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G.Skill's Trident Z RGB and Sniper X kits for AMD get even faster
— 9:30 AM on April 19, 2018

As Jeff remarked in his review, second-generation Ryzen parts more readily support speedy memory than their predecessors. That's a good thing, because system performance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Lian Li and der8auer spiff up the PC-O11 Dynamic ATX chassis
— 11:00 AM on April 16, 2018

Lian Li released its PC-O11 E-ATX chassis just a couple of months ago, but that case's blend of tempered glass, rectilinear styling, and jumbo-size...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $220, a big-monitor party, and more
— 12:30 PM on April 12, 2018

A fair day to you, gerbils. At least I hope that yours is fair, as around here it's been gray and rainy for nearly 3...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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Corsair Dominator Platinum Contrast RAM serves up monochrome magic
— 9:37 AM on April 11, 2018

The high-contrast combination of black and white is one of the more striking color schemes you can choose for your PC parts. You might have...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Today's Patch Tuesday helps harden AMD CPUs against Spectre
— 1:41 PM on April 10, 2018

Today is April's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft operating systems, and AMD CPU owners will want to fire up Windows Update as soon as possible. This...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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EVGA's SuperNova PQ PSUs look powerful and quiet
— 4:12 PM on April 6, 2018

EVGA is primarily known for its Nvidia-powered graphics cards, but the company's PSUs rectify and condition power for many users' computer systems, including a couple...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Wednesday deals: a RAM-and-SSD combo, displays, and more
— 1:48 PM on April 4, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. We're still reeling from Intel's simultaneous release of its eighth-gen mobile and desktop CPUs and consumer chipsets. But as they...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory Game consoles

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Microsoft restructures groups as Terry Myerson leaves the company
— 4:37 PM on March 29, 2018

More big changes could be on the way for Windows soon. According to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, Microsoft announced a major reorganization of...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Thursday deals: a Patriot Ignite 480 GB SSD for $95 and more
— 2:15 PM on March 29, 2018

Greetings, gerbils! You'll be happy to know that my boxing bag is now fully in place, and my foot's healed. I expect to test both...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory

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Cooler Master's MasterBox TD500L shines with an inner fire
— 10:30 AM on March 28, 2018

Tempered glass looks pretty, but the material doesn't lend itself to complex three-dimensional shapes. Cooler Master has therefore chosen acrylic for the dramatically-styled "diamond cut...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: a Core i7-7820X for $450 and more
— 9:34 AM on March 27, 2018

Howdy, folks! Now here's something for you to laugh at. I was hanging up a boxing bag in the garage yesterday. It was set too...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power Storage Memory

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Thermaltake View 37 case puts PC internals on full display
— 1:00 PM on March 23, 2018

Fully-transparent case windows give a decent look at the components within a custom-built PC, but that glimpse isn't good enough for the designers at Thermaltake....

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Antec P6 case offers clean looks and tempered glass at a low price
— 9:23 AM on March 23, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that a tempered-glass side panel was a premium feature on a case. Whether you love the looks or bash...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thursday deals: an Acer ET322QK for $350, powerful laptops, and more
— 12:16 PM on March 22, 2018

Yay, spring! Oh wait, it's winter. Never mind, it's spring again. This refrain is being heard around most of Europe and the US right now....

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung PM883 SSDs and 64-GB RDIMMs are open for business
— 9:09 AM on March 21, 2018

All the real-time ray-tracing talk this week might give on the impression that the Game Developer's Conference is the only computer-related gathering going on. As...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Tuesday deals: cheap SSDs, a 32" 4K display, and more
— 12:15 PM on March 20, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Yesterday's real-time ray tracing news brought a wave of nostalgia over me. It's interesting to look back at how the technology...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Input devices

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