Gaming accessories can be quite expensive, just looking at my current gaming setup my keyboard, mouse and headset collectively cost over $300. While my setup might be high-end it is not out of the ordinary for a gamer to spend at least $50 per device when it comes to gaming accessories. I think that most gamers would rather put that extra $300 towards a better graphics card. This is where the Tt eSPORTS Commander Gaming Gear Combo comes in. It is a keyboard and mouse combo that costs you a total of $30. Yes you heard that right you get both a keyboard and mouse for $30. This means you can have that extra money to spend on hardware. At $30 what can we really expect from the Commander Gaming Gear Combo? Read on as we take a look…
Most of the cases that I have seen and reviewed this year have usually been what I personally refer to as cookie cutter cases. Meaning that most are generally all alike in build placement and engineering except for one or two exceptions that make that particular case unique, but the Silverstone FT04 is a case that defies this rule of case making. The Silverstone FT04 still has to follow the usual JEDEC Rules for conformity to the E-ATX form factor but past that is where it all changes to pure uniqueness. This Silverstone case defies most of the usual configuration standards and sets itself apart as being a “Case all its own”.
Scythe might not be one of the big names you hear of when it comes to air CPU coolers. Their coolers typically do not have over-the-top designs or are all that flashy, but when it comes to performance they have always been solid, and of course that is what is most important when it comes […]
With the popularity of gaming and eSports having the right weapons in your arsenal is crucial. We all know how important your keyboard and your mouse is, but your headset is equally important. A good headset has to be comfortable, provide good sound quality, and give you the ability to clearly speak to your teammates while in battle. Today we will be taking a look at the Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset and we are hoping that it has all of these qualities. The headset features enhanced 3D 7.1 virtualized surround sound, 4 different EQ settings, 40 mm drivers, bendable microphone, fold-flat design and much more. Let’s get into battle and see what the Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset can do!
Gigabyte has three very distinct motherboard lines in their X99 lineup and offer quite a lot of motherboards compared to most brands. They have their G1 Gaming Series, Overclocking Series, and Ultra Durable series. While the specific motherboards in each category are targeted at a certain type of user, many of their features cross into each category. For example the G1 Gaming series motherboards overclock quite well. Since the X99 chipset has been out for a little while now we are seeing a second wave of motherboards from manufacturers. The X99-Gaming 5P from Gigabyte is one such motherboard and is the replacement for the soon to be retired X99-Gaming 5. Gigabyte has actually added new features to this motherboard to make it even better. Let’s jump in!
Today we are taking a look at another solid state drive from Mushkin. This one comes from their Reactor line and is the 512GB version. In the past Mushkin primarily used SandForce controllers with their solid state drives, but this time they have gone with Silicon Motion’s SM2246EN controller. This controller from what we’ve seen is very solid and performs without issue. They have teamed this controller with Micron’s 16nm MLC NAND. This combination gives the 512GB version of the drive a sequential read speed of 560 MB/s and sequential write speed of 460 MB/s with 71K IOPS read and 75K IOPS write. Let’s see what this drive can do.
Bluetooth speakers are great! They make it extremely easy to add sound to any room and at a very low cost too. LUXA2 has sent us one over of their latest Bluetooth speakers, which is the GroovyA. This Bluetooth speaker features a sleek brushed aluminum design, 7W of total audio output, up to 15 hours of playtime, a speakerphone function with microphone, and a cool stand that it sits in that allows you to angle the speaker for a better listening experience. Is this the right Bluetooth speaker for you? Read on as we take a look…
Solid state drives keep on going doing in price and it seems more and more companies are jumping in on the inexpensive SSD market. It seems we have come to that point where many consumers are choosing a solid state drive over a typical mechanical hard drive, at least for their OS drive. Today we will be taking a look at a solid state drive from an new company to the SSD market called EMTEC. Their SSD Power Plus drive is on the test bench today and while they offer capacities up to 480GB we are taking a look at the 120GB version (model: ECSSD120GX150). This drive features sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 160 MB/s respectively. Let’s see what this drive can do!
ASUS has been expanding their STRIX gaming line from just graphics cards, now they have keyboards, mice, headsets, and even mousepads. Today we will be taking a look at the STRIX Tactic Pro, which is a very nice mechanical gaming keyboard this is being offered with Cherry MX Black, Blue, Red and Brown switches. Besides just coming with mechanical key switches the keyboard has an astounding 21 macro keys, N-Key rollover over USB, full illumination, multimedia keys, and of course software to control everything. Is this a gaming keyboard you should consider? Read on as we find out!
Now with the In Win 707 Gaming Black case we now see has a more conventional style and high build quality that is reminiscent of the older days both in construction and constraints that were there before and here now. The $139.00 price tag of the current In Win 707 Black Gaming case would have been $179.00 or more back in 2009 but times have changed and the case makers are doing their level best to keep cost down but sacrificing build quality is not in this one except for the plastic ODD door in the front. The rest is heavy duty steel, great paint, features and flexibility to make a huge server case or a minimalist gamer case. There is room for an extremely fat double CPU Server motherboard or an E-ATX or ATX regular sized motherboard.
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