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Are sound cards still relevant?
— 10:58 PM on September 29, 2011

Recently, I supplemented my desktop's arsenal of hardware with a stand-alone Asus Xonar DX sound card. This upgrade was something of a shot in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Release roundup: Cases, power, cooling, and all-in-one PCs
— 5:19 PM on September 29, 2011

This week's release roundup is a doozy. We've got news from Asus, Be quiet!, Cooler Master, NZXT, and Thermaltake. Asus unveils...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Cooling Systems

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Release roundup: Gaming cases, tiny mobos, and more
— 9:33 AM on September 23, 2011

This week in our look at miscellaneous product releases, we bring tidings from Enermax, LaCie, Lian Li, Thermaltake, and Zotac: Enermax...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage

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Release roundup: SSDs, IPS displays, and efficient power
— 4:29 PM on September 16, 2011

This week in our look at recent product release announcements, we bring tidings from the folks at Adata, Enermax, HP, Kingston, OCZ, and Raidmax: ...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Displays

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Release roundup: Efficient power, USB 3.0 thumb drives, and more
— 4:07 PM on September 9, 2011

This week, in our look at product releases that didn't make it into our regularly scheduled coverage, we have word of fresh goodies from Corsair,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Mobile computing

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Release roundup: An IPS panel, roomy tower case, and more
— 4:50 PM on September 2, 2011

This week in our roundup of miscellaneous release announcements: high-capacity solid-state drives from Corsair, a full-tower case from Lian-Li, and a 24" professional display from...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Input devices

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Creative announces quad-core Core3D audio processor
— 11:15 AM on September 2, 2011

The pace of progress in the PC audio market can probably be best described as glacial. Brace yourself, though, because another chunk just fell...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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The next computing revolution will be televised
— 12:50 AM on September 2, 2011

Up until very recently, I had been able to remain faithful to my home-theater PC. Well, that's not entirely true. I've gone through...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Release roundup: Outlaws, sentries, and clicky keyboards
— 5:16 PM on August 25, 2011

Although the summer lull is still in full force, our inbox has collected a decent number of announcements from various hardware makers this week. Today,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Memory Input devices

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Thermaltake's Element Q Mini-ITX enclosure
— 4:13 PM on August 25, 2011

For just $65, Thermaltake's Element Q Mini-ITX chassis offers a 200W PSU, support for 5.25" optical drives, and subtle styling reminiscent of the Golf GTI....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Fractal Design's Define R3 mid-tower chassis
— 11:47 AM on August 23, 2011

Fractal Design has concocted a USB 3.0 revision of its stylish Define R3 mid-tower chassis. We go hands-on to see if its beauty...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Deal of the week: Storage, enclosures, and Zotac discounts
— 10:42 AM on August 19, 2011

Storage devices are a staple of our weekly deals posts, and today is no exception. Newegg has a couple of intriguing discounts on mechanical...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Storage

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Release roundup: Cases, SSDs, and a new cooler
— 12:35 PM on August 18, 2011

Although this week has been short on major launches, our inbox did catch wind of a few smaller releases from Cooler Master, Corsair, and Lian...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

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Release roundup: Motherboards, mice, and more
— 3:55 PM on August 12, 2011

This week in the realm of miscellaneous hardware releases, we've got news from BitFenix, Gigabyte, Silicon Power, and SteelSeries.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Input devices

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Poll: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Microsoft adds RAW preview support to Windows 7
— 5:19 PM on July 26, 2011

Fellow photographers, rejoice! After a quick codec pack download, those of you running Windows 7 or Vista should be able to preview RAW files straight...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Release roundup: Fresh PSUs, gaming headphones, and a dock
— 3:37 PM on July 22, 2011

No doubt owing to the ongoing summer lull, the pickings are slim this week as far as new product introductions go. Still, our inbox has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Storage

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Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio device
— 11:14 PM on July 13, 2011

For just $40, the Xonar U3 squeezes headphone and microphone jacks, an S/PDIF output, EAX emulation, speaker virtualization, and Dolby Digital Live support into...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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