Parents and Spouses… Here’s One Gift Idea for Gamers That Will Make Their Gaming Obsession More Tolerable

Gaming PC GiftIf you have a loved one who has an obsession for playing video games–an obsession you may or may not always agree with–you might be finding yourself in quite the pickle when deciding on what to get them as a gift for the holidays, their birthday, or for a special occasion.

On one hand, you want to get them what they want (more video games, or the latest gaming system).

On the other hand, you probably don’t want to feed their obsession for gaming anymore than it has already been fed.

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EVGA CLC Review: A Look at EVGA’s 280mm, 240mm, & 120mm Coolers

EVGA CLC: Some of the Best Closed Loop Coolers Around

EVGA CLC 280mmIt appears as if EVGA is deadset on taking complete control of every corner of the PC hardware market. Aside from being one of the top options in graphics cards and power supplies (as well as a host of other computer components) EVGA is now trying their hand at closed loop liquid coolers.

Their new line of closed loop coolers dropped earlier this year and they currently have three AIO coolers to choose between: 280mm, 240mm, and 120mm.

And, despite this being their first attempt at creating a closed loop cooler, their CLC series is already regarded as being one of the better options among AIO coolers.

EVGA’s CLC line is based on the latest generation Asetek pump, which is used in some of the more popular options out there, including the Corsair H115i and NZXT Kraken x62.

However, a unique fan design and a square block with rounded edges gives EVGA’s coolers a bit of a different feel to them. And, performance-wise, these coolers tend to test well against their competition at their respective price ranges

Below, we dive into each of the coolers and give you a look at what they have to offer, as well as point out who each cooler makes sense for.

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Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX Case Review

Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1: A Budget-Friendly mATX Case

Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1If you’re looking for a budget-friendly micro-ATX or mini-ITX case, you might want to check out the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1.

It isn’t quite as cheap as some of the ultra budget-friendly cases out there, but it does have a few more features, as well as more room, and, in my opinion, a better design than some of its competitors.

The case comes with a large transparent side window and the ability to fit the longest and tallest graphics cards and heatsinks on the market.

So, if you want to build a high-end system inside of this case (or work your way up to one through upgrades) you can definitely do so.

Overall, I would say that this is probably a case that would work well for someone who has a budget of about ~$500 or more to build their computer with. Of course, choosing a case is different for every individual, as a lot of your choice comes down to aesthetics.

In my opinion, the MasterBox Lite 3.1 is a nice looking case and if you think so as well by looking at the pictures, be sure to read the rest of this review (or just check it out on Amazon) to get a better idea of what you can expect out of it.

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