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Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 barebones nettop
— 11:25 AM on July 13, 2010

Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 brings a dual-core Atom, Ion GPU, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and XBMC support to a barebones nettop. Is it the ultimate bargain HTPC?

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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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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A short tour of Kingston's Hsinchu factory
— 12:59 AM on June 22, 2010

During our stay in Taiwan earlier this month, we hopped on a bus to Kingston's Hsinchu factory, where memory modules and SD flash cards

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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Corsair's Obsidian Series 800D enclosure
— 10:42 PM on November 15, 2009

A number of premium cases are vying for the honor of housing your next high-powered machine, including Corsair's enclosure debut, the 800D. We've taken a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Windows 7: A desktop user's take
— 3:07 PM on August 26, 2009

Does Windows 7 really live up to the hype? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over Vista and XP for desktop users and enthusiasts? We took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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nMedia's HTPC 2000B enclosure
— 11:22 PM on August 9, 2009

A home theater PC needs an attractive enclosure, and nMedia offers a rather affordable one in the HTPC 2000B. Looks aren't everything, though, so

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Toward a more rational backup strategy
— 10:43 PM on July 7, 2009

Like many of us, my history of backup management is shameful, littered with poorly labeled DVD-Rs, manual file copies, and a minimum of forethought. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Windows

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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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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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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance
— 11:24 PM on December 1, 2008

The Core i7's triple-channel DDR3 memory controller offers mind-boggling peak theoretical bandwidth, but does the CPU need fancy DIMMs to excel? Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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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