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Team Group DELTA R RGB SSD Review – Has This RGB Thing Gone Too Far?

RGB has entered yet another part of your PCB build There are many RGB SSD’s showing up on the market but the TForce Delta R RGB SSD is the first to come across our bench. Love it or hate it RGB is only getting more prevalent. RGB started getting into PCs …

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Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 – Is The Sound Card Really Dead?

Time to look at what feels like an old friend Before we dive into the new Sound BlasterX AE-5 we must do a little archeology. Put on your time traveler hats as we look back into the origins of PC as I grew up with. I an remember the beginning …

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MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC: MSI Takes On The Sub 200 Dollar Z390 Market

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming EDGE AC Has Arrived!! Today we have on the bench the third of the initial 3 motherboards for testing the new Z390/9900K platform:  the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming EDGE AC. This board, much like the Gigabyte model we looked at recently, is a sub 200 dollar …

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Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro WiFi: Is Midrange AORUS Right For Your Next Build?

Gigabytes midrange take on Z390 is here! Today we have for you the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro WiFi. Gigabyte has long made motherboards for consumers and also pushed the limits for the overclocking/XOC community with a staff of well adept overclockers at their disposal. Gigabyte has made arguably some of …

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ASUS Maximus XI Extreme: Z390 with all the things!

Z390 ROG to the extreme is here! We would like to introduce you to the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Extreme. ASUS and their Maximus series of boards have been synonymous with gamers, overclockers and overall enthusiasts over the many years since ROG or Republic of Gamers came to be. However, …

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review – Turing at $599

Time to meet the more value-friendly RTX brethren. I know we are a bit late to the party with this one, and that’s ok. We had a testbench failure which required complete rebuild and retest to ensure continuity. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 is now on the bench! The Nvidia …

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Intel Core i9 9900K – Intel’s Answer to RYZEN is here!

Core i9 9900K is here! I know the 9900k has been rumored until the cows come home but in reality, it has only been a recent development in the core race that really heated up once AMD dropped RYZEN shortly followed by Threadripper. With that we had the 6 core …

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 – Does AMD Have an Underrated Gaming Beast?

RYZEN 2600 – The gaming wolf in sheep’s clothing Before we start talking about the new RYZEN 5 2600, I feel a little history is in order as to how RYZEN came to be. AMD is one of those companies that I think really does not need an introduction at …

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Western Digital Black NVMe – WD’s Acquisition of Sandisk Made This Possible

Take one part WD legacy and one part Sandisk and stir = Magic! When talking about Western Digital, I think the first thought is a storage Behemoth that has been around since seemingly the beginning of PC (since 1970 actually, so close enough). I am betting if you asked Western …

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Intel X599 and Z399 Rumored to Split New HEDT Lineup.

Today the tech chatter has been ablaze with more rumors/leaks about the upcoming refresh of the X299 or HEDT platform from Intel. Ever since Computex with the questionable demo of the “28 core” HEDT chip which created a huge controversy things sort of fell silent… Well, today things are heating …

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX IS HERE.. Introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 & RTX 2080 Ti – 4K 60 FPS or bust!

At long last, we have the replacement to Pascal. I have really gone back and forth on how to open this as, Well the new Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti cards are something like I have never really dealt with before. I mean, yes, they are graphics cards by …

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