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Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD Review

Samsung has been what I would consider a major player in the consumer SSD market for a couple of years now. They had at least two well known drives on the market in their 840 EVO and Pro lines, each serving a different audience. The EVO was the barely slower and best bang for the buck drive, while the Pro was the performance king of the family and still had good pricing. Both drives had a great track record for reliability. The next generation, the 850 series, greets us with second generation 3D V-NAND with the same goals as the previous generation. It’s time to take a look and see if the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB performs as well as we expect it to. Read More

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 256GB M.2 SSD Review

Seeing motherboards with M.2 ports is nothing new as manufacturers have been doing this for some time now. Up until recently, there haven’t been many M.2 SSDs available to actually use this new technology, but we’re beginning to see memory manufacturers roll out their new offerings. M.2 SSDs come in a couple different interface options – SATA 6 GB/s or PCI-E x2/4, with the latter obviously being the faster and more expensive option. Today’s ADATA M.2 SSD sample uses the SATA 6 GB/s interface, which should perform similar to a standard 2.5″ SSD most of us have plugged into our motherboards. Read More

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB DDR4-2800 CL16 1.2V Memory Kit Review

G.Skill brings high expectations with each new product release. Computer enthusiasts and overclockers connect the G.SKill brand to the highest quality memory. Today, we once again have a chance to find out if G.Skill is worth being called the best memory manufacturer. This memory review is based on the latest Ripjaws 4 series designed for the only DDR4 desktop platform – Haswell-E. Read More

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Limited Edition Motherboard Review

We’re still several months away from Intel’s next round of CPU/Chipset releases, but that’s not stopping ASUS from keeping the Z97 based motherboards an interesting lot. To that end, they recently released the Sabertooth Z97 Mark S limited edition motherboard. This niche product falls in ASUS’ TUF series motherboard line, and it features an arctic camouflage thermal cover resting on a white PCB. White PC components seem to be gaining in popularity, so it’s nice to have options if you like the white look. Read More

ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review

Several weeks ago, we looked at ASRock’s X99 Fatality board and it turned out to be a pretty solid board all around with good overclocking, a quality audio CODEC, board layout, and features. Now we will take a look at their ‘King of the Hill’ overclocking board in the X99 OC Formula. The OC Formula series from ASRock is one of the more highly regarded boards, particularly for extreme overclocking in that they generally come with higher end and more robust power delivery to support such endeavors. “But wait there’s more!” While the board might be aimed at that crowd, there are still plenty of features for the average Joe that makes this board appealing to most anyone. Take a read below as we go over the features and put the board through its paces. Read More

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Review

At the beginning of December last year, Samsung released their latest 850 series of SSDs that promises even better performance and reliability than their popular 840 series. Today, we’ll be looking at the 850 EVO 250 GB version, which is powered by Samsung’s 3D V-NAND technology. There are plenty of other unique technologies Samsung brings to the table with the release of the 850 series, so let’s go find out what this SSD is capable of! Read More

ASUS STRIX Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard Review

ASUS has been expanding their STRIX line of gaming products recently and have added a headset, keyboard, mouse, and even a couple of different mouse pads to the family. Today, we’ll have a look at the STRIX Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard, which offers a plethora of features aimed at the gaming enthusiast market. Mechanical keyboards such as this are a popular choice in the gaming world, so let’s take the STRIX Tactic Pro for a spin and see if ASUS has come up with a product worthy of your hard earned dollar. Read More

Patriot Supersonic Rage2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Patriot’s Supersonic series of flash drives already have a reputation of being some of the fastest available on the market, but that didn’t stop them from upping the ante and releasing the Supersonic Magnum2 and Rage2 USB 3.0 flash drives. The Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 comes in a 256 GB and 512 GB variation, while the Rage2 is offered in capacities of 128 GB and 256 GB. Today, we’ll be looking at the Supersonic Rage2 256 GB USB 3.0 flash drive. Read More

In Win D-Frame Mini PC Case Review

The past few years have seen In Win release several unique PC case designs that challenge conventional design methods. The D-Frame Mini continues that trend and brings a smaller footprint than its larger sibling, the D-Frame. The In Win D-Frame Mini is intended for small form factor (SFF) builds as it only supports mITX sized motherboards. This is definitely a niche product for those enthusiast PC users looking to stand out from the crowd regardless of cost! The D-Frame Mini has a lot to offer if you’re in that group of PC users, so let’s get to work and see what In Win has in store for us. Read More

Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2400MHz 32GB Memory Kit Review

Kingston has a long history of providing memory products for PC enthusiasts, so it’s no surprise they’ve gone all in with the latest DDR4 platform. Their current HyperX DDR4 offerings include the Predator and Fury lines, which are both aimed at enthusiast-level PC users. Today, we’ll be looking at a kit from Kingston’s HyperX Fury family – The 32 GB DDR4-2400MHz kit to be exact. Read More

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