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MAINGEAR F131 Watercooled PC

MAINGEAR's F131 just might be the perfect water-cooled PC, or at least for those who prefer pre-built systems. All F131 systems are hand-assembled in New Jersey, then shipped out worldwide, complete with antifreeze to prevent the coolant from freezing inside of the reservoir and pipes. The $8,000 configuration features an Intel Core i7 8700K 6-core 3.7GHz/4.7GHz (overclocked to 5GHz), 32GB of DDR4 RAM, two NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti cards, a 512GB Samsung NVMe SSD, 4TB HDD, an MSI Z370M gaming motherboard, 1200W EVGA Supernova power supply, and an optional 12x ASUS Blu-ray drive. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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PC Building Simulator

Developer Claudiu Kiss partnered with The Irregular Corporation to publish "PC Building Simulator", and the title is exactly as it sounds, a game that lets you virtually build the ultimate computer rig. The hardware components in the game are sourced from about a dozen licensed partners, which can also be used in a "how-to-build" mode for those who haven't built their own before. continue reading for more pictures, two videos and additional information.

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Hard Drive Mining

Unlike other cryptocurrency, Burstcoin (also called Burst) is a digital cryptocurrency and payment system based on the blockchain technology that are mined using an algorithm called proof-of-capacity (PoC) in which miners use computer storage instead of the more common energy-expensive method proof-of-work (PoW) which involves permanent computational operations. The main difference between Proof of Work and Burst's Proof of Capacity is that instead of needing ever more expensive, power hungry processors and graphic cards, it uses inexpensive, low-power hard drives. Plus, Proof of Capacity is inherently more secure, and trimmed versions of the blockchain are easier and more secure as well. The energy requirement for Burstcoin mining is minimal compared to most other cryptocurrencies, making Burstcoin one of the most energy efficient within the field of proof-based cryptocurrencies. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of some insane boomerang trick shots.

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Corsair M65 Pro

CORSAIR's M65 Pro RGB FPS Gaming Mouse has a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, an adjustable DPI sniper button, tunable weights, and more, all for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. The aircraft-grade aluminum frame gives it low weight, and at the same time, extremely high durability. Use the advanced weight tuning system to set the center of gravity to match your play style, and harness the power of CUE for advanced button configuration, macro programming, and three-zone RGB backlighting customization. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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IBM World's Smallest Computer

Smaller than a grain of fancy salt, IBM has unveiled a computer touted as the world's smallest, measuring 1mm x 1mm, and it reportedly costs less than 10-cents to make. The top image of a chip on a fingertip shows a total of 64 motherboards, with each containing two of these tiny computers. The computer features a processor with several hundred thousand transistors, SRAM memory, photo-voltaic cell for power, photo-detector, and an LED-equipped communications unit. It's designed to be a data source for blockchain applications, while also capable of performing basic AI tasks, like sorting data. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a seacraft that looks like a plane, but has a car's engine, and docks like a boat.

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Manhattan Computer Parts

Photo credit: Zayd Menk

Artist Zayd Menk spent three months recreating Midtown Manhattan with old computer parts. This 0.0635:100 scale model was created using 263 sticks of hot glue, 27 motherboards, 11 CPUs, 10 CRT monitor motherboards, 18 sticks of RAM, 15 batteries, 12 Nokia E-series phones, 7 power supplies, 4 watches, 4 audio cards, 3 hard drives, 2 telephones and a few other electronic components. He wanted to ensure the structures were mathematically correct, so he collected data from Google Maps, Wikipedia and Reddit. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Glass Keyboard

Despite its strange name, the "F*CKTRON Glass Keyboard" takes the MacBook Touch Bar to the next level, as instead of keys it uses a transparent OLED display that can be customized to your needs, or even used as a secondary screen for watching media, etc. Practical uses include video editing, drawing, making music, and lots more. Continue reading for additional pictures and information.

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WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB SSD

Anker's PowerCore Speed 20000mAh Power Bank features Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 technology, and it's being offered for just $41.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (24W) with Anker's proprietary PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology deliver the fastest possible charge to almost any USB device. Its 20,000mAh is enough charging power to fill iPhone 7 almost seven times, Galaxy S8 more than four times and iPad Air 2 one and a half times. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Western Digital's 1TB Black My Passport Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive is great for backup storage, and it's being offered for just $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $80. Built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software helps keep your content private and safe. Easily add a 'return-if-found' message as the password prompt in case your My Passport ever gets lost. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video overview and more information.

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Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard Mouse

Logitech's MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo includes a plug and forget receiver that cleverly stores inside your mouse for safekeeping, all for $12.99, today only, originally $29.99. The full-size keyboard with number pad, directional keys, and nine F-keys is comfortable, convenient and built to last. Work or play in more places. The wireless connection virtually eliminates delays, dropouts and interference and gives you a range of up to 10-meters range. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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