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2:20 AM on 01.08.2014

Up close and personal with Razer's Project Christine

At CES today, Razer snuck us in to get a closer look at their newly unveiled modular PC concept, which they've codenamed Project Christine. We got to talk to them about how this odd looking tower of blocks would work, and then we got to get up close to take some pictures.  I got in trouble for touching it!

Dale North

3:45 PM on 01.06.2014

Digital Storm reveals Bolt II Steam Box hybrid PC

We're going to be seeing a whole lot of Steam Box models over the next several months, I suspect, and here's another option to be considered. Digital Storm has announced today the Bolt II gaming PC, which will sport both Stea...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:15 PM on 01.06.2014

Steam hardware survey shows Windows 7 is still king

The Steam Hardware & Software results make interesting reading whenever they are released as it gives us all an idea about what the average gaming PC is like. Maybe the most telling statistic is that Windows 7 continues t...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 AM on 01.06.2014

Nvidia's G-SYNC kills screen tearing and stuttering

Monitor makers will be showing off their new models that support Nvidia's new G-SYNC technology here at CES this week. This tech synchronizes the monitor refresh rate with the GPU's rendering to make problems like tearing and...

Dale North



Review: D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router photo
Review: D-Link DGL-5500 Gaming Router
by Joshua Derocher

Having a good router is a necessity these days. Every electronic device you own connects to the internet, and many play games online and stream HD video. Your PC and consoles are beginning to rely more and more on digital copies of games, and patches for those games are growing in size. In my apartment we have several computers, iPods, iPads, phones, and game consoles, and they are all hooked up to the internet. I need a good router to keep up with demand.

I've had D-Link's newest gaming router, the DGL-5500, hooked up for a few weeks now, and I am actually surprised at well it's been working out. It might not be the best router you can buy, but it certainly won't disappoint.

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Review: Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones photo
Review: Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones
by Dale North

If you read this site regularly you'll know that I've reviewed a lot of headsets. A lot of gaming headsets, I should say. I'm not out to dump on any of them, but I want to start this review by saying that these Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones sound better than any of the phones I've reviewed for this site.

Flat out. No question. 

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10:15 AM on 12.05.2013

Tongue and butt controllers created by Valve engineer

Here is something I have never thought while playing a game, "Gee! I wish I could use my butt to control this!" Even if it's something you have never thought of, an engineer at Valve, Ben Krasnow, put together two very inter...

Joshua Derocher



Review: Feenix 2014 Nascita Gaming Mouse & Dimora Pad photo
Review: Feenix 2014 Nascita Gaming Mouse & Dimora Pad
by Chris Carter

Once I find a mouse I like, I tend to stick to it for quite a while. Right now, I'm still using the Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse I picked up in April, and it doesn't look like I'm going to switch anytime soon.

But I did come across a piece of hardware that I'll use for my extra machines, or in special cases given one of its neat tricks -- the Feenix 2014 Nascita Gaming Mouse.

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Contest: Win some PC gaming gear from ROCCAT! photo
Contest: Win some PC gaming gear from ROCCAT!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is Fuhjem!]

Our friends at ROCCAT have given us a set of awesome PC gaming gear to give away to one lucky Dtoider! Up for grabs is the Ryos MK Pro keyboard, the Kone XTD mouse, the Hiro mousepad, and an Apuri hub. Sexy!

To win, just leave a comment in this thread telling me something nice you're going to do for someone this holiday season. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, December 8 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone in the US.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). It's pretty great!

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10:30 AM on 12.03.2013

Update for Nvidia Shield unlocks 1080p streaming

The Nvidia Shield, the little controller with a screen attached to it, just rolled out an update that lets it stream games in 1080p. Before this update, it could only stream games in 720p. This update also touch controls from...

Joshua Derocher



First Steam Machine from iBuyPower will be $499 photo
First Steam Machine from iBuyPower will be $499
by Joshua Derocher

iBuyPower showed off a prototype for its first Steam Machine, which will be out next year for $499. The sexy white box will have a multicore AMD CPU, an AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card, a 500GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SteamOS, and a Steam Controller.

Don't run at me with torches ablaze, but it looks like this early Steam Machine will outperform the new consoles, at least from a raw power perspective. TFLOPS is a way to calculate how fast a computer is, and according to Anandtech the PlayStation 4 has 1.84 TFLOPS, the Xbox One has 1.23 TFLOPS, and The Tech Report has the R9 270, a $180 GPU, at 2.4 TFLOPS. With similar AMD multicore CPUs, the edge will go to the system with the better graphic processing and speed.

This is a lower price with better hardware than most people were expecting. Valve's own prototypes are all above this price point, so it's nice to see that the first third-party system will be very affordable. We'll learn more about the hardware of this box, and other Steam Machines, at CES in January.

iBuyPower's Steam Machine offers PC specs for the price of a new Xbox [The Verge]

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3:15 PM on 11.19.2013

Amazon selling PC components for up to 40 percent off

For all the PC enthusiasts that are due for an upgrade, Amazon is having a sale of up to 40 percent off select DIY components. It's a pretty good mix of items that are on sale too: Corsair tower cases for $300; Intel i5 and i...

Abel Girmay

9:00 AM on 11.19.2013

The Large Pixel Collider is better than your gaming PC

Look out PC master race, there's a new custom gaming PC looking to put your rig to shame. Known as The Large Pixel Collider, the passionate, and possibly demented, folks at PC Gamer have put together a monster rig that will ...

Alessandro Fillari

7:00 AM on 11.18.2013

Crucial announces that DDR4 RAM is coming out soon

Crucial are rolling out the next-generation of memory, and it might be available as early as the end of 2013. Crucial has a promo up on their site for the new DDR4 memory, and there are lots of fancy graphics showing you just...

Joshua Derocher

12:45 PM on 11.14.2013

AMD giving out Battlefield 4 with R9 graphics cards

If you get an R9 series card from AMD right now, you'll get a free copy of Battlefield 4. The cards that are a part of the promotion range from the low-end R9 270 all the way up to the R9 290X. If you get AMD's bargain card, ...

Joshua Derocher

1:00 PM on 10.26.2013

Trade in your console for $200 towards an Alienware PC

If you are thinking of getting a new PC to prepare for the beginning of the next generation of games, you can trade in your current console towards an Alienware gaming machine. This trade-in will give you $200 towards a new P...

Joshua Derocher