Hardware Reviews

Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE

For the last couple of generations of motherboards, specialty designs have become ever increasingly popular. Many manufacturers have created overclocking and gaming specific designs. Biostar decided to go a different route and design a motherboard that forgo most of the other specialty board features and focus on mainly on the audio. Soon the Hi-Fi Z77X was born. Now, two generations later, the legacy continues with the Hi-Fi Z97WE.

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Posted by Michael Pabia
on Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Thermalright Archon IB-E X2

Cooling the components of your computer is important for longevity and efficiency. As computer hardware enthusiast and professional PC builders, we know that the stock cooling that comes in with your processor is not efficient in doing its job. Aftermarket coolers are here to fix that problem and one of the experts on this field is Thermalright which is happy to give us one of their coolers to test, the Archon IB-E X2. Join us as we check it out today!

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Posted by William Lyon
on Monday, 15 December 2014

So you just got your new smartphone (like myself) and naturally you take it everywhere. You get into your vehicle and suddenly realize "I have nowhere to put my phone!" Well don't worry, our friends over at LUXA2 have you covered with their wide range of smartphone holding solutions. They were kind enough to send over the Cigar Clip Universal Car Charger Mount Holder for me to check out so let's get to it!

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Posted by Kevin Arndt
on Friday, 12 December 2014

Today, it is almost a necessity to have a power bank with you. Whether it is for your smartphone or tablet or other device you carry around for work or for personal use, it is great to extend battery life when outdoors. In this review we explore the OLALA 4400 mAh Power Bank to charge your mobile devices on the go.

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Thursday, 11 December 2014
Roccat Kave XTD Stereo Headset

Roccat produces a wide variety gaming headset models. One on their newest additions is the ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset. The Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headsets are equipped with 50mm neodymium speaker units in each pivoting ear cup are designed to deliver a high quality experience. A noise canceling microphone makes sure your teammates can here you. Despite robust looking cosmetics show that the Kave XTD Stereo means business, it is also very light weight. This all comes in at a very affordable $79.99 price tag.

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Posted by Michael Pabia
on Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Xigmatek Eris

Small form factor builds have certain advantages that make them ideal for particular purposes such as home theater PC builds, LAN party purposes and other situations wherein a smaller computer is ideal. While limitations in building SFF using a mini-ITX chassis are more compared to larger cases, some brands are making an effort to reduce these limitations and try to fit larger hardware into a SSF build. One of those brands is Xigmatek and they recently released addition to their mini-ITX line of cases along with the Nebula, the Eris mini-ITX chassis which we will be reviewing today. 

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