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Acer reveals a trio of Nitro and Predator Orion gaming desktops
— 1:22 PM on May 23, 2018

Acer's just wrapped up its 2018 next@Acer event right now, and you know what that means: there's a whole pile of new products to talk...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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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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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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Zotac's Zbox CI329 nano goes fanless with Gemini Lake inside
— 9:18 AM on May 17, 2018

I live in an environment so noisy that it's certainly a significant contributor to my long-term hearing loss. Some of you surely select machines based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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HP's refreshed EliteBooks and Elite x2 get meaty CPUs and bright displays
— 10:42 AM on May 15, 2018

HP just yesterday announced a top-to-bottom refresh of its Envy and Elite series premium machines, including laptops, desktops, and AIO machines. We'll be looking...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Displays Mobile computing

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update doesn't play ball with some Intel SSDs
— 12:45 PM on May 11, 2018

There's a sizable contingent of buyers (particularly in business environments) that favor Intel hardware. Indeed, people have frequently swapped Intel into IBM's place in the old...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft demos phone mirroring and Alexa integration at Build conference
— 12:15 PM on May 8, 2018

Microsoft has struggled for a long time to duplicate its PC success on other platforms. Previous Microsoft administrations might have pressed forward with trying to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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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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Skylake-X and the 128-GB-of-RAM CAD translation workstation
— 2:15 PM on May 4, 2018

"Gipsy Danger" is the replacement for "Godzilla" at my workplace, and she's the most powerful workstation I've ever built. Read on to find out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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Velocity Micro ProMagix HD150 is an Epyc workstation
— 12:45 PM on April 30, 2018

It wasn't long ago at all that a 16-core workstation was unthinkable, much less affordable. Now, thanks to AMD's Threadripper CPUs, you can build...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Asus PN40 and PB40 mini-PCs bring Gemini Lake SoCs to the masses
— 9:37 AM on April 30, 2018

Asus may not be your first thought when you start looking for a mini-PC, but the company has a fair few on offer. Its most...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Microsoft unveils a name and a date for the next Windows 10 update
— 9:01 AM on April 27, 2018

After early 2017's Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update later last year, Microsoft has been mysteriously quiet about the name of the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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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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