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 [LATEST]  ARCHEER QC 2.0 Car Charger USB Adapter Review
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 4:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Practically every vehicle has a 12V cigarette lighter receptacle, but most lack sufficient USB power outlets. That’s where Archeer car chargers come in, utilizing Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology on adapters with as many as three USB ports and power output up to 5 volts/3.0 amps. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test a pair of Archeer QC 2.0 chargers for fast-charge functionality while on a week-long road trip.

 [LATEST]  GIGABYTE Z170X-UD3 Ultra Motherboard Review
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's Z170X-UD3 Ultra motherboard packs in some great features and storage and connectivity options considers its reasonable price tag."

 [LATEST]  Top Wi-Fi Information and Optimization Utilities
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 4:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wi-Fi information and optimization tools can help you assess your network for optimal performance and top speeds. The apps detailed in this article all offer network details like signal strength, addresses, and channels, while some offer extra features like network troubleshooting and security options.

 [LATEST]  future mechanical keyboards
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aimpad offered us a first look at the analog input technology it hopes will become commonplace in future mechanical keyboards. We've spent a lot of hands-on time with its analog secret sauce, and we're ready to say whether this technology is something every keyboard should have.

Case Mod Friday: Big Red
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 11:58A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have TechMaxTV's "Big Red" build! This is what he had to say about it, "This time I'll upgrade my personal rig. The colorscheme I'm planning to go with is black/white/red. I will go for a 480mm radiator in the top and in the bottom and a full watercooling loop with red coolant. I will remove all the drivebays in the front and probably go for a dual reservoir. Possibly I would do a custom acrylic glass window side panel.""

AZIO MK Retro Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 11:04A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the MK Retro, AZIO has brought retro back, and all the other manufacturers do not know how to act.

Exploring NVIDIA's GeForce Experience 3.0, A Beginner's Guide
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 11:03A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whether you’re just getting into PC gaming, or are a seasoned DIY PC gamer with dozens of monster builds under your belt, NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience can be a useful all-in-one tool for taking the drudgery out of fine tuning and expanding your PC gaming experience. Want to optimize all those settings in Gears of War 4 with the ideal configuration for your PC, capture and share your best Overwatch POTG, or manage driver updates with notifications and automatic downloads? NVIDIA's GeForce Experience 3.0 software suite does all of this and more...

ROCCAT Skeltr RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 11:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It can be difficult having to frequently drop what you’re doing on the PC and pick up your phone to respond to a text, tweet, or snap only to have to drop the phone when you realized the enemy mid has nearly made it to your top lane and your screen full of warning pings. There are other ways to avoid that gank while still trying to maintain your social media presence or simply type out messages on your phone. ROCCAT has produced a keyboard that can do just that and more...

M.2 & PCIe SSD Charts: 8 SSDs - Samsung 960EVO 500GB
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 11:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you looking for a new M.2 or PCIe SSD this article helps you in getting an overview. So far we've tested 8 different drives and the list will grow whenever a new and relevant drive is released.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 OpenGL/Vulkan/OpenCL Linux Performance
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 11:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards and our first review is of a Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini. A GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Linux review is still coming up plus some other articles looking at performance-per-Watt and other interesting areas for these low-cost Pascal-based GPUs. Here are results of the latest NVIDIA Linux performance compared to the latest open-source AMD Linux driver with various Radeon GPUs."

Plextor M8PeG 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 11:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest addition to Plextor’s range of SSDs is the M8P line of drives. The M8P family is the company’s first SSD range to use NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory) architecture and comes in two formats – an HHHL add-in card for motherboards without an M.2 slot and a 2280 M.2 drive, both using a PCI-e Gen3 x4 interface.

Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming LGA2011-3 Motherboard Review
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 11:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the release of Intel’s latest Broadwell-E architecture, motherboard vendors have compiled a number of intriguing designs which cater towards the HEDT user. Unlike the majority of Haswell-E creations which opted for an understated theme, Broadwell-E motherboards tend to employ a more aggressive styling. This is probably due to the popularity of RGB lighting and prosumers willing to pay a premium to go beyond the typical 4-core/8-thread solution. Judging by the early Kaby Lake details, it seems the X99 platform is the only option for content creators and professionals who work with heavy multi-threaded workloads.

Gears of War 4 tested in DX12: GTX 1080, RX 480 and more
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test Gears of War 4 at 1080p, 1440p and 4K on various NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards"

Tt eSPORTS Ventus R Gaming Mouse Review
     Fri, Oct 28 2016 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake is bringing their Aerodynamic Engineered Air-through Ventilation System to the entry level market with the Tt eSPORTS Ventus R gaming mouse. It features an ambidextrous body shape with RGB illumination and the popular PMW3310 optical sensor with a maximum DPI of 5000. Because of the smaller body design, gamers are able to maintain a better grip of the mouse when compared to a larger and heavier mouse. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we will take a look at what the Ventus R gaming mouse has in store for us.

Patriot Viper V360 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It may not produce the most accurate and crisp mids and highs but thanks to its Ultra Bass Response technology the Viper V360 7.1 surround gaming headset by Patriot brings something new to the table at a very affordable price.

Overclocking: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC Pushed To The Max
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti came out earlier this week we didn't have enough time to properly overclock it, but we were impressed by the performance that the stock card had for $140 price point. The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC graphics card ($139.99) showed that it could easily beat the XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB that also just happens to be priced at $139.99 shipped and it was usually performing close to the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Super SuperClocked 4GB that was priced at $239 just one year ago. It made us wonder just how much more could we improve performance if we manually overclocked it? Read on to see how far we pushed the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti!

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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