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Deepcool Gamer Storm Captain 240EX RGB Review

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The Deepcool Gamer Storm Captain 240EX RGB keeps all the performance of the Captain EX Series, while adding decorative RGB lighting to the water cooling system.


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Best Gaming Laptops

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0700

(image) We tested gaming laptops with a series of real-world and synthetic benchmarks to measure battery, cooling, CPU, display, GPU, storage, and overall system performance.


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Alienware 15 (GTX 1070) Gaming Laptop Review

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) With a 7th gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, the Alienware 15 should prove to be a powerful contender, but is it worth the premium price?


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Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W PSU Review

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Thermaltake's Smart Pro RGB 850W is the strongest model in its family, offering 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency, fully modular cabling, and an illuminated fan.


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Asus Prime X299-Deluxe Motherboard Review

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) The Prime X299-Deluxe brings a slew of features to the high-end market, but are those features valuable enough to justify its relatively high price?


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MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) MSI's Gaming Pro Carbon AC is first to hit the X299 test bench. Following closely on all the post Computex hype, is this board truly retail ready?


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Best SSDs

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:20:00 -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, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:00 -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 Cases

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -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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Intel Core i9-7900X Review: Meet Skylake-X

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Intel’s new Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs span the Core i5, i7, and i9 families. They all drop into the same LGA 2066 interface, supported by the X299 chipset.


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Compelling Case Mods and Concepts of Computex 2017

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

(image) From a case that looks like a Donkey Kong arcade console to a chassis that's large enough to fit two computers inside, these are the most innovative PC designs from Computex 2017.


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Every VR Game Announcement From E3 2017

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Development of VR games is still moving slow, but big titles are starting to trickle out. Several big VR announcements came out of E3 this week. Here's what we learned.


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Tom’s Hardware E3 2017 Highlights

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:04:03 -0700

(image) Here's a look back at one of the gaming industry's largest tradeshows of the year.


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Best Motherboards

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:10:00 -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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MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) MSI looks to make premium X99 boards more affordable.


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Best Monitors

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:10:00 -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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AOC Q2781PQ IPS/QHD Monitor Review

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Not everyone needs a dedicated gaming monitor, but all users need a display with good color, solid performance & value. AOC's Q2781PQ fits that role perfectly.


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Best Cooling

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:20:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best CPU cooling solutions (air and liquid) for a range of systems, from small form-factor builds to overclocked big-rigs.


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Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU Cooler Review

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Scythe updates its Mugen 5 to Rev.B with new AMD AM4 brackets. Can the venerable cooler quietly cool our overclocked Core i7-5930K?


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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming Review

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Unlike Asus & Gigabyte, which slap 2.5-slot coolers on their GTX 1080 Tis, EVGA remains faithful to a smaller form factor with its GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming.


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Biostar X370GT7 Motherboard Review

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Do a few features added to AMD’s basic reference layout justify the X370GT7’s higher-than-average price?


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Desktop GPU Performance Hierarchy Table

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:20:00 -0700

(image) Here is a resource to help you judge if a graphics card is a reasonable value: The gaming GPU hierarchy chart groups GPUs by performance.


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Best Graphics

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:45:00 -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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QQC Q-Swap Power Bank Tear-Down

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Power banks are a part of many people’s everyday lives. Today, we’re looking at QQC’s Q-Swap power bank.


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Best Memory

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:20:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best performing RAM kits we’ve tested: computer memory that’s ideal for gaming, video editing and graphics-heavy applications.


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MSI GT73VR Titan SLI 4K Gaming Laptop Review

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The updated MSI GT73VR Titan SLI 4K is the first dual graphics laptop we've tested. Does this titanic configuration have what it takes to handle its UHD display?


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G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 Review

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) With programable RGB LEDs, a high DDR4-3600 data rate, and solid CAS 16 timings, is G.Skill’s latest lighted RAM the best of everything?


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Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Review

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Zotac builds a capable GeForce GTX 1080 Ti card with beefy cooling and an attractive price, but it has insufficient VRM cooling and high fan speeds.


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ASRock Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) With high-end WiFi and Intel Thunderbolt 3, ASRock’s Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac is better equipped than many full-sized rivals. Can this tiny board also go big on performance and overclocking?


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ViewSonic VP2771 Professional Monitor Review

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) ViewSonic’s VP2771 is a 27” IPS panel with sRGB color, a 14-bit lookup table, factory-certified accuracy, and an optional auto-calibration kit.


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Asus H110M-A M.2 Motherboard Review

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Readers request, and we deliver: Asus' low-cost H110M-A M.2 takes on two competing samples from MSI. Is it the better-value choice?


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Tom’s Hardware Best Of Computex 2017

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The Tom's Hardware team pounded the pavement in Taipei to bring you the best, most interesting, and most promising products and technology from Computex 2017.


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Hyundai Sapphire Low-Cost SSD Review

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:00:01 -0700

(image) DRAMless SSDs are finally available. Many are hard to spot, but one company is passing the savings on with a 240GB drive that retailers can't keep in stock.


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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card Roundup

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:45:00 -0700

(image) While we're starting off with just four boards, this roundup will continue to grow as more GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards arrive at our lab in Germany.


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Acer XR382CQK Curved FreeSync Monitor Review

Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:01 -0700

(image) Acer's 38” XR382CQK offers 3840x1600 resolution with 75Hz, FreeSync, and a USB-C port. With a 2300R curvature, it promises immersive gameplay.


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Corsair TX750M PSU Review

Tue, 30 May 2017 06:00:01 -0700

(image) Corsair revamped its legendary TX-M line with a platform provided by Great Wall. How does the fresh TX750M compare to other TX-M & popular 750W models?


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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU Review

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:01 -0700

(image) Ryzen 5 1600 brings six cores and twelve threads to the lowest price point in the desktop market, an example of the inherent value of its unlocked multipliers.


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Building The Lian Li DK-04X Gaming Desk

Sun, 28 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) We go straight to the factory to see the Lian Li DK-04X Gaming Desk go through the build process, then we take one home for a new build!


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Prey Performance Review

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) After releasing Dishonored2, Arkane Studios hits it out of the park again with Prey, a first-person shooter published by Bethesda as a reboot from 11 years ago.


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Raidmax Delta ATX Mid-Tower Case Review

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Can Raidmax please value-minded game system builders with its $60 ATX tower case, the Delta?


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Nvidia Titan Xp 12GB Review

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Titan Xp boasts a complete GP102 GPU, with 3840 CUDA cores at similar GPU Boost frequencies as GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Does that warrant a $1200 price tag, though?


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Pushing Intel Optane Potential: RAID Performance Explored

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Intel's Optane Memory NVMe SSDs may be small, but they pack a strong punch. Combining three in RAID 0 gives you enough space for a boot drive and some programs.


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Biostar Racing Z270GT9 Motherboard Review

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) With six PCIe x16 slots, onboard 256GB SSD, and 10Gb Ethernet, the Biostar Racing Z270GT9 could probably win a value award based on just two of its three features.


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Asus Strix 15 GL502VS Gaming Laptop Review

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Back in November, Asus sent us the Strix GL502VM-DB71, which we gave our Editor Recommended award. Will the updated Strix GL502VS put the old Strix in its place?


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Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 Cooler Review

Sun, 21 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Cooler Master’s latest 2x 140mm closed-loop liquid CPU cooler promises improved radiator, pump, and cooling plate design. Will its performance deliver on those promises?


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Microsoft Campus Tour

Sat, 20 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) We went inside Microsoft's​ Redmond headquarters to see what employee life is like and what's going on behind the scenes.


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Zalman ZM-K900M Keyboard Review

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) We review the Zalman ZM-K900M mechanical keyboard with Kailh Blue switches.


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ViewSonic XG2703-GS QHD G-Sync Monitor Review

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) ViewSonic’s XG2703-GS is a QHD panel with AHVA technology, 165Hz, G-Sync, ULMB, and slick styling. Let's see how it measures up to the competition in our tests.


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Adata SX8000 NVMe SSD Review

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Adata enters the low-cost NVMe fray with 3D NAND and an eye on Intel's 600p market share. The SX8000 has a few surprises that may appeal to shoppers.


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Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G Review

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) After testing the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G, the company's flagship, we think hardcore gamers should strongly consider this graphics card.


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