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OCZ Vertex 3.20 – Vertex 3 updated to 20nm

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  Today we get a chance to look at OCZ’s newest refresh of the Vertex series with the Vertex 3.20. The update is actually hidden in plain sight as this update utilizes 20nm NAND. Now let’s see what the drive has to offer.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost – The Missing Link in the Mainstream Lineup?

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Nvidia today launches the new GTX 650 Ti Boost which fills the gap in the mainstream performance price range of $150-160 while in the wake of the recent HD7790 launch. Let’s see what this newest GeForce GPU has to offer and what it can do to shake up this crowded market.

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Sapphire HD 7790 1GB Graphics Card – Filling the Gap in Mainstream Performance

 Sapphire is pretty much the lead partner when it comes to AMD graphics cards. With that it was to no surprise that for this launch the first HD7790 I recieved was from Sapphire. This card is meant to fit into the gap between the 7700 series and the 7800 series ...

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Kingston V300 120GB, 7mm Slim SSD On a Budget

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  Today we look at the new V300 Drive from Kingston which is a Sandforce based drive pointed at the value segment to get a sub $1/GB drive to the masses, now lets see what this drive has to offer.  [UPDATE 2014-03-03, Kingston has changed the NAND-supplier and thus also controller while ...

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2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland)

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Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity APU. The company launched four mobile APUs with 35W TDP designed for performance notebook. Architecturally, Richland is identical to Trinity as both APUs are based on the Piledriver CPU cores and Southern Island GPU cores. ...

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Powercolor HD 7870 Myst Edition

Powercolor has been a lesser-seen name in the GPU market but their primary focus is AMD based GPU’s since their creation in 1997. Today we have the HD7870 MYST Edition card which is based on the new Tahiti LE GPU, so let’s see what what exactly this thing can do.

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Thermaltake eSPORTS SHOCK One Gaming Headset

Thermaltake is well-known for their chassis, coolers and power supplies for many years. With their relatively new line, Tt eSports, they are upping the ante by entering into the gaming community. Let’s see how this gaming headset performs. 

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Noctua Low Profile Heatsinks: NH-L9a and NH-L9I

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Noctua is well-known for providing some of the biggest and most efficient air-coolers among enthusiasts and overclockers. Their latest cooler, the NH-L9 series, is designed to meet the demand for the growing market of the small form factor PC with its extreme small foot-print and low 37mm height. Today, we have both ...

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GTX TITAN Single Card Performance

Recently Nvidia launched the GTX TITAN which has proven to be a monster of a card and with extreme capabilities for the most demanding enthusiast gamers. Last week, we released a preview. Now, after some time with the card we have some results to show what you can expect from a single ...

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GTX TITAN Preview: The beast to unseat the best!

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Nvidia always seems to have a ace or two up their sleeves when it comes to GPU launches and product planning, but this time it looks like they brought a RPG to a knife fight. The GTX TITAN is here and I am ready to take it for a spin, so read ...

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Cyberpower Fangbook: Extreme Gaming Gone Mobile

Cyberpower is a premier high end system builder, with that they have some great options from mild to wild when it comes to system designs and options. Today we have the Fangbook X7-200 which is a new extreme gaming laptop built to make the days of being chained to a ...

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OCZ Vector 256GB

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The latest Vector from OCZ uses the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller paired with OCZ’s own branded NAND and the firmware. This marked the first drive from OCZ with all in-house construction. How does the drive fare against other SSDs on the market? We take the 256GB version out for a ...

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RAMDisks: Maximizing High-Capacity RAM

Want a tremendous speed boost? Keep reading, as we explore the benefits of a RAMDisk.

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Intel Core i7-3960x vs. i7-3970x: A Clash of Titans

With the Intel Core i7-3970X taking the crown for the fastest six-core processor for the desktop market, how can this 150W TDP monster compare to its younger brother, the i7-3960X? Can the $10 difference in price justify its performance and stability? In this review the Core i7-3960X and the Core ...

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Patriot “Intel Extreme Masters” Limited Edition 32GB 1600MHz Review

Today’s market of RAM is pretty saturated, as we all know. This means that RAM manufacturers have to get creative to make their kits stand out. Not only that, but with prices being so low it’s hard to offer top shelf stuff for lower prices. Patriot happens to do this ...

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Patriot Gauntlet (PCGTW320S)

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Need more portable file storage, but can’t use the Cloud? The Patriot Gauntlet may just be the device that you are looking for. 

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Swiftech H20-320 Elite Custom Liquid Cooling

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Swiftech’s new H20-320 Elite kit is designed with many new improvements that should help with performance, functionality and even fitment. Now let’s take a closer look and see if Swiftech has taken another step toward offering the best custom liquid cooler in a single kit.

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Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

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Gigabyte’s Aivia Osmium gaming keyboard is a very slick looking and attractive peripheral to have displayed as part of your entertainment setup. But is it worth it?

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NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Gaming Chassis

If you’re looking for a chassis that already comes with a built in fan controller, internal LEDs, excellent cooling potential, great cable management and even the possibility to run extreme gaming configurations, you should check out the NZXT Phantom 820.

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Tt eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Mouse Review

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Tt eSPORTS (by Thermaltake) unleashes the Level 10 M mouse for professional gamers. Read on to find out more.

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Thecus N5550 NAS Review

Thecus’s latest 5-bay NAS, the N5550, is designed for small and medium size businesses (SMB) or home users who need a powerful data file server to centralize all of their digital content. The N5550 Has some excellent specs on paper which happen to match our recently reviewed N4800 with the inclusion ...

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Silicon Power S70 7mm SSD for Ultrabook

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The Silicon Power Slim S70 (SP240GBSS3S70S25) paired the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with the 25nm Intel synchronous NAND in a slim package of 7mm. Available in capacity ranges from 60GB all the way to 480GB, it is one of the high-end SSDs designed for Ultrabooks.

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Bjorn3D / Kingston – Get Ready For The Holidays Giveaway!

This Holiday season, you could get an extra present under the tree! 30 Prizes to give away, 17 days to win — Join the Bjorn3D/Kingston Holiday Giveaway!

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ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II

  ASUS has its own way of putting a special spin on its GPU offerings through special overclock models along with DirectCU II cooling solutions which always tend to deliver something special. Today we have an ASUS GeForce GTX 660 on the test bench to see exactly how this bang for the buck ...

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Corsair Dominator Platinum 2800 MHz – Breaking the speed barrier and then some

  Corsair has recently extended its grasp into the PC market into so many different areas, its almost hard to fathom. With this, they have not forgotten what made the company which is memory, and more importantly high performance DIMMs. Today we have the Dominator Platinum series coming in at ...

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ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z

ASUS has been all the rage with its Z77 models, from the most basic to the more extravagant ROG series. Today we look at the AMD side of things with the new revision of the Crosshair V Formula.

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Rapoo E6300 Wireless Keyboard for iPad/iPhone

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Rapoo introduces a new Bluetooth keyboard (with real tactile keys) for iPad and iPhone. Read on to see how it performs. 

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Bjorn3D / Diamond Multimedia – Holiday Giveaway!

If you own a tablet, smart phone, a computer, or even just an MP3 player, Diamond Multimedia got you covered for this cold but cozy winter Holiday Giveaway! Enter to have a chance at putting one of these great prizes under your Christmas tree!

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Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Chassis

  With black computer chassis and hardware in style, Thermaltake has started a new category of products called the “Snow Edition” in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. These products come mainly with a white color scheme. This time around we’re checking out Thermaltake’s Armor Revo Snow Edition ...

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Thermaltake Water2.0 Performer & Pro All-in-One Water Cooling Solutions

Thinking about water cooling your CPU but haven’t built your first water cooling loop yet? Getting your feet wet can be a bit scary. Thermaltake has released the Water2.0 Performer and Water2.0 Pro all-in-one water cooling solutions. Both are reasonably priced and fit most existing Intel and AMD boards. So ...

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ASUS F2A85-V PRO: The A85X Chipset

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ASUS has released their the F2A85V-Pro for the socket FM2. The board retails at around $140, but is packed with features.

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OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD

SSD’s are growing ever more popular, and we’ve reviewed a lot of them by now. Today we’re checking out the 256GB version of OCZ’s newest addition to the SSD lineup: the OCZ Agility 4.

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Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis

  When it comes to picking a great gaming chassis, it’s not always about looks. Aesthetics can be a major part of your decision making, but there is a lot more to consider, including great air circulation, plenty of cable management holes, the absence of low quality parts, and features that ...

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InWin GRone Full-Tower Chassis

The InWin GRone is a great-looking case that has potential for being a great chassis. Let’s take a deeper look to see how this full-tower chassis is built!

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ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP

    ASUS has a wide range of products, from hardware to routers and audio solutions. Today though, we’re taking a look at one of ASUS’ premier products: the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP edition card. Keep reading what this beast of a card has to offer!

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ADATA SX900 128GB Review

  Today we look at the new ADATA SX 900 128GB SSD. It is a Sandforce powered drive like many others but with a specially designed and optimized firmware which opens up even more NAND capacity for use.

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ASUS Maximus V Extreme

ASUS has some amazing Z77 offerings especially in the ROG lineup. We have already looked at the Maximus V Gene and the Maximus V Formula, both of which were amazing overclockers with loads of features. Today we have the Extreme variant which is the very top model for the ASUS ...

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GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 Motherboard

  GIGABYTE builds motherboards for pretty much every type of user, from the extreme high end board to the more basic and straightforward mainstream boards. We were able to pick up the Z77X-UP7 from GIGABYTE. Let’s take a look at how this top-end board performs.

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Cyberpower X6-9120 Gaming Notebook

Cyberpower is a premier system builder with a legacy of providing gaming grade performance at a great value. Add this along with the fact that they always have some cool free upgrade promos going on and you have a recipe for some really cool toys. Let’s take a look at what we have in the X6-9120 ...

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MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower

  MSI has been around the motherboard market for a very long time, and like many of the players nowadays, is really pushing the overclocking ability on both its motherboard and graphics card lineups. The Big Bang series of MPower boards are built around the idea of being highly overclockable and enthusiast-targeted. Today ...

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