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Gigabyte teams with EKWB for limited-edition liquid cooling bundles
— 2:10 PM on August 1, 2016

Custom-loop liquid cooling can be a tricky task. Builders have to carefully select parts—else their expensive cooling hardware may not fit properly. Gigabyte...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Poll: Did you take Microsoft up on a free Windows 10 upgrade?
— 9:48 AM on August 1, 2016

Microsoft's free update offer for Windows 10 expired this past Friday. Most of the TR staff took that offer almost as soon as it became...

Poll Question: • Did you take Microsoft up on a free Windows 10 upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends tomorrow
— 11:06 AM on July 28, 2016

When Windows 10 launched on July 29 of last year, Microsoft made the surprising move of offering the operating system as a free upgrade to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

ASRock H110M-STX mobo puts the 5x5 platform in builders' hands
— 10:13 AM on July 28, 2016

Intel's Mini-STX form factor (also known as 5x5) offers an intriguing platform for builders trying to build the smallest socketed desktop PC possible, but compatible...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus brightens up its Z170 Pro Gaming mobo with Aura RGB LEDs
— 3:01 PM on July 26, 2016

Asus's Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard made regular appearances in our system guides this last year, showing up in our coveted "sweet spot" category as...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Microsoft offers last-minute promos for Windows 10 holdouts
— 9:07 AM on July 19, 2016

The long-standing free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends next week. To encourage the remaining holdouts to jump ship to the new operating system,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Report: mobo market crunch puts the hurt on ECS and Biostar
— 4:55 PM on July 8, 2016

Update, July 12: Biostar reached out to us to let us know that the company is not leaving the consumer motherboard market. The original DigiTimes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous

Microsoft's final Windows 10 upgrade prompt goes full-screen
— 8:11 AM on July 6, 2016

The free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends July 29, and Microsoft wants to make sure that all users that haven't yet upgraded are aware...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Windows 10 Anniversary Update rolls out August 2
— 9:38 AM on June 29, 2016

The biggest question mark surrounding the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been its release date—until now. Microsoft confirmed this morning that the update will...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

MSI readies a new salvo of microATX B150 motherboards
— 10:08 AM on June 27, 2016

MSI is adding two new Micro-ATX motherboards to its gaming stable: the B150M Bazooka Plus and Mortar Arctic. As their names suggest, both of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Rumor: AMD Zen chipsets suffering USB 3.1 setback
— 3:37 PM on June 22, 2016

File this one under "probably not a problem, probably." Rumor has it that while AMD's Zen processors are on track and "have a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Microsoft's browser Edges out others in battery usage
— 4:44 PM on June 20, 2016

It's a fair guess that the majority of users have a browser window open all day, often with multiple tabs or windows. That means it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Windows Networking

Windows Insiders can now play with Microsoft's fresh install tool
— 3:23 PM on June 17, 2016

Microsoft has a new tool in testing for Windows Insiders that purports to make fresh OS installs as painless as possible. The life of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Windows 10 build 14366 brings a bug fix bonanza to Insiders
— 10:03 AM on June 15, 2016

Windows Insider program lead Dona Sarkar updated the Windows blog yesterday afternoon to announce the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14366 and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Gigabyte's Z170X-UD3 motherboard reviewed
— 10:16 AM on June 7, 2016

Gigabyte's Z170X-UD3 is a mid-range motherboard that gives builders everything the Z170 chipset has to offer and more. We take an in-depth look at this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Colorful mobo's GTX 1070 puts a new spin on onboard graphics
— 2:09 PM on June 6, 2016

TR head honcho and man-on-the-scene Jeff Kampman stopped by Colorful's booth at Computex 2016 and snapped a picture of a peculiar product last week....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Microsoft invites VR devices to Windows Holographic platform
— 7:00 AM on June 2, 2016

It didn't take long for a platform war—well, maybe more like a skirmish—to develop between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. With Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows

Microsoft sells 1500 patents to Xiaomi and kicks off partnership
— 4:50 PM on June 1, 2016

No need to check your clocks folks, it's actually early June, not April. Microsoft and Xiaomi have inked a "broad technology collaboration partnership," which...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Windows