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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 promises stealthy Threadripper air cooling
— 9:32 AM on October 17, 2018

AMD's own in-the-box heatsink bracket for Threadripper CPUs might encourage builders with those chips to go with a liquid cooler, but a growing number of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Corsair's Force Series MP510 NVMe drives aim for the midrange spot
— 11:48 AM on October 16, 2018

The price drops on solid-state drives in the past couple months has turned them into hot commodities. Everyone and their dog wants a piece of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid state drive for $250 and more
— 9:49 AM on October 16, 2018

Portugal's not a place that sees much in the way of seriously nasty weather. People around here just aren't used to more than the occasional...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Mobile computing

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HyperX Alloy Core RGB keyboard goes for stylish affordability
— 2:09 PM on October 15, 2018

We usually talk up heavy-duty keyboards with metal chassis that are probably heavy and durable enough to use as an impromptu murder weapon. Not every...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Cooler Master's MP860 dual-surface RGB LED mouse pad reviewed
— 11:30 AM on October 15, 2018

Cooler Master's MP860 mouse pad jazzes things up with two separate mousing surfaces and a ring of RGB LED zones around its perimeter. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $145 and more
— 9:56 AM on October 11, 2018

Greetings, good fellows. 'Tis a calm and relatively quiet day at the TR HQ, but there's brewing going on. Jeff's just ordered some fancy espresso...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays

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Patriot's Evlvr 1-TB external SSD reviewed
— 3:19 PM on October 10, 2018

We were floored by the performance—and price tag—of Samsung's Portable SSD X5. Patriot's Evlvr 1 TB promises some of the same Thunderbolt 3 goodness without...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part two
— 11:47 AM on October 10, 2018

Last week, I officially introduced you to my project to build a custom input device for my daughter Ellie that she could use with the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Tuesday deals: an RX 570 8 GB for $170 and more
— 9:16 AM on October 9, 2018

How are you doing, folks? I'm sure that by now you've evaluated Intel's ninth-generation Core lineup and are probably doing the math for an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Displays Software Networking

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Report: Supermicro servers compromised by Chinese hardware backdoors
— 12:37 PM on October 4, 2018

Unless you're reading this website by pure happenstance, it's pretty likely that you're familiar with the Supermicro name. You may have ordered some of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Networking Servers

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $289 and more
— 10:44 AM on October 4, 2018

By Crom's rocks, it's hot out there. The south of Europe and the Iberian peninsula in particular are sort-of-enjoying a second summer. That's not entirely desirable,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays Input devices

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Razer Sila router slithers into view with mesh networking capability
— 2:39 PM on October 3, 2018

Not content with making green-on-black mice, keyboards, headsets, and random sundries, Razer is turning its fangs towards home networking. The company's let the sleek-looking

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Tuesday deals: a speedy 480-GB NVMe SSD for $94 and more
— 10:58 AM on October 2, 2018

Some reversals are just fantastically great to watch. Much like any of Jean-Claude Van Damme's characters in his '80s movies (complete with a 10-time...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Memory

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part one
— 12:39 PM on October 1, 2018

A few weeks ago I unboxed and started experimenting with the brand new Xbox Adaptive Controller and its auxiliary 3.5mm headphone jack inputs. Ultimately, my...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles Personal tech

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SteelSeries' Stratus XL Bluetooth gamepad reviewed
— 9:51 AM on October 1, 2018

SteelSeries' Stratus XL Bluetooth gamepad takes the best of the two major console controllers on the market today and blends them together to create a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $220, an ultra-cheap NVMe SSD, and more
— 10:36 AM on September 27, 2018

Uh, hi, folks. I'm currently hating hard on life since I am the recipient of a massive truckload of flu symptoms. I feel I've been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Displays Memory

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Roccat's Sova lapboard and Leadr wireless gaming mouse reviewed
— 9:00 AM on September 27, 2018

Roccat's Sova gaming lapboard integrates a 75%-layout keyboard into a compact couch-gaming control center that offers a generous mousing surface for wired and wireless mice...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Have it your way with Cooler Master's two-faced MP860 mouse pad
— 4:33 PM on September 25, 2018

A mousepad isn't often an item that requires all that much thought for the average user. Some folks, like myself, are more particular and prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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