Introduction Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is an initiative that Intel started in 2012 aimed to bring the powerful computing experience in a system that fit into the size of your palm. Typical NUC system takes the footprint that is no bigger than a few CD jewel case stacks …Read More »
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7
GIGABYTE Z170X Gaming 7 We just had the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 flagship board on our test bench and the Gigabyte GA-Z170-Gaming 7 definitely shows it’s relationship with the Flagship Board. From a first glance it looks like the Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 didn’t get a PLX chip so graphics are going …Read More »
Asus ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti Review
Asus ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti The Asus Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti is a Hybrid cooling GPU that features a Direct CU H20 water Cooling under a huge dual fan air cooling system. The same GPU core that drives the Titan X is featured on the Poseidon Platinum GTX …Read More »
Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament Edition Review
Razer Mamba Chroma Tournement Edition Razer has gone whole hog on the Chroma gaming devices and this month they sent us a Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament edition with a 5G 16000DPI Laser Sensor. Capable of moving an amazing 210 inches per second at 50G with up to 1000MHz ultra polling …Read More »
Asus Maximus VIII Hero, Z170, Skylakes Hero!
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VisionTek SSD RAID 0 Review (900512)
VisionTek Go Drive SSD RAID 0 Review We’ve been waiting the better part of a decade for SSD prices to drop and they have dropped somewhat. Often you find yourself a little cash strapped and can’t afford one of those infernally expensive PCI-E drives where you sign a contract to …Read More »
Intel Core I7 6700K Review, Skylake is Falling!
Intel Core I7 6700K Review, Skylake Is Falling! Intel’s first Skylake offering, the I7 6700 with integrated High Definition Graphics HD530, landed squarely on our test bench about 72 hours ago. Based on a 14nm Fab and coming with a new Z170 chipset sliding into a 1151 LGA socket, the …Read More »
EK Water Blocks L360 Liquid Cooling Solution Review, Wild Water! (EK-Kit L360 Rev 2.0)
EK Water Blocks L360 Liquid Cooling Review, Wild Water! It’s been a while since we had hands on an EK Water Blocks Kit and with the new generation SkyLake processors right around the corner now is a good time to get back to the basics of Triple Radiator Water Cooling. …Read More »
Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8G DS Review, Playing With Nitro
Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8G D5 Review, Playing With Nitro By now we know all about the new refresh of the R9 2xx lineup that AMD recently released with faster renamed cores, faster GDDR5-memory as well as mature silicone. This has presented OEM’s with the opportunity to tune up the cores …Read More »
PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 4GB Review (AXR9 380 4GBD5-PPDHE): The Affordable 4GB Solution.
PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 4GB: The affordable 4GB Solution! With the release of the , for the first time we see an affordable 4GB gaming solution, a 4GB gaming GPU that runs $229.99 (NewEgg). Face it, games and gaming resolutions memory demands are exploding exponentially. It takes 2GB GRRD5 to do …Read More »
Asus Strix R9 390X Gaming OC 8G Review (STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING)
Asus Strix R9 390X Gaming 8G OC The Asus Strix R9 390X Gaming 8G OC boasts a core clock of 1070MHz (20MHz factory OC) with 8 Gigabyte of GDDR5 running at 6000MHz and pushing that memory across a 512-Bit wide bus. The GPU is equipped with a tweaked out Hawaii …Read More »
ZOTAC ZBOX Nano CI540 Plus Review
As a hardware- reviewer it is sometimes easy to forget that not everyone needs a super fast big computer and instead are looking for something in the other end, a small, silent computer that works for more modest applications. Zotac is a company that excels in that sort of small …Read More »
GIGABYTE X99 SLI Review, Excellence On A Budget!
GIGABYTE X99 SLI Review, Excellence On A Budget! GIGABYTE has released an entire pack of motherboards based on the Intel X99 chipset: Champion, Gaming, and Super Overclock. And now GIGABYTE has released the X99-SLI board. From the first glance, the board looks to be chock full of enthusiast-level hardware, with …Read More »
Kingston HyperX Fury 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 Review (HX426C15FBK4/32), Lets mix it up!
Kingston HyperX Fury 32GB 2666 MHz DDR4 Today we are going to mix it up a bit while testing a Kingston HyperX Fury 32GB 2666 MHz. We are going to attempt to mate it to a kit of HyperX Fury 32 GB 2400 MHz and run both kits in the …Read More »
Seagate Wireless 500GB (SDTC500401)
Seagate Wireless 500 GB Drive The last few years have seen an emergence of a fairly new creature on the computer scene. Wireless Wi-Fi and even Wireless bluetooth drives started popping up providing personal storage shared by any number of devices in the owners home. Now we are seeing Wireless …Read More »
Razer DeathAdder Chroma + Razer FireFly (Chroma) Review
Razer DeathAdder Chroma There are good days and bad days in reviewing, at times you’ve been anticipating the biggest baddest motherboard on the planet and when it arrives it takes 4 days to get it to boot and another day to OC it. That would be one of the bad days. …Read More »
VisionTek 240GB Go Drive Review, Tough On The Go
VisionTek 240 GB Go Drive (900512) Driven by a LSI SandForce SF2200 controller and designed for the Sata 3 6Gb/s interface the VIsionTek GO Drive can reach speeds of 550 MB/s Read and 520MB/s write. Solid State Hard Drives have become the go to hardware solution to speed up computers …Read More »
SilverStone Fortress FT05 (Silver W/ Window) (SST-FT05S-W)
SilverStone Fortress FT05 (Silver W/ Window) The Revolutionary SilverStone FT05 is the fifth generation Fortress computer chassis SilverStone has offered. This one offers the same 90° rotated motherboard that the Raven series offers but SIlverStone has completely removed the 5 1/4 inch drive bays that clutter so many chassis. You …Read More »
EVGA GTX 980Ti SC ACX 2.0 + Review, Titan X has a Son
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SuperClocked ACX 2.0+ Filling a slot between the Nivida Titan X and the GTX 980 the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC features 8 Billion Transistors a core clock of 1102 MHz, 2816 shaders, 176 Texture units and 96 ROPs 6GB of GDDR5 memory riding a 384-bit …Read More »
Razer Naga Epic Chroma Review, Rainbow The MMO
Based on a 8200 DPI 4G laser sensor and an ARM 32-bit processor with 19 MMO-optimized programmable buttons, the Razer Naga Epic Chroma is more than just a pretty lit up mouse. Like previous Naga mice it’s destined to rule MMO games across the Internet. Any MMO player knows that …Read More »
Cooler Master Storm Octane LED Gaming Combo Review (SGB-3020-KKMF1)
The Cooler Master Storm Octane is a modified version of their Devastator Gaming Gear Combo with seven LED backlight colors and features a breathing effect we’ve seen in similar products costing much more. This kit includes a 19-key Anti-Ghosting keyboard and a mouse that can simultaneously switch between colors with one button …Read More »
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming, Bigger Is Better!
Once in a great while you find a product that the vendor got right on the first try. It clicks a check mark in every requirement box you’ve built up in a 30 year-long journey to kick the computer habit. Of course we will never kick the habit, we wouldn’t …Read More »
G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz (F4-2666C15Q-16GRR), Overclocking Ambrosia!
G.Skill has been churning out enthusiast memory that overclocks like nothing else we’ve ever seen. Pop a set of Ripjaws 4 into your dream machine and settle into the BIOS for an overclocking experience like you’ve never had! G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz G.Skills History ‘G. SKILL”, established in 1989 …Read More »
Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review, Raw Savage Speed (SHSS3B7A/240G)
The HyperX Savage 240GB SSD is powered by a quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller providing speeds up to 560MB/s Read and 530MB/s Write. The IOPs on this Savage Monster are 100K/89K read / write and it represents Kingstons fastest Sata drive to date. Sata 6G tops out at 600MB/s per controller but …Read More »
Vengeance® LPX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666 MHz C16 Memory Kit Review (CMK32GX4M4A2666C16)
Corsair Vengeance LPX is designed for high performance overclocking on the Intel X99 platform. It has a pure aluminum heat spreader for fast heat dissipation and an eight layer PCB to help manage heat and provide more overclocking headroom. To that end Corsair has installed a second XMP 3.0 profile that …Read More »
CoolerMaster G650M 650W PSU (RS650-AMAAB1-xx)
Picking the proper power supply is just as critical as picking any component in your custom build, more so if you consider the Power Supply is the life’s blood flowing through your components. Today we’re taking a look at the CoolerMaster G650M 650W Bronze rated PSU. Partially modular in design …Read More »
ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer, The Thriller With The Killer
We aren’t strangers when it comes to ASRock products. For many years ASRock has represented high quality lower cost computer products that refuse to skimp on quality or performance. In our experience with ASRock you pick up one of their higher end boards and get looking at all the features …Read More »
480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD (SHPM2280P2/480G)
Hard drives have been a big bottleneck in computers since the inception of computing. While platter drives offer a lot of storage for an affordable price, they have always been handicapped by relatively slow speeds, unless you bought one of the high-priced 10k RPM drives or put them in a …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Kingston Technologies Data Traveler microDuo 3
With the plethora of different storage devices out in the market today to choose from for us to connect from one electronic device to another electronic device makes trying to choose one that fits the bill for us quiet difficult, as well as confusing. Especially, when we start adding the …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
SilverStone Silver Strider 750 Watt PSU V2.0 (ST75F-GS), Mighty Mini!
The SilverStone Silver Strider 750 Watt PSU is the smallest full modular ATX power supply on the market. From the back of your chassis to the front of the Silver Strider 750 it’s a mere 140mm making it the mightiest Mini sized PSU available. Struggling with a smaller chassis but need killer voltage …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2
MobileLite G2MobilLite 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 also …Read More »
CyberpowerPC SYBER GAMING VAPOR A
Introduction PC Gaming may be strong and growing but so are consoles and that is due to the simplicity of plug and play. A console you plug it in, maybe wait for a few updates and you are off to the races. PCs require installing of games, updates navigating windows and …Read More »