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 [LATEST]  QNAP TVS-863+ NAS Review
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP has shed their Intel only t-shirts and has partnered with AMD to introduce their new TVS-X63+ Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS lineup. These NAS are powered by AMD 64-bit G-Series Quad-Core CPUs, tons of RAM, they are outfitted with 10GbE, powered by AMD Radeon graphics, and feature a brand new Gold exterior. The question is, ...
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

 [LATEST]  AMD is officially announcing
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we are excited to announce that the wait for the AMD Radeon R9 Nano is over. AMD is officially announcing its launch today! Earlier this afternon, we had a conference call with AMD, which we recorded in order to create this special presentation for you. We hope you enjoy our work!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 [LATEST]  VisionTek Go Drive SSD RAID 0
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’ve been waiting the better part of a decade for SSD prices to drop and they have dropped somewhat. Often you find yourself a little cash strapped and can’t afford one of those infernally expensive PCI-E drives where you sign a contract to send your left arm in exchange for the drive. Hardware RAID is usually just out of reach of the average consumer and while hardware RAID cards are great they soon become outdated and an expensive paperweight. We’ll be using 2 x Visiontek Go Drives both 240GB drives (model 900512) on an Asus X99 PRO motherboard using the built-in Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Intels fancy words for RAID. We are using two drives and chipset limitations on most X99 boards are 6 drives in any RAID configuration. We’ve messed with RAID enough that we can tell you any combination of drives whose speed is about 1500MB/s is about all you want to use. Three 500MB/s drives top out the bandwidth on built-in RAID.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

 [LATEST]  Here's How To Keep Microsoft's Nose Out Of Your Personal Data In Windows 10
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 9:00A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Amid the privacy concerns and arguably invasive nature of Microsoft's Windows 10 regarding user information, it's no surprise that details on how to minimize data leaks as much as possible have been requested. To this end, we've put together a quick guide to help out. If you are using Windows 10, or plan to upgrade soon, it's worth bearing in mind a number of privacy related options that are available, even during the installation/upgrade. If you are already running the OS and forgot to turn them off during installation (or didn't even see them), they can be accessed by...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Taylor Bluetooth Smart Scale Review @ Technogog
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we test a new OCZ SSD here at OCinside.de. This SSD tries to win the hearts of the users especially with very high reliability. We compared the OCZ Vector 180 against all the previously tested SSDs. Let us check the results of the OCZ Vector 180 480 GB SSD in everyday PC life and see which special features makes this Vector 180 so unique.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

Tt eSPORTS BLACK V2 Gaming Mouse Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 4:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During our time with the Black V2, the product seemed quite responsive and comfortable, while the extra buttons can be accessed easily when in-game. The mouse was tested in multiple game genres and here we could count League of Legends, Echo of Soul, The Talos Principle, Serious Sam BFE but also GTA V; thanks to the new AVAGO sensor, the experience was accurate and if we feel that the default DPI steps are not for us in the current game, we can easily reconfigure them from the supplied application.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

ROCCAT Syva In-Ear High Performance Headset
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Often overlooked, in-ear headsets are more useful than you may think. ROCCAT's Syva high performance audio product is worth a look at for the price."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
Fractal Design Define S Computer Case Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
'S' as in 'Superleggera', or just one letter after 'R'? Either way, we checked out the Define S from Fractal Design.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

PowerNAS Business Mini Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:04P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are a fan of model names that describe a product in a fair amount of detail then the PowerNAS Business Mini will be right up your street. PowerNAS offers three families of NAS and this model is loaded with Windows Server 2012 R2 for the business market. It earns the other part of its name by using an Ablecom NAS chassis that is (relatively) small and compact and, incidentally, reminiscent of the cuboid Thermaltake Core V21.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Poseidon Z Plus Review: The Simple (Smart) Keyboard
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some typists just want a familiar full size keyboard with tactile feedback and good back-lighting. For those typists, the Thermaltake Poseidon Z plus Smart keyboard is a comfortable fit. The Poseidon Z plus is what I consider a mechanical keyboard for those who desire the benefits of a mechanical keyboard without the proprietary features and higher price tags many manufacturers offer on premium …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

ADATA Premier SP550 SSD Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Benchmark Reviews has previously looked at the ADATA Premier SP550 mainstream and ADATA XPG SX930 performance SSDs; today we have the ADATA Premier SP550. With Hynix TLC NAND backed by a Silicon Motion controller and LDPC error correction, is the SP550 the price/performance sweet spot in ADATA’s lineup?
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

How To - AMD FX ATX Gaming Rig
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're going to show you a guide on how to build an AMD based system. This rig should be a multi-talent and we want it to perform everyday tasks very well. Therefore we occasionally wish to play games with FullHD resolution. We also want this system to be very silent and upgradeable.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Tesoro Lobera Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Besides that, my list of issues is short, but an important factor. If you aren't tech savvy, this keyboard isn't for you. Simply put, Tesoro does not provide enough information to give any sense of what to do and it shouldn't have to be that hard! Adding to that, this keyboard flat out would not work on my Asus X79 Black Edition motherboard. It just kept locking up the BIOS unless I boot into Windows without the keyboard and then plugged it in afterwards. It would work for a few minutes and then completely freeze up. After a few months, I found Tesoro released a firmware update that had its own set of problems before finally being able to flash the firmware. With that all said and done, the keyboard finally worked on that computer. This is an issue. What if I didn't have a second computer to upgrade the firmware with? The answer is, I would have a worthless keyboard.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Scythe Ninja 4 CPU Cooler Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Much like mechanical drives and solid state drives regular CPU air coolers are nowhere near to be replaced by the rather new in comparison AIO (all in one) liquid CPU coolers. When the first "serious" AIO models made their appearance just over a year ago some of us did think that it wouldn't take long for that to happen but since to date AIO models haven't really achieved much higher cooling performance compared to high-end CPU air coolers it will obviously take longer for that to happen (if of course something new and better comes along until then). Because of that it doesn't really come as a surprise that there are many manufacturers out there that still focus in the design and manufacture of CPU air coolers one of which is Scythe and today with us we have their latest Ninja 4 model.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this board win over the wider enthusiast population, too?
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming: Killer 1080P Gaming
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We already know a lot about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960. In our launch coverage of the GPU we noted, “The GeForce GTX 960’s low-power characteristics, beefed up video engine, and overclocking headroom, in addition to support for technologies like NVIDIA’s Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI), Multi-Frame sampled AA (MFAA), Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), and DX12,l make the card a compelling choice.” The GTX 960 is an excellent choice for MOBA gamers or gamers running single displays at resolution of 1080P, or below but at high image quality settings.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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