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GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Review

Checking Out Some High-Speed Memory With Sweet Sweet RGB Today we have the new GeIL Super Luce RGB memory kit (PN: GLS416GB3600C16ADC) something which has been a long time in the process. We were testing a batch of memory and our test motherboard decided it had enough, which admittedly it …

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ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha – ASUS Takes Threadripper to The Next Level

AMD Released the 2990WX 32 Core Monster, ASUS Answers with the Zenith Extreme Alpha AMD made a remarkably huge splash with its 2nd gen Ryzen parts. Next up were the Threadripper 2nd gen updates. There were rumors abound of all kinds of craziness going in at the time. When AMD …

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MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X Review – an Even Lower Cost Turing Option

MSI Introduces the Newest in Turing at $249.99 MSI has put into our hands today the new Turing powered GTX 1660 Gaming X. This is, of course, a continuation of the non-RTX enabled parts like you had seen recently in the other models listed below. The thing is this one …

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MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X – Turing Without The RTX.

MSI Brings The New GTX 1660 Ti to Life With Some Gaming X Style MSI has put into our hands today the new Turing powered GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X. Now, wait a minute, I thought the new cards were RTX? Well, that is true but this is the first …

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MSI X299 Creation – HEDT, With an Extra Helping of Excess?

Welcome the Big Daddy of X299 boards from MSI Today we look at the new MSI MEG X299 Creation motherboard. X299 may be a bit long in the tooth for some, but with the recent refresh for Basin Falls, I think some new boards were necessary. The first showing of …

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MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z – MSI Brings The Heat For The Mini Turing.

MSI Took a GeForce RTX 2060 and Added Some Gaming Z Flair to it. MSI is no stranger to making custom cards and they have shown this with the Gaming Z series of cards. Today we have the RTX 2060 Gaming Z which may not seem like a very impressive …

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Fractal Design Meshify S2 – Meshify Gets a Define S2 Mash-Up

The Case That Feels Familiar But With Some New Style. Fractal Design I am quite sure most of you reading this have some sort of familiarity with. Fractal today has provided their newest release the Meshify S2. For those of you familiar with the Define S2, this will look like …

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Zotac RTX 2070 Mini – Zotac Puts RTX 2070 on an Even Smaller Form Factor and Smaller Price!

Zotac Shaved a Little Off The Already Dainty RTX 2070. One of the first aftermarket partner model 2070’s has rolled in. It is from our friends at Zotac, the RTX 2070 Mini. This model does not appear to be a Overclock model on the surface and might even be a …

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition – Nvidia Unleashes RTX on The $350 Market

RTX Meets the Sweet Spot in Value. Better late than never right? That seems to be the mantra with recent GPU releases post RTX launch. This time I did not get a card in hand until the day of Embargo release and rather than rush it out I did my …

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AMD Keynote for CES 2019 – Radeon VII “Vega on 7nm”, Mobile Graphics and an Interesting Zen 2 Benchmark

AMD Had A Lot of Expectations to Live Up to For Enthusiasts, Did They Deliver? “Note: I am covering this Keynote via Livestream remotely and unfortunately quality was not awesome, so please forgive the lackluster screenshots.” AMD came to the show floor knowing what they were in for as they …

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3DMark Port Royal: Real Time Ray Tracing Benchmark is Here! Every Capable GPU Tested

Finally We Have a Way to Gauge Real Time Ray Tracing Performance So, you want to see what your new RTX or ray tracing capable can do? Don’t have the time or skill to plot a run on the only real ray tracing title (Battlefield V) available as of now? …

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Nvidia Announcement at CES 2019: RTX 2060, Adaptive Sync Support and So Much MORE!!!

Nvidia who is normally kicking off announcements and press conferences with talk of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, And autonomous driving threw the collective audience for a loop. They started the show with Nvidia’s Founder and CEO Jensen Huang “Usually at CES, I talk to you about Self Driving cars, and …

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Team Group DELTA R RGB SSD Review – Has This RGB Thing Gone Too Far?

RGB has entered yet another part of your PCB build There are many RGB SSD’s showing up on the market but the TForce Delta R RGB SSD is the first to come across our bench. Love it or hate it RGB is only getting more prevalent. RGB started getting into PCs …

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Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 – Is The Sound Card Really Dead?

Time to look at what feels like an old friend Before we dive into the new Sound BlasterX AE-5 we must do a little archeology. Put on your time traveler hats as we look back into the origins of PC as I grew up with. I an remember the beginning …

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MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC: MSI Takes On The Sub 200 Dollar Z390 Market

The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming EDGE AC Has Arrived!! Today we have on the bench the third of the initial 3 motherboards for testing the new Z390/9900K platform:  the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming EDGE AC. This board, much like the Gigabyte model we looked at recently, is a sub 200 dollar …

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Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro WiFi: Is Midrange AORUS Right For Your Next Build?

Gigabytes midrange take on Z390 is here! Today we have for you the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro WiFi. Gigabyte has long made motherboards for consumers and also pushed the limits for the overclocking/XOC community with a staff of well adept overclockers at their disposal. Gigabyte has made arguably some of …

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ASUS Maximus XI Extreme: Z390 with all the things!

Z390 ROG to the extreme is here! We would like to introduce you to the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Extreme. ASUS and their Maximus series of boards have been synonymous with gamers, overclockers and overall enthusiasts over the many years since ROG or Republic of Gamers came to be. However, …

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review – Turing at $599

Time to meet the more value-friendly RTX brethren. I know we are a bit late to the party with this one, and that’s ok. We had a testbench failure which required complete rebuild and retest to ensure continuity. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 is now on the bench! The Nvidia …

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Intel Core i9 9900K – Intel’s Answer to RYZEN is here!

Core i9 9900K is here! I know the 9900k has been rumored until the cows come home but in reality, it has only been a recent development in the core race that really heated up once AMD dropped RYZEN shortly followed by Threadripper. With that we had the 6 core …

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 – Does AMD Have an Underrated Gaming Beast?

RYZEN 2600 – The gaming wolf in sheep’s clothing Before we start talking about the new RYZEN 5 2600, I feel a little history is in order as to how RYZEN came to be. AMD is one of those companies that I think really does not need an introduction at …

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Western Digital Black NVMe – WD’s Acquisition of Sandisk Made This Possible

Take one part WD legacy and one part Sandisk and stir = Magic! When talking about Western Digital, I think the first thought is a storage Behemoth that has been around since seemingly the beginning of PC (since 1970 actually, so close enough). I am betting if you asked Western …

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Intel X599 and Z399 Rumored to Split New HEDT Lineup.

Today the tech chatter has been ablaze with more rumors/leaks about the upcoming refresh of the X299 or HEDT platform from Intel. Ever since Computex with the questionable demo of the “28 core” HEDT chip which created a huge controversy things sort of fell silent… Well, today things are heating …

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX IS HERE.. Introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 & RTX 2080 Ti – 4K 60 FPS or bust!

At long last, we have the replacement to Pascal. I have really gone back and forth on how to open this as, Well the new Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti cards are something like I have never really dealt with before. I mean, yes, they are graphics cards by …

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