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The TR Podcast 166 is now available on YouTube
— 4:41 PM on November 21, 2014

The video from last night's podcast recording session is now available on YouTube, and I've embedded it below. We decided to raise the difficulty level...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Mobile computing Gaming The Tech Report Podcast

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Gigabyte squeezes Haswell-E motherboard into microATX form factor
— 10:30 AM on November 19, 2014

Gigabyte is rolling out a new motherboard for Haswell-E processors, and it's smaller than one might expect. Instead of occupying a full-sized ATX form factor,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thermaltake's new mATX case is stackable, rotatable
— 9:37 AM on November 19, 2014

Another case has joined Thermaltake's microATX roster. While it looks pretty plain from the outside, the Core V21 has two unusual features: it can...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Be quiet! premieres its first PC enclosure
— 4:50 PM on November 18, 2014

German company Be quiet! doesn't often make headlines on this side of the pond. The company does, however, make some nifty-looking coolers as well...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Hacker turns keyboard backlight into video game display
— 12:56 PM on November 17, 2014

Cooler Master's QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard has an ARM-based processor that powers a handful of neat backlighting options, including per-key illumination and a light-as-you-type effect...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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In the lab: MSI's X99S MPower motherboard
— 1:09 PM on November 14, 2014

Another Haswell-E motherboard has arrived at the Benchmarking Sweatshop. Say hello to MSI's X99S MPower: The board is optimized for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: A monster PSU for $110, Devil's Canyon for $196, and more
— 10:43 AM on November 14, 2014

One of this week's deals expires at 11:59 AM Central Time, so let's cut to the chase. SeaSonic's X-1250 PSU is massively discounted at Newegg for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage

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Gigabyte, EK Water Blocks want to liquid-cool your X99 mobo
— 2:54 PM on November 13, 2014

If you've ever lamented about not being able to liquid-cool every single component in your PC, then good news: Gigabyte and EK Water Blocks have...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

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Deal of the week: A 960GB SSD for $370, discounted IPS and G-Sync monitors, and more
— 11:47 AM on November 7, 2014

Black Friday is a few weeks away, but there are already some nice PC hardware deals to be found. SanDisk's Ultra II 960GB SSD is on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Gaming

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Here's the video version of The TR Podcast 165
— 11:28 AM on November 7, 2014

This time out, we've attempted to up our game visually—but without the help of our intrepid host, Jordan. We press on and take questions from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Gaming Podcast

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Release roundup: New Asus gear and an infernal case
— 2:13 PM on October 31, 2014

This week on the release roundup, we have a couple of announcements from Asus, an infernal case from Lian Li, and a mouse-and-keyboard combo from...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Input devices

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Deal of the week: A Radeon R9 290 for $230, a 27'' IPS monitor for $195, and more
— 12:01 PM on October 31, 2014

The Steam Halloween Sale probably has the best PC gaming deals of the week. We've managed to find some nice hardware to go along...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Displays

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This MSI gaming laptop has a mechanical keyboard built in
— 6:00 AM on October 31, 2014

I didn't think this was even possible, but apparently, it is. Behold the MSI Titan GT80, a desktop-replacement notebook with a full-fledged, desktop-style mechanical keyboard....

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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Choose your own sensor with Corsair's featherweight Sabre RGB gaming mouse
— 9:21 AM on October 30, 2014

Peripheral preferences tend to be very personal, especially among gamers. Perhaps that's why Corsair's new Sabre RGB mouse comes in two different flavors. One...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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LiteOn's EP1 Series crams 960GB onto four-lane M.2 SSD
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2014

Four-lane M.2 sockets can be found on quite a few X99 motherboards—and even select Z97 offerings—but mini PCIe SSDs that can take advantage of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs
— 5:00 PM on October 24, 2014

My two identical GPU test rigs—one for Radeons and another for GeForces—have served me well for several years. And they're purty!

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives
— 9:21 AM on October 23, 2014

Mini-ITX motherboards can be ideal for home file servers, but the associated enclosures typically have a limited number of drive bays, especially for 3.5" mechanicals....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage

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In the lab: WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches
— 3:27 PM on October 22, 2014

For a while now, we've been getting requests to review a keyboard based on Cherry's MX clear key switches. Good news: the folks at...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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