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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X for $185, cheap storage, and more
— 11:50 AM on May 31, 2018

Good near-afternoon, gerbils! We're reeling from a busy week of feature articles. Our recent releases include a look at MSI's WS63 8SJ mobile workstation,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Memory

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Optane DC Persistent Memory puts 3D Xpoint goodness in DIMM slots
— 1:06 PM on May 30, 2018

Intel and Micron's 3D Xpoint non-volatile memory has proven a unique bridge between NAND and DRAM in the storage hierarchy. Today, Intel is bringing...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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MasterCase H500M comes wrapped in four sheets of tempered glass
— 12:00 PM on May 30, 2018

Cooler Master's MasterCase H500P got a lot of hype leading up to its launch in the last quarter of 2017, but that excitement turned...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Have your speed and RGB LEDs too with Patriot's Viper RGB RAM
— 1:00 PM on May 29, 2018

The turn-of-the-20th-century architect Louis Sullivan famously stated that "form ever follows function." He might be surprised at some of the products that cross our...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Tuesday deals: an HP EX920 1-TB NVMe SSD for $280 and more
— 11:22 AM on May 29, 2018

Morning's greetings to you, gerbils. We bet you gorged on succulent meats prepared on grills both simple and fancy during Memorial Day. Since you...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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NZXT does addition by subtraction with its H-series cases
— 4:31 PM on May 25, 2018

Setting apart a case in this age of ubiquitous tempered glass and 90° angles is tough. NZXT's Mini-ITX H200i, microATX H400i, and ATX H700i...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G
— 2:05 PM on May 24, 2018

Ever since AMD released its Raven Ridge APUs for the desktop, I've wanted to put together a system with one of those chips inside just...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Memory Gaming

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The TR BBQ XV is just one month away and I'm not prepared
— 1:05 PM on May 24, 2018

When I looked up the last TR BBQ one-month warning, I briefly panicked because it reminded me that I have yet to order this year's Cornhole tournament trophies....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M shows its true colors under load
— 4:15 PM on May 22, 2018

Hawking a computer hardware product that doesn't have RGB LEDs on it is a hard sell in today's market, it seems. At least, that appears...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Lian Li does its aluminum thing with the Bora Lite RGB fans
— 2:30 PM on May 18, 2018

Lian Li isn't the first PC parts maker that comes to mind when the topic of RGB LED illumination comes up, but several of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Light up your liquid-cooled rig with EK's Vardar EVO 120ER RGB fans
— 3:38 PM on May 17, 2018

When us PC lovers are building a new rig, we make a lot of decisions. We have to balance a tight budget, find the best...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Steam Hardware Survey shows big changes after Valve fixes counting
— 4:00 PM on May 4, 2018

Game development requires a careful balance between keeping system requirements low enough to make the product accessible to a wide range of players while incorporating attention-getting...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Noctua's NF-A12 fan puts other spinners to shame
— 1:00 PM on May 2, 2018

An audience of gerbils probably doesn't need to be told this, but few companies take fans more seriously than Noctua. As proof, I present the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Class-action suit alleges Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix fixed DRAM prices
— 12:45 PM on May 1, 2018

There's no getting around it: RAM prices are extremely high, and they've been that way for a while now. The high cost of memory has...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB sticks march to the same beat
— 3:35 PM on April 30, 2018

We saw first laid eyes on HyperX's Predator DDR4 RGB memory sticks back at CES in January. The modules use integrated infrared transceivers...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Thursday deals: a Threadripper 1950X for $719 and more crazy discounts
— 12:31 PM on April 26, 2018

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm not going to write up a pretty intro today, because Amazon's running a hot sale on PC components with fancy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Adata XPG Spectrix D80 RAM shines RGB LEDs through a liquid cooler
— 9:18 AM on April 26, 2018

Shout out to my boy Andy who wants to liquid-cool everything in his system. Adata's got just the RAM for him: the XPG Spectrix...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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