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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.

MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G Video Card Review

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The sub-$200 market is for emerging or budget gaming. This market is for those that do not want to dump a ton of money into their PCs but still want to have good gaming performance without cranking the graphics options to their lowest settings. There ...

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Sapphire Tri-X Radeon R9 Fury Review

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At E3 2015 AMD announced their long awaited Fury line of GPUs using the “Fiji” silicon. The models in the line up are the Fury X, Fury X2, Fury, and the Fury Nano. AMD’s flagship GPU; the Fury X was released into the review channel ...

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MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK Motherboard Review

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Have you ever purchased a product, installed and used it for a while, and said to yourself “Man, I wish it had X (as a feature)”? Not that said product is bad or doesn’t function just that it wasn’t quite as “future proof” as you ...

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AKRACING Player Gaming Chair Review

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Like any skilled trade, the person is only as good as the tools they use. Taking that statement to the gaming perspective we, as gamers, tend to invest time and money into our tools such as keyboards, mice, GPUs, etc. But I wonder how many ...

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Kingston HyperX Fury 2400 MHz DDR 4 Memory Review

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Kingston has long been known for their RAM. In the past, I’ve used Kingston’s ValueRam series with great success. While the ValueRAM line of products isn’t going to break any speed records, it was reliable and got the job done. With the release of the ...

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Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5P Motherboard Review

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Gigabyte has one of the largest selections of X99 motherboards. A quick search on their website yields a result of 16 motherboards across three lines. Gigabyte recently released their Champion series. The Champion series of motherboards include four models and have been designed to get ...

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Origin Genesis PC Chassis Review – Part 2

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A few months back we brought you Part 1 of the Origin Genesis PC chassis. Part one is mainly an overview of the chassis while part 2 details the installation of the hardware. I approached the installation as if the Origin Genesis was a mass ...

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Gigabyte X99M Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

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There is no doubt that the Haswell-E and X99 are high-performance computing platform parts. With 40 lanes of PCIe available on all but the lowest Haswell-E CPU, quad x8 SLI or Crossfire becomes a reality so does a large(ish) case in order to fit all ...

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Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

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“Traditional” or mechanical hard drives have long been a huge bottleneck in overall PC performance. A mechanical hard drive consists of magnetic rotating platters, read & write heads, electrical motor and a controller. As the platter spins, data is written and/or read from the platter ...

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Bitspower MSI GTX 970 Full Cover Waterblock Review

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Manufacturers have been building factory overclocked components for a little while now. Asus, EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte all have GPUs that boast higher than reference clock speeds.With higher clock speeds, comes more heat. To deal with the extra heat, fans ramp up and more noise ...

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