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 [LATEST]  The Best PC Speakers
     Fri, May 26 2017 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A good audio setup is essential when it comes to fully experiencing music, movies, and games on a PC. We’ve done the dirty work of researching various PC speakers to bring the best options in three categories: best studio speakers, best 2.1 speakers, and best budget speakers.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 [LATEST]  Samsung PM961 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
     Fri, May 26 2017 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Flash prices are going up, but thanks to MyDigitalDiscount, you can still get a super-powerful Samsung 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD for a very reasonable price."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 [LATEST]  The Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 18.0
     Fri, May 26 2017 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Currently covering 1,170 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every desktop CPU.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade
     Fri, May 26 2017 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
players will hate and others will love. That is kind of the nature of producing any kind of media. Personally, I like the changes that have been made, but I think I will also say I kind of wish certain elements could be toggled on and off. That is not an easy request to satisfy, to say the least, as some systems are connected in ways that changing one requires changing them all. (The change to adding modules to star bases is one easy example, as returning to the original system would need to disrupt the economy for constructors and the resources that are now needed to build the modules.) I doubt we will ever see that happen, but what Crusade offers is good and I look forward to playing more matches in it, developing new habits, and conquering some galaxies. I think I can safely recommend it, but you do need to understand it changes the game a lot and more than I have described. I have only covered the points that stuck out the most to me.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

In Win 301 Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In Win has quickly become the master of high-end design cases starting a couple of years ago. Despite the exclusive design, the biggest issue of these cases has always been the price. With the 301, In Win appears to be offering a mini-tower case compatible with microATX motherboards with a price close to 80 euro. Compared to the 303, the cable management of this 301 has been improved.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Roccat Kone EMP Mouse Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 4:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roccat’s Kone series of mice has a strong reputation that stretches back years. Today we are looking at the new Kone EMP, a mouse that is actually the successor to 2012’s Kone XTD. Sporting fancy LED strips, an Owl Eye 12K DPI sensor plus Roccat’s ever-present Swarm software, how does the EMP fare in 2017?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ioSafe 216 2-Bay NAS Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 4:01P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ioSafe may be a new name to you but the company from Auburn, California have been in the business of physical data protection since 2005 producing fireproof and waterproof storage devices for home and business users alike. The company cover all forms of storage from servers to portable external drives. The ioSafe 216 is a 2-Bay NAS for the home and small business.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is this perhaps the best value Ryzen processor available on the market? We test and benchmark the six-core Ryzen 5 1600 (without the X). The 1600 will be tested and overclocked to see how much value you can squeeze out of this six-core and twelve threaded processor.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Mouse Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:41P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few months, we have seen HyperX gradually enlarging its scope and manufacturing new products not typically associated with its brand. First was the award-winning Alloy FPS keyboard, and today we are looking at the company’s first mouse – the Pulsefire FPS. Designed to be a simple, no-frills gaming mouse, is it a good buy at £49.99?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

PAPAGO! GoSafe 30G 1080p Dash Camera Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:41P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1080p60 recording may not lead the pack nowadays but thanks to its driver assist features, built-in GPS and full compatibility with the D10E tire pressure monitoring system the GoSafe 30G Dash Camera by PAPAGO! is certainly worth your attention if you're in the market for one.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: OLED Display Meets S Pen And Portability
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:41P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hybrid 2-in-1 tablet convertible devices like Samsung's new Galaxy Book 12 are a tough gig. Striking a balance between ultimate portability, performance, and battery life is not easy when it comes to the well-under 2 pound device class of products. With Intel's Kaby Lake 7th gen series processors hitting full stride, competitive solutions like the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 we'll show you here today are boasting serious horsepower in a larger tablet convertible form factor. Not to mention, they're here today and shipping. The good news is, you know Samsung brings that bright, punchy OLED goodness with tablet displays, and this time we've got 12-inches of premium screen real estate to work with. Take a quick gander a the full specs, then we'll buckle-up for a test drive in this new Galaxy...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Cooler Master Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:40P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Cooler Master Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition. The chassis with its familiar looks is an Ultra tower, yep 70 cm / 28" in height. It looks, feels and breathes the same stuff same as the 2012 model but now comes with a long requested feature as it is a tempered glass side panel version.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Alienware 15 R3 Laptop Storage Performance Investigation
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:40P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We investigate the storage performance and options of the Alienware 15 R3 Kaby Lake laptop as it becomes the base of our Thunderbolt 3 testing."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Synology RT1900ac AC1900 Wireless Gigabit Router
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:39P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Synology RT1900ac AC1900 wireless Gigabit router is a great all in one networking device. The standard wireless router features are all there as you would expect, but the addition of the Synology SRM software is what make this an above average wireless router. I have enjoyed using Synology's embedded OS (DSM) on their NAS products for a few years now, and the SRM (Synology Router Manager) is fantastic as well.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

XFX RX 570 4GB RS @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:39P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After getting a good look at the RX 580 at launch and checking out a second card as well as Crossfire performance I took a little break from video cards but today I’m back to revisit the new 500 series cards. I’m going to check out the RX 570, specifically the XFX RX 570 4GB RS to see how it compares to the RX 580, RX 480, and the RX 470 along with Nvidia’s offerings in that same price range. Not everyone needs the world's fastest video card, in fact, most people are picking up mid range cards so I’m curious to see if the new RX 570 has the performance to be a good buy for those not looking to spend the extra money on an RX 580.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Corsair Glaive RGB Review
     Thu, May 25 2017 | 2:39P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Glaive RGB is Corsair's latest gaming mouse. This particular product combines a very attractive design with good build quality and interchangeable thumb rests. Apart from that there is an optical sensor with 16'000 DPI resolution. We're actually pretty curious to find out if the Glaive RGB is able to convince us or not.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

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Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
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Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
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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
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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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
May 29 | Hard Drives/SSD
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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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  2. 101 Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
  3. 104 Killer Tech Tips for Windows XP
  4. 99 Performance Tips for Windows XP
  5. 99 Windows Vista Performance Tips
  6. Annual PC Checkup Checklist
  7. Assembling Your Own PC
  8. Back up and Restore Data in WinXP
  9. Browser Hijacking and How to Stop it
  10. Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
  11. Burning CDs and DVDs
  12. Cloning WindowsXP
  13. Converting Videotape Into Video Files
  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
  15. Creating a Weblog / Blog
  16. Creating MP3 Music Files
  17. Decrypting Lost Document & Zipped File Passwords
  18. Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
  19. Diagnosing Bad Memory
  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
  21. Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
  22. Encryption and Online Privacy
  23. Ergonomics & Computers
  24. Flashing a Video Card BIOS
  25. Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
  26. Firewalls and Internet Security
  27. Firewall Setup and Configuration
  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
  31. Hard Drive Data Recovery
  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
  34. How to Install: Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
  36. How to Install: AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
  38. How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in WindowsXP/ Vista
  39. How To Make a Budget Desktop Computer on the Cheap
  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
  41. Installing RAID on Desktop PCs
  42. Installing Windows Vista
  43. Installing Windows XP
  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
  65. Slipstreaming WindowsXP with Service Pack 2
  66. Spyware Protection and Removal
  67. Stopping Spam
  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
  73. Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
  75. USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips
  76. VPNs and Internet Connection Security
  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
  78. Website Hosting With Apache
  79. Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
  81. Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
  82. Wireless Home Networking
  83. Wireless Network Security
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