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Take a video tour of our Breadbox build
— 4:24 PM on February 11, 2016

We recently posted a build log for a small-form-factor gaming PC we like to call the Breadbox. We've documented the build process on video, too....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Asus' ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard reviewed
— 11:49 AM on February 1, 2016

The last time we looked at a premium Mini-ITX board from Asus' Republic of Gamers series, we came away impressed. Can the Z170 Maximus VIII...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Valve's Steam Controller reviewed
— 1:09 PM on January 22, 2016

Valve's Steam Controller is supposed to obviate the mouse and keyboard for PC gaming in the living room. We put our thumbs on the Steam...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming

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Synaptics IronVeil and the future of authentication
— 10:10 AM on January 20, 2016

Synaptics' IronVeil is a tiny fingerprint sensor module that serves as the foundation for a variety of new authentication techniques for home and business. We've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Build log: we put together a muscular Breadbox
— 4:15 PM on January 4, 2016

Our Editor-in-Chief has always had a soft spot for small systems with big performance, and Gigabyte, OCZ, EVGA, G.Skill, and Logitech were happy to help...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: December 2015 edition
— 8:11 PM on December 21, 2015

In this edition of our System Guide, we leave Intel's Haswell CPUs and 9-series chipsets behind to look exclusively at Skylake chips and the best...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Samsung turned our SSD Endurance Experiment into something incredible
— 10:00 AM on December 16, 2015

TR's SSD Endurance Experiment showed just how many bytes of writes today's SSDs can handle before expiring. We concluded our experiment with a take on...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 reviewed
— 2:58 PM on November 4, 2015

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 stuffs a discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card into a box that's not much bigger than a Mac mini. Is it the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Building the Skylake Damagebox
— 1:32 PM on November 2, 2015

We built a brand-new gaming PC based on the latest components—and we're giving it away! See what components we chose and how the build turned...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Fractal Design's Core 500 Mini-ITX case reviewed
— 12:02 PM on October 22, 2015

Fractal Design's Core 500 is the company's take on a Mini-ITX case that's compact while still making room for big radiators, graphics cards, and plenty...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

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Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2015 edition
— 11:04 AM on September 16, 2015

In our first System Guide since Intel's Skylake CPUs hit the market, we examine the new chips' effects on every facet of the PC-building experience....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 reviewed
— 2:39 PM on August 27, 2015

Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 is the company's first product based on an ambitious design philosophy it calls "FreeForm." We put the MasterCase to the test...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Asus' Z170-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:46 AM on August 5, 2015

Asus' Z97-A has long been our choice for a midrange enthusiast board. Will Asus' Z170-A carry on the company's tradition of excellence? We poked, prodded,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Logitech's MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 mice reviewed
— 12:05 PM on August 3, 2015

Logitech's MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 mice represent the pinnacle of the company's productivity-oriented pointing devices. We spent some hand time with each one...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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