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Deals of the week: a ton of mobos, peripherals, and audio gear
— 10:32 AM on July 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Much to your collective chagrin, I'm back from my U.S. trip, wherein I discharged firearms, acquired explosives, enjoyed great portions of food, marvelled...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Input devices

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Silverstone shines RGB LEDs on the Mini-ITX RVZ03 chassis
— 5:00 PM on July 26, 2017

Some vocal gerbils probably appreciate the subdued design of the Silverstone Raven Z RVZ01-E case that we wrote about a little over a year...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Cooler Master gives the MasterBox Lite 5 case an RGB makeover
— 2:30 PM on July 26, 2017

Earlier this year Cooler Master (CM) debuted the MasterBox Lite 5, an attractive chassis with a very reasonable price tag. That case was a...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thermaltake Smart RGB PSUs dazzle budget builders
— 9:20 AM on July 25, 2017

Not all that long ago, having a PC blinged out with RGB LEDs on every component was a privilege reserved for those with dosh to...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Corsair RMx White Series PSUs take a walk on the snowy side
— 9:00 AM on July 21, 2017

Getting everying color-coordinated in your case can be a headache. Even a pretty basic color like white can leave you at a loss to find...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Thermaltake View 21 chassis doubles up on tempered glass
— 10:30 AM on July 20, 2017

It seems so long ago that PC enthusiasts made do with dinky little side windows. Who wants to peer through a window when entire sheets...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Asus Crosshair VI Extreme pulls out all the stops for AM4
— 9:00 AM on July 20, 2017

Asus just announced what is likely to be the flagship of its fleet of Ryzen-ready motherboards. The Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Extreme takes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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ROG Rampage VI Apex shows simple tweaks can tame X299 VRMs
— 3:30 PM on July 14, 2017

Roman "der8auer" Hartung recently cast shade on a handful of motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset. According to the extreme overclocker, the boards' voltage-regulation...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, a nice case, and speakers
— 11:25 AM on July 14, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! I have to say, I'm getting accustomed to the American way of things. I've been here for three days now (for the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Gigabyte begins rolling out BIOS updates to close Intel AMT hole
— 12:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Remember that nasty exploit from a couple of months ago in Intel's Active Management Technology? In short, if your machine was already configured for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC mobo taps every bit of Skylake-X
— 9:30 AM on July 13, 2017

Intel's Core X CPUs and X299 platform bring a truckload of processor cores and memory bandwidth to the table, and MSI's X299 XPower...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte prepares Xeon Scalable-ready servers and mobos
— 5:00 PM on July 12, 2017

Intel's Skylake-powered Xeon Scalable Processor family launched yesterday, and Gigabyte is ready to get those chips into data centers and workstations. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers Workstations

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Microsoft 365 offers a one-stop subscription to Office and Windows
— 5:00 PM on July 11, 2017

More than a few times, folks around here have speculated about Microsoft making its Windows OS available to consumers through a subscription. As it...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Report: Skylake-X CPUs prove hard to cool thanks to TIM change
— 12:21 PM on July 10, 2017

Intel's launch of its Core X high-end desktop CPUs and the accompanying X299 platform has seen some controversy in overclocking enthusiast circles. The mish-mash...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Workstations

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Deals of the week: cheap CPUs, motherboards, RAM, and more
— 11:57 AM on July 7, 2017

Week's greetings, gerbils! The sun is out, the coal is hot, and I can almost smell the roasting meat already at the upcoming TR BBQ...

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

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Building a PC remote starter from scratch
— 4:43 PM on July 6, 2017

Commercially-available remote power switches make turning a PC on and off from a distance a simple task, but our resident microcontroller enthusiast thought of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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