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Overclockers UK Infin8 Nebula Custom Watercooled Gaming PC
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 6:57P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
UK etailer Overclockers UK have been selling components for a long time, but they also create a wealth of systems … to suit every bank balance. Today we are taking a look at one of their more expensive systems – the overclocked, watercooled extreme gaming PC called the ‘Infin8 Nebula’. This is based around the 4790k, overclocked to 4.6ghz, alongside not one, but two GTX980’s in SLI which are also watercooled.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Inateck FD1005 Top-Loading HDD Docking Station Review
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Inateck probably has the widest array of docking stations and enclosures for hard drives and solid state drives and today I’m pleased to be able to take a look at another sweet looking on. The Inateck FD1005 is a single-bay top-loading docking station for SATA hard disks that connects through USB 3.0 and supports UASP for maximum transfer speeds.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Antec ISK 110 90w Mini-ITX VESA Compatible Chassis Review
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec ISK series has long been a favorite of mine. Sure we sometimes need high-end full towers, capable of housing epic gaming systems, but there’s a high demand for compact and efficient systems in the home and the office; something the ISK series is well suited to. The model we’re looking at today certainly is targeted more at the professional market, with many applications from digital signage and office systems, but there’s certainly no reason why you wouldn’t find a use for a chassis like this as a HTPC, space-saving system or more.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Patriot Supersonic Rage 2 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
400MB/s read and 300MB/s write? 256GB capacity? Has the Supersonic Rage 2 just blurred the line between a USB flash drive and an SSD?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

CM Storm Mizar Gaming Mouse
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 4:00P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM Storm's newest gaming mouse is put to the test. Like previous high-end models from CM Storm, the Mizar features the 8200 DPI Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor. The Mizar's design looks to harken back to the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, which is a good thing. We take it for a spin to see how it compares to recent high-end gaming mice.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

BeQuiet Dark Rock TF Heatsink Review
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 3:49P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On the test bench today we have BeQuiet's Dark Rock TF heatsink - a top-down dual tower heatsink which features a pair of BeQuiet SilentWings fans and stands 130mm tall. The Dark Rock TF heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes which link a large primary aluminum fin stack and smaller secondary set of aluminum cooling fins to a chunky copper heatspreader below. The 135mm PWM fans are arranged in a push-pull configuration, exhausting downwards so related motherboard CPU VRM components benefit from the cooling air flow. "
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Grado Prestige Series SR80e Headphone Review
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 12:56P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When a headset has ‘A Higher Level of Listening’ boasted on the front of the box, it sparks interest immediately. What makes this headset, in comparison to the rest, so much better than that of the any other headset? Or at least, how does it provide a higher level of listening? While some may find this to be a simple marketing tactic, others (including ourselves) are dying to know what makes the Grado Prestige Series SR80e so much better than the rest. After undergoing a thorough and rugged series of tests, we have an answer. Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

 
The Witcher 3: Performance Analysis
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article, we put the GTX Titan X, R9 295X2, GTX 980, R9 290X, GTX 970, R9 290, GTX 960 and R9 285 through the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We do so at resolutions of 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, and 4K to assess what hardware you need to play this recently released top-title.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC Portable Hard Drive Review
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to choosing a portable hard drive there are quite a lot of options to choose from. When I am looking for a portable hard drive the things I consider is performance, protection, and security. The drive we are taking a look at today has all of these and even a cool way to unlock the drive. The drive I am talking about us the Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC and it offers military spec shock protection, IPX3 standard water resistance, IP5X standard dust resistance, and hardware encryption. On top of that it comes with built in NFC technology that with the included SmartCard will allow you to easily unlock the drive. We will be taking a look at the 1TB (HD-PZN1.0U3B) version today."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Fix Could not find file During Set up Client Restore Service Setup
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 12:01P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While conducting the overview of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, I ran into a few errors while configuring the "Set up Client Restore Service". It seems that no matter what I did, I couldn't get the service to start. Then, a little digging, a quick copy & paste; all was resolved.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

SSD Charts 2015: 56 SSDs - Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 56 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

KitGuru Complete Guide to Buying a Workstation
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 9:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From the advent of affordable internet in the 90s to the explosion of broadband services over the past 5 years, content has been getting better and better. From building designers to game developers, from training companies to broadcasting organisations, everyone is processing larger and larger media files and regularly sharing them with colleagues on the other side of the planet. With so many of us working in/around the digital content creation (DCC) zone, there seems a paucity of intelligent, accessible buying advice for professional systems. Today, we begin the first in a new series at KitGuru, which aims to give you a complete buying guide to workstations – beginning with the options available to you and the differences in the kind of load that each package places on your hardware.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ AWD
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s funny I spend so much time in the office playing with hardware and tech and gaming throughout the year that completely miss out on some of the cool tech that requires me to get outside a little. When we plan out trips I sometimes take that chance to bring things along with me that require a little more time out of the office. Well for the second year in a row my wife and I decided to make the trip down to Florida to visit family. Along the way we spent a few days at the Mid-Season Invitational League of Legends games, snuck off to Disney World, and spent a few days on the beach in Daytona. Well I decided this would be a great time to check out something completely different. As an old school car guy and a tech nut I keep my ear to the ground when I can and I have seen GM pushing their OnStar with 4G LTE. I thought it would be interesting to see just what they have going on the tech side of things. I reached out to GM and they were surprisingly happy to drop of a 2015 Chevy Trax with all of the bells and whistles. We took the Trax down with us giving us a great chance to check out what they have going on.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Case Mod Friday: Refl3ctoR 900D
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have twister7800gtx's “Refl3ctoR 900D” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "After the last Mod I made last year, the 8.0.0.D, a mod built upon the Corsair 800D, this year I decided to create a new project based on the very new Corsair 900D. This work shall be an evolution of the previous project trying to solve some of the limits that had occurred previously with some evolutions and graphic optimizations""
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA III HDD Review
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 7:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How many of you recall the days when even 340MB of storage space was the highest one could find and consumers had lots of brands they could choose a drive from (well at least in most places on the planet) including Seagate, WD, IBM, Quantum and Maxtor? Well since then (over 15 years ago) things have changed a lot so aside the fact that Seagate and WD are the two largest players right now (for example Quantum was bought by Maxtor which in turn was bought by Seagate) storage capacities have skyrocketed up to a crazy 10TB (10TB=10000000MB). Of course technology never stops progressing so we all knew that this day would eventually come although it did arrive earlier than some expected. Unfortunately as we all know in order to own the latest and highest capacity model you need to spend quite a bit especially if you're looking for a durable HDD with the best possible read/write performance. The good news however is that thanks to Seagate people who place capacity and durability before performance now have a HDD they can turn to and its name is the Archive HDD.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Kingston HyperX FURY Pro Gaming
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 7:35P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston has been building their HyperX gaming brand over the past couple of years and have really come out with some great gaming-focused products. Of course we know the HyperX line for great memory and SSDs, but they also have gaming headsets and mousepads. Today we will be taking a look at one of the their latest mousepads in the HyperX FURY Pro. This mousepad has a high-quality fabric pad that’s soft yet resistant and heat-treated for a controlled glide. Kingston actually offers this mousepad in four different sizes, they sent us the Large version (HX-MPFP-L) which has official dimensions of 420mm x 500mm. Let’s get to gaming and see how well we like this mousepad!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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