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Reviews

Cougar Challenger Mid-Tower Case Review

The Challenger is a new case from Cougar. When you see it you are to think about missile firing switches. It is designed to accommodate large graphics cards and to facilitate cooling as well as looking cool. And though they don’t advertise this, Cougar has clearly gone to some lengths to make the Challenger easy to work in. So did they succeed? Let’s go exploring and see. Read More

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Reviews

HighPoint RocketCache 3240X8 Review

Today, we have a product from a company typically associated with the server and business market, HighPoint Technologies, Inc. What we’ll be taking a look at in this article is their RocketCache 3240×8; a product for combining multiple SSDs and HDDs into high performance, high capacity storage solutions. Read More

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Editorials

Kickstarter and Game Development: Highlighting Games Coming to Linux Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about what Kickstarter was, and how it has helped developers create games which may not have otherwise existed. Wasteland 2 is a prime example of this. Funded nearly half a year ago, the sequel to Wasteland was more than 2 decades overdue. While I could attempt to explain why Wasteland 2 took so long coming to fruition, their Kickstarter video quite humorously details Brian Fargo’s own feelings on the subject. Read More

Motherboards

Sapphire PURE Platinum A85XT Motherboard Review

With the recent release of AMD’s new Trinity APUs, motherboard manufacturers have been quick to respond with their Socket FM2 offerings to support this new platform. You can include Sapphire in this group – with their newest release, the PURE Platinum A85XT, which is armed with full support for everything the Trinity APU and A85X chipset brings to the table. Read More