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.

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

The Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

“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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Bitspower THOR EIX99 Full Cover Water Block for EVGA X99 Classified/FTW

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Water cooling is a great way to remove heat from PC components. There are various types of water or liquid cooling solutions available such as the popular All-in-One (AIO or Closed loop) units, DIY liquid cooling kits, as well as fully customizable water cooling loops. ...

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EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Review Featuring Kingston Hyper-X Fury DDR4 2400MHz

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In the latter part of 2014 and with great fanfare, Intel launched their new i7 Extreme line of CPUs. Along with the new CPUs came a new socket and a long awaited chipset: the X99. EVGA has long been associated with manufacturing some of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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