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HP Omen 15 Gaming Notebook Review, A Bit Of Mojo And Voodoo:
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HP acquired VoodooPC back in 2006, bringing the creative genius of owner Rahul Sood into its fold and ensuring that its gaming lineup of desktop PCs and Laptops would get a lot more style and attitude. Sood and HP eventually parted ways, but the ghost of VoodooPC, its DNA and swank logo stayed on, giving HP a unique gaming line.

OCZ ARC 100 480GB SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives may have been around in the consumer market for roughly 8 years now but they are still considered to be amongst the hottest PC/MAC hardware components aimed towards people who are after something more in terms of reliability and performance compared to regular mechanical drives. Certainly although once such drives were very popular mostly amongst gamers and professionals due to their price decrease over the past 2-3 years they've become a lot more mainstream thus you can find them even in low-cost desktop systems and notebooks. Still not SSDs have the same target audience not only because of their performance, capacity and price but also because of their durability and today we'll be taking a look at the latest model launched by OCZ the ARC 100 which always according to them it excels on all four.

including the GeForce GTX 960
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest edition of the TR System Guide, we've got updated graphics card recommendations (including the GeForce GTX 960), more affordable memory, new storage goodness, and much more.

HIS Multi-View HDOCKP USB 3.0 Portable Docking Station Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you're interested in using a single ultra-thin laptop to power all of your work, a docking station might be on your mind to expand its capability."

Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 3:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.

Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Unpacked Event Rev. 2.0!
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 3:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
About 60 members of the mainstream and online media were at hand to join Samsung Malaysia in witnessing the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones live streamed from the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Check out what happened during the launch!

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 Quad-Channel
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 2:59P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 16GB kit. The Crucial Ballistix Sport is designed for performance enthusiasts and anyone who simply wants to get more out of their system. With Micron’s 35 years of experience in the DDR memory market there is no doubt in my mind that the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 can deliver a high level of reliability and performance at a current price of $230.

Chillblast Fusion Barbarian Gaming PC Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 2:59P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Combining the market’s current bang-for-the-buck kings, Chillblast builds its Fusion Barbarian gaming system around the Devil’s Canyon Core i5 4690K processor and Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming GTX 970 graphics card. Backing up the powerful frame-rate generators are 16GB of DDR3 memory and a 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. How does the Chillblast Fusion Barbarian gaming system perform outside of its specification sheet?

Western Digital 3.5? Red 6TB NAS HDD Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 2:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital RED family of NAS drives has been on the market for a while, and it keeps growing. There are 2.5-inch 750GB and 1TB drives just as there are 1TB to 6TB 3.5-inch drives in the WD RED series. The 6TB RED HDD was released last year and Western Digital provided us with samples to use for our storage reviews. So it is about time that I take one of them for a stand alone spin on the test bench. After all, there are a lot of other factors in play than just the hard disks themselves when we’re testing NAS devices and enclosures and it will be great to get some baseline figures for these drives.

Plextor M6e Black Edition 128GB PCIe SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 12:46P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor`s M6e Black Edition is designed for gamers, and performs well in benchmarks. However, we`re not convinced that 128GB is enough storage."

Corsair Carbide Series 100R Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 11:24A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just think. A large clear windowed panel with an all black sprayed interior, drive mounting that is very well thought out, semi tool-less designs and a special place for that AIO or all in one 240 X 120mm hydro cooler. They even offer the gamer an indirect intake air cooling from the side gills to keep the front nice clean and less noisy and you get that Monster Corsair Obsidian look on the front end with the faux brushed aluminum anodized look of a plastic front end. No one will know but you and it beats the other cases that are in this price range by a country mile. Would you believe it? Well truthfully I am slightly skeptical too, but I really am rooting for Corsair`s newest 100R Carbide Series Case to make a true believer out of me, but we will see as the Review continues on. So let`s see if this nice looking Econ-o-Box can stand up to a gaming setup and how will it fit the needs? Will it be a viable alternative and a budget saver to use the Corsair Carbide Series 100R or do we need to look further into the higher priced Cases?"

Xigmatek Spirit M Mini-Tower Chassis Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 10:36A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chad checks out a new mini-tower computer case from Xigmatek, the Spirit M. We were quite surprised by what you get for the solid price."

EXCLUSIVE! Patriot Ignite SSD Review (480GB) - Asynch Flash Takes On a Whole New Look
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up until recently, Patriot Memory seemed to have moved back from the SSD scene and become focused on phone accessories and portable devices for their retail makeup. Today is a new day, however, and Patriot enters the SSD arena once again. Read on as we put the new 480GB Patriot Ignite to the tes in our first review of a Patriot SSD for some time. As with many third-party SSDs in previous years, Patriots drives have typically been SandForce driven. Recently, Phison has become recognized as a solid competitor in the SSD controller game through their offering of great performance at a decent price. The end result seems to be a much closer look at Phison by SSD manufacturers, Patriot included with the introduction of their new Ignite SSD family."

ECS Z97I-Drone motherboard review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tagged in their L337 Gaming series, ECS released the Z97I Drone motherboard. It offers decent features at a very good price. ECS took the Z97 chipset and made a nice dark looking motherboard. It also comes with a custom audio solution. Join us in the Z97I Drone review, a product that will please the budget PC gamer with the hunger for a high-end PC at an incredibly small form factor.

Trendnet Powerline 1200Mbps AV2 Adapter Kit
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our review of the Trendnet TPL-420E2K Powerline 1200Mbps AV2 kit. This is very speedy kit that gets great performance thanks to MIMO (multi-in, multi-out) features and is by far the fastest kit we've seen to date. It's faster than many wireless networks and doesn't have the same interference issues to deal with. If you need to really stretch your network, check our review for all the details.

CM Storm NovaTouch TKL Gaming Keyboard
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM Storm is debuting its new gaming keyboard dubbed the NovaTouch TKL. The NovaTouch TKL features Topre switches with Cherry MX-type stems, which allows for a lot of accessories to work on these Topre mechanisms. The keyboard is, as the name suggests, a ten-key-less design, which is great for all gamers with limited desk space and lan-party goers!

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