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Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

INTRODUCTION Kingston’s HyperX Cloud line of headsets have historically been top-notch. And while many gaming headsets come with a premium price, Kingston has taken note, and released the HyperX Cloud Stinger. This stereo headset features a very basic design and feature set, but that doesn’t mean you should skip right …

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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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Cooler Master V550 Fully Modulated 80+ Gold PSU

CoolerMaster V550 Fully Modulated 80+ Gold PSU The Cooler Master V550 80+ Gold fully Modulated PSU is aimed at consumers who want a PSU that has all the technological advances and efficiency of the larger modals, without the need for all the power. The V550 has been updated from the …

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Crucial MX300 525GB and 1TB

Introduction Samsung shipped the world’s first 3D NAND SSD in 2013 and has enjoyed great success with drives such as the 850 Pro, 950 Pro, and 850 Evo that all come packed with 3D V-NAND and deliver exceptional performance. It’s amazing how Samsung has been able to dominate the market …

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Marshall Major II Bluetooth

Marshall Major II Bluetooth Headphones Marshall is a well-known brand going back decades whose name has become synonymous with the music industry. It is well known for guitar amplifiers that have been used by many great artists throughout history, including ones found in the different music halls of fame. Marshall branched …

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Crucial MX300 SSD (750GB)

INTRODUCTION Crucial is back with a new revision of their MX series of SSDs, and this time around the MX300 750GB features Micron’s latest 3D NAND, promising improved performance and greater endurance. While the 750GB model of the MX300 line is touted as being “Limited Edition”, this was just for …

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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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Enermax D.F. Pressure

Introduction Enermax has a long history in the PC hardware industry dating back to 1990. Throughout its history, it has strived to innovate and push boundaries; today that boundary is the new D.F. Pressure fans. Fans are something we generally don’t pay much attention to when it comes to building …

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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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Corsair MM800 RGB Polaris Mouse Pad

INTRODUCTION RGB. It’s an acronym you just can’t escape these days in the PC component world. Just about every component you can think of now offers at least some form of RGB lighting. Motherboards have backlighting, glowing logos and even add-in card clips. Cases can be lit up to match …

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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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Tesoro Gram Spectrum with Red Agile Switches

Gamers swear by their mechanical keyboards, as they give gamers the tactile feedback that is needed for quick firing in games. Each gamer has his/her own preferred switch depending on the type of the games, and it is hard to say that one switch that works for one gamer would …

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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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Corsair: ML120 PRO LED White 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan

Corsair: ML120 PRO LED White 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan Fans are often an overlooked component in computer builds. We order a case with the features we need and hope for the best on the fans included with the chassis. Now there are cases that come with great fans and …

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Blue Mo-Fi Audiophile Headphones

INTRODUCTION Blue Microphones, or Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics, was founded in 1995. They’re best known for their high-end studio microphones and recording equipment. The Mo-Fi is their first attempt to enter the world of headphones, which historically has been dominated by more popular and recognized brands. Since Blue Microphones is …

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In Win 303

INTRODUCTION In a world of nearly unlimited choices when it comes to PC cases, manufacturers are always looking to find the “next big thing” that consumers want. These features seem to come in waves, and once unique features like LED lighting, fan filters, and tool-less designs are now almost a …

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ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING: GTX 1070, Strix Style!

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING: GTX 1070, Strix Style! We are always excited to see a new ROG product, and even more excited to see a ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070. As with previous generations, there’s a “top dog” video card, the GTX 1080 in this case, then the next step down …

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MSI ThunderStorm

INTRODUCTION MSI will be celebrating their 30th year in business this August. MSI’s original focus was the development and manufacturing of motherboards and graphics cards, but over the years has pushed out a quality array of products from their highly-rated laptops to multimedia peripherals such as the Thunderstorm. The MSI …

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OCZ RD400 (512GB) PCIe MVM2 M.2 SSD

Introduction Back when the SATA based SSD was in its infancy, OCZ’s RevoDrive was one of the drives that plugs into a PC’s PCI Express slot, as it is designed to offer higher performance for those who demand the best performance. The original RevoDrive from OCZ was no more than a …

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Sound Blaster ZxR Studio-Grade Sound Card, Hear The Blaster Roar!

Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card Sound Blaster has been around since the inception of sound card technology. Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, there was “The Adlib Multimedia PC Upgrade Kit” and the “Sound Blaster Multimedia Upgrade Kit”. It consisted of a sound card, a CD-ROM drive and a small …

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Avegant Glyph – the Mobile Personal Theater

You have to feel sorry for the people behind the AVEGANT Glyph headset. After successfully getting it funded on Kickstarter back in 2014 , which is where we got ours, it has been a long road for them to finally bring the Glyph to not only the backers but to the market. …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 (08G-P4-6286) It’s been a couple of weeks since the release of Nvidia’s Founders Edition GTX 1080 and we’ve eagerly been waiting for the custom cards to hit the bench. Luckily the first one to hit our bench is the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW …

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Razer Hammerhead Pro V2

Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 Razer’s long tradition of top-end gaming gear has branched out to other areas of computing including audio. Today we take a look at the Hammerhead Pro V2 in-ear headphones, and having reviewed the Razer Moray and still using them six years later, we hold the Hammerhead to …

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Samsung Portable SSD T3 (1TB)

Introduction The Samsung Portable SSD T1 released last year at CES is essentially the 850 EVO drive housed inside an external enclosure with a USB 3.0 port. The T1 delivers 1TB of external storage at very high transfer speeds thanks to the solid state storage, as opposed to the spinning …

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EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 (incl QDC) (EAN: 3831109863350)

EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 With processors running faster, and overclocking an everyday event for a lot of enthusiasts, the use of watercooling to cool processors is becoming a more common method than ever before. EKWB builds some of the best kits and AIO watercoolers in the business. While other manufacturers …

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Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Gaming Keyboard (RZ03-01760100-R3U1)

Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Has Razer got another gaming hit on their hands with the new BlackWidow X Chroma which features all Razer Green Mechanical switches, Chroma LED back lighting with 16.8 million colors, and is a slightly cut down model of the BlackWidow Chroma? The BlackWidow Chroma comes with …

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Papago! GoSafe S30 Dashcam

For a great number of years we have been entertained on TV by dashcam footage on shows like the world’s wildest police chases, cop shows and so many others. Dashcams have also been an integral part of our police forces as a method to record and provide evidence, and recently, …

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Corsair MM300 Extended Edition Mouse Mat

INTRODUCTION When was the last time you thought about your mouse pad? Was it when someone commented on how dirty it was, or when you realized you could no longer stand the frayed edge behind your mouse? Like many, a mouse pad is often an after thought in the overall …

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Patriot Viper Elite 3000 MHz 16GB (2x8GB) kit

Introduction Even though DDR4 kits are nothing new, with kits having been in use for over a year, progress in the memory industry does not stop with a technology like as DDR4 when dealing with Intel X99 and Z170-series chips. No, the wheel keeps on turning as companies like Patriot …

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Corsair Strafe RGB Silent

Introduction Corsair had its humble beginnings producing computer memory and evolved to become a leader in high performance memory products. Then, in 2009, Corsair decided to break away from its mold and enhance its product offerings with other components; the first foray into components shocked the industry with its 800D …

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Corsair M65 PRO RGB

INTRODUCTION In this current period of what feels like a calm before a storm of new GPUs and CPUs, the peripheral market has been churning out devices left and right, and Corsair is right in the mix. Their newest revision of the popular M65 mouse series, the M65 PRO RGB, …

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Corsair SABRE RGB

Introduction Corsair had its humble beginnings producing computer memory and evolved to become a leader in high performance memory products. Then, in 2009, Corsair decided to break away from its mold and enhance its product offerings with other components; the first foray into components shocked the industry with its 800D …

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IOGEAR Chimera M2 Gaming Mouse

IOGEAR Chimera M2 Gaming Mouse In the beginning of computer gaming you had your 400 – 800 DPI mouse and with limited 640 x 480 CGA that was enough. Today’s gaming is light years ahead of stone age gaming with gaming peripherals exploding to stellar heights. We cane across IOGEAR …

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NZXT Manta

Long gone are the days when cases were ugly, beige and just plain boring. These days it takes a lot more to get the attention of computer users. Some cases focus on looks, other on silent performance and so on. The NZXT Manta is a case that not only looks …

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Corsair VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming Headset

INTRODUCTION Let’s face it, not everyone is “just a PC gamer”, or “just a console gamer”. Many of us have both a PC and a console or two, and let’s not forget to throw in a smartphone. Inter-connectivity between all of these devices can be hard to find, and usually …

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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

Logitech and more specifically their Gaming or G line has been constantly evolving over the years to follow the latest in technology when it comes to keyboards, mice, headsets and other peripherals. Only a few weeks ago we had the honor to review the G910 Orion Spark keyboard and today …

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