Nixeus MODA v2 Mechanical Keyboard

Nixeus MODA v2 Mechanical Keyboard Review

Nixeus MODA v2 Mechanical Keyboard Last year, we reviewed the MODA tenkeyless mechanical keyboard from Nixeus. Today we’re looking at the MODA v2 which conserves the tenkeyless form while introducing some improvements. You might be more familiar with the monitors from Nixeus which use high-end panels in a no-nonsense product. Their first MODA keyboard followed …more

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R9 Nano Video Card

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Priced At $649 – Coming September 10th, 2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and Fury video cards got the attention of the gaming community when they were released in June 2015 as the new Fiji GPU and High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) was very intriguing to the community. It was tough to find any Fury cards in-stock at Amazon or Newegg following their release, …more

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Gigabyte Z170X-UD5

Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 ATX Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Review Intel recently began releasing their latest CPU, which includes a change in the socket to 1151, while there isn’t a huge performance boost over the previous generation of Intel processors, the new Skylake processor does bring some new features.  Gigabyte recently sent us one of their new motherboards based on the Z170 …more

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GeForce GTX 950 and Radeon HD 6950

MOBA Gaming Performance – Is The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Worth It?

AMD Radeon HD 6950 versus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 I actually don’t like the MOBA abbreviation because it describes too little of a class of overwhelmingly complex games. I have had a bit of a head start dealing with that complexity having played DotA longer than the MOBA abbreviation and even the company that forced …more

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ASUS GeForce GTX 950 Strix 2GB Graphics Card

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card Review – ASUS STRIX GTX 950

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Review NVIDIA today launched their latest mainstream graphics card, the GeForce GTX 950, which features a suggested retail price of $159 and uses the GM206 Maxwell GPU. That GPU might sound familiar to those that keep up with the graphics card market as it is the same exact GPU that …more

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be quiet Silent Base 800

be quiet! Silent Base 800 PC Case Review

be quiet! Silent Base 800 Mid Tower ATX Case Founded in 2002, German-based company be quiet! is a manufacturer of high quality components for desktop computers with an emphasis on form, quality and of course, silent operation.  A couple of short years ago, be quiet! was a relatively unknown manufacturer here in the states, but the …more

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Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 vs DirectX 11 Benchmark Performance

Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 vs DirectX 11 Gaming Today we’ll be looking at one of the very first DirectX 12 game benchmarks by using Stardock’s real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity. Ashes of the Singularity was developed with Oxide’s Nitrous game engine and tells the story of an existential war waged on an unprecedented scale across …more

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Codemasters Dirt Rally

Dirt Rally Performance Review – GeForce GTX 970 Versus Radeon R9 390

Codemasters Dirt Rally Gaming Performance Benchmarked Colin McRae Rally and Dirt has been a popular racing franchise for Codemasters since 1998.  Since it first came out, there have been over 10 different versions of the racing game for Windows.  It has been close to 3 years since we got our first glimpse of Dirt Rally, development …more

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Corsair Gaming Strafe Mechanical Keyboard

Corsair Gaming Strafe Mechanical Keyboard Review

Corsair Gaming Strafe Mechanical Keyboard There’s more than meets the eye with the Strafe mechanical keyboard from Corsair Gaming. Many of our readers should be familiar with Corsair’s K70 mechanical keyboard which is remarkable in its own right for a variety of reasons. So then, is the more recently released Strafe a dumbed down mechanical …more

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G.Skill Ripjaws V and ASUS Z170 Deluxe

Intel Core i7-6700K Cache Overclocking With DDR4 3600 MHz Memory

Last week I looked at DDR4 memory scaling from 2133MHz to 3866MHz on the new Intel 6th Generation Core i7-6700K ‘Skylake’ processor. Since that article was published I’ve received a number of kind and helpful letters from the overclocking community, board makers and memory companies with ideas on how to get even better memory performance. …more

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MAINGEAR Vybe

MAINGEAR Vybe Gaming PC Review – Intel Core i7-6700K & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

MAINGEAR Vybe Z170 Skylake i7-6700 System Review If you haven’t heard of MAINGEAR, they are a a custom system builder with close to 15 years in the business using the latest technology to build computer systems that offer the best performance for the money.  Using standardized components, makes the systems fully upgradable by the end user, …more

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SteelSeries Heroes of the Storm Gaming Mouse and QcK Mousepad

SteelSeries Heroes of the Storm Gaming Mouse Review

SteelSeries Heroes of the Storm (Sensei RAW) Gaming Mouse Fans of Blizzard Entertainment’s new multiplayer game Heroes of Storm might just have a new tool to up their execution while showing their devotion at the same time. In short, this mouse is based on the SteelSeries Sensei RAW and features a stylization inspired by that …more

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G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3600MHz 8GB Kit

DDR4 Memory Scaling on Intel Z170 – Finding The Best DDR4 Memory Kit Speed

Answering What DDR4 Clock Speed is Best Shortly ahead of the Intel Z170 platform launch we heard that the memory controller Intel developed for Skylake was amazing and that the new Intel Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K could come close running DDR4 4000 MHz memory kits in dual-channel. Just days before Intel launched their two …more

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Intel Core i7-6700K CPU

Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Processor Review

Intel Core i7-6700K Processor – Our First 14nm Skylake CPU Review! Intel today launched the 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K processors along with the Intel Z170 at Gamescom in Germany. Intel released these two new 14nm ‘Skylake’ unlocked K-Sku processors at Gamescom to show that Intel remains dedicated to PC gaming. Intel believes …more

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zte maven

AT&T GoPhone – ZTE Maven 4G No-Contract Phone Review

ZTE Maven Prepaid GoPhone at AT&T Last month, ZTE launched the ZTE Maven and available to AT&T customers.  The Maven is being marketed as an affordable, but high tech, handheld device that offers a ton of features for those looking for a great deal on a new mobile device.  ZTE is the fourth largest phone …more

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