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Valve Shows 10 Million Reasons Why Playing Video Games Can Amount to Something

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While it may be a very old stereotype, gamers being listless and never amounting to anything through their choice of entertainment is one that still exists. The eSports circuit has been slowly changing that, but recognition of it competitions and players still is nowhere near mainstream. That might change with the latest announcement from Valve, the makers of DOTA 2. …

Intel Z97 Motherboard Round Up – GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H, MSI Z97 Gaming 7, ASUS Z97 Sabertooth MKI, ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

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The computer DIY market is an interesting paradox these days. The Intel 9 Series “Broadwell” chipset motherboards released, while Z87 boards seemingly start hitting their prime with solid BIOS and software updates. In fact, there are still quite a few excellent Z87 boards on the shelves. But it makes sense since the Z97 chipset isn’t really a major leap forward, …

AMD to Relaunch the FX-9590 with AIO Cooler

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The “king of the mountain” for AMD’s FX Series processors is the FX-9590 Vishera based chip. This is mainly due to AMD virtually threw TDP out the window. What does this mean for end users like you and me? It means we get a CPU clocked at a blistering 4.7 GHz (5.0 GHz turbo) factory default. All you have to …

GIGABYTE Offer $1000 in Cash Prizes Over Cat Fight

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We normally do not condone animal fighting, but we are going to make an exception this time, because the animal is Catzilla and not real. What is real is GIGABYTE giving away $1000 in cash ($500 for winners in each category), so it’s time to get over to HWBOT.ORG if you are not already a member.

Open to all members …

SSD Prices Are About to Plummet, Get Out Your Credit Cards

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Have you been thinking about upgrading your system to include an SSD or three? You just might need to pull the trigger soon, because it sounds like SSD prices are about to get a heck of a lot more competitive. Are you ready for a deal you can’t refuse?

The word that’s making it’s way around the Internet is that …

GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 Dominates at COMPUTEX 2014 Overclocking Events

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For those who don’t already know, Computex is more than just an expo. There are a number of events held at Computex during and after the Expo including several overclocking events. This gives manufacturers a chance to show off their latest and greatest. This year it gave GIGABYTE a chance to put everyone in their place thanks to the Z97X-SOC …