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Razer Kiyo and Seiren X set the stage for streaming excellence
— 5:00 PM on October 20, 2017

I've watched a lot of game streams, and I've streamed a bit myself. However, poor audio or video will make me stop watching a stream...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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MSI Cubi 3 Silent and Silent S can be seen but not heard
— 4:10 PM on October 20, 2017

I can remember a time when having any type of computer in a room meant listening to the whine of spinning disk drives and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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G.Skill 3800 MT/s SO-DIMMs put lightning in tiny bottles
— 10:46 AM on October 20, 2017

Laptop memory slots are the usual domain of SO-DIMMs, but a seemingly-increasing number of console-size-and-smaller gaming PCs are also using the parts. G.Skill's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Gaming

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Samsung foundry train stops at 8-nm LPP before heading to EUV
— 2:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Silicon manufacturing appears to be marching toward the era of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), but Samsung's process train is making one last stop before...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Wednesday deals: a Ryzen combo, mechanical keyboards, and storage
— 1:02 PM on October 18, 2017

Yesterday's news rush gave us no quarter and no time to dive into the sea of promotions, discount codes, and cut-throat pricing. We shall make...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Input devices

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NZXT's H700i, H400i, and H200i cases have their heads in the clouds
— 11:31 AM on October 17, 2017

Making high-end PC enclosures is a tough business. Basic cable management features, RGB LED illumination, liquid cooling support, and tempered glass side panels are all...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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MSI's Aegis 3 compact gaming PC reviewed
— 2:00 PM on October 16, 2017

MSI's Aegis 3 starts with a compelling enough spec sheet for the budding gamer: a Core i7-7700 CPU, a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Riotoro Prism CR1088 chassis inverts the dual-chamber design
— 9:24 AM on October 13, 2017

We got a brief look at Riotoro's Prism CR1088 ATX case at Computex at the beginning of June. The case appears to be...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more
— 10:12 AM on October 12, 2017

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Memory Input devices

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Oculus teases $199 Go standalone VR headset at Connect conference
— 12:30 PM on October 11, 2017

At its Oculus Connect 4 conference today, the virtual-reality firm debuted the standalone headset it intends to bridge mobile VR and PC-powered VR headsets. Called...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Take a shot at winning Nvidia's Ultimate GeForce PC
— 12:00 PM on October 11, 2017

Would you like to donate to the GameChanger charity? What if there's a custom-built PC worth $15,000 as a potential prize? Bet that whet your...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Cooler Master MasterBox MB600L fits liquid cooling on the cheap
— 5:00 PM on October 10, 2017

Besides multi-zoned RGB LED lighting and tempered glass side panels, the biggest trend in PC cases in 2017 has to be flat, featureless front panels....

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Revisiting the power consumption and efficiency of Intel's Core i7-8700K
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2017

Last week, I held off reporting estimated power efficiency numbers for AMD's Ryzen 7 family against those of Intel's Core i7-8700K in my Coffee...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Just how hot is Coffee Lake?
— 5:12 PM on October 6, 2017

Update 10/6/2017 10:45 PM: This article originally stated that the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard ships with "multi-core enhancement" enabled. The board in fact...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

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Pour one out for AOL Instant Messenger
— 4:00 PM on October 6, 2017

Internet kids, pour one out. AOL Instant Messenger, one of the oldest messaging services around, is shutting down this year after 20 years of service....

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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der8auer and Caseking ready up tweaked Core i7-8700K CPUs
— 2:33 PM on October 6, 2017

Seemingly everyone wants to go for a swim in the deepest reaches of Coffee Lake with Intel's range-topping Core i7-8700K. The chip has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Coffee Lake availability check: Core i5s and Core i3s are ready to go
— 11:06 AM on October 6, 2017

The day after the launch, can you actually buy a Coffee Lake CPU? The short answer is yes. Intel's new silicon is readily available...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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