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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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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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Gigabyte X99-UD4P


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 Technologies micro-SD card with Mobile Lite G4 Media Reader


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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SanDisk UltraFit USB 3.0 FlashDrive (16GB)


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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Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 3G


Data security is an ever increasing concern yet many people consider a thumb drive “secure enough”, at least until it’s lost.  Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 offers Password protection, 256-bit AES encryption and requires a re-format on the drive after 10 failed password attempts. Need that crucial data safe but easily accessible ...

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Samsung Portable SSD T1


Samsung launched the Portable SSD T1, a SSD external portable storage. Due to price, most portable storage uses mechanical drive as oppose to SSD. While USB Flash drive uses flash based memory, they are often small in the storage capacity. As we all are aware, the transfer rate for the ...

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Mushkin Announces Ventura Ultra 480GB USB 3.0 Drive


Mushkin brings 480GB of storage space to its Ventura Ultra Series. The Ventura Ultra is Mushkin’s USB 3.0 SSD that uses LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. The latest entry to the Ventura family delivers up to 455 MB/s reads and 445 MB/s write and up to 39K of 4K random IOPS. ...

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USB Type-C Connector is smaller, reversible, and plugs in both ways


Get ready to toss your old USB cables as a new Type C cable is going to be the standard moving forward sometimes in 2014. According to the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the new Type C connector is supplement to the USB 3.1 specification. The device is target to be ...

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USB alliance finalizes USB 3.1 specifications, gives us speed up to 10Gbps


While USB 3.0 might not be as fast as Thunderbolt is has one huge advantage: it actually is rolled out and used by tons of computers and peripherals. Now the USB Alliance has finalized the specifications for the next update of USB: USB 3.1. As always the standard is backward ...

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Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive


The Silicon Power Armor A80 is designed to provide protection against water, drop, pressure, and dust with its rugged design. The unit manages to provide excellent protection and performance without adding much bulk. Available in storage ranges from 320GB to 1TB, it is one of the best external hard drive ...

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ASUS F2A85-V PRO: The A85X Chipset

Asus F2A85V-Pro

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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BitFenix Prodigy


Though it took a long time to gain any momentum, the Mini ITX form factor seems to be gaining popularity. This is in part due to the integration of various components such as memory controller, Northbridge, and GPU onto the CPU die. Today’s CPUs come with a decent GPU on-die ...

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Cubitek Mini-ICE CB-ICI-B104

 Designed with two pieces of aluminum for a sleek look, the Cubitek Mini ICE is a case for mini ITX boards. Unlike other mini ITX cases, it is aimed for gamers and enthusiasts who plan to watercool and use high-end GPUs.

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MSI Z77A-GD65: A Preview

MSI has debuted their upcoming Z77A-GD65 board, supporting Socket 1155 processors. The board features PCIE 3.0, USB 3.0, and plenty of other features for overclocking. Check out the pictures for more info.

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SilverStone EC03 USB 3.0 adapter


Can adding a USB 3.0 adapter to an older system help speed up external storage access? SilverStone believes it can, and provides us with one to prove their point. Let’s see what it can really do.

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Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB

The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is supposed to be Kingston’s fastest flash drive to date. We’ll compare it with a USB 3.0 flash drive they released a few months ago to see if it’s true.

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Silicon Power Diamond D05 USB 3.0 External Drive

Need to carry your data with you on the go? If so, then check out the Silicon Power Diamond: a slim, portable USB 3.0 storage that brings you portability and performance.

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Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

There have been several versions of the HAF 932 the latest is the Advanced. Can this aging contender still standup to the competition? We intend to find out.

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The P67A-UD7 is GIGABYTE’s flagship motherboard, running the P67 Express Chipset with 3-Way SLI and CrossFireX support, and plenty of overclocking potential.

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Rosewill USB 3.0 Add-on Card and External Enclosure

USB 3.0 has theoretical 10x of the speed offered by USB 2.0. We put the speed to the test and was pleased and also surprised by what we find.

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