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QNAP TS-453 Mini 4-Bay Stylish and Quiet Vertical NAS Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most NAS systems are built around the same basic design, but not all of them. Once in a while a device comes along that is something just a little bit special and today I’m taking a closer look at just one of them. I got the new and innovative QNAP TS-453 mini on the testbench, an NAS that features the easy-to-use QTS operating system, powerful hardware, and a unique top-loading mechanism for the drives. It also comes with one of the easiest and most convenient ways to replace or upgrade the memory. Thanks to the innovative design, the TS-453 mini has a very small footprint for a 4-bay NAS unit. It takes up 29% less space than a normal QNAP 4-bay unit such as the TS-453 Pro that we recently took a look at.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Sapphire Nitro R9 390 @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the move from the 200 series to the 300 series was mostly just a bump in clock speed and memory capacities, Sapphire made even bigger changes in their product line. Even though their 200 Series cards were very popular they still redesigned their cooling design and even introduced a new line that they call Nitro. Today I’m going to take a look at the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 and see what has changed in the product line as well as get a look at the performance of the R9 390 to see how it compares to the R9 290 that it replaced.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Disk Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are a lot of different methods for portable storage and one of them is external hard disk drives. Today I’m taking a closer look at such a solution and it isn’t just the run of the mill drive either. Silicon Power released the Armor A65 back in march and I’m really looking forward to seeing how it performs with everything it can do.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many enthusiasts probably haven’t heard of Tesoro Technology, which is perhaps understandable, since the company is so secretive their web page doesn’t even have an “About Us” section. Apparently based in Milpitas, California, Tesoro started out making mechanical keyboards a few years ago and has since branched out into mice and headsets, all aimed at gamers. Benchmark Reviews has just received their latest product, the RGB-illuminated and programmable Excalibur Spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard, so let’s take a look at it!
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

LG G4 Smartphone Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every year, LG manages to impress me in one way or another with their new flagship Android smartphone. Whereas past models brought a near bezel-free design, great battery life, a crisp 1440p display and a laser-assisted autofocus system, this year with the LG G4, the focus is mostly on improving various aspects of the hardware, like the camera and display. It's an incremental update for sure but the results might prove impressive once again.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Raidmax Narwhal Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Narwhal is one of the latest mid-tower cases from Raidmax, which offers plenty of interior space in order to build gaming systems. Apart from that there are quite a few neat little features, like for example a dust filter bay and a reasonable price.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

PNY GTX 960 XLR8
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"To start with, I have to say I am impressed with what PNY has brought to the table with its GTX 960 XLR8. There is not a single game in my testing where it fell below 35FPS at 1920x1080 using moderately high settings. Running at the stock clock speed (for this card at least), it was a higher performer than the GTX 960 comparison card, and in some games better than the R9 285. From a performance perspective, the card is spot on. Of course, you can use NVIDIA's ecosystem to tune and tweak the settings to get the highest FPS possible, using tools like GeForce Experience that has a library of settings for a plethora of the most popular games being played today. If tweaking the settings does not offer enough performance, you can add a second GTX 960 XLR8 in an SLI configuration to get that FPS fix.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 
BenQ GW2765HT 27-inch monitor
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:38A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BenQ’s latest mid-range monitor is a 27-inch 1440p screen with an IPS flicker-free panel. It’s suitable for most general tasks, with excellent picture quality and a bright screen. It should be fine for working at the computer, watching movies and web browsing. And with a low response time of 4ms, it’s great for gaming too. Along with a good feature set and excellent colour reproduction, the GW2765HT looks like a worthy investment, considering its relatively attractive price.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Crucial 16GB Ballistix Elite 2666MHz
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:38A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Random Access Memory (RAM) is one of those items that a lot of computer users love to have a lot of. And in reality, you can never have too much RAM for your computer systems. What our Operating System (OS) doesn’t fully use, we will find a way to use, while optimizing our computers at the same time. The one thing that limits our amount of memory usage isn’t so much our computers, but our wallet. How much money can we afford spend on our memory? So the need exists for us to find a large amount of memory that is not only fast, but also affordable enough for us to purchase and use for our computers.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX Gaming 6 GB
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:37A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX delivers the highest performance of all GTX 980 Ti cards we tested so far, thanks to a large overclock and increased Boost Clock range. The DirectCU III triple slot cooler turns off its fans in idle, media playback and light gaming. Price-wise the card clocks in at $670, similar to other custom GTX 980 Ti cards.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Intel preparing to release notebook Skylake in October
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:37A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following the upcoming release of desktop Skylake processors at Gamescom in Germany in August, Intel's Skylake processors for notebooks will start showing up in October. The CPU giant is planning to launch a total of 18 notebook Skylake processors in the fourth quarter, looking to help boost notebook demand. However, because many notebook brand vendors are still suffering from inventory issues, they are continuing to adjust their schedules for Skylake products to minimize the impact.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

BitFenix Prodigy M Colour Series Micro-ATX Chassis Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:26A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s been two years since I first reviewed the BitFenix Prodigy M, but today, I’ll be revisiting this now classic Prodigy chassis design to take a look at the latest Colour series from BitFenix. Colour choices are always a welcome addition to any range and from a consumer perspective, having more choice is no bad thing. Colour coordinating your build becomes a lot easier when you can pick something that suits your needs and preferences. Today I’ve got the Prodigy M Red, as well as a few other bonus goodies from BitFenix to help with the build, such as the BitFenix Fury PSU, a 120mm Spectra Pro red LED fan, a BitFenix Alchemy white LED strip, as well as a red side panel window.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Asustek CFO David Cheng dies
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:25A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer announced on July 24 that its CFO David Cheng has died and the company is currently assisting Cheng's family handling related matters. The death so far has not yet made any major impact on the company's operation, according to a company post on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Asus MG278Q FreeSync Game Monitor Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:23A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560×1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptive-sync technology. When in adaptive-sync mode, it’s capable of a wider frequency range than its IPS cousin, the MG279Q, as it can go from 35Hz all the way to 144Hz. And being a TN panel it has a fast response time of just 1ms – this is a display for people with AMD graphics cards who want gaming without tearing and micro-stutter across a wide frequency range with the lowest response time possible.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Thermaltake Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:23A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the consumer mechanical keyboard resurgence matures, vendors are looking for ways to distinguish their products. Thermaltake’s “Tt eSPORTS” division has a new idea for a feature: a Bluetooth 4.0-enabled smart keyboard that, in conjunction with an iOS or Android applet on your phone or tablet, tracks and compiles statistics on how you use your keyboard (and your enabled mouse, if you have one) for posting to social media. Benchmark Reviews looks at the Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard in this article.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Thermaltake Core V21 Mini-ITX/Mini-ATX PC Case Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:22A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many people i know who either enjoy modding or just like to own something unique looking all agree that never before has the market been so vast and with so many available PC Cases for them to choose from. Of course as always in the years to come things should get even more interesting but i do agree with them since today you can find PC cases of all shapes and sizes with unique looking designs, plenty of features and pretty much in every price segment. Now it's no secret that not all PC case manufacturers out there have the ability to cover every single consumer in the market but Thermaltake is amongst the very few that thanks to their size and years of experience can and today with us we have one of their latest and most interesting mATX/mITX models the Core V21.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

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