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Posted by Aaron Howe
on Friday, 30 January 2015
Thermaltake Commander G42

Today we are looking at the Thermaltake Commander G42, a mid-tower ATX case with a nice black finish. With a solid reputation for quality cases, this should be an exciting experience. It has support for 3 external 5.25” Drives, and 6 internal 3.5 or 2.5” drives. It is being marketed as a budget gaming case capable of handling high-end hardware.

Last updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 240 Radiator

Today we are taking a look at one of Hardware Labs newest products, Black Ice SR2 240. The Black Ice SR2 is a continuation of the original SR1 line. Featuring a massive 60mm thickness and a carbon black finish, it is hard to miss. Sculpted sides and a unique end tank design set it apart from the crowded radiator market.

Last updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Monday, 26 January 2015
Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WiFi

The GA-X99-UD5 WiFi supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel Core processors. There is up to 4-way AMD CrossFire and Nvidia SLI support. A precise digital CPU power design helps sqeeze out those Mhz from your CPU. A SATA Express offer support for 10 Gb/s data transfers. On the networking side, dual Intel network adaptors get the job done. Realtek ALC1150 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in rear audio amplifier supplies your audio needs. A 2x copper PCB design, long lifespan Durable Black Solid caps, a new heatsink design, and 8 onboard fan connectors round out the hardware features.

Last updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Chris Bolas
on Thursday, 22 January 2015
Thermaltake Challenger Prime

The Thermaltake CHALLENGER Prime membrane gaming keyboard packs a whole lot of features at a budget friendly price. The backlighting system features red, blue, and purple LEDs for static and pulse lighting; Brightness can further adjusted via the dial in the front center of the keyboard. As with the CHALLENGER series of keyboards, the CHALLENGER Prime also features onboard memory for setting the dedicate macro keys. In addition, there are multimedia keys, shortcut keys, repeat rate and poll rate adjustment keys.

Last updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 21 January 2015
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X

PowerColor has released two versions on the now popular Radeon R9 290X with a beefier cooler. The first in the DuoTurbo Radeon R9 290X. The second is the PCS+ Radeon R9 290X, which is what we will be taking a look at today. The PCS+ (Professional Cooling System) features a triple fan cooling solution. The increase in cooling not only allows for lower temperatures over the AMD designed solution, but also allows for higher clocks.

Last updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 | Read More >>>