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Lian Li DK-05 desk case goes electric
— 12:30 PM on August 1, 2017

Lian Li seems to have the "PC desk" space pretty much all to itself, but that hasn't stopped the company from improving its products. Its...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Antec Mercury AIO liquid coolers keep it simple
— 5:00 PM on July 31, 2017

Liquid cooling used to be reserved for the performance-driven, the enterprising, or simply the crazy. Thankfully, with the advent of affordable all-in-one liquid cooling solutions,...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Threadripper finds a fancy home in the Asus ROG Zenith Extreme
— 2:00 PM on July 31, 2017

Looming large like an alien spacecraft, Ryzen Threadripper is upon us. The size of AMD's new high-end desktop CPUs cannot be overstated, and such a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 mobo enters the Threadripper fray
— 12:30 PM on July 31, 2017

Between Vega graphics cards and Threadripper, AMD is dominating headlines in the realm of PC hardware over the last few days. Gigabyte is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC gets Threadripper going
— 11:10 AM on July 31, 2017

MSI wasted no time announcing its first motherboard for AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC surrounds the mammoth...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Gaming

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Apple supplier Foxconn plans a factory in Wisconsin
— 12:00 PM on July 28, 2017

Chinese electronics giant Foxconn—best known among tech geeks as the iPhone manufacturer—is looking to move some of its manufacturing stateside. President Trump announced that the...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Deals of the week: a ton of mobos, peripherals, and audio gear
— 10:32 AM on July 28, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! Much to your collective chagrin, I'm back from my U.S. trip, wherein I discharged firearms, acquired explosives, enjoyed great portions of food, marvelled...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Input devices

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AMD's Wraith Max CPU cooler is now available in stores
— 2:00 PM on July 27, 2017

The big news from AMD today is obviously the availability of the company's latest entry-level Ryzen 3 processors, but the press release announcing...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Adata wants to brighten your life with its XPG Spectrix D40 RAM
— 1:30 PM on July 25, 2017

Sometimes, a PC builder's just gotta ask: "Does the heatsink on this memory truly express my individuality?" When the answer to that question is "no,"...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 help M.2 SSDs beat the heat
— 4:00 PM on July 21, 2017

In our experience, modern desktop M.2 SSDs rarely throttle under even the most strenuous real-world conditions, but that hasn't stopped PC component manufacturers from coming...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Geil de-blings its Evo Spear memory modules
— 12:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Some folks like their memory with large heatspreaders. Some like to go even further with colorful RGB LED-illuminated modules. Peacock-like DIMMs can add some flair...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Asus Crosshair VI Extreme pulls out all the stops for AM4
— 9:00 AM on July 20, 2017

Asus just announced what is likely to be the flagship of its fleet of Ryzen-ready motherboards. The Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Extreme takes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer AIOs stand ready for Threadripper
— 12:00 PM on July 19, 2017

Arctic Cooling has quietly put up a page on its website listing coolers compatible with the mammoth TR4 socket for AMD's upcoming Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Samsung will step up production of its 8GB HBM2 chips
— 9:04 AM on July 18, 2017

Echoing the rest of the DRAM market, HBM2 memory has been in short supply. There are only two companies producing the parts: Samsung and...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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ROG Rampage VI Apex shows simple tweaks can tame X299 VRMs
— 3:30 PM on July 14, 2017

Roman "der8auer" Hartung recently cast shade on a handful of motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset. According to the extreme overclocker, the boards' voltage-regulation...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deals of the week: cheap motherboards, a nice case, and speakers
— 11:25 AM on July 14, 2017

Howdy, gerbils! I have to say, I'm getting accustomed to the American way of things. I've been here for three days now (for the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 CPU cooler reviewed
— 2:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 relies on an established design and a simple mounting system to get AMD Socket AM4 builders up and running as quickly...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Gigabyte begins rolling out BIOS updates to close Intel AMT hole
— 12:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Remember that nasty exploit from a couple of months ago in Intel's Active Management Technology? In short, if your machine was already configured for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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