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 [LATEST]  GIGABYTE Announces X99 and Z170 Limited Edition Motherboards
     Thu, Aug 25 2016 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce today, a promotion with EK Water Blocks, the world’s top liquid cooling manufacture. This promotion will begin on August 1st, 2016 and will be held throughout Europe.

GIGABYTE and EK Water Blocks promotion bundle includes an award winning GIGABYTE motherboard, GIGABYTE’s X99-Ultra Gaming or Z170X-Gaming 7, paired with a limited edition nickel monoblock engraved with a custom G1 design or limited edition EK-Supremacy EVO X99 water block.


GIGABYTE and EK Water Blocks worked together in designing and engineering the EK-FB GA-Z170X Monoblock for the Z170X-GAMING 7-EK motherboard. This monoblock uses the award winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure the best possible performance in CPU cooling. Not only does the monoblock help keep the CPU cool, but it also covers the power regulation (MOSFET) module allowing water to flow directly over all critical areas of the motherboard ensuring the highest possible overclocks.

GIGABYTE’s X99-ULTRA GAMING-EK also gets the same special treatment with the bundled EK-Supremacy EVO X99 monoblock, which also has a custom G1 engraving. This extreme performance CPU water block was developed by EK Water Blocks specifically for Intel® X99 Chipsets on the LGA2011-v3 platform and it is the No.1 choice for gamers and performance seeking enthusiasts.

GIGABYTE Motherboards are designed for liquid cooling with Dual Hybrid Fan Headers, a feature essential to users who are trying to create an open looped liquid cooling PC as it gives users the ability to support dual water pumps. By incorporating an EK Water Block this bundle represents the epitome of what a liquid cooling PC should be, as having the best motherboard paired with the finest liquid cooling monoblock, users will have an enjoyable setup and flawless experience.

This is a limited time offer, users who want to experience a limited edition bundle from GIGABYTE and EKWB need to act fast as limited quantities are available.


 [LATEST]  MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (with Broadwell-E)
     Thu, Aug 25 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI delivered us a new X99 motherboard, the X99A-GAMING PRO CARBON, a stealthy all-black motherboard with some RGB Mystic Light goodness. Designed for those new multiple GPUs you just bought, the MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is ready to take your VGAs, your memory and your new Broadwell-E CPU to the limits to then stay there!

 [LATEST]  AZIO MGK L80 (Kailh Blue) Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Thu, Aug 25 2016 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AZIO MGK L80 (Kailh Blue) is a well-balanced mechanical keyboard with great features and attractive looks.

 [LATEST]  Linksys LGS318P 18-Port Smart PoE+ Gigabit Switch Review
     Thu, Aug 25 2016 | 9:00A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Demanding consumers, offices and small business with multiple systems and PoE(+) compatible devices should really take a closer look at the Linksys LGS318P 18-Port Smart PoE+ Gigabit Switch.

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z Graphics Card Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Z" as in the last letter of the alphabet. Does the Z in MSI's GTX 1070 Gaming line up mean that it's the last card in their line up and the last series you'll need to buy? MSI thinks so. There are 2 letter designations in this round of releases from MSI; the Gaming X and Gaming Z. For the …

Cooler Master MasterWatt Maker 1200 PSU Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are analysing the new Cooler Master MasterWatt Maker 1200, a power supply firmly targeting the wealthy enthusiast audience with sizeable disposal income. Available as a 'Golden Product' not available to the channel, it can be purchased for an eye popping 399 euros direct from the Cooler Master store. It is a pure modular design featuring a brushed aluminium exterior, Titanium class efficiency, a Bluetooth dongle and it ships with a bunch of other features. Read on for the full review...

Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 vs. Ubuntu Bash On Windows 10 Anniversary
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Microsoft and Canonical brought Bash and Ubuntu's user-space to Windows 10 earlier this year I ran some preliminary benchmarks of Ubuntu on Windows 10 versus a native Ubuntu installation on the same hardware. Now that this "Windows Subsystem for Linux" is part of the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update, I've carried out some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu running atop Windows 10 compared to Ubuntu running bare metal."

WD Gold 8TB Datacenter Drive (WD8002FRYZ) Review.
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The WD Gold 8TB datacenter drive is filled with helium and boasts the HGST Media Caching Technology. Despite what some reviewers claim, the Media Caching Technology is NOT based on flash memory technology. Find out what it does, and why the WD Gold won our Reviewer's Choice Award

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Graphics performance
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 10:22A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for the PC. We'll test the game on the PC platform relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked as well as an FCAT run and VRAM monitoring.

Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium Power Supply Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 10:22A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the new Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium power supply, the third in a series of reviews we have published to cover the current range of PRIME units available. This is a fully modular 80 Plus Titanium certified power supply which features a high grade 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing fan.

New iterative cycle may trigger console gaming collapse
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Console gaming's new iterative console cycle has advantages, but it also has some hefty drawbacks, which could trigger a console gaming collapse."

Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera Hands-On Preview
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 9:02A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera houses the latest generation 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter, boasting the highest performance in the history of X Series. Check out this hands-on preview, as well as its specifications and prices.

instax SHARE SP-2 Mobile Printer Hands-On Preview
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 9:01A | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new instax SHARE SP-2 is a smartphone printer which can print high-quality credit-card sized instant photos from smartphones in just 10 seconds. Check it out here!

Thermaltake Core P100 Pedestal Extension Review
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thermaltake Core P100 Pedestal is an expansion part for the Thermaltake W100 full tower case previously reviewed here. What the P100 does is give you the ability to expand you cooling system\'s ability or give you space for extra storage among other things into an entirely self-contained unit below the W100 chassis.

ASUS ROG STRIX X99 Gaming Review
     Tue, Aug 23 2016 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
STRIX X99 Gaming arrives under the Republic of Gamers branding and is the latest in a number of products to join the STRIX portfolio. Bearing a stylish design, the STRIX X99 Gaming has the visual appearance and all the features too – this motherboard has characteristics which both gamers and overclockers will appreciate. Onboarding power/reset buttons, MemOK!, water pump fan headers, dual X16 mode PCI express and an assortment of storage options.

AZIO MGK L80 Mechanical Keyboard Lineup Review
     Tue, Aug 23 2016 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MGK L80 series is the latest line of gaming keyboards manufactured by AZIO. Available in red, blue or RGB backlighting, the MGK L80 offers mechanical gaming comfort with a choice of either Kailh brown or blue switch mounted on an elegant brushed aluminum surface. The three MGK L80 keyboard otherwise shares similar features with a detachable magnetic wrist rest, …

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