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G-Technology G-Drive SSD Slim USB-C Review
     Fri, Jan 13 2017 | 8:36A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We put G-Technology's first Gen 2 USB 3.1 external drive, the G-Drive SSD Slim USB-C, to the test. Let's see how it does."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

AMD Ryzen – What We Learned At CES 2017
     Fri, Jan 13 2017 | 8:35A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the days leading up to CES2017 we found ourselves most excited to see what AMD would be showing off with Ryzen CPU series. The anticipation for the new processor series for AMD is growing every day thanks to the marketing machine over at AMD continually showing it performing better than an Intel Core i7-6900K processor that costs over $1000. The thought of AMD releasing a processor that can compete with Skylake-E at any level a year ago, would have caused laughter in the room. Now, it looks like AMD has something that appears to come close to those levels of performance in applications like Blender and Handbrake...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

ASRock Z270 Gaming K6 Fatal1ty review
     Fri, Jan 13 2017 | 8:32A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us as we review yet another Kaby Lake ready motherboard. This is the all new ASRock Z270 Gaming K6 Fatal1ty edition with nice black/red looks and an AURA RGB LED system that can be controlled from the EUFI BIOS. ASRock enhanced a thing or two on this motherboard, including an easier to tweak environment, dual M2 slots, enhanced audio and two Gigabit jacks from Intel.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

TweakTown's Best of CES 2017 Awards
     Fri, Jan 13 2017 | 8:32A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CES 2017 was huge this year, with some massive announcements and unveiling from AMD, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and more"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

NVMe SSD
     Fri, Jan 13 2017 | 8:31A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot joins the high-end storage fray with its first NVMe SSD, the Hellfire series. We run the 480GB version of this drive through our testing gauntlet to see whether it can keep up with the rest of the NVMe crowd.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

CES 2017 – Major Companies Dominate the Show
     Fri, Jan 13 2017 | 8:31A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every year about this time in Las Vegas, more than 150,000 people gather at CES, the largest technology trade show in the world. This year's CES 2017 had more than 3,800 exhibiting companies. But this year there is a palatable difference in the exhibitors who are excited about new products. As usual there are start-ups, but there are also more big …
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Corsair Force MP500 480GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The storage arm of Corsair has been pretty quiet over the last few months; the last drive we looked at was the Neutron XTi high-end drive back in July 2016. But they are back with a bang at the sharp end with the Force MP500, the fastest SSD drive they have released to date.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 
ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's take a look at the new ASRock Z270 Extreme4, an LGA1151 motherboard based on the new Intel Z270 chipset. Check it out!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB Review
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 4:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taking the next step to improve their impressive Scimitar MMO mouse, Corsair get ultra-accurate with a new 16,000DPI optical sensor, which is something we are pleased to hear especially since our primary concern in our first outing with the Scimitar RGB was its shaky sensor performance.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Sennheiser GSP 350 Review
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sennheiser are top of their game and are a well renowned brand in regards to audio products. Since our last look at the awesome GAME ZERO headset, they have recently released a trio of headsets for gamers. As the 'mid-range' offerings, the GSP 300/350 are more similar in design, and are priced comparably to the likes of the Creative Sound BlasterX H5/H7, along with a respective feature set.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Review
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Adopting the new Intel Z270 chipset, we have the Maximus IX Hero, which sits at the bottom of the ROG performance stack. Hero features a fresh new design with a monochrome theme. Across this motherboard, we have stunning aesthetics and a bag full of features which include support for up to 4133MHz DDR4, USB 3.1 front panel header and trademark ROG features like 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

BIOSTAR RACING P1 SFF PC Review
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BIOSTAR's RACING P1 SFF PC isn't going to set performance records anytime soon, but it does offer a good amount considering its price."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

GPU Charts 2017 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB SLI @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our GPU charts contain benchmark results of recent graphics cards. We've tested each card with at 1080p, 1440p and 2160p. Apart from that we also show live price tags for all models, temperatures, noise levels and power consumption.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

DinoPC Raptor 2 System Review
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DinoPC has unleashed its latest Raptor gaming PC to coincide with CES in Las Vegas and the launch of Intel 7th Generation CPU technology aka Kaby Lake. The DinoPC Raptor 2 uses Core i7-7700K with dual GTX 1080 graphics cards, all wrapped up in a liquid cooling system that aims to keep the CPU running stably at a solid 5.0GHz – which sounds like an enticing proposition.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

iSAW EXtreme Action Camera Review
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 9:02A | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The iSAW EXtreme Action camera is an impressive gadget - it can handle up to 1080p and 120 fps recording and has support for 802.11n WiFi with a retail price of only £250? It can even be used underwater. Check out our indepth review today with videos of the camera in action.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Preview
     Thu, Jan 12 2017 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Gaming Pro Carbon, MSI has a well equipped mid-range motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with a bunch of interesting features. There are for example two M.2 Gen 3 x4 slots and RGB backlight. Apart from that the Gaming Pro Carbon features a black color scheme with carbon-like looks and on top of that this particular model should feature a rather interesting price.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

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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.
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