22 Aug 2016

RX 490 — Polaris, Vega, and More!

There’s been a lot of talk for a while now about what the flagship card in AMD’s RX 400-series of cards could be. In their previous series, the 90 and 90X style cards were typically the enthusiast grade within the series, but AMD has previously stated that the RX 480

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31 Jul 2016

Tech Talk: Blame it on The (Input) Lag!

“Nooooo! The game totally lagged out on me!!” Does that sound familiar? Have you ever found yourself justifying a fresh loss in a hectic multiplayer game on “lag?” Back in the day, console games used to “lag out” when there was far too much going on at once and it was putting

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09 Jun 2016

Philips 7000-series Smart Slim 4K TV Review

Philips is a fairly well-known electronics company, but for the longest time I never paid attention to their presence in the retail TV and monitor space (though yes, I am aware that they have put out some fantastic PC monitors in recent years). However, Philips does make some really great

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07 Jun 2016

Hisense 50H7GB1 Smart 4K TV Review!

Hisense is an electronics manufacturer that I really knew nothing about until recently. I’d seen their TVs advertised before, but like many I assumed that they were off-brand and not worth worrying too much about. Yet, some basic research returned the fact that Hisense is actually the owner of a

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06 Jun 2016

Vizio M50-C1 4K Smart TV Review!

For a little while now I’ve been on a quest to find what I felt was the perfect high-end PC display for the money. Until earlier this year, I’d been using a 29″ LG ultra-wide monitor, and admittedly I really loved the cinematic appeal that it had. With a 21:9

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24 May 2016

Tech Talk: 8-bit vs. 10-bit Color – Do we need a Billion colors?

Most people that don’t keep up with display technology have never really heard of or thought about different levels of color depth. However, you may have noticed that some TV and monitor display manufacturers have been throwing around the term “HDR” or “High Dynamic Range” and touting it as producing

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23 May 2016

Tech Talk: Preliminary Crucial SSD Thoughts!

So, I know I’ve mentioned a couple times recently that I received an MX200 Solid State Drive from Crucial in order to test out in my PC and offer some coverage for. Well, I wanted to go ahead and provide a bit of an update so that you guys would

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11 May 2016

Tech Talk: Crazy New Monitors & Crucial Items to Review

It looks like 2016 is going to be an interesting year for display enthusiasts, with both LG and Samsung having some unique offerings this time around. Of course, while most people are likely more than happy with whatever set-up they currently have for their PC, there’s always that update twinge

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19 Apr 2016

Tech Talk: Pushing My VIZIO to its Limit!

Not too long ago, I decided to swap out my LG 29″ ultra-wide monitor (for reasons I’ve discussed before) in order to pick up a new display. After a good bit of research, I settled on a 32″ VIZIO smart TV that had a 120 Hz refresh rate (a feature

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15 Mar 2016

“Razer Kraken USB” Headset [Tech Review!]

My “Razer Kraken” headset was purchased with my own money and therefore this review in no way officially endorses Razer or its products. The headset can be purchased from Best Buy for $53.99 or from Amazon for $51.94. When my Logitech G930 headset started having trouble a while back, I

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