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Core i7-5960X CPU Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 2:16P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Last year, Intel released its new high-end desktop platform, the X99, which uses the new LGA2011-v3 socket. The CPUs launched for this platform are codenamed "Haswell-E," and the most high-end CPU lauched for this platform is the Core i7-5960X, which has eight cores (16 threads thanks to the Hyper-Threading technology), 3.0 GHz clock (3.5 GHz maximum clock, through Turbo Boost technology), and the support for quad-channel DDR4 memories. Let's benchmark this beast and see how well it performs."

Enermax DigiFanless 550W Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 2:16P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Enermax has released the new Digital Fanless 550W power supply. As you can already tell by the name, it is passively cooled and fully digital. Apart from that it features an 80Plus Platinum certificate and Enermax is bundling this unit with a sophisticated management software.

Crucial makes some of the most popular SSDs around
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 2:16P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial makes some of the most popular SSDs around, so we were eager to get our hands on its latest creations. The MX200 features a fancy write acceleration scheme that treats unused capacity as a dynamic SLC cache, while the BX100 dives deeper into budget territory with a no-frills package wrapped around a surprisingly potent Silicon Motion controller. Read on for the scoop on how both compare to a broad selection of alternatives.

MSI GT80 Titan SLI Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 12:46P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month MSI used the glitz of CES 2015 to announce their new behemoth gaming notebook - GT80 Titan SLI. This new notebook refuses to take gaming lightly by offering a catalogue of ultra-high-end components such as: Intel core i7 4980HQ, 32GB DDR3, NVIDIA GTX 980M SLI and 4x SSDs in Raid0 to name but a few. GT80 Titan SLI also carries with it a strong lineup of innovative features and MSI are using this new product to showcase the World`s first mechanical keyboard to feature on a notebook. This is an extremely exciting product, so let`s delay no further and begin the review!"

Samsung PSSD T1 Portable 1TB SSD Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
:"A incredibly compact, sleek high performing storage solution for your pocket. Today Tyler tells us all about Samsung's brand new PSSD T1 portable 1TB SSD."

Samsung Portable SSD T1 Review: Blazing Fast External Storage
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 12:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The bulk of high-capacity external storage devices still rely on mechanical drives with spinning platters and other delicate parts. That being the case, Samsung saw an opportunity to capitalize on a market segment that's seen very little action -- external SSDs. To be clear, there are external storage devices that use SSDs, but Samsung's new Portable SSD T1 is more akin to a thumb drive, only wider and typically much faster. Utilizing Samsung's proprietary 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the Portable SSD T1 redlines at up to 450MB/s when reading or writing data sequentially, according to Samsung...

Samsung Portable SSD T1 250GB Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sexy and luxurious are two adjectives you don't often see when one is talking about portable storage drives. Samsung is no stranger to beautiful designs and the South Korean electronics giant has an actual global design team that is tasked with the job of bringing good looking products to market. Someone at Samsung wanted to come out with a tiny yet stylish, external portable SSD that uses the USB 3.0 interface to become the fastest drive on the market. The result of this was the Samsung Portable SSD T1, which is hands down the exciting USB 3.0 external storage drive that we have seen since the adaptation of SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Read on to see how it performs on our test system!

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Should we go to Hell to rescue the Boss of the Saints, or leave the devil his due? I believe it is worth jumping in, but only if you are already a fan of the franchise. If you are (and I admit that I am) you will find a fun experience that still does a lot right, even if it is not doing as much as the other games. If you are not a Saints Row fan, then this may not be a game for you. You will be without context for a lot of what is going on and it really does feel like a standalone DLC. Considering it only costs as much as some season passes (which in some cases offer less content, time-wise) that is a fair description. The graphics are nothing new, the story is weak but entertaining, and the gameplay does what it does well, but does not necessarily have as much content as some would like. Overall, Gat Out of Hell offers a fun experience, but it just might not be for everyone.”

Palit GeForce GTX 960 Super JetStream review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 10:36A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the Palit GeForce GTX 960 Super JetStream, a product that is easily in my top 3 of the best GeForce GTX 960 cards as it performs the fastest, it is the most silent one, and it has just gorgeous looks. The card has 2 GB of graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let`s check it out, shall we?"

Cougar 600K Gaming Keyboard Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 9:29A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cougar has been active on the market for gaming peripherals for several years now and with their new 600K gaming keyboard they have a good looking product in their portfolio. It has been equipped with mechanical switches, multimedia keys and a partial backlight"

Samsung Galaxy A5 Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, the first high-end smartphone in their range with a part-metal body. The handset was a good, yet flawed step forward for the company, failing to live up to its premium price tag from a hardware and battery life standpoint. Rather than completely dropping the Alpha design, Samsung reworked it for a new and much more compelling product for the mid-range market. The A5 is a $400 smartphone inside a $700 body.

Raidmax Hyperion Form Factor MATX/ITX Gaming
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Hyperion form factor case from Raidmax comes in a very simple but stylish cube design, built to house both Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX systems. The Raidmax Hyperion for its small size comes divided into two thermally isolated areas, and is also equipped for watercooling in as many as three different zones within it. With a price of only $70, there is some excellent value here for the budget-conscious consumer who wants something a bit different.”

Palit GTX960 Super JetStream Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia released their new Maxwell cards last month and on launch day we focused on the Asus and Gigabyte GTX960. Today we supplement our initial findings by looking at the new Palit GTX960 Super JetStream. This card is supplied in a highly overclocked state, with a bright red custom cooler. At £179.99 inc vat, is this a card you should be shortlisting for a new system build?

ASUS GTX 980 Matrix 4 GB
     Wed, Feb 25 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS GTX 980 Matrix is the company's flagship GTX 980 designed to break world records using liquid nitrogen. It comes with an innovative memory heating circuit, which protects against dreaded cold bugs causing memory instability. The card also features a dual-BIOS, voltage measurement and control points.

Thecus N4310
     Wed, Feb 25 2015 | 4:02P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thecus has lately paid some additional attention to mainstream NAS servers by offering solid products at very affordable prices. The N4310 falls into this category and provides users with a rich feature set at a highly competitive price.

In Win D-Frame Mini
     Wed, Feb 25 2015 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The In Win D-Frame Mini is a smaller, updated version of the original D-Frame. It actually improves on the compatibility, comes fully assembled, and looks sleeker than the original. Forget looking at the price - the D-Frame Mini is not a sensible buy. Look at it from a design perspective as that is where it really shines.

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