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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

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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

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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 …

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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The Intel Haswell Extreme (Haswell-E) edition processors have taken the desktop computing world by storm. They are basically capable of doing just about everything possible, and really well too. Sure, we all would love the biggest and baddest processor but that means spending a lot of money. Then you have worry about which X99 motherboard best suits your needs. …