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Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Thu, Nov 27 2014 | 1:12P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The more compact sibling to the Core V71 has arrived. With a similar aesthetic, Thermaltake`s Core V51 mid-tower case is loaded in features for its size."

ASUS Maximus VII Impact Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Nov 27 2014 | 10:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Maximus VII Impact is ASUS` latest Intel Z97 motherboard which targets enthusiasts and gamers who require small form factor. This Mini-ITX motherboard is packed with innovative features which can be found on full-sized ROG motherboards. Impact features five exclusively designed vertical `daughterboards` that provide power, sound, fan control, WiFi/SSD, ROG IO buttons - so even though there may not be a lot of space on board itself, these features are still included."

News: Corsairs Neutron Series XT solid-state drive reviewed
     Thu, Nov 27 2014 | 10:35A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair`s new Neutron Series XT pairs a quad-core Phison controller with Toshiba`s latest MLC NAND. We`ve taken the 240GB version for a spin to see if it can hang with the big boys."

G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD World Exclusive Review
     Thu, Nov 27 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.Skill hasn`t released a SSD in a long time, but now they`ve returned, they`ve done it in style. Here`s our exclusive review of the G.Skill Phoenix Blade."

Corsair Obsidian 250D @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Nov 26 2014 | 6:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have reviewed most Obsidian cases in the past - with a few exceptions. One being the the tiny but capable 250D, the smallest chassis in this family of enclosures. This review of the Corsair Obsidian 250D will show whether Corsair managed to shrink its size to the smallest possible denominator without compromising on any of the aspects that make Obsidian enclosures so very appealing."

Roccat Kave XTD Review at HardwareHeaven
     Wed, Nov 26 2014 | 5:18P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at a new PC headset in our Roccat Kave XTD Review. "

News: TRs November 2014 mobile staff picks
     Wed, Nov 26 2014 | 2:43P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quite a lot has changed since we spun off the mobile section of the TR System Guide into our first mobile staff picks. In just five months, we`ve seen the arrival of the Core M, Android 5.0, iOS 8.0, and a fresh batch of Nexus hardware and iDevices. All of this calls for a new edition."

ASUS RAMPAGE V Extreme review @ Bjorn3d.com
     Wed, Nov 26 2014 | 1:45P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
X99 has been around a bit now and the next board to hit our bench is what we have here today and it is no joke as it is the Rampage V Extreme or what many hold as the benchmark for every other board in regards to top performance. This kind of legacy has been earned over years of having boards at the top rung of performance and at the bleeding edge of new features. Now lets hop in and see if the new Rampage V Extreme holds true to its lineage."

Asus Echelon Camo-Edition Headset
     Wed, Nov 26 2014 | 10:41A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus Echelon Headset arrived Technic3D. The Asus ROG Echelon Camo Edition headset evokes the excitement of first person shooters, one of the most popular PC gaming genres. Many of the leading titles in the segment allow players to customize camouflage and textures applied to weapons and outfits, and Echelon Camo Edition pays tribute to this aspect? We will check this and many more in the following Review."

MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard Review: AM3+ Gets Something New for a Change!
     Wed, Nov 26 2014 | 10:35A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have no fear or qualms in recommending this board. Like any technological product, not everything is perfect, but the two issues I had with this board can either be fixed by a firmware update (the memory issue) or by a driver/software update (the front panel audio issue). One I know for a fact has been fixed and that particular firmware will be out in a couple of weeks. The other, I am unsure. I will keep users posted by updating this when I find out more. With that bit of nastiness out of the way, this is a really good board for the price."

G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD Review - PCIe Competition
     Wed, Nov 26 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.Skill`s first PCIe SSD offering certainly came out of the gate running, and was able to unseat the OCZ RevoDrive 350 in virtually every performance metric. Despite this, the use of high latency SandForce controllers really limit the performance of these units at lower queue depths, which is where the consumers they target are likely to spend most of their time. I would really like to see the SBC implementation driving lower latency SATA devices, but as it stands, we have a well built product that turns in superior performance at a price $100 cheaper than its direct competitor`s nearly identical product."

BitFenix Pandora Core Window mATX Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 6:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many case manufacturers have been around for many years, BitFenix is a relatively new contender in the world of computer cases.  In four years, they have gone from a new unknown company, to one that is recognized in the industry and recommended along with the big names in cases.  Today, we are looking at the newest case offered by BitFenix, the Pandora.  Like most cases, there are multiple versions of the Pandora, designed to meet as many needs as possible, while keeping the overall look and feel of the case the same. Read on to find out more about the BitFenix Pandora Core Window."

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 5:18P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Peripherals with multicolor lighting are trending this year thanks in part to Corsair?s RGB keyboards redefining creative possibilities. The hyped showcase at CES 2014 was beset by many months of waiting for the actual release and during that time, other companies have stepped up to the plate with their own similar offerings. Razer answered in time with its Chroma lineup which includes a headset with multicolor illumination unlike the new Corsair Gaming lineup. As such, Razer becomes the second in recent memory to offer a gaming peripheral set consisting of a keyboard, mouse, and headset with multicolor lighting. The first set that could be assembled was from some 2013 SteelSeries products such as their Apex keyboard, Sensei Wireless mouse, and Siberia Elite headset. This review focuses on the Kraken 7.1 Chroma, the headset entry in Razer?s new Chroma lineup as well as a new addition to the Kraken family of headsets. The Kraken 7.1 Chroma features RGB multicolor lighting, virtual surround sound, and a retractable microphone."

News: Finally light bulbs Tesla tech gives LEDs a worthy rival
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 2:43P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since I improbably started blogging occasionally about light bulbs, I`ve been waiting impatiently to get a look at the first product from The Finally Light Bulb Company. This start-up company from Cambridge, Massachusetts has decided to bring a Tesla-era lighting technology into the consumer space. For some reason, they sent me one. Here`s what I think of it."

Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 1:45P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I delivered some OS X 10.10 Yosemite preview benchmarks back in August, here`s my first tests of the official release of Apple OS X 10.10.1 compared to Ubuntu 14.10 Linux. Tests were done of OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.10.1 against Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn when running the benchmarks under both GCC and LLVM Clang compilers."

ASRock Z97 M8 Barebones PC @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 25 2014 | 10:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The award-winning ASRock M8 barebones chassis has received an upgrade recently, sporting Intel`s latest Z97 chipset as well as a larger 600W PSU. Ready to accept nearly any add-in VGA and nearly any LGA1150 CPU, the ASRock Z97 M8 barebones is that system many lust over, and we get our own chance to see why."

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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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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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  2. 101 Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
  3. 104 Killer Tech Tips for Windows XP
  4. 99 Performance Tips for Windows XP
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  6. Annual PC Checkup Checklist
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  10. Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
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  12. Cloning WindowsXP
  13. Converting Videotape Into Video Files
  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
  15. Creating a Weblog / Blog
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  18. Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
  19. Diagnosing Bad Memory
  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
  21. Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
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  23. Ergonomics & Computers
  24. Flashing a Video Card BIOS
  25. Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
  26. Firewalls and Internet Security
  27. Firewall Setup and Configuration
  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
  31. Hard Drive Data Recovery
  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
  34. How to Install: Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
  36. How to Install: AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
  38. How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in WindowsXP/ Vista
  39. How To Make a Budget Desktop Computer on the Cheap
  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
  41. Installing RAID on Desktop PCs
  42. Installing Windows Vista
  43. Installing Windows XP
  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
  65. Slipstreaming WindowsXP with Service Pack 2
  66. Spyware Protection and Removal
  67. Stopping Spam
  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
  73. Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
  75. USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips
  76. VPNs and Internet Connection Security
  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
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  79. Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
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