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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, DDR4 16GB 2800MHz kit. The Viper 4 2800MHz kit is timed at 16-18-18-36 and should be plug and play with Intels’ XMP profile technology.   Patriot Viper 4 Series, DDR4 16GB 2800MHz, The Viper Strikes Patriot memory has been around almost as long as commercially available desktops and we’ve been using their ram as a staple for more years than we’d care to admit. As the company has grown so has their reputation for high-end enthusiast Ram. We’ll be looking at the Patriot Viper DDR4 16GB 2800MHz which will fit nicely into out Ram memory charts as we have a ... Read More »

MSI GTX 960 Gaming GPU, The Sweet Spot

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MSi’s GTX 960 Gaming 2G with Twin Frozr V and Torx fan is on the bench warmed up and ready to go. we suggest you fasten your seat belts, wear head protection and if the mood strikes an impact label on your shirt to measure GeForces. The MSI GTX 960 comes in a snazzy Red and Black and the fan hubs are imprinted with the MSI Dragon and the traditional “MSI”. Looking more like some sports car from Speed Racer than a Video card it packs all of Maxwell’s technology in a newly named chip the GM206.   Up until recently Nvidia only let two GPU’s out of the Maxwell nest, generally NVIDIA releases the Top Dog GPU and maybe shortly later a variant of the GTX X80 class.  In this case the all-powerful GTX 980 splashed on the market at between $550 to about $700 depending on how steroidal a ... Read More »

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2

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MobileLite G2 MobilLite G2 Bundle The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 is a small media reader that broadcasts a WiFi signal that just about any WiFi enabled device can receive. You can plug-in various storage media and have your files easily accessible to most WiFi capable devices. The MobileLite G2 will also piggyback your internet WiFi so you are both connected to the Media Reader portion and the Internet. Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Once in a while you see a product that makes you do an instant face palm move, it’s so simple and elegant in its design and solves so many of the problems that you’ve worked around and taken for granted that it’s hard to wrap your mind around. The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 is one of those products.  I think everyone that has embraced technology or grudgingly accepts it as an evil necessity all have storage issues. You have music ... Read More »

CyberpowerPC SYBER GAMING VAPOR A

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Introduction PC Gaming may be strong and growing but so are consoles and that is due to the simplicity of plug and play. A console you plug it in, maybe wait for a few updates and you are off to the races. PCs require installing of games, updates navigating windows and countless other steps including configuring graphics before you can start to enjoy your games. This is one of the big difference between console and PC adoption aside from cost of course which make users shy toward the easier to use consoles and this is largely due to UI or user interface. PC you deal with windows whereas consoles you just enter the game from a dashboard. Now things like SteamOS have gone a long way in trying to bridge that gap but it is very far from ideal at the moment so companies like Cyberpower in an attempt to create ... Read More »

Zotac ZBox Pico PI320 – a PC in your pocket

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Zotac is a company with lots of experience when it comes to small PC’s. We have reviewed some of them before and always come away impressed.The little PC we are testing today, and it really is little, is their smallest yet as it quite literally fits in your pocket. Even though it is small it still comes with WIndows 8 and is by all accounts a proper PC. It might not fit all users but it turns out to be a nifty little PC with several interesting use-cases. The Specifications CPU Intel Atom Z3735F (quad-core, 1.33 GHz) Burst frequency up to 1.83 GHz GPU Intel HD-graphics Memory  2 GB 1333 MHz DDR3  Network  10/100Mbps, 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.0  Audio  Stereo (analog), 8-ch via HDMI  Storage  32GB eMMC (integrated) Memory card reader 3-in-1 (micro SD/SDHC/SDXC)  Ports  1x HDMI, 3 x USB2.0  OS  WIndows 8 with Bing (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)  Extras  1 ... Read More »

Cyberpower Zeus Mini – Pushing the limits with huge power in a very small package!

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Introduction PC Gaming is here and here to stay but with the ease of use or easy plugging in and playability of consoles it really makes for a much easier to enter market for consumers. Sometimes we as enthusiasts lose sight of the fact that most users do not know how to build a PC and are not going to learn as they simply are not as into the hardware side as we are. This is not a bad thing they simply enjoy other hobbies and while the PC DIY market is strong there simply are a lot more users out there who do nto know how to build it and will pay to have a system built. Unfortunately a lot of times off the shelf systems from big box stores end up tin the playing field due to easy accessibility and cost, but not just that also lack of ... Read More »

Cyberpower Zeus EVO Lightning 2000SE

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Introduction Many times you will find that building a PC while to us enthusiasts seems so easy and we can almost do it blind folded. But when many gamers want a PC the task is too daunting to even consider building their own system which is why they end up with many of the horrible off the shelf systems that inevitably us being the computer savvy or “Techy” guy end up getting dragged into fixing or improving since it won’t play the game they want. Then of course the chastising ensues of “Why would you ever buy this thing” but for most gamers they simply don’t know what is needed to run key games or even more where to find what they need or who to build it for them. Today we have a new system from Cyberpower and it is one of their higher tier systems aimed at the ... Read More »

Sapphire Edge HD4

Sapphire has long been known for its AMD graphics offerings but a little known part of their business has to do with their small form factor Edge based systems. Today we look at the Intel Celeron powered Edge HD4. Let’s see what it has to offer! No related posts. Read More »

Arctic MC101: A Trinity Powered HTPC

  Arctic’s latest home entertainment system user an AMD A10-4600M APU, bringing a powerful combination of CPU and GPU in a tiny little box. Packed with WiFi, TV Tuner, 8GB RAM, and 1TB of storage, the MC101 brings us plenty of power for our media needs and is also able to deliver decent gaming performance. No related posts. Read More »

CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE Review

The CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE is a very fairly priced and professionally built gaming desktop PC. It offers the latest technologies, including the latest microprocessor from Intel—the Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz overclocked at 4.5 GHz—along with AMD’s Radeon HD 7850 Graphics card. With the combination of the latest Z77 chipset and Lucidlogix’s Virtu MVP technology, this system can combine the performance of the CPU and the GPU to create a smoother gaming experience. The Gamer Xtreme comes with many other features which we’ll take a look in this review. No related posts. Read More »

CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 1000 SE

Not everyone needs the best components available, or wants to spend time building a gaming system. How do pre-built gaming systems compare with their custom built counterparts? We examine one today. No related posts. Read More »

Zotac ZBOX AD02-Plus-U

Zotac’s latest ZBOX AD02 Plus U features AMD’s E-350 Fusion APU packed in a tiny little enclosure. Featuring plenty of features and low power consumption, it maybe an ideal HTPC for those who need a simple device to stream their digital content. No related posts. Read More »

SAPPHIRE Edge Mini PC

The Sapphire Edge Mini PC is a tiny computer with an Intel Atom D510 processor and NVIDIA ION graphics. It is lightweight and consumes very little power, and we’ll see how it stacks up in utility. No related posts. Read More »

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