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Intel Core i7 4960X Review
     Tue, Sep 03 2013 | 2:04A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking on the Core i7 4960X was bit of a disappointment after pushing to over 4.7GHz on the Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge Extreme with a core clock of only 4.44GHz possible on this chip fully Prime 95 stable. At 4.44GHz I had to push 1.42v through it to gain stability. A push to 4500MHz needed another boost in vcore that really was too high for daily use on Intel`s 22nm architecture long term. It could be just my sample and is hopefully not the norm or average for the 4960X."

News: Intels Core i7-4960X processor reviewed
     Tue, Sep 03 2013 | 2:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NSA intercepted our review of the Core i7-4960X before we even had it completed. Let`s listen in and see what they made of it."

PNY storEDGE 64GB Flash Card Review Sits Flush in Macs with 90MB/s Speeds
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 6:52P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having published our report on why the 2013 MBA just may be the best ultra in the world earlier today, we couldnt resist following up with this report on the new PNY storEDGE 64GB SD Card, a card designed to fit flush in newer model MacBooks. The card is available in capacities of 64 and 128GB and looking at the way it sits in a MBA, we just had to wonder why this hasnt been thought of sooner."

Simple Secure Erase and MPCIe Added To Asus Maximus VI Motherboard Family
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 6:49P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although its really no surprise that ASUS has included a MPCIe/802.11ac Combo with their latest Maximus VI offerings, the fact that this M.2 adapter is only limited to a single PCIe lane is a bit disheartening. Not that it really matters to the typical consumer, as they probably wont be able to get their hands on a compatible card for a few motherboard revisions at least, but limiting it to a single lane means 5Mbps throughput, or 500MB/s transfer speeds which is less than we are seeing in todays SATA 3 SSDs."

ASRock Z87 OC Formula Review @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 6:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z87 OC Formula is ASRock`s new high-end motherboard regarding overclocking. Additionally there is a beefed up audio solution with a decent headphone amp, which makes this board more appealing to gamers too. There is even the possibility to integrate the chipset into a watercooling loop, which is certainly great for modding. Overall, it looks like ASRock is trying to kill several birds with one stone. Are they going to succeed?"

Is Apples 2013 MacBook Air the Absolute Best and Untouchable by Ultra Standards Today?
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 6:46P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not so long ago, I was the leader of the pack when it came to speaking against the Mac crowd. I couldnt have spoken enough about such things as Mac pricing, Apples proprietary nature when it came to upgrading with their return and replace for an arm or a leg SSD upgrade, or even how OSX just wasnt an easy OS to learn. Lets face it; the Mac was a very expensive and niche product, well out of the reach of the typical consumer. And then something changedApple followed a new path with the Mac family, the most obvious changes reflected in pricing and the fact that they have created a product competitive enough to lure PC lovers to the dark side. To add to this seemingly Mac daze that I found myself in, each and every MBA contains BootCamp software, along with easy to follow directions that allow the user to install a copy of Windows right there beside OSX. The anti-Mac stance for the PC Guy just changed a bit."

Mirrors Edge - 4 Years Later Review
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 5:43P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mirror`s Edge is a somewhat unusual game. Officially it is an action adventure game, but the action is running and parkour, not taking cover and making headshots, like many other games of that genre. This uniqueness makes recommending it a little more complicated than most other games. The experience itself is different to the point of being refreshing, in a sense, but without escaping intense gameplay. However it is also different enough that I am not sure if everyone interested in action adventure games will enjoy it. The game is still of high quality, though with some flaws, so play it if you have it, but if you do not own it yet, you may want to ask yourself how much a new experience is worth to you. With the Humble Origin Bundle going on now, you can pay that much and enjoy a fun game."

Steiger Dynamics LEET HTPC Chassis Review
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people do not consider changing their computer monitor stand when it comes time to upgrading their system. This is understandable, as the device which supports your monitor is truly a behind the scenes system component. But depending on your setup, having the ability to pull your monitor closer to you, or float the display entirely off the desk is quite a useful feature. Wacom touchscreen owners have long realized the benefits of a flexible arm for precise ergonomic use of their touchscreen display. With the advent of Windows 8 and the trend towards touch enabled screens, having a flexible monitor arm suddenly becomes an important component in a desktop computer system."

Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Review @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 2:41P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Obsidian Series 350D, Corsair has an mATX case in its portfolio, which should features a well thought interior as well as a decent exterior. Other than that also the price should be on a reasonable level. Overall this sounds like an interesting combination, which is making us curious."

SteelSeries Siberia v2 - Kingston HyperX Edition Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 2:04P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston has been pushing the HyperX brand and community to new levels with their commitment to esports. What better way to celebrate 10 years of the HyperX branding than pairing up with SteelSeries to create a limited edition Siberia V2 gaming headset in the HyperX colours. Coming in with impressive specifications and features, the Siberia V2 is an established favourite amongst gamers, let`s see if the HyperX iteration can continue that legacy."

Creative Tactic3D Rage Headset
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 1:57P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Creative Tactic3D Rage Wireless Headset arrived Technic3D. Rage against the machine. Fully customize the lighting and every audio aspect of your headset. It conforms to your every audio need to win your games? We will check this and more in the following Review."

Avexir Core Series 3100 MHz 2x 4 GB DDR3 @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 1:33P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve got AVEXIR`s latest high-performance Core Series 3100 MHz C12 DIMMs in for testing, and they definitely show what Avexir is capable of. Not for everyone, this blazingly fast kit will probably also make your wallet crumble to dust."

Win an ADATA XPG V2 Series DDR3-2400 8GB Memory Kit! @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 12:50P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our friends over at ADATA have hooked us up with one of their latest memory kits the XPG V2 Series DDR3-2400 8GB Memory Kit! This memory kit is just awesome, in our testing we were able to get it all the way up to DDR3-2800 speeds. Not only that the gold heatspreaders make them look just awesome in your system! To enter this contest is very simple, we will be running this contest on Facebook so here is what you need to do to enter..."

Total War Rome 2 Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 10:49A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Total War Rome 2 Review @ HardwareHeaven.com While there is nothing revolutionary here, how could we not enjoy this game we certainly loved it...and we HATE it. Why? Well..."

Racing like a pro: five affordable PC racing wheels tested
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Playing a racing game on your desktop PC is so much more fun when you use an actual steering wheel. Anyone who's played a racing game with a keyboard or gamepad and then an actual steering wheel with gas and brake pedals, can testify to this. Hardware.Info tested five relatively affordable mid-range racing wheels that are currently available, including products from Logitech, Speed-Link, SteelSeries and Thrustmaster.

     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has released the amazingly compact GTX 670 DirectCU MINI to cater to the small form factor market. It isn't narrowly focused though since we found it to be a surprisingly capable graphics card.

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