Samsung XP941 PCIe SSD MZHPU256HCGL

Samsung XP941 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD Mini Review

First Look At M.2 PCIe Gen2 x4 SSD Performance One of the most exciting new features of the Intel H97 and Z97 chipsets is the increased data transfer speeds available for storage drives. The new chipsets support the SATA Express specification and the chipsets support two lanes of PCI Express 2.0 to Solid-State Drive speeds …more

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TEC CPU Cooler

V3 Components Voltair TEC CPU Cooler Review

V3 Voltair TEC CPU Cooler Introduction We have taken a look at many different types and brands of CPU coolers over the years, with each manufacturer coming up with their own unique way to control the massive amounts of heat your CPU can throw off.  A new company, called V3 Components, wants to start off …more

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Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1 XS71HDU

Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1 XS71HDU USB Sound Card Review

Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1 With over a decade of experience in computer audio, Diamond is no stranger to PC sound cards and we come into this review with hopes for a positive impression of the Xtreme Sound 7.1 XS71HDU. Since just about every computer has USB ports, a USB sound card, unlike an internal desktop …more

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Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC Video Card

Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC 4GB Video Card Review

Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC with AERO 10 VRM The Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC is one of the most recent AMD Radeon R9 290X video cards to come to market. The Radeon R9 290X became the flagship single-GPU card for AMD nearly 8 months ago (released in October 2013) and it has been a …more

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Plextor M6M mSATA 256GB

Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Review

Form Factor Freedom Plextor has released a number of M6 variants on the market recently, all featuring the Marvell 88SS9188 controller. Their M6S drives are the traditional 2.5″ form factor, the M6e is PCI-e based and we’ll be having a look at the Plextor M6M drive which is of the mSATA variety. There are some …more

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X2 Saturn

X2 Saturn 5.1 Gaming Headset Review

X2 Saturn Gaming Headset X2 has sent us a true 5.1 USB gaming headset to try out and it’s not relying on virtual surround sound to get the job done. Each earcup on the Saturn headset has multiple drivers which outputs different surround channels for better positional audio compared to two channel stereo headphones and …more

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ADATA XPG SDXC 64GB UHS-I Speed Class 3

ADATA XPG 64GB SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 U3 Memory Card Review

UHS-I Speed Class 3 SDXC Cards Arrive For 4K Video If you are a camera enthusiast that is looking for a new memory card you should be looking closely at the UHS Speed Class symbols on the cards that you are looking at. Back in November 2013, the SD Association came up with a new …more

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Addonics AD25MSD mSATA Adapter

Addonics AD25MSD mSATA to 2.5-inch SATA Drive Enclosure Review

Addonics Technologies is a company that has been around since 1998 and they have become one of the go to companies for those looking for unique storage products.  If you are ever looking for an adapter to make something work, the Addonics product catalog is one of the first places that you should be looking. …more

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GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Overclocking Motherboard

GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Intel Z97 Motherboard A few years back GIGABYTE unveiled the X58A-OC, this was the first board in the ‘OC’ series of motherboards. The X58A-OC was a very stripped down board that had only the bare essentials to it. Since the X58A-OC GIGABYTE has been including the mainstream features that will allow the …more

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Portal on the NVIDIA SHIELD

Portal on the NVIDIA SHIELD for $9.99

When Valve brought Portal out in 2007 it revolutionized what one expected from first-person puzzle-based video games. The game offers challenging puzzles to players that are based on physics and reality. The games plot is very simple: the player (Chell) is inside the Enrichment Center for Aperture Laboratories and has a portal gun that shoots …more

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ADATA SP920

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 512GB SSD Review

Your Data on ADATA It’s been awhile since we’ve had an ADATA product on our bench and today we’ll be looking at the ADATA Premiere Pro SP920 512GB SSD that is powered by the Marvell 88SS9189 controller that we’ve seen on a few drives now and know to be very effective. In fact, the Crucial …more

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Func HS 260

Func HS-260 Gaming Headset Review

Func HS-260 Gaming Headset We took a look at our first products from Func a few weeks ago, the MS-3 gaming mouse and 10302 mouse pad and concluded our review with positive words. We now turn our attention to their HS-260 gaming headset which we’ve been using for some time. Func has been quiet in …more

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Amped REC15A Extender

Amped Wireless REC15A 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender Review

Extending Your 802.11AC Network with REC15A Extender With so many Wireless devices in populating the home these days there is a growing need to guarantee Wi-Fi coverage.  For those that have invested in Wi-Fi-AC routers for their wireless computers, games, and multimedia devices, the last thing they want is to run out of useful signal.  …more

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Fractal Design Node 804 Case

Fractal Design Node 804 Micro-ATX Case Review

Fractal Design Node 804 Micro-ATX Case Fractal Design is a Swedish company that focuses on designing computer hardware that keeps with the Scandinavian minimalist viewpoint.  Currently, there are four case lines that focus on different aspects of the minimalist view.  The Node series, is focused on home entertainment, designing the cases to be small and …more

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Intel SSD 730 Series

Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD Review in RAID

By The Power Of Grayskull There once was a time, not so long ago, where an Intel SSD was the gold standard against which all other consumer SSDs were measured. That didn’t last long as other drive makers improved quickly and a handful of third party controllers emerged to level the playing field to anyone …more

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