Cougar 550M Gaming Mouse

Cougar 550M Gaming Mouse Review

Cougar 550M Gaming Mouse Many PC enthusiasts should be familiar with Cougar and their products. For those who haven’t heard of them yet, the company was founded during 2007 in Germany making computer peripherals. They have since branched into computer cases, power supplies, and computer fans under their parent corporation CompuCase and Cougar products are …more

AMD Radeon R9 Nano

AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Video Card Review

AMD Radeon R9 Nano – Best Mini-ITX Card Ever? AMD today released the tiny six inch long Radeon R9 Nano into the market. The AMD Radeon R9 Nano is a very interesting graphics card since it features a fully enabled AMD Fiji XT GPU that has a core clock of up to 1000 MHz and a …more

ASUS EVGA Zotac GeForce GTX 950 Roundup

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Video Card Roundup – ASUS, EVGA and Zotac

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Video Card Roundup The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series is without a doubt the the best selling desktop graphics card right now and the introduction of the GeForce GTX 950 last month at the $149 price point will only help solidify the sales dominance of the series. NVIDIA’s GM206 ‘Maxwell’ GPU with …more

Kingston microDuo 3C

Kingston microDuo 3C Type-C Flash Drive Review

Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C Type-C Flash Drive Review With the release of the Intel Z170 chipset, Intel is now officially supporting the latest revision of the USB specifications, 3.1.  USB 3.1 and Type-C are commonly linked together, they are in fact two different parts of the USB specification; Type-C is for the physical connector, but …more

SteelSeries Siberia X300

SteelSeries Siberia X300 (Siberia v3) Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Siberia X300 Gaming Headset Earlier this year at E3 2015, we noticed quite a few new gaming headset compatible for current generation gaming consoles. With the previous generation, workarounds were centered around using HDMI, RCA analog outputs, and or USB ports on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 to bring an intimate sound …more

MSI R7 370 GAMING 2G Video Card

MSI Radeon R7 370 Gaming 2GB Video Card Review

MSI Radeon R7 370 Gaming 2GB Graphics Card The AMD Pitcairn GPU was first released in March 2012 with the Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 graphics card. Since debuting back in 2012 it was again used on the AMD Radeon R7 270X and 270 and it appears to have been repurposed for the AMD Radeon R7 370 video card that came …more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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