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Release roundup: Small mobos, slick cases, and a tiny USB 3.0 drive
— 5:36 PM on December 20, 2013

This week in the release roundup, we have news from Biostar, BitFenix, Lian Li, and Mushkin: "Biostar "Hi-Fi H81MDC" - powerful...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage

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Deal of the week: An assortment of last-minute bargains
— 12:45 PM on December 20, 2013

Today is cutting it close for last-minute Christmas shopping, but it's never too late—or too early, in fact—for bargain hunting. And there certainly are some...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to name new CEO in 'early part of 2014'
— 5:02 PM on December 17, 2013

Almost four months have passed since Steve Ballmer announced his plan to resign as Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer isn't scheduled to step down until August...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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Release roundup: Thunderbolt mobos, Gold PSUs, and gaming headsets
— 5:47 PM on December 13, 2013

This week in our release roundup, we bring tidings from BitFenix, Enermax, Gigabyte, and MSI. "BitFenix - Introducing Flo Headset." This...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Power

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ASRock intros Killer gaming mobos, includes M.2 connectivity
— 9:24 AM on December 12, 2013

ASRock has introduced a new lineup of gaming-oriented motherboards, and I'm not sure I can set the stage any better than the press...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly
— 5:05 PM on December 9, 2013

Rumors about the next major Windows release are starting to crop up. Earlier today, Paul Thurrott of the eponymous Supersite for Windows posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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MSI's latest Z87 motherboard, GeForce GTX 760 graphics card have Mini-ITX dimensions
— 2:00 AM on December 4, 2013

MSI has introduced a pair of pint-sized products primed for small-form-factor gaming rigs. One is a Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's top-of-the-line Haswell platform,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

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ASRock combines Avoton SoC, 12 SATA ports on Mini-ITX mobo
— 10:56 AM on November 27, 2013

Attention, home server builders. ASRock has come up with a Mini-ITX motherboard with 12 Serial ATA ports. The awkwardly named C2750D4I is based...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers

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Microsoft's Larson-Green hints at Windows consolidation
— 9:18 AM on November 25, 2013

Julie Larson-Green, the newly minted head of Microsoft's Devices and Studios engineering group, had some interesting things to say about the future of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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New ASRock motherboards primed for Bitcoin mining
— 10:32 AM on November 18, 2013

Well, this is different. ASRock has introduced a couple of new motherbards designed specifically for Bitcoin mining. Both are loaded with PCI Express slots for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Report: Intel's 9-series chipsets won't support SATA Express
— 11:52 AM on November 13, 2013

Earlier this year, multiple reports suggested that Intel's next-generation motherboard platform would support SATA Express. However, new information seen by VR-Zone indicates...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

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Hotfix for Windows 8.1 mouse accuracy issues now available
— 8:30 AM on November 11, 2013

As expected, Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse movement issues that have affected some users of Windows 8.1. The hotfix, available here,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: As Microsoft CEO, Elop could kill Bing, sell Xbox business
— 5:11 PM on November 8, 2013

The search for a new Microsoft CEO is still underway. According to Reuters, the top five candidates include current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Software Windows

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Only a few days remain to enter our Dear Diary contest
— 12:32 PM on November 8, 2013

There are only a couple of days left to enter our Dear Diary contest. We're giving away $2,300 in prizes, including gear from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Input devices Mobile computing

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Gigabyte amps up audio for G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard
— 11:03 AM on November 8, 2013

We've long been critical of integrated motherboard audio, which typically doesn't measure up to the quality of even budget sound cards (at least when using...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Windows 8.1 causes mousing issues; fix incoming
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2013

Still on the fence about upgrading to Windows 8.1? If you're a gamer,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Windows

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Our Dear Diary contest now has $2,300 worth of hardware
— 9:32 AM on November 1, 2013

We're giving away roughly $2,300 in hardware as part of our Dear Diary contest. To enter, all you have to do is write...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Mobile computing

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Bay Trail-D appears on ECS Mini-ITX motherboards
— 10:45 AM on October 25, 2013

ECS has announced a family of Mini-ITX motherboards with soldered-on Bay Trail processors. The BAT-I lineup employs Bay Trail-D, the desktop variant of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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