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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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Thursday deals: an Intel DC S3500 1.6-TB SSD for $315 and more
— 9:52 AM on May 24, 2018

Morning, folks. Although I'm a normally a pretend guitarist, I've recently picked up bass guitar thanks to re-joining a band, and my left index finger...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays

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Acer pumps up its Predator Helios 300 and 500 gaming laptops
— 9:03 AM on May 24, 2018

Acer first floated its Predator Helios 300-series gaming laptops around this time last year. At its next@Acer event, the manufacturer revealed that it's

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ G-Sync HDR monitor arrives with a bang
— 4:49 PM on May 23, 2018

Back when we first heard about G-Sync HDR, there were two monitors on the docket: Acer's Predator X27 and Asus' ROG Swift PG27UQ. The...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Acer Nitro VG0 and RG0 displays offer FreeSync on a budget
— 4:21 PM on May 23, 2018

When you hear "Acer" in the context of monitors, you may be forgiven for having flashbacks of that amazing (and amazingly expensive) Predator X27...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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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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Tuesday deals: an LG 43UD79-B 43" 4K display for $500 and more
— 11:01 AM on May 22, 2018

Hullo, gerbils! We're fairly certain you've already noticed that we've officially entered the pre-Computex lull. Big product announcements probably won't appear over the next couple...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Razer says Core X marks the spot for ultrabook graphics power
— 10:30 AM on May 22, 2018

Razer's latest Blade laptop packs considerable gaming grunt into a svelte chassis, but sometimes gamers are willing to temporarily trade away an ultrabook's mobility...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi motherboard reviewed
— 10:42 AM on May 21, 2018

Gigabyte's X470 Aorus Gaming 7 pulls together all of the ingredients we want to see in a high-end Socket AM4 mobo, from a powerful VRM...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Antec's case arsenal joins the PC Building Simulator
— 4:42 PM on May 18, 2018

All hands on deck, prospective gerbils! Some of you may have joined in on the fun of virtual PC building with the aptly-named PC Building...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Gaming

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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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Acer's Predator X27 G-Sync HDR monitor shows up at Newegg for $2000
— 1:03 PM on May 18, 2018

Remember that Acer Predator X27 monitor that PC World's executive editor was salivating over just a bit ago? Well, it's available for...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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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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Report: Samsung poised to deliver a 49" panel at 5120x1440 and 120 Hz
— 12:30 PM on May 17, 2018

If I hear the phrase "new Samsung monitor," I immediately imagine something with a curved ultra-wide panel. The monitor masters over at TFT Central seem to figure...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X and ASRock X370 Pro4 for $300 and more
— 11:23 AM on May 17, 2018

Hello there, gerbils. In case you missed it, our overlord Jeff Kampman has written up an interesting article about casual overclocking in the modern...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Mobile computing

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SteamVR Input helps bring controllers old and new into VR
— 10:30 AM on May 16, 2018

Controllers for PC games are a fairly standardized deal at this point. Any active gamer surely has a keyboard and mouse, and many have a...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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