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AVADirect Whitebook 16K2 Gaming Laptop Review

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Many vendors add a bit too much gamer flare to their thin and light gaming laptops. AVADirect does the opposite with the Whitebook 16K2.


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Alphacool Eisbaer 360 CPU Cooler Review

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) We get hands-on with Alphacool’s factory-filled 3x 120mm liquid cooling system.


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Experiment: Build a (Profitable) Ethereum Mining Rig From Spare Parts

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Ethereum’s mining difficulty is on the rise, & the crypto-currency's value is on the decline. Is it too late to get into crypto mining just to make a few bucks?


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Best SSDs

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:30:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best PCIe and SATA SSDs on the market, ranging from 256GB to 2TB. These drives offer the best performance per dollar.


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Best Power Supplies

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best power supplies for gaming PCs. These PSUs offer the best reliability, performance and protection for your components.


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Best Monitors

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:45:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best gaming monitors available today, ranging from inexpensive 60-144hz monitors to top-of-the-line 4K panels equipped with G-Sync or FreeSync.


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AMD Radeon Vega RX 64 8GB Review

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Radeon RX Vega 64 is here, and we've been testing the card's performance, power, temperatures, and noise. Should it be your next high-end graphics upgrade?


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Corsair HX1200 PSU Review

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The HX1200 lacks the digital circuit of its high-end sibling, but it costs less & offers high efficiency, stable voltage rails and excellent ripple suppression.


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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Unboxing

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0700

(image) AMD has been trickling out information about its next GPU architecture, Vega, for what seems like forever. We’re only days away, but here’s another drip-drop: Unboxing the graphics card.


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How To Mine Ethereum Now

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0700

(image) The Ethereum bubble may have burst for large-scale investment farms. But can it still be profitable for small hobbyists with minimal start-up costs?


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Best Cases

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:55:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best cases for custom PC builds. Our recommendations take cooling and noise into account, and most sell for less than $100.


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BitFenix Nova TG Case Review

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0700

(image) BitFenix undercuts the tempered-glass-sided ATX case market with its $60 Nova TG. Can it perform on par with its pricier rivals?


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Best Gaming CPUs

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:45:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best gaming CPUs for the money. These processors offer the best performance at their price and are suitable for overclocking.


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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Review

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:11:00 -0700

(image) Ryzen Threadripper is here to attack Intel's high-end desktop stronghold with 60% more cores, 36% more PCIe lanes & 68% more cache than Core i9 Skylake-X models.


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Corsair Neutron NX500 NVMe SSD Review

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Corsair's new flagship NX500 SSD is the first Phison E7 in the US and Europe with a 1TB option, and a 2TB follows next month.


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Fractal Design Meshify C Case Review

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0700

(image) Is Fractal Design’s smallish glass-paneled, mid-tower the rightful heir to the company's Define-C throne?


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SilverStone ST45SF V3 SFX 450W PSU Review

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The SilverStone ST45SF is one of the most affordable SFX PSUs. Its low price is a very strong advantage considering its decent performance.


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Acer Predator Z301CT Monitor Review

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The Acer Predator Z301CT isn’t just another G-Sync gaming monitor. It’s a 30-inch curved AMVA screen boasting a 200Hz refresh rate and Tobii Eye-Tracking.


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Xidax X-6 Desktop Review

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) Xidax sent us its X-6 gaming desktop with a Core i7, GTX 1070, and a ton of aesthetic extras. Can a flashy tempered glass chassis justify a $2,094 purchase?


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Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 Razer Edition Review

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Ever wonder what the lovechild of Razer and Lenovo would look like? The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 RE gives us the best of both worlds for a discounted price.


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Best Replayable Games (Updated)

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) There are some games that are just so enjoyable that you play them more than once. Did your favorite replayable game make our list?


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Flashback Friday: Experiment - Can You Mine Gold From Old Motherboards?

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:30:00 -0700

(image) Since we had a large supply of defective boards in the lab, we decided to see if it would be worth extracting as much pure gold as possible from them.


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Thermal Paste Round-up: 85 Products Tested

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) This much-needed update to our thermal paste round-up now includes 85 contenders. It's one of the most comprehensive comparisons available, so we hope you find it useful!


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AMD Threadripper: Unboxing

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Yes, we were looking out the window waiting on Ryzen Threadripper's arrival.


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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB Review

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The Radeon Vega FE strives to be all things to all people: a workhorse and expensive toy in one. AMD even allows the FE card to support its Radeon Pro drivers.


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Riotoro CR280 Mini ITX Case Review

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Today, we're going to find out how the smaller, cheaper Riotoro CR280 stacks up against some of its larger, more expensive competition.


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Gigabyte Gaming GT Desktop Review

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Gigabyte's Gaming GT Desktop PC recently dropped in price, so we took it for a spin to see if the aging platform was still worth a purchase.


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Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI Review

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) Gigabyte looks to make a direct hit by adding Thunderbolt 3 to the X99 platform.


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ASRock X99 Taichi Review

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) ASRock seeks serenity among the X99 budget market.


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Best Games With The Most Playable Hours

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Many games captivated you for hundreds of hours, but only 15 made the cut. Looking for a new game to play for a few months? You might want to check this list.


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Adata XPG SX950 SSD Review

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Adata finally tames Micron's 3D NAND, but the magic came from SMI's new firmware. Armed with new-found glory, can Micron 3D compete with Samsung 3D?


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AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Review

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:01 -0700

(image) Fresh from the introduction of Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5, AMD is ready to battle Core i3 and Pentium with its Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 processors.


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Intel Core i7-7820X Skylake-X Review

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Intel's Core i7-7820X lands on the X299 platform with eight cores, 16 threads, and a $600 price. Let's see if it can match Ryzen 7's strong value proposition.


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Origin PC EON17-SLX Gaming Laptop Review

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Another high-end gaming laptop hits our lab. This might be the most powerful laptop we've tested, but it has a price to match.


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Best Graphics

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best gaming GPUs for the money. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution (from 720p to 4K).


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BiCS FLASH Preview With Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Today we see the future of client storage first hand with the Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD featuring 64-layer BiCS TLC NAND.


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Dell S2718D HDR Monitor Review

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Today, we’re looking at our first HDR monitor – Dell’s S2718D. It’s a 27-inch IPS panel with QHD resolution, HDR10 support, thin bezel and an all-metal stand.


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Photorealistic Game Engine Tech Demos

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Since its birth in the 1970s, video games have evolved almost continuously, closely following advancements in technology.


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Bloody B188 8 Light Strike Keyboard Review

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) We examine, debunk, and reframe Bloody's many claims about the B188 8 Light Strike keyboard and its optical switches.


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Best Motherboards

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:15:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best motherboards for Intel and AMD’s top processors. These boards offer great features, overclocking performance and pricing.


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Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The X299 Aorus Gaming 7 puts high-end features on Intel’s high-end platform to bring us one tier from the top of the market. Is it a high-end value?


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Enermax Revolution SFX 650W PSU Review

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Enermax recently released its first SFX line of PSUs. Currently, the family includes 2 members featuring 550W & 650W capacity. Today we're testing the flagship.


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Plextor M8Se NVMe SSD Review

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) NVMe continues to gain ground on SATA. The technology promises to increase performance and reduce costs, but the ecosystem isn't fully implemented.


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Intel Plays Defense: Inside Its EPYC Slide Deck

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0700

(image) Intel presented a slide deck that outlined what it considers to be its advantages against the resurgent AMD’s EPYC data center processors. We’re going to cover that presentation in detail.


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Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard Review

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:05:00 -0700

(image) The Wooting One is the first commercially available, fully analog mechanical keyboard. If it catches on with gamers--and we believe it should and will--this is a landmark moment in this technology’s history.


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Cougar Panzer Max Big-Tower ATX Case Review

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) What do builders gain when a company attaches a “Full Tower” shell to a mid-tower chassis? Cougar helps us find out.


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HTC Vive Setup Procedure

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The HTC Vive is the most advanced VR system that you can buy for home use today. Follow this guide to learn how to install your Vive VR system.


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Extreme Overclocking: 10 Ryzen CPUs Under LN2

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Tom's Hardware FR picked up 10 Ryzen CPUs up and down AMD's stack, then applied LN2 to the whole lot. Which model overclocks best under extreme circumstances?


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Best PC Builds

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0700

(image) Here are nine gaming PC builds that are recommended by the Tom’s Hardware community. These builds range from $500 to $2,500 and include three VR-ready systems.


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Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB Review

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Nvidia's tiny GeForce GT 1030 is cheaper, smaller, and cooler-running than AMD's Radeon RX 550. But can it compete in our benchmark suite?


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