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The ASUS STRIX GTX 980 and GTX 970s are Unleashed

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Last night, at the NVIDIA GAME24 event, the company launched their next generation GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs based on their second generation Maxwell architecture. Today, ASUS bursts out of the gate with the first set of shipping NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs that use a non-reference design. As we discovered in the review of …

Plextor PX-G256M6e M.2 256GB PCIE SSD Review

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Compared to mSATA SSDs, M.2 PCIE SSDs have far more potential in the desktop market. mSATA has a much lower bandwidth limit than M.2. In fact, M.2 utilizes the PCIE lanes to transfer data which means much higher potential. Also, while mSATA is limited to its own little port, M.2 PCIE SSDs can be plugged into PCIE adapter cards. giving …

NVIDIA’s GAME24 is a Global Celebration of PC Gaming (And it Happens Today)!

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At 6PM PST today, NVIDIA will be kicking off their celebration of all things PC gaming. With events in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Mission Viejo (Ca.), Indianapolis, Shanghai, and Stockholm, all synchronizing for 24 hrs straight, GAME24 is truly a global celebration of all things we love. Check out the trailer below to get absolutely pysched for this uniquely huge …

ECS Elitegroup Goes from “Extreme” to “L337″ in Renewed Effort to Compete in PC DIY Space Again (Video)

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A good number of years ago, ECS Elitegroup came to North America with a fire and passion that can only be described as “Extreme”. Armed with “purple” motherboards that shouted loudly inside systems, the company reached out to journalists and communities to get their name out there. Although their products weren’t the most refined, or the highest quality initially, they …

Dead PC Gaming Goes Full Zombie Apocolypse

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We have been told every year now, just before the release of any major title or new console, that PC gaming is dead. This belief goes from the executives at AAA title-making companies all the way on down to us PC gamers. We have always found that hard to believe and Intel agrees with us, stating that they estimate there …

ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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Intel’s new Haswell-E CPU series (reviewed here) and its accompanying X99 chipset launch has had its challenges. Originally, Haswell-E was going to get a completely new socket. Although the new LGA2011-3 is not backwards compatible with previous CPUs, it does work with all coolers that worked with standard LGA2011 sockets from the X79 platform. Those late in the …