Reviews

Asus B350-F Strix Review

Choosing a motherboard can be difficult. With so many options from many different manufacturers it can be easy to get lost in the seemingly endless list of model numbers. Just one of these motherboards is the Asus B350-F Strix, a compelling option with an affordable price tag to pair with your Ryzen processor. This motherboard boasts impressive specifications which place …

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Review

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Review

Recently the solid state drive market is an intense battleground where many manufacturers compete to offer models with a perfect blend of price, performance and reliability. Samsung is one of many manufacturers who strive to draw your attention to their products. Today we will be reviewing one of their most popular drives, the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD. The Samsung …

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AMD A6-7400K APU Review

AMD A6-7400K Packaging

While the CPU landscape has not changed significantly in recent years there has been some interesting developments, particularly in the integrated graphics department. Despite dedicated graphics cards being the clear choice for gamers, many consumers use integrated graphics built into their CPU. It makes sense that AMD and Intel have been striving to improve their integrated GPU performance. Today we …

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Intel Core i7 4790K CPU Review

Intel Core i7 4790K Featured Image

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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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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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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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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