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ASRock Mainboard contest

Over on Tom’s Hardware they have an interesting contest. We’d like for you to tell us what sorts of board features/capabilities are currently important to you and what’s on your wishlist for your next-generation build. Even if some of the … Continue reading

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Thermaltake ARMOR A60 Review

New case review over on OCIA.net. Case reviews are one of the more difficult pieces of hardware to review, but also some of the most enjoyable pieces. Why do I say that? Well moving an entire PC from case to … Continue reading

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Patriot Gauntlet PCGT25S USB 3.0 2.5 Inch Enclosure

New review up over on OCIA.net.  Today I am taking a look at a 2.5″ hard drive enclosure from Patriot Memory.  It is using the new USB 3.0 spec – something a lot of new mainboards and machines are starting … Continue reading

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Sentey Arvina GS-6400 Full Tower Case

It has been a busy month, but I finally have another review up over on OCIA.net.  Reviewing PC cases, while a bit more labor intenstive are a blast.  It is really interesting to see how far the industry has some … Continue reading

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Vantec USB3.0 adapter

I have a new review up on OCIA.net. Today we are taking a look at the Vantec NexStar SATA to USB3.0 adapter. Adapters are always interesting to test – sometimes they work as advertised – and sometimes not. Stop on … Continue reading

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SilverStone Air Penetrator fan Review

While reviewing the SilverStone PS05B case, I also got a chance to review SilverStone’s SST-AP121 “Air Penetrator” fans.  Check out the review over at OCIA.net. I had actually been contemplating picking up a couple of these anyways as a possible … Continue reading

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Budget Build Part 4 – Conclusion

In case you missed it, please check out the other parts in this series.  Why to Build a PC; Part 1 (Intro); Part 2 (Part Selection); and Part 3 (The build). All told the bill for the build came in … Continue reading

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Budget Build Part 3 – The build

In case you missed it, please check out the other parts in this series.  Why to Build a PC; Part 1 (Intro); and Part 2 (Part Selection). The build itself was the smoothest I have ever had.  Components have come a long … Continue reading

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Budget Build Part 2 – Parts Selected

In case you missed it, please check out the other parts in this series.  Why to Build a PC and Part 1 (Intro). Primary PC (Olorin) A little note on naming convention, my primary PC has always gone by my online … Continue reading

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Budget Build Part 1 – Intro

Here on SGB I am going to do a small series on my new computer.  If you reference the post on “Why to build a PC,” that will elaborate some more on why I went with a desktop computer.  Or … Continue reading

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