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Posted by Michael Pabia
on Monday, 02 March 2015
LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live

LUXA2, a division of Thermaltake Technology, offers a lot of unique and interesting audio solutions which we have reviewed previously such as the Groovy R 360° micro wireless wall-mount speaker and Lavi-S over-ear wireless headphones which also transforms into a wireless speaker. Today, we will review another unique audio solution which is the Groovy Duo Live wireless speakers.

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Posted by Aaron Howe
on Saturday, 28 February 2015
Thermaltake NiC L32

Thermaltake is a rather well-known name in the industry; they make a variety of high-end components for the enthusiast. The NiC L32 is marketed as a non-interference cooler, meaning that they’ve strived to make sure it doesn’t block any of your other components from being installed. It’s meant for being used with high-end RAM that has the ability to be overclocked to the limits. With three solid 8mm heat pipes, and equipped with a single 140mm PWM fan, it supports processors up to 180W TDP.

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, 27 February 2015
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 16GB DDR4 3000

The 16GB 3000MHz quad channel kit we are reviewing today is in the upper middle of the memory speed scale for the Ripjaws 4 line. They feature blue heat spreaders and a G.SKILL decal on each side of the modules. The Ripjaws 4 certainly look and sound the part. The Ripjaws 4 series offers speeds from 2133MHz all the way up to an impressive 3333Mhz.

Last updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by William Lyon
on Friday, 27 February 2015

Accessorizing your latest PC build is becoming more and more popular these days. Everything from paint to windows to lighting are the norm in the community. RGB LED lighting is starting to take hold over single color lighting though because of its ability to be any color the user chooses on demand. One of the first consumer PC-oriented RGB LED controllers was the NZXT HUE. And while the HUE did a great job it lacked complete customizability. Taking that up a notch is the new Smart WiFi LED controller that our friends over at Performance-PCs.com is offering. Performance-PCs was kind enough to send us a kit with some RGB LED strips to check out so let's get to it!

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Thursday, 26 February 2015
ADATA Premier SP610 128GB SSD

Today we will be looking at ADATA’s Premier SP610 SATA III 6Gb/s 128GB SSD. It offers sequential read/write speeds of up to 560 and 150 MB/s, and 4KB random read/write speeds of up to 66,000/35,000 IOPS. With a rather attractive price of around $65, you can enjoy faster boot ups and program loading without breaking the bank. It might be the ideal for upgrade your PC or laptop.

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