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Three flavors of Linux are coming to Windows Store
— 5:00 PM on May 12, 2017

One of the highlights of Microsoft's Build conference last year was the announcement of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem for Windows 10. The company's recent announcement...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

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Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more
— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Power Storage

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage

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Nvidia demos a multi-user VR system at GTC
— 1:00 PM on May 8, 2017

Thus far, the virtual reality ecosystem has focused almost exclusively on single-user experiences. A few developers have made attempts to use things like HTC's Vive...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Upcoming Ryzen BIOS updates could improve memory performance
— 10:00 AM on May 8, 2017

As we and other sites have demonstrated, using fast memory can result in a significant performance boost on systems with AMD's Ryzen processors. It...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Memory

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Intel plugs Active Management Technology security hole
— 4:02 PM on May 5, 2017

Over the past few days, some scary stories have been circulating the internet regarding a privilege escalation vulnerability in Intel's Active Management Technology suite,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Adata D8000L is a shiny, weather-resistant power bank
— 5:00 PM on May 4, 2017

Since the primary victim of the phone thinness wars has been battery capacity (and because no-one seems to value user-replaceable batteries anymore), carrying around a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing

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Cybenetics offers a second opinion on PSU efficiency
— 1:00 PM on May 4, 2017

For some years now, the voluntary 80 Plus certification program has been a handy tool to guide consumers interested in purchasing efficient power supplies....

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Asus' ROG Maximus IX Extreme is fit for a king
— 10:30 AM on May 4, 2017

Asus' latest high-end motherboard for liquid cooling fans, the ROG Maximus IX Extreme, has arrived and is available for purchase. Brace yourselves and your...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus ROG Strix H270I Gaming fits a ton of goodies in a tiny package
— 3:30 PM on May 2, 2017

Usually, when picking out a motherboard, I advise people to head for the top-shelf Z270 chipset if they're overclocking or the low-end B250 chipset otherwise....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Sparton LPC-815 and LPC-835 PCs are ready to take the heat
— 5:00 PM on May 1, 2017

Most computers live fairly easy lives. Sure, some of them are punished by overclocking or endure crowded conditions in data centers, but those machines are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems

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Corsair's One Pro small-form-factor gaming PC reviewed
— 3:30 PM on May 1, 2017

Corsair's One Pro promises full-fat desktop performance from a system much smaller than most off-the-rack Mini-ITX PCs. We turned up the heat on the One...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Acer's Aspire GX-281 lineup brings Ryzen to the masses
— 11:30 AM on April 28, 2017

Despite Ryzen CPUs roaring out of the gate a few weeks back, major PC makers haven't yet announced pre-built systems based around AMD's new...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more
— 11:04 AM on April 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! You may be itching to upgrade your decade-old system, but the high prices of desirable CPUs and motherboards is possibly an issue. Fear...

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

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AMD ships Ryzen Balanced power plan with latest chipset drivers
— 9:00 AM on April 27, 2017

A few weeks ago, AMD offered Ryzen CPU owners a new power plan option for Windows 10 that tweaked a few settings to better...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Gaming

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MSI lets loose a trio of Optane motherboard bundles
— 4:00 PM on April 25, 2017

The results that Jeff got from one of those Optane cache drives are pretty promising, don't you think? MSI also seems to think so,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Asus Vivo PC X is slim and ready for a VR headset
— 12:43 PM on April 25, 2017

The recent focus on VR, coupled with the amount of graphics horsepower you can get in a small package, has led companies like MSI and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Rumor: Intel Skylake-X and X299 will headline Computex 2017
— 3:43 PM on April 21, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, whispers were swirling that Intel was moving the launch of its Basin Falls high-end desktop platform and its component...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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