Blue Yeti Pro on Blue Compass Boom Arm

Blue Compass Broadcast Boom Arm Review

Did you know that an estimated 67 million people over the age of 12 listen to podcasts every month? And that $250 million will be spent on podcast advertising this year alone? That figure is expected to double by 2020, so no wonder so many are considering creating a podcast these days.  It also doesn’t hurt …more

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MyDigitalSSD SBX M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

MyDigitalSSD SBX 512GB NVMe SSD Review

NVMe SSD On The Cheap – MyDigitalSSD SBX If you’ve never used an SSD before you are in for a treat as an SSD is the single biggest performance upgrade that can be done to your computer. A decade ago a good SATA II SSD would run you around $7 per gigabyte, but these days …more

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ADATA XPG SX8200 480GB SSD

ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 SSD Review – 480GB Model Tested

XPG SX8200 – Newer Controller and TLC NAND For More Performance If you are looking for a fast and affordable Solid-State Drive (SSD) the ADATA XPG SX8200 PCIe SSD series is worth taking a look at. This M.2 2280 NVMe 1.3 supporting drive series is actually ADATA’s fastest SSD to date! ADATA went with the Silicon Motion SM2262 …more

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Toshiba RC100 480GB SSD

Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD Review – M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe

Toshiba RC100 Series – Tiny Drive For A Small Price We first learned about the Toshiba RC100 Series SSD at CES 2018 and were intrigued by the by what Toshiba was showing off. The RC100 series are all M.2 PCIe Gen 3×2 NVMe drives that use the tiny 2242 form factor rather than the much …more

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Corsair HS70 SE Wireless Headset

Corsair HS70 Wireless Headset Review

The only word I can repeat after using the Corsair HS70 WIRELESS Headset that is designed for PCs and Playstation 4 console gamers is FINALLY!  Finding a high quality wireless headset for the PS4 while not breaking my bank has been a fruitless search – until now. At an MSRP of $89.99, the Corsair HS70 …more

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HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 32GB

HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 32GB 2933MHz Memory Kit Review

We have been reviewing HyperX memory for nearly 16 years, but today we are looking at our first HyperX memory kit that features RGB lighting. RGB RAM has been around for some time, so HyperX knew they had to bring something innovative to market this late in the game and that is exactly what they …more

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Retail Packaging

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 65W Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 – 8-Cores At Just 65 Watts Last month we published reviews on the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X processors and found AMD’s second-generation Zen models to be off to a great start. Both the models we looked at last month support AMD’s XFR 2 technology though and we weren’t …more

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Drive

SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – Rugged, Fast and USB Type-C Most of our readers wouldn’t buy or build a new computer today without an SSD inside. SSDs have come a long way over the past decade and once you’d had one you don’t want to go back to rotational media. Portable SSDs are also streaming …more

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Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD

Patriot EVLVR 1TB Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Review

Patriot Introduces Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD Called EVLVR The first Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 portable SSD prototype was first revealed at CES 2018 and got some buzz as it is one of only a handful of external SSD solutions aimed at mainstream users that uses the Thunderbolt 3 interface. The name “EVLVR” is an abbreviation …more

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Intel Optane Memory M10 in Intel H370 Motherboard

Intel Optane Memory Tested With Secondary Hard Drive

Intel Optane Memory Now Works On Secondary Drives Last month, Intel revealed a number of changes to help promote their Optane Memory line. You know what Intel Optane Memory is right? Intel Optane Memory comes on a M.2 2280 ‘gumstick’ drive and has super fast Intel 3D Xpoint memory chips on it. Once installed into an …more

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Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Case Review

Corsair Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Case At CES 2018, Corsair announced three new cases, in March they released the final new case the Carbide 275R.  There are two versions of the 275R, the first uses an acrylic side panel, while the second uses Tempered Glass.  The acrylic side panel model is available at Amazon for $69.99 shipped, …more

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G.Skill Sniper X DDR4 3400

DDR4 Memory Scaling Performance with Ryzen 7 2700X on the AMD X470 Platform

When AMD announced the new Ryzen 2000 Series processors along with the new X470 platform on April 19th, 2018 many might have missed that G.Skill released new Trident Z RGB and Sniper X DDR4 memory kits custom tailored for this platform. Clock frequencies on these kits start at DDR4-3200MHz CL16-18-18-38 and go up to DDR4-3600MHz 18-22-22-42. …more

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WD Blue 2TB Hard Drive WD20EZRZ

WD Blue 2TB Hard Drive WD20EZRZ Review

WD Blue 5400 Class Hard Drive – Yes, They Still Make Them! Most review sites don’t bother reviewing hard drives these days, but after reviewing 18 different Solid-State Drives in 2018 alone we needed a break. Old school hard drives are still the most cost effective way to store gobs of data and if you …more

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Patriot Scorch M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

Patriot Scorch 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

Patriot Scorch Drives Won’t Burn Your Wallet Are you looking for a low cost entry-level M.2 PCIe NVMe drive and don’t need a ton of storage capacity? The Patriot Scorch Series of M.2 PCIe NVMe drives might be what you are looking for. Patriot Scorch drives are rather affordable as you can pick up the …more

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X – 6-Core Zen+ For $229 Last week we took an in-depth look at the AMD’s new 2nd Generation Ryzen processor series by looking at the performance of the flagship AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core, 16-thread processor that runs $329. We were impressed by how the AMD AM4 platform has matured, but …more

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