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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.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-E LCS, Water That CPU

Pre-built all-in-one water coolers for today’s hot running CPU’s are all the rage offering good cooling with none of the hassle of custom loop water cooling. Days gone by about all that was to be had been single radiator 120mm single fan that were little better than mid range air cooling …

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Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion, Budget Overclocker?

When you’re looking at the 2011v3 Haswell E CPU family, nothing about it is inexpensive. The entry-level CPU is about $390 and it doesn’t even feature 40 full PCI-E lanes. The lowest tier CPU has 28 PCI-E lanes and you have to go to the second tray CPU, the Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core …

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Asus X99 Deluxe Redux, Battle Of the BIOS!

The Asus X99 Deluxe is a popular choice among 2011v3 users, it falls between top end enthusiast boards and budget boards leaning toward top end more than budget. The board itself is a dark brown color with white accents and quite striking to the eye.  Heatsinks and rear panel I/O are …

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VisionTek 800W 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply (900349)

Modern custom-built computers require a clean reliable power supply and as component prices for enthusiast machine rise the importance of a good solid power supply increases. If you’ve shopped power supplies lately they are getting more affordable and solid power supplies capable of running an enthusiast system with a nice …

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EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC SweetSpot Plus Style

Face it not all of us can afford a couple of GTX 980’s. most of us would balk at buying a single 980. More likely we would indulge ourselves with a GTX 970 but then the reality of bills, keeping the fridge full, gas money, those thoughts kick in. Nvidia …

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Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD Review

The good folks over at Kingston were kind enough to send over a Kingston M.2. SM2280S3 120GB M.2. Solid State Drive, whats the noise about you might ask. The noise is about the blazing speed one of these innocuous little drives can produce. As a little spoiler, to grab your …

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Kingston HyperX Fury Pro 360x300mm (HX-MPFP-M)

Kingston has been branching out with a few select high quality products like the The HyperX Cloud II headset we reviewed this last month. During our normal back and forth with Kingston they mentioned they has a new HyperX Fury Pro Mouse Pad and since we are all about gaming we …

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Razer BlackWidow Chroma, Feel The Bite!

Razers legendary gaming peripherals have launched Razer onto bigger things, now they handle custom designed cases, gaming tablets, ultra thin laptops and more. Despite their branching into new products Razer is now and always will be a gaming company at heart. Everything they produce is for gamers by gamers and their …

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Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 16GB 2800MHz, The Viper Strikes (PV416G280C6QK)

Founded in 1985, Patriot designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products with the objective of offering a perfect blend of quality and value for consumers. Happy 30th Patriot! Patriots long tradition of enthusiast ram modules is continued in their Viper 4 Series, …

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Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 32GB 2400MHz, Harness The Fury!

Kingston’s hit a home run with their HyperX Fury DDR4 32GB 2400MHz kit! Running in 4 colors, Black, Red, Blue and White you can color coordinate the screaming speed and dependability Kingston offers. In the past we’ve tested and proven more RAM is better and people will argue 32GB is …

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Kingston Fury DDR4 32GB 2400MHz, Harness the Fury! (Preview)

HyperX® FURY DDR4 can handle even the toughest battle. It automatically recognizes its host platform and overclocks to the highest frequency published (up to 2400MHz) — so you can wreak havoc. FURY DDR4 runs at 1.2V, even at 2400MHz, so it stays cooler while you play. You don’t need to …

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MSI GTX 960 Gaming GPU, The Sweet Spot

MSi’s GTX 960 Gaming 2G with Twin Frozr V and Torx fan is on the bench warmed up and ready to go. we suggest you fasten your seat belts, wear head protection and if the mood strikes an impact label on your shirt to measure GeForces. The MSI GTX 960 …

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MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G Sneak Peek

The MSI GTX 960 is in and ready to un-box! Here’s a little peek at the sexy MSI GTX 960. MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G Sneak Peek Fresh out of the delivery box the striking Red color and two large fans on the cooling solution accent the MSI Dragon on …

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Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2

MobileLite G2 MobilLite G2 Bundle The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 is a small media reader that broadcasts a WiFi signal that just about any WiFi enabled device can receive. You can plug-in various storage media and have your files easily accessible to most WiFi capable devices. The MobileLite G2 will …

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Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 3G

Data security is an ever increasing concern yet many people consider a thumb drive “secure enough”, at least until it’s lost.  Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 offers Password protection, 256-bit AES encryption and requires a re-format on the drive after 10 failed password attempts. Need that crucial data safe but easily accessible …

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HyperX Cloud 2 Headset

The HyperX Cloud II headset has landed and landed chock full of a quality you can’t expect in a sub $100 Pro-gaming headset. From the powder coated brushed aluminum to the memory foam ear cups you’ll be hard pressed to find one thing on the Cloud II not geared toward …

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Install Windows 10 Preview From A Flash Drive

It’s that time again, yet another version of windows to install. You can wait for long boring periods of time and install from an optical drive or you can supercharge the install from a Flash Drive.     What you’ll Need Windows 10 (preview) Windows 10 Technical Preview Direct from Microsoft Rufus “Create …

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Thermaltake Water2.0 Performer & Pro All-in-One Water Cooling Solutions

Thinking about water cooling your CPU but haven’t built your first water cooling loop yet? Getting your feet wet can be a bit scary. Thermaltake has released the Water2.0 Performer and Water2.0 Pro all-in-one water cooling solutions. Both are reasonably priced and fit most existing Intel and AMD boards. So …

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Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Preview

We have some early preview shots of the Gigabyte GA-EP55-UD6 which is slated to be the top of the line Lynnfield Gigabyte board for core i5 CPU’s.

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Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB

The Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB drive is a “Green” based drive that offers a huge storage capacity, uses less voltage and still offers good performance..

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Making An NTFS USB Boot Disk

Ever needed access to a computer without an Optical drive, want to install Vista from USB disk, here’s how you make a USB drive NTFS bootable and can use it to install Vista from.

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WWF Panda 16GB USB Drive

The WWF Panda 16GB USB drive comes in a variety of sizes and Active Media Products makes a contribution to the World Wildlife fund for each one purchased.

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Kingston DataTraveler DT200/64GB

USB Drive storage capacities have skyrocketed up to 128GB on select models. Kingston a leader in memory technology has fielded DataTraveler DT200 drives in 32/64/128GB Capacities.

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