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Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, 25 March 2019
Viper V765 Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard

The humble keyboard has come a long way from the original QWERTY plank, and yet at the same time, nothing much has changed. For most, you press a key get a character and life goes on. Gamers started demanding things like macro buttons to help get that last little edge in games, and their aesthetic demands led to things like RGB lighting. As often happens, this has spilled over into segments. The ability to program complex macros was found to be quite useful to power users and the productivity world where a few dedicated macro keys just weren’t enough. Viper has taken this to the limit with the V765 where every single key can be reprogrammed, turned into a macro or execute all manner of useful things while maintaining the sleek and highly customizable aesthetics gamers require. Let’s take a closer look at the V765 Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard!

Last updated on Monday, 25 March 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Intel Core i7-9800X

Intel’s High-End Desk Top (HEDT) brings workstation class performance together with enthusiast level features for a no-compromise machine ready for work and play. The first series of CPU’s to hit the LGA 2066 socket came in two flavors, the lower end Kabylake-X starting at quad-core with dual-channel memory and Skylake-X continuing up to 18-cores with quad-channel memory and featuring either 16, 28 or 44 PCIe lanes. This made for a bit of a confusing mess and that’s before discussing the pros and cons of Intel’s choice of using paste as the thermal transfer medium, much to the outrage of extreme overclockers.  Intel has taken the opportunity to make things right and refreshed the lineup with the new 9000 series additions to the Skylake-X family. Every single SKU features a full complement of 44 PCIe lanes, quad-channel memory and a soldered Heat spreader for maximum overclocking performance. Today we’ll be checking out the Core i7-9800X, the lowest position in the new lineup but still packing 8 cores and a 165W TDP into the latest X299 boards.

Last updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by James Keir
on Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Cooler Master NR400

With the recent surge in high-end mITX and mATX motherboards, builders are moving to more compact cases. Generally, the trade-off between full-sized ATX and mATX cases is less room for cooling solutions resulting in higher system temperatures. Cooler Master’s new case, the NR400, offers a compact chassis that has been designed with cooling performance in mind. The NR400’s body consists of all steel construction, a mesh front panel, removable magnetic dust filter on the top and also has the option for one 5.25” drive bay up front. Despite its smaller form factor, the NR400 has ample room cooling hardware with it supporting a 280mm radiator up top, 280mm up front and a 120mm at the back. The NR400 is also gentle on your wallet coming in at an MSRP of only $59.99.

Last updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by James Keir
on Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Cooler Master NR600

Not a huge fan of RGB? Looking for something that is stylish and has great airflow? Well, that’s the audience Cooler Master is looking for with their new ATX mid-tower case the NR600. The NR600 is comprised of modified a MasterBox MB5xx series frame, stylish minimalistic design, full mesh front panel for optimal airflow, and a tempered glassed side panel. Other notable features of the NR600 also include radiator support for 360mm up front / 280mm up top, room for 5 x 2.5” and 4 x 3.5” drives, and a full-length PSU shroud. Are you are still attached to your Blu-ray or DVD drive? The NR600 has you covered with a separate model that includes a 5.25” drive bay. Coming in at an MSRP of $69.99, the NR600 is also very easy on your wallet.

Last updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, 14 March 2019
MSI GEFORCE GTX 1660 Ventus XS 6G OC

Nvidia claims that more than 2/3rds of gamers are playing with cards at the GTX 960 level and below. The x60 level cards have proven to be quite popular with gamers for their price to performance ratio. Today Nvidia unveils the GeForce GTX 1660 which is meant to replace the GTX 1060 3GB with 1408 Turing powered CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory. MSI takes this a step further on the GTX 1660 Ventus XS OC Edition with twin Torx 2.0 fans and an overclock right out of the box for a wallet-friendly $229 price tag. Let’s see how it does!

Last updated on Friday, 15 March 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, 08 March 2019
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9

ASRock’s new Phantom Gaming Alliance is a range of products aimed at providing a top-tier experience to gamers, professionals, and enthusiasts. ASRock has collaborated with other leading vendors to provide an ever-growing ecosystem of Phantom Gaming products that spans not only motherboards but cases, coolers, memory, and storage as well. Today we’ll be looking at the flagship offering on Intel’s Z390 platform, the Phantom Gaming 9. Featuring the latest wired and wireless networking, triple Turbo M.2 ports, and a fully digital 12-phase VRM for maximum overclocking, the Phantom Gaming 9 provides everything a gamer could need. 

Last updated on Friday, 08 March 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, 06 March 2019
ASUS ROG Rampage VI EXTREME Omega X299 Motherboard

Hot on the heels of Intel’s launch of the updated SkyLake-X 9000 series CPU’s and following in the footsteps of the well-loved Rampage VI Extreme, ASUS’s updated ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega makes some welcome changes to get the most out of Intel’s high core count CPU’s. One of the biggest changes is a new 8-phase VRM with twin power stages that quietly lurks beneath a massive new VRM heatsink with active fan cooling under the hood to handle the extreme demands of overclocking flagship CPU’s. Favorites such as the LiveDash OLED display and 10 Gigabit Ethernet are joined by a new NODE connector, Fan Extension II system, DImm.2 with heatsinks and an updated Intel Wireless-AC 9260. Can the best be bested? Let’s find out!

Last updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by James Keir
on Thursday, 28 February 2019
Cooler Master MK850

Do you enjoy games that often have you reaching for your controller or joystick? Is your desk cluttered with peripherals needed for those racing and flight sims? This no longer needs to be the case thanks to Cooler Master’s new MK850 featuring Aimpad technology. The MK850 brings analog control to the keyboard with 8 pressure sensitive mechanical keys. This allows you precision control over your movements, acceleration, and braking which would normally have to be controlled by another piece of hardware. Some of the other notable features of the MK850 include dedicated media keys, on-the-fly controls, magnetic wrist rest and a brushed aluminum finish. With all these features packed into a single piece of hardware, it does come with a hefty MSRP of $199.99.

Last updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, 26 February 2019
ASUS Phoenix GTX 1660 Ti OC Edition

With Nvidia’s recent launch of the GTX 1660 Ti last week, we’ve seen cards released anywhere from the base model MSRP of $279 up to flagship’s like the ROG Phoenix  GTX 1660Ti OC we checked out recently. Today we have a card from ASUS that is close to the MSRP and small enough for SFF and ITX builds, but with a factory overclock to give it an edge. Can this phoenix fly you to gaming bliss? Let’s find out!

Last updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, 25 February 2019
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

One of the nice things about newer graphics cards is more efficient operation. Cooler running and less power consumption are nice, but it also gives you the ability to make a small but still powerful computer. Many of the recently announced GTX 1660Ti powered cards are full size with massive coolers. That looks nice, but for a card with a little over 100W of power usage, its really not necessary and can limit the cases you can use. Zotac is going the other way with its new GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. With a standard height, a dual-slot cooler that measures less than 7 inches long, you can pack some serious gaming power in even the smallest ITX enclosures. Did they have to compromise on something to do this? Let’s go find out!

Last updated on Monday, 25 February 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by James Keir
on Monday, 25 February 2019
Thermaltake Level 20 RGB Keyboard

In the world of RGB goodness, accessories such as keyboards and mice are a popular choice to give your battle station some pop. Thermaltake is upping the ante with their newest addition the Level 20 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It has various RGB features which include backlit Cherry Speed RGB Silver switches, illuminated TT logo, LED separator and an extra-large RGB light bar that surrounds the whole keyboard. In addition to its extensive RGB elements, it also sports dedicated media keys, USB/3.5mm audio jack passthrough and an exclusive mobile application. With such an extensive feature list, it’s no surprise that the Level 20 commands a higher end MSRP of $149.99.

Last updated on Monday, 25 February 2019 | Read More >>>

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