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Google Compute Engine is now powered in part by Pascal
— 3:05 PM on September 22, 2017

Google's Compute Engine is expanding the availability of powerful compute GPUs in its Compute Engine cloud platform. The search giant is now offering access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Servers

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ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard is rather groovy
— 4:00 PM on September 21, 2017

When the X299 platform and its associated motherboards debuted, extreme overclockers like der8auer remarked that the new boards' mostly-decorative VRM heatsinks were actually interfering...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more
— 11:28 AM on September 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Our latest System Guide is up and contains lots of great hardware-buying advice. Sadly, despite the turn of the season, we didn't...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

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

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Aqua Computer Cuplex Kryos Next block is ready for Threadripper
— 12:15 PM on September 20, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are so big that we've taken to using them as an object of scale to represent the size of other...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 and NH-L12S are ready for little boxes
— 9:14 AM on September 20, 2017

The stock heatsinks that AMD includes with most of its Ryzen processors are quite capable but also relatively tall. The fastest Ryzens don't even...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte's X399 Designare-EX adds Thunderbolt to Threadripper
— 5:02 PM on September 19, 2017

As more hardware gets integrated into processor packages, it becomes trickier for motherboards to stand out. Some certainly do, though, and one such model is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Tuesday deals: graphics cards, a mobo, storage, and a big TV
— 10:36 AM on September 19, 2017

Every five years or so, I buy my parents a new TV. It makes for a nice gift, and that's about the right pace to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays

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Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 PM on September 18, 2017

Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming is the pinnacle of the company's newest family of motherboards. We see whether the Strix formula of understated looks and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Synology XS, Plus, and Value NAS boxes bring big storage to every device
— 11:18 AM on September 18, 2017

Enthusiast PCs seem to be going away from towers packed full of mechanical hard drives and towards compact enclosures with limited room for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Western Digital offers datacenters 12 TB of Gold
— 12:30 PM on September 15, 2017

Western Digital (WD) has a wide range of hard drive variations, sometimes a little tricky to keep track of. Regular consumer drivers come are labeled...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard reviewed
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard sets itself apart with an included VRM water block, Creative onboard sound, and a fully-fledged Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: keyboards, a wide monitor, and a super-fast SSD
— 10:49 AM on September 14, 2017

It's Thursday afternoon in the western hemisphere of the blue marble we call Earth, so that means it is deals time again at The Tech...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Kailh's Mini Choc PG1232 is a mechanical key switch on a diet
— 4:22 PM on September 13, 2017

Typical mechanical keyboard switches are inherently a certain height, and that presents some problems for some scenarios. Even if you aren't creating a wacky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Toshiba negotiates sale of its NAND arm to Bain Capital-led group
— 9:03 AM on September 13, 2017

Toshiba has announced that it's entering negotiations with a bidding group led by American investment capital company Bain Capital to purchase its silicon manufacturing...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Apple untethers the Watch Series 3 with a cellular connection
— 5:09 PM on September 12, 2017

I remember watching Dick Tracy cartoons as a kid, and being totally in love with the two-way wrist communicator the detective used. Apple has now...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Cooler Master MasterCase H500P surfaces on Newegg
— 12:30 PM on September 12, 2017

Back at Computex in June, we got a brief look at Cooler Master's MasterCase H500P case, the apparent revival of the company's HAF line...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Friday deal: full-coverage Threadripper AIOs and a mobo for $65 off
— 3:01 PM on September 8, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors come with a handy adapter ring for common Asetek liquid coolers, but early testing of dedicated heatsinks for those...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Miscellaneous

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