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Sebastian Peak
Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Sebastian began working on computers both professionally and as an enthusiast back in 2000, and never looked back. His current day job has pulled him away from IT, but PC hardware continues to be an obsession in his free time (resulting in an upgrade cycle for his personal systems with questionable financial implications).

You can find Sebastian on PC Perspective and a couple of other places:


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The Budget Gaming PC Shootout: Affordable System Builds Compared

06/25/2014 - 11:05

[inline:files/review/2014-06-17/THE_GPUS.jpg] The stars of the show: a group of affordable GPU options When preparing to build or upgrade a PC on any kind of a budget, how can you make sure you're extracting the highest performance per dollar from...

The Price/Performance Comparison and Final Thoughts

06/19/2014 - 18:38

The following graph illustrates the variance in build cost and observed performance, and it's pretty significant! Only the most and least expensive builds had the expected performance average (best, worst), but the remaining 14 were all over the map...

Synthetic Benchmark Results

06/19/2014 - 18:31

I added some synthetic benchmarks to help account for the fact that I only tested three recent games. Perhaps the numbers here might help answer a few questions from the game benchmarks. Unigine Valley First we have Unigine Valley, run with low detail...

Game Benchmark Results

06/19/2014 - 18:18

All benchmarks were run with Windows 8.1 64-bit as the OS, and either AMD Catalyst 14.4 or NVIDIA GeForce 337.50 drivers (which were the most current when the testing was performed). BioShock Ultimate [inline:files/review/2014-06-19/bioshock_ult.png]

SilverStone Announces the Raven RV05 Case - The Dark Knight Returns

06/19/2014 - 16:22

SilverStone’s Raven series, what I would describe as the “Batmobile” of PC enclosures, has graduated from the Tim Burton-like approach of the RV01, to a little more of a Chris Nolan-reboot feel with its fifth incarnation. Announced...

Finishing the Build, Thoughts on APUs and Mantle

06/17/2014 - 12:53

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BitFenix Aegis, Atlas, and Pandora Enclosures Shown Off at Computex 2014

06/13/2014 - 22:31

Yes, Computex is over - and in its wake we’re still left with a ton of new product announcements. Three of these come from BitFenix, who unveiled new enclosures at their booth in Taipei last week.   [inline:files/news/2014-06-13/atlas_01.jpg...

Computex 2014: New SilverStone Strider Gold 1500W and More Powerful SFX Power Supplies Announced

06/08/2014 - 21:58

[inline:files/news/2014-06-08/silverstone_0.png] Computex may be over but SilverStone had enough new product announcements to last us for a while! Among the many offerings there were a number of highlights, including new enclosures and power supplies. We...

Computex 2014: Cooler Master Announces NovaTouch TKL Hybrid Switch Keyboard and 1200W Titanium PSU

06/05/2014 - 18:01

Cooler Master has been showing off a number of new products at Computex this year, and among the new announcments are a hybrid-switch keyboard and ultra-efficient (and ultra powerful) power supply. [inline:files/news/2014-06-05/001.jpg] NovaTouch TKL...

Computex 2014: Cooler Master Introduces Low-Noise Nepton 120XL, 140XL, 240M, 280L Liquid CPU Coolers

06/05/2014 - 10:28

Cooler Master has announced their revised Nepton self-contained liquid CPU cooler lineup, and the existing models have been renewed with lower-noise designs. [inline:files/news/2014-06-05/0521_19.png] The Nepton 240M The revised versions seem to be using...