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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."

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!"

Graphics Card Coil Whine; An Investigation @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Nov 23 2014 | 10:35A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There has been a lot of talk about the prevalence of graphics card coil whine and we decided to take a closer look by detailing our tests of 50 cards from NVIDIA and AMD. "

Enermax Thormax Giant Full Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Nov 23 2014 | 10:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If only I would have been able to buy this Enermax Thormax Giant case back in 2007 it would have been my first choice hands down. With all the great list of features like high performance ventilation, super cool Enermax Vegas lighted fans and an abundant amount of space for installing pretty much anything you want to in it there is not much to say that is negative about this case. I have already seen how a dual Processor/quad line of memory sticks fit into this case and Quad SLI video stacked to the gills and the case still looks like it needs more, and while in the features it says that it fits a 360 mm radiator at the top it may do that but its actually built perfectly for a 240 or 280 fat radiator with push/pull fans. I have read over and over how this case can take the 360mm radiator and I will mount one just to show whether it does or not. Actually the best way to cool this is with a couple of 240 or 280 at the top and bottom of this case; maybe for the cooler for the video cards down low and the cooling for the processor up top. This is a big case hence the word giant in the name but it also is very well decorated with angles and shapes to inspire hundreds of different theme ideas for the Modder or builder that still loves the look of a huge case sitting next to him or her."

Fractal Design Core 1100 Case Review
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 7:20P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design has now released their Core 1100 MicroATX computer case. It still has a preinstalled 120mm front intake fan and the vertical hard drive bracket. The biggest change is only the exterior design with its brushed aluminum finish, making it look identical to most Fractal Design cases. Front panel I/O ports are now located on the front instead of on the side like how the Core 1000 had them. It also supports graphics cards of up to 350mm, CPU coolers up to 148mm tall, and an optional 80mm or 92mm rear exhaust fan for improved airflow."

Pivos XIOS XS Entertainment Center Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 5:18P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The upgrade to the previous XIOS DS is now baptized XIOS XS and features a notably faster dual-core processor at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, a dual-core internal GPU at 500Mhz and also 8GB of "

Speedlink KudosZ-9 & INVICTUS Core Gaming Review @ ocaholic
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 1:12P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kudos Z-9 is the last high-end gaming mouse from Speedlink. This peripheral offers nine buttons as well as up to 8200 DPI. The entire surface is made of soft touch material with different grip. Next to the gaming mouse we`re also having a closer look at the INVICTUS Core Gaming that features a dual polymer surface with an aluminum core and a plastic surface."

Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 1:07P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the past 5 years or so I?ve been looking all over the market to track down the perfect portable wireless speaker (the holy grail of wireless speakers as i like to call it) with no luck really. Sure many models by some of the leading companies in the field have reached us some of which performed extremely well both in terms of audio quality and volume levels while others offered a plethora of interesting and innovative features including built-in MP3 players, battery packs (used to recharge other devices), voice recorders and even on-the-fly voice changers but in the end to my disappointment none offered both. Ultimate Ears has been around for quite some time and I?ve worked with them in the past but ever since they joined with Logitech for reasons unknown we drifted apart. Well I?m happy to say that this ends today since with us we have their best portable wireless speaker to date the BOOM."

GPU Charts - 1080p 1440p UHD - Updated @ ocaholic
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 10:35A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With these chart lists we`re publishing benchmark results from recent graphics cards with three different resolutions: FullHD, 1440p and UltraHD. In all cases we`ve set details to maximum and we`re listing minimum framerates as well as maximum framerates. Other than that we will be updating and expanding these charts on a regular basis. "

DimasTech EasyXL Bench/Test Table
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 10:07A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DimasTech EasyXL Benchtable arrived Technic3D. The EasyXL supports XL-ATX, ATX-E, ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards and have place for Air-Cooling and Watercooling. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

Samsung XS1715 SSD Review (1.6TB) An NVMe SFF-8639 Monster at 3GB/s
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The XS1715 is what, in the car world, you would call a sleeper. The matte black enclosure and to-the-point labeling does not do justice to the fire-breathing monster that hides beneath. When you pick up a PCIe SSD card you expect it to be fast. In most cases, the bigger the card, the faster it performs. The XS1715 gives you no such confidence. But once you plug it in and start testing, you will quickly realize that this is one of the fastest SSDs on the market."

Y-Cam Bullet HD 1080 (2nd Generation) Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Nov 22 2014 | 6:28A | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year, Y-Cam announced their 2nd Generation Bullet HD 1080 - A revised version of the original Bullet HD 1080, with some key improvements. Y-Cam has carefully refined the original camera by tweaking minor elements, the most obvious difference is the visual appearance; the camera now has an elegant, subtle style with much smaller dimensions and yet it appears that quality hasn`t been compromised upon."

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