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  1. As of the day of this video's filming (Dec 21st), a Walmart-exclusive OVERPOWERED i7 + GTX 1060 laptop could be had for just $799. But is it actually a good value? Buy Acer Nitro 5 on Amazon: http://geni.us/NUYsOGBuy Acer Nitro 5 on Newegg: http://geni.us/BaqqhBuy ASUS Strix Hero on Amazon: http://geni.us/fN8gBuy ASUS Strix Hero on Newegg: http://geni.us/pxhgxBuy OVERPOWERED 15+ at Walmart: http://geni.us/bLrjziE
  2. In fourth and final episode, we take a closer look at all the machines and finally benchmark them Alienware R7: http://geni.us/d5JjHP Omen: http://geni.us/Af4tiBuyPower i5 Configurator: http://geni.us/0BgZOrigin PC Chronos: http://geni.us/1pEFOMaingear Vybe: http://geni.us/qI9q4
  3. We fake a rather simple technical issue and observe how effectively each System Integrator's tech support can resolve it. Alienware R7: http://geni.us/d5JjHP Omen: http://geni.us/Af4tiBuyPower i5 Configurator: http://geni.us/0BgZOrigin PC Chronos: http://geni.us/1pEFOMaingear Vybe: http://geni.us/qI9q4
  4. In our second episode we unbox and get first impressions of the 5 systems we ordered while undercover.
  5. We go deep undercover and Silent Shop 6 System Integrators representing 3 different segments to see what they would offer to a seemingly ignorant buyer for $1500USD. In Episode 1, Agent Janice From Accounting purchases machines based solely on sales reps' recommendations. Results WILL surprise you.
  6. The new OverPowered line of gaming PC's from Walmart got slammed by other reviewers. While they do not sell these in Canada, we went down to US and got one to see for ourselves.
  7. We found a manufacturer called Kingspec on Ali Express, and decided to give one of their SSD's a shot. Here's what happened. Buy KingSpec 512GB on Amazon: http://geni.us/1uTmhUBuy Samsung 860 EVO 500GB On Amazon: http://geni.us/ZBHnC6
  8. IIRC I've initially had difficulties getting it to detect as well. Aside from remembering to toggle the AHCI mode to iRST + Optane, I DID swap M.2 ports during the process, and used the Optane application as opposed to enabling it from within the iRST software. After it finally did detect, it was rather seamless and I could swap slots. Also, a broken pin on the DIMM.2 card cost me hours of trying everything only to realize it was a hardware issue all along. DIMM.2 is dual-sided, perhaps swap the two drives around? Does it at least show up in Drive Manager as an unformat
  9. Nothing but good things to say about my PrimoCache experience. If you allocate enough space on your SSD's caching partition AND don't play new games all the time, it will cache the commonly used files after a couple of runs and not require constant re-writing.
  10. Is your PCH Storage settings set to AHCI or RST with Intel Optane?
  11. Has "gaming" marketing gone too far? We explore just what justifies a "gaming" label on this MicroSD card by HyperX. Buy 64GB HyperX Gaming uSD card on Amazon http://geni.us/lngIBuy 128GB HyperX Gaming uSD card on Amazon http://geni.us/FfAkCwBuy 256GB HyperX Gaming uSD card on Amazon http://geni.us/ArdaOV Massdrop Creative Labs Sound Blasterx Siege Mouse over 50% off MSRP until Oct. 5th: https://dro.ps/linus-blasterxMassdrop Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 Keyboard over 50% off MSRP until Oct. 5th: https://dro.ps/linus-vanguard Check out
  12. Intel has shown off a 28 core monster running at 5GHz during Computex. We set out to emulate its performance in-house. Buy Xeon Platinum 8180 on Amazon: http://geni.us/htaqBuy AMD Threadripper 2990WX on Amazon: http://geni.us/PMaV
  13. In April of 2017, AMD blindsided Intel by launching brand-new Ryzen series of processors. How does second-gen Ryzen stack against the competition in 2018? Buy AMD 2700x on Amazon: http://geni.us/HUYzs Buy AMD 2700x on Newegg: http://geni.us/K06jM1D Buy Intel 8700K on Amazon: http://geni.us/FT5C Buy Intel 8700K on Newegg: http://geni.us/wtXjZR Buy ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming on Amazon: http://geni.us/Vkqz Buy ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming on Newegg: http://geni.us/DagCA Buy ASUS Rog Strix Z370-F gaming on Amazon: http://geni.us/FrLvwK Buy ASUS Rog Strix Z3
  14. We go through the steps of taming one of the worst cabling messes like a PRO, custom-length cables and all. Sponsored by Cablemod. Use code "BYECOLTON" and get 10% off CableMod's Configurator at http://geni.us/JQIc - valid until August 8th. Buy CableMod cables on Amazon at http://geni.us/XLXy2l Buy CableMod cables on Newegg at http://geni.us/8hp5