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BitFenix Prodigy M Review @ ocaholic
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 9:22A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Prodigy BitFenix have created a really neat looking case, where there initially only was a mini ITX version. Meanwhile BitFenix have launched the Prodigy M, offering plenty of space even for mATX motherboards. Therefore the interior had to be rearranged and we`re curious to find out how well a job BitFenix have done."

MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming Review! @ Bjorn3D
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 9:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have seen many MSI custom PCB or fully custom PCB or even just custom cooled cards and they always impress with some very nice temps along with looking pretty awesome as well. The gaming series carries the Red/Black theme with a custom Twin Frozr model cooler and offers usually a nice overclock with some really good gaming performance to offer some amazing framerates for the end-user. The card we have today needs no introduction as the R9-290X from AMD made a big splash when it entered the market although not all of the noise was good as users quickly found that the reference cards were plagued with massive heat from a simply inadequate cooler design. Well that being the case we do know that the Twin Frozr cooler design does very well at removing heat so the 290X is naturally a perfect candidate for testing just how well the cooler works as the thermal load from the 290X GPU is intense so if MSIs Twin Frozr can pull off a good showing it will just be proof positive of what we had said previously in praise of the MSI cooling solution. "

Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Video Card Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphires R7 250 Ultimate graphics card is unlike most other R7 250s out there. The thing that most people will notice is that it is 100% passively cooled. This means that there are no fans at all so it will be 100% silent during operation. This makes it the perfect card for those building a silent PC or home theater PC. On top of that this card is actually based on the Cape Verde GPU rather than the Oland GPU that most R7 250s are based on. So you get 512 shader units and faster GDDR5 memory. Lets see what this passively cooled card is all about!"

ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 8:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer is a socket FM2+ motherboard from ASRock, based on the most high-end chipset for this platform, the A88X. It is targeted to the forthcoming FM2+ Kaveri APUs, but it is also compatible with socket FM2, second-generation APUs from AMD, codenamed Trinity. Let`s see what this motherboard has to offer."

SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X Tri-X benchmarked at 4K
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 8:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test out some SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X Tri-X GPUs with our 4K display"

Intel 730 240GB Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 5:56A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel 520 we reviewed impressed us throughout and while it wasn`t perfect, it would certainly have been high on our shopping list. Today we see an evolution of that SSD with the new and hopefully improved Intel 730. This time around we are testing the smaller 240GB version but again Intel do offer this SSD in the larger 480GB capacity. There is a key difference other than the size of the storage between the two drives which we will discuss later in the review but it, rather than the capacity could very well be the deciding factor of which drive you choose to purchase."

CeBit 2014: MSI Press Conference @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 4:40A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though the Hannover Messe only officially starts tomorrow, MSI already wanted to highlight some of their brand new products to the present media. Apparently this is just a part"

Synology DS214play 2-bay NAS Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Mar 10 2014 | 4:30A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DS214play is one of the latest 2-bay NASes from Synology which has at its core the Intel Evansport CE5535 processor coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM; this product is capable of doing on-the-fly Full HD transcoding to DLNA-enabled devices and runs the latest DSM software version."

OCZ Vector 150 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Mar 09 2014 | 9:45P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How does OCZ`s flagship drive perform against its predecessor? We took one in, and put it through our standard battery of benchmarks."

Mach Xtreme DIY 16GB SATA DOM
     Sun, Mar 09 2014 | 8:11P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although we`ve been trying to focus on bringing some of the latest HDDs, SSDs and USB Flash Drives to hit the market over at NikKTech for testing you might have noticed that we haven`t done so with mSATA drives mainly because hardly anyone has asked for such reviews and since we feel we need to test (at least primarily) whatever our readers ask SSDs and HDDs with USB Flash Drives following closely are the things we try most to acquire. However recently some of you asked our opinion about the somewhat new SATA DOM (Disk On Module) drives which are used both in tiny systems and some NAS models (other devices feature such connectors as well) either as boot drives just for the needs of the OS or as storage media for the firmware. Well not many manufacturers make such devices currently and the majority of the ones that do are currently offering them just to system integrators and NAS manufacturers so they are not really available in the market for consumers so the moment Mach Xtreme announced that they are launching their own DIY SATA DOM product line we wasted no time in asking for one to see how it does. "

PowerColor Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Mar 09 2014 | 6:46P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month AMD released the Radeon R7 250X, an entry level discrete graphics card that is part of the Radeon R7/R9 ?new? product line. The AMD Radeon R7 250X sells for around $99 and fills the small gap between the AMD Radeon R7 250 at $89 and the the Radeon R7 260 at $109. The next step up from that is the Radeon R7 260X that goes for between $119 with 1GB of memory to $129 for 2GB of memory. This means that AMD now has offerings on the market at $10 price increments between $89 to $129! The mainstream discrete video card market is certainly not lacking enough cards to pick from and it feels like there is almost too many cards to pick from right now. The AMD Radeon R7 250X graphics card that we are taking a look at today is the PowerColor AXR7 250X 1GBD5-HE..."

ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP & R9 270 DirectCU II OC Review
     Sun, Mar 09 2014 | 6:45P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To reach the fully stable 1170MHz core clock, I set the core voltage to 1300mv in GPU Tweak and started raising the core clock speed until my testing failed, and then backed off 10MHz. At 1170MHz, it still leaves performance on the table when compared to Sapphire Toxic edition, but it takes time and the luck of the draw to bin cards that high. Considering this card comes with a 1070MHz baseline core clock speed increase of 100MHz, or just under 10% improvement in clock speed, is not a stretch expectation. From the factory, the memory clock speed is running at 1600MHz. Boosting up the clock speed on the GDDR5 memory was accomplished using the same process as on the Tahiti core and essentially delivered an identical 100MHz boost in memory clock speed improvement for your time and effort. These are not the highest clock speeds I have seen on a Tahiti-based card, but do offer up another level of performance if you spend the time to work for it."

Thermaltake Max 5 Quad Storage Rack Review - More HDDs for your case
     Sun, Mar 09 2014 | 5:51P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Max 5 Quad from Thermaltake ups the ante, supporting four drives in a 5.25 bay enclosure. Read on as Tyler gives us his opinion on the device."

Verizon Ellipsis 7 4G LTE Tablet Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Mar 09 2014 | 4:04P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Verizon Ellipsis 7 Tablet is a new release from `The Worlds Most Reliable Network`. The Ellipsis 7 is targeted at those looking for productivity on the go, as well as a touch of entertainment. A 7 tablet is small enough to toss into a jacket pocket or purse, but large enough to use for most tasks without an issue. The Verizon Ellipsis 7 Tablet isn`t just a Wi-Fi tablet like many of the tablet out there, the Ellipsis 7 is connected to the Verizon 4G LTE network and has all the benefits that come with it. If you`re interested in the Verizon Ellipsis 4G LTE tablet you can pick it up on Amazon.com for as little as $119.99 with a 2 year contract, or $299.99 without a contract. Read on to see how it performs!"

FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Mar 09 2014 | 3:50P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Kaeyi Dream has the HS-260 Gaming Headset from FUNC, let`s find out how it performs."

SilverStone Fortress FT04 Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Sun, Mar 09 2014 | 10:17A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SilverStone delivers the latest in the Fortress case series. Let`s have a look at the SST-FT04B-W and see what Chad thinks about it."

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