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Intel X299 Motherboard Roundup

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) This roundup of Intel X299 Skylake-X & Kaby Lake-X motherboards pulls from our reviews, and includes recommendations for gaming, value & performance.


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Best Gaming Laptops

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:45:00 -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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Best PC Builds

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:40:00 -0700

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


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Eurocom Tornado F5 Gaming Laptop Review

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Equipped with a Core i7-7700K processor and a GTX 1080, the Eurocom Tornado F5 hopes to blow away the high-end laptop competition.


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AMD Radeon RX 570 Graphics Card Price List

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) A quick listing of prices for all AMD Radeon RX 570 graphics cards currently available.


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Best SSDs

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:55:00 -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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HighPoint SSD7101 Series SSD Review

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) HighPoint's new SSD7101 series provides users with up to 13,500 MB/s of sequential read performance and comes to market either armed with high-speed SSDs or in a user-friendly DIY version that won't break the bank.


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Intel Z270 Motherboard Roundup

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) This roundup of Intel Z270 Kaby Lake motherboards pulls from our in-depth reviews, and includes recommendations for gaming, value & all-around performance.


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Intel Core i5-8600K Review: Coffee Lake's Jolting Value

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:01 -0700

(image) Intel's Core i5-8600K races to market with 50% more cores and impressive performance.


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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card Roundup

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) We've rounded up all the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti boards we've reviewed so far. Read on to see how eight different graphics cards compare.


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Best Gaming Monitors

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:45:00 -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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Best Motherboards

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:35:00 -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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Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC Edition Review

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Asus' ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC Edition is a solid graphics card, but it's one of the priciest air-cooled boards available. Is the premium worth paying?


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AOC AG251FZ 240Hz FreeSync Monitor Review

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Competitive gamers know that AU Optronics' 25-inch 240Hz panel is fast. We put the first FreeSync version, from AOC, to the test.


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Get Fit While Gaming With These Exercise Rated VR Games

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) VR games let your body engage with the virtual world, not just your imagination, and in turn, it’s giving gamers an excuse to be active--sometimes, without them even realizing it.


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AMD Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card Price List

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) The Radeon RX 580 is AMD's fastest Polaris-based graphics card. Similar to its predecessor, RX 580 is based on a Polaris 10 GPU code-named "Ellesmere XT." But it outpaces the previous-gen Radeon RX 480 thanks to higher base and boost clock rates. Otherwis


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Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 ‘Coffee Lake’ Motherboard Review

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Model 7 in Gigabyte’s Z370 Aorus Gaming line aims its teeth straight for the meaty middle of the enthusiast market.


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Best Professional Monitors

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:15:00 -0700

(image) Professional monitors offer the best color accuracy and gamut and are well-suited for photographers and designers: Here are the best we’ve tested.


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Best Power Supplies

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:05:00 -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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SilverStone SX800-LTI PSU Review

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) SilverStone has one of the strongest SFX-L PSUs in its portfolio, featuring 800W capacity, fully modular cabling, and ultra-high efficiency. The SX800-LTI is one of the best compact PSUs that money can buy.


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Best Gaming Desktops

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) We tested pre-built gaming desktop PCs with our typical gauntlet of real-world and synthetic benchmarks to measure overall system performance.


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Toshiba TR200 SSD Review

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:00:00 -0700

(image) SATA is one generation away from becoming a legacy technology. Toshiba has one last gasp for the aging technology that is on the cusp of extinction for many of our readers.


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ASRock X299 OC Formula Review

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) ASRock’s special edition overclocking board boasts a variety of customization from legendary overclocker Nick Shih. Can it beat its competitors?


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Best Power Supply Units For Cryptocurrency Mining

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) We dove into our benchmarks to find PSUs with enough performance, reliability, and efficiency to mine Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero and other cryptocurrencies.


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BenQ PD2710QC QHD/IPS Designer Monitor Review

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Today we look at BenQ’s PD2710QC from the Designer Monitor series. It’s a 27” IPS screen with QHD and a complete laptop docking station built into its base.


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Repairing an Acer E5-521 Laptop: A Case Study

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Ever wonder what went wrong when a laptop or other similarly complex device stops working? Since my PSU repair stories from last year turned out fairly popular, here’s a repair of an Acer E5-521.


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Best Gaming CPUs

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:35:00 -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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The History Of Intel CPUs

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:05:00 -0700

(image) From the 4004 in 1971 to Kaby Lake in 2017, we look at the evolution of Intel's CPUs.


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Corsair HX1000 PSU Review

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) It's time to look at Corsair's 1000W model. Since the HX1000 is based on a highly capable and modern CWT platform, we are pretty sure that it won't let us down.


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Best Virtual Reality Headsets

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:40:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best Virtual Reality Headsets currently available for the PC. Ranging from $400 to over $1000, these are truly the ultimate gaming peripherals.


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MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming 'Coffee Lake' Motherboard Review

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) MSI brings its biggest weapon to the first volley in the battle for Coffee Lake supremacy. Can shock and awe prevent escalation?


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Core i7-8700K Review: Coffee Lake Brews A Great Gaming CPU

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:01:00 -0700

(image) Intel's Core i7-8700K sports the same high frequencies as previous-gen mainstream flagships, but incorporates two more cores to challenge AMD's Ryzen CPUs.


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Origin PC Chronos Desktop Review

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) As we anxiously await the arrival of Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake desktop processors, we're taking a final look at the soon-to-be-dated Core i7-7700K and Z270 platform with Origin PC's Chronos SFF gaming PC.


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Does Undervolting Improve Radeon RX Vega 64's Efficiency?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) There's a lot being written about overclocking and undervolting AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64. Today, we're taking the card's thermals out of the equation to dig deeper into the relationship between clock rate and voltage.


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Maingear Vybe Desktop Review

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) When Maingear sent us a premium configuration of its Vybe gaming desktop, we were definitely feeling it.


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Best Cases

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:30:00 -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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Desktop GPU Performance Hierarchy Table

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -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

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:10:00 -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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AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB Review: 1080p Gaming On The Cheap

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) There's a sweet spot between entry-level graphics cards and the ~$200 mainstream price point where you can still get playable 1080p performance in today's top games. Meet Radeon RX 560 4GB.


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AOC U3277PWQU UHD Professional Monitor Review

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) AOC’s U3277PWQU is a 32” MVA screen with 3840x2160 pixels, 10-bit color, and a native DCI-P3 gamut with an sRGB option. We’re checking it out today.


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MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) MSI’s latest oversized XPower Gaming motherboard brings added features to the X299 market. How does it compare to other premium models?


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Plextor EX1 Portable SSD Review

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Plextor joins the portable SSD rat race with a slim and attractive design. The new EX1 promises high performance but planar TLC paired with a DRAMless Marvell controller tells a different story.


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Worst PC Ports

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Sometimes the PC version of a game is not up to snuff, which leads to many complaints from players. Did one of your beloved titles make this infamous list?


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ECS Z270-Lightsaber Motherboard Review

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) ECS’s latest play for the enthusiast market includes Killer networking, RGB lighting, overclocking buttons and backup firmware. We test the Z270-Lightsaber.


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Cooler Master Cosmos C700P XL-ATX Case Review

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Can the latest iteration of Cooler Master’s Cosmos-series maintain the excitement of the enthusiast community? We test it.


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EVGA 850 B3 PSU Review

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) After our bad experience with EVGA's 450 B3, we're ready to try the 850W flagship. The 850 B3 is fully modular, equipped with Japanese caps, plus 5 yr warranty.


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Phanteks Eclipse P300 Case Review

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0700

(image) Phanteks has added a full-cover tempered glass side panel to its entry level Eclipse P300 mid-tower chassis.


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Intel Core i9-7960X Review: Skylake-X At 16 Cores

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:20:00 -0700

(image) Intel's Core i9-7960X sports 16 cores, just like AMD's Threadripper 1950X. But it also costs 70% more. Does Skylake-X serve up enough performance to justify that premium?


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Asustor AS6210T NAS Review

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The Asustor AS6210T is a premium model with the ability to host large volumes of data, and it's powerful enough to deliver an amazing user experience across several connected devices at one time.


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Best 'Skyrim' Mods

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Enhance your "Skyrim" experience by downloading some essential mods.


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