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Better Blood Splatters

Say hello to the Physics Processing Unit. The core concept behind this is that you’re better off in a game having dedicated silicon handle the physics calculations required to simulate grass swaying or bullets hitting, etc., etc., etc. While one can hardly be against such a thing, isn’t this what… Read More

Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse Review

The Mionix Naos 7000 mouse is a variation on the same theme as the Avior 8200 we reviewed previously. The main element that sets this mouse apart from the mischief is its ergonomic, full palm design which also means it’s for right handed users only. Hopefully, cutting out 15% of the population doesn’t prove detrimental to the function of this mouse. Read More

Silverstone LC19 Case Review

My never ending quest to build a better HTPC takes me to the Silverstone LC19 case. Offering the ability to install a micro ATX, mini ITX, or DTX board, this slim case certainly looks like it would be perfect for a media streaming frontend. For me, this means the system is quiet, good looking, and has good air flow to keep my components cool. We’ll see if this case can fit all that criteria. Read More

HighPoint RocketStor 5322 Hard Drive Dock Review

External hard drive adapters are essential disaster recovery or troubleshooting devices for do-it-yourself and professional repairs alike. However, there are many folks out there using these temporary solutions as “more than temporary.” Luckily, hard drive docks like the HighPoint RocketStor 5322 are durable enough to be utilized in many different capacities while still giving you easy access to your data. Read More

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

AMD A8-3870K APU Review

While APU’s (accelerated processing units) may not be as exciting as the top of the line speedsters put out by Intel, they do have their place in advancing processor technology. With the release of the first unlocked APU, the A8 3870K, AMD steps closer to making the APU a viable option for your every day computing and gaming needs. Read More

Intel i7 3770K - Ivy Bridge - CPU Review

Intel is back today with a new CPU manufacturing process at 22 nm using their new 3D Tri-Gate transistor design. It’s the Sandy Bridge micro-architecture with a new 22 nm twist. Will we see any performance increase or just the standard lower power and better temperatures? Sit back and relax while we cross the Ivy Bridge. Read More

D-Link Xtreme N DGL-4500 Gaming Router Review

If you are in the market for a new router, the top of your tech wish-list needs to be Wireless N and Gigabit transfer speeds. D-Link has a wide range of options with those features, but one model that should interest all the gamers is the Xtreme N Gaming Router. In addition to the latest technology, it also has an advanced quality of service (QOS) filtering called GamerFuel. Throw in an LCD screen and a USB port and you’ve got yourself a very attractive product on paper. Hopefully this little guy has the muscle to back it all up and deliver the performance you require. Read More