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June 18, 2012

Interview: Gigabyte PR Manager, Irene Huang @ GESL 2012

Day 3 of GESL is upon us, but yesterday we were lucky enough to snag an interview with the busy Gigabyte PR Manager, Irene Huang to talk to her about the GESL event in general, some expectations about the event, sponsors, games, prizes, and of course all the Z77 / GeForce GTX 680 awesomeness happening at the Gigabyte booth!

Those in the LA/OC (California, USA) interested in attending GESL, be sure to drop by today as the 17th is the final day of the event. Tons of giveaways (You know the best is always saved for the last), tons of competitions, and tons of fun is expected, so you definitely don’t want to miss it!


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March 18, 2012

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Wrath Wireless Gaming Headset Unboxing

Headset look familiar? Well it should because today we’ll be taking a look at one of the newest members of Creative’s Sound Blaster Tactic 3D line of gaming headsets – the Tactic 3D Wrath. The Tactic 3D Wrath is a wireless gaming headset that will include many of the features included in the higher end Tactic 3D headsets such as a steel core headband, 50mm drivers, support for THX TruStudio Pro, and a removable noise cancelling microphone. Additionally, the Tactic 3D wrath also includes red illuminated earcups, a rechargeable lithium battery that’s advertised to last 8 hours, and both wireless headphone/microphone capability.

The Creative [...]

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March 17, 2012

SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Edition Headset Unboxing

I know a lot of you have requested that I take a look at some headsets lately, so today we’ll be unboxing the SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Edition Headset. As you can tell from the product name, the headset is produced by popular gaming peripherals manufacturer SteelSeries, and endorsed by professional gaming group Fnatic.

For those interested in purchasing this headset, it’s currently available at Amazon.



Frequency response: 18 – 28.000 Hz Impedance: 32 Ohm [email protected] 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 112 dB Cable length: 1 m + 2m (Extension) = 3m Jacks: 3.5 mm (Headphone & Microphone)


Frequency response: 50 – 16.000 Hz Pick up [...]
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March 16, 2012

Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 & X9 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Unboxing

Anyone heard of Max Keyboard before? Cause I haven’t, but they recently sent us a couple of their top of the line backlit mechanical keyboards for review and it turns out they’re pretty awesome!

The keyboards they sent us were the Nighthawk X8 and Nighthawk X9 keyboards. While both keyboards are similar in appearance, the Nighthawk X8 comes with Cherry MX Brown keyswitches and blue LEDs while the Nighthawk X9 comes with Cherry MX Red keyswitches and red LEDs. In addition to Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches, both keyboards will come with wrist rests, gold plated USB connectors, a braided cable, internal memory for storing macros and macro profiles, a “game [...]

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March 14, 2012

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional + i7 3960X | 4.8GHz OC and UEFI Demo

Recently did some testing on the new ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional, so I decided to do a video on the UEFI BIOS as well as a quick look at overclocking on the motherboard. The ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional features a 16+2 DigiPower VRM design, support for 4 DIMMs of DDR3 2600+ memory, 4 way SLI or CrossFire, and much, much more!

In this video I overclock the Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition to 4.8GHz on the ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional motherboard, set the Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 2133MHz memory to use the XMP profile, and I do a run through of the ASRock UEFI bios as well.

I conclude the video with a bit of stress testing using AIDA 64 [...]

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March 13, 2012

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional Unboxing

Lately, ASRock’s been betting pretty hard on the X79 platform and they’ve released quite a few boards – one of which we’re about to unbox today. The board in question? The ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional. This Fatal1ty endorsed gaming oriented board features some very high end features expected of the X79 platform such as a 16+2 DigiPower VRM design, support for up to DDR3 2600+, 4 way SLI/CrossFire,and much more.

Wanna see more? Check it out!

Product Highlights Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors Digi Power Design, 16 + 2 Power Phase Design Supports Quad Channel DDR3 [...]
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March 8, 2012

SSD vs Hard Drive vs Hybrid Hard Drive Boot Time Comparison

Was doing the review for the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Hard Drive and the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD, and I really needed to do a boot time comparison for the Seagate Momentus XT, so I decided why not do it in video form. So, the video below is the outcome of the test. Watch and comment! If you’re interested in the test setup along with the 3 drives tested today, be sure to scroll down for more details.

Test Setup and Drives Tested

For those coming from the YouTube channel who’re interested in the test setup, here are the details:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Fatal1ty Professional Gen 3 (Intel SATA 3 6Gb/s, AHCI [...]

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February 7, 2012

Silverstone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Mid Tower Case Unboxing and First Look

Just finished the unboxing and first look of the brand new SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E (Evolution) Mid Tower Case. Pretty classy looking mid tower packed with a whole lot of features. Full review coming up as soon as I build into this thing, so check back soon!

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January 8, 2012

Xigmatek Prime SD1484 Unboxing

Just got this cooler from Xigmatek so here’s the unboxing for ya. It’s a pretty slick looking cooler with 140mm fans. Be sure to check out the Xigmatek website for more details.

The Xigmatek Prime SD1484 is currently available on Newegg.

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December 29, 2011

Corsair Vengeance K90 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Unboxing

Had a lot of requests for this one, mostly because it has some nice backlighting whereas the Vengeance K60 doesn’t. Anyway, check it out. I’ll have a full review for you guys when I get some time.

The Corsair Vengeance K90 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is currently available on Amazon.

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