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Posted by William Lyon
on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

When it comes to gaming gear Sentey probably isn't the first name you think of. They're out to change that though with a line of gaming cases, power supplies and peripherals. They have quite the lineup of gaming headsets as well and they kindly sent over their latest model - the Arches - for us to check out for you guys. So let's get to it!

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion

The Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion is part of their Overclocking Series and is designed to be a more affordable solution to Gigabyte’s X99-SOC Force. There is up to 4-way AMD CrossFire and Nvidia SLI support. A precise digital CPU power design helps squeeze out those Mhz from your CPU. A SATA Express offer support for 10 Gb/s data transfers. On the networking side, Intel I218V Gigabit LAN does the duties 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, and a new heatsink design round out the hardware features.

Last updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Aaron Howe
on Monday, 30 March 2015
Sentey SS1-2429 Plus

Today we are looking at their SS1-2429 Plus slim Micro-ATX case. This case also supports Mini-ITX boards, and comes with an 80mm exhaust fan located at the top of the chassis. The layout of this case is rather unique, and one that could potentially be game changing if they pull it off.

Last updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, 27 March 2015
Crucial MX100 512GB SSD

Crucial’s MX100 512GB SATA SSD is one of the newer entries in the crowded solid state drive market. The MX100 uses the same Marvell 88SS9189 controller as the M550 we tested some time ago. On paper the specs are very similar as well. The rated speeds of up to 550 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write are that same as the M550. New Micron 16nm flash replaces the 20nm flash that was used in the M550.

Last updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 | Read More >>>
Posted by Michael Pabia
on Thursday, 26 March 2015

Flash cards are very commonly used in many different devices today. Hence, there are numerous brands that emerged to address the need. Today we will be looking at some of the offerings from a brand called Renice. They have sent us a 64GB SD card and a 32GB compact flash card to test. Let us see how well they do compared to other cards we have tested so far.

Last updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Read More >>>