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     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:52P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Get ready to hit the road with USB-C with USB 3.1 support, dual M.2 PCIe SSD, and DDR4 RAM on Gigabyte's latest mainstream performance motherboard for Intel Skylake CPUs.

Cooler Master V750 Modular Power Supply Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:52P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master is one of most recognisable and well-respected names in the PC component market. Over the years, Cooler Master has created some of the best power supplies, coolers and chassis around, not forgetting their gaming division CM Storm, which has delivered some very impressive headsets, keyboards, mice and much more too! With all that in mind, I am very excited to see another Cooler Master product in the office today, their brand new V750 power supply, which promises premium performance in a tidy and compact form factor.

ASRock Z170 OC Formula Motherboard Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:52P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like most motherboard manufacturers, ASRock has an impressive line-up of new motherboards that support many of the various features of the latest Intel Z170 chipset. ASRock has over 17 Z170 motherboards geared towards different types of users. They sent over their Z170 OC Formula, which as the name implies is designed for overclocking. In fact, one of the worlds top overclockers partnered with ASRock to perfect the Z170 OC Formula, Nick Shih. Read on to see how it performs!

Gigabyte X99-SLI Motherboard Review - Welcoming & Budget Friendly!
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:52P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will have a look at the Gigabyte X99-SLI motherboard and its features, as well as putting it through some benchmarks to see how the board performs. At first glance we were expecting this board perform nicely on air and water, which as you will see for a budget board it performs quite well even overclocked. Gigabyte is well known for its fleets of motherboards in all series to meet the needs of the end users, from your average home user, gamer, overclocker and extreme overclocker. The Gigabyte X99-SLI caters for your average user and gamer, while overclocking rather well for those who want the bit of extra performance.

20 of the Worst PC Setups – September 2015
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:51P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I'm sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from September!"

OCUK Titan Electron Intel Core i3 Mini-ITX gaming
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:51P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although many KitGuru reviews might show off the most powerful and expensive hardware in the world not everyone can afford a £3,000 system, or fit that giant tower case into a small bedroom. That is why today you do not necessarily need a monstrous ATX case, high end motherboard and companion hardware – just to play games at 1080p. Enter the diminutive, competitively priced Overclockers UK Titan Electron we are looking at today. The Titan Electron is an extremely compact system build, comprising a powerful Intel Haswell CPU, capable mid-range GPU with a decent amount of memory and high-speed storage.

Jabra Sport Coach Bluetooth Fitness Earphones Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:51P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Jabra, one of the leaders in Bluetooth audio have released the latest in their Jabra Sport line – the Jabra Sport Coach, a sweat, shock, and weatherproof headset that incorporates a free audio coaching app. In addition it has an integrated TrackFit motion sensor that measure distance, pace, steps, cadence and calories burned. "

Ozone Blast 4HX Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:50P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Blast4HX Ozone has another gaming headset in their portfolio, which comes for quite a lot less than 100 Euro. Equipped with stereo drivers and a flexible microphone as well as eye-catching design, the vendor is trying to win gamers hearts.

AOC G2460PQU/BR Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 1:50P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The manufacturer AOC has always been known for its inexpensive monitors. Years ago they have produced CRT monitors but today they produce high-quality monitors with TFT technology. Today AOC sends the G2460PQU/BR monitor with 144 Hz to the test field and wants to show us that inexpensive does not always mean bad or slow. Whether this monitor can convince us and if it has the latest technology or not, we now show you here on OCinside.de.

NZXT Doko Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT Doko is a gaming device that extends the range of your gaming PC so you can sit back in comfort and play games on your TV. The idea is that your gaming PC is over there, probably near your router, while your TV is some distance away, probably in a different room. You need to connect Doko to your router using Ethernet with the HDMI output used to connect to your TV. Then, when you run a utility called Sender on your PC, Doko is able to mirror your PC display on your TV.

PCSpecialist Optimus V X13 Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
UK system builder PCSpecialist have earned an excellent reputation in recent years by delivering cost effective rigs, using high grade components. Today we look at one of their new mobile systems, the Optimus V X13. This diminutive 13.3 inch laptop is loaded to the gills with high end hardware, including a Core i7 4710MQ processor, 8GB of Kingston Hyper-X memory, Nvidia GTX 860M and a 1TB Seagate Hybrid SSHD drive. It also incorporates a full 1080p panel and a backlit keyboard. The price? A very modest £749.00.

Nvidia officially reveals the Shield tablet
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week, KitGuru was invited to a press event in London, where Nvidia showed off its Shield tablet and controller for the very first time. The Shield tablet has been designed to deliver a console experience through Nvidia’s own technologies such as Shadow Play and Game-Stream.

Asus Maximus VII Ranger
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Z87 saw cost-effective gaming-calibre motherboards take the limelight. All of the big vendors released at least one product that provided gaming-orientated features in a cost-effective package. Asus SKU of choice was the successful Hero – a board which ticked many of the boxes and did so with an efficient price tag. The motherboard market is fierce so Asus welcomes back its Hero for Z97 and adds an even more aggressively priced variant to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) arsenal – the Maximus VII Ranger.

MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium Edition Review
     Sun, Sep 27 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has made a bold move by giving the company’s Z170 XPower motherboard a Titanium theme. What exactly does that mean? Well firstly the motherboard features a unique metallic styling which is sure to turn heads. And then there’s the application of a sixteen phase power delivery system that makes use of Titanium chokes. Titanium typically sees use in high-performance, weight- and temperature-critical applications such as aircraft structures and jet engine components. Can MSI’s Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium Edition live up to the metal’s high-performance nature?

Fractal Design Core 500 Review
     Sun, Sep 27 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Core 500 from Fractal Design appears to be a rather interesting mini-ITX case. Despite the small size it offers plenty of space, which means you can install high-end graphics cards as well as standard ATX power supplies. Therefore this small cube is perfectly suitable for HTPC builds and apart from that you could even create a very small LAN party rig.

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 980 GPU For High-End Gaming Notebooks
     Sun, Sep 27 2015 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA’s power-efficient Maxwell GPU architecture is a perfect fit for the notebook market, as evidenced by the slew of strong products up and down the company’s mobile GPU line-up. But today NVIDIA is taking things is a slightly different direction at the ultra-high-end, and introducing a “new” mobile GPU, that’s not really a mobile part—the GeForce GTX 980. Notice, there’s no “M” on the end of that model number. We're talking about what's essentialy the full desktop GeForce GTX 980, optimized for mobile form factors...

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