Scot Strong

Scot Strong is an automotive parts professional with 30 years experience in proprietary dealership computer systems, as well as a technology freak. He has been repairing, upgrading, and building personal and business computers for over ten years, has written articles for automotive parts management publications, and is a regular contributor at our sister site, TheSSDReview.com

Crucial Announces Ballistix Elite DDR4 Memory — Computex 2014 Update

Crucial, a division of Micron Technology and a leading producer of solid-state drives (SSDs) and DRAM modules, is announcing its Ballistix Elite DDR4 memory modules.  These new DDR4 modules increase memory bandwidth up to 24GB/s, nearly double the bandwidth of standard DDR3 memory.  The Ballisitx Elite series are designed with extreme enthusiasts, gamers and overclockers in mind — those who …

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Cougar MX300 Midtower Gaming Case Review – Full Functionality Without Busting Your Budget

Do-it-yourself PC chassis manufacturers continue to bring new products to market at a steady pace.  While many such manufacturers gear the bulk of their offerings to the mid-level and enthusiast market, some companies have recognized the need for more budget-builder-friendly versions, especially for gamers. Cougar was founded in 2007, and their “Passion X Innovation” philosophy has produced many functional, user-oriented …

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iolo Technologies System Mechanic PC Tune-Up Software Quick Look

PC maintenance is one of the most overlooked aspects of owning and using a Windows-based computer system.  Just like any other “machine”, your PC requires regular and periodic maintenance in order to keep it performing at its optimum levels, and to extend its useful life.  Microsoft has incorporated quite a number of diagnostic and maintenance tools into modern Windows operating …

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Cougar Announces MX300 Midtower Rugged Gaming Case

Cougar, a global producer of stylish and well-designed PC peripherals, is announcing its latest mid-tower PC enclosure, a rugged-design case geared towards gamers called the MX300.  The front panel of the MX300 features a honeycomb and mesh combination that allows for superior airflow to keep your gaming rig running cool and efficient.  Cougar’s goal is to achieve a new “spirit” …

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Thermaltake’s New Luxa2 Division Brings Wireless Power, Speakers, and Device Mounts to the U.S. — CES 2014 Update

Thermaltake, a premier Taiwanese producer of PC hardware and peripherals, has created a new division called Luxa2 to bring wireless and Bluetooth charging devices, speakers, and device mounts to market in the U.S.  First up we have several wireless charging devices  and power sources.  In the image below, we see several versions of wireless power banks and power stations.  The feature product …

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Unique Technology Is Plentiful on Day One — CES 2014 Update

Day one at CES 2014 finds us exploring the main halls by day, and attending press-only events in the evening.  Here at TechnologyX, we strive to bring you technology that we hope you as a reader will find to be interesting, informative, or innovative.  Innovation can take many forms, and can sometimes come from quite surprising sources. In today’s recap, …

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Cougar Archon Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review – Cutting Edge, Budget-Cutting, Both, or Neither?

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The mid-tower PC case market is a very crowded segment, so differentiating yourself from the competition is what is going to be required in order to become a successful product.  Even the sub-category of “gaming” mid-tower PC case is becoming populated with dozens of choices.  When we drill even further down to the sub-sub-category of “budget” “gaming” mid-tower PC case, …

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Cougar Spike MicroATX MiniTower Case Review – Small Form Factor On A Super Small Budget

When it comes to desktop PCs for gaming, small form factor is steadily gaining traction.  Many gamers haul their rigs around with them, so portability is a definite plus.  MicroATX motherboards have become just as feature-rich as full ATX motherboards.  Low-profile, high performance graphics cards are now available in a multitude of variations.  Small form factor cases themselves are becoming …

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