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Asus' VivoBook S510 is an ultrabook for the budget crowd
— 10:00 AM on June 23, 2017

When you're searching for an affordable laptop, one thing becomes clear pretty quickly: there's a strong correlation between price and style. Hunting for a lower...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Thermaltake's Core G21 TG is a modern case for the mainstream
— 5:00 PM on June 20, 2017

When you hear "Thermaltake", "understated" is probably not your word association go-to. The company sells a substantially wide range of cases, though, and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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MSI makes its X299 motherboards appealing with a free Corsair H75
— 4:50 PM on June 19, 2017

The two first words in "high end desktop platform" mean that buyers need to bring wallets stuffed with greenbacks in order to buy a ticket...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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Velocity Micro offers up turn-key Core X systems
— 11:32 AM on June 19, 2017

Intel's imminent Core-X CPUs and X299 chipset look ready to be bring a whole new level of performance for gaming and workstation tasks. Gerbils...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Workstations

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Deals of the week: peripherals, accessories, and more
— 10:23 AM on June 16, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! I'll be heading to a dentist appointment shortly, but somehow I'm in a good mood. That's probably because it's Friday and I get...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Memory Input devices Networking

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Thermaltake Versa N27 gets red eyes across its center
— 3:30 PM on June 15, 2017

Thermaltake's just launched an update to its Versa N27 chassis. Whether you choose the black or white version of the case, you now...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Computex 2017: Streacom brings peace, quiet, and aluminum
— 11:30 AM on June 15, 2017

One of the more unique set of products we saw this year at Computex came from Streacom. If you're not familiar with the brand, it's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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be quiet! Shadow Rock TF 2 is a downward-facing beast
— 1:00 PM on June 14, 2017

With the current popularity of tower coolers and water cooling systems, it's easy to forget the days when fans used to point down...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Computex 2017: Aerocool paints its gear with an RGB LED brush
— 11:30 AM on June 14, 2017

Aerocool had a variety of cases and peripherals to show off at Computex this year. We've already covered the company's new Project 7 lineup,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices

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Razer blows up the display in the Razer Blade Stealth
— 10:00 AM on June 14, 2017

Razer's Blade Stealth laptops cram a heaping helping of high-end parts into a slim-and-trim package, but the screen and its associated bezels have lagged...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Computex 2017: Saberay and Equilence join Enermax's case stable
— 5:00 PM on June 13, 2017

Enermax's booth at Computex had no shortage of hardware on display, but we've talked about the majority of it before. Power supplies that the...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Computex 2017: SilverStone's parade of PC enclosures
— 10:00 AM on June 13, 2017

We took a pass through SilverStone's booth at Computex at the beginning of the month. Gerbils acquainted with the company's catalog know that it offers...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Area-51 Threadripper Edition abducts every one of AMD's many-core CPUs
— 7:05 PM on June 12, 2017

AMD is setting the high-end processor market abuzz this year with its Threadripper CPUs, and Alienware is getting in on the game by...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Gaming

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Computex 2017: Lian Li's magnificent seven
— 4:42 PM on June 12, 2017

Lian Li needs no introduction to an audience of gerbils, as the company has been putting together and purveying some of the finest aluminum computer...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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