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Mionix Ensis 320

We're looking at a new gaming surface / mousepad from Mionix, the Ensis 320. It sports a very interesting design, as it has characteristics of both a speed mat and a control mat, and comes in a sleek brushed aluminum finish.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte Z77-HD4 Motherboard Review

With its 3rd Generation Intel processors now on most stores shelves, its only time that all the manufactures start to phase out the old and introduce the new. Today's we are going to look at a great budget friendly motherboard from Gigabyte the Z77-HD4 that will bring to the table the affordability along with its performance standard we have come to know. When it comes to building a PC one of the most vital parts of the system is the motherboard. So if you are building a high end gaming system to your budget friendly internet surfer or your primary work station, its important to keep in mind that you want to find the motherboard that will fit your needs. The question that most have is, how will this motherboard perform? how is the reliability? does it have what I need? how is the future proofing? but before we dive into this review and help you answer some of those questions lets start by taking a look at Gigabyte as a company.



 
 
 
 
 

PC Power & Cooling MKIII Silencer 750W

The PC Power & Cooling MK III Silencer 750W features sexy styling, a partially modular setup, an 80Plus Gold certification, and a solid price of $150. We know that power supplies are a component where quality is critically important, and you get what you pay for. So does the quality of the MK III Silencer reflect its price, or can it reach beyond and amount to something more for consumers looking to find a great deal? Let's find out.



 
 
 
 
 

The NZXT Phantom 630 Full Tower Chassis

NZXT with the Phantom 630 breaks tradition and continues to raise the bar for the entire industry with its new cutting edge features moving forward and ahead of the pack in every way.



 
 
 
 
 

Mionix Naos 8200

The Mionix Naos 8200 is positioned as the new flagship mouse from Mionix, and sits in the upper echelons of gaming mice. It's not cheap, but it looks absolutely captivating. Is it worth the premium? Can the Naos 8200 improve upon its predecessor without losing its original appeal? Let's find out.



 
 
 
 
 

Diamond 7870 GHz Edition

Introduction We’ve looked at the gamut of graphics cards in AMD’s current lineup, including several 7900 models, cards which garner much of the exposure, in no small part due to the extreme nature of those products. Those cards have proven to be powerhouses, posting impressive results, but it’s no secret that what one considers a reasonably-priced purchase might be extravagant and expensive to another. Not everyone is a hardcore gamer and enthusiast, and there is a considerable number of consumers out there that need something far more affordable that can still satisfy a gaming fix. To that end, the Radeon 7870 sits in the middle of AMD’s product lineup, at the “performance” echelon. It’s far more affordable than the potent flagship 7970, yet packs far more than the gaming-anemic 7750. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a graphics card from Diamond, but today we’re looking at the company’s 7870 GHz Edition, a model that sports a smaller PCB design and a custom cooler, as well as some flashy red styling. Retailing for about $239 ($219 after rebate), this card is quite affordable, and while we don’t expect it to be a gaming powerhouse, it could prove very enticing to gamers on a more modest budget. Let’s take a closer look at the Diamond 7870 GHz Edition and see how it fares.



 
 
 
 
 

Eagle Tech Arion Foldable Bluetooth Headset

Bluetooth is a secured wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. The concept was created in 1994 by Ericcson with the intent of connecting headsets and other small devices to cellular phones. After joining forces with nine other technology companies to develop the standard and the transformation of the modern day smartphone, Bluetooth is now found in millions of devices. One of the companies taking advantage of Bluetooth technology is Eagle Tech with its Arion Foldable headset. Eagle Tech sent us the Arion ET-ARHP200BF headset for review today. Thanks for the opportunity.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Gaming Mouse

Thor is one of the most popular and powerful gods of the major mythologies. He is also part of modern daily life, since the fifth day of the week, Thursday (Thor's day), is named for him. Thor is the thunder god in Norse mythology. Thor also had a famous weapon, his hammer, named Mjolnir. Thor had a goat-driven chariot that created the noise of thunder, when rolling across the sky. The lightning bolts were caused by the hurling of his hammer. Gigabyte has become a major player in the gaming arena, especially with the influx of their high end Avia gaming mouse and keyboard series, which are products geared toward the high profile gamer and enthusiast. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you a new arrival from the Gigabytes Force series, the Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Gaming Mouse. The Gigabyte Force M7 Thor gaming mouse is geared toward the more cost conscious individual who is looking for a professional grade gaming mouse that’s straightforward and reliable, but will focus on their fundamental needs only. Join me as we take an in depth look at the Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Gaming Mouse to see if it brings "Thors Hammer" down like its namesake to create an exciting gaming experience.



 
 
 
 
 

Sparkle Calibre X680

With a custom heatsink that has a design with the fans mounted below the fins, the Calibre X680 looks different from most other models we've seen. Touted as a quiet solution for discerning consumers, the X680 also comes with an aggressive Boost Clock out of the box to provide a horsepower bonus as well. And for those who are cost conscious, it comes with a very competitive price tag of $490 as well, which is considerably cheaper than many competitors' custom offerings. Looks good on paper. Let's push onward and see if the Sparkle Calibre X680 can match up well in action.



 
 
 
 
 

Tt eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Mouse

I have always been a pretty competitive individual, from sports like baseball, skating & racing to gaming on my computer. One of the things that’s really important when competing is not just being good at what you do, but also having the right equipment to help get you there. The right equipment can take you from being a good competitor to a great competitor. This is also true when gaming because without great equipment to assist you, such as your mouse or mechanical keyboard, you’re just another good player. If you want to be known as a great player and a winner, like most professional athletes and gamers, you’re going to have to turn to the latest gear to give you that edge to beat your opponents. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you just such a peripheral, The Tt eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Mouse, brought to you with the previous collaboration between BMW’s DesignWorksUSA and Thermaltake, who also brought you the level 10 Concept PC. The Tt Level 10M Mouse is divided into lower and upper segments, with the height-and-angle-adjustable perforated upper appearing to float over the solid aluminum base to provide passive ventilation. The Tt Level 10 has two regular buttons on the top and five additional buttons on the sides, with the “Z” key acting as a modifier to provide five additional commands. This all adds up to a total of 11 command keys that are programmable via a software application. In gaming mode, the “Z” key can be used to switch between...



 
 
 
 
 

Oblanc NC-2 U.F.O. and NC1-1 Cobra Headset Review

When it comes to headsets we have a great deal of choices that are available from a wide variety options. While we have headsets that are dedicated to gaming and others for music and movies, its always nice to see a headset with the options to do both. Today we are excited to share a new line of gaming/media headset that has recently hit store shelves. We had a chance to take a look at two models from Oblanc: the NC-2 U.F.O and NC1-1 Cobra headsets. Just from the exterior packaging of the headset when they arrived for review, we noticed the designs from Oblanc were unique to say the least. We are looking forward to seeing what this new entry into the market is all about. Before we dive in to the review, here's a little something about the company.



 
 
 
 
 

Azio Levetron GM533U Gaming Mouse

Azio recently started to pick up in the gaming device department, and with the popularity of gaming devices rising, they are trying to capture that audience with some very interesting devices. Today we will be taking a look at the Azio Levetron GM533U 9 button Laser Gaming Mouse to see how it stacks up against its competitors. One of the most notable features of this device is that it supposedly contains a Laser optical reader that can hit 5000 dpi. Additionally, the device's aesthetic appeal is quite unique, and is definitely worth checking out. Of course, while aesthetic appeal is a large factor in consumers' buying decisions, we also like to see products that perform to their advertised specifications. So, with some interesting design decisions and impressive hardware specs, will the Azio Levetron GM533U 9 Button Laser Gaming Mouse capture the right audience? Let's find out as we move forward.



 
 
 
 
 

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Mid-Tower Case

Today I have the pleasure of bringing you the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Mid-Tower case, designed by a company well known in Europe for their manufacturing and design of their legendary Green Nanoxia Nano-bearing fans and peripherals. Nanoxia has now entered the Enthusiast arena with a brand new arrival, called the Deep Silence 1. It is a modular mid-tower chassis with a simple but classic design. This innovative mid-tower chassis is the foundation for a whole new line of future products whose objective is to offer the perfect symbiosis of ideal system cooling and sensationally low noise levels in one package. They are also designed especially for use in high-end & gaming systems. In the course of the many years of developmental work by Nanoxia culminated in the Deep Silence 1, the focus was always on two requirements: minimize noise and minimize system temperatures. Substantial effort was invested to minimize the noise levels, yet still keep things cool. The side panels and top cover are fitted with specially designed, noise reducing insulation materials to minimize and absorb any noises. The solid front doors use sound absorbing materials that contribute significantly to the most effective noise reduction achieved by the Deep Silence 1. Also responsible for the quietness of the case are the three pre-installed Nanoxia fans of the brand new DS-Series. This most recent Nanoxia fan-series features a new impeller design, optimized for the best possible mix of silence an...



 
 
 
 
 

Cougar GX-S 600W

While premium kilowatt power supplies may garner much of the attention and buzz in the marketplace, it is the more affordable, mid-range units that quietly bring in the profits. And that's where the Cougar GX-S 600W might offer a solution. While this unit isn't a behemoth like some we've seen of late, the GX-S 600W is 80PLUS Gold certified and comes with a price of $119. Seems pretty good so far, so let's take a closer look at this Cougar power supply and see how it fares.



 
 
 
 
 

Azio Levetron Mech5 – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Today we will be taking a looking at one of Azio's newest gaming keyboards on the market, the Azio Levetron Mech5 mechanical keyboard. The Mech5 is Azio's most innovative mainstream mechanical gaming keyboard available today. As of the last few years, mechanical keyboards have gotten really popular and we are seeing many competitors releasing their own designs in an attempt to capitalize on this new craze. Azio designed the Levetron Mech5 to be completely modular, so fit and finish will be an important aspect to keep in mind; however, let's not forget that functionality is just as important when it comes to mechanical gaming keyboards. So today we are going to put the Azio Levetron Mech5 to the test and see how it stacks up.






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