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Mark Taliaferro

By the time desktops were on the drawing board I had already decided that was what I wanted to do for a career. Tandy came out with a solder together kit, I scarred my hand soldering it together and part of the PCB got into my bloodstream. I've been fighting Computer Fever ever since.

Intel LGA 2066 Core X-Series Processor Lineup!

Intel LGA 2066 Core X-Series Processor Lineup! Intel has released the new LGA 2066 Core X-Series Processor Lineup with initial MSRPs between $1999 down to $242 ranging from 4 core 8 thread to 12 core 24 thread! Arguably the I5-7640X and the I7-7740 shouldn’t even be on the LGA 2066 …

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AMD Threadripper Specs On 1950x & 1920x

AMD Threadripper Specs on 1950x & 1920x AMD has released details about their soon to be released Threadripper and Threadripper looks good on paper. With up to 16 cores and 32 threads and Quad channel DDR4. Intel has accused AMD of gluing together dies in AMD’s EPYC design which to …

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AMD Brings The Fight to Intel

AMD Brings The Fight to Intel AMD is taking the fight to Intel with the new Ryzen processors. Gamers are used to having 4 core 8 thread processors from Intel and paying exorbitant prices. The end users can now choose between Intel 4 core 8 thread I7-7700K for around $339 and …

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AMD RX Vega Power Hungry?

AMD RX Vega Power Hungry? Most of us have had the clue that the upcoming AMD RX Vega will be pulling more power than recent generations of AMD Video cards. Just how much they may pull might come as a shocker since the RX 400 and RX 500 series cards …

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EVGA Precision XOC 6.1.8 Released!

EVGA Precision XOC 6.1.8 Released! OC with the best OCers, EVGA Precision takes OCing to the next level! Invest in an EVGA ICX GPU and you will have unprecedented thermal information on your setup! Get EVGA Precision XOC Unlock the Power of Pascal The next generation of EVGA Precision has arrived …

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ID-COOLING Releases SE-214L Series CPU Cooler

ID-COOLING Releases SE-214L Series CPU Cooler June 20th 2017 Shenzhen, China – ID-COOLING, a cooling solution provider focusing on thermal dissipation and fan technology research and production for over 10 years, released one new CPU Cooler with a newly developed 120mm to 130mm fan, named SE-214L. SE-214L is built with …

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G.SKILL Memory Breaks DDR4 5.5GHz World Record Barrier

G.SKILL Memory Breaks DDR4 5.5GHz World Record Barrier G.Skill sets new world record for DDR4 speed at 5500MHz and has been stretching the boundaries of what is possible in the RAM field. The Professional overclocker Toppc hit 5500MHz on the MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC. Looks like Core X-series and G.Skill will …

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Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC Edition 8GB 11Gbps Video Card Review

Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition 8GB GDDR5X (11Gbps) The GTX 1080 landed last year and quickly became the go-to choice for high-end graphics junkies and the dream card for a lot of gamers. Nvidia couldn’t leave great alone so they stuck 8GB of GDDR5X on the GTX 1080 …

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XFX Rs XXX Edition Rx 570 4GB OC Review, Mainstream Just Got Better!

XFX Rs XXX Edition Rx 570 4GB OC Review The XFX Rs XXX Edition Rx 570 4GB OC bears most of the RX 470’s specifications but is based on a slightly more mature 14nm fab process allowing for higher core and boost speeds and shares the same basic core. AMD did …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING Review, Unleash The Beast!!! (11G-P4-6696-KR)

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, Unleash The Beast!!! There’s just no way to hide it when EVGA puts out a GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 they have unleashed the beast! The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 is so beefy and ankle deep in geeky goodness that just holding …

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Corsair Force MP500 240GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review, Ridiculously Fast!!!

Corsair Force MP500 240GB M.2 NVMe SSD, Ridiculously Fast!!! NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) drives have been around for a couple of years now but the prices have dropped enough to make them available to a wider market segment. The Corsair Force Series MP500 240GB M.2 NVMe SSD comes in at a …

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Corsair Force LE 480GB TLC SSD Review (PN# CSSD-F480GBLEB)

Corsair Force LE 480GB TLC SSD The Corsair Force LE 480GB TLC SSD sports a Phison PS3110-S10 controller and Toshiba’s 15nm TLC NAND flash, a formula we’ve seen on other drives from vendors that don’t produce their own controllers and NAND. Set as an entry level drive series with less expensive …

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Kingston HyperX Predator 32GB CL15 3000MHz, The Predator Strikes! (HX430C15PB3K4/32)

Kingston HyperX Predator 32GB CL15 3000MHz, The Predator Strikes! Kingston recently refreshed its DDR4 lineup to include HyperX Predator 32GB CL15 3000MHz. We first saw Kingston’s Predator offerings in a blazing fast HyperX Predator 480GB M.2. we reviewed back in March 2015. We were impressed with the 1.1GB write speed of that Predator and …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX Review (08G‑P4‑6573‑KR)

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX Review The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX is a new twist on the GTX 1070 and incorporates their new iCX cooler and pushes a 1594MHz base clock and a 1683MHz boost clock. The EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 iCX sports 4 + 1 …

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Crucial Ballistix Elite 2 x 8GB (16GB) DDR4 (15-16-16-35) #BLE8G4D30AEEA

  Crucial Ballistix Elite 2 x 8GB (16GB) DDR4 (15-16-16-35) Crucial has always been one of our go-to brands for reliability and ease of use, and now they have released Ballistix Elite at 3000MHz with reasonably tight timings of 15-16-16-35 and we were chomping at the bit to get the …

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Tudia Cous Remote Control Electrical Outlet Review

Tudia Cous Remote Control Electrical Outlets are a simple way to add convenience to turning on and off electrical appliances from the outlet. We normally go with higher technology on Bjorn3D, but this was just too good and affordable to not bring to the public’s eye. Many people are mobility …

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ID-COOLING ICEKIMO 240W White Dual Radiator Water Cooling Review

ID-Cooling recently released its ICKKIMO 240W Dual Radiator White water cooling all-in-one setup. With white cases out there and mostly black water cooling solutions, we couldn’t pass this one up. Being an all-in-one water cooling solution, the ICEKIMO is a maintenance-free dual radiator water cooler aimed at Intel 1366, 2100-v3 …

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Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Razers original BlackWidow keyboard came out in 2010 and quickly became one of the most popular keyboards on the market. In August of 2014 Razer did a re-release of the BlackWidow in a Chroma edition that became the defacto choice of e-gamers worldwide …

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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review: The Flagship Sails!

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Corsair has let another flagship product roll off the assembly line, the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum mechanical keyboard. Corsair knows flagship products as well as, if not better than, any company out there. When Corsair trots out a flagship it’s loaded with geeky goodness …

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XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB Hard Swap Triple X Review

XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB Hard Swap Triple X Review Leave it to XFX to come up with swappable fans for their elite lineup of AMD-based graphics cards. On the bench today we have the XFX Radeon RX 470 RS 4GB Hard Swap Triple X which is packed with geeky …

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Razer ManO’War 7.1 Gaming Headset

Razer ManO’War 7.1 Gaming Headset The audio portion of computers has advanced light years over the initial offerings some decades back. A multimedia computer kit consisted of a 1x CDROM, a small set of unamplified speakers and a Sound Blaster or Adlib card and cost $269. Now you can enjoy …

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Razer DeathAdder Elite Review, The DeathAdder Strikes Again!

Razer DeathAdder Elite Razer has never hesitates to improve on existing products and remarket them, as is the case with the new DeathAdder Elite. The DeathAdder Elite got a facelift and the most precise Optical Sensor made, a 5G 16,000 DPI scaling sensor that tracks at 450″ per second. The DeathAdder …

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Razer Gigantus Black Edition, Ginormous Meets Mouse Mat!

Razer Gigantus Black Edition Ever run out of real estate during that critical e-battle, run that mouse right off the mat in an attempt to sweep the battlefield for the sniper zeroing in on the head shot? If you need more real estate for your mouse to roam on, Razer …

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Corsair Vengeance LED 2666MHz DC (16-18-18) (CMU32GX4M2A2666C16R)

Corsair Vengeance LED 2666MHz Today we are taking a look at Corsair’s Vengeance LED 32GB 2666MHz Kit. It’s a high-density kit of 2 x 16GB sticks and has top mounted red LEDs. It’s been a while since we have seen any high quality LED kits on our bench and they …

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Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Review (HX-HSCR-BK/NA)

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Review Faced with a myriad of choices for headsets, it’s hard to choose just one headset for all your needs. Kingston’s HyperX Cloud Revolver addresses the one headset problem and uses a standard 3.5mm jack suitable for mobile devices like phones and tablets and perfect for …

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Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Headset

Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Headset The Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Headset is an over-ear headset with an inline soundcard and virtual 7.1 surround sound as well as Bass FX technology. Cooler Master decided to get on the RGB bandwagon with this design and the logo on the headset is RGB and …

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Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Dual-Channel 3000MHz DDR4 Review 15-17-17 VS 15-16-16 (HX430C15SB2K2/16)

Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Dual-Channel 3000MHz DDR4 Review  (HX430C15SB2K2/16) 15-17-17 VS 15-16-16 Timings For as long as we can remember, the debate between looser and tighter timings has been raging, with sites reviewing different manufacturers kits with slightly different timings to try and settle that debate. We one upped that format …

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Thermaltake Riing 12 LED RGB LED Radiator Fan (3 Fan Pack)(P/N: CL-F042-PL12SW-B)

Thermaltake Riing 12 LED RGB LED Radiator Fans Leave it to Thermaltake to come up with with Riing LED RGB LED Radiator fans! As enthusiasts we all want to have that eye catching machine that takes peoples breath away. We also want practical bling that serves a specific purpose and …

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SilverStone Tundra Series TD02-Lite AIO Water Cooling

SilverStone Tundra Series TD02-Lite AIO Water Cooling Since the inception of computers, the processors have been driven harder and faster with every generation. Then add overclockers wanting to run 24/7 overclocks beyond the range of air coolers, and several techniques were developed. Peltiers, dedicated CPU air conditioning, then some decided …

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VisionTek 240GB TLC 7mm SATA III Internal 2.5″ SSD RAID 0 Review (900878)

VisionTek 240GB TLC 7mm SATA III Internal 2.5″ SSD RAID 0 The VisionTek 240GB TLC 7mm SATA III SSD features a Silicon Motion SM2256 controller specifically built for TLC Nand flash. The SSD industry has been talking about Triple-Level Cell for several years but the lack of a strong enough controller that …

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Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX RGB

Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX RGB Looking for a keyboard for gaming to carry you into the next decade? Look no further than the Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Keyboard, an excellent, feature-rich keyboard. The wallet ding on the Corsair K79 LUX RGB is currently $159.99 which …

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HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB Review

HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 8GB Review HIS has a long history of producing high quality video cards and is a 1st Tier AIB partner with AMD. Their video cards have been renowned worldwide as performance-leading graphics cards and are more well known in the Euro market than …

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ASUS Strix ROG GTX 1060 6GB, Gaming With Godzilla (STRIX-GTX1060-O6G-GAMING)

ASUS Strix ROG GeForce GTX 1060 6GB The ASUS Strix ROG GeForce GTX 1060 6GB at a $329.99 initial price and with all the ROG Strix bells and whistles we would put it in the GTX 1060 Luxury video card category. Packed with Pascal technology on a 16nm process with a …

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ASUS ROG Strix RX 480 8GB, Strix Gone RX 480! (ROG STRIX-RX480-8G-GAMING)

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 8GB ASUS has done it again and “Strixed” the RX 480 with all the Strix bells and whistles. Direct CU III cooling solution, 3 Wing Blade fans, ASUS Fan Connect, Auto Extreme Technology, Aura Lighting, VR friendly HDMI ports and tosses in GPU Tweak …

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Bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3 (250W TDP)

Bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Modern computers need active cooling on the CPU and there’s to mainstream methods of cooling, Air and Water Cooling. Generally we prefer water cooling but at times a CPU air cooler of magnanimous proportions hits the market and we have to take a look at …

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MasterKeys Lite L Combo with RGB

MasterKeys Lite L Combo with RGB Cooler Master has a long dedicated tradition of producing great quality gaming peripherals at an affordable price. In this case the MasterKeys Lite L Combo with RGB, a RBG Keyboard and Mouse combo with a MSRP of $59. For your $59 dollars you get a …

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PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB Review

PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB Landing on the test bench today we are lucky enough to test the PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 470 4GB GDDR5 video card with it’s Polaris 10 based 14nm FinFET design. This Polaris 10 variant Ellesmere PRO is a change up in strategy for AMD. …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 (P/N: 08G-P4-6276-KR)

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Once again, EVGA has graced us by sending the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0. This time it’s the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 with it’s Pascal GPU. The Pascal GPU is NVIDIA’s most advanced GPU core ever …

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Razer Naga Hex V2

Razer Naga Hex V2 Razer has released a new version of the Naga Hex, aptly named the Naga Hex V2 and added the Chroma feature to its bag of tricks. This version strangely has seven buttons in the “Hex” pad, defying the definition of hex, but it’s definitely from the …

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Cooler Master NOTEPAL ERGOSTAND LITE

Cooler Master NOTEPAL ERGOSTAND LITE When you have that laptop sitting on your lap and things start to heat up it can become uncomfortable. Laptops seem to go from warm to hot, and sitting on your lap can produce a red area that isn’t healthy. It’s not only unpleasant at …

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