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Kingston 120GB SSDNow V300 Review

Kingston SSDNow V300 Solid State Drive

Solid state drives have changed considerably over the years though the biggest change is the price. Not so long ago solid state drives were expensive with an steep cost per gigabyte however, with the wide adoption of this technology and growing number of competing manufacturers, the price of these drives have been falling to a more acceptable level. They still …

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Intel Core i3 4150 CPU Review

When shopping for a shiny new processor for your home or office system it can be a little difficult to decide what processor to build your system around. With so many models from both AMD and Intel it can be easy to be swamped with potential candidates. Today we are reviewing just one budget processor, the Intel Core i3 4150. …

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Asus H81M-PLUS Socket 1150 Motherboard Review

Motherboards are an important consideration when building a new computer, especially when you’re looking for the perfect balance between performance and value. Asus is no stranger to motherboards and have a variety of models with different chipsets. One motherboard Asus offer is the H81M-PLUS. This motherboard is based on the Intel H81 chipset and is compatible with socket 1150 Intel …

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Crucial 8GB Ballistix Sport RAM Review

DDR4 memory is rapidly becoming more available though DDR3 memory is not ready to be brushed aside quite yet, at least until Intel and AMD offer DDR4 support in mainstream processors. Crucial has been manufacturing memory for many years though today we will be reviewing one model from them, the DDR3 Ballistix Sport 8GB memory kit. The Ballistix Sport memory …

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Office PC Power Consumption Analysis

Not so long ago we did an analysis into the typical power consumption of a gaming computer and found that it doesn’t consume as much power as people think. These results intrested us, primarily because many gaming computers are equipped with high wattage power supplies even if they don’t need them. We decided to take a look at another computer, …

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Why Store Data In The Cloud?

More and more of our data can be stored in the cloud such as our photos and documents. Rather than data being stored locally on your hard drive or smartphone, they can be uploaded through the Internet so you can access them later from anywhere. Recently the news of hacked celebrity iCloud accounts has painted a negative picture of cloud …

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What is the AMD FX-8370E processor?

AMD has recently announced several new processors for the AM3+ platform which are set to refresh the existing FX processors. One of the most interesting models is the FX-8370E. The AMD FX-8370E is an eight core processor with a base clock of 3.3GHz and a turbo boost of 4.3GHz. Still being based on the Piledriver architecture, which was originally released in …

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AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E Coming Soon

Intel may have recently had the spotlight on them with their high performance desktop Haswell-E architecture however, AMD is busy to. According to an article by xbitlabs, AMD is releasing new desktop processors based on the Piledriver architecture soon. The Piledriver architecture was originally released in 2012 and this is not the first time we have seen AMD release a …

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How much RAM does a gaming PC need?

RAM (Random Access Memory) is a hardware component which stores temporary data. RAM is much faster than a hard drive, which makes it the ideal place to store data which is needed frequently and quickly. Every user will have different memory requirements however, just how much RAM should a gaming computer have? Games can be fairly stressful on your computer, …

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AMD FX 8350 Review

Looking for a new processor for your computer can often seem like a daunting task. With two big brands, AMD and Intel, offering many different models with different features and performance it can be time consuming and even a tad difficult. Today we are reviewing just one model from AMD, the FX 8350 eight core processor. The AMD FX 8350 …

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