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PC vs. PS4 vs. Xbox One Hardware Comparison: Building a Competing Gaming PC
     Thu, Nov 28 2013 | 4:21A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Each has their strengths and weaknesses, but the user/consumer needs to know their expectations for each platform. Education and hard work will reward those who build their own PCs, but not every bit of open source software will achieve the results that the tight integration of the Xbox One will offer casual users who are not interested in getting their hands dirty. The PC might not match the price/performance of the PS4 and the expectation is that Sony will improve the platform over the years with updates to more adequately match the Xbox in terms of media serving capabilities."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

WD My Cloud EX4 8TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Nov 28 2013 | 4:14A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital?s My Cloud network-attached storage devices are great for storing your data, but they are single-bay devices that can?t offer capacity benefits or mind assuring redundancy of having a RAID array for your data. Millions of people around the world have relied on single-bay or single-drive devices to backup their data. WD has noticed that there has been a major shift to multi-bay network attached storage (NAS) devices this year and market research shows that trend will continue in the years to come. WD realized that they did not offer any multi-bay NAS devices for the consumer market, so they decided to come up with one. WD?s announcement of the My Cloud EX4 today is the answer to this market shift and hopefully the continued growth of the WD brand."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

EVGA GTX 780 Classified ACX
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 4:50P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified ACX Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the OC Classsified ACX GTX 780 in the following Review with a Resolution from 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, the real Power Consumption, loudness, temperature, Overclocking and many more against other Graphic Cards."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

ROCCAT Ryos MK Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 4:34P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ryos MK range includes three different entrants at price points and with feature sets satisfying as many end-users as possible. Our review today focuses on the entry-level member - Ryos MK - which emphasises functionality over aesthetics to keep unwarranted costs down, but ROCCAT are keen to offer more to the discerning gamer higher up the market. The ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow will add LED illumination to the mix for a more rounded product at a commensurately higher price, whilst the Ryos MK Pro is the no-holds barred offering for the most demanding users. Each of these products also offer a choice of Cherry MX key switches, whilst for now the vanilla MK concentrates on performance with one type."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Corsair H80i @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 3:07P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are back with another AIO water cooling solution this time from Corsairs award-winning Hydro series. While Corsair has certainly been the king of the mountain for a while in the AIO market competitors have recently made some quite impressive challenges to the throne. The H80i promises high performance cooling and unparalleled control via its built-in Corsair Link controller in a package fitting the Corsair name. With integrated Corsair Link functionality and a push-pull fan configuration where will the H80i land on our charts? Read on to find out."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Corsair H80i @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 3:07P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are back with another AIO water cooling solution this time from Corsairs award-winning Hydro series. While Corsair has certainly been the king of the mountain for a while in the AIO market competitors have recently made some quite impressive challenges to the throne. The H80i promises high performance cooling and unparalleled control via its built-in Corsair Link controller in a package fitting the Corsair name. With integrated Corsair Link functionality and a push-pull fan configuration where will the H80i land on our charts? Read on to find out."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Corsair H80i @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 3:07P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are back with another AIO water cooling solution this time from Corsairs award-winning Hydro series. While Corsair has certainly been the king of the mountain for a while in the AIO market competitors have recently made some quite impressive challenges to the throne. The H80i promises high performance cooling and unparalleled control via its built-in Corsair Link controller in a package fitting the Corsair name. With integrated Corsair Link functionality and a push-pull fan configuration where will the H80i land on our charts? Read on to find out."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

 
ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 2:53P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week, AMD released their R9 270 Non-X, which is built on the same Pitcairn GPU that we`ve seen on the HD 7800 Series before. Unlike HD 7850, it comes with all its shaders enabled though. The ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC improves on that with a better cooler and overclock out of the box."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

X79 Charts: 18 Boards - ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition @ ocaholic
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 12:45P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we`ve tested 18 X79 motherboards and we have to say that sometimes we got quite interesting results. What we`ve also done is, we have added power consumption values as well as a performance rating which allows quick comparision of which board performs best and which is the most energy efficient."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

SilverStone EC05 Two Port SATA III PCI Express RAID Card Review
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 10:58A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Need additional SATA 6Gbps storage connectivity for your PC? Then SilverStone has a low-cost solution for you to consider, and it includes RAID."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X2 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 10:17A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you a gamer on a budget? Do you own a 22 monitor for playing the latest games or even a 24 and would not mind sacrificing some detail levels? Then the HIS R7 260X might be for y"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

PowerColor Devil R9 270X Review
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 10:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Knowing what PowerColor brings to the table with the Devil series cards, it`s easy to see it put forth the effort to make sure the design just works. First and foremost it is built to give the enthusiast a long life, all the while delivering great performance for the $239 price point. PowerColor does this by leveraging a custom PCB equipped with its Platinum Power Kit 7+1+1 phase digital power delivery solution to make sure the power plane is stable and efficient over the long term. Next, PowerColor adds in a custom three fan, quad heat pipe, dual fin array equipped cooling solution to keep this factory overclocked card from making a trip to the nether world early in its lifespan."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

GIGABYTE G1.Killer Sniper 5 Intel Z87 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 9:59A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years GIGABYTE has been among the best of the best when it comes to motherboards and other computer components. Today we will have the pleasure of looking at one of their flagship products, the G1.Killer Sniper 5 motherboard. The G1.Sniper 5 is a beast of a board, both in features and size. Before we delve to far into the features, it?s certainly worth mentioning that the G1.Sniper 5, like it?s predecessors carries a pretty steep price tag. Right now you can find the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 for $339.99 shipped after a $50 rebate, it?s a hefty price tag but keep in mind this board should be among the best of them! Read on to find out if it is!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 9:15A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Compact, good looking, and fast? Let`s see if the ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 lives up to its claims."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

HIS Radeon R9-290X review
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,In this review we test the HIS Radeon R9-290X. The product is based on the reference design of the original Radeon R9-290X. These cards are little beasts. As such this in-depth review will cover the Volcanic Islands GPU architecture, Hawaii for the 290 series, we`ll benchmark these cards with FCAT Frametimes, Ultra High Definition and of course, we`ll check out game performance with the latest games next to power consumption and heat levels as well. This is one review you don`t wanna miss!"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Nov 27 2013 | 4:53A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Creative has recently launched their latest ZxR Sound Blaster flagship which features a more simplified software interface and the hardware is divided in two components, one being t"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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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.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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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.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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