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Wednesday , 21 October 2020

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EZCast Pro HDMI Mirror2TV Stick – First look

Once upon a time I used to be very interested in finding the perfect media player. I tested lots of different devices and reviewed a bunch on this site. But the last few years a new breed of devices have cropped up: the small media streamers that lets you stream …

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EVGA TORQ X5

EVGA TORQ X5 One of the most important devices that we use for our computers is the mouse. It is also one of the devices that everyone has their own personal preferences about. This can range anywhere from the multiple button mice of MMO-style, to a basic, everyday, 3-button mouse, …

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QNAP TVS-471-4G (TVS-x71): High Performance NAS with Intel Processor

Introduction QNAP TVS-x71 is designed specifically for the small and medium business.  Available in 4 bay (TVS-471), 6 bay (TVS-671), or 8 bay (TVS-881) model, they come with high performance Intel processor, minimum 4GB of RAM, two USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, and four Gigabit …

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LUXA2 TX-P2

In today’s digital world something as simple as a dead battery can bring our personal and work lives to a standstill.  Our lives have become dependent on our devices and intertwined with them, and as a result, something as simple as a power bank is a necessity to keep us …

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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 …

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SilverStone SG12

Here at Bjorn3D we are no strangers to the SilverStone brand. They have been creating awesome cases, power supplies, coolers and more since 2003, and we have been fortunate enough to take a look at many of their offerings over the years. Early on in their history, they created the …

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Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme – The fastest 980 Ti available?

The GTX 980 Ti is not only a fast GPU but also a GPU that overclocks extremely well. This means that few cards for sale actually are running at reference speeds, 1000 Mhz,  and instead are overclocked at different levels. Zotac are no strangers to overclocking usually offering a wide variety of …

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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 …

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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 …

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QuakeCon 2015 – Day 2

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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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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