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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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TR's summer 2009 system guide
— 12:10 AM on June 25, 2009

Our latest system guide features a Phenom II- and DDR3-powered Econobox, a highly versatile Mini-ITX build (which can take a Core 2 Quad and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's April 2009 system guide
— 11:06 PM on April 14, 2009

Thanks to continually declining hardware prices, we've been able to concoct some amazingly affordable builds in our latest system guide. The star of this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's February 2009 system guide
— 8:30 PM on February 23, 2009

Our new system guide includes a series of firsts: a Phenom II X3 has landed in one of our primary builds, our cheapest Core...

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Nvidia's Ion platform
— 8:00 AM on February 3, 2009

Intel has often been criticized for pairing its Atom CPU with anemic 945G-series chipsets, but now there's an alternative in Nvidia's Ion platform. Read...

Type: Feature article Tags: Chipsets Systems

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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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Dissecting the Steam Hardware Survey
— 9:02 PM on December 18, 2008

As a cross-platform gamer increasingly disenchanted with the PC, I absolutely love Steam and what Valve has done for the platform. Over the last five...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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The parent trap
— 5:37 PM on December 11, 2008

We've all been there at one time or another: fixing a family member's computer. It's not a situation I particularly mind, since my family has...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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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....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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TR's Christmas 2008 system guide
— 4:39 PM on November 24, 2008

We cleverly side-stepped Intel's Core i7 offensive in our previous guide by focusing on cheaper systems. Now that the Core i7 is out, we've

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's fall 2008 system guide
— 9:20 PM on October 21, 2008

In preparation for the holiday season, we've completely reworked our system guide with more affordable systems at new price points. Come check out the...

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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...

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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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TR's back-to-school system guide
— 12:36 AM on August 27, 2008

In our latest system guide, we've jacked the Grand Experiment with a quad-core processor and high-end graphics, put an 8800 GT into the Econobox,...

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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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ASUS's Eee Box B202 small form factor PC
— 11:46 AM on August 7, 2008

Asus's Eee Box B202 is the tiniest, quietest desktop computer this side of the Mac Mini. But can the B202 do for desktops what the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Internet

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TR's Summer 2008 system guide
— 11:59 AM on June 30, 2008

AMD and Nvidia spat out new GPU generations within days of each other in the past two weeks, and the landscape has changed on the...

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ESA and SideShow: A perfect match
— 2:06 PM on May 28, 2008

Nvidia revealed its Enthusiast System Architecture specification back in November, promising to consolidate hardware monitoring and control with a single communication protocol. The...

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