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QuakeCon 2015 – Day 1

20 years. That’s how long America’s largest BYOC LAN party and associated events has been going on. From the humble beginnings in 1996 at a small hotel in a Dallas suburb, to the mega-sized event luring thousands of visitors to Dallas in the middle of the summer, QuakeCon has always …

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QNAP TVS-x63 (TVS-463-8GB): AMD Powered NAS

Introduction Generally speaking two bay or four bay NAS devices are dominated by ARM SoC while higher capacity unit for SOHO or enterprise devices are using x86 Intel Atom or Core processor. Atom was originally designed for Netbooks with its low power usage. However, the first Atom processor is just not …

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Crucial 16GB Ballistix Elite 2666MHz

Introduction Random Access Memory (RAM) is one of those items that a lot of computer users love to have a lot of. And in reality, you can never have too much RAM for your computer systems. What our Operating System (OS) doesn’t fully use, we will find a way to …

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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 …

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Rosewill RK9000V2 Mechanical Keyboard

Introduction As gamers go, we seek any competitive advantage we can get and when it comes to keyboards, we love our Mechanical Switches.  Some of the finest and most sought after Mechanical Keyboards feature switches made by Cherry and more specifically Cherry MX Switches. Now there is a wide range …

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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 …

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Rapoo KX

Introduction Rapoo was established in 2002 and currently ranks #1 in its home market of China for wireless peripherals that operate on the 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz spectrum.  They are trying to expand and take their success globally with their innovative and stylish line of peripherals. The Rapoo KX is …

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Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme card arrives at Bjorn3D

We have already reviewed two Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards at Bjorn3d, both from eVGA (the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked and the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SuperClocked ACX 2.0+). Both cards performed very well and earned theirBjorn3D Gold Award. We have though eagerly been awaiting our firstZotac GTX 980 Ti …

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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 …

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Rosewill Plasma 18,000 mAh power bank

In the digital age something as simple as a dead battery on your phone, tablet or other device can feel like the apocalypse and the world ending.  Our dependence of our devices and staying connected is crucial in our daily lives, so what are you supposed to when your battery goes …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked

Not long ago we did a first review of the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ which we of course loved because who cannot love a card with that much power? Today we are following up with another EVGA card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked. It is almost …

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ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)

The role that SD and MicroSD cards play in our ever-increasing mobile lifestyle is becoming more and more important.  As our devices become more advanced and file sizes become larger, read and write speeds are increasingly crucial to how we interact and use our devices in our daily lives.   When …

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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. …

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Asus TUF Sabertooth X99, Military Tough

The Asus Sabertooth line are built for toughness, reliability and thermal protection. Asus uses a battery of Military grade certification tests to ensure that their Sabertooth lineup will stand up to the toughest environments.  Cased in steel from the bottom and resilient plastic shielding from the top the Asus Sabertooth …

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PAPAGO! GoSafe 520 Dashcam

In the past few years, a new trend has emerged that not only aims to help drivers document their travels, but provides video and audio evidence in the case of an accident. The use of dashcams is not a new concept by any means; we have all seen footage from …

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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 …

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OCZ Vector 180 (480GB)

OCZ VECTOR 180 The Vector 180 is the successor to the Vector 150 that OCZ released in 2013. The Vector line of SSDs is designed for the enthusiasts as it often carries higher endurance rating and warranty. The original Vector 150 paired OCZ’s own in-house Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller with Toshiba …

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Crucial BX100 256GB

Crucial BX100 Crucial MX100 was one of the best affordable SSDs on the market last year. This year, Crucial updated the line-up with not one but two drives: the BX100 and the MX200. While the MX200 is the successor to the MX100 and aimed for mainstream market, the BX100 is designed …

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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 …

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XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation, (R9-290A-EDFD)

It’s been a while since we’ve had an XFX GPU crossing our test bench but today we have the XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation boasting 2560 Stream Processors 160 Texture Units and 64 ROPS. The Core speed of 947MHz on the XFX R9 290 with a full 4GB of GDDR5 with …

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Kingston 32GB DataTraveler Mini 3.0(DTM30/32GB)

The Kingston 32GB USB 3.0 DataTraveler Mini is a no frills, NAND flash based USB 3.0 thumb drive. Along with the no frills approach comes a no frills price, currently running $13.99. When you think about it, that’s a lot of storage for a pretty small price and comes out …

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Sentey Arches GS-4730 Gaming Headset

Today we are taking a look at the Sentey Arches GS-4730 gaming headset. The Arches headset is from Sentey’s Elite Gamer Series of products, and has some really nice features that helped it achieve a great rating from us. Lately it seems like every hardware vendor is releasing their own line …

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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 …

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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 …

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Sentey Arrow GS-4522 Headset

Here at Bjorn3D we have started to become more familiar with Sentey in the past few months, having taken a look at two of their gaming mice, as well as a PC case. Prior to our recent reviews, we were unaware of any of the products that Sentey manufactures. We …

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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 …

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The New Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti: Features and Tech Overview

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti Nvidia is at it again with another major launch shoring up a strong start to the upcoming Computex Event. Now with Computex 2015 Nvidia has dropped something which has been rumored for awhile: the GTX 980 Ti! The 980 Ti has been “The Unicorn” product like we see …

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AMD Stacked HBM Promises Lower Power and Higher Bandwidth

We all know that AMD will release their next generation GPU soon. While the company has not yet disclosed the full details of their upcoming GPUs, it has announced that the upcoming GPU will feature a new memory chip type called High Bandwidth Memory or HBM. AMD made this announcement during their 2015 …

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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 …

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Silicon Power Armor A60: Rugged, Portable, and Affordable

The Silicon Power A60 2TB: Rugged, Portable, and Affordable The Silicon Power Armor A60 is the company’s rugged portable hard drive that is designed for those who need to carry data on the go. Available in storage capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB, it allows you to bring 300+ DVD …

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Sentey Lumenata Pro SP

A few months ago we took at look at Sentey’s Revolution Pro SP gaming mouse and were amazed with the value that that mouse provided us with. Well, we are back again with another gaming mouse from Sentey. This time around we will be taking a look at the Sentey …

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