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The DIY PC as fire starter: is this a thing now?
— 12:20 PM on March 13, 2013

It's quite possible flames have burst out of other PC components in Damage Labs over the years. I've smelled the acrid smoke from a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Systems

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Deal of the week: High-capacity SSDs, IPS displays, and more
— 3:46 PM on March 8, 2013

Remember when Samsung's 840 Series 500GB SSD dipped to $280 last week? Well, good news: it's on sale again. Until midnight Pacific Time tonight, entering...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Windows

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Kickstarter funding sought for Gigabyte-built hackintosh board
— 11:09 AM on March 6, 2013

Over the last few years, all sorts of interesting projects have elicited funding via Kickstarter. This is the first time I've seen a PC...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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MSI Haswell mobo caught on camera
— 1:24 PM on March 5, 2013

CeBIT kicked off this morning in Hanover, Germany, and the first reports from the show floor are out. Among them: a sneak preview of an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Thin Mini-ITX motherboards hit Newegg
— 9:17 AM on February 21, 2013

Remember those Gigabyte Thin Mini-ITX motherboards we told you about last month? The GA-H77TN and GA-B75TN are now official, and they're already available...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel to exit the desktop motherboard business
— 8:12 PM on January 22, 2013

For years, Intel has produced its own line of desktop motherboards. Not for much longer, though. This afternoon, we learned that Intel will ramp down...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Deal of the week: Windows 8, displays, storage, and games
— 5:52 PM on January 18, 2013

Bad news: Microsoft has announced that its Windows 8 upgrade promotion will end on February 1. From then on, prices for Windows 8 and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Windows

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Release roundup: Case windows, gaming mice, and fancy mobos
— 6:00 AM on January 18, 2013

We covered a whole boatload of new hardware launches at CES last week. You'd think the flow of releases would taper off for a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Input devices

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AMD intros modular server platform
— 6:00 AM on January 17, 2013

Last week, we heard all about AMD's plans for mobile and desktop hardware. This week, the company has switched gears and unveiled something...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Servers

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Acer bringing ultra-high-res displays to notebooks, desktops
— 11:04 AM on January 16, 2013

Although it looks like 1080p will become the prevailing resolution for new notebook displays, Acer has a solution with considerably more pixels. At...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Is 1920x1080 the new 1366x768?
— 4:49 PM on January 14, 2013

One of the stories that came out of this year's CES is a classic good news/bad news sort of scenario for PC users. The good news...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Oculus Rift is freaking amazing
— 3:09 PM on January 14, 2013

Like many of you, I had heard the hype about the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the big names who are backing the device, and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: Monitors, PSUs, games, and more
— 5:19 PM on January 11, 2013

We have plenty of news from CES to keep us occupied this week, but we wouldn't want to skip our weekly deal post—especially considering some...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Gaming Windows

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Asus shows super-wide, 144Hz displays
— 11:11 AM on January 8, 2013

Alongside that monster graphics card, Asus had some cool new monitors on display in its CES suite. Here's the the MX2900Q, a 29" IPS...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Gigabyte boards use Thunderbolt ports to drive 4K display resolutions
— 6:00 AM on January 8, 2013

4K displays are all over CES this year. The thing is, they're a little on the pricey side. Not all PC graphics solutions can...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays

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Gigabyte Thin Mini-ITX mobos coming this month
— 6:00 AM on January 7, 2013

You might remember our first brush with Intel's Thin Mini-ITX platform. It was in August of last year, and we looked at an all-in-one...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Samsung unveils 24'' touch monitor for Win8
— 6:00 AM on January 3, 2013

We've seen plenty of tablets, laptops, and all-in-one desktops with touch screens ripe for Windows 8, but surprisingly few standalone desktop monitors. However, Samsung seems...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Deal of the week: Games bargains and more
— 4:58 PM on December 21, 2012

It's probably already too late to shop online for physical Christmas gifts, but digital downloads are still fair game. And as it happens, Amazon has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems

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