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AOC I2781FH General-purpose 27-inch IPS display
     Fri, May 20 2016 | 9:00A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AOC’s latest affordably priced 1080p display is about managing the basics well rather than high-end features. It costs just £199, a fair price for a 27-inch IPS display, and it has a nifty looking slim appearance that looks more appealing than most displays in this price range.

Ripjaws MX780 gaming mouse
     Thu, May 19 2016 | 9:03A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Established RAM manufacturer G.Skill is branching into gaming peripherals of late. We've already examined the company's Ripjaws MX780 gaming mouse, and now we're looking at the KM780R gaming keyboard. Join us as we see whether this keyboard has what it takes to be a contender in the crowded gaming peripherals market.

Fnatic FLICK G1 Mouse Review
     Thu, May 19 2016 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
London-based Fnatic PTY Ltd is primarily an eSports team company, with sponsored players and their own YouTube channel. But they also offer a few hardware items under the Fnatic Gear imprint. Even casual gamers need a good gaming-oriented mouse, but these can be very expensive. The Fnatic Gear FLICK G1 Optical Mouse offers Omron switches, a Pixart sensor, and a maximum resolution of 5,000 dpi. Fnatic says that their mouse is “eSports inspired”, but the proof is in the pudding…or in this case, the proof is in the testing. Benchmark Reviews takes this mouse on a gaming journey to see how well it fares.

Enermax Revolution X't II 750 Watt Netzteil
     Thu, May 19 2016 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Enermax Revolution X't II 750 Watt PSU.

HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset
     Thu, May 19 2016 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”Ultimately, in the end I was pretty disappointed in the HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset. For being advertised as having studio-grade sound and coming with a matching sticker shock, I had expected quite a bit more for overall sound quality. Not to be a snob or even start to being considered an audiophile, I just disliked the frequency response at anything above "quiet" listening levels. In an intense gaming session there's some satisfaction to be had when something explodes and it genuinely sounds like it has impact. The same goes for movies, TV shows, bass drops in music, etc. It's hard not to focus on the lack of bass output!”

Tesoro Sagitta Gaming Mouse Review
     Wed, May 18 2016 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming mice are all over the place from top-notch to bottom-third and here at TechX we understand that. It’s our motive to give you the ability to scroll through those with ease and make a sound decision on your purchase, always trying to tow that line of price and function. Today we are going to introduce you to the Sagitta by Tesoro. From a glance at the package to experience inside you can find out if the Sagitta is right for you.

Gigabyte X170-Extreme ECC Review
     Wed, May 18 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the X170-Extreme ECC Gigabyte has a somewhat different motherboard in its portfolio. Based on the C236 server chipset it combines server with gaming features. To what this combination adds up, that's what we're going to show you on the following pages.

HTC Vive VR Kit Follow-Up: Experiences And Performance
     Wed, May 18 2016 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, we gave you our initial take on the retail-ready HTC Vive virtual reality kit. While we were able to explain the Vive’s specifications, setup, configuration, and give some opinions on the experience, at that point, we hadn’t had the kit long enough to form any solid, concrete opinions. We had experience with multiple versions of the Vive throughout its development cycle, but we thought playing with the retail version for only a few days wasn’t enough time to truly understand it, so we held off on making any final recommendations. We have, however, worked with the Vive for a number of weeks at this point, experimented with a slew of software and applications, and gave a handful of interested third-parties some time inside the Vive as well and think we’ve got a firm grasp of the situation...

HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset Review
     Wed, May 18 2016 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston is attempting to defy the odds and beat their very own HyperX Cloud II Headset with their new studio-grade HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset. Boasting advanced directional 50mm drivers, a low impedance, circumaural closed back design, and a steel frame, the Cloud Revolver Headset does appear to be a contender. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I’m going to be putting the Cloud Revolver Headset through it’s paces, especially it’s claims for directional sound during gameplay.

FSP Hydro X 650 Power Supply Review
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
FSP released their Hydro G series late last year, and it was well received in our labs. It excelled in all key areas, delivering first class load regulation and stellar efficiency – ripple suppression was also close to top of the class. Not everyone could afford the Hydro G and today we look at the latest, more affordable Hydro X range of power supplies from FSP targeting a much wider audience.

Fnatic Gear Rush G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Rush G1 keyboard has a simple and well-thought hardware design, incorporating the extra function keys in the standard layout and featuring Cherry MX switches with LED backlight. The included wrist rest can be installed optionally and adds extra value to the product; however….the current version of the software is not able to install the drivers by itself and requires extra steps to make this done. Without the drivers, the keyboard configuration console will refuse to function and pop up a message that we need to plug in the keyboard, even if it was previously connected to our PC!"

Azio MGK1 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are bumping up to the AZIO MGK1 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, you are doing it for the lights. The MGK1 keyboards are 100% hardware based. This means no drivers to install just plug in and you are set. Pictures just don’t due the lighting any justice!

ASUS ROG Spatha Review
     Tue, May 17 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Spatha has been turning heads since it was unveiled at Computex last year and it is easy to see why. It is a large, wired/wireless mouse based on a magnesium alloy frame that features a total of 12 programmable buttons, of which the 6 side buttons are arranged in a way that represents the ROG eye logo. To finish of the final aesthetic, there is a 3 zone customisable RGB lighting system.

Corsair SF600 @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, May 16 2016 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By now if you have been around LanOC on the review side of things as well as our LAN events you will have noticed that I love small form factor builds. I’ve gone on and on about them many times when covering all of the unique components that have been coming out for them. When it comes to feeding your new tiny build with power you used to have just two options. You could build a tiny build and use an adapter to run a laptop power adapter or you could shoe horn in the smallest ATX power supply you could fit. The laptop PSU option was limited in wattage basically eliminating the possibility of a powerful build and going ATX gave you the power but they take up a lot of space. Those of you who have dug into prebuilt PCs have most likely seen some of the FlexATX PSU’s, well SFX is a small standard form factor version of that. Over the past few years Silverstone has been the only option in SFX power supplies with enough power and modular options, but that has changed. Today I’m going to take a peek at the Corsair SF600 and see how it compares.

AMD has done some redesigning of the chip
     Mon, May 16 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is in a strange position in that there is a lot of excitement about their upcoming Zen architecture, but we are still many months away from that introduction. AMD obviously needs to keep the dollars flowing in, and part of that means that we get refreshes now and then of current products. The “Kaveri” products that have been powering the latest APUs from AMD have received one of those refreshes. AMD has done some redesigning of the chip and tweaked the process technology used to manufacture them. The resulting product is the “Godavari” refresh that offers slightly higher clockspeeds as well as better overall power efficiency as compared to the previous “Kaveri” products.

HAVIT HV-KB366L RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Mon, May 16 2016 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Consumers looking for an affordable mechanical keyboard with RGB backlit illumination should really take into consideration the latest HV-KB366L Magic Eagle model by HAVIT.

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