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By the time desktops were on the drawing board I had already decided that was what I wanted to do for a career. Tandy came out with a solder together kit, I scarred my hand soldering it together and part of the PCB got into my bloodstream. I've been fighting Computer Fever ever since.

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING: GTX 1070, Strix Style!

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ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING: GTX 1070, Strix Style! We are always excited to see a new ROG product, and even more excited to see a ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070. As with previous generations, there’s a “top dog” video card, the GTX 1080 in this case, then the next step down …

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Sound Blaster ZxR Studio-Grade Sound Card, Hear The Blaster Roar!

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Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card Sound Blaster has been around since the inception of sound card technology. Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, there was “The Adlib Multimedia PC Upgrade Kit” and the “Sound Blaster Multimedia Upgrade Kit”. It consisted of a sound card, a CD-ROM drive and a small …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 (08G-P4-6286) It’s been a couple of weeks since the release of Nvidia’s Founders Edition GTX 1080 and we’ve eagerly been waiting for the custom cards to hit the bench. Luckily the first one to hit our bench is the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW …

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Razer Hammerhead Pro V2

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Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 Razer’s long tradition of top-end gaming gear has branched out to other areas of computing including audio. Today we take a look at the Hammerhead Pro V2 in-ear headphones, and having reviewed the Razer Moray and still using them six years later, we hold the Hammerhead to …

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EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 (incl QDC) (EAN: 3831109863350)

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EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 With processors running faster, and overclocking an everyday event for a lot of enthusiasts, the use of watercooling to cool processors is becoming a more common method than ever before. EKWB builds some of the best kits and AIO watercoolers in the business. While other manufacturers …

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Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Gaming Keyboard (RZ03-01760100-R3U1)

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Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Has Razer got another gaming hit on their hands with the new BlackWidow X Chroma which features all Razer Green Mechanical switches, Chroma LED back lighting with 16.8 million colors, and is a slightly cut down model of the BlackWidow Chroma? The BlackWidow Chroma comes with …

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IOGEAR Chimera M2 Gaming Mouse

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IOGEAR Chimera M2 Gaming Mouse In the beginning of computer gaming you had your 400 – 800 DPI mouse and with limited 640 x 480 CGA that was enough. Today’s gaming is light years ahead of stone age gaming with gaming peripherals exploding to stellar heights. We cane across IOGEAR …

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IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming IKON Gaming Keyboard (GKB703L)

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IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming IKON Gaming Keyboard Far to often the least consideration given to a killer computer is the gaming accessories. Face it by the time you get the core parts built you have an empty wallet and whatever you can afford often ends up being your keyboard. Your old …

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Kingston Mobilelite Wireless G3 (MLWG3)& MobileLite Wireless Pro 64GB(MLWG3/64)

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Kingston Mobilelite Wireless G3 & MobileLite Wireless Pro 64GB In the 60’s we wanted to tune out, turn on, weird out and push back from society and find our own ways, those days are long past. The world we live in today is turned on tuned in online 24/7/365 and …

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Kingston 32GB UHS-I U3 microSDHC Review

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Kingston 32GB UHS-I U3 microSDHC Review As media playback formats increase the need for faster MicroSD cards has increased. With 2K/4K video playback and burst mode (Continuous still images on on DSLR cameras) older MicroSD cards just can’t keep up with todays needs. Face it most people going into your local …

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Cooler Master Mouse Roundup Review

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Cooler Master Mouse Roundup Review Introduction COOLER MASTER has a long tradition of producing high-end and affordable gaming equipment, and they were kind enough to send over the Xornet II, Sentinel III, Mizar and Havoc for a COOLER MASTER Mouse Roundup. Three reviewers tackling four mice to give you the …

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Western Digital Blue 1TB 2.5″ SSHD (WD10J31X), SSD in a HD or HD in a SSD?

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Western Digital Blue 1TB SSHD With the myriad of hard drives appearing in the last couple of years it can get pretty confusing on what to pick for what applications or machine you use. If your going for blazing speed at a cost just doesn’t matter then a NVME M.2 …

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Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 Gen 1 128GB, HyperX Fast USB Thumb Drive

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Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 Gen 1 128GB Drive Thumb drives are growing in capacity and speed as SSDs drop in price and increase in capacity. Today’s portable storage looks much different than just a few years ago. My first USB drive review was a Panda USB 1.0 drive with …

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Western Digital Blue 4TB SSHD (WD40E31X) Platter & SSD Ride The Range Together

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Western Digital Blue 4TB SSHD Combining a 8GB Solid State Drive with a 4TB platter drive, the Western Digital 4TB SSHD is a hybrid drive designed to give tons of storage space and that little extra go power of an 8TB SSD. The drives electronics decide what programs and files …

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Razer Nabu Smart Band

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The Razer NABU is a Smartband which is a cousin of a smart watch, it offers more than just your ordinary watches functions. You can set it to (among other things) to relay your email, your private messages, texts and some heath stuff like how far you walked, how many calories …

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Razer Leviathan Mini (RZ05-01570100-R3U1) The Leviathan Roars!

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Razer Leviathan Mini When it comes to Razer millions upon millions of gamers are familiar with the brand and Razer Gaming peripherals and the first choice of many dedicated gamers are Razer Peripherals. Razer is branching out and sent us the Razer Leviathan Mini to test out..The Leviathan Mini is …

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COOLER MASTER Silencio FP 120 PWM Fan Performance Edition (R4-SFNL-24PK-R1) Quiet The Beast!

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COOLER MASTER Silencio FP 120 PWM Fan Performance Edition Tons of money have been spent on one seemingly easy thing, computer fan performance. We’ve gone from little 80mm screamers wedged against the back of aluminum and steel cases when the noise would chase a pack of Wolves off a fresh kill. …

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Cooler Master Jas Mini Portable Aluminum Ipad Mini & iphone

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The Cooler Master Jas Mini is one of those products you don’t think a lot about but if your phone is your lifeline at home or at work the Jas Mini is a product you might want to take a Look at. It’s marketed as an iphone iPad Mini accessory but …

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HAVIT Lammergeier RBG Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Set

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About HAVIT “After being liberated from the shackles of machines by advancing technology, weary people finally get time to pursue their ideal life – this is what Thoreau said in his masterpiece Walden. HAVIT has realized that what we should seek is not technology itself, but a more beautiful life. …

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G.Skill TridentZ 16GB DDR 4 DC 3200 MHz (16 18 18 38), The Need For Speed!

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G.Skill TridentZ DDR 4 DC 3200 MHz When it comes to computers faster bigger and badder is better and speed in computing is a factor of money and carefully selected components that keep you off the Ramen shelves at your local grocers. Processor speed has always been king in computing …

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Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5″ HDD v5 (ST8000NM0055)

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Seagate 8TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5″ HDD v5 (ST8000NM0055) We all need storage on our computers and we’ve seen 4 and 5 drive setups with cables running willy nilly through machines until it looks like a mass of electrical spaghetti bulging the motherboard side of the computer case out. Most of …

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Razer Kraken Mobile

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Razer Kraken Mobile It seems like most of the population is carrying a mobile device with them these days, whether it is a phone, a tablet or a laptop, and you can see the changes it’s made in society on a daily basis. People are walking down the streets sporting …

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Razer Orochi 2015 Luxury Laptop Gaming Mouse (Wired & Wireless)

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Razer Orochi 2015 Gaming Laptop Mouse Razer has released a new Orochi, we’ve had the pleasure of having the original Orochi around the lab for years and it’s seen many business trips but we are glad to see the new model as 7 long years of good service on the …

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Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB ST4000DX001 Consumer Hybrid HD Review

Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB ST4000DX001 Consumer Hybrid HD Review A SSHD is the marriage of a platter hard drive and a SSD Controller linked to the same Nand flash used in a Solid State Drive. The drive electronics are a little more sophisticated than a regular platter drive deciding what …

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XFX R9 Fury Pro Triple Dissipation (R9-FURY-4TF9)

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XFX R9 Fury Pro Triple Dissipation “XFX dares to go where the competition would like to, but can’t. That’s because, at XFX, we don’t just create great digital video components—we build all-out, mind-blowing, performance-crushing, competition-obliterating video cards, power supplies, and computer accessories. And, not only are they amazing, you don’t …

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Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System

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Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System Cooler Master was founded in 1992 by one man working out of a rented apartment with his staff being nothing more than a secretary who handled the admin part of the business. Roger (the founder) worked at innovating, inventing building and marketing …

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EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0, GTX 950 goes Super SuperClocked!

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EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0 EVGA serves up a beautiful GTX 950 Super SuperClock ACX 2.0 sporting 768 Shader units 32 ROPs, 2940 million transistors with 2 GB od high-speed GDDR5 running across a 128-bit bus. The EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0 gets a factory overclock to 1190 …

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ASUS Z170 ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME Review! Asus Drops The Bomb!

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME Every generation of chip-sets manufacturers carefully design and implement their Flagship offering and we wait with bated breath to see whats been put on the offering plate. The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME is the top dog Flagship simply crammed with every feature a person can think of …

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Razer Mamba, Wired & Wireless (Chroma) Mouse Review

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Razer Mamba Intro & Unboxing Razer has a long tradition of revamping their products to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s gamers and the Razer Mamba is no exception to that rule. Razer actually went a little modest in naming this mouse just the “Razer Mamba” , it’s more the …

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Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Dual-Channel 3000MHz DDR4 Review (15-16-16-39) (HX430C15SBK2/16)

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HyperX Savage 16GB Dual-Channel 3000MHz DDR4 When Skylake came out we were tantalized with the possibilities for high-speed RAM exceeding existing top end kits. Kingston was nice enough to send over a Kingston HyperX Savage 3000MHz kit for us to check out, and with 16GB of dual-channel Savage timed at …

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ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC, Strix Goes Mainstream!

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ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC ASUS released the Strix GTX 950 DC2OC at an Entry / Mainstream price of $159.99 and previous to the GTX 950 NVIDIA was stuck at the $200 price point with the GTX 960. The GTX 960 $200 price point left them vulnerable to sub $200 AMD video cards covering that …

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XFX R9 380 4G Double Dissipation Black Edition (R9-380P-4DB5)

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XFX R9 380 4G Double dissipation Black Edition No body in the GPU manufacturing community does a Black Edition like XFX does and when they release an XFX R9 380 4G Double Dissipation Black Edition we wanted to be first in line to grab one and get it on the …

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Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 SSD (MKNSSDAV250GB-D8)

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Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 2280 SSD The ever-growing need for hard drive speed is being met in a variety of ways, while E-Sata is taking the rear of the pack on development and Sata 6G has reached its bandwidth limit HD pioneers like Mushkin are pressing on to the …

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Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD Review, Mush On! (MKNSSDST480GB)

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Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD, Mush On! Mushkin has been around since 1994 and become an industry leader and recognized for its high quality performance products and their design philosophy of continual innovation and delivering product “Wow” through quality products and unparalleled customer service. In their continual drive to innovate Mushkin …

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition is a mechanical keyboard featuring Razers proprietary award-winning mechanical keys.  Razers put a lot of engineering into their key setup to have a tactile response on actuation and a short reset return. Normal keys take a 2.2mm ± 0.6mm …

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Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400MHz 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 Review (BLS8G4D240FSB)

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Crucial Ballistix 2400MHz 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 Review Intel dropped the initial Skylake offerings and naturally there’s a bevy of new Motherboards and Ram flooding the component pipeline faster than ever before. Crucial is always ready for a new platform and today we have a kit of Ballistix 2400MHz 16GB dual Channel …

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Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 2666MHz (15 17 17) Dual Channel Review (HX426C15FBK2/16)

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Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 (16 16 16) Dual Channel Review Skylake processors landed with a thundering applause and stores are sold out of the I7 6700K and production can’t keep up with demand yet. Since it’s not Intel’s “HEDP” High End Desktop Platform it uses Dual Channel Ram. The …

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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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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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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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