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New Thermaltake tower coolers leave room for tall DIMMs
— 5:06 PM on February 21, 2014

Tower-style heatsinks are all well and good, but they can crowd the area around the CPU socket. That's bad news if you have tall memory...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte, Biostar serve up Bay Trail on Mini-ITX
— 6:00 AM on February 4, 2014

At CES, Scott got up close to an MSI Mini-ITX motherboard powered by a desktop version of Intel's Bay Trail processor. Now, as

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: Unlocked Haswell CPUs, more SSDs, and a Windows tablet
— 12:05 PM on January 31, 2014

With the Super Bowl primed for Sunday, most of this week's sales focus on big-screen TVs and other consumer electronics gear. However, we've still...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Cooling Storage Mobile computing

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Lepa splashes color coatings on its CPU coolers
— 7:19 PM on January 11, 2014

You know those black- and white-coated Enermax ETS-T40 heatsinks we reviewed last September? At CES this week, Lepa (Enermax's sister brand) had some similar...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI's new Socket FM2+ boards are primed for Kaveri
— 6:27 PM on January 11, 2014

AMD will release its first Kaveri desktop processors on January 14. At CES this week, MSI was showing several new Socket FM2+ boards ready for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI shows sub-$60 Mini-ITX mobo with Bay Trail-D onboard
— 7:06 PM on January 9, 2014

Intel's Bay Trail Atom processor has popped up in plenty of tablets since its launch last September. This month, MSI will release a Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Mini-ITX MSI board teases socketed Kabini APUs
— 6:11 PM on January 9, 2014

Since its debut in May 2013, AMD's Kabini APU has only been available soldered onto motherboards and inside of pre-built systems. Now, a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Be Quiet's Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler is beautifully sinister
— 6:00 AM on January 9, 2014

CPU coolers aren't always the most exciting PC components, but they're often among the most striking. That's certainly the case with Be Quiet's new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Report: NSA intercepts computer shipments, plants malware
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2013

German news magazine Der Spiegel has published a couple of articles containing new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Internet Software

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Report: Haswell-E slated for Q3'14 release
— 10:43 AM on December 26, 2013

In September, Intel refreshed its high-end desktop platform with Ivy Bridge-E. This chip is a modest upgrade over its Sandy Bridge-E predecessor, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

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Report: Intel's 9-series chipsets primed for M.2 SSDs
— 10:33 AM on December 24, 2013

M.2 slots are already available on a couple of desktop motherboards. Next year, we could see them on a lot more. An official-looking...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Release roundup: Small mobos, slick cases, and a tiny USB 3.0 drive
— 5:36 PM on December 20, 2013

This week in the release roundup, we have news from Biostar, BitFenix, Lian Li, and Mushkin: "Biostar "Hi-Fi H81MDC" - powerful...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage

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Release roundup: Thunderbolt mobos, Gold PSUs, and gaming headsets
— 5:47 PM on December 13, 2013

This week in our release roundup, we bring tidings from BitFenix, Enermax, Gigabyte, and MSI. "BitFenix - Introducing Flo Headset." This...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Power

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Deal of the week: Keyboards, coolers, and storage
— 3:31 PM on December 13, 2013

We have a nice variety of deals this week, from mechanical keyboards and liquid coolers to solid-state drives and good old mechanical storage. ...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Input devices

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ASRock intros Killer gaming mobos, includes M.2 connectivity
— 9:24 AM on December 12, 2013

ASRock has introduced a new lineup of gaming-oriented motherboards, and I'm not sure I can set the stage any better than the press...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Asus teases custom Radeon R9 290X with DirectCU II cooler
— 12:47 PM on December 9, 2013

The Radeon R9 290X is a beast—and a toasty one at that. Cards based on AMD's reference design appear to be thermally limited, especially...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling

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Heavyweight rematch: Gigabyte X79-UP4 vs. MSI X79A-GD45 Plus
— 12:25 AM on December 6, 2013

Ivy Bridge-E is here, and X79 motherboards are ready for it. We look at a couple of offerings from Gigabyte and MSI to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's latest Z87 motherboard, GeForce GTX 760 graphics card have Mini-ITX dimensions
— 2:00 AM on December 4, 2013

MSI has introduced a pair of pint-sized products primed for small-form-factor gaming rigs. One is a Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's top-of-the-line Haswell platform,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

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