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Black Mesa PC Review

Black Mesa PC Review

Black Mesa was originally released for free in 2012 however, it has recently made it’s way onto Steam early access with a few new features such as multiplayer. The developers wanted to re-envision the original Half-Life game, which was released in 1998, to add a whole new level of detail and immersion. We are very keen to dive into Black …

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AMD FreeSync Explained

For a long time gamers have been dealing with tearing, stuttering and input latency when playing games, especially when the frame rate does not precisely meet the monitors refresh rate. Vsync was created as an in game option to help combat tearing and stuttering by locking the games maximum frames per second to your monitors refresh rate. This implementation sounded …

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AMD R9 300 Series GPU Coming Soon

AMD Radeon R 300 Series Coming Soon

AMD Radeon 300 series GPUs are based upon 20nm technology and are set to improve power consumption and increase performance. It’s no secret that the new AMD R 300 series graphics cards are expected to release sometime in the first half of 2015 however, its release could be closer than you think. As we move into 2015 the widely anticipated …

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How To Benchmark Your SSD

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When you upgrade your system to a solid state drive you may want to test the performance of it to see the improvement over your hard drive. There are many tools which can benchmark your solid state drive to test its read and write speeds though one of these tools is CrystalDiskMark. CrystalDiskMark is a free tool which tests the …

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5 Must Have Firefox Extensions

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Firefox is a popular web browser which has been continually evolving and growing since its release. While out of the box Firefox offers great performance and functionality there are several extensions which can improve Firefox further. This article will show you our top five must have extensions for Firefox.   Adblock Plus We have all had them annoying advertisements pop …

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What is an external hard drive?

Hard drives are used to store data and are mostly found within a desktop or laptop. With consumers needing to store and transfer more and more data sometimes an USB flash storage device is just not enough. Wouldn’t it be great if we could take the large capacity of a hard drive and easily connect it to any system? We …

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How to monitor CPU temperature

If you are experiencing issues with your computer or it’s generally running a little slow then it might be worth checking your processors temperature. If your processor reaches a certain temperature, it may throttle it’s performance to reduce heat to protect itself. This critical feature is very important as it prevents damage caused by overheating. But how do you check …

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Intel Core i7 4790K CPU Review

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The Intel Core i7 4790K is an unusual processor which stands out from the crowd, boasting higher clock speeds than what we have been used to with previous Intel processors. The 4790K has a base clock of 4.0GHz and a turbo of 4.4GHz, an 500MHz increase from the 4770K. Other Haswell refresh CPUs, such as the 4690K, only have a …

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What is Intel’s Hyperthreading?

When shopping for a new processor or computer it’s likely you have come across the term Hyperthreading. Hyperthreading is a unique feature for Intel processors which is only available on some models. It’s a clever piece of technology which allows the processor to offer more performance in multithreaded workloads. While Hyperthreading will have limited benefit in everyday applications such as …

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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

Kingston Hyperx 3K SSD Review

Over the past few years solid state drives have fallen significantly in price primarily thanks to increased competition and a maturing manufacturing process. With so many manufacturers and models available with varying capacities it makes the storage technology available to a wide range of consumers. The Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD is just one of many solid state drives which …

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