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 [LATEST]  Fallout 3 7-Years Later
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 11:41A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Seven years after its release, is it worth returning to the Capital Wasteland? I am a little mixed on that. Fallout 3 is definitely a good game and worth playing if you have it and enjoy RPGs, but at this point in time, I am not as sure if it is worth seeking out. There are just so many other RPGs out there today that are at least as good that it is hard for me to recommend purchasing Fallout 3 today. I can definitely recommend playing the game, but am a bit more hesitant about recommending a purchase. The graphics are dated and while mods can help with that, you cannot fully escape it. The story and its method of being told are both pretty good, even if there are some quirks to it. The gameplay is solid, even with some bugs, and the unmarked quests thing will always bother me, but only you can decide if that will bother you, too. Fallout 3 is definitely a good game that has earned a good place in video game history, but you have to decide for yourself if you want to return to that time.”

 [LATEST]  SoundMAGIC ES19S In-Ear Monitor Review
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 11:41A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Soundmagic has been around for a while now producing mostly budget value for money IEM earphones and headphones. We reviewed their earlier Soundmagic ES18S a while back and it did impress us with its decent build and sound quality at a truly budget price. Now they have sent us their Soundmagic ES19S which is priced just a little bit more than the current street price of the Soundmagic ES18S.

 [LATEST]  SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 11:40A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SanDisk Extreme Pro is isn’t something new, it’s a year-old drive. But due to a gradual decrease in cost, higher capacity SSDs of such kind become a good value for many types of users. SanDisk Ultra II and SanDisk Extreme Pro are two of such SSDs along with many other SSDs made by Samsung, Intel, Micron and other brands. The Extreme Pro is based on 64Gbit 19nm MLC and uses a Marvel controller, a bit of an upgrade compared to Extreme II that I’ve reviewed earlier. The best part is that this is the first consumer-grade drive I’ve seen with a ten-year warranty support. Up until now, the norm has been three and Five years, both of which is very reasonable.

 [LATEST]  Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX mini tower case
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 11:40A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Phanteks delivered a well thought out design with amenities to appeal to any enthusiast looking for a small form factor case to set up a gaming rig or an HTPC for a home theater system."

 [LATEST]  GIGABYTE Z170-HD3 motherboard
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 11:40A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DDR3 on Skylake processors? Yes it works and GIGABYTE's Z170-HD3 has you covered but does it sacrifice performance for backwards compatibility?

just PC hardware and mobile devices
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The entire team here at HotHardware has been plugged into the tech scene for ages. In fact, we’ve been doing our thing here on-line for close to two decades. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned about our readers in all that time, it’s that their affinity for technology and gadgets goes way beyond just PC hardware and mobile devices. Well, we here on staff feel the same way too, so we thought it’d be fun to give you all a little insight into our lives and talk about some of the latest gear we’d all like to get our hands on this holiday season...

Zotac Steam Machine (and controller)
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we take a look at one of the first retail Steam Machines, featuring an i5 CPU and interesting “GTX 960” GPU."

Antec Signature S10 Case Review
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec Signature S10 PC-Case arrived Technic3D. The S10 supports XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards and have place for 6x 120mm and 2x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

Sennheiser GAME ZERO Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 4:25P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GAME ZERO comes in as what looks like a refreshed version of the PC350 and features drivers that are expertly crafted by Sennheiser, a high quality noise reducing microphone that is mounted on a high quality, foldable frame. Made to be compatible with every current platform, be it Mac, Windows, Android, PS4 and Xbox ONE, Sennheiser have ensured cross compatibility.

Deep Cool DA500 Aurora 500W Power Supply Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Deep Cool are one of the biggest names in the PC market, although perhaps not so much in Western markets, but that’s certainly something that has been changing. Deep Cool have launched a series of high-profile products over the last couple of years that you’ve no doubt seen. From their funkySteam Castle chassis to their Lucifer CPU coolers, there are a lot of nice products out there and that gives me high hopes for their new DA500 power supply.

Sony Xperia Z5 Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 4:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sony Xperia Z5 has, on paper, everything you’d want from a high-end smartphone. There’s a 23-megapixel camera on the back with “Hybrid Autofocus”, a 5.2-inch 1080p display powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC, microSD support, fingerprint reader and two days of battery life in a 7.3mm thin water resistant body. Unfortunately, there’s no USB Type-C or Android 6.0, so it’s lagging behind the latest Nexus phones in that regard.

Gigabyte Z170X-UD5
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One drawback that was obvious right from the start was that I was seeing lower levels of performance running at stock speeds. What I found was that the board only boosts one core up to 4.2GHz, following Intel's specification to the letter. This is something the comparison boards don't quite follow. By that I mean that the comparison boards boost up all the cores rather than just a single core. It is a point of difference at stock speeds that can easily be overcome with the push of a button. Stock performance aside, the board is fully stable and offers a lot of options for the end user. At $169 after rebate from e-tailers, it's tough to look the other way when you have a capable board in your hands. As an added bonus, you can register the Z170X-UD5 and throw your name into the hat for some serious Gigabyte gear.”

Update: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 4:00P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently had the chance to take a beta build of the Radeon Software Crimson Update for a spin, and can confirm many of AMD’s claims. The software installed without a hitch and the super-fast launch times are very real. We took a quick look at features and some benchmark results as well, of course...

Patriot Blast 240GB SSD Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 1:52P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives have become the number one choice for people looking for a storage media with superior performance levels compared to that of regular mechanical drives. Most people obviously use them as primary OS drives while others have their games installed on them to reduce loading times. Still although all consumers want to benefit from the increased read/write performance levels not all have the same needs/demands neither in terms of performance and endurance nor in terms of capacity. With that in mind manufacturers keep releasing different models in the market in order to cover everyone out there and although it's been a long road ever since SSDs were first introduced we really think they're finally getting there. Patriot just released their budget-friendly Blast line of SSDs and once again we're amongst the very first to get the 240GB model in our hands.

TP-LINK Touch P5 AC1900 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 1:46P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The touch-screen Touch P5 employs is not a marketing gimmick but a useful feature since we can perform the initial configuration steps with its help but also access the main configuration areas during operation; in order to avoid unauthorized access, the router will ask us for the administrator password and its desktop area will show as an intro screen the Guest network details. We do also get other useful information displayed on the screen like which Wi-Fi networks are running (2.4GHz or 5GHz or both), the current product operation mode (Router, Access Point or Repeater), time/date and the number of connected stations.

     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 1:46P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Equipped with a dual core processor and 128MB of cache, the Black WD6001FZWX 6TB aims to be at the forefront of speed and reliability for professionals and enthusiasts alike. With a huge capacity to boot.

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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.
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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