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Liquid cooling vs. traditional cooling: What you need to know

If you're pushing your PC to its limits, choosing the right cooling option can mean the difference between tearing through benchmarks or crashing and burning.

Windows 8 and Xbox: How to realize their hidden synergy

With Windows 8, the ties between Microsoft's blockbuster operating system and its blockbuster gaming console have never been tighter. Here's how to get the two playing nicely together.

10 superb free tools for all of your basic business needs

If your small business has a comparably small software budget, these 10 free software tools can get your company up and running for no cost whatsoever.

One OS, three installation options: What's the best way to install Windows 8?

You can run Windows 8 in a virtual machine, dual-boot it with your current OS, or install it outright. We explore the pros and cons of each option.

10 killer PC upgrades for less than $250

Sometimes a single component upgrade can push your PC over the edge. Allow us to make some timely holiday suggestions.

Bend Windows 8 to your will with these free tools

Three free utilities to customize Win8, make it look like OS X, or eliminate the Start Screen entirely.

The Windows 8 ecosystem: 5 best and 5 worst features

Across the entirety of Windows 8--from desktops to laptops to tablets to smartphones--what did Microsoft get right and wrong?

Digital Storm Marauder review: Good gaming, little else

For a budget desktop, this bare-bones system offers little beyond its frame rates.

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Digital Storm Aventum review: Impressive build, but misses the target

Digital Storm builds a system that could be a great workstation, but as a gaming system, it's overpriced and underperforms.