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Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

Computer Hardware

We take Corsair's $1000 memory kit, the Dominator Platinum Orange Special Edition for a spin. It is FAST! http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/69159-corsair-dominator-platinum-ddr4-3400-16gb-review.html

Interested in seeing what a fully watercooled (w/ AIO) mITX Gaming build looks like? We review the Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV ITX and showcase what it's capable of! Watch the video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t-ibmQ5kfE Join the forum discussion: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/reviews/69151-phanteks-evolv-itx-case-review-fully-watercooled.html#post791116 In this build we put everything we could for our fully watercooled mITX gaming rig featuring: - EVGA GTX 980 Hybrid 4GB - Overclocked Intel i5 4690K - Avexir 8GB RAM (GOLD) - MSI Z87i AC Gaming board - Kingston 256GB HyperX SSD - WD 500GB Blue HDD

School Of Tech: Disadvantages Of Mini-ITX Motherboards, Best Upgrade From A Radeon 260x

<i>It’s the weekend, and another School of Tech session begins! This week we’ll explore the potential drawbacks to building a compact system with a mini-ITX motherboard, and we’ll tackle an AMD Radeon 260x upgrade question.</i><p>People have a myriad of questions about building and buying PCs and their …

Computer Hardware

School Of Tech: First-Time PC Building Budget, Best AMD And Nvidia Graphics Card Brand?

It’s no surprise that people have a myriad of questions about building and buying PCs and their associated components. That’s why I recently opened an Ask.FM account and invited anyone to shoot their questions over for me to ponder and answer. After seeing the nature and frequency of these …

Living Rooms

ISIS mission has support of Canadians, polls suggest

Canadians remain broadly supportive of the country's military mission against ISIS, polls suggest, as the Conservative government proposes to extend …

Canada

Latest Steam Sale Starts Now, Offering Discounts on Mirror's Edge, Crysis, More

Another day, another Steam sale.<p>Valve on Tuesday announced the "Midweek Cyberpunk Sale," offering deep discounts on a range of titles, including Mirror's Edge, Crysis, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and many more. A total of 32 games are on sale; see the full list of discounted games here.<p>The Midweek …

Gaming

UK Games Deals: Xbox One, 4 Games, Just £280

British retailer Argos is offering an Xbox One bundle deal that theoretically saves more than £200 on the console and its four games.<p>While the Xbox One recommended retail price is £330, Argos lists on its website the console plus Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag, Assassin's Creed: Unity, Dragon Age …

Assassin's Creed

Free Xbox Games for March: Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite, Rayman Legends

<b>Update:</b> Microsoft has confirmed that Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, and Rayman Legends will be available for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in March.<p><i>The original story follows below.</i><p>Microsoft will give away four games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in March, and is believed to preparing for an …

Get an Xbox One With Wolfenstein: The New Order and Two Controllers for $350

Amazon has one of the best deals we've seen for the Xbox One yet.<p>For $350, you'll get the Xbox One Assassin's Creed bundle which comes with Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and a second Xbox One controller. You can find the deal here.<p>If you're …

Valve is letting money spoil the fun of Dota 2

The free-to-play game now has a pay-to-win element<p>By this point, <i>Dota 2</i> should need no introduction. Valve’s most popular game now attracts 10 million players every month, and this past weekend it became the first Steam title to surpass the milestone of having over a million concurrent users. Just …

Chinese New Year

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Why Your Brain Kept Telling You to Blow into NES Catridges

We all know that blowing into an NES cartridge is a useless and potentially harmful activity. But why did we still do it, even though it never …

NES

23 Sonic facts to know on Sonic’s 23rd Birthday

I love Yu Suzuki and all the great gems that he released when he was part of AM2, so that’s one of the reasons this fact made this list. Did you know …

Hearthstone Tournament Showcases Misguided Plan To Segregate eSports By Gender

Professional video gaming, or eSports, is on a quest to be taken seriously. So far, it’s done a pretty good job of it, with Starcraft airing on TV in Korea, League of Legends selling out LA’s Staples Center for their finals, and Dota 2 fans raising over $10M for a prize pool.<p>And yet, there are some …

Federal agency seeks to widen surveillance beyond Idle No More to any demonstrators in Canada

The federal government is expanding its surveillance of public activities to include all known demonstrations across the country, a move that …

Businesses lobby to salvage foreign worker program

With potentially sweeping consequences on the line, big companies are anxiously lobbying the Conservative government in the runup to reforms of the temporary foreign worker program.<p>The looming announcement from Employment Minister Jason Kenney, which is expected to impose higher fees on employers …

Paul Martin angry about failure of First Nations education bill

Former prime minister on a mission to improve the future for aboriginal children<p>Former Prime Minister Paul Martin says he is "very angry" and other …

Harper goes on full-scale verbal attack against ‘evil’ communism

Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched into a full-throated attack on the evils of communism at a fundraiser on Friday for a monument to its victims.<p>In a lengthy key-note speech to the dinner, Harper took aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin and past adherents to communism.<p>"During the 20th …

Ornge faces labour code charges related to helicopter crash

Ornge, Ontario's air ambulance service, is facing 17 charges in relation to last May's deadly helicopter crash in Northern Ontario that killed four of the company's employees.<p>The charges are all listed as offences under the Canadian Labour Code.<p>On May 31 2013, a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter took off …

A disheartening year in Canadian politics

Mark down 2013 as an <i>annus horribilis</i> for those who want the best from Canadian politics.<p>Scandals, corruption and buffoonery too often dominated the news, causing even more Canadians to get mad, disillusioned or turned off their public affairs. How could at least some of them not feel this way?<p>There …

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Are foreign workers the answer to B.C.’s skilled-labour shortage?

Glen Paul still remembers his first week on the job at a copper-gold mine in British Columbia's Interior – a position, he says, he landed three years ago as a "fluke" after taking a course to operate heavy machinery.<p>Mr. Paul says he didn't start his training with a specific plan to end up in the …

Industry Minister apologizes for 'insensitive' comment about child poverty

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Conservatives get break from Senate scandal as House adjourns

The Conservatives will get a six-week reprieve from being grilled about the Senate expenses scandal during question period as members of Parliament …

Canada

Twitch helps raise $90K for Typhoon Haiyan relief, $1.22M through Extra Life

Livestreaming community Twitch and its members helped raise more than $80,000 to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines last month, the company announced today.<p>In an effort to support the Red Cross, Twitch and Teespring partnered to launch a pop-up t-shirt shop after …

Byelection results: How the Liberals won the showdown

Party falls short of upset in Brandon-Souris, but makes gains in popular support<p>Cue the excuses and the spin.<p>The Conservatives nearly lost their safe …

The Senate scandal’s out of legs

I love a juicy scandal. What better way to fill a column than stories about greedy, lying politicians getting their comeuppance, and secret payoffs, and explosive revelations, and the decline of democracy as we know it? Besides, Stephen Harper is not most people's favourite guy. So it pains me to …