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Phanteks Enthoo Pro Review
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 11:43A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first thing that comes to mind that always bugs me in chassis is the manual. Phantek created one of the best manuals I`ve used to date; so take note people, this is how you write one. Step one: list everything that can come apart and how to do it. Step two: explain in detail how to do those things. It`s not hard and while the consumer world is turning more toward e-manuals, I`m not against that, but just make sure it`s easy to access and the information you aren`t providing right away isn`t essential to assembling the chassis. I have broke my fair share of chassis door and panels trying to remove things that aren`t supposed to come off simply because I didn`t know any better."

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 512GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 10:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It?s been awhile since we?ve had an ADATA product on our bench and today we?ll be looking at the ADATA Premiere Pro SP920 512GB SSD that is powered by the Marvell 88SS9189 controller that we?ve seen on a few drives now and know to be very effective. The performance numbers depend heavily on the drive capacity but the 512GB version we received is rated for 560MB/s reads and 500MB/s writes with IOPS numbers reaching 98K/88K for reads/writes. Read on to see how it performs!"

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Preview @ ocaholic
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 9:07A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock`s gaming motherboards are meanwhile well known for coming with a really decent feature mix and apart from that also the price should be on a really reasonable level. At a first glance it looks like ASRock sticks with this receipe offering for instance a SATA Express port as well as an M.2 Slot. Other than that this board looks really nice and we`re rather curious what else ASRock has to offer with this motherboard."

News: A first look at AMDs Mullins mobile APU
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 9:05A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple weeks ago, AMD flew us down to its Austin, Texas campus for a first look at Mullins and Beema, two low-power APUs aimed at the next wave of Windows tablets and low-cost laptops. Today, we`re able to share what we learned from that expeditionas well as benchmarks from the first Mullins tablet."

MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (Intel LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 8:17A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fresh on the market in just the past few days is Intel`s Z97, and I get to take my first look at MSI`s new Z97 GAMING 5, built from the ground up for gamers looking for great features at a great price. Featuring a new esthetic design as well as a host of new features."

Bitfenix Ronin case review @Bjorn3d.com
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 8:14A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently tested two smaller cases from Bitfenix, the mini-ITX-case Phenom and the m-ATX/mini-ITX Prodigy M-case, and found them very good. Today though we are looking at a more normal case, the Bitfenix Ronin which is a regular midi-tower with space for up to ATX-motherboards. The expectations we have for a good mid-tower are pretty high in 2014. We want a case that can handle the most high-end components regardless of length or height, we want good cooling, lots of room to hide the cables as well as space for lots of drives. both SSDs and regular 3.5-drives. Can the Bitfenix Ronin live up to those expectations? "

MSI Primo 81 Tablet Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 7:14A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI Primo 81 is a 7.85-inch tablet with an Allwinner A31s processor (four Cortex-A7 cores, 1 GHz, PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU),1024x768 IPS touchscreen, 1 GiB of RAM and 16 GiB of storage space. It has a 2 MP main camera and a VGA (640x480) front camera for video chat, and the operating system is the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).Let`s test it and see if it is a good buy."

Intel 530 180GB Two-Drive SSD RAID Report
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 5:25A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at how well Intel`s most popular capacity mainstream SSD stacks up against the competition in RAID 0. Read on now and find out!"

iStarUSA 5K25TU Hot Swap 5.25-inch Bay Enclosure Review
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 1:47A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the hybrid slim optical and 2.5-inch solution from iStarUSA. Read on as Tyler gives us the full details on this handy storage product."

Sapphire R7 250X Vapor-X Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, May 08 2014 | 5:27P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire R7 250X Vapor-X Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com A couple of months ago AMD reasonably quietly launched the R7 250X, a part which unsurprisingly sits between their 250 and 260. We have looked at those products previously so today we take a quick look at the R7 250X in the form of Sapphires R7-250X Vapor-X model."

Thermaltake Urban SD1 Micro SFF Chassis Review
     Thu, May 08 2014 | 3:54P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Urban Series gets a small addition. Thermaltake has sent over the Urban SD1 Micro-Chassis so that we can see an SFF chassis done right."

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SATA III 2.5 SSD Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, May 08 2014 | 11:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Vertex 460, another OCZ SSD which is priced a little bit lower than the previously reviewed Vector 150, features the same Toshiba 19nm Toggle-mode NAND, along with the lower-clocked"

ASUS Z97-DELUXE Motherboard Performance Review
     Thu, May 08 2014 | 10:18A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are happy to report that things have changed significantly with new Z97 ASRock boards. Not only do all but one contain a native M.2 Gen 2 x2 connector, but more importantly, the Extreme 6 contains what ASRock terms as an ?Ultra M.2? built on a PCIe Gen 3.0 4 lane base. This provides for up to a whopping 32GB/s transfer speed from a single M.2 SSD. Is that future proofing things or what?"

Linksys PLEK500 500Mbps Powerline Homeplug AV2 Kit
     Thu, May 08 2014 | 9:05A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s no secret that if you require the best possible internet"

ASRock Z97 Extreme6 Preview @ ocaholic
     Thu, May 08 2014 | 8:14A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Extreme 6, ASRock usually has a well equipped motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with a plethora of features. In case of the Z97 version the manufacturer seems to make no exception and especially the variety of connectors for storage media is interesting. With this motherboard ASRock introduces an Ultra M.2 slots that offers no less than 32 Gigabit of bandwidth."

Mionix NAOS & AVIOR 7000 @ techPowerUp
     Thu, May 08 2014 | 7:14A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mionix`s newest version of the NAOS and AVIOR designs get put to the test. Both feature the newest IR-LED sensor from Avago, the ADNS-3310. We take them for a spin to see how they perform in comparison to their previous versions!"

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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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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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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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