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 [LATEST]  IK Multimedia iLoud Studio-Quality Portable Speaker Review
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 8:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Testing wireless portable speakers while I`m away on business"

 [LATEST]  OCZ Arc 100 240 GB Review @ ocaholic
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 7:43A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Arc 100 Series is OCZs interpretation of what an entry level SSD should be like. Based on their proven Barefoot 3 M10 controller and combined with Toshiba A19nm NAND flash OCZ appears to be capable of offering a higly competitively priced drive, which still features good performance. At this point we`re curious to find out whether OCZ succeeded with their plan or not."

Angelbird SSD wrk SSD Review (512GB) - Workmanship Speed and Value
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 4:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being niche in a dog eat dog tech market can be very risky. Being niche in the SSD industry is straight up crazy as NAND manufacturers price their SSDs so low that 3rd party SSD manufacturers find it very hard to compete; or they shut down. More than a few companies have slowed, or shut down their SSD production and, in fact, there are also more than a few SSDs that we have reviewed that were never released. Angelbird has seemed to sidestep the frenzy and, at least with their SSD2Go line, build quality has played a major part in their success. Today, we are taking a close look at the Angelbird SSD wrk and, looking at this picture, Angelbird seems to want to continue on its own path, so to speak."

AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC Review
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 2:51A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If quiet and gaming together in the same sentence seems impossible, read our review of AVADirect`s Quiet Gaming PC, which lives up to its name."

Weekly Steam Game Giveaway Watch Dogs Conspiracy DLC @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Aug 23 2014 | 1:12A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So were back with another game giveaway and this week, for you we have Watch Dogs Conspiracy DLC. Normally we run our contests Sunday to Sunday, but for this one weve partnered with a site called Cheap Digital Download which is actually interesting and helpful website, its a CD Key shopping comparison site so you can find the games you want at the lowest prices. CDD searches and finds the lowest prices available for you, its kind of nice having everything in one place so you dont have to search around. "

Synology Diskstation DS414j 4-Bay NAS Server Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 3:53P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Diskstation DS414j 4-Bay NAS server is just another fine example of what Synology is capable of. The aesthetics of the design are retro and understated, and with the minimal noise created by the device it will be able to disappear in most home or small office settings. With 4-bays available for configuration with the drives of your choice, you can choose just how much storage space you need, and what sort of drive array is best for your needs."

News: AMD spills beans on Seattles architecture reference server
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 12:05P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For some time now, the features of AMD`s Seattle server processor have been painted in broad brush strokes. This morning, at the Hot Chips symposium, AMD is filling in most of the missing details. We were treated to an advance briefing last week, where AMD provided previously confidential information about Seattle`s cache network, memory controller, I/O features, and coprocessors."

BitFenix Neos Computer Case Review
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 11:13A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix are one of the coolest names around when it comes to PC cases, their Prodigy, Phenom and Colossus have already proven a smash hit with the gaming community, but they?ve all got one slight problem in common ? they?re all a little on the expensive side for your average consumer. BitFenix clearly don?t want to alienate the largest part of the market and their new Neos mid-tower represents what BitFenix can do for those on a tighter budget, without sacrificing the style and feature sets we?ve come to expect from such an established brand."

Roccat ISKU FX Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 10:32A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ROCCAT is a German company that produces gaming peripherals including gaming mice and keyboards, mouse pads, and sound systems. The ISKU FX is ROCCAT?s mid-range gaming keyboard, clocking in at $79.99. The ISKU FX features multicolor illumination, 8 configurable media and hotkeys, ROCCAT TALK, macro recording, dedicated profile switches, 36 macro keys, and an extra large wrist rest for comfort during long gaming sessions. The features and illumination options make the ISKU FX an attractive option, but can it compete with the many other gaming keyboards in the market? In this Benchmark Reviews article I will discuss the many features of the ROCCAT ISKU FX, the accompanying driver software, and how this keyboard compares to others options on the market."

Gigabyte GeForce 750Ti Ultra Durable BLACK EDITION Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 10:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Guaranteed for stability during a 168-hour period of stress testing, the Gigabyte GeForce 750Ti Black Edition is factory overclocked and features a custom dual-fan efficient cooling"

Gigabyte Z97N-Gaming 5 Motherboard Review | Hardware Heaven
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 8:59A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of Gigabytes options for consumers looking to build a compact but feature packed system (especially those aiming to game) is the Z97N-Gaming 5. This Mini-ITX board has support for the latest i7 CPUs on socket 1150 as well as offering Wireless-ac, Killer NIC and enhanced audio. Today we have one for review."

Oculus VR Rift DK2 Unboxing #throughglass and First Impressions
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 7:43A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Full HD-capable Oculus Rift DK2 is in our labs, and on our heads - and boy is it a big improvement over the DK1. Check out Anthony`s impressions now."

Angelbird SSD wrk 512GB SSD Review @HiTech Legion
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 4:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Angelbird`s new Mainstream offering, the SSD wrk, pairs the Silicon Motion 2246EN controller with the MT29F512G08CMCAB - L85A -- 20nm Micron NAND to offer top speeds and endurance at mainstream pricing. This pairing in the Angelbird SSD wrk is rated for 563/450MB/s sequential read and write, with an 70K read and write IOPS."

ASUS Z97-A (Intel Z97) Motherboard Review
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 2:51A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the new ASUS Z97-A, priced at the mid-$100 point, and see if it`s a board you should be considering. Follow on as Shawn tells us all about it."

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Controller Review - Android Gaming Makes a Move
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 1:56A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That will be the battle for NVIDIA, going forward. Can they convince enough gamers to buy a SHIELD Tablet so they can convince developers to develop games specifically for the K1, so that they can convince more gamers to by SHIELD Tablets? Though it might not seem it at first, I think the very best thing that could happen for NVIDIA today would be for Qualcomm to release an SoC with similar amounts of GPU power and with support for OpenGL. With a larger install base, developers would be more likely to invest the resources to build games for this user base and thus NVIDIA would be able to sell it`s products without caveats. Other SoC vendors will surely offer Tegra K1 level performance, it`s just a matter of WHEN."

Weekly Giveaway: Win a 960GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (Global Entry!)
     Fri, Aug 22 2014 | 1:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk has given us a 960GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD to give away, who wants it?"

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Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
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Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
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Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Dec 23 | Notebooks
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Nov 25 | Home Theatre
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Nov 18 | Beginners Guides
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
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.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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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  3. 104 Killer Tech Tips for Windows XP
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  5. 99 Windows Vista Performance Tips
  6. Annual PC Checkup Checklist
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  10. Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
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  12. Cloning WindowsXP
  13. Converting Videotape Into Video Files
  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
  15. Creating a Weblog / Blog
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  18. Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
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  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
  21. Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
  22. Encryption and Online Privacy
  23. Ergonomics & Computers
  24. Flashing a Video Card BIOS
  25. Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
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  27. Firewall Setup and Configuration
  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
  31. Hard Drive Data Recovery
  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
  34. How to Install: Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
  36. How to Install: AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
  38. How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in WindowsXP/ Vista
  39. How To Make a Budget Desktop Computer on the Cheap
  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
  41. Installing RAID on Desktop PCs
  42. Installing Windows Vista
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  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
  65. Slipstreaming WindowsXP with Service Pack 2
  66. Spyware Protection and Removal
  67. Stopping Spam
  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
  73. Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
  75. USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips
  76. VPNs and Internet Connection Security
  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
  78. Website Hosting With Apache
  79. Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
  81. Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
  82. Wireless Home Networking
  83. Wireless Network Security
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