Category Archives: Reviews

X570 AORUS MASTER Review

WEB: (GIGABYTE) MSRP: US$ 359 | ZAR 7,399 AUTHOR: Neo

 

Now that the dust has settled somewhat with the launch of the X570 and AMD’s 3000 series CPUs, it’s time to look at one of the most interesting entries in the X570 line up. The X570 AORUS MASTER was the first boards we received, but from then until now, bit about is has changed and the review that you would have read on launch day would not be anywhere near as representative or as good as what you would buy right now.

ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (Wi-Fi) Review

WEB: ( ASUS ) MSRP: U$379.99 | ZAR 8,469 AUTHOR: Neo

Finally, it’s here. AMD’s much vaunted X570 chipset arrives with a new generation of Zen micro-architecture CPUs in the Ryzen 3000 family. The combination of this new chipset and CPU family bring with them great advancements not only in platform features, but in power savings and of course performance.

GIGABYTE AERO 15 CLASSIC-XA Review

WEB: www.gigabyte.com MSRP: US$ 2,499.00 | ZAR 43,069 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

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Introduction

The GIGABYTE AERO 15 CLASSIC-XA is the latest in the AERO range of laptops. Traditionally, this range has offered great value for midrange gaming laptops for quite some time now. Previous generations have come in various configurations including the latest Core i7 processor and GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. The range has now been updated with the latest addition, the AERO 15 CLASSIC, which is available in four configurations. All four configurations make for a serious contender in the gaming laptop market.

Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M Review

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WEB: Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M MSRP: US$ 209.99 | ZAR 3,259 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

 

A computer case can make or break your build. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration, and the aesthetic is only one of them. Will your graphics card fit? What about your cooler – will it fit? Does the case support enough fans? These are just some of the questions you have to ask yourself when choosing a case. The Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M is a large case that should support enough hardware for most people.

GIGABYTE GTX 1660 GAMING OC Review

WEB: www.gigabyte.com  MSRP: US$ 229.99  AUTHOR: Neo

 

NVIDIA has had mixed reactions when it comes to the RTX line of GPUs. More recently however, sentiment has seemingly softened. That could very well be due to normalizing prices, greater availability and of course better drivers. The last of particular importance as NVIDIA has enabled DXR on GPUs without the dedicated hardware. As such Pascal GPU and of course for GTX 1660/Ti owners can now join in on whatever ‘fun’ DXR has brought and will continue to bring to gaming titles.

Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB Review

WEB: www.corsair.com  MSRP: US$ 250 | ZAR 4,329 AUTHOR: Neo

Building on a foundation of the highly sort after 280X, Corsair has brought to us the latest edition to the Crystal Series in the 680X. Not only is it bigger than the 280X; offering E-ATX board support, but it allows more radiator and fan options among other improvements.

T-Dagger ESCORT T-TGK303 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

WEB: www.t-dagger.com MSRP: US$ 49.99 | ZAR 627 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

T-Dagger is an entry level gaming peripheral brand by Eastern Times Technology in China that offers a full range of peripherals for the gamer on a budget. Today we’re having a look at the ESCORT T-TGK303 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which is a mechanical keyboard with the price of some membrane keyboards.

Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review

WEB: www.corsair.com MSRP: US$ 59.99 | ZAR 959 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

Corsair has been making massive strides in the peripheral world over the last few years, with each new iteration addresses issues of the previous generation and being an overall improvement on the last. Today we’re having a look at the Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse which was revealed at the beginning of the year at CES 2019.

Mushkin atom 64 GB Flash Drive Review

WEB: http://www.poweredbymushkin.com/Home/ MSRP: US$ 21.99 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

Mushkin goes back quite a long way, with some of their first consumer products being DDR1 RAM aimed at enthusiasts. I haven’t used a Mushkin product since my old Mushkin Blackline Level II 2x 256 MB DDR433 kit, so when I was given the opportunity to review one of their flash drives it was quite a throwback. That’s not to say that they’ve been out of the game; I just haven’t had a Mushkin product go through my hands. Today we’re having a look at the Muskin atom USB 3.0 64 GB flash drive, one of the smallest (physically) on the market.

T-Dagger T-TGM303 Major Gaming Mouse Review

WEB: www.t-dagger.com MSRP: US$ 19.99 | ZAR 338 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

T-Dagger is a fairly recent brand we’ve been having a look at recently, with an offering of peripherals aimed at the budget gamer. Some have offered brilliant value for money, such as the … keyboard, so we’re hoping that the T-Dagger T-TGM303 MAJOR Gaming Mouse will impress us, too. Based in Guangdong, China, Eastern Times Technology is the company behind the brand that is attempting to break into the international market with an increasingly large range of headphones, mice and keyboards, all of which carry attractive prices.