Computer Hardware

MSI B250M Mortar Motherboard Reviewed – Best Kaby Lake Board under $100?

February 10, 2017 // 2 Comments

MSI is no stranger to the motherboard scene.  They’ve made motherbaords for decades now, and have a ridiculous track record and experience.  This particular board was sought out for an HTPC.  As some of you may know, the new Intel Kaby Lake CPUs have built in 4k @ 60fps support with a 10-bit HEVC decoder. [...]

Accell USB 3.0 Full Function Docking Station Reviewed

December 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Unboxed: Today we cover the new Accell USB 3.0 Full Docking Station.  At a retail price of $159 on Accell’s Website, this is not a cheap piece of kit.  Luckily, the quality is excellent and performs well enough to justify the investment.  Think about it this way, for $160 you’re getting a USB graphics [...]

THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case Sale has Ended (Update)

September 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Update: So the sale has ended, however the rest of the facts still stand.  We plan on writing a full review for this case very shortly and will post more information below, as well as a video review.  If you have any questions be sure to leave a comment below! THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case – @ [...]

Rosewill SP-7260 Speaker Review

June 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Review: Before we dive into this review, I wanted to specifically point out that I had it convinced in my mind that these were $200.  All of my assumptions on sound and construction quality were based off this imaginary price point, and even then I was blown away.  So let’s cut that price in half, state [...]

StarTech USB 3.0 Dual SATA RAID Enclosure Reviewed

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

StarTech.com has been great at making all the little gadgets and adapters you can imagine to help you accomplish exactly what you want with computer hardware.  They specialize in adapters, enclosures, wires, peripherals and more.  With that being said, today we’ll dive into the USB 3.0 Dual SATA HDD/SSD RAID [...]

Asus ROG Strix GL502 Gaming laptop – First Impressions

May 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Asus has officially announced the new ROG Strix GL502VT gaming laptop.  The teaser video lacks significant detail, so please read on to learn more about the specs and rich featureset.  The launch of a new laptop with an Nvidia GTX 980 when the 1070/1080 series is just around the corner is interesting.  Regardless, [...]

Accell DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 Adapter Reviewed

February 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

This is one of the shortest and easiest reviews we’ve ever done.  It’s nice when something works as intended without needing to consult a manual or research how to use it.  Meet the Accell DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 adapter, and it works exactly as described.  I plugged it into a full-size DisplayPort on [...]

Accell DisplayPort 1.2 to 3 HDMI Multi-Display MST Hub Reviewed

October 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’m a man of simplicity. I’ve often thought of reducing cable clutter on my triple-screen gaming setup in my office in an effort to minimize the amount of wires running from my tower to the monitors. The good news is that there are plenty of options out there that let you customize the wiring arrangement [...]

Nvidia Facing a Class Action Lawsuit for GTX 970 Cards

February 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The short story: Nvidia released a kick-ass graphics card called the GTX 970.  It was aggresively priced in the mid $300 range which forced AMD to reduce prices on their high-end lineup.  This is an incredible card and even with this fiasco, I still recommend it above all else for the money as of writing this. [...]

MSI’s new GS60 Ghost Laptop hits all the right notes – Now in Gold

August 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are a few laptops out there that offer a truly high performance machine with a sleek design and low weight.  Razer did a good job with their Blade laptops but they start at a whopping $2200 and approach $2699.  That price makes it inaccessible to many.  Even though the MSI GS60 Ghost Gold Edition might be a [...]
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