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Antec ISK 600 @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 6:39P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec ISK 600 aims to deliver a well-rounded feature set in a compact mini-ITX chassis to those looking for an understated, but functional chassis. Clocking in at a price point where the usual competition is present, it will be interesting to see what arguments the ISK 600 makes for you to pick it over others."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

DeepCool Steam Castle Micro ATX Chassis Review
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 5:52P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the future is all about miniaturization and thus we"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

ASRock X99 Extreme4 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 5:23P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock X99 Extreme4 is a mid-range motherboard for the new Intel high-end Haswell-E processors, based on the new LGA2011-v3 socket. It includes three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, ten SATA-600 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end audio codec. Let`s take a good look at this board."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Thecus N8810U-G 8-Bay 10GbE Rackmount NAS Review
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
10GBaseT is coming of age. Thecus is on the cutting edge with the new N8810U-G NAS that brings high interconnect speeds down to reasonable price levels."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Corsair Graphite 780T Tower PC Case Review
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On September 10th Corsair released what they consider the true successor of the 600T, the 780T. This new full tower uses the same curved design as the 600T and includes a large side panel window. However, being a full tower chassis the 780T can mount dual 360mm radiators on the front and top panels, up to nine 120mm case fans or a mixture of 120 and 140 with up to five 140mm fans. Fully filtered intakes keep the interior clean and the top panel features a three speed fan controller along with a fully lit I/O panel. In this article, Benchmark Reviews inspects the new Corsair Graphite 780T full-tower computer case."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

NZXT S340 Mid Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 12:05P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this instance, we will be looking closely at the (CA-S340W-W1) in short the NZXT S340 / White Edition. Its boxy looks are nice and practically chocked full of all the ideas that professional Mod Men of the past have been custom building and crafting into their own builds for years. In fact, this author was given an opportunity to patent one of these ideas featured in this very case many moons ago, but I was lazy and I passed on the occasion. Well no one is perfect I guess, including this lazy reviewer. The great abundance of flare and near modders styling makes this NZXT S340 the Box that Rocks and as you can see this reviewer is a fan already, but not all of us see things the same way, so lets get this NZXT party started."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3300MHz DDR4 Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 10:40A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week we looked at the Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 memory kit. That kit of memory offered pretty impressive performance, but it is not the fastest DDR4 memory kit that Corsair has to offer. Corsair has a Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kit clocked at 3300MHz and that is the fastest memory kit that Corsair currently offers. Corsair calls this the World?s fastest production memory kit and that appears to be true. The only memory company that is able to compete at this level would be G.Skill, but we can?t find any 3300MHz or 3333MHz DDR4 memory kits by them available to purchase online. Read on to see how this kit performs and to see how it overclocks. We were able to get it past 3333MHz!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
News: The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of the SSDs in our endurance experiment have now reached 1.5 petabytes of writes. But another one failed on the last stretch, bringing the number of casualties up to four. We`ve performed an autopsy and checked in on the survivors to see how they`re holding up."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Oct 29 2014 | 5:23P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Keyboard plus Macro keypad surely helps us to achieve the best possible computing experience. If you are looking to enter the winners circle, the Aorus K7 can help you get there. With 100 programmable macro keys, six different on the fly selectable profiles, Cherry MX switches, and the flexibility to customize the layout to fit your style, Aorus has your experience covered."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Super Flower Leadex Gold 650w PSU Review at HardwareHeaven
     Wed, Oct 29 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we would all love to have a PSU with massive wattage, the reality is that for most people anything in the 600-800w range is more than adequate. Today we cover one such model in our Super Flower Leadex Gold 650w PSU Review."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

News: Samsungs 840 EVO update fixes slow reads with old data
     Wed, Oct 29 2014 | 12:05P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung`s 840 EVO SSD is afflicted by a bug that slows read performance with older data. We have new information on the cause of the issue and an early look at the Performance Restoration tool that addresses it."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Cooltek UMX2 Case
     Wed, Oct 29 2014 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooltek UMX2 arrived Technic3D. The UMX2 supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 2x 120mm, 1x 140mm and 2x 80mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

News: Euclideon preps voxel rendering tech for use in games
     Wed, Oct 29 2014 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We first heard about Euclideon back in 2011, when the company posted a video of a voxel-based rendering engine designed to enable environments with unlimited detail. This month, the firm made headlines again with a new video showing the latest iteration of is technology, which uses 3D scanners to capture real-world environments as point-cloud data. We spoke to Euclideon CEO Bruce Dell to find out more about these innovationsand about the first games based on them."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Kingston HyperX FURY 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Wed, Oct 29 2014 | 8:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the most part, the HyperX FURY did quite a bit better than the specifications quoted. In real life file transfers, writing was rather impressive at nearly four times what it was said it could do, coming in at almost 120MB/s. Reads were seen to be upwards of the 90MB/s as well, so I am not sure why the low rating. I`m sure Kingston has its reasons, but I would have been less likely to have bought the drive having been told it was only capable of 30MB/s write. With the price being a little high per GB, the low listed ratings on the box becomes a deterrent. It seems as if the FURY is being shot in the foot by not claiming what it is capable of, but rather perhaps the bare minimum worst case scenario numbers I`ve even yet to see (other than in Sandra, which seems to show every drive below its ratings). I honestly would have not bought this drive based on the rated performance and cost. To me it would have been a bit too much for a nice warranty and slow speeds, so I would have bought something else."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - The Thermaltake Urban T81 Full Tower Enclosure Reviewed
     Tue, Oct 28 2014 | 5:23P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Attractive full tower enclosures are among the more popular choices of modders due to their size and versatility. You can add more custom (or larger all in one systems like the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate) liquid cooling loops, utilize larger radiator configurations, and add better looking modified components. Full towers with a complete or wider range of features like tool-less or removable bays, cut outs, grommet lined machining, and painted interiors are among the most selected for complex builds. And it looks like Thermaltake has a strong contender in this space, and they call it, the Urban T81!"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 520W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
     Tue, Oct 28 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A completely fanless, 80 PLUS Platinum power supply built by Seasonic for SilverStone? Let`s see if this is the real deal."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

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