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Cougar 200M gaming mouse review
     Sun, Apr 12 2015 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the quest to develop a gaming mouse that is that much better than the last, peripheral makers the world over often add features that many would consider unnecessary. Sure, customisable lighting is nice and an advanced, gaming grade laser sensor with adjustable weights and palm rests are great, but what if you don’t want to pay for all that? What if all you want is a reasonably sensitive, durable gaming rodent to improve your laptop’s input? What if you want a gaming peripheral, without the gamer price tag? That is the sort of customer that Cougar is looking for with its 200M gaming mouse. It has an optical sensor, features high-end OMRON switches and a modest sensitivity of 2,000 DPI. Is it worth its equally humble price tag? Let us see if we can find out.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Crucial BX100 1TB Solid State Drive Review
     Sat, Apr 11 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Not that long ago we took a look at Crucial’s MX200 solid state drive, which is set to be their high-performance drive for 2015. They also sent us over their new BX100 solid state drive. This drive is their cost-effective solution that is aggressively priced and Crucial hopes it will get solid state drives in the hands of more people. How aggressively priced is it? Well the 1TB drive that we are taking a look at today is selling at my favorite online retailer for $374.99, which makes it only $0.37 per GB. The BX100 is powered by the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller and features Micron 16nm synchronous MLC NAND. The 1TB version features sequential read and write speeds of 535 MB/s and 450 MB/s respectively. Let’s take a closer look…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

XMG A505 Gaming Laptop Review
     Sat, Apr 11 2015 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Recently XMG refreshed their midrange gaming laptop range with the introduction of the A505. Featuring an ultra fast SSD, i7 CPU and NVIDIAs latest GTX 960M, we test it in our XMG A505 Review."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 16GB memory kit.
     Sat, Apr 11 2015 | 9:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's $1000 Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 Orange kit is the fastest currently on the market and it's meant exclusively for Gigabyte's X99 SOC Champion motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Intel Core i3 vs. Core i5 vs. Core i7
     Sat, Apr 11 2015 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those building an Intel machine these days have loads of options, with desktop CPU prices ranging from as little as $60 to well over $600. The Core i3 is intended as an entry-level option, the Core i5 is geared for mainstream usage, and the mighty Core i7 is meant for high-end systems and enthusiasts. Many will wonder which one is right for them. Do they need a Core i7 or will the Core i5 be just as fast for their needs? Should they spend less on a Core i3 and allocate the savings elsewhere, or is the Core i5 worth a premium?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While Biostar may not be the first company that springs to mind when we ask you to name a motherboard vendor, the Taiwanese board maker does have a long history of providing well-priced Intel- and AMD-based components. We take a look at Biostar’s competitively-priced Z97 flagship – the Hi-Fi Z97WE.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

How To Integrate Cloud Storage Services With Microsoft Office 2013 Rev. 2.0.
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 4:00P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To avoid another antitrust case (remember Internet Explorer?), Microsoft Office 2013 comes with the ability to integrate with third-party cloud storage providers. However, they are not making it easy. The integration option isn't even mentioned in the Help service. It's certainly not found in the Microsoft Support website. In fact, it lies buried in a Word document download in the Microsoft Download Center. No shit. That's like keeping candy in the garage and expecting your kids to figure out where to find them. Okay, maybe that's the idea...
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
Seasonic X-Series 1050W Power Supply
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the new X-Series 1050W power supply from Seasonic, a refresh on the older model which was hot news back in 2012. This new model is a pure modular design with 80 Plus Gold Certification and has received a handful of upgrades for 2014.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Corsair Graphite 380T Review
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
No doubt you are beginning to lose track of all the cases that Corsair has in its range but honestly, the Graphite 380T is easy to remember. You see it is Mini-ITX and it has a handle on the top, and the sample we have here is yellow and black in colour, rather like a wasp or hornet only with fewer wings. As it happens I was expecting either a black case with red lighting or a black and white model with white lighting, so you have avoided a weak joke about zebras by the narrowest of margins.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Corsair Voyager Air 2 1TB Wireless Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the modern computer user a smartphone or tablet is a vital accessory: sure the desktop PC is great for a lot of things the notebook, tablet and smartphone aren’t, but some times you just need to get away from the desk. Yet one of the main issues with mobile computing form factors is that they lack the storage capacity of the desktop form factor- most consumer tablets and smartphones will sport less than 64GB which is hardly a mind blowing amount of storage. How do you get around that? Well cloud storage is one option but generally speaking you will always be fairly limited by your ability to upload to it, even if download is fairly snappy. A better option is network attached storage (NAS) but even that can be fairly cumbersome and still isn’t portable, unless you’re fairly technical and are capable of setting up your own internet gateways for access outside your home. When you’ve exhausted those options the new Corsair Voyager Air 2 offers a smart alternative. The Voyager Air 2 is, quite obviously, Corsair’s second iteration of the Voyager Air product line. The new variant comes with some improvements over the past generation such as improved software, a redesigned enclosure and DLNA compatibility for improved media accessiblity. It also loses a few things, around 20% of the price and a Gigabit ethernet port. That aside the raw concept is still the same: a battery powered 2.5 inch hard drive enclosure that you connect to directly with WiFi. This connection is made fairly simply as the Voyager Air 2 is capable of broadcasting its own WiFi network and SSID and can accept multiple client connections and numerous simultaneous streams. Indeed it all sounds very exciting so let’s take a look at what the product has to offer in this review.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Gigabyte, Asus and MSI X99 Boards
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s latest revision to its High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform is upon us and that means one thing is for sure – new processors and motherboards. Bringing the HEDT platform to the feature-rich realms of 2014, new motherboards based around the LGA 2011-v3 socket will use an X99 chipset that possesses many of the goodies found on the mainstream 9-series core logic, as well as more.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

CyberPower Syber Vapor PC Gaming Console Review
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Had things gone to plan, Steam Machines would be a shipping product by now. However, Valve threw a wrench into the works when it decided that more time was needed to tweak its custom Linux-based Steam OS and fine tune the platform's accompanying Steam Controller. That decision left several partnering OEMs and boutique system builders in limbo, as they had already put in the necessary R&D to develop living room boxes that would serve as official Steam Machines.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 GAMING Video Card Review
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE has delivered one of the fastest factory overclocked GeForce GTX 960 cards on the market, the GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 GAMING. This video card holds great value at $209, pricing it against the MSI R9 285 GAMING video card. We will also compare each video cards max overclock, and compare a R9 280X to find the best value.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Kingston HS4 Memory Card Reader Review
     Fri, Apr 10 2015 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston announced just last week the release of their 4th generation HS4 All-In-One Media Reader and the expansion of their CompactFlash Ultimate 600x family by adding a larger 64GB capacity card to the lineup. These two parts are all about giving photographers and videographers capture content on a high-end lifetime warrantied memory card and then quickly and painlessly back up and transfer all of that digital data through the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. Read on to see how they perform!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review
     Thu, Apr 09 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is no doubt that the Solid State sector is booming this year, especially in the budget arena. Today we look at the latest budget oriented drive from OCZ - named the 'ARC 100'. This drive is focused on delivering a high 'bang for the buck', priced at $0.50 per GB. OCZ are releasing the ARC 100 in three different flavours - a 120GB, 240GB and 480GB model.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 “Ivy Bridge-EP” Processor Review
     Thu, Apr 09 2015 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to x86 processors of pure unadulterated power Intel’s high-end Xeon platforms are the only way to go. Intel’s “EP” (Efficient Performance) SKUs are often some of the most impressive processors that come to market sitting between the high-end consumer and small business segments. Over the years we’ve seen the EP series processors grow in core count as Intel’s CPU architectures have become more efficient in terms of power consumption, thermal specifications and their general design. For example, Westmere-EP had up to 6 cores, Sandy Bridge-EP had up to 8 cores and this current Ivy Bridge-EP series has up to 12 cores. Today we are reviewing the flagship processor of the Ivy Bridge-EP series, the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 processor. Thanks to Intel’s generosity we have the opportunity to test a pair of these monstrous CPUs. On paper these are the most powerful CPUs available on the market within that top-end consumer bracket: these CPUs will work with all consumer hardware such as “normal” graphics cards, unbuffered non-ECC RAM, consumer operating systems like Windows 7 and so on. Yet with 12 cores, 24 threads and a 130W TDP its a heck of a lot of performance for any consumer so Intel’s main target is working professionals, small and medium size businesses and anyone who needs a serious amount of x86 computing power. However, the term reasonable cannot be used for the pricing as Intel expects consumers or businesses using these Xeon chips to pay a pretty penny – $2618 to be exact. That said you get what you pay for: with 12 cores and 24 threads in an efficient 130W package Intel’s Xeon E5-2697 v2 is unmatched by any other current generation hardware. Of course Intel’s Haswell-EP is just around the corner and with that we should expect the core limit to be increased again to a staggering 16 cores (if rumours are to be believed) within similar thermal envelopes, we will also see the jump to DDR4 memory made so Ivy Bridge-EP will be the last DDR3 EP platform from Intel.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

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