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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator
— 11:05 AM on June 27, 2008

Like flying cars, thought-based control schemes have been a staple of sci-fi movies for decades. OCZ has embraced the concept with its Neural Impulse Actuator,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming Personal tech

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TR's April 2008 system guide
— 5:33 PM on April 24, 2008

The time has come again for a new system guide. Thanks to falling prices and major hardware makers engaged in furious competition, we've managed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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TR's February 2008 system guide
— 1:43 PM on February 27, 2008

PC hardware has gotten crazy cheap in recent months. You can take advantage by using our latest system guide to select components for a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Shuttle's XPC SP35P2 Pro SFF barebones system
— 10:02 PM on January 31, 2008

Intel's P35 Express has reigned as the enthusiast chipset of choice since its introduction. Now you can get it in a pint-sized form factor with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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A look at VIA's next-gen Isaiah x86 CPU architecture
— 3:29 PM on January 24, 2008

A brand-new x86 processor microarchitecture doesn't come along every day, but today, we have just that. We visited the offices of Centaur Technology yesterday...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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The Enthusiast System Architecture in action
— 12:11 AM on January 18, 2008

Nvidia announced its Enthusiast System Architecture back in November, promising to consolidate system and hardware monitoring under a single communication protocol. ESA-certified hardware is now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Software

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How to build a PC
— 11:01 PM on November 29, 2007

Being able to build your own PC is one of the perks of being an enthusiast, but it's a daunting task if you've never tackled...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's Christmas 2007 system guide
— 4:45 PM on November 28, 2007

Recent weeks have brought a deluge of new components that offer solid value for the average enthusiast PC—affordable hardware with next-generation performance. The time...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Nvidia announces ESA specification
— 8:00 AM on November 5, 2007

Nvidia has announced an Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) specification that it hopes will standardize a hardware monitoring protocol for PC components. Read on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's September 2007 system guide
— 12:00 AM on September 20, 2007

With so many pricing changes having hit the processor market over the past couple of months, a new system guide is overdue. As we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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TR's July 2007 system guide
— 12:00 AM on July 6, 2007

WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW mid-range and high-end DirectX 10 graphics cards from both...

Type: Feature article Tags: 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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