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ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard is rather groovy
— 4:00 PM on September 21, 2017

When the X299 platform and its associated motherboards debuted, extreme overclockers like der8auer remarked that the new boards' mostly-decorative VRM heatsinks were actually interfering...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more
— 11:28 AM on September 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Our latest System Guide is up and contains lots of great hardware-buying advice. Sadly, despite the turn of the season, we didn't...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Systems

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AOC Agon AG322QCX offers 32" of gaming goodness on the cheap
— 1:45 PM on September 20, 2017

We've already written once about AOC's Agon AG322QCX gaming monitor, but its spec sheet is impressive enough to revisit now that the screen...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Aqua Computer Cuplex Kryos Next block is ready for Threadripper
— 12:15 PM on September 20, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are so big that we've taken to using them as an object of scale to represent the size of other...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 10 gets a meaty hardware upgrade
— 10:45 AM on September 20, 2017

Amazon's Kindle Fire 7 is probably the undisputed champion of the under-$50 tablet segment, and it often forays down to $35 impulse-buy territory thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing

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Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 and NH-L12S are ready for little boxes
— 9:14 AM on September 20, 2017

The stock heatsinks that AMD includes with most of its Ryzen processors are quite capable but also relatively tall. The fastest Ryzens don't even...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte's X399 Designare-EX adds Thunderbolt to Threadripper
— 5:02 PM on September 19, 2017

As more hardware gets integrated into processor packages, it becomes trickier for motherboards to stand out. Some certainly do, though, and one such model is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Philips 328P6AU and 328P6VU monitors make the best of USB-C
— 12:15 PM on September 19, 2017

The release of Apple's port-deficient MacBooks caused some gnashing of teeth regarding its lack of legacy connectors, but the upshot is that there's a new...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Tuesday deals: graphics cards, a mobo, storage, and a big TV
— 10:36 AM on September 19, 2017

Every five years or so, I buy my parents a new TV. It makes for a nice gift, and that's about the right pace to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays

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Reminder: iOS 11 will arrive tomorrow
— 4:00 PM on September 18, 2017

Apple's big phone events get considerably more attention than the company's software-related announcements. It's easy to get excited about big increases in processing performance and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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In the lab: MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop
— 3:28 PM on September 18, 2017

We were pretty impressed with Optane memory when we got to test it in the system provided by Intel. Now, MSI has sent over...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 PM on September 18, 2017

Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming is the pinnacle of the company's newest family of motherboards. We see whether the Strix formula of understated looks and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Synology XS, Plus, and Value NAS boxes bring big storage to every device
— 11:18 AM on September 18, 2017

Enthusiast PCs seem to be going away from towers packed full of mechanical hard drives and towards compact enclosures with limited room for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Aorus H5 gaming headset is rather flashy
— 2:00 PM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte has been expanding its Aorus gaming brand over the last couple of years, and the company is now growing its presence into the realm...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Western Digital offers datacenters 12 TB of Gold
— 12:30 PM on September 15, 2017

Western Digital (WD) has a wide range of hard drive variations, sometimes a little tricky to keep track of. Regular consumer drivers come are labeled...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard reviewed
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard sets itself apart with an included VRM water block, Creative onboard sound, and a fully-fledged Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Zotac Zbox EK- and ER-series mini-PCs fit full-size graphics cards
— 9:13 AM on September 14, 2017

Zotac has developed a fanbase around its tiny PCs and compact versions of typically-long graphics cards. The company's latest Zbox Magnus EK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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