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HP's New Omen Gaming Line-Up: Surprisingly Gutsy For Pre-Built PCs

As enthusiastic gamers, we don’t usually give a lot of attention to pre-built gaming machines, especially desktop PCs — they’re often out of date before they’re launched, with inferior graphics and CPU options. HP’s new Omen gaming desktop and laptops, and an accompanying 32-inch monitor, though, are impressively modern and might just make sense if you’re looking to pick up a new PC to handle the next few years of gaming.


Corsair And Gigabyte Are Getting Creative With Pre-Built PCs

One of my favourite urban legends is the story about how cake mixes were first a commercial failure because customers felt uneasy about putting a cake together with just powder and water. It’s not true, of course: sales of cake mixes doubled initially after World War 2, but that’s a whole other story.

I bring it up because for better or worse, the idea that people were more comfortable adding an egg and butter to their cake mix has stuck. And it turns out that Corsair, GIGABYTE and NVIDIA are pulling a similar trick with PC builds.


You Can Now Add A Hard Drive To The Impossibly Tiny Kangaroo PC For Loads Of Storage

With three USB ports, it’s easy to expand the original Kangaroo Mobile Desktop’s 32GB of onboard storage with external drives. But the new Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro goes one step further, by adding a 8cm bay that lets you install terabytes of extra dedicated storage.


This Aussie Far Cry Primal Case Mod Is Just Insane

Case mods can be pretty cool even when they’re quite basic — you know, some nicely routed cables and a custom water-cooling reservoir. But when you go all out, you can make something amazing — and that’s exactly what this Aussie case mod, built to promote the new Far Cry game, is all about. On the outside it’s little more than a bit of spray paint and stenciling, but take off the side and it hardly resembles a PC at all.


Lenovo's New Droid-Shaped PC Is An All-In-One Entertainment System

If you’re sick of awkwardly plugging your laptop into a projector to watch movies on your wall, Lenovo’s new IdeaCenter 610S is for you. It’s a powerful PC with a built-in 720p projector. As others have pointed out, the rig also looks like a Star Wars droid.


Kogan's Gaming Laptop Benchmarked: Fine, Provided You Like Old Games

When Kogan launched a gaming laptop earlier in the year, first impressions … weren’t great. The $1000 figure isn’t too bad when you compare it to the rest of the market, but the specifications didn’t exactly set hearts alight.We’ll have a full review later in the week, but for now I wanted to provide you all with the meat and potatoes for any gaming laptop: the benchmarks.


AMD Rectifies Crashes In Diablo 3 And GTA 5 With New Crimson Drivers

In the latest announcement for their Crimson drivers, AMD took steps to show how they’ve listened to the community and improved the user experience for gamers. “The community feedback gave us a clear list of issues,” the company said.

As it turns out, performance in games is a bit of a priority for AMD’s customers. And being able to play GTA 5 and Diablo 3 without crashing: surprisingly high on the list.


PC Graphics Card Showdown: NVIDIA Versus AMD

The hardest part of building a PC is picking the parts, especially when everyone around you seems to have an opinion. And no flame war is more prevalent than the NVIDIA snobs vs the AMD fanboys. What’s really going on with these two companies, and which card should you get?


Ask Gizmodo: Should I Upgrade My PC Piece By Piece?

Dear Gizmodo, My current desktop is on its last legs and I’m looking at upgrading. I bought it in 2008, so it’s definitely time to move on! The problem is I’m on a very tight budget. I was wondering if you had any advice on whether I should upgrade my components in increments, or try to save up and buy the whole thing in one go?


Ask Gizmodo: Which 4TB Hard Drive Should I Buy?

Hi guys, I really need to buy a new hard drive — but I am torn between the choice of a WD Black 4TB which is currently $309 on PC Case Gear or a Toshiba 4TB, which unfortunately they have stopped selling but other sites I think still do. However Toshiba also have the X300 series but I haven’t found any reviews on them. I was wondering if possible if you could do a comparison on them regarding performance and their pricing. Cheers, Peter


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