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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Cooler Master prototype melds vertical vapor chambers with CPU block
— 10:52 AM on January 12, 2015

CPU coolers with vertical vapor chambers are nothing new; Cooler Master has been making them since 2012. But the company showed off a new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Friday night topic: How are you doing on your new year's resolutions?
— 6:00 PM on January 9, 2015

I'm still reeling from the avalanche of CES news this week, so I'll keep this short. New...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Cooler Master's ''kinetic'' engine turns rotating heatsink into a fan
— 9:10 AM on January 8, 2015

Way back in 2011, we posted an article on an innovative cooler that used a rotating hunk of metal as both a heatsink and...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Corsair's H110i GT liquid cooler pairs dual 140-mm fans with software control
— 11:00 AM on January 6, 2015

Corsair is showing off a couple of new liquid-cooling products at CES this week. The Hydro Series H110i GT follows in the footsteps of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cooling

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Build your own water cooler with Thermaltake's new kit
— 5:47 PM on January 5, 2015

All-in-one liquid coolers have become quite popular over the past few years, but there's something to be said for doing your own plumbing. Thermaltake apparently...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Here's Gigabyte's humongous Waterforce cooler in action
— 4:28 PM on January 5, 2015

Gigabyte's Waterforce cooler is designed to be strapped to the top of your case and, thanks to the magic of closed-loop liquid cooling, to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Nvidia shows Tegra X1-based cockpit, driver-assist computers for cars
— 11:29 PM on January 4, 2015

After introducing the Tegra X1 this evening, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made it clear that the new chip isn't aimed at phones. Rather, Nvidia envisions...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS display for $110, and more
— 10:22 AM on January 2, 2015

2014 was a great year for discounted PC hardware, and 2015 is off to a good start. Here are the deals that caught my eye...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Happy new year!
— 5:36 PM on December 31, 2014

Hope you all enjoy your celebrations around the turning of the year. 2014 was a good one for us, and I'm excited to see what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 2:27 PM on December 30, 2014

I mentioned the other day that the water-cooling unit in my main PC had failed, and I told the tale of replacing it. What...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Merry Christmas, everybody!
— 3:43 PM on December 24, 2014

Here's hoping all of you have a most excellent Christmas holiday. We'll be celebrating ourselves, so news...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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Etc.
— 11:55 AM on December 22, 2014

I felt like I had a few moments to spare this weekend, for the first time in quite a while, so I decided to address...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Friday night topic: what are you giving for Christmas?
— 3:55 PM on December 19, 2014

So here's the question: what are you getting your "significant other" (wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend/whatever) for Christmas this year?  Anything...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte's three-way GTX 980 costs more than most PCs
— 11:30 AM on December 15, 2014

Remember Gigabyte's insane Waterforce GTX 980? You know, the one with three hot-clocked GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards hooked up to an external liquid...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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