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As part of budget deal, Congress blocks light bulb efficiency standards

"Unfortunately, efficiency for small items is one case where the free market doesn't typically work. Individually, light bulbs draw very little power, and replacing one won't make any notable difference in a consumer's monthly bills. In addition, the replacement bulbs are more expensive up front and take years to pay off. As a result, there's unlikely to be rapid adoption of more efficient technology, leading to an extended period of wasted energy. By repealing the standards, Congress has ensured that the waste will go on even longer."

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More patches coming to BF4

"In what seems the never ending patch saga for DICE’s Battlefield 4, new patches have been pushed out for the PC and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. As you might guess, these patches again address stability and balance issues. They also seem to swat more bugs which is always a good thing."

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Video Review #1564: Func KB-460 Mechanical Keyboard

The Func KB-460 Mechanical Keyboard has Cherry MX Red linear switches, the key actuation force is 45g, there's 2mm of travel, anti-ghost, LED backlit, 128KB onboard memory & 2 USB. The keyboard itself is compact, but comes with a clip-on palm rest and has a soft anti-dust/grease coating. This is a top notch keyboard!

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Video Review #1563: Mionix Naos 7000 Gaming Mouse

The Mionix Naos 7000 Gaming Mouse is a medium sized mouse that's comfortable to hold, has a soft rubber grip, comes with a great optional 7000 DPI sensor, 128kb built-in memory, customizable LED lighting system, 7 programmable and powerful software. It's an excellent mouse for the money.


Video Review #1562: Antec KÜHLER H2O 950 Liquid CPU Cooler

The Antec KÜHLER H2O 950 Liquid CPU Cooler is virtually identical to the 650, except the 950 comes with an extra 120mm fan, thicker radiator and GRID software. The 950 costs a little more than the 650, but it still affordable considering what's included. It performs very well, has a great pump, smooth copper waterblock, flexible tubes and a 120mm aluminum radiator.


Q&A Video: Best Game of 2013

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Video Review #1561: Roccat Kone Pure Color Phantom White Gaming Mouse

The Roccat Kone Pure Color Edition Gaming Mouse is available in Phantom White, Inferno Orange, Hellfire Red, and Polar Blue and the regular Pure Black color. It has a Pro-Aim Laser 8200dpi Sensor, 1000Hz polling rate, 1ms response time, 72MHz Turbo Core V2 32-bit Arm based MCU, 576kB onboard memory and more. The Kone Pure is an outstanding gaming mouse!

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Video Review #1560: Antec KÜHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler

The Antec KÜHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler is an affordable advanced liquid cooler (ALC) that performs well, has a great pump, smooth copper waterblock, flexible tubes and a 120mm aluminum radiator.

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Q&A Video: Ambidextrous Gaming Mice


Video Review #1559: EVGA 430W Power Supply

The EVGA 430W Power Supply is a low cost option that comes with a 3 year warranty and is 80 Plus Certified. It has sleeved leads, a quiet 120mm fan and is small enough to fit in any ATX case. It's a great low wattage, affordable PSU solution.


Video Review #1558: GMC H200 Phoong V Case

The GMC H200 Phoong V Case looks great, is spacious, lots of drive bays, plenty of included fans and 2 fan controllers for the top and front fans. It also comes with 4 USB ports, of which 2 are USB3, removable fan filters, cable management holes, ample space behind the motherboard tray and it fits large video cards. It's a feature rich case that won't break the bank!

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Video Review #1557: SilverStone Strider Gold S Series ST85F-GS 850W Power Supply

There are many PSUs in the Strider Gold series, but currently only 2 in the Gold S Series; the ST75F-GS 750W & ST85F-GS 850W models. Their main focus on PSUs recently have been on downsizing the enthusiasts PSUs. Note that these are the smallest fully modular ATX PSUs in their wattage class. This makes them compatible with all ATX cases, even SFF cases. The SilverStone Strider Gold S Series ST85F-GS Power Supply offers clean, quality power, it's 100% modular, comes with a quiet fan and is 80 Plus Gold certified. There's nothing not to like about this PSU!