It’s nice to see AMD taking the initiative in releasing some upgraded “stock” coolers with their CPUs. Those in the enthusiast community likely have a shelf full of “stock” coolers from both AMD and Intel that due to their lackluster performance have never been used. Starting in February, AMD announced the Wraith cooler, which came bundled with the AMD FX 8370 and the AMD A10-7890K. They have now expanded the Wraith CPU cooler availability to the AMD FX 8350 and the AMD FX 6350. Read More
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Welcome Overclockers to this edition of “In Review”. Today’s review will be the Gigabyte XM300 Gaming Mouse. There are a plethora of gaming mice out there to choose from, so why should you choose the XM300? Well, pull up your chair, get your favorite beverage ready, and lets look at what Gigabyte has to offer with their XM300. Read More
Today we’ll have a look at the ASUS 970 Pro Gaming/Aura AM3+ motherboard. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen anything new in the AMD camp and change is always welcome. The 970 Chipset isn’t new but ASUS has come back with a nice set of features to update this platform. On top of that they’ve packaged them in a very nice looking, all new board. With the new AMD socket nearly a year away, it’s nice to see some new AM3+ motherboards with added features such as USB 3.1 and M.2 SSD functionality. One other interesting tidbit is the new Aura feature which allows the user to customize color and rhythm of the on-board RGB LEDs. For those who enjoy a bit of bling, this should be right up your alley. Read More
Previously we reviewed the I-Venstar S406 Bluetooth Speaker and it was a great little jam box. Venstar is at it once again, this time with the Taco. Read More
G.Skill just announced an expansion to their mechanical gaming keyboard family. The Ripjaws KM780R RGB and MX models are revised versions of their very successful KM780 series keyboards and features everything you already love about the original minus the extra gaming keycaps, puller tool, and keycap box. Because G.Skill is not including these accessories in the re-release they are able to reduce the price. Read More
Today’s review is of the I-VENSTAR S406 high quality Bluetooth speaker. I-VENSTAR (A.K.A. VENSTAR) is a company which is becoming pretty well known for producing quality Bluetooth speakers. In this review we will attempt to test the S406’s capabilities as well as their claims of waterproof and dustproof. Let’s see what it has to offer, shall we? Read More
Aerocool is expanding their Xpredator line by adding four all new 80+ Gold rated semi-modular power supplies. These new high efficiency PSU’s will be available in 550W, 650W, 750W,& 1000W units. Availability will be through Aerocool’s normal e-tailers starting this week so keep an eye out for them. … Read More
Today I’m beginning a series on Gigabyte’s newest additions to the P55 family, the P55A-UD3R and the P55A-UD6, both of which feature two SATA 6Gb/s ports, and two USB 3.0 ports! Read More
The Home Theater PC has hit an all time high. Everyone wants to have a single location to play music, stream movies, and capture movies like a DVR, and some would like to browse the Internet on that same PC. I think this is a little extreme. The HTPC is now becoming the do everything PC, and not really doing HTPC duties. Do we really need a HTPC?
With Microsoft’s new operating system out, are you looking to build a new machine, but aren’t caught up on what has changed over the last few years? Here are my opinions regarding current trends in PC building for those getting back into the game.