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AMD FX 8320E processor review
     Thu, Jan 08 2015 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us in a review on the budget AMD FX 8320E processor today. Honestly you will not find a cheaper 8-core processor. The very affordable (125 EURO / 139 USD) CPU as offers heaps of value, it will have a base clock of 3200 MHz, and can Turbo towards 4000. And that makes the FX series a tiny multi-threaded beast. You can read our review right here at Guru3D of course.

Corsair Graphite Graphite 380T review
     Thu, Jan 08 2015 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the new Graphite 380T from Corsair, based on the original ideas of Corsair's R&D the designers wanted to put a mini-ITX compatible chassis with awesome looks, functionality and ease of use. As such the Graphite Series has been updated with model 380T we review the yellow mini tower case. Albeit being mini, the 380T houses up to four 3.5in/2.5in drives and a full-length graphics card with ease.

Silverstone Raven RV05 Case Review
     Thu, Jan 08 2015 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now, SilverStone has just released the latest chassis in the Raven series, the RV05. Drawing it’s design straight from the RV01, the Raven RV05 continues a trend started by the NZXT H440 with the removal of all 5.25? drive bays. Without the bays, the RV05 is smaller than many mid-towers while still retaining compatibility for a full range of standard features such as ATX motherboards and power supplies, bays for dual 3.5? drives and 2.5? drives, and even water cooling support.

G.Skill RipJaws 4 16GB 2800MHz
     Thu, Jan 08 2015 | 9:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"G.Skills Ripjaws 4 modules performed well in the comparison testing exceeding the performance of the comparison modules in almost every test at the XMP 2.0 rated speeds and timings. That in and of itself, is a reason to get a set of modules with tighter timings in the speed bin of your choosing. At 2800MHz, the G.Skill modules are at the extreme end of the spectrum if I was looking at DDR3 modules, but in DDR4 modules, it is right in the module of the G.Skill lineup that has X99 certified kits up to 3333MHz as long as your pocket can handle the hit for modules rated that high.”

Intel Core i7 5960X Extreme Edition
     Thu, Jan 08 2015 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It's good to finally have Intel refresh the Extreme line up and take that step up to an eight core processor to do it. There are distributed computing crunchers just salivating at the performance potential that comes along with the added four threads that can be brought to bare in their crunching farms. But alas that's not the only place you are likely to see massive performance gains. When it comes to content creation and video editing, the Core i7 5960X is going to deliver that next level of performance when it is able to fully utilize all of its cores simultaneously. In my testing I found that when utilized, the eight core 5960X is by far the fastest solution when compared to a Core i7 4960X, Intel's Haswell quad core mainstream offerings, and the best that AMD currently has to offer. When it cannot utilize all that core compute power and run in single thread mode it is hampered by the low clock speed, and does not deliver the impact that I see when pushing all eight cores; this is pretty much the expected outcome."

     Thu, Jan 08 2015 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"At $379, the Z97 XPOWER AC is at the top of MSI's Z97 overclocking product stack and rightly deserves its place there. The feature set of this board compares favorably with the ROG offerings from ASUS in terms of functionality and just raw potential. Sure you can get one of MSI's other Overclocking or Gaming series boards, but you lose some of the features this board has to offer to save the coin. For the balls-out overclocker, this board can do it all.”

SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 520W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 4:05P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A completely fanless, 80 PLUS Platinum power supply built by Seasonic for SilverStone? Let`s see if this is the real deal."

Seagate's Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate's Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD shows us what it takes to bring 3.5" form factor hard drives to enterprise class levels of performance and stability, and that's before looking at its beefy 6TB of storage capacity. While it may not attract the SSD crowd, it aims to deliver value for data center, cloud storage and other hyperscale computing applications. We test to see how it fares as a high performance mechanical drive.

Fractal Design Core 3300
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Designed as a low cost solution, the Core 3300 comes with a lot of advantages: a wide body design to allow for great cable management, multiple radiator support, room to install up to seven 140mm case fans (two are included), a vertical hard drive mounting system that supports 2.5/3.5” drives, a front panel textured finish, and much more."

The NZXT Sentry 3
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When your motherboard runs out of headers for all those cool case fans you still need to install, you might want to consider a fan controller. The NZXT Sentry 3 features a 5.4-inch color touchscreen, the largest yet for any single bay fan controller, that allows you to control up to five fan channels each supplying a maximum 15W of power. There's more neat features packed into this $34.99 fan controller, and we'll see how well it fares in our review.

Scorpio case
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Raidmax refreshes its long running Scorpio case series with the Scorpio V, an $80 mid-tower case that features a built-in fan controller, room for a radiator with two 240mm fans, and even integrated blue LED case lighting. We see how well it holds up (and our components) in our review.

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q GSYNC game monitor
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 12:03P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the all new ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q monitor. ASUS outs their second GSYNC compatible monitor, this round they do it with a nice 27-inch WQHD (2560x1440) TN display that can handle a 144 Hz refresh rate and has 1ms response time.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce review
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black with custom WindForce cooling. This factory overclocked product runs silent and is cooled down a notch or two better opposed to Nvidia's reference cooling. The end result, a fantastic looking, performing and nearly in-audible graphics card.

Gigabyte X99-UD4 Review
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the X99-UD4, Gigabyte already has an X99 motherboard ready for launch day and this particular model comes with a reasonable feature mix and very attractive price. It doesn't take long until you see that Gigabyte did not overexaggerate equipping this board with additional chips, which is something that's reflected in the price. Maybe Gigabyte is capable of scoring big with this motherboard, since it looks like the X99-UD4 has the potiential to set the benchmark for entry-level X99 motherboards.

EVGA X99 Classified Review
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X99 Classified is the high-end X99 motherboard from EVGA and therefore it comes with a good looking design as well as a lot of features. Apart from that the X99 is EVGA's overclocking motherboard so you can combine it with EVBot and there are quite a few other interesting options.

Risen 2: Dark Waters 2-Years Later
     Wed, Jan 07 2015 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Now, I am not going to say Risen 2 is a bad game, because it is not quite to that level. It definitely has some bad elements, but just enough good to keep from tipping over. It is a game I fail to recommend with a leaning to recommend against. If you have it you can check it out, but do not be surprised if after an hour or two you decide to uninstall it and move on to something more enjoyable.”

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