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TR's April 2014 peripheral staff picks
— 11:41 PM on April 6, 2014

When we introduced our new System Guide format in February, we cut out peripherals in order to focus more closely on internal PC components. Our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Systems Displays Input devices

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Enermax's white and black ETS-T40 CPU coolers reviewed
— 8:31 PM on September 3, 2013

These tower-style CPU coolers from Enermax have something we haven't seen before: a thermally conductive coating that gives the aluminum fins and copper heat...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor 1TB hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 16, 2012

Is there any hope for high-performance mechanical drives? We test WD's latest 10k-RPM VelociRaptor 1TB against a diverse array of competitors to find out.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
— 4:48 PM on March 26, 2012

Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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TR's Christmas 2011 system guide
— 8:06 PM on December 6, 2011

With our latest system guide, we've attempted to weather the surge in hard-drive prices while taking advantage of some of the latest hardware releases....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Life in the lab with Noctua's CPU coolers
— 10:51 PM on October 26, 2011

We rarely review CPU coolers here at TR, but we've spent a few months working with a trio of Noctua designs that are really quite...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Cooling

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TR's fall 2011 system guide
— 3:43 PM on October 24, 2011

Join us as we reveal the latest updates and additions we've made to our four classic builds: the $600 Econobox, $900 Utility Player, $1,500 Sweeter...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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TR's back-to-school system guide
— 2:23 PM on August 15, 2011

In this edition of the guide, we've freshened up our base builds and added a $700 dorm PC for folks heading to college this fall.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio device
— 11:14 PM on July 13, 2011

For just $40, the Xonar U3 squeezes headphone and microphone jacks, an S/PDIF output, EAX emulation, speaker virtualization, and Dolby Digital Live support into...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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TR's Summer 2011 system guide
— 5:15 PM on June 21, 2011

AMD's next wave of processors may be on the horizon, but some of us need to upgrade sooner rather than later. So, here's a

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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The making of Damagebox 2011
— 10:46 PM on June 5, 2011

I'll admit to being like the proverbial plumber with a leaky sink. When it comes to my own primary personal computer, I've been borderline neglectful...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Systems

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Antec's Soundscience Rockus 3D|2.1 speakers
— 12:55 AM on May 26, 2011

Much like Corsair, Antec has delved into the audio world with its first set of PC speakers. How did it fare?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Corsair's Gaming Audio Series SP2500 2.1 speakers
— 9:59 AM on May 6, 2011

Corsair has supplemented its line of audio products with a premium 2.1 speaker set. Is it worth the $250 asking price?

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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A quick listen to Psyko's Carbon surround-sound gaming headset
— 11:06 PM on April 27, 2011

Psyko Audio Labs has updated its surround-sound gaming headset with a new Carbon model that offers a number of upgrades and a lower asking price....

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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WD's TV Live Hub media box
— 3:17 PM on December 9, 2010

WD's TV Live Hub media player has a terabyte of network-attached storage and works with just about any media file under the sun. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Personal tech

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