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BitFenix Pandora Core Window mATX Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 6:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many case manufacturers have been around for many years, BitFenix is a relatively new contender in the world of computer cases.  In four years, they have gone from a new unknown company, to one that is recognized in the industry and recommended along with the big names in cases.  Today, we are looking at the newest case offered by BitFenix, the Pandora.  Like most cases, there are multiple versions of the Pandora, designed to meet as many needs as possible, while keeping the overall look and feel of the case the same. Read on to find out more about the BitFenix Pandora Core Window."

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 5:18P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Peripherals with multicolor lighting are trending this year thanks in part to Corsair?s RGB keyboards redefining creative possibilities. The hyped showcase at CES 2014 was beset by many months of waiting for the actual release and during that time, other companies have stepped up to the plate with their own similar offerings. Razer answered in time with its Chroma lineup which includes a headset with multicolor illumination unlike the new Corsair Gaming lineup. As such, Razer becomes the second in recent memory to offer a gaming peripheral set consisting of a keyboard, mouse, and headset with multicolor lighting. The first set that could be assembled was from some 2013 SteelSeries products such as their Apex keyboard, Sensei Wireless mouse, and Siberia Elite headset. This review focuses on the Kraken 7.1 Chroma, the headset entry in Razer?s new Chroma lineup as well as a new addition to the Kraken family of headsets. The Kraken 7.1 Chroma features RGB multicolor lighting, virtual surround sound, and a retractable microphone."

News: Finally light bulbs Tesla tech gives LEDs a worthy rival
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 2:43P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since I improbably started blogging occasionally about light bulbs, I`ve been waiting impatiently to get a look at the first product from The Finally Light Bulb Company. This start-up company from Cambridge, Massachusetts has decided to bring a Tesla-era lighting technology into the consumer space. For some reason, they sent me one. Here`s what I think of it."

Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 1:45P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I delivered some OS X 10.10 Yosemite preview benchmarks back in August, here`s my first tests of the official release of Apple OS X 10.10.1 compared to Ubuntu 14.10 Linux. Tests were done of OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.10.1 against Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn when running the benchmarks under both GCC and LLVM Clang compilers."

ASRock Z97 M8 Barebones PC @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 10:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The award-winning ASRock M8 barebones chassis has received an upgrade recently, sporting Intel`s latest Z97 chipset as well as a larger 600W PSU. Ready to accept nearly any add-in VGA and nearly any LGA1150 CPU, the ASRock Z97 M8 barebones is that system many lust over, and we get our own chance to see why."

IM Intelligent Memory 16GB DDR3 UDIMM Memory Review
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 10:35A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are testing I`M Intelligent Memory 16GB DDR3 UDIMM`s in the lab. Let us check out how these memory kits perform."

FSP Aurum PT 1200W Power Supply Unit Review
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 10:07A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Antec Kuhler H2O 1250 Closed Loop Water Cooler Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, Nov 24 2014 | 6:45P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested Antec`s latest high performance water cooler here at APH Networks. Spoiler alert: It really cools."

QNAP HS-251 Fanless NAS @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Nov 24 2014 | 5:18P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lots of new QNAP offerings lately utilize Intel`s Bay Trail CPU, an ideal choice for a NAS. In this review, we will take a look at the HS-251. A mixture of a NAS and HTPC, it comes with the best of both worlds, passive operation, and great looks."

MSI X99S MPower @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Nov 24 2014 | 2:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When shopping for a new motherboard Ive found that a lot of people tend to lean toward what you have had good experiences with in the past. For me I have a short list of companies that I tend to prefer in my personal rigs and MSI is on that list. When I covered the X99 launch I didnt have the chance to check out their X99 offerings but today I finally do. They sent over the X99S MPower. It isnt their highest end board but it is damn close. Now I can sit down and see how it compares to the competition. My previous experiences with MSI MPower boards have been good, but the X99 boards I have tested to date have been extremely good, will it be able to keep up? Lets find out."

ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Preview @ ocaholic
     Mon, Nov 24 2014 | 10:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fatal1ty X99M is ASRock`s new high-end gaming motherboard with mATX form factor, which is compatible to Intel`s latest HEDT Haswell-E processors. Especially gamers will enjoy the beefed up audio solution with decent headphone amp. Apart from that there are surprisingly many SATA ports and there is also an M.2 x4 slot, which allows for installing very fast M.2 SSDs."

High Power Astro GD 1200W Fully Modular Power Supply Review
     Mon, Nov 24 2014 | 10:35A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new High Power Astro Series GD-1200W power supply is currently available and shipping. The MSRP is $239.99 but you can currently find it at newegg.com for $224.99 USD (November 2014). This puts the Astro GD-1200W pretty much in the middle of the pack for value. You can find 1200W power supplies for less money and there are others available at a much higher cost. Its a tradeoff between cost and performance; you have to decide where your particular sweet spot lies. Last but not least, we arent thrilled with a 3-Year warranty; a good power supply deserves better."

Fractal Design Core 3300 @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Nov 24 2014 | 10:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Core X3 series, Fractal Design`s entry level line of cases, now includes the Core 3300 looking to deliver what the enthusiast on a budget is gunning for. Throwing itself into the hardest-fought-over case segment, it`ll be interesting to see whether it manages to deliver on the core elements it needs to capture the hearts of its buyers."

PowerColor R9 285 TurboDuo OC Review @ ocaholic
     Sun, Nov 23 2014 | 5:18P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the TurboDuo OC, PowerColor has a Radeon R9 285 in its portfolio, which is based on a reference PCB and a custom cooler. Apart from that there is a tiny factory overclock and this particular card retails at a very reasonalbe price. Overall this is reason enough for find out what exactly this card can do. "

OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Nov 23 2014 | 3:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At $0.43 per gigabyte MSRP, how much value will the latest OCZ SSD offer?"

Win an Icy Dock Blizzard MB080U3S-1SB External Enclosure @ Bigbruin.com
     Sun, Nov 23 2014 | 1:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you ready for some football? Up for grabs in week eleven of Bigbruin.com`s Pro Football Pick `Em is an Icy Dock Blizzard MB080U3S-1SB External Enclosure!"

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
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