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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.

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.

Cooler Master MasterBox K500 Review

WEB: www.coolermaster.com MSRP: US$ 79.99 | ZAR 1,204 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

Cooler Master is one of the older names in gaming cases, and they’ve pioneered a lot of what we use today. While most if their innovations have been in the cooler industry, their cases are not an exception. Cut-outs behind the motherboard tray for easy access to cooler back plates? That was Cooler Master. Covers for said cut-outs? That, too, was Cooler Master. The company has come a long way with their case designs, and today we’re having a look at their MasterBox K500 offering, which is available in black.

GIGABYTE X99 Gaming-5P

GIGABYTE X99 GAMING-5P

X99 Gaming 5P

Here with me, is one of GIGABYTE’s latest X99 motherboard. Specifically, the GAMING 5P that is as you’ve guessed by now, part of the CHAMPION series. If you’re unfamiliar with the CHAMPION series, it is simply the re-engineered X99 motherboard family featuring the newer 2083 pin CPU socket or better known as “the OC-Socket”. What this socket does, is primarily allow better memory overclocking and support whilst unlocking the Uncore frequencies past the 3500MHz limit of previous iterations. It is in a way a silent admission by GIGABYTE that the previous motherboards,  were not up to the standard they would have wanted. It is a do-over but one not treated as such publicly and in fact with this particular model there’s some sense to that in the following ways.

ViewSonic VX2452mh Review

ViewSonic VX2452mh

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Price: $169.99

Website: ViewSonic

In the perfect world, or at least that of a modern day sensible PC gaming enthusiast, we would all have 27” UHD monitors. These would not only be G-Sync enabled, but would support active stereoscopic technology such as 3D Vision. In addition to this they would be IPS or PLS displays with 1ms response times and all the latest input methods including, but not limited to HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3.

Gigabyte Brix Pro: A Tiny PC with Great Potential

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When INTEL initially previewed their NUC concept last year,we weren’t really sure what to make of it. It was a small computer essentially and that’s about it. How small it was perhaps could have been the focal point, but there have been many small computers before, so that by itself was not going to move us to write any particular editorial about it.

Fortunately and surprisingly, it looks like one vendor took this idea, literally ran with it and what we have is the GIGABYTE Brix computer. Once again, not having read any literature about this prior to its arrival, we knew nothing about it other than that it was once again, “a small computer” built around INTEL’s latest platform or technology if you prefer. Read the full story here

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5

It’s Z87 time for GIGABYTElike many others.. This was the chipset that was on show at Computex and as you can imagine, this chipset will be powering the vast majority of motherboard reviews we will be doing from here on in.

As the first official Z87 motherboard we’ve written editorial for in the magazine, expectations from this board were very high. Not because Haswell CPUs are incredible performers, but simply because this board was and is a new opportunity for GIGABYTE to really make a name for its gaming series of motherboards. Read the full story here

MSI N660 HAWK

We don’t often review mid-range graphics adapters here at TheOverclocker. We, for the most part – pretend they do not exist and focus primarily on the $399 USD GPUs and up that all truly competitive overclockers concern themselves with. Read the full story here