In October of last year, we had the chance to go hands on with Steelseries’ Rival 500, a neat little MMO/MOBA mouse that won us over from our number pad MMO mouse. This week, Steelseries reached out to see if we would take a look at the next mouse in the Rival line-up, the Rival 700. There are fewer buttons but more modularity, and a unique OLED screen to give the edge for the customization happy consumer. Does it fit the bill? Let’s see.
One of the biggest hurdles in providing a quality interactive stream is having to constantly jump around browser and application windows while still trying to play and keep the focus on the game you’re streaming. I’ve been streaming with MMORPG for years now, and it’s still always a fight to get the setup just right. Thankfully, the Elgato Stream Deck was just released and solves just about every issue you can think of when it comes to stream juggling.
To say that I am impressed with the power of ASUS’ AMD RX580 is an understatement. I’ve long been an NVIDIA-based PC gamer, but there was a time back in the AGP days where ATI (AMD) could do no wrong for me. On the verge of the Vega cards coming out this year, one would think the $279 RX580 wouldn’t perform so well, since it’s basically on par with NVIDIA’s 1060 line of cards. But that’s the rub…
Last week, Nvidia was kind enough to send over a Founder’s Edition of their 1080Ti for us to take a look at. We’ve already examined ZOTAC’s 1080Ti AMP Edition, but a Founder’s Edition is an important benchmark for any GPU generation. More importantly, since many of the major manufacturers have their own branded versions of this exact same model, establishing this baseline gives us a good indication of how each subsequent 1080Ti FE should also perform.
You asked and we delivered. Today we’re taking a look at ZOTAC’s GTX 1080Ti AMP Edition. It’s a two-fan powerhouse, coming in at $40 less than most of its competition, but is the 4K killer we hoped for? Read on to find out.
This week, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Zotac’s latest solid state drive, the 10 Year Anniversary Sonix 480GB SSD. This edition celebrates 10 years of operation for Zotac and joins their Anniversary Edition GTX 1080 video cards offering refreshed aesthetics, features, and increased performance. As an NVMe add-in card utilizing the PCI-Express pipeline, we know the drive is faster than your average SATA SSD. Let’s see how it holds up in the real world.
EVGA recently refreshed their line of GTX 1080 video cards with their brand new and innovative iCX cooling solution. Do nine thermal sensors and dual fan control set it apart from the pack? We went hands on to find out for ourselves, and we’ve got good news. Read on for our full review of EVGA’s new GTX 1080 SuperClocked 2 graphics card.
Razer recently refreshed their flagship Blackwidow Chroma with a new version. The V2 features the same appealing design and Chroma capability as the original, but with a few smart additions and a brand new, high speed linear switch. We had the opportunity to take the new slate for a ride. Is it worth your money to upgrade?
I have been building and repairing computers and networks for the majority of my life. When it comes to a gaming computer specifically the most important part is trying to futureproof it. No one likes spending money on a brand new computer and having to fork out additional funds a year or two later so you can continue to play the newest and greatest of games.
The Roccat Suora is the German hardware company’s latest attempt to bring the mechanical keyboard to a wider audience. Unlike the Isku and Ryos, the Suora is a minimalist design – no fuss, no muss offering to the Roccat line of keyboards. But it does have one golden shiny feature – the full range of RGB illuminated keys.
Who doesn’t want to game from the comfort of their couch? Being able to put your feet up and sink into some comfy cushions adds that extra touch of relaxation that some gamers just crave. This presents a problem to PC gamers when so many of our games require mouse and keyboard to play their best. Pulling it off can be done but rarely without compromise. The Roccat Sova may be the solution we’ve been waiting for.
Crucial MX 300 1TB Solid State Drive, if you’re in the market for a new hard drive if should be at the top of your list for options. With how inexpensive Solid State Drives have become the dollar per gigabyte has decreased that purchasing a 1TB drive isn’t out of the question anymore.
RGB is all the rage in gaming peripherals these days. Corsair recently refreshed their flagship RGB keyboard with the K70 LUX RGB, an update that changes enlarges the font on the keys and replaces the RGB controller with a more advanced version. Does Corsair still reign supreme in the RGB keyboard space? We sent Chris to find out.
Over the last two years, RGB customization has become the most dominant trend in gaming peripherals. Today, we take a look at Corsair’s MM800 Polaris hard mouse pad. It’s big, RGB enabled, and seamlessly pairs with other Corsair devices, but does it succeed in justifying its $59.99 MSRP?
Building a decent gaming machine is never an easy task, nor an inexpensive one. Typically, when people hear the term “gaming PC” they imagine a top of the line, fully loaded computer, with all the bells and whistles imaginable. But you don’t need to purchase the crème de la crème of parts, especially when companies like Crucial are releasing items like Ballistix Tactical memory.