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Dream Machines DM4 EVO Gaming Mouse Review
     Wed, Jan 29 2020 | 9:03A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" After adjusting the DM4 EVO with our own preferences, we fired up Mass Effect: Andromeda, Beyond: Two Souls, Borderlands 3 and CounterStrike: Global Offensive: the PixArt 3389 sensor did track reliably at all times without any extra acceleration and thanks to the textured plastic chassis, the overall grip is pretty good. We did use the mouse with a claw grip and found the lateral buttons easy accessible; the same HUANO buttons as on the DM5 Blink are pleasant to actuate and are also quite reliable. "
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT THICC II Pro Boost
     Wed, Jan 29 2020 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The next NAVI-10 GPU is here from AMD in the form of the RX 5600 XT. AMD has been on quite a roll with their CPU and GPU releases as of late. They continue to release solid hardware with good performance. Driver stability has improved with the latest version of Adrenalin 2020 and continues to improve. The sample I received …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

SilverStone FARA B1 Computer Case Review
     Wed, Jan 29 2020 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone FARA B1 is a good budget case that allows you to show off the hardware of your gaming system through the tempered glass side panel.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

XPG Invader Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Wed, Jan 29 2020 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The first computer case out on the market by XPG is its Invader mid-tower chassis. Here's our full review of it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

MSI RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Jan 28 2020 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Surprisingly, while we work with MSI a lot of coverage I didn’t end up getting in any of their RX 5700 or RX 5700 XT’s. With AMD's new cards MSI made changes to their designs, so I was excited to hear that they were up for sending over one of the new RX 5500 XT’s. They sent over the RX 5500 XT Gaming X with 8GB of memory. I’ve had the Gaming X cards in before and they have a specific styling that they have had for years now. Things have changed some, dropping the bright red for example, but the new Navi Gaming X cards are completely different so I’m excited to check them out more. This specific card has a boost clock up to 1845 MHz which is right in line with the PowerColor card I took a look at with the RX 5500 XT launch so I’m curious to see how they compare.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO
     Tue, Jan 28 2020 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The $299 EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO was announced just days ago, at CES, and the is most affordable entry into RTX gaming. What's surprising is that the KO uses a different GPU than other RTX 2060 Series cards. We take a closer look to see what NVIDIA is bringing to the fight with AMD's RX 5600 XT.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Kingston HyperX Pulsefire Dart Gaming Mouse
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:30P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we're going to be taking a look at a new gaming mouse from Kingston. The HyperX line of gaming peripherals really seems to be heating up over the last year or so. Every time I walk into the store, I see the HyperX line on display alongside the prebuilt rigs in the store. That said, let's really take a look at this new offering by Kingston and see if it's worth the hundred dollar price tag."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 
Toshiba RC500 500GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:30P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest addition to Toshiba’s family of M.2 NVMe SSD’s is the RC500. Aimed at the value end of the market, the RC500 is the first consumer drive launched that uses the company’s latest 96-layer BiCS4 3D TLC NAND.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

SilverStone ARM21 Monitor Stand Review
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:29P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone ARM21 is an excellent dual-monitor mounting solution for its durability and flexibility.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

2.5 Geeks: AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT, Big Navi, NVIDIA Ampere
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:29P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeksm Marco, Dave, and Chris discuss AMD's new Radeon RX 5600 XT mid-range gaming GPU, talk of AMD's upcoming "Big Navi" graphics offering, NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3000 series rumors, our impressions of Microsoft's Snapdragon-powered Surface Pro X versus the Surface Pro 7, drop hints of our next giveaway, and more...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Western Digital Blue SN550 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3.0x 4 M.2 SSD Review
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:28P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new SSD value leader doesn't skimp on performance. Here's our full review of Western Digital's Blue SN550 1TB NVMe M.2 drive."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Be Quiet! Pure Base 500 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:28P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Be Quiet!'s Pure Base 500 mid-tower computer cases gets fully examined. Join us for our full review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF Review: Incredible Budget CPU
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:27P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A mysterious Ryzen 5 1600 refresh made it to market late last year. Bizarrely, AMD has released a really cheap version of the Ryzen 5 2600, but just called it the Ryzen 5 1600. Known as the "1600 AF" because of the box identification this is a Zen+ 6-core, 12-thread part that's selling for just $85 brand new.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Cooler Master MM711 Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:27P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Not that long ago we took a look at Cooler Master's MM710 gaming mouse, which was their first lightweight gaming mouse weighing in at only 53g. It was also my first time really spending a lot of time with a lightweight gaming mouse and since then I've been hooked. While the MM710 was a great mouse it was missing one thing...RGB lighting. Yes I know RGB lighting does not make a difference when it comes to performance, but looking down at my RGB keyboard you sort of want your mouse to have RGB lighting as well. Cooler Master must have felt the same way as they recently introduced the MM711, which adds RGB lighting. This of course adds weight so the MM711 weighs in at 60g. Let's take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

LG 38GL950G 38" UltraGear Review
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:26P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The LG 38GL950G is the best ultrawide monitor on the market right now. Essentially it takes every feature we got with previous flagship ultrawide displays, and takes it up a notch. The resolution and panel are physically bigger, up to 3840 x 1600, offering a more immersive experience and better for productivity work.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Super WindForce OC
     Mon, Jan 27 2020 | 2:26P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte GTX 1650 Super WindForce OC is only marginally more expensive than the NVIDIA MSRP, yet includes premium features like fan-stop, a dual-fan thermal solution, overclock out of the box and a backplate. We take a closer look, also to decide how it competes against AMD RX 5500 XT.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

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  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
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  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
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  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
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  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
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  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
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  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
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