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Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Aug 03 2013 | 6:19A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 has many features to make it worth taking a look at. The cable routing and cooling options alone are hard to beat in a case this size. The Arc Midi R2 can be found at Amazon for $99.99 shipped which places it in the higher tier of cases for the mid sized case category. There are many cheaper alternatives, but not many will offer..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Diamond Multimedia UE3000 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 4:07P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our performance testing showed that we were able to average 642Mbps read and 757Mbps write with the Diamond UE3000 on our particular test setup. The USB 2.0 10/100M network adapter that we`ve been using for the past year could only averaged 77Mbps read and 93Mbps write, so this is a major performance improvement. We can only hope that if a mobile device doesn`t come with an integrated Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector) that a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter will be included in the near future. If not, have no fear as the Diamond UE3000 is now available for purchase..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

MSI Z87A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Haswell has been on store shelves for a little over two weeks now, and we have seen an abundance of motherboard releases. Choosing the right one for your needs is the challenge. Some are looking for pure aesthetics, some are looking for pure performance, and some look for both. We have in for review today the MSI Z87A-GD65 Gaming Edition motherboard in the hopes of finding out if MSI was able to maintain high performance and aesthetic appeal to capture a wide audience.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

ASUS Z87 Deluxe
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS' Z87 Deluxe is a $300 board that's packed full of features but it is also one of the most expensive Z87 boards on the market. Novice overclockers will be particularly interested since three kinds of auto-overclocking modes have been included too.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Fractal Design Tesla R2 800W Power Supply
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Fractal Design Tesla R2 is a non-modular power supply that comes in 500W, 650W, 800W and 1000W varieties. Each Fractal Design Tesla R2 PSU carries an 80 Plus Gold rating and has a single +12V rail. To ensure convenient installation and cable routing inside any chassis, Fractal Design has equipped the Tesla R2 with a 700mm long EPS12V connector. A temperature-controlled 135mm ball-bearing fan actively cools the Taiwanese capacitors and the rest of the internal components, operating silently at a lower speed to minimize noise levels. The Tesla R2 is also fully compatible with Intel’s latest Haswell processors, reducing the power consumption of the CPU to only 0.05A during the new C7 deep sleep state. Each Fractal Design Tesla R2 power supply has a MTBF of 100,000 hours at full load and comes with a 3-year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

In Win Rocker Mat Aluminum Gaming Surface
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we think of In Win, PC cases are typically the first things we relate the name to. The company recently showcased the unique glass Tou chassis at Computex 2013, as well as the D-Frame at CES 2013. Many other items produced by In Win took a backseat to the eye-catching D-Frame, one of them being the Rocker Mat.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Keyboard Review @ Techgage
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 1:19P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Cooler Master introduced its QuickFire Rapid last year, it seemed like it was a near-perfect mech. The only thing that let it down in some peoples eyes was the lack of a numpad, but now, a couple of years later, the company has addressed that with its latest offering, the QuickFire XT. Join us as we put it through its paces."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

 
Corsair K70 Keyboard
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 12:20P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Vengeance K70 Keyboard arrived Technic3D. The mechanical K70 is built with Cherry-MX-Red switches, Windows-Lock, Full Key Matrix Anti-Ghosting, Custom-Keycaps, USB-Pass-through and LEDs. Technic3D will see the complete functions in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Be quiet! Pure Power L8 400W/300W review: good for budget
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 power supplies made an excellent impression. Their efficiency, voltages, ripple, noise levels and price are exactly what you want them to be.
  FULL STORY @ HWIGROUP

GA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling Review
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Coincident with the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 700 series of products, EVGA unveiled a new invention of its own: the ACX cooler. ACX is an acronym for "Active Cooling Extreme" and as the name suggests, it's a cooling solution for high-end graphics cards. To date, we have looked at two ACX-equipped graphics cards, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX and GeForce GTX 760 SC ACX. We found both cards to be class-leading products and liked them both very much. And so far, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX remains the fastest, single-GPU powered graphics card we have tested. In fact, it's factory overclock allowed it to overtake a standard GeForce GTX Titan. Today we're going to take a look at yet another ACX-equipped graphics card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC ACX. This card takes NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 770 up a couple of notches thanks to its more powerful cooler and factory overclock...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD performing in real life?
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Technology is well known for their SSD drives. The OCZ Vertex 3.20 series is designed for high-end consumers and workstation use. The capacity is 120GB and 240GB only. The sequential read and write the speed is up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s according to OCZ. But how is the OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD performing in real life?
  FULL STORY @ TWEAK

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SATA III SSD Review @ RWLabs
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It took practically forever to get our hands on Plextor’s M5 Pro Xtreme. The drive was launched in February or there about. In terms of an SSD’s marketable lifespan that’s a really long time ago. What this means is the M5 Pro has been a top tier enthusiast drive in the same class as OCZ’s Vector, Samsung’s 840 Pro, and the newly launched SanDisk Extreme II all along.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Thermaltake Urban S71 Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If the Chaser A71 isn`t your thing, maybe the sleek and more elegant looking Urban S71 case is the right answer. Let`s take a close look at it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

CmStorm Pitch gaming earphones @ Rbmods
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 10:08A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at some earphones from gaming the manufacturer Cmstorm. They sent us their latest Pitch earphones that at least look very cool, lets find out how well they perform."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

XFX Radeon HD 7950 FX-795A-TDFC Video Card Review
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 10:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
primarily through the use of integrated GPUs. This hasn?t slowed their pursuit in the discrete graphics market, where the AMD Radeon series continues to battle for supremacy in some of the most demanding DirectX 11 video games available on PC. The AMD Radeon HD 7950 is an example of this effort, employing 28 Compute Units (1792 Stream Processors) with 3GB GDDR5 memory. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the custom-designed XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double-Dissipation Black Edition video card, model FX-795A-TDFC, using several highly-demanding DX11 video games such as Metro: Last Light, Batman: Arkham City, and Battlefield 3."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Avantree Saturn Bluetooth Music Adapter Review @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Aug 02 2013 | 9:05A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bluetooth is found everywhere it seems, in speakers, phones, tablets and our computers but there are a lot of things that still dont have Bluetooth. For example, my favorite set of earphones is the Future Sonics Atrio M5s and theyre wired so Im sort of stuck being attached to whatever audio source Im using. There are ways to make them wireless and one of them is what I have for review today, the Avantree Saturn Bluetooth Music Adapter that allows you to use any wired headphones wirelessly. The Saturn though can do more than that, it actually has two modes, one for transmitting and one for receiving. The receiving option is for like my example, I can turn any set of headphones or even speakers into a wireless audio device to stream audio to. The transmitting option allows you to turn any non-Bluetooth device into a Bluetooth one. Ive tested both modes and it certainly exceeded my expectations and worked perfectly in both modes. So read on to learn more abut a very useful little gadget"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

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