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Razer Nabu Smart Band

The Razer NABU is a Smartband which is a cousin of a smart watch, it offers more than just your ordinary watches functions. You can set it to (among other things) to relay your email, your private messages, texts and some heath stuff like how far you walked, how many calories …

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Crucial BX200 960GB

Introduction It should not come as a surprise that all of the SSDs launched this year uses 3D NAND or TLC as oppose to MLC. The move to the 3D NAND and TLC NAND allows the manufacturers to reduce cost but at the same time increase the storage capacity of …

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Razer Leviathan Mini (RZ05-01570100-R3U1) The Leviathan Roars!

Razer Leviathan Mini When it comes to Razer millions upon millions of gamers are familiar with the brand and Razer Gaming peripherals and the first choice of many dedicated gamers are Razer Peripherals. Razer is branching out and sent us the Razer Leviathan Mini to test out..The Leviathan Mini is …

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GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB

“To ‘Upgrade Your Life’ is the idea behind GIGABYTE” Hello hardware enthusiast. We will now take a look at the the GIGABYTE GTX 950 Xtreme Gaming 2GB. As this is GIGABYTE’s flagship GTX 950 a quick glance at the feature list shows GIGABYTE has cut no corners when producing the …

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HAVIT Lammergeier RBG Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Set

About HAVIT “After being liberated from the shackles of machines by advancing technology, weary people finally get time to pursue their ideal life – this is what Thoreau said in his masterpiece Walden. HAVIT has realized that what we should seek is not technology itself, but a more beautiful life. …

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Patriot Viper 4 2800MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Dual-Channel Memory Kit

INTRODUCTION All new motherboards and CPU’s are generally an improvement over what they replace. Well, Skylake goes above and beyond and replaces the old DDR3 memory format. This is the first mainstream chip to utilize DDR4 as the memory standard, and as a result, there are a large number of new kits …

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Crucial BX200 SSD (480GB)

INTRODUCTION Crucial is no rookie when it comes to the memory and SSD game, so an introduction to the company as a whole is mostly unnecessary. The introduction that does need to take place however, is the introduction of Micron’s first 16nm TLC SSDs, the BX200 line. Aimed at users …

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ASUSTOR AS1002T NAS

Introduction Not too long ago ASUS decided to get into Network Attached Storage (NAS) by launching its ASUSTOR brand.  Now the NAS market is relatively well established with its group of brands, so we were a bit surprised when the ASUSTOR entered the race in 2011. This market has become …

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT

ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Introduction Hello hardware enthusiast. Today we look at one of the most impressive and awe inspiring manifestations of technology to grace the Bjorn3D lab, The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT. The latest iteration of the Maximus IMPACT pushes the boundaries of what can be expected from a …

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XFX 4GB R7 370

XFX 4GB R7 370 When it comes to computers and building our own personal computers one of the questions we need to ask ourselves what exactly are we going to be using this computer for? Now most of the time when we ask ourselves this question we answer ourselves with …

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Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5″ HDD v5 (ST8000NM0055)

Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5″ HDD v5 (ST8000NM0055) We all need storage on our computers and we’ve seen 4 and 5 drive setups with cables running willy nilly through machines until it looks like a mass of electrical spaghetti bulging the motherboard side of the computer case out. Most of …

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Razer Kraken Mobile

Razer Kraken Mobile It seems like most of the population is carrying a mobile device with them these days, whether it is a phone, a tablet or a laptop, and you can see the changes it’s made in society on a daily basis. People are walking down the streets sporting …

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Raijintek STYX

INTRODUCTION Raijintek may be a name you are not quite familiar with, and neither were we, before our recent review of their TRITON all-in-one watercooling kit. After a good first introduction, Raijintek is back with their STYX Micro-ATX case. The Raijintek STYX brings stylish looks and a nearly all aluminum …

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OtterBox Note5 line of case’s

OtterBox Note5 Cases We have the distinct pleasure today to review the new OtterBox cases for the new Samsung Note5 smart phone. We were lucky enough that OtterBox sent us the Defender, Commuter and Symmetry line of cases which make up their entire line for the new Note5. Now while …

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Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB ST4000DX001 Consumer Hybrid HD Review

Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB ST4000DX001 Consumer Hybrid HD Review A SSHD is the marriage of a platter hard drive and a SSD Controller linked to the same Nand flash used in a Solid State Drive. The drive electronics are a little more sophisticated than a regular platter drive deciding what …

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NZXT Kraken X61 280mm All-in-One Liquid Cooling Solution

Water cooling used to be something only the absolute computer enthusiast would try their hands on. The idea to bring a conductive liquid inside a computer full with expensive components was not something anyone would find appealing, especially since you had to rely on your own skills when it came …

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XFX R9 Fury Pro Triple Dissipation (R9-FURY-4TF9)

XFX R9 Fury Pro Triple Dissipation “XFX dares to go where the competition would like to, but can’t. That’s because, at XFX, we don’t just create great digital video components—we build all-out, mind-blowing, performance-crushing, competition-obliterating video cards, power supplies, and computer accessories. And, not only are they amazing, you don’t …

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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 – Reporting For Duty !

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 One bright sunny morning the design team at ASUS held a meeting, the topic being; “What can be done to make the new SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 worthy of it’s name?” One employee suggested they bathe the motherboard in bright flashy colors and use sub …

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Razer Diamondback 2015

Razer Diamondback 2015 Hello hardware enthusiast. We are now going to take a look at the beautiful re-imagining of the legendary Razer Diamondback.  Originally designed with the help of the greatest eSports athletes of the time period, the 2004 World Cyber Games saw the debut of the Diamondback featuring the …

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Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System

Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System Cooler Master was founded in 1992 by one man working out of a rented apartment with his staff being nothing more than a secretary who handled the admin part of the business. Roger (the founder) worked at innovating, inventing building and marketing …

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EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0, GTX 950 goes Super SuperClocked!

EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0 EVGA serves up a beautiful GTX 950 Super SuperClock ACX 2.0 sporting 768 Shader units 32 ROPs, 2940 million transistors with 2 GB od high-speed GDDR5 running across a 128-bit bus. The EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0 gets a factory overclock to 1190 …

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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII GENE

Introduction ASUS was founded back in 1989 and has a long history in the computer hardware industry and their product line virtually encompasses all aspects of the computer hardware industry. Their product lines cover motherboards, graphics cards, headsets, mice, keyboards, networking, drives, tablets, notebooks, desktops, monitors and I am sure …

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ASUS Z170 ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME Review! Asus Drops The Bomb!

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME Every generation of chip-sets manufacturers carefully design and implement their Flagship offering and we wait with bated breath to see whats been put on the offering plate. The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME is the top dog Flagship simply crammed with every feature a person can think of …

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EVGA Z170 FTW Review

Hello hardware enthusiast. Today we take a look at EVGA’s Z170 FTW. One of three motherboards available from EVGA for the new Z170 platform along with the flagship Classified board, and the M-ATX Stinger. Available now on Amazon featuring a new BIOS GUI interface, a highly efficient VRM, a CPU socket that has …

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Razer Mamba, Wired & Wireless (Chroma) Mouse Review

Razer Mamba Intro & Unboxing Razer has a long tradition of revamping their products to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s gamers and the Razer Mamba is no exception to that rule. Razer actually went a little modest in naming this mouse just the “Razer Mamba” , it’s more the …

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OCZ Trion 100 (480GB)

INTRODUCTION Traditionally, OCZ has offered two lines of SSDs: the Vector for the high-end and enthusiasts users, and the ARC for the mainstream and budget market. As you may recall, OCZ was purchased by Toshiba back in 2014 and today, the release of the Trion 100 marks the first new …

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Raijintek TRITON AIO Water Cooling Kit

INTRODUCTION Raijintek may be a name you have never heard. Don’t feel alone though, as we had not heard about this company until earlier this summer when we started to notice reviews for their products popping up here and there. Founded in 2013, Raijintek is a Taiwanese company that utilizes …

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Zotac MAGNUS EN970 Gaming mini-pc

Mini-PC’s usually come with a lot of compromises due to their small size. They for example rarely are fit for any serious gaming. The Zotac Magnus EN970 though is different. It still is a small mini-PC, although not as small as some of the other Zotac mini-PC’s we have reviewed, …

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ASUSTOR AS6202T NAS

INTRODUCTION Breaking into the network attached storage (NAS) industry is no easy task these days, as competition for users’ data storage is fierce. Thankfully for ASUSTOR, they entered the industry in 2011. With the NAS industry growing by leaps and bounds, the products that a company must offer to potential …

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ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC, Strix Goes Mainstream!

ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC ASUS released the Strix GTX 950 DC2OC at an Entry / Mainstream price of $159.99 and previous to the GTX 950 NVIDIA was stuck at the $200 price point with the GTX 960. The GTX 960 $200 price point left them vulnerable to sub $200 AMD video cards covering that …

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Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 SSD (MKNSSDAV250GB-D8)

Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 2280 SSD The ever-growing need for hard drive speed is being met in a variety of ways, while E-Sata is taking the rear of the pack on development and Sata 6G has reached its bandwidth limit HD pioneers like Mushkin are pressing on to the …

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