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RM Series of PC power supplies
     Tue, Oct 06 2015 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overall, the new RM850x proved to be an excellent power supply (great performance, high efficiency, and quiet operation). And Corsair was able to lower the price $10 (as compared with the RMi Series) by eliminating the Corsair Link interface. Itís really hard to find anything to complain about; but when pushed I would prefer to see some dedicated PCI-E cables supplying a single connector instead of having two connectors on the end of each PCI-E cable."

Plextor M6V SSD (256GB) Review Ė A Solid Value Entrant
     Tue, Oct 06 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A custom PC build can be whatever you make it; a ridiculously high-end gaming machine or a modest budget build. Even if you are just looking for an easy upgrade to your current build, the storage device is a perfect place to start. Today we are looking at the Plextor M6V, which is advertised to show off velocity at a value price. Letís dig in and take a closer look!

BIOS Option Of The Week - Master Drive UltraDMA.
     Tue, Oct 06 2015 | 12:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This BIOS feature allows you to enable or disable DMA (Direct Memory Access) support (if available) for the Master IDE device attached to that particular IDE channel. For easy reference, here is a table of the different DMA transfer rates and their corresponding maximum throughputs..."

Rikomagic V5 4k Android TV Stick Review
     Tue, Oct 06 2015 | 12:00P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Watching movies and series on a large TV screen and in the best possible quality is something Iíve liked ever since i can remember. For good or bad my generation grew up with VHS tapes and later on laser discs so unfortunately since high quality in movies and series is something that really started to be possible in the late 90's with the appearance of the first DVD players that wasn't really possible. Now it did take a while for the first Blu-ray and HD-DVD players to make their appearance after the DVD ones and make it possible for people to watch HD and Full HD content on their TV screens (that's history now since Blu-Ray won the Full HD race years ago / still have my HD-DVD players however) but after that things changed rapidly and so now not only do we have 4k hardware and content available but manufacturers are even working on bringing 6k and 8k hardware to the masses as well. Rikomagic is one of the newest yet well-established network media player manufacturers in the market and since they released their first 4k compatible HDMI dongle called the V5 we just had to check it out.

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Computer Case Review
     Mon, Oct 05 2015 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sleek design and a tinted side window: Is the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX a formula for success?

BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strips
     Mon, Oct 05 2015 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix's Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED strips are not only brighter than the originals, but also easier to install. Here's our full review."

ASUS Radeon R9 390X STRIX 8GB Video Card Review
     Mon, Oct 05 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have the pleasure of looking at another AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB video card that is sold under the part number STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING. This is the flagship Radeon R9 390X by ASUS as they also offer another model with lower clock speeds along with a different PCB design and GPU cooler. The first thing that you need to know about the ASUS Radeon R9 390X STRIX 8GB graphics card is that it was designed from the ground up by the engineers at ASUS and is a fully custom card. ASUS went with the DirectCU III GPU cooler that has triple Wing-Blade 0dB fans sitting above a heatsink that has five heatpipes!

Netgear Powerline 1200 PLP1200 Adapter Set Review
     Mon, Oct 05 2015 | 12:00P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WiFi is widely considered to be one of the most important technologies people currently use so it's no wonder that you find it pretty much everywhere you go from cafeterias, bars, clubs, fast food joints and restaurants up to airport terminals, shopping malls, hotels, parks and even in hospitals. Well there's no denying that WiFi has opened new horizons in the industry since thanks to that people can have access to the internet (amongst things including personal and public content) without the need of cables but wireless connectivity is far from perfect and due to signal strength limitations it's not really suitable for every possible scenario. Powerline adapters have come a long way since their introduction in the market several years ago and now offer much higher data transfer rates and much further compared to most WiFi enabled modem/routers. The latest Power line model by Netgear is the Powerline 1200 (PLP1200) and that's what we'll be looking at today.

ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Remote Sensor
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Controlling your HVAC system is incredibly easy through either the ecobee3 Wi-Fi smart thermostat, apps, or web portal. The touch screen responds quickly to your input and menus are easy to navigate. The thermostat always displays the current temperature and outdoor temperature and weather icon. As you approach the thermostat the display will change, centered will be your current temperature with a humidity reading just above that.

Two And A Half Geeks 9/21/15: AMD Radeon R9 Nano
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardwareís Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Paul and Dave discuss AMD's small but powerful Radeon R9 Nano, the Alienware X51 R3 SFF console-killing PC, the Intel-powered ASUS ZenPad S 8 tablet, hint at an upcoming giveaway. and lots more...

Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4-2666 16GB Memory Kit Review
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the introduction of Intelís Z170 chipset the mainstream finally gets their hands on DDR4 memory. If you remember DDR4 was first seen in the consumer market on Intelís high-end desktop X99 platform. Those kits were all quad-channel kits, but with the Z170 chipset we have dual-channel kits. Kingstonís HyperX FURY line was introduced with DDR3 and made its way to DDR4 in quad-channel kits for X99. Now we have dual-channel kits available in 16GB and 8GB capacities. The HyperX FURY DDR4 modules have a sleek heatspreader matched with an all black PCB, which looks awesome. Today we will be taking a look at the HX426C15FBK2/16 kit, which is made up of two 8GB modules running at 2666 MHz with timings of 15-17-17 at 1.2V. Letís take a look and see what this kit can do!"

MEIZU M2 Note 4G LTE Smartphone Review
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mainstream offering from Meizu has impressed us plenty as the MX4 did in the past; despite the low cost price ($159.59 at GearBest at the current time of review), we are offered a very good 4G smartphone with dual-nanoSIM capabilities, a sleek rounded polycarbonate body, small screen bezels for keeping the size to a minimum, a dual function Home button, good quality cameras, a mainstream 64-bit octa-core SoC from MTK and a potent battery for more than enough standby times.

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX SE White Case Review
     Sat, Oct 03 2015 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review Iíll be looking at the Enthoo EVOLV SE. The case comes in a variety of colors and the one featured in this review is white with black interior bits. As I mentioned before this is a Mini ITX case and supports dual slot video cards, water cooling and some rather unique hard drive mounting locations.

Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage Review
     Sat, Oct 03 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have recently tested the Icy Dock Turbo Swap hard drive caddy. For owners of a SATA hard drive, the frame turned out to be a useful extension. Today we want to present another hot swap cage of the brand Icy Dock, the Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage. This mobile rack is able to accommodate four SSDs. Excited? We also. Therefore, we proceed directly to the Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage review.

SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Sat, Oct 03 2015 | 12:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SteelSeries Apex M800 has the most epic lighting effects ever... not to mention having dual processors. In a mechanical keyboard.

Silverstone Raven RVZ02 Review
     Sat, Oct 03 2015 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With some 16 months having passed since our first look at the RVZ01, Silverstone has returned with another compact gaming chassis. Predictably named the Raven RVZ02, this new model is 15% smaller than the original while still promising to support graphics cards up to 13" long. Silverstone believes that the RVZ02 is one of the easiest compact Mini-ITX cases to build a gaming system in and we'll be putting together multiple hardware configurations to test this claim.

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