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Thermaltake Urban T81
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Urban T81 has a ton of great features and reasons that this chassis is worth every penny. I don't have time to write out each in detail or this would go on forever, so I'm just going to cover the things that make it stand out. First up, having support for nearly every aftermarket CPU cooler is a major advantage. I have time and time again given advice for purchasing a cooler, only to find out that a height limit is an issue. At 185mm and a good amount of surrounding space, there isn't much that will not fit. Going along with the CPU cooler; having space up to 360mm without removing a hard drive cage is insane! I also expect Quad X-Fire or SLI to not be a problem at all, considering the huge amount of airflow generously provided by two 200mm fans in front.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

NZXT S340
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The NZXT S340 is the best budget case to come along in years. It's a true bang-for-the-buck product that has features you'd expect from much more expensive cases. It looks outstanding, has plenty of room to work, excellent cable management, space for 120-280mm radiators, awesome cooling potential and so much more. " ~3dGameMan.com
  FULL STORY @ 3DGAMEMAN

SilverStone Strider Gold 1500W Power Supply Review
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 12:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SilverStone is a well known name among computer hardware enthusiasts. It has a good record of building solid PSUs, some of those good, some of those great. Today it comes to us with 1500 watts of power in an extremely small footprint, sporting 100% fully modular cables, and claiming extremely good efficiency.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Fractal Design Define R5 Review
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Almost exactly four years ago the Swedish company Fractal Design presented with the Define R3 their first midi tower. Now they launched the Define R5 which should be the next step in evolution of their Define series cases. Like the previous model, the new R5 uses sound-absorbing material and a well thought tool-less system. The Define R5 is a case suitable for ATX motherboards and there are quite a interesting features to this case.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

WD My Cloud 3 TB Network HDD Review
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's test the WD My Cloud 3 TB network HDD, which has a Gigabit Ethernet connection, supports internet access, media streaming, and an additional USB 3.0 drive.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

GIGABYTE Force M63 Raptor Gaming Mouse Review
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 9:01A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To win in the game you need to customize your controls for maximum speed and comfort. It is very important to feel in control of your character whether you are playing an FPS game or an RPG. If you think all of the peripherals are equal in performance, comfort or customization; you are wrong. There are numerous types and styles …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Ulefone Be One Octa-Core Smartphone Review
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I'll be reviewing the brand new Ulefone Be One Smartphone that sports an Octa-Core processor in the form of the MediaTek 6592M, 1GB of RAM, 5.5" IPS OGS 720p screen sourced from LG, and also operates on the Android 4.4 KitKat platform. It can do 3G data speeds in North America and can be purchased for $140USD, making it an extremely interesting option in the ever growing Smartphone market.
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

 
ASUS ZenFone 6 Smartphone Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Jan 24 2015 | 8:59A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ZenFone 6 is a new smartphone from ASUS, with a six-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen and Android 4.4 KitKatoperating system. It has an Intel Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz CPU, 2 GiB of RAM, and 16 GiB storage space (in the model we analyzed), a 13 MP main camera, and a 2 MP frontal camera. Let`s take a good look at it."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 4:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since launching its first mechanical gaming keyboard, Cougar has continued releasing PC gaming devices ranging from the ultra affordable to the relatively expensive. On the upper end of things, Cougar's flagship 700K fetches $150, but for folks who can't quite justify the price Cougar has developed the 600K we have in house for review. Along for the ride is Cougar's 600M gaming mouse, which is surprisingly well-equipped for $60.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

ASRock X99 Extreme11
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock X99 Extreme11 is a true storage monster. With 18 built-in SATA ports, Eight of which are capable of SAS 12 Gb/s, the LSI 3008-equipped ASRock X99 Extreme11 is a wet dream for those of us whose heart skips a beat for ultra-fast, high-density storage capability.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Fractal Design Define R5
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Define R5 is the fifth generation of this series, once again with updated features, looks, and functionality to meet the needs of those who want a quiet system and those looking to install a lot of liquid-cooling. It manages to impress in nearly every way with its unique and functional approach and great material mix.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Acer XB270H, a 1920x1080 27-in monitor
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 4:00P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
But today we are looking at the new Acer XB270H, a 1920x1080 27-in monitor with G-Sync support and a 144 Hz refresh rate; a unique combination. In fact, there is no other 27-in 144 Hz 1080p monitor on the market that we are aware of after a quick search of Newegg.com and Amazon.com. But does this monitor offer the same kind of experience as the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q or even the Acer XB280HK 4K G-Sync panels?
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Tt eSport Ventus Review @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 1:17P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Ventus, TteSports has yet another gaming mouse in its portfolio. This one is very compact and therefore most suitable for small hands. Apart from that it features an ambidextrous design, a PixArt ADNS-9500 sensor and a weight system."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CO.UK

Patriot Blaze 120GB Low-Cost SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 1:12P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris takes us on a tour of Patriot`s low capacity Blaze SSD, the 120GB model. Is this low-cost SSD one for you to consider or not? Read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

NVIDIA Multi-Frame Sampled AA Video Card Review
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA's Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) technology is available in the latest GeForce driver release. We look at performance and image quality on the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 and see if this is something gamers can benefit from. Only a handful of games support it right now, if yours is on the list, give it a spin.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 & GTX 980
     Fri, Jan 23 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So in terms of power consumption the GeForce GTX 980 is unbeatable right now but only slightly better than its predecessor. The question is, how many gamers want to pay a price premium to save up to 25% power when gaming compared to the Radeon R9 290X? We suspect not many. Still, the power savings have other advantages such as cooler running GPUs which can lead to better overclocking GPUs. The 600w WindForce cooler found on the G1 Gaming GTX 980 kept the card at 57 degrees under load, which allowed us to achieve a 17% core overclock netting around 10% more performance.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

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