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Mark Taliaferro

By the time desktops were on the drawing board I had already decided that was what I wanted to do for a career. Tandy came out with a solder together kit, I scarred my hand soldering it together and part of the PCB got into my bloodstream. I've been fighting Computer Fever ever since.

Razer Nabu Smart Band

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

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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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COOLER MASTER Silencio FP 120 PWM Fan Performance Edition (R4-SFNL-24PK-R1) Quiet The Beast!

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COOLER MASTER Silencio FP 120 PWM Fan Performance Edition Tons of money have been spent on one seemingly easy thing, computer fan performance. We’ve gone from little 80mm screamers wedged against the back of aluminum and steel cases when the noise would chase a pack of Wolves off a fresh kill. …

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Cooler Master Jas Mini Portable Aluminum Ipad Mini & iphone

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The Cooler Master Jas Mini is one of those products you don’t think a lot about but if your phone is your lifeline at home or at work the Jas Mini is a product you might want to take a Look at. It’s marketed as an iphone iPad Mini accessory but …

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HAVIT Lammergeier RBG Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Set

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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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G.Skill TridentZ 16GB DDR 4 DC 3200 MHz (16 18 18 38), The Need For Speed!

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G.Skill TridentZ DDR 4 DC 3200 MHz When it comes to computers faster bigger and badder is better and speed in computing is a factor of money and carefully selected components that keep you off the Ramen shelves at your local grocers. Processor speed has always been king in computing …

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

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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

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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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Razer Orochi 2015 Luxury Laptop Gaming Mouse (Wired & Wireless)

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Razer Orochi 2015 Gaming Laptop Mouse Razer has released a new Orochi, we’ve had the pleasure of having the original Orochi around the lab for years and it’s seen many business trips but we are glad to see the new model as 7 long years of good service on the …

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

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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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Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System

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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!

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

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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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Razer Mamba, Wired & Wireless (Chroma) Mouse Review

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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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Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Dual-Channel 3000MHz DDR4 Review (15-16-16-39) (HX430C15SBK2/16)

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HyperX Savage 16GB Dual-Channel 3000MHz DDR4 When Skylake came out we were tantalized with the possibilities for high-speed RAM exceeding existing top end kits. Kingston was nice enough to send over a Kingston HyperX Savage 3000MHz kit for us to check out, and with 16GB of dual-channel Savage timed at …

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ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC, Strix Goes Mainstream!

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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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XFX R9 380 4G Double Dissipation Black Edition (R9-380P-4DB5)

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XFX R9 380 4G Double dissipation Black Edition No body in the GPU manufacturing community does a Black Edition like XFX does and when they release an XFX R9 380 4G Double Dissipation Black Edition we wanted to be first in line to grab one and get it on the …

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

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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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Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD Review, Mush On! (MKNSSDST480GB)

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Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD, Mush On! Mushkin has been around since 1994 and become an industry leader and recognized for its high quality performance products and their design philosophy of continual innovation and delivering product “Wow” through quality products and unparalleled customer service. In their continual drive to innovate Mushkin …

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition is a mechanical keyboard featuring Razers proprietary award-winning mechanical keys.  Razers put a lot of engineering into their key setup to have a tactile response on actuation and a short reset return. Normal keys take a 2.2mm ± 0.6mm …

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Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400MHz 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 Review (BLS8G4D240FSB)

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Crucial Ballistix 2400MHz 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 Review Intel dropped the initial Skylake offerings and naturally there’s a bevy of new Motherboards and Ram flooding the component pipeline faster than ever before. Crucial is always ready for a new platform and today we have a kit of Ballistix 2400MHz 16GB dual Channel …

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Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 2666MHz (15 17 17) Dual Channel Review (HX426C15FBK2/16)

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Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 (16 16 16) Dual Channel Review Skylake processors landed with a thundering applause and stores are sold out of the I7 6700K and production can’t keep up with demand yet. Since it’s not Intel’s “HEDP” High End Desktop Platform it uses Dual Channel Ram. The …

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Master Windows 10 Updates (How To)

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Master the Windows 10 Updates Windows 10 brings a host of new changes and among them is the fact that Windows Updates now are mandatory, you cannot turn them off, and that it can take advantage of Peer To Peer functionality. Both these features does have some good thinking behind …

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CoolerMaster V850 80+ Gold Review

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CoolerMaster V850 Computer enthusiast insiders know that the choice of your power supply is paramount in system design but POS (Point of Sale) computer buyers usually just take the included PSU without thinking about upgrading later on. Off the shelf computers often use under powered power supply and chances are you …

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GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

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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 …

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Asus ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti Review

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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 …

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Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament Edition Review

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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 …

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Corsair H110i GTX Extreme Performance CPU Water Cooler Review

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Corsair H110i GTX Extreme Performance CPU Water Cooler We’ve been testing water cooling solutions for today’s hotter-running, higher OCing CPUs, and today we have the Corsair H110i GTX from Corsair’s “Hydro” series. The Corsair H110i GTX is one of the most critically acclaimed coolers in the AIO (All In One) …

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Asus Maximus VIII Hero, Z170, Skylakes Hero!

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Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170 Chipset) The Asus Z107 Hero VIII was the initial launch board we received to review the Intel Core i7 6700 and we would like to thank our partners at Asus for the Hero VIII and their support during the Skylake 6700K Launch. Without their guidance …

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Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 Review (Z170 Skylake Chipset), Game with Kings!

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Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 Review, Game With Kings! It seldom happens that you come across a motherboard that covers every feature on your Motherboard Bucket list but Gigabyte has successfully fielded the GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 their flagship Z170 Skylake LGA 1151 board which comes close. Opening the box and just glancing at …

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Kingston HyperX Savage 480GB SSD Review, The Savage VS The Laptop Platter Drive.

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HyperX Savage 480GB SSD Review, The Savage Vs The Laptop Platter Drive. We’ve taken a look at the HyperX Savage 240GB and now we have its big brother, the Savage 480GB SSD on the bench. Outfitted with the same quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller as the 240GB drive, it provides speeds …

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VisionTek SSD RAID 0 Review (900512)

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Amazon 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 …

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Intel Core I7 6700K Review, Skylake is Falling!

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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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EK Water Blocks L360 Liquid Cooling Solution Review, Wild Water! (EK-Kit L360 Rev 2.0)

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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. …

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Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8G DS Review, Playing With Nitro

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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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PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 4GB Review (AXR9 380 4GBD5-PPDHE): The Affordable 4GB Solution.

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PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 4GB: The affordable 4GB Solution! With the release of the PowerColor PCS R9 380 4GB, 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 …

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Asus Strix R9 390X Gaming OC 8G Review (STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING)

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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 …

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GIGABYTE X99 SLI Review, Excellence On A Budget!

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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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Kingston HyperX Fury 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 Review (HX426C15FBK4/32), Lets mix it up!

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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 …

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