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The DIY PC as fire starter: is this a thing now?
— 12:20 PM on March 13, 2013

It's quite possible flames have burst out of other PC components in Damage Labs over the years. I've smelled the acrid smoke from a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Systems

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MSI's Z77IA-E53 Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 8:20 PM on March 10, 2013

MSI's Z77-based Mini-ITX board has a unique mix of features, including VGA connectivity, an open Mini PCIe/mSATA slot, and smartphone-based tweaking software. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Kickstarter funding sought for Gigabyte-built hackintosh board
— 11:09 AM on March 6, 2013

Over the last few years, all sorts of interesting projects have elicited funding via Kickstarter. This is the first time I've seen a PC...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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MSI Haswell mobo caught on camera
— 1:24 PM on March 5, 2013

CeBIT kicked off this morning in Hanover, Germany, and the first reports from the show floor are out. Among them: a sneak preview of an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's GA-Z77N-WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 4:38 PM on March 4, 2013

Gigabyte's GA-Z77N-WiFi is the most affordable Mini-ITX board based on Intel's Z77 Express platform. We take a closer look to see what this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Thin Mini-ITX motherboards hit Newegg
— 9:17 AM on February 21, 2013

Remember those Gigabyte Thin Mini-ITX motherboards we told you about last month? The GA-H77TN and GA-B75TN are now official, and they're already available...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock's Z77E-ITX Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 10:29 AM on February 12, 2013

In just a few years, ASRock has cemented its position as the third biggest player in the retail motherboard business. We take a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Zotac's Z77-ITX WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 2:18 PM on February 6, 2013

Zotac set the template for the modern Mini-ITX motherboard, and we've taken a look at its flagship Ivy Bridge model. Read on to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 10:25 PM on February 3, 2013

The P8Z77-I Deluxe packs a lot of goodness into a tiny package. We take a closer look at the board's features, performance, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Intel to exit the desktop motherboard business
— 8:12 PM on January 22, 2013

For years, Intel has produced its own line of desktop motherboards. Not for much longer, though. This afternoon, we learned that Intel will ramp down...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Release roundup: Case windows, gaming mice, and fancy mobos
— 6:00 AM on January 18, 2013

We covered a whole boatload of new hardware launches at CES last week. You'd think the flow of releases would taper off for a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Input devices

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AMD intros modular server platform
— 6:00 AM on January 17, 2013

Last week, we heard all about AMD's plans for mobile and desktop hardware. This week, the company has switched gears and unveiled something...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers

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Gigabyte boards use Thunderbolt ports to drive 4K display resolutions
— 6:00 AM on January 8, 2013

4K displays are all over CES this year. The thing is, they're a little on the pricey side. Not all PC graphics solutions can...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays

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Gigabyte Thin Mini-ITX mobos coming this month
— 6:00 AM on January 7, 2013

You might remember our first brush with Intel's Thin Mini-ITX platform. It was in August of last year, and we looked at an all-in-one...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus downplays Intel's rumored switch to BGA CPUs
— 9:59 AM on December 21, 2012

Are we all doomed if Intel transitions away from socketed processor packages on the desktop, as rumored? Not quite, according to Asus VP and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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'Bunnie' Huang designing hacker-friendly laptop
— 12:46 PM on December 17, 2012

Andrew "Bunnie" Huang made a name for himself hacking Microsoft's original Xbox console. Now, he's designing a laptop infused with hacker-friendly features. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

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MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

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Release roundup: White paint, rugged storage, and precision mice
— 5:00 PM on November 30, 2012

Things were a little slow last week because of the holiday, but they definitely picked up this week. We covered plenty of releases in our...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage Input devices

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