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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $230 and a ton of cheap system components
— 1:05 PM on March 12, 2019

Greetings, my good gerbils. My quest for weight loss has been going well—184 lbs and dropping (at 5' 11" with wide shoulders). I've never been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Memory Input devices

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2600 and an Asus Prime B450 Plus mobo for $250 and more
— 12:50 PM on March 5, 2019

Howdy folks. I've been catching up on the latest episodes The Grand Tour, and I'm having loads of fun. I particularly enjoyed the episode in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Optical drive bays live another day thanks to Sharkoon's VG7-W chassis
— 2:10 PM on February 28, 2019

We know that there were so many of you gerbils who were absolutely infatuated with the edgy gamer styling of recent cases but were put...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Friday deals: Ryzen 5 2600 for $150, Surface Pro 6 $200 off, and more
— 11:35 AM on February 15, 2019

Greetings, good gerbils. I'm in the process of speccing out a home theater PC so that I can make more frequent use of the big-ass...

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

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Thermaltake's Commander C chassis: Choose your own front panel style
— 9:50 AM on February 15, 2019

Have you ever seen a case and thought, "I like that layout, but I hate that front panel." Sure you have. We all have. Thermaltake...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Using Plex to make your media-streaming life better
— 4:30 PM on February 1, 2019

Instead of having an entire computer hooked up to my TV, I started using Plex to stream my media from my own server, and I’m...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Software

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Sharkoon's VG6 cases go easy on your piggy bank
— 10:00 AM on February 1, 2019

A few gerbils expressed disappointed at the absence of 5.25" drive bays in the last few cases we peeked at. Yes, contrary to popular belief, there are still...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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FSP's CMT340 is a modest tower with major luminescence
— 1:05 PM on January 29, 2019

FSP Group is famous for its quality (and sometimes quirky) power supplies. Did you know the company also sells a whole line of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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After 36 years, MIDI is finally moving to 2.0
— 9:46 PM on January 28, 2019

What springs to mind when I say "MIDI," gerbils? Is it perhaps thoughts of an old Gravis Ultrasound or Sound Blaster AWE? Expensive...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Lian Li’s next-gen DK-04-F standing desk has a new trick
— 1:00 PM on January 23, 2019

I'm not a standing-desk person myself (I sit for long stretches, then get up and pace around like a loon), but Lian Li knows there's...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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DIYPC's latest case brings glass panels and RGB LEDs to the masses
— 1:00 PM on January 22, 2019

DIYPC has been selling a whole range of computer cases in the U.S. for a few years now, but the brand has been most visible...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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The Tech Report System Guide: January 2019 edition
— 10:00 AM on January 18, 2019

It's a new year, and after all the CES excitement, we're ready for another edition of The Tech Report System Guide. It's a fantastic time...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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Lian-Li TU150's hidden handle hides cables, too
— 11:45 AM on January 14, 2019

That Lian-Li had a Mini-ITX case to show off at CES 2019 isn't that notable, but the TU150 we saw in the company's suite...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thursday deals: a speedy HP EX920 512-GB NVMe SSD for $86 and more
— 12:17 PM on January 10, 2019

Howdy, folks! The big announcements have been made at CES, so you'll soon be looking at multiple stories about some of the most interesting and...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Displays Memory Mobile computing Software

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LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90" picture
— 3:00 PM on December 21, 2018

Good news, fans of home cinema projection: LG announced the imaginatively named HU85L, the second in its CineBeam Laser 4K family of ultra-short-throw projectors.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Thursday deals: a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB for $200 and more
— 9:57 AM on December 20, 2018

Howdy, folks. We're coming into the home stretch before Christmas, and around here supermarkets are stuffed to the gills with salted cod. We have...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Displays Mobile computing

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Nvidia AGX Xavier puts the brains in autonomous robots
— 10:02 AM on December 14, 2018

A lot of talk around here revolves around powerful parts suitable for your latest personal computer, phone, workstation, or server. That list doesn't cover all...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech Workstations

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Thursday deals: a 2-TB SSD for $210, a 1-TB SSD for $113, and more
— 10:45 AM on December 13, 2018

G'afternoon, good gerbils. Recently I moved over to an NVMe SSD, and I can tell you a couple things. The first is that for regular...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Storage Mobile computing

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