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G.Skill Trident Z Royal DIMMs fuse crystals and precious metals
— 12:55 PM on November 20, 2018

We often call RGB LED-bedecked hardware "blingy," but few PC hardware companies have pursued that style as literally as G.Skill has for its Trident Z...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X for $150, high-end laptops, and more
— 12:20 PM on November 20, 2018

Can you feel it? There's tension in the air, like a massive coiled spring ready to pop in a flash. Black Friday is coming up,...

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

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Thursday deals: a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti for $359.99 and more
— 10:45 AM on November 15, 2018

Mmmm, I love the smell of fresh graphics cards in the morning. Unless your accommodations reside underneath a boulder, you're probably aware that the Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Memory

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In the lab: Asus' Prime X299-Deluxe II mobo and ROG Strix RTX 2070
— 4:02 PM on November 14, 2018

Along with the arrival of Intel's refreshed Core X CPUs, a number of motherboard makers are releasing refreshed motherboards to help take those chips to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB for $113, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:11 AM on November 13, 2018

Howdy, folks. We're short on time for pleasantries today, but you'll be fine. After all, you have a review to read—that of the Intel...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Storage Memory

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $295 and more
— 11:18 AM on November 8, 2018

Howdy, gerbils. The TR labs are humming with activity behind the scenes, but that's not all that's happening. Black Friday is coming up fast, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Storage Memory Input devices

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Micron 12-Gb LPDDR4X RAM promises higher mobile performance and capacity
— 11:10 AM on November 7, 2018

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets often come with enough RAM to rival desktop PCs these days, but capacity isn't the sole measure of performance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Gigabyte Z390 Designare offers pros a bevy of connectivity options
— 11:33 AM on November 5, 2018

Some builders want high-end motherboards without a layer of gamer bling on top, and for those folks, Gigabyte has its Designare series. While these boards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X for $630 and more
— 12:40 PM on November 1, 2018

Howdy, folks. It's the day after the first gig in my life, handling bass duties with my band Wicked. I'm overtired, but happy because I...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling Input devices Mobile computing Networking

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part five
— 1:23 PM on October 31, 2018

New to this series? Parts one, two, three, and four are worth catching up on before continuing. There's a lot of ground...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte X299-WU8 uses dual PEX switches to light up every slot
— 9:11 AM on October 31, 2018

Intel's X299 platform offers a maximum of 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes from its accompanying CPUs, but even that might not be enough for the most...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Tuesday deals: a Corsair Void Pro RGB headset for $55 and more
— 2:00 PM on October 30, 2018

Brrrr. The cold front has hit the country like a sledgehammer, bringing with it a sharply-worded reminder of "ohai, autumn." I've started to long for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Displays Input devices

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Thursday deals: a 32-GB kit of RAM at 3600 MT/s for $255 and more
— 10:35 AM on October 25, 2018

Howdy, folks. It's pretty quiet around here because Jeff's working on a piece that you gerbils should find quite interesting. Remember the ever-so-mighty Core i7-5775C...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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PC Perspective's Ryan Shrout joins Intel as chief performance strategist
— 12:37 PM on October 24, 2018

In a bit of PC hardware media news, PC Perspective head honcho Ryan Shrout has announced that he is leaving his role as...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part four
— 9:30 AM on October 24, 2018

If you're just joining this series, I encourage you to flip back to parts one, two, and three to get yourself up...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Extreme has everything and two sinks
— 10:28 AM on October 19, 2018

It seems like Gigabyte may have been saving some of its best gear for last. The company announced its Z390 wares a little while...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500-GB SSD for $133 and more
— 12:50 PM on October 18, 2018

Three spoons of flu. A dash of car unavailability due to repairs. A couple buckets of mysterious Windows installation automation issues. Bureaucracy to taste. A...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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