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CPCR Server Upgrade 2015: Lenovo ThinkServer RD540

Lenovo’s 1U Server Powerhouse In the past couple days, I wrote several articles about the new server hardware and colocation infrastructure powering CPCR. If you’ve already read those articles, you’ll proba...



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CPCR Server Upgrade 2015: Psychz Networks Colocation

Los Angeles Colocation With the server hardware figured out, the final thing to do was to figure out where to keep the server. Since I don’t have the infrastructure at home or at work to host a server, I needed a coloca...



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CPCR Server Upgrade 2015: New Hardware Overview

Self-Hosted Bliss When I originally founded Custom PC Review back in 2012, it was nothing more than a small personal blog running off some run of the mill shared hosting. Since then the site has grown quite a bit, and along wi...



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Samsung 840 EVO Performance Fix Available Tomorrow

As reported several weeks ago, a number of users (including yours truly) were experiencing slow read performance issues with their Samsung 840 EVO SSD. At the time, the issue was just discovered by various Samsung 840 EVO owner...



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Michael Abrash Joins Oculus VR Development as Chief Scientist

The biggest tech news this past week has been Facebook’s unexpected $2 billion acquisition of Oculus, and with that the Oculus Rift VR assets. Without a doubt there has been a lot of community backlash from donors, devs, ...



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Understanding LSI SandForce SF3700 Series Controller

3rd Generation SandForce, 1st Generation LSI SandForce When we look at the SSD industry today, there are few companies more well known than LSI SandForce. LSI SandForce drives power over 35% of the SSDs currently sold on the m...



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Five Games I’m Looking Forward to in 2013

Here at Custom PC Review, we really love our fast computers and tournament grade gaming peripherals, and while we enjoy just simply having supreme amounts of processing power at our fingertips, we also enjoy using the processin...



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CES 2013: Nvidia Tegra 4, Project SHIELD Gaming Console Hands On, First Impressions

Among the most popular introductions at this year’s CES was the Nvidia Project Shield, which is Nvidia’s newest Tegra 4 powered gaming console. This introduction is exciting in a number of ways. The first is that Nv...



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Kingston HyperX / HyperX 3K 5.03 Firmware Update Released, Benchmarked

Been waiting for that elusive 5.03 firmware update which is supposed to fix TRIM in HyperX and HyperX 3K SSDs to drop? Well, wait no more because it’s finally here! Those interested in updating the HyperX 3K SSD to firmwa...



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Top 7 Best Free Utilities for PC Repair

Boot CDs, Malware Removal, System Info, and more! I have been doing IT repair work for far longer than I can fully remember and as the years have gone by, I have come across many occasions where I wished I was near my computer ...