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MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Intel Motherboards, Motherboards

The last time we took a look at an MSI gaming motherboard, it was the company’s smallest current offering: Z97I Gaming AC. For this review, we’re looking to the top of the Z97 ladder, with the Z97 Gaming 9 AC. Priced at about $290, it’s easy to predict what this board might bring to the table, but all told, it still managed to impress us.

Lian Li PC-A61 Mid-Tower Chassis

Elegance in Aluminum – Lian Li PC-A61 Chassis Review

Posted on November 10, 2014 in Cases, Mid-Tower

Lian Li is to PC chassis as what tailor-made suits are to men’s clothing. Sure, they cost more, but the higher quality and generally improved design usually makes the premium worth it. Does Lian Li’s mid-tower PC-A61, then, live up to the company’s legendary pedigree? There’s only one way to find out.

ASUS PG278Q G-Sync Monitor

ASUS RoG SWIFT PG278Q 27-inch G-SYNC Monitor Review

Posted on November 6, 2014 in Displays, NVIDIA-Based GPU

ASUS is offering gamers a lot with its RoG SWIFT PG278Q. Not only does this 27-inch monitor boast a 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology is included to help give you the smoothest gaming experience possible. Is that something that matters? You bet. Read on as I try to do this thing justice.


COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Posted on November 5, 2014 in Gaming Peripherals, Keyboards/Mice

In the market for a new mechanical keyboard, but want all the bells and whistles to go with it? COUGAR may have you covered with its 700K, a gaming-focused mechanical with a selection of CHERRY MX keys and a comprehensive list of extras, including a turbo function. The real question is, how does the software hold up?


Getting Your Head in the Game – TrackIR 5 with TrackClip PRO Review

Posted on October 29, 2014 in Gaming Peripherals

The TrackIR 5 is unique; it provides us the ability to turn our heads and look around our surroundings with no input from our hands. Does this product have the ability to finally change the way we game or are we doomed to keep playing with baby toys for the foreseeable future?

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: The Not So Finished Review

by Brandon Mietzner on November 21, 2014 8:30 AM EST
Assassin’s Creed Symbol

Assassin’s Creed Unity takes us back to Paris, France during the late 1700s revolutionary war, where we’re thrust into the shoes of Arno Dorian and his story during this difficult and historically significant time. Unfortunately, his story cannot yet be told, and our review has been cut short due to the tremendous number of technical issues […]

Thermaltake Intros Stackable Modular Core V21 Chassis

by J.D. Kane on November 20, 2014 12:00 PM EST
Thermaltake Core V21 Micro Chassis

Thermaltake has just introduced an interesting new addition to its Core line of PC chassis, the Core V21. The new Core V21 is ideal for systems based on either mini-ITX or micro-ATX motherboards. But that’s not what makes this new chassis so interesting. You see, the Core V21 is a stackable chassis. Thermaltake says its […]

be quiet! Launches Silent Base 800 Chassis

by J.D. Kane on November 20, 2014 10:00 AM EST
be quiet! Silent Base 800 Chassis

be quiet! may not be making a ton of noise as far as headlines and market share here in the North American market, but it does have a firm foothold in certain sectors. The German manufacturer is known best as a power supply unit and aftermarket CPU cooling solutions provider, with a smaller presence in […]

BlackBerry Goes Back To Its Roots With ‘Classic’ Smartphone, Priced At $449

by Rob Williams on November 14, 2014 3:30 PM EST
BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry wants its piece of the enterprise mobile pie back, and it hopes to make some headway by going back to its roots. With its ‘Classic’ smartphone, that’s just what the company has done. Touted as the ‘ultimate communications tool’, the Classic sports an iconic BlackBerry design, complete with optical track pad, and makes use […]

US Department Of Energy To Deploy Two Flagship Supercomputers In 2017

by Rob Williams on November 14, 2014 2:45 PM EST
NVIDIA Tesla K40

The US Department of Energy has today announced its plans to deploy two supercomputers in 2017 that will deliver at least three-times the performance of today’s most powerful competitor. Like Oak Ridge’s TITAN, which was put into use a couple of years ago, these new supercomputers will make use of NVIDIA’s Tesla accelerators, but unlike […]

Android’s Sweet Lollipop Upgrade Beginning To Hit Google’s Nexus Line, Manual Firmware Updates Available For Those Who Don’t Want To Wait

by Rob Williams on November 13, 2014 3:09 PM EST
Android Lollipop Green

We posted yesterday that the second-generation unlocked Moto G had begun receiving the Lollipop 5.0 upgrade, and we couldn’t help but wonder when the roll-out would affect other devices – namely Google’s own Nexus line. Well, it didn’t take too long to get an answer: Now. Yup – that’s right. If you’re the owner of […]

When Will Game Developers Learn? Ubisoft Faces Ire After Assassin’s Creed Unity Release, Suffers Immediate Stock Hit

by Rob Williams on November 13, 2014 2:00 PM EST
Assassin's Creed Unity Box Art

It has been quite the year for Ubisoft, but as far as many gamers are concerned, it’s not been for good reason. This is especially true when it comes to the PC. Given some of the stunts we’ve seen pulled this past year, we’ve truly had to ask ourselves why Ubisoft seems to hate the […]

NVIDIA Announces Launch Date For Lollipop 5.0 On SHIELD Tablet & ‘Green Box’ Bundle, Makes GRID Cloud Gaming Service Official

by Rob Williams on November 13, 2014 11:45 AM EST
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet With Stand

Geez – where to begin? NVIDIA has absolutely inundated us with news today, so let’s start from the top. SHIELD Tablet owners will be pleased to know that Android 5.0, aka: Lollipop, will be hitting their devices this coming Tuesday (the 18th). The OS update in itself is major, because it brings a lot of […]

Kingston Launches Class 10 128GB microSD and 256GB SD Cards

by Jamie Fletcher on November 12, 2014 2:00 PM EST
Kingston 256GB Class 10 SDXC and 128GB Class 10 microSD

Need a tonne of storage in the smallest form factor possible? Kingston has you covered with its new line-up of insanely high capacity SD and microSD cards. With capacities up to 128GB with a microSDXC card, and 256GB with an SDXC card, that’s some seriously big… and small, storage. To make things even better, they’re […]

Second Gen (Unlocked) Moto G Looks To Be First Smartphone Treated To Lollipop 5.0 Update

by Rob Williams on November 12, 2014 12:00 PM EST
Android Lollipop Desktop

Ever since Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ saw its official release earlier this month, legions of Android fans have been wondering when the update will hit their device. As has been the norm, Google’s own family of devices will be receiving the update first, but fortunately, other companies are not going to be far behind. We learned last week […]