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X99 Gaming PC Build Recommendations

Today is the launch of a brand new ultra high end enthusiast platform. Specifically the X99 chipset and latest generation Haswell-E based CPUs. For users looking for the most cores, cache, PCIe lanes, DDR4 and overclocking look no further. This platform is tailor made for users looking for the most complete list of features, functionality…

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Tested – ASUS ROG G20 Review

One of the biggest trends over the last couple of years in the desktop space has been a diversification of form factors and a serious push for high performance small form factor PCs. Historically going with a smaller PC and defiantly a slim PC has meant lower performance. It has also meant that you compromise on the…

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Tested – ARES III Review water cooled R9 295X2

Here in the PCDIY labs we have the opportunity everyday to get hands on time with some of the absolute best hardware that exists. Every so often though you get to have hands on time with some truly special, something beyond the norm when it comes to a premium product with great features, functions and…

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Tested – STRIX GTX 980 Review

Do you ever get that feeling? That feeling of a undeniable grin coming across your face with the want, the need to smile and laugh, specifically a evil maniacal laugh? If you have recently it might be due to the recent NVIDIA launch of  new 900 series of GPUs; specifically the new single GPU flagship, the…

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Tested – STRIX GTX 970 Review

It has been a busy time here in the PCDIY labs with a number of products coming in. Like most enthusiasts though I get especially excited about new GPU’s especially when they offer new architecture which enables cooler & quieter operation as well as improved performance. Even more exciting is when a new architecture with new…

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Antec Announces New EDGE Line of Power Supplies

Here in the PCDIY labs we have long been users of Antec products an industry leader and veteran. They have had a reputation of quality designs and solid performance and long history to help feel confident with the support and reliability of their products. PSUs are absolutely one of the most critical components in any…

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In Win releases amazing Mini-ITX chassis – D-Frame mini

Some of you may not be familiar with In Win they are a vendor who have actually been around for a long time putting out quality designs directly for end users as well as being a ODM for many companies producing solid products ranging from chassis to power supplies. Over the last couple of years…

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 VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.3 Standard – Monitor Enthusiasts Rejoice

Great news for you monitor enthusiasts! For users who are interested in high irresolution, faster refresh rates as well as superior color depth and much more the new DisplayPort standard has your covered. The VESA today formally announced the new 1.3 standard which brings a huge amount of specification improvement. Just about every aspects as has…

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Hot Off The Press – New UEFI – BIOS Updates – Firmware – Sept 2014

As any enthusiast knows hardware only takes you so far. When considering what affects your experience with component products whether it be a motherboard, graphics card or a router, firmware makes a big difference. Firmware affects almost all aspects of a product whether it be performance, compatibility / interoprability, reliability as well as general functionality and…