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Thursday deals: a mobo-and-CPU combo, storage, RAM, and more
— 11:10 AM on September 28, 2017

Fair day to you, dear gerbils and gerbilettes. It's been a busy week here at TR HQ. Intel's high-end Core i9 CPUs are out...

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

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MSI Vortex G25 is a micro-PC and a super-console
— 9:43 AM on September 28, 2017

MSI's Mac Pro-like Vortex G65 computer was a powerful machine indeed, but it also came with a large price tag that may have dampened...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Shuttle's XPC DH270 is a versatile barebones micro-PC
— 2:00 PM on September 27, 2017

Here at TR we don't generally have much call for embedded system. We do know that some of you gerbils out there need ruggedly reliable...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K small-form-factor PC reviewed
— 4:30 PM on September 26, 2017

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K pairs Intel's Core i7-7700 CPU with a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card in an impressively dense liquid-cooled package. We ran some...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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SteelSeries Rival 110 is a serious mouse with a small price tag
— 9:00 AM on September 26, 2017

As a big fan of Corsair's now-discontinued Vengeance M95 mouse, I picked up a Steelseries Rival 500 recently based on the review...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer reviewed
— 2:01 PM on September 25, 2017

Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer wants to challenge the Raspberry Pi 3's popularity with a more powerful SoC and better networking, among other improvements. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Personal tech

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Glorious Modular Mechanical TKL Keyboard takes any switch
— 12:29 PM on September 25, 2017

The two biggest advantages of PC gaming compared to consoles are the promise of both better and faster graphics and the prospect of customizability....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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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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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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In the lab: MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop
— 3:28 PM on September 18, 2017

We were pretty impressed with Optane memory when we got to test it in the system provided by Intel. Now, MSI has sent over...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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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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Zotac Zbox EK- and ER-series mini-PCs fit full-size graphics cards
— 9:13 AM on September 14, 2017

Zotac has developed a fanbase around its tiny PCs and compact versions of typically-long graphics cards. The company's latest Zbox Magnus EK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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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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HP Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations put Xeon Scalable CPUs to work
— 3:15 PM on September 13, 2017

The trade shows never end. HP is in Amsterdam gearing up for the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention. The show doesn't actually start until tomorrow,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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