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GIGABYTE X99 SOC FORCE Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up today is the GA-X99-SOC Force, the latest and greatest of GIGABYTEs Overclocking Series. Based on Intels X99 Express chipset, its built to support the new Haswell-E CPUs through the LGA2011-3 socket. However its also one of the few to additionally support up to 4-way GPU configurations and has been assembled to GIGABYTEs own Ultra Durable standard, which they claim gives it the greatest chance for stable operation at high speeds."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

VisionTek mSATA mini to USB 3.0 Adapter Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 11:12A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mSATA mini USB 3.0 adapter from VisionTek makes its way through the lab. If you`ve got an mSATA SSD that is just sitting around, take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has just released their GeForce Strix GTX 970 OC, an overclocked, custom-PCB version of the GTX 970. What is special about the STRIX technology is that it will shut off the fans completely during idle, media playback and light gaming, resulting in a completely noiseless experience."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 Wireless Router Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:14A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler gives us a close look at the new Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 wireless router. It costs a bit, but includes loads of features - read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

XTracGear Ripper XXL (2014) Mousing Surface Review @ APH Networks
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:05A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest XTracGear Ripper XXL has a completely redone surface and backing. Will it still be one of the best desk mats available in the market?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

MSI Z97I GAMING AC Motherboard Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the dust settling from the recent Intel X99-E releases, there is a general view there will be no mITX motherboards. When you consider what’s in the Intel X99-E’s spec, it is unlikely to ever be something to cater for the mITX gamers, so what’s the alternative? Well, a few years ago mITX and even mATX motherboards were not aimed at the gaming or modding scene. Since then and with a parallel maturity with small form factor chassis, we are a couple of generations into some decent product lines for both chassis and motherboards in the mid to smaller form factors. With the looming SteamOS and Steam Box releases a mITX is going to be a perfect solution to size and space if you want to tuck a Steam Box away under your 40 inch TV. In January MSI replaced its highly rated Z87I AC Gaming mITX motherboard with the Z97 Chipset version.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W Modular Power Supply Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you think of Antec power supplies Seasonic instantly come to mind as they’ve been the OEM producer of a significant chunk of Antec’s products. However, when it comes to Antec’s extremely high end “High Current Pro” (HCP) platinum series, they actually use Delta Electronics. This is fairly interesting because Delta Electronics haven’t really had a presence in the consumer market for quite some time, instead they’ve focused mainly on the enterprise and server power supply market where the big money is. Whatever deal Antec struck up they’ve done well to get their HCP series made by Delta Electronics, inevitably this means they will hold a significant premium but in return you quite literally get a server-class power supply in a consumer package. Today we are taking a look at Antec’s HCP 850 power supply which is a fully modular and 80 Plus Platinum rated power supply. Right off the bat you might be surprised with just how big Antec’s HCP 850 is but the reason for that is simple: all that performance and quality requires additional components over a standard consumer power supply. If the fact Delta Electronics make Antec’s HCG 850 wasn’t enough to convince you, then the 7 year warranty definitely should. Let’s take a look at Antec’s HCG 850 and see exactly how it fares in our review!
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

 
LUXA2 GroovyR Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I didn't expect to be impressed by the audio performance of such a compact, lightweight speaker. At 120mm in diameter by 32mm tall, and just 230g (much of which has to be battery), I didn't think it would have what it took to fill a room with accurately reproduced sound. I was wrong. While the bass from the GroovyR is definitely tame, it covers the full range of sounds very well and there is absolutely nothing tinny about what you hear.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming OC Video Card Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is a NIGHTMARE situation for AMD. Find out exactly why with our review of the brand new MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming OC video card."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Genius MX Gaming Gila Mouse Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we’re going to test drive the Genius GX Gaming Gila, a mouse that’s specifically geared to MMO/RTS gamers. Coming with a huge assortment of buttons and some unique features as well, the Gila looks rather exciting. With a very attractive price tag of only $66, can the GX Gaming Gila stack up well in a competitive market? Let’s take a closer look and find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 8:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Next to the flagship product we also test the more budget Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 SOC gaming graphics card. The product does not vary much from the 980 other than a chunk of performance. This card however has one 6 and one 8-pin power feed but then again, does come with that 600 Watt WindForce cooler. The G1 Gaming has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. You will be surprised by how this card looks, how silent it is and how well it performs."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Fall 2014 Cooler Roundup
     Wed, Oct 22 2014 | 11:43P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have coolers from Noctua, Thermaltake and NZXT represented here today and this round will cover HSF units as well as liquid cooling kits. We won't do a direct comparison of noise, but we will make some notes as to noise levels as we go. If you want some good kit-cooling and have a decent budget, make sure you follow along to see the candidates.
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

be quiet! Straight Power 10 700W Review
     Wed, Oct 22 2014 | 11:39P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“be quiet! has an established reputation in the power supply market for those living in Europe, but the company isn’t quite as well known in North America. Looking to make further inroads into North America, it’s targeting a fairly lucrative mid-range segment for the power supply market. The be quiet! Straight Power 10 700W features simple styling, a mostly-modular setup, an 80Plus Gold certification. Let’s take a closer look at this power supply from be quiet! and see if it can deliver the goods to a demanding consumer base.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

NVIDIA GTX 980 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Oct 22 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA finally release their next-generation graphics card; GTX 980. Join us as we unveil their new flagship GPU based around 28nm Maxwell GM204 architecture."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Tt eSPORTS Team DK Edition Gaming Set Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Oct 22 2014 | 12:57P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Tt eSPORTS Team DK gear in general is very nice, especially for gaming, everything functions well with only a few minor issues. One of the big things that has to be considered is that the price for each of these products is reasonable and the feature set that each product is balanced."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

EVGA X99 Classified motherboard @ Bjorn3d.com
     Wed, Oct 22 2014 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA is one of those brands we have all seen come up and become a very strong force in the graphics card market and even motherboards. Their history is a bit of a roller coaster ride starting with NF series Nvidia chipset boards which no doubt had their fair share of issues finally eclipsing with the 790i which thankfully is when EVGA was able to offer intel chipset boards. With that they also picked up Peter Tan AKA Shamino and his engineering and overclocking knowledge made for some real magic with the X58 Classified among a few other boards, but a short while later Peter left and wound up at ASUS and EVGA boards showed this as feature sets and even performance suffered, but EVGA trudged through the tough times and looking at what we have here today they are all the better for it. I have a belief that you can tell a lot about a manufacturer not by how they do when everything is going well but by how they push through and never give up when things are hard. The board we have here today is the X99 Classified and this at the time of writing is the top X99 based motherboard model EVGA offers. "
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

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