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Origin Omega home theater PC

Origin Omega brings hardcore gaming credibility to the home theater PC

You can stuff up to three graphics cards inside Origin PC’s purpose-built Omega HTPC.

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Why the Steam Machine's war against Windows gaming looks more doomed by the day

Steam Machines sounded so good on paper... but they've remained on paper after a long delay, and the need for a Windows alternative diminishes by the day.

Scary Steam for Linux bug erases all the personal files on your PC

Steam for Linux is packing a nasty bug that some users say has wiped out their personal documents and everything on their extended hard drives as well.

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NZXT's $100 Doko box aims to kill Steam Machines and HTPCs

NZXT's $100 Doko uses Gigabit Ethernet and USB over IP technology to stream your entire PC to your TV.

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AVADirect i7 X99 gaming system review: Fast with a classy chassis

AVADirect’s i7 X99 gaming system is relatively restrained in appearance, but is nicely put together and games better than most.

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The best gaming PCs and hardware of 2014

It was a great year for gaming hardware. We pick our tested favorites, from mice to GPUs to full-blown PCs.

HP Omen: A sexy, thin and stylish gaming laptop

HP's new Omen marks the return of Voodoo DNA to gaming laptops with a thin and relatively powerful gaming laptop.

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HP Omen Review: Voodoo DNA brings grace and style to gaming laptops

This fast, stylish laptop carries Voodoo's legacy into a new generation of gaming laptops, HP's first since it dissolved the boutique builder several years ago.

Don't throw it out! 5 handy uses for a secondary PC

Tossing out old PCs is such a wait. Put secondary computers to work instead with one of these five different uses.

Alienware Graphics Amplifier

The Alienware Graphics Amplifier lets you add a desktop video card to a laptop

This PCIe-slot-in-a-box solves the mobile GPU obsolescence issue, but it forever ties you to Alienware’s laptops.

Lenovo Erazer X510

Lenovo Erazer X510 review: An attractive PC for gamers with shallow(ish) pockets

Thumbs-up on Lenovo’s choice of CPU and case; thumbs-sideways on its choice of GPU