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ntel Core i7 5820K Haswell-E (6-core)
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 7:13P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That brings us on to the six-core 5820K and its £300 asking price. Three ton is still a sizable amount of money to drop on a processor, but it does mark a price-point that is reachable for a wider enthusiast audience, as has been proven in many previous CPU generations. Interestingly, its £300 availability puts the Haswell-E 5820K £40 above the price tag of mid-range Haswell’s desktop flagship – the Devil’s Canyon 4790K. We investigate if that 15% cost increase buys the LGA2011-3 5820K a worthwhile performance benefit.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3300MHz DDR4 Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 7:12P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week we looked at the Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 memory kit. That kit of memory offered pretty impressive performance, but it is not the fastest DDR4 memory kit that Corsair has to offer. Corsair has a Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kit clocked at 3300MHz and that is the fastest memory kit that Corsair currently offers. Corsair calls this the World’s fastest production memory kit and that appears to be true. The only memory company that is able to compete at this level would be G.Skill, but we can’t find any 3300MHz or 3333MHz DDR4 memory kits by them available to purchase online. Read on to see how this kit performs and to see how it overclocks. We were able to get it past 3333MHz!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Chieftec Navitas 1250W GPM-1250C Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 7:11P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Navitas 1250W Chieftec has a high end power supply in its portfolio which offers 1250 Watt output power. When looking for an 80Plus certificate we find a platinum sticker on this unit. Since Chieftec doesn't own their own PSU factory, their using an OEM platform from CWT (Channel Well Technology) for this model. As usual we're curious to find out what this 169.90 Euro PSU is capable of.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Cooler Master V1200 Platinum 1200W Modular Power Supply Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 7:11P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Developing a power supply with a wattage as high as 1200W involves a lot of technical expertise; this is why you’ll find the number of OEMs producing power supplies at this wattage level is lower than in the sub 750W market. The market for 1200W power supplies is significantly smaller too with only a handful of desktop PC users needing this much wattage. Furthermore, the build quality and standards of high-wattage power supplies tend to be higher so users in this market segment will upgrade less: especially when 5, 7 and 10 year warranties are becoming the norm. Cooler Master know all of the aforementioned things which is why they teamed up with veteran power supply vendor Seasonic to produce theirPlatinum series V1200 unit. On paper this unit is as good as it gets with 80 Plus Platinum efficiency certification, a semi-passive fan operation mode, high quality Japanese capacitors, a fully modular design and a 7 year warranty. In terms of hardware support Cooler Master offer a staggering 12 PCIe connectors and dual EPS 8 pin connectors allowing you to easily run quad GPU systems or even dual CPU socket based motherboards such as the Haswell-EP Xeon platform from Intel.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Civilization: Beyond Earth Gaming Performance Benchmarked
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 7:11P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Civilization is without a doubt one of the most successful strategy games ever released and chances are you are anticipating the release of Civilization: Beyond Earth this week. Civilization: Beyond Earth reimagines the expansive franchise in a new sci-fi setting where you are part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth. This means you get to explore and colonize an alien planets to create a new civilization in space. We were able to get early access to Civilization: Beyond Earth (Build 1.0.0.574) and figured that we can do a little AMD versus NVIDIA to see who has the best video card performance in this game title. We of course will be running both cards with DirectX 11 and then the AMD cards with the Mantle API. Read on to see who comes out on top!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Crucial DDR4-2133 DRx4 RDIMM Memory Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 7:10P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we are testing Crucial 16GB DDR4-2133 1.2v DRx4 RDIMM server memory in the lab. Let us check out how these memory kits perform at up to 256GB."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

NZXT Kraken G10 Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One word really sums it up for me - WOW! Now really, the glory goes to the X31 - after all, it did all the work. But NZXT hits the ball out of the park with the combination of the X31 and the G10. My GPU temps took a huge dive under the heaviest of loads. And for just an extra $29.99 over the cost of the X31, you have a serious weapon against the heat."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

 
TweakTowns Complete SSD Toolbox Software Roundup
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 12:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris gives us a rundown on all of the current SSD toolboxes available. We look at software from all the big players in this handy article."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

GIGABYTE X99 SOC FORCE Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up today is the GA-X99-SOC Force, the latest and greatest of GIGABYTEs Overclocking Series. Based on Intels X99 Express chipset, its built to support the new Haswell-E CPUs through the LGA2011-3 socket. However its also one of the few to additionally support up to 4-way GPU configurations and has been assembled to GIGABYTEs own Ultra Durable standard, which they claim gives it the greatest chance for stable operation at high speeds."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

VisionTek mSATA mini to USB 3.0 Adapter Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 11:12A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mSATA mini USB 3.0 adapter from VisionTek makes its way through the lab. If you`ve got an mSATA SSD that is just sitting around, take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has just released their GeForce Strix GTX 970 OC, an overclocked, custom-PCB version of the GTX 970. What is special about the STRIX technology is that it will shut off the fans completely during idle, media playback and light gaming, resulting in a completely noiseless experience."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 Wireless Router Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:14A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler gives us a close look at the new Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 wireless router. It costs a bit, but includes loads of features - read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

XTracGear Ripper XXL (2014) Mousing Surface Review @ APH Networks
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:05A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest XTracGear Ripper XXL has a completely redone surface and backing. Will it still be one of the best desk mats available in the market?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

MSI Z97I GAMING AC Motherboard Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the dust settling from the recent Intel X99-E releases, there is a general view there will be no mITX motherboards. When you consider what’s in the Intel X99-E’s spec, it is unlikely to ever be something to cater for the mITX gamers, so what’s the alternative? Well, a few years ago mITX and even mATX motherboards were not aimed at the gaming or modding scene. Since then and with a parallel maturity with small form factor chassis, we are a couple of generations into some decent product lines for both chassis and motherboards in the mid to smaller form factors. With the looming SteamOS and Steam Box releases a mITX is going to be a perfect solution to size and space if you want to tuck a Steam Box away under your 40 inch TV. In January MSI replaced its highly rated Z87I AC Gaming mITX motherboard with the Z97 Chipset version.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W Modular Power Supply Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you think of Antec power supplies Seasonic instantly come to mind as they’ve been the OEM producer of a significant chunk of Antec’s products. However, when it comes to Antec’s extremely high end “High Current Pro” (HCP) platinum series, they actually use Delta Electronics. This is fairly interesting because Delta Electronics haven’t really had a presence in the consumer market for quite some time, instead they’ve focused mainly on the enterprise and server power supply market where the big money is. Whatever deal Antec struck up they’ve done well to get their HCP series made by Delta Electronics, inevitably this means they will hold a significant premium but in return you quite literally get a server-class power supply in a consumer package. Today we are taking a look at Antec’s HCP 850 power supply which is a fully modular and 80 Plus Platinum rated power supply. Right off the bat you might be surprised with just how big Antec’s HCP 850 is but the reason for that is simple: all that performance and quality requires additional components over a standard consumer power supply. If the fact Delta Electronics make Antec’s HCG 850 wasn’t enough to convince you, then the 7 year warranty definitely should. Let’s take a look at Antec’s HCG 850 and see exactly how it fares in our review!
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

LUXA2 GroovyR Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I didn't expect to be impressed by the audio performance of such a compact, lightweight speaker. At 120mm in diameter by 32mm tall, and just 230g (much of which has to be battery), I didn't think it would have what it took to fill a room with accurately reproduced sound. I was wrong. While the bass from the GroovyR is definitely tame, it covers the full range of sounds very well and there is absolutely nothing tinny about what you hear.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

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