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Patriot Viper V360 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It may not produce the most accurate and crisp mids and highs but thanks to its Ultra Bass Response technology the Viper V360 7.1 surround gaming headset by Patriot brings something new to the table at a very affordable price.

Overclocking: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC Pushed To The Max
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti came out earlier this week we didn't have enough time to properly overclock it, but we were impressed by the performance that the stock card had for $140 price point. The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC graphics card ($139.99) showed that it could easily beat the XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB that also just happens to be priced at $139.99 shipped and it was usually performing close to the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Super SuperClocked 4GB that was priced at $239 just one year ago. It made us wonder just how much more could we improve performance if we manually overclocked it? Read on to see how far we pushed the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti!

Groundbreaking Experience Offered by the Oculus Touch
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 4:01P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Groundbreaking Experience Offered by the Oculus Touch Last June 2015, Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey announced that they are expanding their virtual reality headset “Rift”, a competitor of Samsung Gear VR, by creating touch controllers that simulate the sensation of touch and gesturing. In simplest terms, they enable users to throw Frisbees, pick up guns, and carry out other tasks.

OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Revealed.
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OPPO just revealed the OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker - an entry-level audiophile-grade wireless speaker. Find out what advantage a Wi-Fi speaker has over Bluetooth speakers, and why OPPO believes the Sonica will be a great hit!

Lexar JumpDrive S45 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:29P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a wide selection of capacities and a diminutive size, the JumpDrive S45 is recommended for the frequent traveler in order to supply additional storage to his/her laptop/convertible or simply moving data around to other devices with ease. The additional security layer is appreciated and allows the user to unlock the files from the vault by simply specifying the necessary password. The utility also checks from time to time if it is updated to the latest revision and no annoying banners are involved, even if we are talking about the “Lite” version."

ZOTAC GTX 1050 Mini Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:29P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be looking to ZOTAC for a detailed review of the GTX 1050 MINI. As its name suggests, this graphics card bears a super-small footprint at just 145mm in length. Not only is this GTX 1050 ideal for small form factor systems but it also obtains power to operate from the PCI express slot – so no need for a PCI-E cable from the PSU.

Battlefield 1 PC Performance and Quality Report
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:28P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at Battlefield 1 and evaluate how optimized or not it is for PC in terms of graphics, performance, controls, and more."

new processors from AMD and Intel
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:28P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC brand vendors expect demand for PCs to enjoy strong growth in the first quarter of 2017 as Intel will begin mass shipping its Kaby Lake processors, while AMD will also launch its next-generation Zen-based processors.

Hands On And First Impressions Of The Microsoft Surface Studio AIO PC
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:27P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft unveiled its first all-in-one desktop system yesterday, known as the Surface Studio. The new Surface Studio is a premium, all-in-one PC that’s outfitted with an Intel processor, NVIDIA graphics, and hybrid storage system. It also has a super-thin, ultra-high resolution 28” / 125mm thin touch display that is optimized for color accuracy and wide viewing angles. The Surface Studio also includes a new Surface Dial that offers a new input method, and of course, Surface Pen input is supported too...

Lenovo Ideapad Y900-17ISK Gaming Notebook Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:27P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Lenovo tries its hand at the gaming laptop market with the Ideapad Y900-17ISK. And, you know what? They did pretty darn well. Come and take a look."

Netgear Orbi AC3000 Mesh WiFi System Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:26P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although WiFi router throughput and multi-client bandwidth has scaled-up nicely over the years, range perhaps hasn't improved quite as robustly and even the most powerful WiFi routers, like Netgear's beastly Nighthawk X8, with its active antennas, can still leave dead spots in large home or office installations. That's where the recent crop of mesh router technologies, that startups like Eero and Google with Google WiFi, are making significant advancements. By spreading out multiple, interconnected router access points (as well as their antennas), across a WiFi network, you blanket the area with a stronger, more contiguous signal. If you need to go the distance, mesh WiFi routers are the new way to go and Netgear is now entering the fray with a 3GHz tri-band setup called Orbi...

ADATA Ultimate SU800 SSD Review (512GB) – More 3D TLC For The Masses
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:26P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA Ultimate SU800, despite the name and in contrast to the last ADATA SSD we had reviewed (SX930), is not an enthusiast oriented SSD, rather, it is an entry level/ budget SSD. The SX930 utilized a JMicron controller and enterprise-grade MLC+ NAND. The Ultimate SU800, on the other hand, utilizes a newer Silicon Motion controller and is the second SSD in the market utilizing Micron's 3D TLC NAND. This combination of components has us charting into new waters when it comes to evaluating the performance. Initially Micron had performance issues with their MX300 and had to go back to the drawing board to improve their firmware with a Marvell controller. Could it be possible that ADATA and SMI took on the challenge that even the fab owners couldn't handle the first time around? Or could it be a flop they need to figure out how to fix for themselves? Let's get on with the review and find out!

Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Headset Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:25P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As important as having a decent keyboard and mouse is for any enthusiast PC gaming setup, having decent audio quality should also be on the priority list. Today, we are taking a look at the Cooler Master ‘MasterPulse’ Gaming Headset, aiming to offer a ‘groundbreaking audio experience’ with its new headphone drivers and patented Bass FX technology. Should this be your next audio upgrade? Let’s find out…

Zalman ZM-K900M RGB mechanical keyboard review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:24P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the ZM-K900M, the new RGB LED lit mechanical keyboard from Zalman. This Kailh switches based mechanical keyboard with nice pressure keys comes an RGB LED animation system. Overall a simple and straightforward looking yet intensely versatile keyboard with some very cool per key LED lighting features that can animate. It even offers some macro keys that are programmable the use of any software. Let's have a peek shall we ?

Rosewill Cullinan Gaming Case @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past 5 years or so I have seen the case market slowly move its focus from the flashy designs that most people associate with gaming to a cleaner theme. With that we have also seen a few companies, namely, In Win, introduce custom designs that have incorporated glass into their designs. In fact, I personally have three different builds that utilize glass. So when Rosewill contacted me about their new Cullinan case that utilizes glass and has a simple/elegant design I jumped right on board, completely ignoring the fact that it was launching right in the middle of our LAN, Alex’s and I’s vacation, and basically the craziest time for me. Because of that, I’m a little late to the party taking a look at the case, but I’m still excited to see what direction Rosewill is moving in their cases.

Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are looking for a good soldering station for beginners or semi-professionals, you often get mentioned brands like Weller, Ersa, JBC or Metcal. A brand which is, however, mentioned in the very same breath is Hakko, headquartered in Japan. Since OCinside has always also covered the area of electronics and delight our IR receiver and IR repeater manuals great popularity, we are happy to present you today the Hakko FX-888D soldering station. Whether this soldering station is only for solder gutters or if it can compete with the best in its class, we will show in the following review. The Hakko FX-888D test includes not only dry theory, but some soldering example videos on our OCinside YouTube Channel.

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