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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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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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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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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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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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Dell Precision mobile workstations rock eighth-gen Core CPUs and fast RAM
— 4:30 PM on April 24, 2018

We wrote earlier today about Dell's Precision 5530 2-in-1 portable with Intel Kaby Lake-G processors. As impressive as that machine's specs are, the Intel-AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Dell celebrates 25 years of OptiPlex with an all-new lineup
— 12:15 PM on April 24, 2018

Dell's been selling business-oriented desktops under the OptiPlex name for 25 years. To celebrate, the company is replacing the entire line with new offerings....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Rumor: Crimson Canyon NUC could blend Cannon Lake and Radeon graphics
— 11:20 AM on April 23, 2018

Intel seems to be bullish about its NUCs. We've recently taken a good look at Intel's Hades Canyon gaming NUC, and now website WinFuture.de...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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Cryorig C7 Cu puts a hunk of copper in small spaces
— 2:44 PM on April 20, 2018

Copper is an excellent material for heatsinks, but its high cost when compared to aluminum means it's sparingly used in heatsinks and other cooling components....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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EK Fluid Gaming line offers turn-key liquid-cooled PCs
— 12:31 PM on April 20, 2018

Building a basic computer these days is as easy as it's ever been. Building a custom-cooled high-end gaming system is a bigger challenge than many...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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