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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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Gigabyte Brix S GB-BXi5H-5200

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Introduction Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is an initiative that Intel started in 2012 aimed to bring the powerful computing experience in a system that fit into the size of your palm. Typical NUC system takes the footprint that is no bigger than a few CD jewel case stacks …

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 – good things come in small packages

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Even though many of us are using more and more cloud storage for things like images and music there still is a need for local storage on our desktops and laptops. On a desktop it usually is quite easy to just pop in another SSD or regular hard drive but …

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Cooler Master V750W 80+ Gold PSU

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Cooler Master V750 Fully Modulated 80+ Gold PSU When building a PC some will debate the PSU (Power supply) as the most essential component, warranting a thorough analysis of the available choices. Choosing a well built PSU with a high efficiency rating, good solid construction / internals, and enough power …

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EVGA GTX 950 FTW

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EVGA GTX 950 FTW Recently Nvidia released the GTX 950, a GPU featuring the power and efficiency of the Maxwell architecture, Direct X 12 support, and solid FPS capability @1080p, without the heavy drain on your wallet. Today we are taking a look at the EVGA GTX 950 FTW, which is …

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LUXA2 Groovy Duo

Introduction These days mobile accessories are all the rage with the growing influence of our mobile devices on our daily lives and as such the product that enable us to connect with our devices are what is hip and hot right now! The LUXA2 Groovy Duo fits into this by …

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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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CoolerMaster GeminII S524 Ver.2

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Today we are taking a look at another product from CoolerMaster, the GeminII S524 Ver.2 CPU cooler. Available now on Amazon the GeminII S524 Ver.2 offers flagship level design and construction at a good value. Designed to accommodate newer generation RAM we see generous clearance. The top-down, X-Vents and Air-Guide design promotes cooling of your RAM and …

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E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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E-Blue is company that might be as well know as Razer or Logitech but sells a lot of gaming peripherals like gaming mice, keyboards and even gaming chairs. We got the opportunity to test on of their small mechanical gaming keyboards; the E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Keyboard. This is a small compact …

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CoolerMaster Ergostand III

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CoolerMaster ErgoStand III Today we have a look at the CoolerMaster Ergostand III, the latest revision of the Ergostand series. CoolerMaster, one of the world’s top providers in PC cooling technology, is known for being a rule maker when it comes to innovative design.  Sporting new styling and functionality the Ergostand …

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Sound Blaster Jam

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  The names Creative and Sound Blaster have become synonymous over the years for their audio products and just hearing the name Sound Blaster garners about the same respect as the name Porsche! Which is where we get to the Sound Blaster Jam Bluetooth Headphones that will be featured in …

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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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Razer DeathStalker Chroma

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Razer DeathStalker Chroma – DeathStalker goes disco The Razer Deathstalker is the latest member of the 16.8 million color Chroma family. Razer has fully embraced the Chroma line of products allowing gamers to customize the look of nearly every component of their battle station in one simple to use software, …

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SilverStone Strider ST55F-G PSU and PP05-E Kit

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SilverStone recently sent us their SG12 small form-factor case for review, and along with it came a power supply from their Strider series, as well as a power supply cabling kit. The ST55F-G PSU resides in the Strider Gold S series of power supplies, and provides 550 watts in a …

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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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EZCast Pro HDMI Mirror2TV Stick – First look

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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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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?

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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!

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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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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

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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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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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ZOTAC ZBOX Nano CI540 Plus Review

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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

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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!

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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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Rapoo KX

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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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