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If you've got a whole bunch of money and you want a gaming PC, HP wants to know you. Its unconventional Omen X cube PC case is on show at PAX Australia in Melbourne this weekend, and you can see all the high-end kit inside and the bells and whistles that it boasts.

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Stephanie Tarling is an actress and musician born in England and living in LA, working on an EP set to release in 2017. She's also the breathy voice behind the hauntingly beautiful cover of Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's Pure Imagination, the song sung by Gene Wilder in 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, that Microsoft used to introduce the world to the Surface Studio.

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Microsoft just announced a brand new all-in-one PC called the Surface Studio. This isn't some under-powered plasticky do-your-kids'-homework desktop PC, though: it's a 28-inch Core i7-powered behemoth with a ridiculously high-resolution screen and a massive amount of computing and graphics power. It's meant for hardcore creative types, but that doesn't mean we can't lust over it as well.

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This video introduction to the Microsoft Surface Studio — the first ever desktop PC from Microsoft, and an incredibly designed all-in-one that houses the world's most incredible 28-inch touchscreen display — is the most beautiful technology video that I have ever seen. Watch it now.

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Dear Gizmodo, I'm looking to build a new PC that's capable of running high-end video games and 3D graphics applications. In other words, it's going to get pretty hot! I'm seriously considering a water cooling solution but don't really know where to start. So my questions are: is water cooling worth the effort and what type of skills do I need to pull it off?

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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gamers, we don't usually give a lot of attention to pre-built gaming machines, especially desktop PCs — they're often out of date before they're launched, with inferior graphics and CPU options.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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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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You might say 2015 hasn't been the most exciting year for graphics cards, though in many ways it was more eventful than 2014. The only big highlight last year was the arrival high-end Maxwell GPUs in the form of the GeForce GTX 980 and 970. Then this year Maxwell did what many thought was impossible: becoming considerably faster.

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HP's small, simple 2-in-1 laptops are an easy recommendation for high school or university students, parents, grandparents — just about anyone who needs a straightforward web-browsing and email-emailing PC that can do double duty as a tablet for a bit of Netflix or Stan or Spotify. At less than $700, the Pavilion x360 is the natural choice from the company's extensive line-up; I gave one a quick test drive.