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GAMDIAS Hephaestus v2 Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GAMDIAS Hephaestus v2 Surround Sound Gaming headset features a 50mm USB connection, built-in smart controller, large ear cups, decorative LEDs, omnidirectional mike, and finally “bass impact.’ This takes low frequency bass tones and applies a slight vibration effect to let wearers “feel” the sound. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we’ll look at the design of the Hephaestus v2 before diving into some basic performance tests.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X Review
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Under our close eye today is the GTX 1060 courtesy of the GAMING X. This graphics card takes full advantage of a cooling overhaul by using the Twin Frozr 6 solution – promising to bring in benefits to both the temperatures and noise levels. MSI has also applied a factory overclock to this card bringing the GPU clock speed up to 1594MHz and the memory clock speed to 8.1Gbps. Will this offer us a significant advantage over the GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition?
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Xtorm AP175 Mobile Solar Panel (SolarBooster) Review
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 4:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you like spending too much time away from Civilization and AC outlets then you should really get yourself one of the AP175 Mobile Solar Panels available by Xtorm.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Razer Naga Hex V2 Review
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 7 mechanical buttons form a complete ring around the thumb resting point with a soft rubber grip at its centre. The Hex V2 brings in other modern revisions that are contemporary with other Razer mice, including the lush textured surface that provides good grip and is far more pleasing to touch than the cringe worthy slippery-velvet rubber coating (maybe it is only me that doesn't like this?) that is still unfortunately found on many gaming products.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition Graphics Card Review
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 2:50P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the heels of the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 releases, Nvidia drops the GTX 1060. The GTX 1060 is marketed as a mainstream card and the reference card is targeting the $250 range while partner boards tend to be slightly higher. For this review we present the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition graphics card. The Zotac GeForce 1060 …
  FULL STORY @ V

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 mid tower case
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 2:49P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On our review bench today is Thermaltake Suppressor F31 mid tower case, designed to facilitate lower temperature and noise levels for any installed components during operation. The Suppressor F31 has a larger width than most (250mm), further encouraging a variety of cooler/case fan and drive set ups for optimized air flow as desired by the user.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 2:49P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming is the first custom-cooled version of Nvidia's biggest, baddest graphics card we've tested. We find out whether it does justice to Pascal's world-beating performance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

 
ESL One Genting Debuts With $250K Dota 2 Tournament.
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 2:45P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The inaugural ESL One Genting event will be a Dota 2 tournament, with a total prize money of US$250,000! Check out the details!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Cooler Master's MasterBox 5 mid-tower chassis goes under the spotlight. After an affordable case with plenty of options? Take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Audioengine HD6 Desktop Computer Speakers Review
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If heaven is installing a new sound system, they will be getting the Audioengine HD6.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have GGF Lan Party's "Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition" build. Here is what they had to say about it, "We've finished our Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition build and this time we have gone with a funky yellow theme. Once again we've added a custom stats screen in the build as we find these really add that special touch."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

MSI becomes the largest gaming notebook vendor worldwide, says paper
     Thu, Jul 28 2016 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micro-Star International (MSI) has become the largest gaming notebook player worldwide with a market share of 19%, surpassing Asustek's 15%, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

MDD BP5e 480GB M.2 SATA III SSD Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 5:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a low-cost alternative to Samsung's 850 EVO M.2? MDD's BP5e 480GB M.2 SSD drive has a lot to offer."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Tesoro GRAM Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 5:24P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Tesoro GRAM Spectrum has a compact rectangular shape without any extra ergonomic features, extra buttons, etc. To be honest, this is exactly what I want in a keyboard... just a keyboard. But, it is obviously not that simple as we are already aware that this is a high end gaming keyboard. Coupled with the understated looks are the capabilities that will make it right at home with any gaming PC.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Tenda AC15 AC1900 802.11ac Router Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 5:24P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At this point we've reviewed quite a few high-end AC routers, including tri-band routers, flagship dual-band models, and even the latest MU-MIMO devices too. However, the one portion of the market we haven't covered much is the one that exists on the more affordable end of the pricing spectrum. We all know there are quantifiable differences between a $100 and a $300 GPU, but is that also true for 802.11ac routers as well? After all, they're all branded as AC routers, and have similar features and specifications.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ASRock Beebox-S (Intel Core i5-6200U) Mini PC Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 5:23P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock's Beebox-S Mini PC featuring Intel's Core i5-6200U SoC goes under the spotlight today. If you're after a capable little PC, take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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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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