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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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Intel and Micron say their quad-level-cell NAND is ready to rip
— 5:00 PM on May 21, 2018

Intel and Micron jointly announced today that they've begun production and shipments of what they claim is the first quad-level-cell (QLC) NAND flash memory...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Silverstone's Nightjar NJ450 is Platinum-certified and passively cooled
— 2:30 PM on May 21, 2018

Silverstone just released a new model in its Nightjar family of passively-cooled power supplies. Like its brethren in the series, the Nightjar NJ450 is...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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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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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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Adata's XPG SX8200 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:59 PM on May 15, 2018

Adata's got a half-dozen NVMe M.2 drives available across its entire lineup, but its latest—the XPG SX8200—promises to dazzle with Micron's newest-gen 3D TLC and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB Micron 1100 SSD for $269 and more insanity
— 3:13 PM on May 15, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Folks, this is an insane day. We're not entirely sure of what's happened recently, but we've seen a sharp drop in SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Storage

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Gigabyte touts reliability first for its UD Pro SSDs
— 4:00 PM on May 11, 2018

Some SSD vendors are quick (ba-doom-ching) to point out the speed of their latest and greatest offerings, but Gigabyte is giving reliability top billing with...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Thursday deals: a Samsung PM953 960-GB SSD for $200 and more
— 12:46 PM on May 10, 2018

Afternoon's greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. Today's been a relatively quiet day news-wise. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire just came out, and it immediately went into my...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing Personal tech

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Mushkin's Pilot NVMe SSDs are its fastest yet
— 9:08 AM on May 9, 2018

Back at CES this year, we met up with Mushkin and saw four new SSDs that the company was working on. The first of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1600 for $150 and more
— 10:58 AM on May 8, 2018

Hello, folks! We figure at least some of you might be waiting with bated breath for the Google I/O keynote and whatever software and hardware...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung 970 Evo and 970 Pro SSDs launch at lower-than-expected prices
— 3:21 PM on May 7, 2018

The chatter among PC builders the last few months has centered around the high prices of discrete graphics cards and system memory. SSD prices, thankfully,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: an SSD-and-HDD combo for $113, big monitors, and more
— 12:25 PM on May 3, 2018

Fair afternoon to you, gerbils. I'm still reeling from the excitement of the SWR Barroselas Metalfest. My ears have only been listening to softer...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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Backblaze's Q1 2018 HDD reliablity report shows record-low failure rates
— 10:40 AM on May 3, 2018

Turning the calendar from April's picture of a tabby kitten with a yarn ball to May's photo of two calico kittens curled up inside coffee...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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