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TR's back-to-school 2012 system guide
— 6:23 PM on August 16, 2012

We've updated our famous system guide to account for some of the latest hardware releases, including Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti. In the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Hands on with Intel's open all-in-one platform
— 9:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Today, we're going to be spending some quality time with an all-in-one PC based on Intel's Thin Mini-ITX standard. The individual parts are all available...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass
— 8:59 PM on July 5, 2012

It's rumored that if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask you for a glass of milk. They also say that if...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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TR's Summer 2012 system guide
— 5:26 PM on July 2, 2012

We've freshened up our four usual configs for the summer, and we've added a whole new build, as well: the Next-Gen Console, a Mini-ITX rig...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's Memorial Day 2012 system guide
— 6:24 PM on May 22, 2012

We've freshened up our system guide with new-and-improved builds featuring Ivy Bridge CPUs, 28-nm graphics processors, and cheaper-than-ever solid-state drives. Come and see what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Daddy's got a brand new ride
— 10:23 AM on April 27, 2012

Man, I cannot wait to get started on my next build. Nearly all the necessary components are already laid out on my workbench. Some were...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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A quick look at Intel's DZ77GA-70K motherboard
— 11:23 AM on April 19, 2012

While preparing for a certain upcoming processor launch, we've been spending some quality time with Intel's DZ77GA-70K motherboard. Read on for a quick...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Z77 motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 8:58 PM on April 8, 2012

Intel's Ivy Bridge processor may still be waiting in the wings, but the 7-series motherboards designed for it are already for sale. To provide...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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The death of the Apple tax
— 11:05 PM on March 29, 2012

The old adage says there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Steve Jobs proved that not even the Reality Distortion...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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A look at TR's new GPU test rigs
— 12:22 PM on February 24, 2012

As I mentioned on the podcast this week, I have been working to re-fit Damage Labs with new hardware all around....

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Systems The Tech Report

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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land
— 2:56 PM on January 13, 2012

If you'll humor me, I'd like to take a brief break from all the CES coverage to complain about the sad state of Blu-ray on...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Where's my 21st-century television?
— 10:10 AM on December 9, 2011

Gabe Newell said something that caught my eye the other day. As part of a broader interview with The Cambridge Student, Newell shared some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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TR's Christmas 2011 system guide
— 8:06 PM on December 6, 2011

With our latest system guide, we've attempted to weather the surge in hard-drive prices while taking advantage of some of the latest hardware releases....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Sandy Bridge-E motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 2:02 AM on November 14, 2011

If you want to get in on Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E CPU, you'll need an LGA2011 motherboard. We've gathered four examples from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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TR's fall 2011 system guide
— 3:43 PM on October 24, 2011

Join us as we reveal the latest updates and additions we've made to our four classic builds: the $600 Econobox, $900 Utility Player, $1,500 Sweeter...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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