouldn't add native USB 3.0 support to its chipsets until 2011. According to the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Poll: How powerful is your PSU?
— 3:02 PM on July 7, 2010

The range of PSU wattages available today is truly staggering. At Newegg alone, the scale starts at 145W and goes all the way up...

Poll Question: • What's the wattage rating of your primary desktop's PSU?

Type: News story Tags: Power

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New 11.6-inch ultraportable offers Radeon graphics, dual-core Athlon Neo
— 11:52 AM on July 7, 2010

AMD was never keen on netbooks, but the company's mobile CPUs are becoming increasingly common in budget ultraportable notebooks. HP's 11.6" Pavilion dm1z...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Single-core Athlon II Neo gets some love from Gateway
— 9:28 AM on July 7, 2010

You know that $550, AMD-powered Acer ultraportable we talked about last month? Acer subsidiary Gateway has now announced a similar-looking laptop that boasts...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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First Firefox 4 beta arrives with tabs on top
— 6:00 AM on July 7, 2010

Between Chrome, Opera, and this latest pre-release version of Firefox, web browsers are starting to look more alike than ever. Mozilla put up the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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National Macaroni Day Shortbread
— 12:44 AM on July 7, 2010

The Magnificent Seven InfoWorld has 10 reasons why the PC is here to stay TweakTown: Has ATX run its course? Firefox 4 Beta 1:...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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PhysX hobbled on the CPU by x87 code
— 12:21 AM on July 7, 2010

Nvidia has long promoted its PhysX game physics middleware as an example of a computing problem that benefits greatly from GPU acceleration, and a number...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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Today's solid-state drives: The value perspective
— 5:16 PM on July 6, 2010

Are SSDs worth the extra scratch versus hard drives? Which one is the best value? Our scatter plots have returned to tackle the

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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BFG Tech low on power, dropping PSU lineup?
— 3:31 PM on July 6, 2010

Citing a lack of profitability, BFG Tech surprisingly exited the graphics card market back in May. At the time, company chairman John Slevin...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day Shortbread
— 3:27 PM on July 6, 2010

Eight is Enough Fudzilla reports Apple facing EU antitrust probe C|Net reports PCs beat Apple in summer price wars TC Magazine reports Bluetooth 4.0...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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