Reviews

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MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G GPU Review

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Not too long ago Nvidia introduced the world to the Maxwell architecture. The GTX 750 and 750 TI were the 1st Maxwell chips from the Green team although the the 750 series was aimed at the budget minded consumers. One of Maxwell’s  biggest features is efficiency and boast 2x performance per watt over the GTX 600 series which allows the ... Read More »

Tt eSports Ventus Gaming Mouse Review

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Are you a left handed person? Have you been browsing through the bins at The Leftorium but still haven’t found what you are looking for? Have you found that left handed crescent wrench yet? Well, I may not be able to help you with the wrench, but there is a new ambidextrous gaming mouse that I would like to show ... Read More »

Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review

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In a world of emerging touchscreen devices, the keyboard is still the main input device for a “traditional” PC. Comfort, ease of use and features; not gimmicks, make up a great keyboard. I know personally I switch out my GPU more than I do my keyboard. I think that I have used the same keyboard on my daily rig for ... Read More »

Noctua Redux Fan Series Review

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  A fleet of new fans from Noctua have recently been introduced abandoning the familiar warm brown and flesh tones for colder gray bodies, not to capitalize on the current “Walking Dead” nerd zombie craze but as an answer to public demand for alternate color styles. Similar to zombies, the new gray Noctua Redux fan series are based on older ... Read More »

NZXT Phantom 240 Mid-tower Case Review

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As creative and as revolutionary as NZXT’s cases may have been, they have all been surprisingly affordable especially compared to other feature-rich cases. The original Phantom case introduced back in 2010 for instance, only had a retail price of $139.99. Keeping the price low while limiting the compromise in quality and feature-set seem to have driven NZXT’s decisions since then ... Read More »

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G GPU Review

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Graphics cards are what make a gamers world go-round. High levels of detail and great frame rates are crucial in their world. What good is having great frame rates if the game looks blocky and frankly, ugly? This may come to a shock to some, but not every gamer has 1000’s of dollars to pour into their components and PCs. ... Read More »

AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E Processors Review

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In the sweet science of boxing, fighters are segregated in groups by weight class. This distinction makes sense to keep the fights interesting and more importantly fair. Often time however, the most interesting match-ups happen whenever somebody shifts down or up a weight class to compete in a group they were not primarily groomed in. Understandably, time, techniques and styles ... Read More »

Plextor PX-G256M6e 256 GB M.2 SSD Review

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Just a little while ago I had the pleasure of reviewing one of MSI’s Z97 motherboards. With the release of the Z97 chipset came M.2 slots and M.2 SSDs. If you haven’t heard much on SATA express or M.2 they are essentially the same thing. The interface for the M.2 is simply a small form factor connector for SATA Express. ... Read More »

Genius F-1000 Gaming Arcade Stick Review

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Before the advent of online gaming and even before home gaming systems delivered cutting edge graphics to the living room, multiplayer was largely the domain of the video arcade. For the cost of a quarter or two, gamers can go head to head against strangers or friends on arcade machines and find out who is the better player. Unfortunately, the ... Read More »

Sapphire R7 260X (100366-3L) Video Card Review

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Compromise is not something people aim for but is a reality that often hits hard when the word ‘budget’ is thrown around. When it comes to video cards, this used to mean that you have to turn off some graphical features when playing at high-resolution but thanks to the combination of lazy game developers who would rather program for lower-tech ... Read More »