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Windows 10 Game Mode will prioritize games for smoother play
— 4:49 PM on January 25, 2017

Remember that "Game Mode" feature that Twitter user WalkingCat found in Windows 10 build 14997? When we first heard about it, we were left...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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In Win 301 microATX case is stylish and compact
— 12:05 PM on January 25, 2017

We haven't covered In Win's 303 ATX mid-tower case, but other sites seemed to like it. The company probably figured it had...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Microsoft releases open-source DirectX Shader Compiler
— 9:02 AM on January 25, 2017

At GDC last year, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the graphics technologies coming with Shader Model 6.0. As it turns out, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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Deals of the week: high-powered graphics cards, monitors, and more
— 12:00 PM on January 20, 2017

At last, gerbils. 'Tis Friday, and you know what that means. The cream of the crop, the bee's knees, the sweetest juice from the landscape...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Miscellaneous Displays

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Microsoft releases Pix DX12 tuning and debugging tool for Windows
— 10:00 AM on January 20, 2017

For three generations of Xbox consoles, game developers have used Microsoft's Pix tool for graphics performance tuning and debugging. Microsoft says that developers looking to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Tinkerer builds his own LCD case side panel
— 9:00 AM on January 19, 2017

Some of us see a cool hardware design and immediately open our wallets. Others start devising plans for making that product themselves. One such...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Displays

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NZXT adds purple-and-white finishes to its hardware catalog
— 2:51 PM on January 18, 2017

People who really like the color purple (or perhaps Kinzie Kensington) will be pleased to see NZXT's latest additions to its catalog. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Antec Cube Mini-ITX chassis gets EKWB-certified
— 10:10 AM on January 18, 2017

I haven't built a liquid-cooled rig since the days of the Athlon Thunderbird, but if I did, I'd probably be ordering most of the...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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iBuypower Snowblind is a fresh take on case side panels
— 9:08 AM on January 18, 2017

Yes, it's colorful and it glows, but we promise it's not RGB LEDs this time around. This is iBuypower's Snowblind, a gaming PC equipped...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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be quiet! unveils entry-level Pure Base 600 chassis
— 10:31 AM on January 17, 2017

The silence seekers at be quiet! have been toiling away at making computer components less audibly-noticeable for over a decade. The company's Pure Base...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Consumer Reports approves MacBook Pros after retesting
— 10:04 AM on January 13, 2017

Consumer Reports (CR) has generally been a fan of the build quality and performance of Apple's computers. However, the consumer watchdog recently cautioned its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Mac

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NZXT Noctis 450 case gets ROG-certified
— 1:46 PM on January 12, 2017

Folks looking for stealth-fighter design in their computer case could do a lot worse than the NZXT Noctis 450. However, the original model lacked...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Upcoming Windows 10 build offers improved privacy settings
— 9:54 AM on January 11, 2017

As of last August, about two-thirds of gerbils who responded to our poll said they took Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade....

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Consumer Reports retests MacBook Pro after a talk with Apple
— 9:17 AM on January 11, 2017

For decades, Consumer Reports (CR) has acted as a fairly respected consumer watchdog, testing the claims of countless products and offering up assessments to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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Windows Insider build 15002 offers a bevy of improvements
— 4:39 PM on January 9, 2017

Microsoft is starting the New Year offering a ton of goodies to its Windows Insiders. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, comes with wide...

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Corsair Bulldog 2.0 gets upgraded with a Z270 mobo
— 5:18 PM on January 5, 2017

Corsair has updated its Bulldog living-room Mini-ITX barebones gaming system with a new Z270 motherboard from partner MSI and has given it the Bulldog...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Systems Gaming

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Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming comes to Mac and PC
— 10:59 AM on January 5, 2017

Nvidia has been touting its GeForce Now game streaming service for its Shield tablets and Google TV boxes for a while now. The graphics giant...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Internet Windows Mac

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TR's 12 days of giveaways: Corsair's huge gift haul
— 5:28 PM on December 28, 2016

Evening, gerbils! We're broadcasting today from TR Europe, as Santa said he was tired of being fed milk and cookies. We prepared him a bowl...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling Miscellaneous Input devices

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