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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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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 teases PowerColor's take on the elusive Vega Nano
— 10:13 AM on April 19, 2018

AMD's second-generation Ryzen processors weren't the only thing we got to see at a press event in New York recently. The company had a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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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PSA: Nvidia has Founders Edition GeForces in stock at MSRP
— 11:24 AM on April 18, 2018

Listen up, gerbils. If you've been clamoring for a new build but you're disgusted at marked-up graphics card prices, scrabble on over to Nvidia's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Asus launches Arez Radeons as AMD digs in against Nvidia's GPP
— 12:44 PM on April 17, 2018

Controversy has been swirling around the purported effects of Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program on board partners who sell both GeForces and Radeons over the past...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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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'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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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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Asus' lineup of X470 motherboards takes flight
— 11:30 AM on April 13, 2018

Fridays are usually pretty slow for tech news, but today is clearly an exception. AMD has announced its second-generation Ryzen CPU lineup, and motherboards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte puts its X470 Aorus motherboards up for pre-order
— 10:04 AM on April 13, 2018

Yes, sir—AMD's just pulled the wraps from its second-generation Ryzen CPUs. Those chips can go into existing AM4 motherboards, but AMD launched the X470...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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HP launches the wallet-friendly Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690 and 790
— 4:30 PM on April 12, 2018

As part of its recent wave of fresh offerings, HP released a couple of new gaming desktops with remarkably-understated styling that should appeal to gerbils...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $220, a big-monitor party, and more
— 12:30 PM on April 12, 2018

A fair day to you, gerbils. At least I hope that yours is fair, as around here it's been gray and rainy for nearly 3...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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