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SilverStone Strider Gold S Series 1500W PSU ST1500-GS (SST-ST1500-GS)

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen what we like to call a “Watt Monster” from SilverStone, and we are glad to see that they are back in Watt Monster production mode.  There are a lot of companies producing Watt Monster PSUs, but few have been producing them as long ...

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming, Bigger Is Better!

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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

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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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G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000MHz 1.35v CL 15 15 15 35 (F4-3000C15Q-16GRR) Review

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We recently looked at a kit of G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666MHz and they were screaming-good both in speed and overclocking, and had nice, tight timings as well. We went back to the G.SKILL well and pulled out a G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000MHz kit so we can get a direct comparison between ...

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AMD Roadmap for 2016+: Zen CPU Core, Optimized GCN with HBM 2.0, and K12 SoC

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AMD has revealed its plan for the next couple of years at this year’s financial analyst day. One of the biggest news about the upcoming product is the highly anticipated, brand new x86 Zen core that the company will launch in 2016. AMD shared some news about the upcoming processor and ...

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AMD’s 2016+ CPU/APU “Zen” Core Offers 40% IPC Improvement and DDR4 support

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2016 will be an exciting year for AMD as the company will finally release the highly anticipated, brand-new, next gen x86 microarchitecture codenamed “Zen”. While AMD is not yet to fully disclose the new CPU architecture, it has released some detail about the next gen CPU at the 2015 financial analyst ...

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AMD 2015 Product Lineup: Carizzo APU and new GPU with HBM

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At the 2015 financial analyst day, AMD has released some detail about the company’s plan for 2015. This year is not going to be the most exciting year for AMD as the products that will be launching are mostly incremental upgrades. On the desktop side, we are still looking at ...

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G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz (F4-2666C15Q-16GRR), Overclocking Ambrosia!

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G.Skill has been churning out enthusiast memory that overclocks like nothing else we’ve ever seen. Pop a set of Ripjaws 4 into your dream machine and settle into the BIOS for an overclocking experience like you’ve never had! G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz G.Skills History ‘G. SKILL”, established in 1989 ...

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Gigabyte X99-UD4P

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Introduction When it comes time for us to upgrade our computer, one of the first things we need to ask ourselves is what are we going to be using our computer for? Am I going to be playing games, uploading videos to my favorite video-sharing website, using it as an ...

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Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review, Raw Savage Speed (SHSS3B7A/240G)

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The HyperX Savage 240GB SSD is powered by a quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller providing speeds up to 560MB/s Read and 530MB/s Write. The IOPs on this Savage Monster are 100K/89K read / write and it represents Kingstons fastest Sata drive to date. Sata 6G tops out at 600MB/s per controller but ...

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Silicon Power S80 480GB

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Introduction The market for SATA solid state drives has matured. Over the last couple of years, the price for the drives has been in a steady decline. If you have been keeping up with our SSD reviews, you would no doubt notice that there are many good budget SSDs on ...

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CoolerMaster Silencio 625S, Hear the Silence

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Computer cases used to be hit or miss and you just had to buy a chassis and mod it for what you wanted. Now you can buy super towers, modular chassis systems, water cooling behemoth chassis and silent operation chassis like the Cooler Master Silencio 625S. The list of types ...

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SilverStone Tundra TD02-E LCS, Water That CPU More

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We just looked at the SilverStone Tundra TD03-E with its revolutionary brazed, full-contact heat sink fins and nickel-coated aluminum extruded CPU water block. We were so excited about its design and performance that we asked the good people over at SilverStone to send us a Tundra TD02-E, the dual radiator version of ...

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Vengeance® LPX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666 MHz C16 Memory Kit Review (CMK32GX4M4A2666C16)

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Corsair Vengeance LPX is designed for high performance overclocking on the Intel X99 platform. It has a pure aluminum heat spreader for fast heat dissipation and an eight layer PCB to help manage heat and provide more overclocking headroom. To that end Corsair has installed a second XMP 3.0 profile that ...

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Cougar 500K Keyboard: A membrane switch gaming keyboard

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Introduction Hardcore gamers swear by their mechanical keyboards due to the tactile feedback and the low actuation force needed to register a key. No doubt that you have noticed there are tons of mechanical keyboards on the market, and almost every one of them are using one of the four switches ...

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CoolerMaster G650M 650W PSU (RS650-AMAAB1-xx)

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Picking the proper power supply is just as critical as picking any component in your custom build, more so if you consider the Power Supply is the life’s blood flowing through your components. Today we’re taking a look at the CoolerMaster G650M 650W Bronze rated PSU. Partially modular in design ...

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Samsung 850 EVO mSATA and M.2

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Samsung launched the 850 EVO couple of months ago. The 850 EVO paired Samsung’s own MGX/MEX controller with its 2nd Gen 40nm processing node 3D V-NAND. Samsung packed the 850 EVO with improved TurboWrite and RAPID Mode 2.0 technologies. The result is that the 850 EVO is a very competitive drive ...

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Bitfenix Colossus Mini-ITX

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It’s been a long time now since we only could choose from boring beige computer cases. The spread of cases on offer today is amazing, both when it comes to style and size. One clear trend the last few years is that smaller cases have become popular at the same ...

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ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer, The Thriller With The Killer

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We aren’t strangers when it comes to ASRock products. For many years ASRock has represented high quality lower cost computer products that refuse to skimp on quality or performance. In our experience with ASRock you pick up one of their higher end boards and get looking at all the features ...

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480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD (SHPM2280P2/480G)

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Hard drives have been a big bottleneck in computers since the inception of computing.  While platter drives offer a lot of storage for an affordable price, they have always been handicapped by relatively slow speeds, unless you bought one of the high-priced 10k RPM drives or put them in a ...

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Raven RV01 Chassis (SST-RV01B-W), Elegance updated

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The Raven RV01 was originally introduced in 2008 as an extreme enthusiast chassis and it’s revolutionary 90 degree motherboard position and it’s sleek styling made it the envy of many enthusiasts. Appearing on the market when computer cases were being pushed on the market so fast and in so many styles ...

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SilverStone Tundra TD03-E LCS, Water That CPU

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Pre-built all-in-one water coolers for today’s hot running CPU’s are all the rage offering good cooling with none of the hassle of custom loop water cooling. Days gone by about all that was to be had been single radiator 120mm single fan that were little better than mid range air cooling ...

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Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion, Budget Overclocker?

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When you’re looking at the 2011v3 Haswell E CPU family, nothing about it is inexpensive. The entry-level CPU is about $390 and it doesn’t even feature 40 full PCI-E lanes. The lowest tier CPU has 28 PCI-E lanes and you have to go to the second tray CPU, the Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core ...

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Kingston Technologies Data Traveler microDuo 3

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With the plethora of different storage devices out in the market today to choose from for us to connect from one electronic device to another electronic device makes trying to choose one that fits the bill for us quiet difficult, as well as confusing. Especially, when we start adding the ...

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Startech Universal USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station w/ Dual DVI Video

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Laptops have for quite some time offered a lot of extra advantages over a stationary computer as they offer good performance while still being mobile. The docking station we are looking at today is a universal USB3.0 dock that offers both a bunch of extra USB3-ports, a gigabit ethernet port and ...

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Zotac GeForce GTX980 AMP Omega Edition

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Today we are looking at the Zotac GTX GeForce 980 AMP! Omega Edition video card. As the name implies this is one of Zotac’s top cards which comes with a lot of extra bells and whistles compared to a regular GTX980. Not only is the card overclocked from start, you ...

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Asus X99 Deluxe Redux, Battle Of the BIOS!

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The Asus X99 Deluxe is a popular choice among 2011v3 users, it falls between top end enthusiast boards and budget boards leaning toward top end more than budget. The board itself is a dark brown color with white accents and quite striking to the eye.  Heatsinks and rear panel I/O are ...

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VisionTek 800W 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply (900349)

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Modern custom-built computers require a clean reliable power supply and as component prices for enthusiast machine rise the importance of a good solid power supply increases. If you’ve shopped power supplies lately they are getting more affordable and solid power supplies capable of running an enthusiast system with a nice ...

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EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC SweetSpot Plus Style

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Face it not all of us can afford a couple of GTX 980’s. most of us would balk at buying a single 980. More likely we would indulge ourselves with a GTX 970 but then the reality of bills, keeping the fridge full, gas money, those thoughts kick in. Nvidia ...

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Kingston Technologies micro-SD card with Mobile Lite G4 Media Reader

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The need to have more storage space on our mobile devices is becoming a necessity. We require more storage space so that we can take longer video’s, hold more of our pictures and are able to store and play our movies and songs on our portable devices; Phones and Tablets. ...

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Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD Review

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The good folks over at Kingston were kind enough to send over a Kingston M.2. SM2280S3 120GB M.2. Solid State Drive, whats the noise about you might ask. The noise is about the blazing speed one of these innocuous little drives can produce. As a little spoiler, to grab your ...

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SilverStone Silver Strider 750 Watt PSU V2.0 (ST75F-GS), Mighty Mini!

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The SilverStone Silver Strider 750 Watt PSU is the smallest full modular ATX power supply on the market. From the back of your chassis to the front of the Silver Strider 750 it’s a mere 140mm making it the mightiest Mini sized PSU available. Struggling with a smaller chassis but need killer voltage ...

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Kingston HyperX Fury Pro 360x300mm (HX-MPFP-M)

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Kingston has been branching out with a few select high quality products like the The HyperX Cloud II headset we reviewed this last month. During our normal back and forth with Kingston they mentioned they has a new HyperX Fury Pro Mouse Pad and since we are all about gaming we ...

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SanDisk UltraFit USB 3.0 FlashDrive (16GB)

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In an age where we no longer use floppy discs and many systems no longer even have an optical drive the USB-memory sticks have become invaluable for carrying around data, use as Live-“CD” for Linux-distros or even as install-media for Windows and other OS’s. While USB 2.0 was pretty slow ...

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Razer BlackWidow Chroma, Feel The Bite!

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Razers legendary gaming peripherals have launched Razer onto bigger things, now they handle custom designed cases, gaming tablets, ultra thin laptops and more. Despite their branching into new products Razer is now and always will be a gaming company at heart. Everything they produce is for gamers by gamers and their ...

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Sentey Eagle Plus

To some, the “guts” of a computer are the components that make up the entire computer itself. You have your core components like the CPU, motherboard and RAM that make up the vital organs. But they all have to live inside a body; the case. Sentey has provided us a ...

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VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB (900718), Pocket Sized Speed Demon

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Want the speed of an internal Hard drive in a pocket portable size? The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD (120GB) might be what you’re looking for.  Rated at speeds up to 455MB/s Read and 440MB/s write the VisionTek USB pocket SSD should not only meet your speed needs but also your ...

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Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 16GB 2800MHz, The Viper Strikes (PV416G280C6QK)

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Founded in 1985, Patriot designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products with the objective of offering a perfect blend of quality and value for consumers. Happy 30th Patriot! Patriots long tradition of enthusiast ram modules is continued in their Viper 4 Series, ...

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Sentey Revolution Pro SP

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While the name Sentey may not ring a bell to many folks, they have been providing PC enthusiasts with components since 2001. One area that Sentey has a decent spread of products is mice. Sentey currently lists 7 mice on their website, all with varying features and complexities. Everything from ...

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