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You don't need to spend a fortune for a super-cooled computer
This video's a little older, but YouTuber JayzTwoCents does a great job showing the ins and outs of water cooling. Spoiler: You don't need to spend a fortune, flood your office, or otherwise wreck your system in order to have a cool-looking (and cool-performing) desktop PC. Here's how.
How much can you boost AMD's new Ryzen CPUs?
You just bought a brand-new R7 2700X, one of AMD's latest Ryzen chips. That's great. It's pretty fast, but you want more—pushing your processor to its limits is kind of your thing, because you like squeaking out every bit of performance you can (given how much you paid for the chip). So, just how far can you boost a R7 2700X?
There are case fans, and then there are case fans
These DeepCool MF120 fans have an incredibly interesting design—a completely open enclosure, versus the square-ish "box" fan you're probably used to installing in your case. We love the look, but how well do they cool (and how well do they illuminate your case's fancy parts?) YouTuber HardwareCanucks takes a look.
Unboxing Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon
You know Lenovo's typical laptop design by now; if not, you should. Red accents. Big red pointing stick in the middle for the two of you that don't use a trackpad. Gaudy ThinkPad logo in the corners. While we wish this laptop was made out of carbon fiber, given its name, it's not; in fact, it doesn't seem all that impressive at first glance. As Linus Tech Tips explains, is there more to this regular-looking laptop than meets the eye?
Time to update to iOS 11.3.1
Apple just released a new version of iOS, and it's focused more on fixing some bugs than dropping new features onto your iPhone. Still, you shouldn't overlook this quick update. While it installs, watch YouTuber EverythingApplePro explain everything you need to know about iOS 11.3.1.
Unboxing Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop
It's time for a peek at a new version of one of Dell's classic laptops, the 15.6-inch convertible XPS. It's packing an eight-generation Kaby Lake processor, an AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL GPU, and plenty of memory. Depending on how you configure it, you can even go full 4K on this decently sized laptop's display—which looks lovely with the laptop's ultra-thin bezel.
Let's build Captain America's shield
Even if you don't have a supply of vibranium at the ready, you can still make a pretty amazing-looking Captain America shield for this week's big premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. Follow YouTuber Hacksmith's advice and, assuming a few all-nighters, you should be able to have this awesome accessory finished by the time your movie's trailers start.
What did you think of the latest Venom trailer?
Tired of superhero movies yet? We hope not, because a brand-new trailer recently debuted for the much-anticipated Venom film—that's Spider-Man's big foe, if you haven't been paying attention to the comics much. The problem? This trailer might have revealed a bit too much, which has left some fans crying foul.
Playing the Super Mario Bros. on a Nintendo Labo piano
Meta? Yes. However, we love YouTuber AbdallahSmash026's take on the new DIY gear for the Nintendo Switch. Not only did he build a lovely working piano out of cardboard, he used it to jam some classic Nintendo tunes. Well done, especially for never having played the piano before.
Can you get by with just an iPad Pro?
We've often thought about what it would be like to just abandon laptops entirely and go full tablet-and-keyboard as an everyday machine. Sure, it'd be a thousand times easier to carry everywhere, but we can't help but think we'd miss out on the easier-to-customize macOS versus the more locked-down iOS. YouTuber PhoneDog has tried this exact experiment, and here are his results.
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