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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Overclocked Benchmark Results At 4.1GHz
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 12:22P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A recent trip to the local Micro Center location in St. Louis, Missouri showed that all the AMD Ryzen 5 6-core processors were sold out and rightly so as the Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1600 are both exceptional values. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor of the Ryzen 5 series and boasts 6-cores and 12-threads of processing goodness at over 4GHz clock speeds for just $249.99. AMD released the first quad-core processor (Phenom II X4) in January 2009, so many enthusiasts are ready to add more cores to their system here in 2017. No wonder they are sold out locally!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

How to get LAN Sponsors @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a lot of the aspects of hosting a LAN event, you can normally find someone with experience in the area. That isn’t always the case when it comes to getting and keeping event sponsors. Most people fly blind when they start and frankly it leads to emails that if you look back later you would be extremely embarrassing. Even though I have always done well with sponsors, looking back on some of my emails I wish I could go back and just stop myself. Well, I don’t have a time machine, at least not yet, so for now I will settle for stopping some of you before you make mistakes. Hopefully, with a few tips I can help everyone host better events. Better events all over will lead to more events for everyone to go to and we can help keep the LAN tradition alive and well. So hang on I’ve put together a whole bunch of information, I hope it helps.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Alienware 13 Review
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
you want a reasonably small and portable gaming laptop, the Alienware 13 is one of the leading options on the market. With its 13.3-inch display, the footprint of this laptop is smaller than a typical 15-inch laptop, and if you're willing to put up with extra thickness and weight, it's possible to use it as a portable workstation instead of an ultraportable.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Noontec-TerraMaster D2-310: Direct Attached Storage with a kick.
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
D2-310 is a direct attached storage device by Noontec-TerraMaster. Most of the market is moving away from DAS devices to network based devices however, there is still a need for simple and fast solutions to store data locally. D2-310 offers USB 3.1 connectivity and supports RAID redundancy in a two bay shell. Whether you are looking for a device to …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

WASD CODE Keyboard
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CODE keyboard is a collaboration between a keyboard manufacturing company and a famous software developer, making it designed with one thing in mind - lots of typing. Offering rare Cherry MX Green and MX Clear switches, and dip switches to toggle between pre-programmed keyboard layouts, the CODE is built to last and built to code on.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Riotoro CR480 Gaming Case Review
     Thu, Apr 27 2017 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enter the Riotoro CR480, a budget friendly, mid-tower, gaming computer case that can be had for just under $50. How does it stand up against the competition? That’s what Benchmark Reviews will find out.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Phanteks Eclipse P400 Tempered Glass Edition Case Review
     Thu, Apr 27 2017 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is not every day that you find a case that shouldn’t be modified. You can still make changes to the Phanteks Eclipse P400 but for the most part anything you do might actually ruin the overall style.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

 
Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Pulse 4 GB
     Thu, Apr 27 2017 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Pulse is a new graphics card series by Sapphire, which does away with some rarely needed features, in order to achieve better pricing. The Radeon RX 570 Pulse that we review today is only $10 more expensive than the RX 570 base price and still comes with a backplate and an overclock out of the box.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Review
     Thu, Apr 27 2017 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SAPPHIRE is our first time with the refreshed Radeon RX 580, but the RX 580 Nitro+ leaves us with some questions."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

BitFenix Shogun E-ATX Case Review
     Thu, Apr 27 2017 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Shogun is the new top of the line super mid-tower computer case from BitFenix. But what makes it super? The Shogun is roughly the same size as a standard mid-tower case, but it can house an E-ATX motherboard with the included E-ATX bracket. It features BitFenix’s modular Quick Custom Design, curved exterior aluminum panels, three GPU Safe support brackets, a hybrid power supply SSD bracket with RGB LED’s, and dual tempered glass side panels. Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at the BitFenix Shogun with ASUS Aura Sync RGB SSD Chroma modules, so let’s jump into a quick overview on this super mid-tower case.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4-3200C16 32GB Review
     Thu, Apr 27 2017 | 9:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Vengeance LED modules Corsair has some good looking DRAM modules on the market. The customer receives a red illumination, which in combination with the black heatspreader, looks rather compelling. Apart from that the specs are interesting as well and DDR4-3200 should definitely pack some punch.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 Case Review
     Thu, Apr 27 2017 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I have been a fan of Cooler Master's MasterCase series of cases since I first reviewed the MasterCase 5. MasterCase was sort of a reinvention of the CoolerMaster brand, they really went back to basics and built a case that catered to builders and enthusiasts. Since then all of the MasterCase cases were designed with similar elements that made building in them easy and trouble free. Today we have the latest addition to the MasterCase series, the MasterCase Pro 6. With the MasterCase Pro 6 Cooler Master is going for a subtle and sleek look. This look is achieved with the new discreet air vent design, which allows you to "pop-up" the top and front panels to allow for airflow in and out of the case. Being a builders case you have room inside for the latest hardware, plenty of cooling options including 3 included cooling fans, and a modular internal design. Let's see what the MasterCase 6 is all about!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Fujifilm X-T20 & X100F Mirrorless Cameras Revealed
     Thu, Apr 27 2017 | 9:00A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fujifilm X-T20 and the Fujifilm X100F feature Fujifilm’s latest imaging technologies. Let’s check out what’s new with these two new mirrorless cameras!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ThunderX3 TGC20 Series Gaming Chair Review
     Wed, Apr 26 2017 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aimed primarily towards young gamers the great looking yet affordable TGC20 Series Gaming Chair by ThunderX3 may not share the same features as many higher-end models but it's certainly a great upgrade over a regular desk chair.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card Review
     Wed, Apr 26 2017 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor has a long history of creating high-performance AMD graphics cards, and their latest, the PowerColor Red Devil RX 580 promises to deliver faster performance than the 4xx series, better cooling, higher clock speeds, and offers up 8GB of GDDR5 memory. It is equipped with the latest AMD’s 4th generation GCN 4 architecture, which features asynchronous shaders. The PowerColor RX 580 is perfect for those who are gaming with the latest Direct X 12 and Vulcan APIs, and best of all, it’s competitively priced too.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

AOC AGON AG251FZ 240Hz FreeSync Monitor Review
     Wed, Apr 26 2017 | 4:01P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to gaming, speed matters. In other words, most gamers would agree that a faster PC monitor is a better PC monitor. But is there a limit to that seemingly simple principle, a point at which adding speed eventually degenerates into diminishing returns?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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