NVIDIA Geforce Experience Tutorial – How To Record Your PC Gameplay

If you run an Nvidia GPU, which for better or worse is the majority of you out there, making use of the dedicated h.264 encoding chip (present on all Nvidia GTX GPUs from the 600 series [~2012] and newer) is the best way to ensure that recording has the least impact on the actual performance of your game, almost regardless of the processor you’re running. In a number of 3rd party recording tools you can use that built-in encoder (often listed as “NVENC H.264“), but by far the fastest and most intuitive way, is to simply use the official tools provided by Nvidia, via their multi-purpose Geforce Experience software.

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Finding the Best All-around Gaming Headset – December 2016

I was recently in the market for a new gaming headset myself, so I thought I’d document the process I went through in finding my own personal pair. We’ll discuss the various factors to look out for, as well my hands-on impressions of a number of different models.


Kingston HyperX Cloud ~$75 – [3:58]

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver ~$120 – [9:31]

Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger ~$50 – [18:45]

Sennheiser GAME ONE ~$170 – [6:44]

Sennheiser GAME ZERO ~$195 – [10:51]

Razer Tiamat ~$158 – [11:57]

Logitech G35 ~$60 – [14:27]


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Review – V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Headphones

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Today we’re reviewing the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones.

Now I’ve personally never really heard of V-Moda, but their M-100 wired headphones are a pretty popular and highly rated set of cans. In doing my research on them, I came across the founder of V-Moda who had been a member on the head-fi.org forums since 2006. Reading through his thread that introduced the crossfade wireless, it seemed like he really spent some time developing these and took a lot of feedback in from that audio community, so I was excited to get a pair in for a review.

So with a 4.6 star rating on amazon and at a cost of $300 bucks, are these finally the ultimate pair of Bluetooth headphones? Lets find out!

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Mackie CR4 Review – Home Studio Monitors on a Budget

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So today we’ll be reviewing a pair of multimedia computer speakers, the Mackie CR4’s. I chose these for review because I was looking for a new set of computer speakers after the left speaker of my maudio av40’s started to go out on me after having owned them for only about 2 and a half years. So not wanting to buy any more m-audio crap, I decided to give the Mackies a try out.

Mackie is best known for making music studio equipment like loudspeakers, monitors and mixing boards and these are their entry level speakers, the cr4’s. They sell for a 150 bucks, and their main competitor in this price point are the maudio av42’s, which are the successor to the av40’s I previously owned.

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The Best Cheap Earbuds for About The Cost of A Happy Meal

I was in the market looking for a cheap replacement set of earbuds to replace a pair I recently lost and came across these guys, the Panasonic RPHJE120’s. They’re the best selling earbuds on all of Amazon, and when I saw that they were only $7 bucks, I was like no way can they be good.

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But I couldn’t believe how many reviews they had (over 24,000 as of this post), and with an average overall rating of 4.4 stars, which is really high for something with so many reviews…especially for something as subjective as headphones.

Generally, when you find a product like this that has a rating of four and a half stars or higher, with at least 50 reviews, it’s something that you’ll really be happy with, or at least that’s been my experience anyway.

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How To Use Custom Hard Drive Icons in Windows 10

By default, Windows does not give you the ability to right click on a drive to change the icon used when viewing that drive in file explorer. This can be very helpful if you have multiple drives, as it allows you to quickly recognize a specific drive based on visual cues in addition to just the drive letter or name. Luckily, there is a fairly simple way to do this.

In my case, I use a number of different hard drives and like to assign each of those drives a unique icon as seen in the image below:

custom hard drive icons

I personally think think this looks a lot nicer than the generic image used by Windows for a hard drive. To do this, all you need to do is navigate to the root of that drive and create a .txt file in that drive by right clicking and selecting new text document:

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