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BitFenix Ronin @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Nov 14 2013 | 10:17A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The BitFenix Ronin is the company`s new mainstream chassis, offering a solid build quality with good looks and a few interesting features. We gear this warrior up with our weapons of choice to see if it can fight off the competition."

AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Nov 14 2013 | 9:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At just $179, the R9 270 makes no qualms about its intended target:  the GTX 660.  The only potential roadblock to this card`s greatness is AMD`s own R9 270X.  "

Project Build: Lunchbox v3 Part 2 @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Nov 14 2013 | 9:41A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my first article about our project build Lunchbox 3, I covered everything that controls how fast the build is. Today I will be following up with all of the parts that support. That includes the power supply, case, and cooling components. These are all critical parts to your PC, but things like the CPU, motherboard, and video card generally get all of the attention. Today we will find out all about why space was such a concern when picking our previous components. Lets dig in and see the rest of what Lunchbox 3 will consist of."

Battlefield 4 (PC)
     Thu, Nov 14 2013 | 9:31A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Battlefield 4 arrived Technic3D. Battlefield 4 is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other. Only in Battlefield can you demolish the buildings shielding your enemy? See you this and more in the following Review from Technic3D."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Nov 14 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we first told you about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan video card back in February 2013, we noted that it was powered by NVIDIA?s GK110 ?Kepler? GPU and that one of the Streaming Multiprocessors (SMX unit) was disabled. NVIDIA followed up the launch of the GeForce GTX Titan 6GB with the more affordable GeForce GTX 780 3GB that had two more SMX units disabled at the end of May 2013. Those two cards were all that NVIDIA needed to dominate the high-end desktop graphics card market for nearly a year. Many gamers and enthusiasts forgot that a fully enabled Kepler GK110 GPU even existed. NVIDIA had certainly not forgotten, they just didn?t mention it. NVIDIA was keeping this trump card close to their chest and waiting for the right time to unleash the beast. "

iPad Air review @ Bjorn3D.com
     Thu, Nov 14 2013 | 4:14A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After a lot of speculation and waiting Apple finally revealed a set of new iPads to the world a few weeks ago. While we still are waiting for the new iPad Mini we have gotten our hands on the new iPad Air and are putting it through the test to see if it is a worthy successor for the previous models. The new iPad Air comes with a much sleeker body as well as upgraded innards making it one of the best ~10 inch tablets available right now. The model we are testing today is the 16 GB WiFi-version that retails for $499. "

Mushkin Ventura Ultra 240GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 4:34P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mushkin resumes from S4 with the Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive. A pen drive that can max out USB 3.0? Sounds good to us. Let`s take a look."

Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Headset
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 1:06P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As many of you know i don`t believe that the best way to play games on the PC is with a headset placed over your head (LAN events excluded of course) because for once the positioning audio quality can`t really be on par with that of a complete 5.1/7.1 surround system while both the weight and pressure of the headset can get really annoying in a rather short period of time. I do however admit that a headset is the lesser of two evils so if you have to choose between disturbing those around you and using a headset then the answer is quite obvious. That being said from time to time we do receive some headsets that we can`t really put in the same general category as most of them because of numerous reasons including more or less excellent build quality, superior positioning audio (and quality) and impressive comfort levels. Well for the past week we`ve been testing the latest Level 10 M Gaming Headset by Tt eSPORTS which can easily cover all three previously mentioned bases for us to separate it from the masses."

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5H Motherboard Review
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 11:21A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In designing the Z87X-UD5H, GIGABYTE took the design of the UD3H and enhanced it with added features and for optimal enthusiast-centric performance. The board layout and design was well thought out with some key design decisions differentiating the board from the competition. The inclusion of the CMOS battery and three fan headers to the left of the CPU socket was pure genius, giving better access to components and ports normally designed-in as more of an after-thought. The fan header location is especially nice for fan cable routing, giving the capability to customize cable size with enough ports provided for use with multiple air cooler fans or even a water cooling pump. "

MSI R9 280X GAMING 3 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 11:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Radeon R9 280X is based on the AMD HD 7970 GHz Edition design. MSI has taken their highly successful dual fan cooler from the GAMING Series and put it on the new card. They also included an overclock out of the box and software voltage control."

Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Mid-Tower Case Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 10:58A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Arc Mini R2 is designed with all of your liquid cooling needs in mind and offers removable ODD and HDD bays. Along with being able to remove the drive bays, there is a location for 2.5 drives/SSDs to be mounted to the back of the motherboard tray."

Be Quiet! Power Zone 1000W Power Supply Unit
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 10:17A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far back as i can recall Ive always considered the power supply as one of the most important hardware components of a system. True i never thought about it to be just as important as the mainboard or the graphics card but i always knew that in order for these two to work flawlessly a good PSU providing stable power is a must. Of course back when i started testing power supply units they didn`t have the many 80 Plus certifications that we have now nor did they have the features they do now but the entire concept was the same. Nowadays however things are quite easier so in a way the various 80 Plus certifications also provide a quick way for people to know what a specific power supply is capable off without digging deeper (for example we have yet to test an 80 Plus Gold or Platinum PSU that didn`t have excellent performance). On one hand however not everyone can afford to purchase a high output Gold/Platinum 80 Plus Certified PSU while on the other there are several bronze and silver certified ones with excellent performance as well. Now as you all know recently we gave away a Power Zone 1000W 80 Plus Bronze Certified PSU by be quiet! and since we always like to know exactly what it is that we are giving away one such PSU ended up in our test bench."

OCZ Vector SSD 150 review
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 9:41A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,OCZ is updating their Vector series SSD with the all new Vector 150 which we review. Based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller we test the 240GB NAND flash memory based model. The end result is an SSD that is extremely fast and amongst the fastest we have ever tested. This round though speed is not trivial as the purpose of the Vector 150 is to be extremely fast but also extremely reliable. Head on over into the review."

ASUS Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum Review @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 9:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have a chance to take another look at ASUS` Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum graphics card since we encountered some problems with our sample that was acting odd. It was simply not stable and was giving strangely bad results in temperature and power consumption, so we have decided to stop by one of the local stores and actually buy a retail card to confirm or contradict the results. Thankfully, it turned out that our sample was really defective, as the new card did much better."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Review - Full GK110 Crashes into Hawaii
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA has once again come into the enthusiast market and built the fastest GPU we have ever tested. It does make some sacrifices along the way this time; it`s louder and hotter and more power hungry than any single GeForce GPU before it. But that seems mostly a response to AMD`s direction in those same areas. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti doesn`t use as much power, get as hot or make as much noise as the R9 290X though and you can be damned sure that isn`t an accident."

Cooler Master CM Storm Pulse-R Gaming Headset Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Nov 13 2013 | 6:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Pulse-R headset from Cooler Master takes part of the latest CM Storm Aluminum series and features 42mm drivers along with large cushioned ear cups and headband for providing maximum comfort during long gaming sessions. The cable is braided, removable and we get extra eye-candy thanks to the illuminated grooves within the ear cups; the tip of the microphone, when active, is also lighted up so we are ready to give commands in-game."

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