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Raidmax Narwhal Midi Tower Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to its rugged looks, sturdy construction, plenty of interior space and packed features the Narwhal midi tower from Raidmax is worth checking out for yourselves.

Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire is the first keyboard on the market with Cherry's MX Speed switches, a new type of clicker that offers shorter travel and a higher actuation point than the wildly popular MX Red. We got these switches under our fingers to see whether they make a real difference in the heat of battle.

BIOS Optimization Guide
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The operating system scans the ACPI SRAT at boot time and uses the information to better allocate memory and schedule software threads for maximum performance. Find out what you should set it to..."

ASUS ROG GTX 1080 STRIX GAMING Video Card Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we examine in full detail our first custom GeForce GTX 1080 video card. ASUS has decked the ROG GTX 1080 STRIX GAMING out with a factory overclock, the STRIX cooling system, and fully customizable lights to enhance your style points. Let's see this beast overclock and compare it to the previous gen's GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X.

Seagate NAS HDD ST8000VN0002 8TB Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate NAS HDD ST8000VN0002 8TB is a super-sized and super fast near-enterprise grade mechanical hard drive that is actually relatively energy efficient for its performance class.

Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Despite the fact that we are dealing with a steel reinforced headband, brushed aluminum and large cups which do hold 50mm drivers that should add some weight, the Sound BlasterX H7 headset remains quite light, having about 364g. By including a 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC, Creative is basically offering us a 2-in-1 product, but can be only used when the headset is connected via USB. If the product is plugged in via analog connection, the DAC is bypassed and the audio quality will highly depend on the sound card/CODEC we are working with."

MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon Motherboard Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s Godlike Gaming X99 motherboard first made an appearance mid last year with a striking design and a brazen claim to X99 motherboard superiority. Positioned against the ASUS Rampage V Extreme, now the Rampage V Edition 10, the Godlike Gaming motherboard is MSI’s no holds barred X99 implementation.

Win a NZXT S340 case!
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are a regular KitGuru reader then you will know we like to give away as much cool hardware as possible! This week, we are teaming up with NZXT to give away an S340 mid-tower PC case! You can find all of the details below…

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jun 29 2016 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard is one of such motherboards. An all black with steel reinforcement (MSI calls it Steel Armor) around the DIMM and PCIe x16 slots gives a cleaner look. This is more subtle compared to many gaming motherboards with bonkers looking MOSFET and heatsink design. The layout made a good impression about its clean ATX layout. Packing multiple functions, including dual USB 3.0/3.1 port for the front panel, 10 SATA III, 1x M.2 and 1x U.2 port. I am very happy to see a gaming motherboard that has free space between the LGA socket and the first PCIe slot.

Bloody B188 Light Strike Keyboard Review
     Wed, Jun 29 2016 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the A4Tech Bloody LED B188 Light Strike Keys Gaming Keyboard, the low-cost entrant in Bloody’s keyboard lineup. Bloody keeps the cost down by using rubber-dome switches for most of the keys, saving their pricier infrared mechanical switches for the 8 special

be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Review
     Wed, Jun 29 2016 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dark Base Pro 900 is the first chassis to arrive from the Dark Base family. This new release is regarded as be quiet’s flagship solution – promising to deliver on quality, features and performance. Inside, this case is optimised for high-end hardware including monolithic CPU coolers, big graphics cards and a plethora of water cooling radiators. Dark Base Pro 900 also boasts a number of specialised features which seek to innovate – sounds interesting? Let’s crack on!

Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 PRO review
     Wed, Jun 29 2016 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's check out the latest from the be quiet team. Starting today they will offer the lovely Dark Base 900 PRO tower chassis. The all new enthusiast class chassis from be quiet! is full of intricate little features like a Qi wireless charger for your phone, and what about a full window side-panel made out of tempered glass?

TP-LINK AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router Review
     Wed, Jun 29 2016 | 9:45A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AC3200 router from TP-LINK is another high-end offering which does use Tri-Band technology to run no less than three separate Wi-Fi channels at once. The second added 5GHz band makes sure that more devices can connect to the router, without a decrease in performance; also, thanks to the Smart Connect feature, the devices which do need to connect to the router will be assigned to one of the channels which has least load in order to perform balancing."

AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card Review
     Wed, Jun 29 2016 | 9:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are fortunate enough to snag one of the first few Radeon RX 480 graphics cards in the country. In our review, we don't just take a look at its performance. We also look at its heat output and noise levels. Check it out!

Philippines PC market hits record-high shipment levels in 1Q16, says IDC
     Wed, Jun 29 2016 | 9:45A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The performance of the Philippines PC market in the first quarter of 2016 exceeded expectations, posting the highest shipment levels since the third quarter of 2014. According to IDC data, PC shipments reached 518,645 units, growing 7% on year. Such robust growth reinforces the Philippines PC market's position as among the few in the world to still see growth.

Tt eSPORTS Contour Mobile Gaming Controller Review
     Wed, Jun 29 2016 | 9:44A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Mobile gaming has been growing at a steady rate for a while now. Being able to play games on your smartphone or tablet makes it extremely convenient and easy. While touch-based games are great there are some pretty serious mobile games that are better played with a controller. A controller gives you better control of your game and allows you to play better, especially on a phone or tablet. Enter the Tt eSPORTS Contour, a mobile gaming controller made for iOS devices. It is fashioned after an Xbox controller and will work seamlessly with your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Let's take a look and see what it is all about."

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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.
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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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