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ASUS B85M-GAMER - The Poor Man's ROG Gaming Motherboard


Although PC Gaming is definitely where it's at, the cost to get into the game, can sometimes be cost prohibitive. That's why we're pleased to see ASUS bringing gaming features and a bit of their ROG styling down the line to an entry level board called the ASUS B85M-Gamer.

In order to push costs down, the ASUS B85M-Gamer is based …

New $35 Raspberry Pi 2 Gets Free Windows 10 Too


What if I told you that you could have a brand new, quad core PC running a fully licensed version of Windows 10, and it would only cost you $35. Considering that is a fraction of the cost of any single component in a typical PC build, you'd think I was dreaming, but it is indeed a reality with the …

The ASUS Strix GTX 960 is Hitting the Shelves Soon

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The ASUS Strix brand is a bit of an interesting bird, that is sandwiched between their regular channel products, and their top end Republic of Gamers (ROG) products. They've positioned it as sort of a non-tweakers performance gaming brand that gives best possible performance, while providing a "low noise" experience.  With the launch of the NVIDIA GTX 960, ASUS has …

The Plextor M6e 256GB (PX-AG256M6e) PCIe SSD Card Reviewed


When it comes to DIY performance upgrades, the two biggest strides have been made in high performance graphics cards, and the mass market adoption of SSDs. While most high performance GPUs still only need a spare PCIe slot, and adequate power, for it to give you a generational boost in performance, SSDs, however, have changed with the recent unveiling of …

The Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Reviewed

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The Kingston HyperX Fury memory kits are all plug and play memory, but is also compatible with AMD systems. While you can change the frequencies in the BIOS manually, Fury is essentially "no fuss" plug and play without the need for BIOS or memory profile selection. Only one internal SPD profile is available so it should be as easy as …

ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Built with Super Tower Cases in Mind


Extreme is a word that is used way too often without merit. Many companies will use the word just to distinguish a premium version of a product with only minor improvements or changes. ASRock is not among these, as the Extreme lineup always delivers on its namesake. The new ASRock X99 Extreme11 is no exception, boasting features that are sure …