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The Cooler Master Game Xtreme II
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Cooler Master Game Xtreme II is the 2nd generation of the extremely popular Game Xtreme PSU series. The new GXII PSUs have been tweaked and come with a quiet HDB fan & nonstop USB power. The nonstop USB power lead enables power to the USB ports, even when the system is turned off. The 550W model is affordable, 80 Plus certified, has a single +12V rail & comes with a 5 year warranty. I suspect this series of PSUs will be as sought after as the 1st." ~3dGameMan.com

Ivy Bridge-E Overclocking With EVGA And Corsair
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 4:01P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a while since I personally have setup a bench, rolled up my sleeves and built a test system with top-shelf components, a fresh OS install and some overclocking mojo. However, Intel's recent release of Ivy Bridge-E gave us a hankering to do just that. We've been testing a lot of tablets, smartphones and Ultrabooks but there's a satisfaction with building a high performance system from the ground up, that you just don't get from pre-built devices... EVGA recently took the wraps off a new high-end X79 motherboard dubbed the X79 Dark and its black PCB with red accents, as it turned out, matched quite nicely with Corsair's Vengeance Pro series memory and H90 water cooler. But we needed stable clean power too, so we enlisted an EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 power supply to offer up the juice. All told, with an OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs SSD for storage, we ended up with quite a test platform to explore the out limits of clock speed with Intel's Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E six-core processor.

Project Build: Lunchbox v3 Part 2 @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my first article about our project build Lunchbox 3, I covered everything that controls how fast the build is. Today I will be following up with all of the parts that support. That includes the power supply, case, and cooling components. These are all critical parts to your PC, but things like the CPU, motherboard, and video card generally get all of the attention. Today we will find out all about why space was such a concern when picking our previous components. Let’s dig in and see the rest of what Lunchbox 3 will consist of.

V-MODA CrossFade M-100 Noise Isolating Headphones Review
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 1:11P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To get the most out of the CrossFade M-100 Headphones you will be wise to also invest in a headphone amplifier. The sound output from today?s smartphones might be enough to crap out your average best buy $10 headphones, but it just isn?t enough to get a truly satisfactory experience on a higher quality set of headphones let alone the CrossFade M100?s. A lot of attention has quite rightly been given to sound quality and performance with equal attention also given to build quality and style. Don?t get me wrong, the experience is not disappointing by any means, I just need to point out that the dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers inside the CrossFade M-100 Headphones are so much more capable than you may think."

NVIDIA GeForce Experience: ShadowPlay. First Impressions.
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 1:06P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The T760 is the top end product from ARM when it comes to advanced graphics capabilities and performance. It is completely redesigned from the T600 series and is poised to be a leader in performance in its particular market. It includes up to 16 unified shader cores (though that number is up to the licensees discretion) and a host of advanced features that improve both performance and power consumption. The T700 architecture is based on the very power efficient tiling mode rendering, which was spearheaded by Imagination Technologies some 17 years ago. Tiling is very efficient in terms of memory accesses, and therefore more efficient with power when using similar process technologies as compared to an immediate mode renderer."

Apotop DW17 Wi-Reader Pro
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Apotop DW17 Wi-Reader Pro is a personal cloud, wireless reader, wireless router, battery changer, card reader all in one. This is a must have if you're on the go and need a portable and convenient way of sharing data. It's a snap to setup and even comes with an App which enables easy access to the DW17. There's a lot of features packed into this small device!" ~3dGameMan.com

bequiet! Pure Power L8 500W Review
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 12:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I can see why be quiet! has been the bestselling power supply brand in Germany for 5 years running. I can also easily see the L8 series becoming a force to be reckoned with around the world.

ASUS Xonar U7 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 11:21A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Till recently, the only available audio processing via USB from the Xonar camp was the lightweight U3, or the ultra-high end Xonar Essence DACs that require the sale of essential body parts and organs to afford. The Xonar U7 offers 7.1 surround sound, S/PDIF out and a headphone amp for maximum versatility in a lightweight and compact case."

LUXA2 P2 5000mAh Aluminum Portable Battery Review
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 11:08A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LUXA2`s stylish P2 5000mAh Aluminum Portable Battery goes under the review microscope. Is it the most stylish mobile battery yet? Let`s take a look."

OCZ Vector 150 (240GB) SSD Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:41A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past few months some of the major players in the SSD marketplace have been refreshing their product ranges, such as Samsung and their EVO release and Crucial moving into 1TB storage with the M500. Now it is OCZ turn with a refresh of their Vector range."

A Futurelooks News Flash - The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Reviewed
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both 2012 and 2013 have turned out to be great years for NVIDIA. Both from an engineering and a gamer stand point. The Kepler architecture has proven to be the most scalable GPU architecture to date. First, Titan crashed through the Quadro barrier delivering unprecedented CUDA processing for pro desktop users as well as epic frame rates. Next, the GTX 780 answered the call for enthusiasts demanding Titan-like frame rates without the Titan price. It appears NVIDIA has stepped up again with another powerful remix dubbed the GTX 780 Ti. This graphics processor may look like the GTX 780 and Titan, but it`s faster than both and sits right between in pricing. Interesting. *"

GIGABYTE P25W Gaming Laptop Review
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:29A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look GIGABYTE`s newly refreshed P25W gaming notebook. This system features a similar design to the P2542G, but features new hardware."

Celluon Epic Keyboard
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In summary, we certainly recommend the Epic Keyboard as a great alternative to another wireless keyboard, especially if you prefer not to type on the screen you are trying to read or edit word documents on. For phones and tablets, it provides the perfect solution for this, if you can afford the $150 USD price tag that is. Obviously for any gadget tech-head who loves to impress colleagues, family & friends this is hard to pass up – it is a well packaged and polished piece of tech that is welcome along on our next business trip.

AMD Radeon R9 290
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This makes the Radeon R9 290 our new favorite high-end GPU as it offers by far the best price vs. performance ratio of any $300 - $500+ product right now. The great news for Battlefield 4 fans is that the R9 290 was just 6% slower than the R9 290X in this title allowing for playable performance at 2560x1600 using the ultra-quality settings.

Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What happens when you have a large number of products to be reviewed around and you suddenly receive a large box containing two of the most anticipated PC game titles of 2013? Now as expected we usually place all products in a line based on the when we received each one so we can be fair to every manufacturer out there. However we do make some exceptions due to certain events and so since we recently received Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4 naturally we wanted to enjoy them as much as possible and the only possible way to do that was to place priority on certain gaming peripherals which is exactly what we did in the end. Of course combining business with pleasure is not the easiest thing but it`s better than just business so for the past 7 days we`ve been focusing in testing gaming peripherals. So since we all know how important it is for game immersion to have good and clear audio today we will be taking a closer look at the latest 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headset by Logitech the G430."

GameWorks, GameStream and ShadowPlay
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It seems that NVIDIA is set to redefine 'The Way It's Meant to Be Played' once again. This value proposition was backed by some impressive announcements and unveilings last week during 'The Way It's Meant to Be Played' 2013 Montréal Press Event. The two-day event was held in the heart of picturesque Montréal city in Canada."

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