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 [LATEST]  Antec S10 Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec, one of the most historic names in the chassis business, are set to take back the enthusiast market this year with the release of their new flagship chassis, the S10. The new chassis comes with a hefty price tag, an eyewatering $499/£399.99, which is a lot of money, no matter which way you look at it. Of course, the likes of InWin, Lian Li, Silverstone and Coolermaster, to name but a few, have proven that you can command these extreme price tags, so long as you deliver the quality and features to justify it.

 [LATEST]  Bitfenix Alchemy Stripe LED Magnetic Review
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bitfenix is not only a case manufacturer, the company also sells fans and power supplies as well as a selection of modding products. Today we're going to have a close look at the Alchemy 2.0 LED strips, which feature practical magnets for simple installation.

     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 4:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I so very much wanted to award an Editor's Choice due to its gaming prowess that is unmatched by any other Android system out there, not to mention 4K support, but sadly I cannot overlook its non-gaming pitfalls. Until the Android TV ecosystem matures, it's hard to justify the purchase if gaming isn't your primary use, even with built-in Google Chromecast support, and certainly not if you do not have a wireless mouse to connect. If you're in the market for an Android TV device, the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is hands down the one to get, but otherwise you may want to hold off a bit for Google's ecosystem to mature first. Unless, of course, you happen to already have a 4K TV, in which case, this should certainly be on your wishlist.”

 [LATEST]  Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P gives buyers a full-featured Haswell-E board with a gaming twist. We dug into its features and ran it through our testing gauntlet to figure out what makes this premium motherboard tick.

Wired2Fire Diablo Reactor Gaming PC Review
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Targeting gamers with a keen eye for a deal, Wired2Fire has combined a concoction of the best bang-for-buck components to form an attractively-priced, and aptly powered, gaming system. Leveraging the power of a 4.4GHz overclocked Devil’s Canyon i5 and the well-balanced GTX 970, can the Wired2Fire Diablo Reactor show off its performance potential in a variety of scenarios?

Dell Future-Ready Enterprise & Storage Solutions
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell outlined its Future-Ready Enterprise vision, which is designed to help businesses and organisations scale and adapt their datacenters according to demand, while future-proofing them. Dell also announced the adoption of the latest flash drive technology - TLC 3D NAND flash memory, which will significantly reduce the cost of enterprise flash storage. Let's take a look!

KLEVV NEO DDR3 16 GiB 2133 Review
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The KLEVV DDR3 16 GiB 2133 Memory arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will see as good they are on Windows 7 64 Bit and the Asus Maximus VI Extreme Mainboard. You can see 2.829 MHz (1,75V) with 14-15-15-40 (2T) and more in the following Review."

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 2.5 HDD V3 2TB SATA III Review
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to storage media it's no secret that laptop/notebook owners have been getting the short end of the stick for over a decade now something which is about to change since manufacturers have finally begun to focus in the development of 2.5" drives up to 3TB (as the name of the drive clearly states laptop owners may not be their primary target group but that matters very little in the end since anyone can use it). Certainly compared to the 6, 8 and 10TB 3.5" desktop models available 3TB may not seem as a breakthrough but since until recently the highest capacity model consumers had access to was just 1.5TB we're basically talking about a 100% increase. Unfortunately 3TB 2.5" drives may be a reality but they are months away from a massive release and so today we're going to be taking a look at the next best thing which is no other than the 2TB Enterprise Capacity 2.5 HDD V3 model by Seagate.

ASRock N3700M "Braswell" Micro-ATX SFF PC
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock's N3700M is a Micro-ATX motherboard featuring Intel's new "Braswell" Quad-Core Pentium processor. Steven tells us all about it this review."

PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 4GB
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of the PowerColor PCS R9 380 4GB, for the first time we see an affordable 4GB gaming solution, a 4GB gaming GPU that runs $229.99 (NewEgg). Face it, games and gaming resolutions memory demands are exploding exponentially. It takes 2GB GRRD5 to do a good job running 1080p, 4 GB will get you 2560 x 1440 (1440P) and some 4k games using reasonable settings. The amount of GDDR5 on your GPU is the going currency for what resolution and settings you can game at. While 1080p still is the most popular resolution for gamers, at least for Steam Users (Steam Hardware Survey June 2015) there is no doubt that as the price comes down on 1440p-monitors and to some extend the new more affordable 4k-monitors, gaming at 1440p and higher will become more popular. 1440p in many cases needs 4 GB of high-speed GDDR5 to minimize stuttering and maintain higher framerates.

Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Graphics
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past couple of years Zotac has really distinguished themselves as a producer of high-end NVIDIA-based graphics cards. They offer some of the highest-clocked and best looking cards available. For those who did not jump on NVIDIA’s Titan X when it was first released now you have the choice of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which offers similar performance, will half the VRAM. Since the card has been out for a little while now we have seen many custom designs and today we will be taking a look at one such card from Zotac. On the test bench today is their GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! (ZT-90503-10P) graphics card. This card comes with a factory overclock of 1051 MHz base and 1140 MHz GPU Boost. On top of that this is one of the more sleek cards we have reviewed lately with its triple-fan carbon-fiber cooling solution and stylish backplate. Let’s see what this card is all about!"

Razer Leviathan Review
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Razer Leviathan comes in at quite a competitive position in consideration of other options, though is one of the few to specifically target gamers. Featuring a 3.5mm jack and optical inputs you can get sound from your TV, PC and games console in one hit while it also features Bluetooth and aptX for high quality wireless playback from a mobile device and for convenience you can even connect via NFC.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 WindForce 3X OC 4GB Graphics
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Graphics cards have been the alpha and the omega for gamers all around the world since the mid 90's when the first really "serious" game titles made their appearance on the PC (titles like Mech Warrior, Tomb Raider, Phantasmagoria, Tex Murphy and Wing Commander 3). Back then of course things were a lot simpler compared to now since gamers only had a handful of cards to choose from by manufacturers like NVIDIA (Riva 128/TNT/GeForce), 3DFX (Voodoo), Matrox (Millennium/Mystique) and ATI (3D Rage/Rage Pro) and the one thing everyone cared most was compatibility with games rather than performance (something which continued for many years to come). NVIDIA and ATI/AMD cards have dominated the market for the past 14 years and today in the market gamers can find the 18th line to carry the name GeForce (10th generation GPU) and the 23rd line to carry the name Radeon (if I’m not mistaken) so it's easy to see how much things have advanced compared to back then. We haven't had a graphics card review on NikKTech for a long time but when we were asked to test one of the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970's to hit the market and more specifically the WindForce 3X OC by GIGABYTE we simply couldn't refuse.

Keycool Hero 84 @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I have been a huge fan of TenKeyLess keyboards, for those who don’t have a lot of desktop space and especially for LANs. I recently jumped into smaller form factors, I took a look at the 60% Infinity and even bought a Poker 2 as well for my personal collection. I love the 60% boards but if you are used to a TKL you might miss a few things. For me it is the direction pad. Well because of that I had my eye on an interesting keyboard from Keycool called the Hero 84 that pack most of the keys that you get on a TKL into a smaller format, similar to the 60% keyboards. Well Massdrop was nice enough to help get a sample from Keycool and I have been using it off and on for nearly a month in between our other keyboard reviews. Today I can finally sit down and recap how it has performed and go into detail on what the Hero 84 is all about.

AMD GPU Open-Source Driver On Linux 4.2 Works
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 12:03P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the Linux 4.2 kernel settling down nicely and AMD developers having already sent in a few round of fixes for their new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver, I've started testing out this new kernel driver -- plus the new xf86-video-amdgpu DDX and the associated new Mesa/LibDRM code -- that is providing the open-source accelerated graphics support for Tonga and all new/future GPUs like Carrizo and Fiji."

Eachine Bar Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review @ Technogog
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There’s plenty of Bluetooth speakers on the market and companies need to find a way to set themselves apart to get them to sell and to do this they add more and more features to them. Today for review I’ve got another product from our friends over at Eachine and it’s a Bluetooth speaker but it’s much, much more than that. This product is a Bluetooth speaker but it’s also an alarm clock and an FM radio, and it’s also an MP3 player via microSD or USB Flash drive and it can also be a speakerphone. All in all it’s decent device, I like the alarm clock feature and have used it often, it does have one small issue though. Read on to learn more… "

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