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New Thermaltake tower coolers leave room for tall DIMMs
— 5:06 PM on February 21, 2014

Tower-style heatsinks are all well and good, but they can crowd the area around the CPU socket. That's bad news if you have tall memory...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Deal of the week: Unlocked Haswell CPUs, more SSDs, and a Windows tablet
— 12:05 PM on January 31, 2014

With the Super Bowl primed for Sunday, most of this week's sales focus on big-screen TVs and other consumer electronics gear. However, we've still...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Cooling Storage Mobile computing

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Lepa splashes color coatings on its CPU coolers
— 7:19 PM on January 11, 2014

You know those black- and white-coated Enermax ETS-T40 heatsinks we reviewed last September? At CES this week, Lepa (Enermax's sister brand) had some similar...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Be Quiet's Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler is beautifully sinister
— 6:00 AM on January 9, 2014

CPU coolers aren't always the most exciting PC components, but they're often among the most striking. That's certainly the case with Be Quiet's new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Report: Haswell-E slated for Q3'14 release
— 10:43 AM on December 26, 2013

In September, Intel refreshed its high-end desktop platform with Ivy Bridge-E. This chip is a modest upgrade over its Sandy Bridge-E predecessor, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Deal of the week: Keyboards, coolers, and storage
— 3:31 PM on December 13, 2013

We have a nice variety of deals this week, from mechanical keyboards and liquid coolers to solid-state drives and good old mechanical storage. ...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Input devices

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Asus teases custom Radeon R9 290X with DirectCU II cooler
— 12:47 PM on December 9, 2013

The Radeon R9 290X is a beast—and a toasty one at that. Cards based on AMD's reference design appear to be thermally limited, especially...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Deal of the week: bargains on SSDs, graphics, and water cooling
— 5:29 PM on November 15, 2013

Man, it's been a long week. So here I am, mailing in the deals post with another bulleted list. Oh, look, cheap...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage

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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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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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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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Deal of the week: Cheap convertibles and discounted components
— 1:43 PM on October 25, 2013

We had hoped to fill this week's deal post with links to AMD's Radeon R9 290X graphics card, but it's out of stock...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Report: Broadwell to feature audio DSP for low-power playback, speech recognition
— 11:38 AM on October 15, 2013

PC audio is getting interesting again. We already know that AMD has integrated DSP hardware into some of its latest Radeons. Now, it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Enermax's white and black ETS-T40 CPU coolers reviewed
— 8:31 PM on September 3, 2013

These tower-style CPU coolers from Enermax have something we haven't seen before: a thermally conductive coating that gives the aluminum fins and copper heat...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Deal of the week: Radeon graphics, liquid cooling, tactile keyboards, and more
— 11:15 AM on August 16, 2013

Newegg's website is loaded with tantalizing deals this week. Let's start with graphics. One of Sapphire's Radeon HD 7970 cards is selling for only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Input devices

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The desktop PC needs a makeover
— 1:25 AM on August 16, 2013

My PC is too big. Much too big. I'd always vaguely suspected it,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Leaked slides point to eight-core Haswell-E CPUs with quad-channel DDR4 memory
— 11:03 AM on June 17, 2013

According to the latest rumors, Intel's Ivy Bridge-E platform will arrive in the third quarter of this year. Its successor, Haswell-E, is purportedly...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

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Noise-canceling Noctua CPU cooler coming in 2014
— 12:00 PM on June 12, 2013

Noctua and RotoSub are working on a CPU cooler that employs active noise cancellation in its pursuit of silence. We saw an early prototype...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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