We all love doing computer upgrades, but sometimes we have to ask ourselves if a full system upgrade is worth it or necessary. There are times that you may only gain a small percentage of a performance boost, where there are other times that you gain significant increases. Today I am going to compare my original Intel Kentsfield CPU and X38 motherboard to a shiny new Haswell CPU and Z87 motherboard.
We got an early look at an upcoming gaming headset from Cooler Master that blends an array of aesthetics and sound design into the same package. The Pulse-R headset features aluminum materials, illuminated earcups, cushioned full-sized cups for comfort and isolation, an in-line remote, and detachable microphone. Find out if it’s style and substance done right!
The Cooler Master N Series of computer cases were designed to be compact and fully featured budget cases. The CM N400 can be purchased for right around $50 shipped and can support 8 fans, liquid cooling radiators up to 240mm and video cards that are up to 320mm (12.6-inches) in length. Read on to see if this affordable yet fully featured chassis is right for your next build!
Today we take a look at the newest CM Storm Quickfire mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master. The QuickFire XT is the full 104 key sibling to the tenkeyless Quickfire Rapid. The Quickfire XT features four choices of mechanical Cherry MX switches, a detachable braided USB cable, and Fn multimedia keys. Read and see our overview of this new keyboard and what we liked about it!
We ran out and purchased the 2013 Nexus 7 from Best Buy on July 26th and have been using it daily since we picked it up from the store. There are tons of Nexus 7 reviews already online, but we wanted to spend a few days actually using it rather than staying up all night and just posting up a ‘quickie’ on a product that we never really used. Read on to see what we think and how it performs against the original!
Being one of the top tier manufacturers of computer parts, GIGABYTE isn’t a new comer to the performance and overclocking scene. Today we have the latest entry from their OC Series of motherboards. It started with the X58A-OC a few years ago, and now we are on the Intel Z87 platform with the Z87X-OC Force! First glance at the board and specifications look promising! Will it hold true to first impressions? Read on to find out!
PowerColor announced a new member of the Devil family, the Devil HD7870. The PowerColor Devil HD7870 2GB video card features a custom three fan cooler and is factory overclocked to 1100MHz core and 1250MHz memory. Read on to see how it performs against several NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 video cards when we put it to the test at 1920×1080, 2560×1600 and 5760×1080.
Have you ever gamed on your PC so long that your wrist aches, back hurts or your hand hurts too bad to grip the mouse? Most desktop and mobile gamers experience some pain at one point in time during long gaming marathons. We recently ran across something a bit off the beaten path called Arnicare Gel and gave it a shot!
The DefenderPad is a product that was developed to protect your lap from laptop radiation and heat. It also replaced lap desks, lap trays and laptop cooling pads as it serves the same purpose. An FCC certified lab test revealed that DefenderPad blocks nearly 100 percent of all potentially harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) and greatly reduces heat emitted by laptops, tablets and other modern devices. Read on if you need this to protect your lap!
Oblanc’s UFO True 5.1 Gaming Headset features an over the ear design and is equipped with 8 drivers that help to provide true surround sound in one headset. The 5.1 Gaming Headset is plug and play even with PC’s that don’t support surround sound. Check out our thoughts on these new and impressive looking headset for gamers!
Hundreds of thousands of people pre-ordered the $79.99 Leap Motion Controller and Legit Reviews was one those people that had to get one of the devices in to check out. Is it time to ditch the mouse and use gestures to navigate around your PC? Read on to see what the Leap Motion Controller is, what it comes with and see how to set it up and use it!
The EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked with ACX Cooling is supposed to be one of the best enthusiast graphics cards available. We take this custom cooled and factory video card by EVGA and put it to the test! The EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked w/ ACX comes with a base clock of 1072 MHz a boost clock of 1137 MHz, so it should be a performer! Read on to find out how it performs and overclocks!
Today we have our first look at an XFX power supply in a number of years, the Pro Series 850W Black Edition. This 80 Plus Gold certified power supply was designed for serious gamers and DIY professionals. How does the renowned graphics card maker fare in the PSU market? Read on to find out how the single 70 Amp 12V rail does when we put it to the test!
Not too long ago, Plextor stepped out of their comfort zone and added SSD storage to their list of products. Now they’re one of the few manufacturers to delve into the mSATA SSD space which should help them get a good foothold into this market space. Of course, performance and price will have a significant influence on sales so have a look at our review of their M5M series of drives to see if they have what it takes.
Galaxy Microsystems announced the GeForce GTX 780 GC this week and we have a review of it up for you today! This is the first custom NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 design from Galaxy and it features better components, a custom GPU cooler and the Kepler GPU has been factory overclocked. Read on to find out how this “Galaxy Clocked” card performs and to see if we can push the overclock even higher!