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MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Motherboard Review

MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Motherboard Review Using the Game Boost option to overclock allows the enthusiast to use a dial an overclock feature in both hardware and software modes from the EZ Mode in the Click BIOS 5. There are options from 4.3GHz to 5GHz all by spinning the knob through seven different positions. We …

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Deepcool Assassin II CPU Cooler Review

Deepcool Assassin II CPU Cooler Review The load temperatures for stock and overclock were excellent. That monster base and eight heat pipes give the Assassin II the ability to keep the heat down, and the spread between stock and overclocked load performance was a rather narrow four degrees Celsius. The overclocked load temp of 74 …

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COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review I would try to phrase this in a nice way, but that just isn’t me. I hated this keyboard on day one, day two, and heck, maybe even still at the end of all this. Unfortunately, it’s only for one reason – the damn split space bar. Who the …

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Thermaltake LUXA2 GroovyA Wireless Speaker Review

Thermaltake LUXA2 GroovyA Wireless Speaker Review My experience with the GroovyA has been thoroughly enjoyable. In fact, I have become quite attached to it and I am using it now as I wrap up this review. On the outside, it looks great. The fit and finish are top-notch, which is standard fare for all the …

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review I so very much wanted to award an Editor’s Choice due to its gaming prowess that is unmatched by any other Android system out there, not to mention 4K support, but sadly I cannot overlook its non-gaming pitfalls. Until the Android TV ecosystem matures, it’s hard to justify the purchase …

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PNY GTX 960 XLR8 Video Card Review

PNY GTX 960 XLR8 Video Card Review To start with, I have to say I am impressed with what PNY has brought to the table with its GTX 960 XLR8. There is not a single game in my testing where it fell below 35FPS at 1920×1080 using moderately high settings. Running at the stock clock …

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PowerColor Devil HDX PCIe Sound Card Review

PowerColor Devil HDX PCIe Sound Card Review Setup as a stand alone solution, the Devil HDX gets to play in the best of both worlds with 124dB rated performance from the parent card and the option of running 7.1 sound through the addition of the daughter card. Here is my only beef with the Devil …

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ASUS Sabertooth X99 Motherboard Review

ASUS Sabertooth X99 Motherboard Review Good looks are just one part of the equation, since this board is built with a plethora of military spec hardware that ensures the Sabertooth X99 is going to be around long term. To make sure you make it well past the five-year warranty, ASUS does some serious burn-in testing …

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Ozone Strike Pro Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Ozone Strike Pro Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review Speaking of backlit options, the Strike Pro has some very bright red LEDs that overpower your vision while playing in a dark room. Even when the lights are on, it’s fairly distracting and that is a problem. Even when the lights on the keyboard itself is dimmed, …

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Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review The Ashura is aesthetically pleasing and Scythe gives you a two-year warranty, great performance, and great build quality. The Ashura comes with a single GlideStream 140mm PWM fan that can handle the heat of normal use and overclocking. The offset of the fin stack makes getting to your RAM a …

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PowerColor PCS+ R9 390 8GB Video Card Review

PowerColor PCS+ R9 390 8GB Video Card Review As a performance piece, the PowerColor PCS+ R9 390 offers a lot under the hood for its $329 price tag. To start, we get a core that is factory clocked to 1010MHz and 8GB of GDDR5 memory that is again pumped up to 1500MHz right out of …

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MSI R9 380 Gaming 2G Video Card Review

MSI R9 380 Gaming 2G Video Card Review I was able to reach an overclock of +148MHz on the Antigua core and 1607MHz on the 2GB of GDDR5 memory for final clock speeds of 1148/1607MHz on the core and memory. Pretty solid results from a mid-range card. Cooling performance was a mixed bag until you …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card Review NVIDIA let us know that GPU Boost clock speeds of over 1400MHz were almost the expectation with GM200, and so far this has proven to be true. With those kinds of clock speeds there is no point moving up to GTX Titan X since the GTX 980 …

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Ozone Neon Precision Laser Mouse Review

Ozone Neon Precision Laser Mouse Review While the Neon does not have any lights besides the DPI button, this isn’t a bad thing or a deal breaker in any real decision making way. At this price point there are trade offs for everything. In this case, the Neon has great software and options, which while …

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COUGAR 600M Gaming Mouse Review

COUGAR 600M Gaming Mouse Review The scroll wheel was an issue I only found from “longer” use, that I probably would not have noticed in a typical review testing time frame. After enough use, it started to squeak a bit, and in general make more noise. However, enough use later, and it’s back to no …

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Grand Theft Auto V Game Review

Grand Theft Auto V Game Review The graphics are very good and what blemishes that do exist are easily forgiven. Performance could be better, but as I suspect that comes down to my specific hardware and how I go for highest playable settings, I would consider this a concern rather than an issue. The story …

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Patriot Ignite 480GB Hard Drive Review

Patriot Ignite 480GB Hard Drive Review Patriot has been silent on the SSD front for a while letting the older products fill the space until the next versions of its latest drive were ready for delivery. Diving into the lower cost segment, Patriot used the Phison S3110 controller to manage the asynchronous micron based MLC …

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Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Review Noctua, like always, continues to make its products with considerable thought and care. The NH-D9L fills a even greater gap than the NH-U9S, while still covering the basics by focus on the low performance stock coolers from both Intel and AMD and provides something that can dissipate a large volume …

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Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review Noctua has once again made a product with considerable thought and care. The NH-U9S fills that gab between the low performance stock coolers from both Intel and AMD, and provides something that can dissipate a large volume of heat within small confinement. I often run into this problem when reviewing …

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ECS Z97-MACHINE Motherboard Review

ECS Z97-MACHINE Motherboard Review As always, moving on to the overclocking section is fun. While I don’t have a great 4770K to test with (the highest I ever get seems to be 4.4GHz regardless of the board) the ECS Z97-MACHINE managed to max my highest overclock and I literally had to change two settings to …

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Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard Review

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard Review The Challenger Prime is a bit of everything, which is the main reason why it just doesn’t do anything particularly well. I started off loving the keyboard for its lights and low price. Slowly over a few weeks, I grew to dislike the keyboard. Not because it …

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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review Cooling capacity is dependent on air flow and the Ultimate has you covered. You have close to 300CFM of air at your command, so expect to notice the fans when you crank up the heat and with a cooler this size, a little fan noise just goes with …

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Kingston HyperX Cloud II Headset Review

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Headset Review Overall, Kingston has created a great headset. Not only is the sound exceptionally good for the price range, I would suggest buying these for the headphones alone. The Microphone is just like an added bonus in my eyes. The Cloud II was very comfortable thanks to the memory foam …

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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Game Review

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Game Review Should we go to Hell to rescue the Boss of the Saints, or leave the devil his due? I believe it is worth jumping in, but only if you are already a fan of the franchise. If you are (and I admit that I am) you will …

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be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review Performance was on par with similar size coolers. The Pure Rock is a nice jump beyond OEM cooling, but still a sizeable notch below the much larger (and signifcantly more expensive) dual tower coolers with 140mm fans. However, it did prove that it can stand up to a …

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