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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day, such as cutting a side window or two.

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290x 8GB Tri-X Video Card Review

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Sapphire has long been AMD’s leading partner in the GPU arena. With the growing popularity of 1440, 2K and 4K gaming, manufacturers have been taking “liberties” with the GPUs such as factory overclocks, higher power delivery, and more memory (VRAM). The Sapphire Vapor-X 290x is slightly different from other 290x’s as it houses 8 gigabytes of RAM vs. 4 Gigabytes ...

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Origin Genesis PC Chassis Review – Part 1

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At CES 2013, we were pulled aside during one of our meetings and asked if we had seen the new Origin PC case. At that time, we had not. We were then introduced to the folks over at Origin. We heard the story of the Origin Genesis PC case. The case was kept top secret from the rest of the ...

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Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4GB Video Card Review

Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming

In September 2014, Nvidia launched the second take on the Maxwell GPU architecture. This latest version of Maxwell promises better performance, lower power consumption, and more advanced rendering features. Gigabyte’s flagship video card is the Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming. Gigabyte claims their GPUs have been selected to ensure the best overclocking and the 600-watt cooler that sits up top ...

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Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Aorus Thunder K7 Keyboard

What do you look for in a keyboard? Do you look for items such as mechanical switches, dedicated macro keys, and LED backlighting? Do you want silent keys or loud keys? There are plenty of keyboards on the market with more features than you can shake a stick at. Some are useful, while others are gimmicky. The Aorus Thunder K7 ...

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DeepCool GamerStorm Captain 240 All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler

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The All-in-One liquid CPU cooler market is bursting with coolers with so many brands to choose from. In case you did not know however, most of the liquid CPU coolers are manufactured by a single company called Asetek. Not that Asetek makes a bad product, their products work fine but the fact that most are OEMed by one company means ...

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Seagate NAS Pro DP-6 Network Attached Storage Review

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How much data do you have and how much storage space do you need? Are you a data hoarder? In addition and  more importantly, are you protected against data loss in case of hardware failure? Network storage is no longer just about  massive disk pools sitting on the network waiting to gobble up the vast amounts of 1’s & 0’s ...

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QNAP TS-451 Network Attached Storage Review

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Network storage used to be a thing only found in business class networks. However, with the increase in popularity of home networking and the ability to easily share large amounts of data between PCs attached to the home network, network attach storage is quickly becoming an integral part of the modern home network.  Family members are no longer confined to ...

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Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Micro-Tower PC Chassis Review

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The way we look at PC cases is forever changed thanks to the modders and the modding community. When people started to mod their beige PC cases, manufacturers took notice and changed. They changed what their cases looked like, they changed the materials used in the manufacturing process and most importantly, they changed the options available. In today’s market, there ...

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Aorus Thunder M7 MMO Gaming Mouse & Thunder P3 Gaming Mouse Pad Review

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Control is all about having a handle on what you’re doing. It seems these days, quite a few people are out of control and may need to be reined back in. Control is having the ability to keep your vehicle in your own lane, control is possessing the ability to keep one’s mouth shut. Control is all about having a ...

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Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Headset Review

Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Headset

The headset market is jam packed with products. It seems like every major manufacturer has at least one headset on their product page. Some headsets standout amongst the crowd while others leave you thinking “What were you guys thinking when this was produced?” Movie and game producers put music in to elicit a specific response during the show or the ...

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