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Intels new Cherry Trail x5 x7 and x3 Atom SoC Lineup Preview
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 11:24A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today at MWC 2015, Intel unveiled its upcoming Cherry Trail x5 and x7 SoC processors as well as full details on the Atom x3. Here`s our preview."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Inateck FD1006C UASP USB 3.0 Docking Station Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 9:29A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you looking for an affordable USB 3.0 docking station with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) support that can be used with both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA storage drives? The Inateck FD1006C docking station costs under $30 and features a UASP-enabled host controller that will allow you transfer data at speeds of over 450MB/s. Those are blazing fast speeds and if you are looking for something fast to access your drives that won?t break the bank, the Inateck FD1006C might be the device you are looking for. Read on to find out how this docking station performs!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

The Best Chassis for Steambox/HTPC Style Gaming Systems
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Steambox is certainly grabbing a lot of headlines throughout 2014, with system integrators (such as CyberPower) creating their own custom Steambox style systems, and chassis manufacturers creating new cases that are suitable for the job. Of course, there is a lot of smoke and mirrors surrounding Steambox, but we’re going to blow away any doubt and get you up to speed on what a Steambox is and how you can do it. First thing is first, Steambox is a PC, nothing less and nothing more. What we’re really looking at here is a clever rebranding by Valve to make HTPC gaming sound cool. Of course, it really is cool and credit goes to Valve for creating something that is appealing to both mainstream console gamers, as much as it is PC gamers. The major difference for Steambox is the introduction of SteamOS, which is still in beta, but once again all that really is a Linux distro designed to launch Steam as the native desktop. This may sound a little complicated for some, but don’t worry as I’ll be revisiting this subject over the next couple of weeks to bring you up to speed on how it all works, how you can build your own, set everything up and more. While much of the fun stuff is certainly contained within the games you’ll be playing, let’s start things off nice and easy and find out about the chassis you’ll be using. There are lots of great PC chassis’ on the market, but I’ve picked up a bunch that I thought would be ideal for the job and today I’m going to put them to the test. I’ll be looking for several key factors from each chassis, their price, form factor, hardware/component compatibility, built quality, acoustic performance and thermal performance.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Lian-Li PC-05S Wall Mountable Mini-ITX Chassis Review
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian-Li is a master of aluminium chassis design. Time and time again they’ve created incredible chassis that are works of art as much as they are practical, high-performance juggernauts. Today is a pretty special day for Lian-Li as it marks the launch of their latest fanciful chassis, the PC-05S, which is rather unique in the sense that it can be used as a horizontal HTPC style chassis, mounted vertically on a special stand for desktop use, or even more special than that, you can mount it on a wall! The chassis modding scene has seen wall mounted chassis already, as there are a lot of people out there who love to show off their rigs and what better way than putting it right up on display where everyone can see it. Of course, this is a pretty specialist product, which isn’t going to appeal to everyone out there, but for those that want to take a break from the standard chassis form factors that sit under your desk, the PC-05S is certainly a breath of fresh air. The PC-O5S is one of four chassis in the wall-mountable range from Lian-Li, of which there will support for different hardware, including water cooling support with the 05S, 06S and 07S models. The chassis I have at my disposal today is the mini-ITX model, which comes with support for a slim optical drive, removable hard drive bays, room for many of the largest graphics cards on the market, an SFX power supply and more.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance of a wide range of hard drives? With 50 hard disk drives for comparison, the guide is fleshing out real nicely. In this performance comparison guide, we will test and compare the performance of all the hard drives we can get our hands on. This is similar to what we are doing in the Intel Core 2 Processor Performance Comparison Guide.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W PSU Review
     Sat, Mar 07 2015 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the latest power supply from Seasonic – just in time for Christmas! Their festive looking ‘Snow Silent’ power supply is fully modular, with 80 Plus Platinum certification. Seasonic have incorporated a new low noise fluid dynamic bearing fan along with a rather eye catching white paint job. They are in stock now at Overclockers UK for £209.95 – but is it worth the money?
  FULL STORY @ MANAGE1

EDGE Boost Pro Micro SSD Review (1TB)
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:42P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Typically, we see a lot of 2.5? 7mm, M.2, and mSATA SSDs for review on our site, but rarely do we see 1.8? SATA SSDs. As a matter of fact, our first and only 1.8? SSD review was the Mushkin Chronos GO Deluxe, that we reviewed back in May 2013. Now, nearly two years later we finally have another with the Edge Boost Pro Micro SSD.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

 
NZXT S340 Mid Tower PC Case Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:42P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As with most computer components, PC cases come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and of course prices. The key is finding the right case at a price that’s right for you. Today I have the pleasure of looking at a new chassis from NZXT that is available from Amazon for $69.99 shipped, the S340. The NZXT S340 is a sleek looking chassis that isn’t going to break the bank.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Inateck FE2006 2.5" USB 3.0 Storage Enclosure Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:42P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you in need of a device to store your 2.5-inch SSD or hard drive? Inateck's FE2006 storage enclosure may be one for you to consider."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASUS Designo MX27AQ WQHD Monitor Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:03P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the new ASUS MX27AQ – a 27 inch WQHD (2560×1440) LCD monitor. This AH-IPS panel delivers a reported 100% sRGB colour space and a 178 degree viewing angle. ASUS focus on the audio side too, with stereo speakers powered by a combination of ICEpower, a Bang & Olufsen technology, a MobileSound 3 chip and ASUS SonicMaster tuning. ASUS have incorporated their AudioWizard into the monitor itself, with four pre set modes available via an on screen menu.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Overview
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:02P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows Storage Server is an exciting development in the storage platform. It can run on nearly any spec'd hardware and allows for simple management of storage appliances across a wide variety of manufacturers. Unlike customized NAS OS from other platforms, you get similar features and functions across an array of manufacturers. It is offered in two flavors, provides simple management, and runs like a champ. Additionally, having familiarity with Windows Server operating systems allows administrators to dive right in.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

Divoom Voombox Outdoor Rugged
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Portable Bluetooth speakers have really taken off in the past few years. They make playing and sharing your music with friends extremely easy. They are small enough to throw in a backpack or laptop bag and can be used with any device that has Bluetooth support. It seems more and more Bluetooth speakers are being taken with us, on camping trips, to the beach, etc. With that a more rugged Bluetooth speaker is needed. Divoom thinks they have that Bluetooth Speaker in their Voombox Outdoor. It is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a more rugged design and a water-resistant case that protects its components from splashing water and dust. Read on as we see what this Bluetooth speaker is all about…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Corsair Graphite Series 780T Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the new Corsair Graphite Series 780T full tower PC case. The aesthetics are fairly impressive with a big design, large see through window, latched doors, magnetic top and front mesh panels and even a fan controller. The 780T is one of x-factor products really, and will get embraced by the PC enthusiast community.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX 960, a new mid-range graphics card that features a level of performance more than sufficient to run all modern games at good quality on Full HD and a remarkably low power consumption. Since then, we've tested six GTX 960 cards: in this review we'll be comparing the ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix 2GB, the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 2GB, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming 2GB, the Inno3D GeForce GTX 960 iChill Ultra 2GB, the MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2GB and the Zotac GeForce GTX 960 AMP! Edition 2GB.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Toshiba 2.5-inch 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 3:59P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba is one of the world’s leading suppliers when it comes to OEM Hard drives, so it’s no surprise that they also want to be part of the Hybrid Drive wave led by WD, with their own OEM drives and range of consumer SSHD drives. Today we’re taking a closer look at the Toshiba 1TB 2.5? Notebook Internal Solid State Hybrid Drive, the MQ01ABD100H. Hybrid drives enter a sweet spot between traditional hard drives with spinning platters and solid state drives with their flash memory. They are giving us the capacity we’re used to from the hard disk but with a boost to the most-used-files on your system to near SSD speeds. Toshiba uses self-learning caching algorithms to determine your usage pattern and optimize file locations. There are several reasons one would pick a hybrid drive, where none of them have to be exclusive. If your laptop or notebook only has room for one drive while you need a lot of storage space, a SSD that size might be out of your price range. The hybrid drive will give us faster boot times as well as faster access to often used files. Compared to traditional hard drives this is a big bonus, but doesn’t cost much more. A lot of people might also feel it will be easier to just deal with one disk over setting up both a SSD for your system and a HDD for the rest.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Deepcool DQ1000 Quanta Semi-Modular Power Supply Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 3:58P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Deepcool recently launched their first consumer line of power supply units called the Quanta Series. In this series Deepcool offer a range of wattages that suit mid-range to high-end builds. All the Quanta power supplies boast 80 Plus Gold efficiency, semi-modular cable arrangements, active PFC and large 140mm cooling fans (with some models having LEDs equipped). For their consumer power supply products Deepcool teamed up with cost-effective power supply vendor Channel Well Technology (CWT) who are best known for their work with Corsair on their CX series PSUs. Today we are reviewing Deepcool’s DQ1000 power supply.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

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