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Lian Li PC-10N @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 11:08A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If people left things alone and didnt continue to innovate we would all still be driving around in Model As rather than the car options we have now. Lian Li has impressed me every time I have had a chance to check out their cases, but they havent been sitting on their hands. I recently had their new PC-10N come in. With their new rail design for motherboard installation and with its corners cut off the PC-10N does have a few new features while sticking with the all-aluminum design that Lian Li is known for. Of course I cant leave it at that, I had to dig into the case and see what it is all about."

ASUS Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum Review @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 10:58A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the AMD Radeon R9 280X is roughly speaking nothing else than a renamed Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, AMD`s partners are launching custom designs right from the beginning. ASUS, for example, is offering no less than six cards; two Matrix, two DirectCU II triple slot and two DirectCU II dual slot. Today we`re going to have a look at the most powerful card, the Matrix Platinum."

Call of Duty Ghosts VGA graphics performance benchmark review
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 9:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We benchmark Call of Duty Ghosts. Join us in this preliminary article where close to 20 graphics cards are being tested with the new Battlefield 4. As such we`ll take roughly twenty graphics cards today and have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. The new and popular title is looking great from a graphics point of view."

G.Skill TridentX F3-1600C7D-16GTX Review
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 9:29A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to overclocking the TridentX F3-1600C7D-16GTX modules, I was able to pull close to 300MHz more out of them by increasing the voltage to 1.65v and the timings to 8-9-9-24 for a final speed of 1895MHz. It is seemingly not a massive speed bump, but on a percentage basis it comes out to over 18% for nothing but time and a little testing patience to ensure that the overclock is stable. That is something many of the high speed modules I have tested have been unable to do when you get down to it. As one of the lower speed bins, this kit uses tighter latencies to deliver performance rather than all out speed. If you want higher speed bins, G.Skill is only happy to oblige, offering TridentX modules with speeds up to 3000MHz and capacities up to 32GB to fulfill your memory needs. Equipped with a lifetime warranty to go with the stunning good looks, the G.Skill TridentX F3-1600C7D-16GTX modules can give you the best of both worlds: performance and looks!"

NZXT H230 Silent Mid-Tower
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“If you’re not familiar with the NZXT H series line of cases, the NZXT H230 brings some of the same sound dampening abilities as its two predecessors, only this time it’s in a more affordable package. The new NZXT H230, a Mid Tower Chassis fits right in alongside NZXT’s award winning H2 and H630 silent series of cases. The NZXT H230 comes complete with a tool-free 5.25” latch design, removable HDD cage, seven expansion slots and USB 3.0 connectivity. Let’s see if it brings all of the essentials together for a silent, cool, hassle-free computing experience.”

MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“At first glance, the aesthetics of the MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard are impressive. It reminds us of the Z87A-GD65 Gaming ATX form factor motherboard that MSI already offers today. The question is, “Has MSI managed to pack all those features in a nice little mATX package? Can this board meet the demands of those seeking the performance systems? Let’s dive in and find out.”

Infortrend Deduplication in Action - Creating more NAS storage space
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 9:02A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we explore deduplication on the Infortrend EonNAS Pro 510 NAS, and toss in a little compression testing too."

Toshiba HG5D Series Client 2.5? SSD Review (512GB
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Between TSSDR and Tech X in the last while, we have been fortunate to publish reports on some great Toshiba SSD releases to include their newest Q Pro Retail SSD, an exclusive report on their brand new client HG5d M.2 SSD, along with another on their client mSATA SSD. Today’s report is going to show a bit of our last Toshiba client sample, the Toshiba HG5d 512GB client notebook SSD.

refinement and specialisation of MSI motherboards
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We're seeing an increasing number of affordable gaming motherboards. Gamers tend to spend more on the CPU and GPU, the components that are most important for gaming performance. That's why we and other companies are designing more affordable gaming motherboards, with cheaper chipsets or Micro ATX instead of ATX.”

Creative Sound Blaster EVO Zx Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 8:56A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Creative have been flexing their muscles lately and most of their latest products are featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) and wireless technologies. The next product we are looking at is no exception. The Sound Blaster EVO Zx comes with an impressive list of features and technologies, even more impressive are the sharp looks gracefully mingled together representing the contemporary styling of the Sound Blaster line using metallic reds on black."

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review - Trip to Hawaii for $399
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 6:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This leads us to the issue of pricing and AMD`s maybe overly aggressive stance. The R9 290 will cost $399 at launch, making it clearly the best enthusiast graphics card for gamers. Considering the performance it brings and the cards it competes with, the $399 price tag should be an easy sell. The R9 290 is much faster than the $329 GeForce GTX 770, while also running past the $100 MORE expensive GTX 780 3GB. The GTX TITAN shouldn`t even be in the conversation for gamers."

HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 05 2013 | 4:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X comes with a greatly improved dual fan heatsink, that is just so much better than the AMD reference design cooler. Unfortunately HIS did not choose to overclock their card out of the box, which would have been easy, given the numbers we`ve been seeing during manual overclocking."

Thermaltake Commander F5 Fan Controller Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Nov 05 2013 | 1:11P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Todays product comes from a well-known company ThermalTake. As we all know, ThermalTake offers products from chassis, power supplies, coolers and storage. But what about cooling? Sure they also offer a wide variety of fans but what motherboard has enough headers to connect every fan. ThermalTake has developed a multi fan controller for your custom cooling needs. The Commander F5 fan controller offers five channels at 8w per channel. Read on to see if the Commander F5 holds up to the ThermalTake reputation."

Guru3D Rig of the Month - October 2013
     Tue, Nov 05 2013 | 1:06P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,The Guru3D Rig of the Month October 2013 was made by Matthew Herman. A colorful and very nicely liquid cooled PC that he is proud of shows exactly what Guru3D is all about. The rig has been named the 900D ?Bucket List? Build, by 45 years old Matthew. He is a Director of Visual Merchandising. Have a look at the great build that he created with his rig, the 900D ?Bucket List?."

NVIDIA G-Sync will solve your v-sync woes
     Tue, Nov 05 2013 | 11:45A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA announces G-Sync, a new monitor technology that solves vertical sync tearing"

AOC e1659Fwu USB Monitor Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, Nov 05 2013 | 11:21A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the introduction of USB monitors using DisplayLink technology, adding a portable external monitor such as todays review item is as simple as plugging in a thumb drive. AOCs previous USB based monitor the e1649Fwu used USB 2.0 for the connection, while todays review model the e1659Fwu USB Monitor uses the faster USB 3.0 connection. This connection theoretically will provide higher quality images through the higher bandwidth of the faster USB format."

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