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E3 is the wrong venue for PC gaming, Microsoft suggests
— 6:00 AM on June 16, 2014

Why was Windows gaming a no-show at Microsoft's E3 event? Apparently, it's because Microsoft felt the venue...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming Game consoles

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Noctua previews fuzzy fan tech, new heatpipes
— 11:09 AM on June 12, 2014

Long popular with quiet-PC builders and enthusiasts, Noctua previewed some interesting new technologies at Computex 2014 last week. First up was a velvet-like flock coating...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Alienware's Steam machine switches to Windows, starts at $549
— 10:38 AM on June 10, 2014

Last month, Valve revealed that the first official Steam Machines would be delayed until 2015. The custom Steam controller is being tweaked, and Valve...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Fractal Design's new liquid coolers are expandable, refillable
— 12:51 PM on June 5, 2014

Excited to hear about another round of closed-loop liquid coolers from Computex? No? Well, too bad, because the news is still flowing—and Fractal Design's Kelvin...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Microsoft releases Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller
— 11:51 AM on June 5, 2014

If you own an Xbox One, your controller can now serve double duty as a PC gamepad. Microsoft's Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson, posted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Capacitive keyboard, refreshed Nepton coolers coming from Cooler Master in July
— 11:30 AM on June 4, 2014

Cooler Master has announced a July release window for its "ultra-high-end" Novatouch TKL keyboard, which has capacitive switches similar to those used by Topre. In...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Input devices

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NZXT releases new fan controller, variable-speed liquid coolers
— 11:45 AM on June 3, 2014

Today at Computex, NZXT introduced its latest fan controller, the Grid+, and a pair of new Kraken liquid-cooling systems. All three products integrate with the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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This Corsair bracket lets you liquid-cool your GPU
— 9:15 AM on June 2, 2014

Corsair doesn't just have new cases and disco peripherals on display at Computex this year. The company has also chosen the venue to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Half-Life 2 and Portal now available for Nvidia's Shield
— 10:09 AM on May 12, 2014

My guess was correct, which I realize isn't saying much. Still, I was surprised this morning to learn that both Half-Life 2 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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So I presume Nvidia's Shield is getting Half-Life 2
— 1:53 PM on May 9, 2014

Let's play the "send me an object to interpret" game. Seems to be all the rage these days, with creepy pictures and cakes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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Deal of the week: GeForces, cases, and cheap SSDs
— 10:51 AM on May 9, 2014

There are quite a few interesting PC hardware deals this week, so let's get to it. Newegg has an MSI GeForce GTX...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Storage

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Microsoft pleases Wall Street with earnings, closes Nokia deal
— 10:52 AM on April 25, 2014

Last quarter was a good one for Microsoft. The company posted its earnings after the bell yesterday, reporting revenue growth "across segments" and,

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Game consoles Software Servers

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Exotic 3M fluid enables two-phase, immersion-cooled supercomputer
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2014

Immersion cooling isn't a new idea. It's been deployed in servers, and I once came across an entire desktop rig plunged in a...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Servers

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Don't miss our spring cleaning contest!
— 4:00 PM on April 9, 2014

In case you missed it, we have a new giveaway in progress. This time, the prize haul comprises roughly $1500 worth of hardware from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Noctua's new dual-fan, dual-tower NH-D15 cooler is a familiar monster
— 6:00 AM on April 9, 2014

In the world of monster air coolers, Noctua's NH-D14 is among the best. This beast has nearly a thousand reviews on Newegg, almost...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Enter our spring cleaning contest to win over $1500 in PC hardware
— 3:43 PM on April 7, 2014

It's spring cleaning time again. That isn't the sort of thing we'd normally celebrate, but with generous contributions from Cooler Master, MSI, Kingston, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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