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The death of Windows Media Center and the five stages of HTPC grief
— 11:15 AM on October 17, 2018

It's time to pull the plug on Windows Media Center after 10 happy years together. The ramifications for my living room are significant and nuanced....

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update reviewed
— 9:54 AM on October 5, 2018

Windows 10's October 2018 update popped up out of nowhere and it's chock-full of features big and small alike. We take a good luck to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Fractal Design's Define S2 case reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 3, 2018

Fractal Design's Define S case proved friendly to builders who wanted an exceedingly roomy design to work with, all at a killer price. Now that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX motherboard reviewed
— 9:30 AM on September 26, 2018

Gigabyte's X299 Designare EX motherboard ditches gamer bling in favor of a powerful and exotic VRM cooled by a massive heatsink that promises to let...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Litter-Robot III Open Air reviewed
— 9:15 AM on September 17, 2018

Join us as my cat, Malcolm Reynolds, takes us for a trip on his trusty spaceship, a Litter-Robot III Open Air.

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte's X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard reviewed
— 3:41 PM on September 10, 2018

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and its 32 cores put more demands on X399 motherboards than ever before, and Gigabyte is ready with its X399 Aorus...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Why mirrorless cameras are taking over the world
— 1:23 PM on August 24, 2018

The single-lens-reflex camera has dominated interchangeable-lens designs for the better part of a century, but mirrorless cameras are coming to the fore. We examine...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte shifts into overdrive with its AMD B450 motherboard range
— 8:12 AM on July 18, 2018

AMD's next round of midrange motherboards is on its way, and Gigabyte has a wide range of B450 boards to cater to builders of all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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be quiet!'s Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 case reviewed
— 4:44 PM on July 3, 2018

be quiet!'s Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 chassis is a massive full tower designed to swallow the most extreme systems. The second revision of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update reviewed
— 12:16 PM on June 14, 2018

The first of Microsoft's biannual Windows 10 updates for 2018 is in the wild. We scroll through Timelines and do some Near Shares to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Corsair's Crystal Series 280X RGB microATX case reviewed
— 8:00 AM on June 4, 2018

Corsair's Crystal Series 280X RGB is an unabashedly high-end microATX enclosure—a unicorn, in other words. We built up a high-end system worth of this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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The Tech Report System Guide: summer 2018 edition
— 3:30 PM on May 30, 2018

The Tech Report System Guide is back to beat the heat with a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers of every budget. Start...

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

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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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Antec's P110 Luce case reviewed
— 8:37 AM on May 23, 2018

Antec's P110 Luce weaves aluminum and tempered-glass panels into a sleek, premium-looking case with some nifty features inside. We built up our test system in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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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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Skylake-X and the 128-GB-of-RAM CAD translation workstation
— 2:15 PM on May 4, 2018

"Gipsy Danger" is the replacement for "Godzilla" at my workplace, and she's the most powerful workstation I've ever built. Read on to find out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Echogear's single-screen and dual-screen monitor arms reviewed
— 3:50 PM on April 23, 2018

Once upon a time, I had a sweet monitor-arm setup that proved such a hassle that I eventually put my screens right back on their...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Displays

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Intel's NUC8i7HVK "Hades Canyon" gaming PC reviewed
— 5:19 PM on April 16, 2018

Intel's NUC8i7HVK, code-named Hades Canyon, is the first desktop system with the blue team's blend of Kaby Lake CPU cores and Radeon graphics on one...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Gaming

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