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AZZA Genesis 9000 Full Tower Case Review

This is actually our first review from AZZA, but I’m sure you have heard their name before.  AZZA was actually founded in 1996, but only in 2009 did they start creating products under the AZZA name.  Their main focus is cases and power supplies and we have a great case for you today.  The <strong>AZZA Genesis 9000</strong> is a full tower case that features a removable and reversible motherboard tray, support for XL-ATX and E-ATX motherboards, room for quite a lot of watercooling, USB 3.0 support and much more.  This case really is not your normal case and it really shows you that AZZA wants to give you the customer every option and feature possible in a case.

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OWC Mercury Accelsior 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review

PCI-Express solid state drives are fairly new and there are only a handful of these drives available.  These devices break the speed barrier on SATA 6GB/s drives by using the PCI-E interface.  The most prevalent PCI-E solid state drives our OCZ’s RevoDrive series, but OCZ better watch out because the drive we are taking a look at today has a few features that the RevoDrive’s do not.  The OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI-E Solid State Drive comes in capacities from 120GB to 960GB, is upgradable, and is both PC and Mac “plug and play” compatible.  Want to learn more? Read on for our review!

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Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 680 Black Series Accelero Hybrid 4GB Video Card Review

Getting put through its paces today is the <strong>Inno3d iChiLL Black Edition GTX 680</strong>, with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. It is factory overclocked to 1120 Mhz, and has an aftermarket hybrid liquid / air cooler attached. The cooler itself is manufactured by Asetek, branded by Arctic, and then partnered with the inno3d card. Claiming to be virtually silent whilst many times more efficient than the reference cooler. If all goes well this card should be quite the performer. Follow us through the review as we benchmark, overclock, and generally beat the card into submission to reach our conclusion.

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Giada D2305 Mini PC Review

Mini PC systems are great, especially for media or web browsing machines.  They are very small and out of the way, they are easy to take with you, they have a small power footprint and they require hardly any maintenance at all.  While most mini PC’s are great for doing simple tasks, what about gaming or more intensive tasks?  This is where the Giada D2305 comes in.  Powered by the Intel i5-3427U processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 graphics it is aimed at the mid-range to be an all around system that can perform basic tasks as well as intensive ones without any issues.  Let’s see what the D2305 is made of shall we?

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ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Motherboard Review

Today we’re looking at ASUS’ P8Z77-V PRO. Ranking 2nd in ASUS’s mainstream line of motherboards, ranking slightly above the P8Z77-V, and below the P8Z77-V DELUXE. Offering a 12-Phase all-digital power delivery design, 100% Japanese Capacitors, and support for SLI and CrossFire, it boasts all the required features required for a mainstream gamer or overclocker. So what do you say we put it through its paces and see where it ranks, yes?

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ThinkComputers Quest for 1000 Giveaway!

If you missed the <a href="http://instagram.com/p/N1i0lILDfC/" target="_blank">picture we posted</a> recently, we have quite a few AMD A8 3870K APU's in our possession. Who else to give them away to then our community! Our goal is to reach 1000 on each of our social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). Once any of the accounts hits 1000 we will ask a trivia question on that account. The first person to correctly answer the question will win the AMD A8 3870K APU! It really is that easy! So here is what you need to do...

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ASUS P9X79 Pro Intel X79 Motherboard Review

Intel’s X79 platform has been out for a little while now.  This platform is the real high-end when it comes to gaming and CPU-intensive tasks.  ASUS has quite a few different X79 motherboards to choose from.  Today we will be taking a look at their <strong>P9X79 Pro Motherboard</strong>.  This board sits in the middle of ASUS’s P9X79 boards with the P9X79 LE ($229) and P9X79 ($259) boards being below it and the P9X79 Deluxe ($359) and P9X79 WS ($379) being at the high end.  With a price point of $299 the P9X79 Pro sits right in the middle.  The board features quad-channel memory support, an all digital power design, SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support, ASUS’s UEFI BIOS, ASUS SSD caching and much more.  Read on as we take a look...

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NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition Gunmetal Case Review

You may have noticed that we already did a review on the <a href="https://www.thinkcomputers.org/nzxt-switch-810-full-tower-case-review/">NZXT Switch 810</a>. Well...here we are again, and this time, we have the new <strong>Switch 810 Special Edition</strong>! NZXT sent us the gunmetal chassis, and it is most definitely a looker. Taking cues from the more classy looking chassis on the market, The Switch 810 SE has an understated aesthetic, whilst still being very easy on the eye. So did NZXT manage to pull off a feat of design greatness in their Switch 810 SE? We’re going to find out for you, strap in.

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OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review

We all know OCZ as one of the top names in the SSD market.  Believe it or not just a few years ago their main focus was enthusiast memory!  The popular 3rd party solid state drive controller that everyone has been using over the past year or so has been the SandForce SF-2281 chip.  Because so many companies are using the same controller the solid state drive market has become saturated with the same type of drives that offer just about the same performance.  OCZ wants to remain a big player in the solid state drive market and with their purchase of Indilinx last year they made that very apparent.  Earlier this year OCZ announced the second generation Everest solid state drive controller (Everest 2) and the <b>Vertex 4</b> is the first consumer drive to use this controller.  With rated speeds of 560MB/s read and 510MB/s write it is set to compete very well with SandForce-based drives.  Read on as we check out this new drive from OCZ!

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Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse Review

If you’ve ever seen any of Cyborg’s mice you know they look nothing like anything else out there.  The only way to really describe them is to say they look like something a cyborg would use or a transformer.  I was always skeptical about the Cyborg mice, I mean yeah they look awesome, but are they actually comfortable?  Well I can say after using the <strong>Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse</strong> for quite a while now it is the most comfortable mouse I have used and I couldn’t imagine using another mouse ever again.  Besides being comfortable it features 13 programmable buttons, a true 6400 DPI 'Twin-Eye' laser sensor, dual ActionLock buttons, a custom weight system and much more.  Read on as we check out this truly unique gaming mouse!

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