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Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 3GB OC Video Card Review
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon R9 280 series is basically a re-branded Radeon HD 7950 with a few tweaks. Powered by a single 28nm Tahiti XTL GPU, it features 1792 Stream processors running at 850MHz with a boost to 940Mhz. The AMD Radeon R9 2xx series has been out since October 2013, and we are continuing to see new versions of the R9 200 series. The AMD Radeon R9 280 series is basically a re-branded Radeon HD 7950 with a few tweaks. Powered by a single 28nm Tahiti XTL GPU, it features 1792 Stream processors running at 850MHz with a boost to 940Mhz. The AMD Radeon R9 280 reference card has its core clocked at 827MHz base clock and 933MHz boost, so this particular card has a small overclock already done to it. Read on to see how it performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB SSD
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Released in early June, SanDisk's Extreme Pro is the successor to the venerable Extreme II, which was among the best SSDs of its generation in terms of performance and reliability. The drive is aimed at gamers, enthusiasts and professionals who demand the highest real-world performance, and will trade blows with Samsung's excellent SSD 850 Pro.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Seagate 600 Pro 400GB Enterprise SSD
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Seagate's 600 Pro Enterprise SSD has become available at an outstanding lower price point. We re-test the 600 Pro against the value-class SSD test pool."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Wavemaster Stax Second Generation Speakers Review
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wavemaster designs speakers in Germany and then manufactures in the Far East. It’s a clever partnership that allows them to get the best of both worlds: Teutonic desire for engineering perfection with a Chinese love of cost control and affordability. In 2013, that resulted in the most impressive set of speakers we saw all year – the Stax. The product has evolved and today we listen out for improvements in the Second Generation model.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Z97 & Z87 Motherboard Charts: 42 Models tested - Update Gigabyte H97-D3H @ ocaholic
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 3:45P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 42 recent Z97 and Z87 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard. "
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 2:57P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This time we will review an entry-level NAS from Thecus, with an AMCC APM 86491 800MHz processor which is paired with 512MB of DDR3. The device works on the latest ThecusOS version "
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

News: TRs August 2014 peripheral staff picks
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 11:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this second edition of the peripheral staff picks, we`ve reworked the display section with the latest 4K and G-Sync monitors in mind. We`ve also updated the other sections to account for price fluctuations, changes in product availability, and findings from our latest round of reviews. The result should be, we hope, a more informative and up-to-date resource for your back-to-school shopping needs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
Fwd: ioSafe 214 Fire and WaterProof NAS Video Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 10:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CRYORIG launches onto the CPU cooler market with a bang. Their R1 cooler is build to cool down the hottest of CPU out there, weighing over 1000 gram and equipped with 2x140mm fans this product means business, let`s see how it does!"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD review
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the AMD Radeon R7 series SSD. Based on an Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller the product comes with the latest iteration of Toshiba NAND flash memory. The end result is an SSD that is very fast and competitive in terms of pricing; combine that with endurance and you will get a very fast performing SSD."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Kingston HyperX FURY 240GB SSD Review
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 8:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although solid state drives have reached a very low price"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Watch Dogs Performance and Image Quality Review
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We published a preview of Watch Dogs performance when it was released back in May this year. We have given this game time to mature. Now that a couple of game patches have been released, along with newer drivers from NVIDIA and AMD, it is time for our full performance and image quality comparison review.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

USH-1 SD Card Roundup | Hardware Heaven
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Many devices support SD cards for storage and as a result there is a massive amount of models on the market. Many of them claim enhanced durability and fast speeds but not all will deliver. Today we take the latest USH-I class cards from 3 major brands for a spin to see how they stack up. Especially useful if you have a recent DSLR which can take advantage of modern cards."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Ubuntu 14.04: Intel's Haswell Linux Driver
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:01P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In complementing the recent Intel Iris Graphics 5100: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.04 and MacBook Air: OS X 10.9 vs. Ubuntu 14.04, here's some new Windows vs. Linux OpenGL benchmarks with this time looking at the performance for Intel's "Haswell" Core i7 4770K with HD Graphics 4600 using the latest driver releases on Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Ubisoft gimping Watch Dogs on PC opened
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Watch Dogs controversy has opened up a massive can of worms, but it can't be the future of PC gaming, can it? Developers deliberately gimping games?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

XTracGear Ripper Mousing Surface Review @ APH Networks
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 3:45P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Will the XTracGear Ripper be that sleek, smaller but reliable mousepad, or will it be the bigger and more comfortable alternative? We took in this cloth pad for a test spin."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Supermicro X9SRL-F-O (Intel C602) Server Motherboard Review
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 2:57P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today William reviews the Supermicro X9SRL-F-O server motherboard. It has a great set of features, so let`s take a look and see what it can do."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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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
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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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  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
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  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
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