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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 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.

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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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Posted by Michael Pabia
on Wednesday, 25 February 2015
OCZ Vector 150

SSDs have become a vital part in building a computer today whether it is a desktop or laptop. Having an SSD boot drive makes a computer significantly faster, consume less power and make the machine more efficient overall. Today there are many options to choose from but one of the old players include OCZ. OCZ have been around for quite some time and was recently acquired by Toshiba Corporation. Today we will be looking at the revision of their Vector SSD which is now called the Vector 150. Let's check out the 120GB variant of the Vector 150 today!

Last updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Kevin Arndt
on Monday, 23 February 2015
Sentey Brio 20800mAh

In the digital age something as simple as a dead battery on your phone, tablet or other device can feel like the apocalypse and the world is ending.  Our dependence on our devices and staying connected is crucial in our daily lives,  so what are you supposed to when your battery goes dead and you can't get to a outlet.   This is where, something as simple as a power bank is a must have in this digital world and the BRIO Power Bank by Sentey is a lifesaver.  The particular Brio Power Bank we have today has a battery capacity of 20800mAh which we will check out today.

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