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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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AMD's Wraith CPU cooler reviewed
— 7:42 AM on February 8, 2016

AMD's Wraith cooler purports to offer much-improved noise levels compared to the stock heatsink the company includes with many of its CPUs. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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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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Cooler Master's MasterAir Maker 8 CPU cooler reviewed
— 2:01 PM on January 25, 2016

Cooler Master's MasterAir Maker 8 CPU cooler uses a unique base design to pack in more heat pipes than any other cooler we know of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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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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AMD will bring FreeSync to HDMI early next year
— 8:51 AM on December 8, 2015

AMD's Radeon Technologies Group treated us to a sneak peek of its upcoming plans for FreeSync over HDMI and UHD content on Radeons next year...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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TR's fall 2015 mobile staff picks
— 2:06 PM on October 30, 2015

In our mobile staff picks, we round up the latest and greatest tablets, laptops, convertibles, and phones that we think are worth your hard-earned dollars....

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188
— 9:55 AM on October 5, 2015

In this episode, we overcome some technical difficulties to chat about the performance gains Apple baked into the A9 SoC, the state of AMD in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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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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The TR Podcast 187: Opening the Zbox and a bunch of new Apples
— 11:08 AM on September 14, 2015

On this episode, we talk with Jacky Huang of Zotac about the Zbox EN970 and the other nifty mini-PCs that his team builds. Then we...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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The TR Podcast 186: Talking Skylake architecture with David Kanter
— 5:55 PM on September 8, 2015

In this episode, David Kanter joins Scott to go deep on Intel's Skylake CPU and its graphics architecture. We also answered some questions about the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Podcast

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