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ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Remote Sensor
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Controlling your HVAC system is incredibly easy through either the ecobee3 Wi-Fi smart thermostat, apps, or web portal. The touch screen responds quickly to your input and menus are easy to navigate. The thermostat always displays the current temperature and outdoor temperature and weather icon. As you approach the thermostat the display will change, centered will be your current temperature with a humidity reading just above that.

Two And A Half Geeks 9/21/15: AMD Radeon R9 Nano
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Paul and Dave discuss AMD's small but powerful Radeon R9 Nano, the Alienware X51 R3 SFF console-killing PC, the Intel-powered ASUS ZenPad S 8 tablet, hint at an upcoming giveaway. and lots more...

Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4-2666 16GB Memory Kit Review
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the introduction of Intel’s Z170 chipset the mainstream finally gets their hands on DDR4 memory. If you remember DDR4 was first seen in the consumer market on Intel’s high-end desktop X99 platform. Those kits were all quad-channel kits, but with the Z170 chipset we have dual-channel kits. Kingston’s HyperX FURY line was introduced with DDR3 and made its way to DDR4 in quad-channel kits for X99. Now we have dual-channel kits available in 16GB and 8GB capacities. The HyperX FURY DDR4 modules have a sleek heatspreader matched with an all black PCB, which looks awesome. Today we will be taking a look at the HX426C15FBK2/16 kit, which is made up of two 8GB modules running at 2666 MHz with timings of 15-17-17 at 1.2V. Let’s take a look and see what this kit can do!"

MEIZU M2 Note 4G LTE Smartphone Review
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mainstream offering from Meizu has impressed us plenty as the MX4 did in the past; despite the low cost price ($159.59 at GearBest at the current time of review), we are offered a very good 4G smartphone with dual-nanoSIM capabilities, a sleek rounded polycarbonate body, small screen bezels for keeping the size to a minimum, a dual function Home button, good quality cameras, a mainstream 64-bit octa-core SoC from MTK and a potent battery for more than enough standby times.

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX SE White Case Review
     Sat, Oct 03 2015 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review I’ll be looking at the Enthoo EVOLV SE. The case comes in a variety of colors and the one featured in this review is white with black interior bits. As I mentioned before this is a Mini ITX case and supports dual slot video cards, water cooling and some rather unique hard drive mounting locations.

Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage Review
     Sat, Oct 03 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have recently tested the Icy Dock Turbo Swap hard drive caddy. For owners of a SATA hard drive, the frame turned out to be a useful extension. Today we want to present another hot swap cage of the brand Icy Dock, the Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage. This mobile rack is able to accommodate four SSDs. Excited? We also. Therefore, we proceed directly to the Icy Dock MB324SP-B ExpressCage review.

SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Sat, Oct 03 2015 | 12:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SteelSeries Apex M800 has the most epic lighting effects ever... not to mention having dual processors. In a mechanical keyboard.

Silverstone Raven RVZ02 Review
     Sat, Oct 03 2015 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With some 16 months having passed since our first look at the RVZ01, Silverstone has returned with another compact gaming chassis. Predictably named the Raven RVZ02, this new model is 15% smaller than the original while still promising to support graphics cards up to 13" long. Silverstone believes that the RVZ02 is one of the easiest compact Mini-ITX cases to build a gaming system in and we'll be putting together multiple hardware configurations to test this claim.

XFX Radeon R9 390X Double Dissipation Core Edition Review
     Fri, Oct 02 2015 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Having 8GB of memory was an added pleasure since I have moved on to 4K gaming, I didn’t feel that I was confined by bandwidth when cranking up the eye candy and although there are games out there that can eat up memory bandwidth 8GB is enough to keep you above the curve for at least a little more time than its competitor."

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX SE Case Review
     Fri, Oct 02 2015 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX, released earlier this year, became a very popular case for small water cooling builds thanks to its great features and water cooling flexibility. To make things better, Phanteks announced their new Enthoo Evolv ITX Special Edition case which comes in two colors; black with red interior or white with black interior. Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX SE in white and black, so let’s go ahead and see what this special edition case has to offer.

Biostar Z170X Gaming Commander Motherboard Review: A Measure of Control
     Fri, Oct 02 2015 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How's this for a controversial opinion: Brand names do not matter. Let me clarify what I mean before you grab pitchforks and rally in front of my house demanding for my head. Brands only matter for those who are not knowledgeable because it serves as a shorthand when you lack information. After all, who has the time to navigate a …

Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Mid-Tower ATX Case Review
     Fri, Oct 02 2015 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With input from the enthusiast and case modding community, Cooler Master has embraced the maker concept with the MasterCase series, which offers modular panels, handles and an internal mounting system that can also be used for future accessories, such as reservoirs, air channels, GPU holders, or more. This all falls into what CoolerMaster is calling 'The Freeform Modular System.' This system is very intriguing, but it will ultimately be up to Cooler Master to release modules that sustain the viability of the system and convince end users that they are fully supporting the modular concept of the MasterCase series. With the slogan of "Make It Yours" being used for the MasterCase 5, we are interested to see what Cooler Master has in store for those who purchase their MasterCase 5, as the current upgrade options are limited to what we are reviewing today.

XFX R7 370 4GB Double Dissipation Graphics Card Review
     Thu, Oct 01 2015 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Starting a new build? Maybe you are looking for an intense gaming rig to play your games in 4K, or maybe you are looking for a budget build that lets you find that happy balance between performance and quality. A good place to start is with our graphics card today, the XFX R7 370 Double Dissipation.

Synology DiskStation DS715 & DS215+
     Thu, Oct 01 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unfortunately the Annapurna Labs Alpine SoC hasn’t impressed us as much as it did in the DS2015xs and even the DS1515. However the biggest issue is the price, we simply cannot justify spending almost 80% more on the DS215+ over the DS215j and it is even worse when looking at the DS715. The DS215+ and DS715 are both well built, reliable NAS servers that are backed by the very best software in the business. When it comes to quality Synology always seem to deliver, sadly this time they missed the mark when it came to pricing.

Scan 3XS GW-HTX35 Workstation
     Thu, Oct 01 2015 | 12:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Scan will be well-known to KitGuru readers for its huge and comprehensive component supply business. But the company has also been building professional workstations for many years. The 3XS range includes both enthusiast systems for gamers as well as rack-mount servers and high-performance computing nodes. The 3XS GW-HTX35 is a high-end graphics system that brings together the best possible components in most areas, and won’t give you much change out of £10,000 as a result.

AMD PRO A12 Processor Technology Report.
     Wed, Sep 30 2015 | 1:12P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the 25th of September, 2015, we were briefed by John Hampton, Kevin Lensing and Diane Stapley from AMD on the new AMD PRO 6th Generation APUs, led by the newly-launched AMD PRO A1-8800B APU. We will now only show you the presentation slides, we also recorded the entire conference call and created a special video presentation based on the conference call for you. We hope you enjoy our work.

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