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Black Friday deals: PC and PC component steals

Laptops, processors, and video cards are on sale almost everywhere, but these particular deals will actually save you some real cash.

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Black Friday 2018 deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build

This year, you can put together a Ryzen-based, FreeSync-ready gaming PC for just $272—including Windows.

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We're building a Fallout PC—and giving away its limited-edition case!

For our November live build, we're rolling a gaming PC with NZXT's gorgeous, limited-edition H700 Nuka-Cola case. Afterward, we'll give the case to one of you.

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13-inch MacBook Pro SSD service program FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple has launched an SSD repair program for the 13-inch non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro. Here's everything you need to know.

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Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?

You can miss out on good sales on PC parts if you ignore Black Friday, but not every type of component is worth biding your time. Here's what you should wait for in 2018.

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Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M hands-on: This sleek PC case has room for a ton of storage

Our video tour (and teardown) of Cooler Master's SL600M, the company's newest case, reveals several unique features in this full-size tower.

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Follow along as we build a Twitch streaming PC!

For our vlog series, Alaina wants to jump into Twitch streaming—and she's taking it step by step. Part three is the building of the system...and it doesn't go as smoothly as she anticipated.

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Never preorder: Why jumping on new technology before it's tested is a bad idea

Preordering PC components based on hype and promises always winds up disappointing in some way, and we're already seeing warning signs about Intel's Core i7-9700K.

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Intel debuts 9th-generation Core chips, including Core i9 and X-series parts, with a few twists

Intel unveiled its 9th-gen Core family on Monday morning, with a twist: Intel's Hyper-Threading features are now generally reserved for the new Core X-series parts.

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AMD's 24-core and 12-core 2nd-gen Threadripper CPU are set to hit the streets soon

Following up on its epic 32-core 2nd-gen Threadripper 2, AMD set October 29 as the day its highly anticipated CPUs will go on sale.

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A dream team of Intel engineers helped create HP's tiny Spectre Folio motherboard

Intel's Innovation Excellence Program marries the best Intel engineers together with the best customer engineers to create innovative products. Here's how it worked with the HP Spectre Folio.

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Intel supply woes could lead to pricier PCs, or a stampede to AMD's Ryzen

Intel said it has run into problems supplying 14nm Core chips to customers because of its tranisiton to 10nm manufacturing. The shortages could lead to higher PC prices.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fans can now build an almost all-COD PC thanks to Asus

If you've been wanting a full Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 build to go with your t-shirt and tattoo, Asus pretty much has you covered.

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Gigabyte wades into NVMe SSDs with a trio of budget-priced drives

Gigabyte already makes most computer parts, and now it's added another with the debut of branded PCIe M.2 SSDs. That bid to put its name into more of your PC is intentional.

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4 ways Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip will supercharge Wear OS watches

Qualcomm has finally released a new wearable processor, the Snapdragon 3100. Here's how it will transform the next generation of Wear OS watches.

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This killer Samsung storage bundle pairs a 250GB T5 portable SSD with a 64GB memory card for $100

Amazon is selling the Samsung T5 Portable 250GB SSD and a 64GB Evo Select memory card for just $100 today.

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This week's new PC hardware: PC makers jump on the RTX, NZXT HUE 2 RGB system, and Logitech's mice

Catch up on all of this week's hottest new PC hardware releases. On tap: Nvidia officially unveils its RTX graphics cards, a slew of desktop partners follow, and there's a whole new family of RGB peripherals.

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