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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 >>>
Posted by Aaron Howe
on Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Vantec USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Station Review

These days USB truly has become universal. With the ability to connect keyboards, mice, scanners, printers, displays, network adapters, and even multiport devices such as this. One problem for power users these days is a lack of ports on a standard laptop. Either there won’t be Ethernet, a card reader, multiple USB 3.0 ports, or low external display support; this accessory is designed to help alleviate that exact problem.

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Posted by William Lyon
on Monday, 19 January 2015

Gaming mice are quite an interesting thing. There's FPS-specific mice, MMO-specific mice, sniper-oriented mice and just general gaming mice. Gaming mice are becoming powerhouses these days - with integrated ARM processors and multitudes of features. Cougar released their 600M gaming mouse into the wild recently that packs a bunch of the aforementioned features. They were kind enough to send us one to check out, so let's get to it.

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