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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.

Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Poseidon Z RGB

When it comes down to mechanical keyboards, there are a lot of options to choose from. Keyboards range from a plain mechanical-only keyboard all the way to keyboards with RGB LED lighting, multiple macro keys, USB ports, and audio ports. Switch options vary as well.  …

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Plextor M7V M.2 SATA SSD Review

Plextor M7V

Flash based storage can really wake up an older PC due to it’s massive increase in speed and decrease in seek time as compared it its rotating disk counter part. As the price of flash memory continues to drop, we start to see SSD’s prices …

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Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset Review

HyperX Cloud Revolver

The Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver is the latest headset in Kingston’s product family. Kingston’s gaming headset line up has grown to four different models which feature both 3.5mm and USB connectivity. Last years HyperX Cloud and the updated HyperX Cloud II met with quite a …

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Azio MGK 1 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review: Less Is More

MGK 1 RGB

  Mechanical keyboards have been around since we started using keyboards as input devices for the PC. Early (1970’s era) mechanical keyboards were heavy and loud which eventually led manufactures to produce membrane based keyboards. PC gaming helped lead a resurgence in the reintroduction of …

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Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS Review

Synology DiskStation DS216+

The Synology DiskStation DS216+ is the newest member of Synology’s plus series. It also happens to be the cheapest of the series as well. The plus series of NAS typically features advanced multimedia and encryption features and their mid-series as the plus series sits between …

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QNAP TAS-268 Dual Bay NAS review

QNAP TAS-268

Network storage is becoming more and more popular with the home user. As their data needs change, so does they way in which they store their data. More and more, I see each individual family member has their own PC and rather than just share …

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MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

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When choosing a motherboard, some users make their choice based on the extra features and overall look of the board while others choose boards based purely on speed and performance. However, the extra features and speed come at a cost; price. Over the last few …

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/AC Motherboard Review

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It used to be that small form factor meant you would have to trade performance for size. Over the last few generations of motherboards and CPUs that stigma is changing. The Mini-ITX or ITX is one of the smallest form factor boards you can purchase. …

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EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooling Unit Review

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All in one water (AIO) cooling units are designed for consumers that want water cooling without the hassle of assembling a custom loop, filling, bleeding and maintenance. The AIO units offer a simple installation that is similar to an air cooler but, the cooling performance …

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Swiftech H320 X2 All-In-One Watercooling Kit Review

Swiftech H320 X2

All-in-one (AIO) water cooling units have brought the performance and silence of water cooling to the masses with the simplicity of installing an air cooler. AIOs offer simple installation without the need to bleed the loop. Simply attach the hardware and power cables and you …

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