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AMD announces FreeSync 2, enthusiast level monitor tech
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 4:03P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Before we hear about Radeon Vega, let's discuss FreeSync 2"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

XFX RX 460 4GB Slim @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I bet a lot of you don’t even know it, but it really wasn’t all that long ago that single slot cards were all that was available. Now, though, even the low-end cards take up two slots with their coolers. That said, there are still reasons to need a single slot video card. Some cases will only support them, though that has gotten a lot better. Your configuration might not have any two slots together, or maybe you need to upgrade a small OEM build that was never built for having a dedicated card at all. No matter the reason, getting a single slot card can sometimes be hard, especially if you actually want good performance. Because of that XFX recently introduced their RX 460 Slim that is packed neatly into a single slot configuration and doesn’t need a power connection at all. So today I’m going to check out the card and then run it through our testing to see how it performs.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Intel SSD DC P3520 Series NVMe PCIe Enterprise Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few months back, Intel updated its enterprise-class solid state storage line-up with a new series of NVMe-based drives – the DC P3520 series -- featuring IMFT 3D MLC NAND flash memory. Like some of its other high-end offerings, the drives featured Intel’s native NVMe PCI Express controller, but the use of more affordable 3D MLC NAND allowed Intel to reduce costs, while keeping endurance relatively high. Since some of the first consumer-class solid state drives hit the scene, Intel has been known to push the envelope in the space, and ultimately drive prices down. Intel did it somewhat recently with the SSD 750 series for desktops, which made high-speed NVMe PCIe storage much more attainable for the average enthusiast. And now with the Intel SSD DC P3520, the company is doing something similar in the enterprise storage space...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ADATA SD700 256GB External SSD
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 10:49A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our review of ADATA SD700 External Solid State Drive. This drive is part of their tough drive series and it adds IP68 dust and water protection as well as shock-proof durability. While it's not the fastest SSD on the market, it does live up to its rated speed and offers a good chuck of storage for a nice value. Take a look at our review for all the details.
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

ASRock Z270 Killer SLI Intel LGA 1151 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 10:48A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we test the new ASRock Z270 Killer SLI motherboard at OCinside.de, which is designed for the 7th generation of Intel Core processors. Just in time for CPU Intel Kaby Lake we had already published an unboxing video of the ASRock Z270 motherboard and today the ASRock Z270 Killer SLI is extensively tested and overclocked. In this motherboard review, we install the latest Intel Core i5 7600K Kaby Lake CPU and compare the Intel 7600K Kabylake vs Intel 6600K Skylake CPU.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F Gaming Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 10:48A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has given its Republic of Gamers (ROG) series of motherboards a shake-up with the launch of Intel’s new Z270 chipset. The mid-range offerings that bring ROG features to more affordable sections of the market are given STRIX naming convention, with their superior siblings featuring direct Maximus IX naming to follow the previous convention. We take a look at the mid-range ROG STRIX Z270F Gaming which targets users who want a ROG motherboard with an extra few features over the entry-level option.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Vortex CORE Keyboard
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 10:48A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vortex CORE is a keyboard that takes up less than half the space as an average full size keyboard. It does this by having just 47 keys in what is referred to as a 40% keyboard layout. With no dedicated arrows, number keys and function keys, it still manages to be an extremely functional keyboard.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
Review: Razer Kraken Pro V2 Gaming Headset
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 10:47A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be reviewing the Razer Kraken Pro V2 gaming headset which is successor to the Razer Kraken Pro gaming headset launched all the way back in 2012. While Razer has unveiled numerous editions of the Kraken headset lineup including the Kraken Forged Edition, the Kraken 7.1, and Kraken Chroma over the years, the original..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

China market: Asustek adjusts marketing staff for own-brand products
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 10:47A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In a bid to enhance competition in the China market, Asustek Computer has recently replaced its sales managers in China for own-brand motherboards, graphics cards as well as LCD monitors and networking/communication devices, according to industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

MSI GT73VR Titan Pro Review
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GT73VR Titan Pro is a beast. This powerful gaming machine can technically be classified as a laptop, but it's so large it'll stay desk-bound for most of its working life. What you get for the size and price is simple: MSI's most powerful 17-inch gaming laptop. From a hardware perspective, there are no compromises here.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Standing Desk Starter Guide
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 9:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It can be easy to talk yourself out of standing at a computer desk. Besides parting with your favorite chair, the price of most adjustable models can discourage many. Read on for a practical outlook on what you can expect from your first standing desk, whether you're building something yourself or having one shipped to your door.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

LG G5 Review: LG's flagship
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 9:01A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the G5, LG has boldly redesigned their flagship to include new ideas that they hope will capture the eyes of buyers. The biggest and most obvious one is the modular design, which sees the battery slide out the bottom of the handset attached to a swappable module that can be used to add in other features. There's also an all new metal design and an upgraded 2-lens camera system.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Silverstone Mammoth MM01 Review
     Wed, Jan 18 2017 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silverstone "Mammoth" MM01 is built for folks who want a robust case that can protect systems or servers in harsh conditions. It's completely dust and spill-proof with a HEPA air filter, front and back panels designed to deflect liquid and a sealed top panel, all while boasting the capacity of a bar fridge at an impressive 87.7L.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

ROCCAT Suora FX Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jan 17 2017 | 4:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ROCCAT Suora FX is a capable keyboard with RGB lighting, but original Cherry MX switches are off the list even with its $135 price tag.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

MSI Allowing CPU Overclockers To Hit 5.2GHz On Select Intel
     Tue, Jan 17 2017 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At CES 2017, MSI was presenting their hardware line-up that included the latest Intel 270 motherboards. They had an interesting demo running the MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard with an Intel Core i7-7700K processor at 5.2GHz. Legit Reviews talked about it with MSI and CES 2017 and they stated that any Intel Core i7-7700K should be able to hit 5.2GHz on liquid cooling with a single click of their Gaming Overclock button within the UEFI. That’s an impressive statement....
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Razer Blade Laptop with GTX 1060
     Tue, Jan 17 2017 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Razer has updated its Blade laptop with a new graphics chip, moving from GTX 970M to GTX 1060, however it keeps the same name ‘Razer Blade’ which could get pretty darned confusing so we’re going to call it The New Razer Blade, From the outside the New Razer Blade looks like the previous model as the changes are internal.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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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.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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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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