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Asus' Xonar DG and Xense sound cards
— 11:22 PM on November 21, 2010

Do you really need a discrete sound card? Simple question, and we've taken a look at Asus' new Xonar Xense and DG sound cards to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Asus details Sandy Bridge motherboard lineup
— 11:49 PM on November 14, 2010

Early last week I had a look at Asus' 6-series motherboards. Keep reading to see what the world's biggest mobo maker has in store...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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StarTech's USB 3.0 docking station
— 12:00 AM on November 1, 2010

External hard drive docking stations are the perfect accessory for PC enthusiasts. We test USB 3.0-powered one from StarTech to see if it's any...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Caviar Green 3TB hard drive
— 2:46 PM on October 28, 2010

WD's 3TB Caviar Green is the first internal hard drive to breach the 2.19TB barrier. We probe its performance, noise levels, power consumption, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Asus' Rampage III Gene and Sabertooth X58 motherboards
— 11:10 AM on October 4, 2010

Asus' latest X58 boards have very distinct personalities. We take a closer look to see if either matches yours.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's H55 Mini-ITX mobo squeezes into the Silverstone SG07 case
— 12:07 AM on September 20, 2010

Join us as we build a shoebox-sized gaming rig to test the latest Mini-ITX components from Gigabyte and Silverstone.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases

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MSI's Master Overclocking Arena Grand Final
— 6:48 PM on September 17, 2010

Only one event this month combined extreme overclocking and Star Wars stormtroopers doin' the hustle in Taiwan's capital city. We were there.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2010

Atom-based nettops easily get bogged down, but Zotac's latest Zbox pairs a capable CULV Celeron with an Ion chipset. Let's see what this budget...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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7,200-RPM terabytes from Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, and WD face off
— 10:04 PM on July 27, 2010

Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, and WD all have two-platter terabytes spinning at 7,200 RPM. We've rounded up all four to find the sweet spot...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Corsair's Force F120 solid-state drive
— 12:55 PM on June 21, 2010

The first SandForce-based SSDs only squeezed 100GB of storage capacity from 128GB worth of flash. Corsair's Force F120 kicks that capacity up to 120GB,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive
— 11:36 PM on June 13, 2010

Crucial's RealSSD C300 is the first SSD with a 6Gbps Serial ATA interface and ONFI 2.1 flash memory. Let's see how it compares.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Momentus XT hard drive
— 3:38 PM on June 1, 2010

Seagate's Momentus XT swaps the Windows-only shackles of previous hybrid drives for a scheme dubbed Adaptive Memory.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Super Talent's USB 3.0 RAIDDrive
— 11:51 PM on May 25, 2010

Super Talent's USB 3.0 RAIDDrive stripes dual internal SSDs to offer 32GB of SuperSpeed connectivity in a lightweight and easily pocketable package. We run...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SandForce showdown: Corsair's Force F100 and OCZ's Agility 2 and Vertex 2 SSDs
— 11:29 PM on May 17, 2010

An SSD's controller chip largely determines its destiny. SandForce's SF-1200 is the latest controller to hit the market, and we've taken it for a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI tackle AMD's 890FX chipset
— 1:39 PM on April 29, 2010

With 44 Gen2 PCIe lanes and six 6Gbps SATA ports, AMD's new 890FX may be the finest high-end chipset on the market. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
— 9:24 PM on April 14, 2010

SSDs are finally cheap enough to be tempting for use in high-performance desktops. The market is teeming with new entrants, too. But which one is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 6, 2010

Every time WD has released a new Raptor, the performance bar for desktop hard drives has been raised. But the new 600GB VelociRaptor VR200M enters...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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