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 [LATEST]  Thermaltake Core V51 Chassis Review
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The key feature of the Thermaltake Core V51 is its substantial size. It stands 540mm high and 560mm deep, which means it can support an EATX motherboard with eight expansion slots. You’ll get a better idea about the size of Core V51 when you hear it accommodates a graphics card up to 310mm in length without any trouble and if you remove the drive towers you can go all the way to 480mm.

 [LATEST]  Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK Black Edition Motherboard Review
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Longevity and reliability are particularly important purchasing decisions for a component such as a motherboard. Quite simply, your system’s motherboard failing can be considered not too far off a personal disaster. Gigabyte aims to put those reliability concerns at ease with the 168 hour, server-level validation process used on its Black Edition motherboards. The philosophy of Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable Black Edition series is to offer proven reliability and durability. Gigabyte backs up those quality claims with a certificate of validation from the 168 hour stress test, as well as an enhanced warranty program which covers the motherboard for 5 years.

 [LATEST]  20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I'm sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from February!"

 [LATEST]  Linksys E8350 2400AC Wireless Gigabit Router
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 4:00P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our review of the Linksys E8350 802.11ac 2400AC Gigabit Router. Not only is this router crazy fast on the wireless speeds, it also performs like a champ over a wired connection. Linksys has gotten back to basics on the sofware side of things and they give you a clean interface that gets the job done - quickly. It is currently the king of our wireless tests so make sure to check our review for all the details.

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Review
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 2:04P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gaming 9 AC is MSI's flagship motherboard when it comes to their Z97 line-up. Therefore this model comes with all the features a gamer could possibly want. Apart from that MSI also equipped this board with a striking good looking design, which makes the model even more interesting.

Creative Sound Blaster ROAR Review
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 2:04P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a while since we looked at the Creative Airwave, and it would be fair to say that the portable wireless speaker market is now in hyperdrive. Meeting serious competition with serious design work, Creative have come up with the Sound Blaster ROAR. Described to be 'the size of a dictionary' and packing in 2x 1.5" tweeters and a single 2.5" subwoofer which is aided by 2x passive side radiators, the specifications are impressive for a product of this class. Clashing head on with products such as the Bose Soundlink range and the Beats Pill, Creative hope that their audio expertise and innovation will catch people’s attention.

Mantle and DirectX 12 flaunts
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 2:04P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This is what Mantle and DirectX 12 flaunts: lots of draw calls for lots of objects on scene. It also allows reduced CPU usage as each thread is easier, and multiple cores can pitch in, all of which leads to less power consumption (especially useful for mobile apps that draw a lot of simple objects). Vulkan does all of this. Creating “Command Buffers” can be done on multiple threads while another thread assembles and manages a queue of commands to push to the GPU."

Intel Core i5 4690K – the 5GHz project
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 2:03P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Intel Core i5 4690K, but not the simple version, therefore a selected edition with 5 GHz overclocking performance.

Noctua NH-U9S Compact Lower Noise Heatsink Review
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 2:03P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Noctua has responded to the siren call for a more compact CPU cooler with its NH-U9S heatsink. It claims this mid-size cooler has "100% RAM compatibility" and "100% compatibility with PCIe cards on miniITX" motherboards. That's relatively easy to accomplish by sticking to the Intel/AMD thermal design guidelines, but how much thermal performance is sacrificed? Noctua's NH-U9S heatsink is an upgraded version of the NH-U9B, incorporating more heatpipes, a completely revamped fin geometry and a higher airflow Noctua NF-A9 fan. Noctua's NH-U9S mid-size heatsink is rated to heat loads of 140W TDP and installs onto AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 and Intel LGA2011-0/LGA2011-3/115x processors. "

Plextor M6 Pro 128GB SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 12:46P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris takes a look at yet another Plextor SSD, this time it`s the golden M6 Pro in the 128GB capacity. Is this a drive for you to consider? Read on."

Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 11:24A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Carbide Series 100R is a low-cost, entry level computer case which comes in two different versions - standard and silent. The standard version comes with a side window, fan mounts at the top and just one cooling fan whilst the silent version uses closed panels, comes with an additional fan, fan controller and noise reduction material. This case hopes to deliver on styling, features and cost but will it win our seal of approval today? Let`s find out!"

verykool s5511 Juno Quatro Smartphone Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 10:36A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I have the opportunity to share with you about one of verykool`s latest phablets released late 2014 called the verykool s5511 Juno Quatro. The s5511 Juno Quatro sports a large 5.5 qHD (960x540) IPS capacitive screen, 1.3GHz Quad Core CPU, 1GB RAM, and also operates on the Android 4.4 Kit Kat platform."

EVGA TORQ X5 Gaming Mouse Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 9:29A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA is a brand that we typically know for graphics card and motherboards, but they actually make quite a lot of other products. One of those products happen to be gaming mice. Today we will be looking at their TORQ X5 gaming mouse which features a 6400 DPI optical sensor, OMRON switches, 8 programmable buttons and an ambidextrous design. Will this be the perfect mouse to add to your gaming arsenal? Will this make EVGA a company we think about when it comes to gaming? Read on as we find out!"

Seagate Seven External USB 3.0 Drive Review
     Mon, Mar 02 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate announced a handful of new products at CES 2015 and let it be known that this year will be the company’s 35th year in the storage business. Among the new products being announced was the Seagate Seven, which true to its name is a 7mm thick portable external drive. That makes it thinner than an iPhone 6 Plus and give it the title of being the World’s thinnest 500GB portable hard drive! Read on to see how it performs!

X99 Charts: 11 Boards - ASUS X99-WS/IPMI
     Mon, Mar 02 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we've tested 11 X99 motherboards and we have to say that sometimes we got quite interesting results. What we've also done is, we have added results gathered with Right Mark Audio Analyzer in order to chek the quality of the onboard audio

GALAX GeForce GTX 960 EXOC Video Card Review
     Mon, Mar 02 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GALAX has a super-stylish GeForce GTX 960 on its hands with the GTX 960 EXOC, a great addition to the GeForce GTX 960 line up."

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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.
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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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