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EK Fluid Gaming line offers turn-key liquid-cooled PCs
— 12:31 PM on April 20, 2018

Building a basic computer these days is as easy as it's ever been. Building a custom-cooled high-end gaming system is a bigger challenge than many...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Acer Predator Orion 9000 locks and loads with GTX 1080 Tis
— 9:15 AM on April 20, 2018

The last time we wrote about Acer's Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop line was when the company showed off prototype units in Berlin...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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der8auer and Asus took a Ryzen 7 2700X to 6 GHz
— 4:15 PM on April 19, 2018

Champion overclocker der8auer has done it again. This time around, he's been using and abusing one of AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X CPUs, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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National Hanging Out Day Shortbread
— 1:45 PM on April 19, 2018

Tuesday was epic. Hanging out seems pretty lame. Sorry, I'll stop now. PC hardware and computing Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon)...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Thursday deals: huge monitors at cheap prices and more
— 12:28 PM on April 19, 2018

Hello, gerbils! Jeff's been hard at work on the review of AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series processsors. It's safe to say that the company delivered...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X CPUs reviewed
— 8:00 AM on April 19, 2018

After a busy year of desktop CPU launches from the entry level to the high end, AMD is back with a second generation of mainstream...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Lenovo's ThinkPad 485 and ThinkPad 585 put Ryzen APUs to work
— 4:59 PM on April 18, 2018

As nice as it might be for AMD to have countless enthusiasts building custom PCs among its customer base, having major laptop makers like Dell,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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WD's Ultrastar DC HC530 puts PMR to good use in 14 TB
— 2:46 PM on April 18, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that hard drives still beat SSDs for physical density. That's not the case anymore (as proven by these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI updates its gaming desktops with eighth-generation Core power
— 10:47 AM on April 18, 2018

When it comes to desktop computers, most gerbils have a strong preference for rolling their own from components rather than buying something off the shelf...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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Haiku Poetry Day Shortbread
— 2:30 PM on April 17, 2018

Bigger plans there were. Alas, I ran out of time. Maybe next year, though... PC hardware and computing ECS...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Intel Accelerated Memory Scanning eases anti-virus CPU load
— 9:15 AM on April 17, 2018

Contemporary anti-virus products don't have the same impact on system performance that they did back in the single-core days, but they can still eat a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel's NUC8i7HVK "Hades Canyon" gaming PC reviewed
— 5:19 PM on April 16, 2018

Intel's NUC8i7HVK, code-named Hades Canyon, is the first desktop system with the blue team's blend of Kaby Lake CPU cores and Radeon graphics on one...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Gaming

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Rumor: Intel partner docs add to eight-core Coffee Lake CPU chatter
— 2:46 PM on April 16, 2018

The rushed release of Intel's eighth-generation Core Coffee Lake processors late last year was almost certainly a reaction to the splash that rival AMD...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Kingston's UV500 drives offer extra security over common SATA SSDs
— 12:45 PM on April 16, 2018

Savvy gerbils already know this, but once you're in the realm of solid-state storage, performance differences between similar drives become less relevant than feature sets....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's Chromebox CXI3 mini-desktops give Chrome OS a good home
— 4:26 PM on April 13, 2018

Google's Chrome OS has been reaching its tentacles out to new form factors over the last couple of weeks. As if to prove...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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ASRock gears up for the X470 onslaught
— 2:39 PM on April 13, 2018

A new CPU and chipset launch wouldn't be complete without ASRock at the party. The company is known for its unique designs, for better...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI joins the X470 party with a quartet of boards
— 1:00 PM on April 13, 2018

Y'all whipping your credit cards out to preorder one of AMD's recently-announced second-gen Ryzen CPUs? Hold off just a second, then. There are new...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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