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A Futurelooks News Flash - The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Maxwell Video Card Reviewed
     Fri, Sep 26 2014 | 4:51P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On September 18th, NVIDIA launched the brand new GTX 980 and GTX 970 to PC gaming fans at their GAME24 event. The very next day, GPUS from both ASUS and ZOTAC (and more) hit the shelves. Even system builders like iBUYPOWER were ready with stock on hand to build your latest GTX 900 series system. And now weve got one too and were running NVIDIAs latest GTX 980 through its paces."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Ironside Computers Minion Budget Gaming PC Review
     Fri, Sep 26 2014 | 4:16P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have another budget system in for review, this time from Ironside, and it`s our first AMD-based system. Let`s take a look at the Ironside Minion."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Rosewill Fortress 750 W @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Sep 26 2014 | 11:10A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill`s portfolio includes the Fortress line, a Platinum PSU series for users who look for high efficiency and reliability, but are on a tight budget. We are testing the 750W model today, which features a non-modular cabling design to save on cost and comes with a hefty seven-year warranty. The cherry on top is its silent operation."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 OC Tonga
     Fri, Sep 26 2014 | 8:58A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 OC Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the Tonga in the following Review with a Resolution from 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, the real Power Consumption, loudness, temperature, Overclocking and many more against other Graphic Cards."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Acer XB280HK 28-in 4K G-Sync Monitor Review
     Fri, Sep 26 2014 | 8:34A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer 4K panel looks absolutely stunning when gaming at 3840x2160 and if you read over the GTX 980 / GTX 970 review and learned about NVIDIA`s Dynamic Super Resolution technology, you can see why even lower resolution displays would want to take advantage of 4K rendering. Games like Crysis 3 and Skyrim look awesome with scalable textures and details visible that simply aren`t there in any other configuration. The problem with a 4K resolution is of course the rendering horsepower required to run it - expect to need twice the GPU (either higher end cards or SLI) to really run 4K gaming at similar image quality settings you would with a 2560x1440 screen."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - BitFenix Neos Enclosure and Fury 750G Power Supply Reviewed
     Thu, Sep 25 2014 | 4:51P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most enthusiasts opt for high end and often pretty flashy computer enclosures. But there many users who continue to choose clean, easily manageable enclosures that also happen to be quite affordable. The tough part is finding one that has features you need, and is still attractive, despite the low cost. The BitFenix Neos, which launched just after COMPUTEX 2014, is a refreshing look at the segment, with simplicity and attractive design logic that offers all the features without the feel of cheap."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Intel X99 Motherboards and DDR4 Memory Buyers Guide (Launch Edition)
     Thu, Sep 25 2014 | 4:16P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A handy guide for the Intel X99 platform based on products ready and shipping right now. Check out the selection of motherboards and DDR4 memory options!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
QNAP TS-251 High Performance NAS for SOHO and Home Users Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Sep 25 2014 | 11:10A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new high-performance TS-215 NAS from QNAP is built upon the Intel Celeron J1800 dual-core processor at 2.4GHz and is able to support on-the-fly video transcoding (thanks to Intel Quick Sync Video Technology), while offering very good transfer rates. While the tested unit was equipped with only 1GB of RAM, there is a 4GB version available too, which also supports running virtual machines."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Sapphire Radeon R9 285 2GB Dual-X OC Video Card Review
     Thu, Sep 25 2014 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As if enough hasn`t launched in the past few days, AMD release a new video card, and a confusing one too. We check out the new R9 285 Dual-X from Sapphire."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

COUGAR 700M Mouse and Speed Mouse Pad Review
     Thu, Sep 25 2014 | 8:58A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 700M is quite the mouse if you give yourself time to adjust. Perhaps I`ve just been set in a style of mouse lately, but I did find this one in particular to be *very* difficult to get used to. Nonetheless, I did get used to it and it might be awhile before I decide one of you readers needs a new mouse (hint-hint for a giveaway), but we shall see. The lightness of the overall mouse, even with all weights in, was rather appealing, and it wasn`t a cheap feel as you might expect. Light is generally associated with cheap plastic mice, but this was solid in quality and owes its light eight mainly to the aluminum frame."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

A Quick First Look at the New Corsair Gaming Product Line @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Sep 25 2014 | 8:34A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, Corsair launched Corsair Gaming, a new line of high-end gaming peripherals that replaces the Vengeance naming. The new branding also features a new logo which appears on the first Corsair Gaming products, which are the K70 RGB, K95 RGB, and K65 RGB mechanical keyboards, M65 RGB gaming mouse, and H1500 and H2100 headsets. We have a few of these new Corsair Gaming products which we are going to share quickly along with some early thoughts after using them for just two days."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

MX Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Sep 25 2014 | 4:40A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MX-ES Ultra is a high-performance USB3.0 flash drive MX Technology. This pendrive features a compact enclosure and on the inside we find expensive SLC NAND Flash. On the following pages we`re going to have a close look at the 32GB model in order to tell you what this USB stick can do and what it can`t"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Intel Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3 Server Family Processor Overview
     Wed, Sep 24 2014 | 4:16P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Intel releases its brand new Haswell-EP Xeon 2600 v3 server processors. William tells us what we can expect in terms of features and performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Sep 24 2014 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD launches the Radeon R9 285, based on their brand-new Tonga GPU, which replaces Tahiti, promising to be faster and more power efficient. Sapphire`s board comes with a custom cooler and is overclocked out of the box for some extra performance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Intel Developer Forum 2014 - Core M DDR4 Overclocking and Robots
     Wed, Sep 24 2014 | 8:58A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Steven visited this year`s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco and saw plenty of cool technology. If you couldn`t make the show, get an overview here."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme CPU Performance Review
     Tue, Sep 23 2014 | 4:16P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has upped the ante for LGA2011 systems with the new LGA2011-V3 specification, comprising the new X99 chipset and Haswell-E CPUs. The top-end Core i7-5960X is Intel?s first consumer 8-core CPU and boasts an amazing 20 megabytes of on-chip cache and a new quad-channel DDR4 memory controller. As with the original ?Sandy Bridge Extreme? Core i7-3960X CPU, the new Haswell-E systems will be very expensive. Benchmark Reviews does the work so you can see if they make sense for you."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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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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Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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