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ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Review Quad X16 SLI/ Crossfire Gfx and 6.1GB/s Speeds
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 7:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock X99 Extreme11 seems to be on par with that of the X99 chip, noting of course that much of the testing conducted here cannot be completed on any other consumer enthusiast level motherboard in the world. Right now, not only is the X99 the only to have 18 SATA ports, but also, it is also the only with 4 included SAS ports along with two M.2 PCIe 3.0 X4 slots."

ADATA Premier Pro SP910 512GB SSD Review
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 7:20P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris spends time telling us all about ADATA`s Premier Pro SP910 SSD in the 512GB capacity. Should this be your next drive? Read on and find out."

Low-cost CPU Duel: Sempron 2650 vs. Celeron J1800 Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 5:52P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both AMD and Intel recently released new families of low cost, low TDP desktop CPUs. AMD launched the AM1 platform with Sempron and Athlon Kabini processors, while Intel released the Bay Trail-D Celeron and Pentium CPUs, recognizable by the use of the letter J on the model naming. Among the lowest-end models of each family are, respectively, the AMD Sempron 2650, and the Intel Celeron J1800. Let`s compare the performance of those CPUs and discover which one is the best buy in the low-end market segment."

Devolo dLAN 500 WiFi Network Kit Review
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 5:23P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all knew that wireless technology would eventually become"

Silverstone Fortress FT05 Case Review
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 4:19P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the Raven and Fortress series appear to be very different, they often use the same interior design. This is certainly the case with the RV05 and the FT05 cases. With this in mind, how can consumers decide which chassis suits their needs? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I will discuss the differences between the RV05 and FT05 and potential reasons to pick one over the other before delivering my final rating of the FT05."

In Win D-Frame Mini @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 3:18P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the best things about case modding is being able to create something unique and show it off online and at LANs. The modding community has been growing even more popular over the past 5 years thanks to events like PDXLAN. Sadly some people just dont have the time or sometimes the skills to be able to be involved in things like that. I have run into that as well, I get the itch to rebuild but I just dont have the time to put together what is in my head. In Win has really stepped up over the past few years with a whole series of cases that fill in that gap. They are unique and well built in a variety of designs. We use their H-Frame Mini for our event router and for the past half a year I have used a 901 for my PC at events. Well In Win recently introduced the D-Frame Mini, just in time for me to start on a new event PC. Some of you have seen it, today I will take a closer look at the pros and cons of the D-Frame Mini."

Fujitsu Quadro-M Series PCIe SSD Preview
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris gives us a full preview of Fujitsu`s Quadro-M Series, a consumer PCIe SSD that is set to come onto the market soon."

Corsair Voyager Air 2 Mobile Wireless Storage 1 TB Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The portable Voyager Air 2 portable drive from Corsair is sporting wireless capabilities and also includes DLNA and Internet pass-through support. Inside it we have one 1TB 5400RPM "

Diamond Boost Radeon R9 270X Review
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 9:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking Diamond`s R9 270X was about as straight forward as it gets. With a lack of voltage control the only means of improving current flow to the core was by increasing the power limit settings. By maxing this setting out at +20%, I was able to boost the core clock speed on the Pitcairn-based core to 1190MHz - a 140MHz boost in clock speed over the default 1050MHz. Having worked with a couple R9 270X cards already, I had a good idea of where the core clock speed would end up, but each and every sample is different. Sometimes you get a (pardon the pun) Diamond in the rough. Memory overclocking also fell into the expected range. Based on the SK Hynix GDDR5 memory ICs used, around 1600MHz is a reasonable clock speed for the memory on this card from Diamond. This card was able deliver a 200MHz increase in the GDDR5 memory speeds over the as delivered 1400MHz. The boost of the memory clock speed to 1600MHz delivers a 6400MHz data rate versus the stock 5600MHz data rate for some help when the memory is your bottleneck. Keeping the card cool is paramount to getting stable clock speeds at higher than the rated capabilities of the hardware. Bumping the fan speed up to 100% helps cool the R9 270X down enough to bring stability at the clock speeds tested."

GALAX GeForce GTX 980 SOC review
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 9:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Join us as we review test and benchmark the GALAX GeForce GTX SOC (Gamer) edition. SOC is short for Super Overclocked, and that certainly is the case. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks nicely as well as we even pass 1500 MHz on the GPU boost frequency."

GeForce GTX 980 PCI-Express Scaling @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 9:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PCI-Express x16 3.0 is well established in the market, and the majority of gamers are using that interface. But what happens if you end up in a slot-bandwidth constrained situation? We are testing NVIDIA`s latest GeForce GTX 980 flagship in 17 games, at four resolutions, including 4K, to assess what performance to expect."

TDK A34 TREK MAX Wireless Weather Resistant Speaker Review
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 7:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Christmas vacations literally just around the corner"

20 of the Worst PC Setups October 2014 @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Nov 07 2014 | 7:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Im sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from October!"

A Futurelooks News Flash - The Plextor M6e 256GB (PX-AG256M6e) PCIe SSD Card Reviewed
     Thu, Nov 06 2014 | 7:20P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to DIY performance upgrades, the two biggest strides have been made in high performance graphics cards, and the mass market adoption of SSDs. While most high performance GPUs still only need a spare PCIe slot, and adequate power, for it to give you a generational boost in performance, SSDs, however, have changed with the recent unveiling of the Intel Z97 and X99 platforms, offering higher performance than before. The new M.2 SSDs, no bigger than a stick of gum, shame even the fastest 2.5 inch SATA units, and unfortunately, dont just plug in to older motherboards. Thats why the Plextor M6e is such an interesting product to those of us, still hanging on to an old skool platform."

Linksys SE4008 Review at HardwareHeaven
     Thu, Nov 06 2014 | 5:52P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently Linksys launched an 8-port switch which is designed to compliment their excellent WRT1900AC router. Today we cover that 8-port gigabit switch in our Linksys SE4008 Review."

D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV 500 Network Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Thu, Nov 06 2014 | 5:23P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I`ll be sharing with you about Powerline networking, which uses the electrical wiring in your house to create a wired network. No longer will you have to run 100-FT (or longer) Ethernet cable down to various parts of your home that don`t have Internet, and if your home has a Wi-Fi dead zone, Powerline networking could be a solution for you. The D-Link DHP-309AV Powerline AV 500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit has everything you need to get up and running. D-Link advertises that all you need to do is simply plug into your electrical sockets, no set up required. We`ll walk you through everything and see how good it really is."

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