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July 20, 2017

Review: HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Going Elite

Not long ago, we tested the HyperX Alloy FPS gaming keyboard, which was the first mechanical gaming keyboard to be offered by Kingston’s HyperX brand. Rather than stack up with features galore, the HyperX Alloy FPS was a rather strategic product, catering towards mainstream and eSports gamers who simply want a solid performing mechanical gaming keyboard they can take on the go at a reasonable price. For the most part, they succeeded.

Now back for round two is its bigger, badder cousin, the HyperX Alloy Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard which we have for review today. While the HyperX Alloy FPS catered towards the mainstream gaming crowd, the HyperX Alloy [...]

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July 20, 2017

3 Best Private Search Engines That Don’t Track You

Have you ever wondered why every time after your girlfriend uses your PC for just a couple minutes that somehow all the ads now try to convince you that Huggies diapers are far superior to Pampers? Well, the reason for this is because Google and other major search engines have sophisticated tracking mechanisms that track your online activity, logs your IP addresses, and even share the information with Government agencies such as the NSA.

For an idea of how comprehensive your search histories are, just simply check out your Google Activity Log and be impressed with just how much Google knows about you. It even rembers that search “you” made earlier which [...]

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July 19, 2017

Intel Core i9-7920X Processor to be Clocked at Just 2.9GHz Base?

When Intel announced their Core X Series processors back in June of last month, no information was revealed about many of the specifications of the high end Core i9 CPUs. Aside from the core count, information about the base clock speeds, turbo clock speeds, L3 cache, etc. were still missing from the picture. What were they hiding?

Well, recently Videocardz published a screenshot of Intel’s processor pricing chart for tray CPUs as of July 14. While many details are still missing, the document reveals several key details about the Core i9-7920X, namely the base clock speed of 2.90GHz and 16.5MB of L3 cache.

This is interesting as it puts the base [...]

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July 19, 2017

8 Best CPU Benchmark Tools to Test Compute Performance

So you just purchased a new PC at Best Buy and the salesman assured you that it’s without a doubt the top of the line, fastest, best of the best PC money could buy. Naturally you buy it because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a top of the line best of the best PC? Now that you’ve taken the system home however, how do you actually know if it’s top of the line or not? The answer? Benchmarks.

While there are benchmarks that cover practically every since PC component along with the system as a whole, today we’ll be showing you the best CPU benchmarks we use here at Custom PC Review to specifically evaluate CPU [...]

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July 18, 2017

How to Delete Your Instagram Account Permanently

Instagram is a pretty awesome online service. What started as just a way to share mobile photos online using some filters has quickly turned into a massive social networking app with one of the largest user bases on the market.

Unfortunately, due to the sheer amount of content sitting on Instagram, it has also become a massive time drain for many people leading many to want to delete their account. However, one of the biggest issues with Instagram is that while Instagram offers an easy way to temporarily disable your account, permanently deleting your account is a bit more tricky. If you’ve been wanting to delete your Instagram for a while and still haven’t [...]

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July 18, 2017

How to Free Up Space in Gmail by Bulk Deleting Old E-Mails

Back in 2013, Google announced that it would increase Gmail/Google Drive to a combined 15GB of storage space which was quite revolutionary at the time. Thinking back to 2013, there could literally be no possible way to utilize more than 15GB of storage just for e-mails and documents alone, but sure enough in 2017 that e-mail box has gotten full to the point that it’s no longer allowing you to send and receive e-mails.

From this point, you have two options if you still want to continue to send/receive e-mail like you’ve done. Either free some space on your Gmail account, or pay up to upgrade the amount of storage. Since it’s pretty easy to pay a couple [...]

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July 17, 2017

Amazon Rumored to be Working on New Messenger App “Anytime”

Well, it’s about time. A new report from AFTV News suggests that Amazon may be working on a new messenger app called “Anytime”.

The possible upcoming app was revealed from a survey which customers had been receiving. The survey asked customers information about what features were important in a messenger app and not only revealed the name of the app, but also revealed a list of features.

Looking at the feature list, Amazon Anywhere appears to possibly the the be all, end all kind of messenger app that does a little everything for everyone. Among the features include the ability to communicate with everyone, is private and secure [...]

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July 20, 2017

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address

For many people, one of the biggest frustrations about setting up or configuring a router is simply finding the IP address of where it’s located. While accompanying mobile apps in newer routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems have made this process significantly easier, routers purchased just several years ago or older, or router/modem combo units issued by telecom companies frequently don’t have any sort of companion app, so changing simple things like a Wi-Fi password will require finding the IP address of the router.

To help make your life easier, today we’ll show you some of the easiest ways to find your router’s IP address.

 

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July 17, 2017

Intel’s Upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs to Feature 6-Cores, 12-Threads to Counter AMD Ryzen

Ahhh. Competition is such a sweet, sweet thing. As AMD has finally “Ryzen” from the ashes as a competent competitor in the CPU arena, Intel is now scrambling to find a way to answer back. Intel’s first offensive was the launch of the new Core i9 series and the revamp of the HEDT platform. According to a new article from French tech publication, CanardPC, it looks like the next offensive is rebooting the mainstream platform with several new 6-core/12-thread processors for the LGA 1151 socket as well as rebooting mobile CPUs with even more cores than ever before.

The upcoming processors will be based on Intel’s 8th Generation Coffee Lake [...]

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July 17, 2017

PSA: Watch Out for Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs

Reddit / sh00ter999

Fake goods plague almost every industry and sometimes the scammers behind the fakes go to pretty elaborate lengths to make their goods look legit.

Case in point. Recently, several Reddit users in the /r/AMD Reddit reported receiving fake CPUs from Amazon. The CPUs were in actuality older and lower end Intel LGA CPUs, but the criminals covered up the Intel branding on the CPU with a well faked AMD Ryzen sticker and stuck the CPU along with a fake cooler in real AMD Ryzen packaging.

Currently, there have been two reported cases of this happening so far, but given the lengths the scammers went through to do something like [...]

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