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What do you want to see in our new storage test suite?
— 3:12 PM on February 10, 2010

The number of new hard drives, SSDs, and other interesting storage devices due out this year is staggering. Heck, even what's coming in just...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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Left 4 Dead 2: reheating zombies Cajun style
— 6:58 PM on December 11, 2009

I'll make no apologies: I was a fan of the original Left 4 Dead. By the time my interest waned and my friends and I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Taking a crack at the great CPU-GPU balance question
— 10:16 AM on December 8, 2009

We get some interesting questions and article suggestions via email from time to time, and we just don't have time to address them all with...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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If Michael Bay made a video game—thoughts on Modern Warfare 2
— 11:13 AM on November 25, 2009

Since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 apparently broke records with the biggest-ever entertainment launch two weeks ago, odds are you've already played it....

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Shooting my way through Borderlands
— 12:58 PM on November 6, 2009

"Okay, just one more mission..." That phrase usually preceded me going to bed far too late through most of last week. Yes, I was bitten...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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It's addictive, but is it fun?
— 11:44 AM on August 28, 2009

I made a dreadful mistake a week ago. With my Radeon HD 4870 in MSI's hands in City of Industry, my desktop has been cheerfully...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Just fix the AHCI already, AMD
— 12:21 PM on August 17, 2009

I've been partial to AMD for a long time. The first PC I built for myself had an Athlon Thunderbird running at a blistering 1.4GHz,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Crysis averted
— 1:35 PM on July 31, 2009

(Warning: spoilers below!) I'm not sure if my preference has been stated in this blog before, but I'm decidedly not a fan of Crysis. My taste...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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A plea for Lara Croft
— 11:38 AM on July 17, 2009

No matter how many times I tell them, none of my friends believe me when I say the more recent Tomb Raider games are actually...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Hands-on with Street Fighter IV PC
— 12:50 AM on July 16, 2009

First, I'll come out and say it: Street Fighter IV for the PC is a tremendously impressive port. If you weren't paying attention to Capcom's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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A compact, fast, and quiet PC for the kitchen
— 12:54 PM on June 25, 2009

If you've read our summer system guide, you might enjoy hearing the story of how our very cool Pocket Swiss Army Knife config came...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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Bad call, Valve, bad call
— 10:28 AM on June 25, 2009

Today, I'm going to get away from ridiculously controversial subjects. Instead, I'm going to visit with a smaller controversy, one that already seems to be...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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MSI and OCZ overclock
— 12:00 PM on June 12, 2009

Since we're an enthusiast site, little explanation of overclocking is needed here.  We tend to focus on the intricacies of hardware and how it performs,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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The nascent art form
— 9:44 AM on June 11, 2009

The subject I'm going to discuss in this post probably isn't new to you, but it's also going to be the basis for some other...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Where have all the sims gone?
— 1:17 PM on April 13, 2009

Years ago, when Gears of War was but a twinkle in CliffyB's eye, simulations were a big deal in PC gaming. Thanks to them, I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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The sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed control
— 11:51 PM on April 2, 2009

I'm constantly amazed by the pace at which technology improves. Take what's happened in, oh, the last six years, for example. We've gone...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

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The case for a secondary motherboard OS
— 10:08 PM on March 26, 2009

It seems like every year, someone thinks that Linux is on the verge of making real inroads on the desktop. And every year, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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Gaming on a netbook: yes we can
— 10:52 PM on February 26, 2009

As you might have already seen, I recently had the chance to play with Asus' new Eee PC 1000HE. In my journey to further...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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