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 [LATEST]  In Win 901 Mini-ITX Case Review
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s hard not to notice the trend towards smaller PC builds. Nowhere was this trend more pronounced than at CES this year. Everyone had a new chassis in the increasingly popular mini-ITX form factor.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

 [LATEST]  GIGABYTE R9 290X OC and ASUS GTX 780 Ti DCUII Review
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the GIGABYTE R9 290X 4GB OC and ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC video cards. Each of these video cards features a custom cooling system, and a factory overclock. We will push the overclock farther and put these two video cards head-to-head for a high-end performance comparison.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

 [LATEST]  Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics Review
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Haswell 4th generation Core series processors with Iris Pro Graphics (formerly known by the code name Crystal Well) offered the promise of more robust integrated graphics performance, since we first laid eyes on the Gigabyte-built device we're showcasing here today, back at CES 2014 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is a tiny 4.5-inch square "brick" of technology, if you will, and it's powered by an Intel Core i7-4770R quad-core processor with integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200. This CPU actually boasts the fastest, most powerful Intel graphics engine we have tested to date, so this should be an interesting ride to say the least. Let's have a look...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 [LATEST]  750-850 watt power supplies reviewed
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Perhaps not the most exciting conclusion but we didn't encounter any really bad units in this test. It seems that as long as you buy a power supply from a well respected brand you'll be fine. Still this doesn't mean that there aren't any differences, especially when it comes to noise.

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  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

XFX Radeon R9 290 Double Dissipation Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 7:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be reviewing the XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 4GB graphics card that is sold for $439.99 shipped with a Limited Lifetime Warranty if you register within 30 days of purchase. It is powered by a single 28nm AMD Hawaii GPU that has 2,560 stream processors running at 947MHz and the 4GB of GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit wide bus that is clocked at 1250MHz (5000MHz effective). Read on to see how this card performs!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Synology DS414 High Performance 4-bay NAS Server for SMB & SOHO Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 5:57P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DS414 NAS from Synology is based on a dual-core Marvell Armada XP running at 1.33Ghz and is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3, which should be enough for home use and small business. Inside the bays we can use both 2.5 (HDD/SSD) and 3.5 drives (screwless installation). The NAS operates paired with the latest DSM 5.0 version which features a consistent visual redesign for an easier use."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Xtorm LAVA CHARGER Universal Solar
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Summer is almost here and so just like every other summer in the past we've all started to look around for gadgets that will make your life easier during your long awaited vacations by the beach. With the sun being the dominant feature of the summer period our eyes and minds are of course turned towards solar powered gadgets and although there aren't that many reputable manufacturers out there that offer such products still we did manage to find a few to test their products. Up until 2 years ago the popularity of portable battery packs was not really that great but with the continuous advancement of tablets and smartphones today pretty much every person i know of owns at least one. Xtorm may not be a name that many of us have heard in the past but they are a well-established manufacturer of power banks inside the EU and today we will be testing their latest offering called the LAVA CHARGER.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 
XFX Type 01 Bravo Case
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"To conclude, XFX has done a decent job with its first chassis and the box even has a check box for an "Alpha" next to the "Bravo", which I can only assume is a white version of the same chassis since XFX website doesn't even mention it. Mysteries aside, I think the flaws in this chassis makes a dent, in what could be, a great chassis. I would advise to get this only if you know what you are getting into and really like the look. In short, to get the full amount of value, you will have to invest a bit of money into buying extra fans if you want the best temperatures.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

What Is an SSD? - Learning To Run With Flash
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever wondered how a smart phone, IPOD or even an IPAD can work at such speed and instant access, yet your computer takes over a minute to start? That question just might be the reason that you have joined us in our series ‘Learning To Run With Flash’ and, if so, congratulations! You are about to enter a world that will change the way you look at PCs forever. Together, we are going to cover as many bases as we can in an effort to, not only educate you on our world of solid state drives but also, we are fairly confident that you will want to buy a SSD on conclusion of our reports. When that occurs, we will be right here to help you along with purchase, installation and any wrinkles you may encounter along the way.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

what amount of PCI-Express lanes is optimal for SLI?
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Why would you choose a Socket 2011 system over a much cheaper Socket 1150 configuration? A much heard argument is that Socket 2011 offers better support for SLI, but, in practice, is that really the case? Hardware.Info performed tests to find out. We’ve compared SLI, 3-way SLI and 4-way SLI on Socket 1150 (Z87 chipset), Socket 1150 (Z87 chipset + PLX PCIe switch) and Socket 2011 (X79) platforms.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Case Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 2:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Computer Case is a compact, cube style case that can handle some full sized desktop components, while maintaining a relatively small footprint. With the ability to handle a ATX sized power supply, and desktop graphic cards up to 210mm (8.26 inches), the Elite 110 is aimed at more than just the niche market. Sporting the ability to hold 4 SSDs or 3 HDDs, storage options are not a problem."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance of a wide range of hard drives? With 48 hard disk drives for comparison, the guide is fleshing out real nicely. In this performance comparison guide, we will test and compare the performance of all the hard drives we can get our hands on. This is similar to what we are doing in the Intel Core 2 Processor Performance Comparison Guide. Here are the latest updates in Revision 5.2 : - Added the 1 TB Western Digital Black² (WD1001X06XDTL) mobile hard disk drive.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

NZXT H440 Silent Mid-tower Case Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT is taking the idea of cable management even further with their new H440 case by hiding critical cable choke-points while providing plenty of cable routes as well as offering remarkable cooling and radiator support on a mid-tower frame.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

AMD XFX Radeon R7 240 Core Edition Passive 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R7 240 may not be the most exciting graphics card to review but I think this review will still be interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, the R7 240 is incredibly affordable at just $69.99. Believe it or not graphics cards in the sub $100 price bracket are actually the most popular even if they are not the most glamorous – so it will be very interesting to see what $70 actually gets you. Secondly, this is the first of our reviews on our new graphics card test system. As we detail further on the test system and procedures page this is a purpose built test system for low end to mid range graphics cards, we will continue to use our high end test system from upper mid range and enthusiast grade graphics cards. With a new test system comes a revised set of games, as chosen by your votes, and some new compute and mining tests to give you a wider perspective on what additional performance graphics cards can offer outside of gaming. However, let’s get back to the product in hand for today’s review which is the XFX R7 240 Core Edition (R7-240A-CLH4) graphics card which features a fully passive cooling solution and 2GB of DDR3 VRAM. From the low profile, passive and compact design of this graphics card it should be quite clear that this is aimed at the HTPC market but also the light usage home PC or the budget gaming PC. This isn’t going to be powering a fully fledged gaming desktop PC, however, it will still play games at lower resolutions and detail settings despite what anyone may tell you.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Premier Pro SP920 SSD Family Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded performance and competitive pricing. Well, today, another major player—ADATA—is releasing its own family of drives featuring similar technology at its core. The brand new ADATA SP920 Premiere Pro family of drives we’ll be showing you here use the same controller and NAND as the M550 series, though ADATA takes a few steps to help differentiate their drives from the competition...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC Video Card Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 11:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Floating under the radar, AMD released the Radeon R9 280 (non-X) 3GB to the world. Let`s see what Sapphire is offering and if it`s worth buying or not."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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