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ASRock FM2 A85X-ITX Motherboard Review

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AMD has finally delivered on the new Richland APUs. And yes, they come with complete backwards compatibility. The question is, are any of the motherboards that were designed for the FM2 socket and Trinity still worth using with their latest chip? Or do you need something more? ASRock, a leader in innovative motherboard design, might have had the answer all …

Kingston Technology E50 Enterprise 240GB SSD Reviewed

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There are two markets utilizing SSDs; regular and enterprise consumers. Desktop users expect SSDs to last at least the same, if not longer, than platter based drives. On the other hand, when it comes to wear leveling, reliability, and performance, enterprise pros expect more including a certain level of security. For these reasons, enterprise solid state drives tend to cost …

Futuremark Introduces Servermark; Needs Benchmarks of the Benchmark

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Never one to shy away from providing users with some way, shape, or form of benchmarking hardware, Futuremark has announced Servermark. This latest benchmarking tool from the company synonymous with benchmarking tools will enable IT professionals in businesses large and small to accurately measure and compare the performance of servers. At least that's what Futuremark is saying; eventually it will.…

iBUYPOWER CoinMine Series is Aimed at Crypto-Currency Craze

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iBUYPOWER announces that it has become the latest company to release pre-built, pre-configured systems for the exclusive function of mining digital currency. The CoinMine series of desktop computers come loaded with up to 3 AMD-based video cards of your choosing, utilizing the power of the R9 series GPU to make money for nothing (and chicks for free?).

“iBUYPOWER prides itself …

GIGABYTE G1-Killer Sniper 5 Z87 Gaming Motherboard Reviewed

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What makes a motherboard a gaming platform? Simply stated, it has to offer more than fancy colors, packaging, and clever marketing labels. The features and components should be designed to improve or create a better than standard gaming experience. For motherboards, this is a difficult challenge because it requires serious quality control to ensure proper implementation of gaming specific features …

How Die Hard Gamers and DIY Enthusiasts Saved the PC Market

Jon Peddie Research just put out a press release stating how their research shows that the decline of the PC market was head off at the pass thanks to the dedication of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. That’s you guys by the way!

According to the press release, our enthusiast nature and our quest for more “Jiggahertz” (thanks Crazy …

Western Digital’s 1TB Velociraptor (WD1000DHTZ) and 2TB Black (WD2002FAEX) Hard Drives Reviewed

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In the past couple years, Intel has said that SSDs will inevitably replace platter based hard drives. Unfortunately, limited quantities of expensive NAND and controllers are one aspect preventing that from happening. The second obstacle is that SSDs just aren’t available in large enough capacities to satisfy consumers. The only way that Intel prediction comes to fruition is if Intel …