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— 11:05 AM on December 31, 2012

So... after getting a taste of couch-based PC gaming recently, I decided to go whole hog. That meant, essentially, building a new HTPC....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware
— 12:03 PM on December 28, 2012

So, we meet again. Last time, we were, ahem, discussing religion: the

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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Rumor: AMD to drop Vision branding
— 10:10 AM on December 28, 2012

AMD's branding initiatives don't have a terribly good track record. Remember Better By Design? Or the AMD Live! push? Yeah, probably not. Even...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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How to build a PC: The Tech Report guide
— 8:21 PM on December 17, 2012

Building a PC from parts might seem daunting, but it's really not that difficult. We've published an in-depth guide that walks through every...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's Christmas 2012 system guide
— 4:55 PM on December 14, 2012

Today, we're giving stragglers a hand with their last-minute Christmas shopping. We've put together a freshly revamped set of PC build recommendations—because, sometimes, a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

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New Raspberry Pi board has lower power consumption, price
— 11:19 AM on November 30, 2012

The Raspberry Pi Model B is one of the most appealing mini-PC boards on sale right now. For only $35, you get an ARM-compatible...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

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Intel NUC nicked by NIC heat quirk
— 4:29 PM on November 21, 2012

In our recent review of Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" barebones box, we explained a snafu we encountered with large network file transfers causing...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Alleged Autonomy accounting hijinks to cost HP billions
— 4:36 PM on November 20, 2012

Looks like HP is still suffering the after-effects of Leo Apotheker's brief stewardship. Earlier today, the company said it's going to write off a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Review: Intel's Next Unit of Computing
— 10:50 PM on November 18, 2012

Intel has crammed a pretty capable PC into a box that will fit into the palm of your hand and dubbed it the "Next Unit...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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Passive Zalman cooler fit for 77W CPUs
— 10:56 AM on November 16, 2012

For those obsessed with silencing their PCs, passive cooling is the holy grail. A cooler can't make any noise if it has no fans...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Release roundup: FM2 mobos, gaming laptops, and heat pipes aplenty
— 5:02 PM on November 15, 2012

In spite of this morning's e-mail hijinks, we collected a handful of release announcements in our inbox this week. Biostar, MSI, Spire, and Zotac...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Mobile computing

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New Zotac Zbox packs fastest Brazos 2.0 APU
— 10:43 AM on November 8, 2012

Zotac's Zbox nettops have stuck to the same designs for several years now, but Zotac hasn't been shy about updating their guts with the latest...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Corsair adds new H100i, H80i liquid coolers
— 4:38 PM on November 5, 2012

Looks like Corsair wasn't finished updating its self-enclosed Hydro Series liquid coolers. After announcing replacements for the H50 and H60 a couple of weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Release roundup: Touch-screen monitors, liquid cooling, and tiny PCs
— 5:49 PM on November 1, 2012

Considering the sheer number of releases that made it into our regular coverage this past week, there isn't much left for the roundup. All we...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Systems Displays

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TR's Windows 8 system guide
— 12:56 PM on October 30, 2012

We've refreshed our famous system guide to account for AMD's new A- and FX-series processors, the latest GPU releases, and of course, the arrival of...

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Release roundup: Efficient PSUs, liquid cooling, and mouse pads
— 6:00 AM on October 26, 2012

This week in the roundup, we bring tidings from the folks at Corsair and Rosewill: Corsair announces updated Hydro Series H60...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Input devices

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Anthropologist sees religious revival in Apple product launches
— 11:53 AM on October 25, 2012

PC enthusiasts have long pointed to the religious fanaticism that seems to permeate Apple's faithful horde. Now, that sentiment has been backed up by an...

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