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MSI GTX 780 Gaming 6 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jul 01 2014 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s new GTX 780 Gaming 6 GB doubles the available video RAM over the reference design, which has just 3 GB. With latest titles requiring 3 GB VRAM minimum for Ultra textures, this 6 GB card could help provide a performance advantage. We will investigate this claim using our brand-new VGA test suite."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

20 of the Worst PC Setups June 2014 @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Jul 01 2014 | 8:59A | 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 June!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Kingston MobileLite G3 Memory Card Reader Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Jun 25 2014 | 9:06A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A compact memory card reader for $10? Let`s see how it steps up in performance."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Kingston HyperX CLOUD Pro Gaming Headset
     Tue, Jun 24 2014 | 9:06A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Where i come from we have a saying and it goes like this"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Humble Bundle: PC and Android 10 Review
     Mon, Jun 23 2014 | 4:40P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Of the base games, both Draw a Stickman: EPIC and Galcon Legends are fun and enjoyable, and therefore worth picking up. The bonus Galcon Fusion game could still use some work on the Android version. Symphony has just failed to impress me and succeeded in frustrating me for about as long as I have owned it, and its presence in this bundle has not changed that."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Jun 23 2014 | 9:06A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you hear the name Kingston you usually think about memory, flash drives, and maybe SSDs. However what you dont think about are Headsets. Designed in Sweden with a companycalled Qpad, we bring you the Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset. Qpad is known all over Europe for high end quality gaming gear and HyperX promotes and supports some of the best players on the planet. With that in mind the Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset has some big expectations to live up too. Lets see how it does!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

News: Computex roundup part one: Devils Canyon DDR4 and psychedelic LEDs
     Sun, Jun 22 2014 | 4:55P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here`s our first heaping helping of coverage from this year`s Computex show: Next-gen Core CPUs power Asus` new Transformers"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force Review @ ocaholic
     Sun, Jun 22 2014 | 4:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most interestinge boards, which is based on Intels latest Z97 chipset - again - comes from Gigabyte and is called Z97X-SOC Force. At a very attractive price point you get no less than four full-size PCI-Express slots as well as a lot of features like Gigabyte OC-Touch buttons and voltage read-out points. It will be very interesting to take a closer looks at this particular model."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Kingston Computex HyperX OC Takeover Girls 2014
     Sun, Jun 22 2014 | 9:06A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year at Computex 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan, Computex held what could be considered one of the greatest invite tickets to any tech event for some time, The Kingston Product Release and HyperX OC Takeover at the Kelti Tower in Taipei. Enjoy!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

News: A first look at AMDs Kaveri APU for notebooks
     Sat, Jun 21 2014 | 4:55P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks ago, we attended an AMD press event in San Francisco, where we benchmarked one of the very first prototype notebooks based on Kaveri. We also got briefed on the upcoming mobile Kaveri lineup."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jun 21 2014 | 4:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z97X-SOC Force is a well designed board, featuring almost anything an enthusiast or professional overclocker would desire in an overclocking motherboard. GIGABYTE improved upon their previous generation design, including additional DIMM slot and overclocking-related controls. One of the more innovative features is the CMOS battery reset button, giving the user the ability to reset the CMOS board memory without removing the physical CMOS battery. The board is lean on extra SATA and USB ports, but has plenty to appeal to the overclocking crowd it is targeted at, as well as gamers and enthusiasts alike."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Review
     Sat, Jun 21 2014 | 10:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s Z97 Gaming 7 is a full-featured motherboard targeted at the computer gamer, as the name suggests, and is built with the features that matter most to the target market. As a high performance motherboard, it is fully capable of maxing out your installed hardware, especially when you take the time to tune it specifically for your combination of parts. As far as overclocking was concerned, my best performing Core i7 4770K is a Prime-stable 4.66GHz chip no mater what. Every once in a blue moon, it chooses to run at 4.7GHz, but for the most part 4.6GHz is where it`s at. The Gaming 7 was easily able to get my chip to that level without much in the way of trouble. Setting up my memory was as simple as applying the XMP profile. Sure the sub timings can be tweaked and tuned to get a bit better performance from the memory, but for the most part you will not see it in benchmarks."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

HIS R7 250X iCooler 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Jun 21 2014 | 9:06A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS is ready with another entry-level card based on the R7 250X GPU and has built an improved cooling system for it in order to keep the temperatures at a decent level in all condit"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Motherboard Review @HiTech Legion
     Fri, Jun 20 2014 | 4:55P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The usability and aesthetics of the board are absolutely wonderful. First, you have the stunning black and yellow color scheme with the low profile, yet nicely designed, XPOWER heatsinks covering the key points of the board."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Genius GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Speaker System Review
     Fri, Jun 20 2014 | 4:40P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GX Gaming, which is the gaming peripheral division of Genius, continues to make a serious push to be more than merely relevant in the industry. They have developed some great gaming mice, keyboards, headsets and speaker systems and they clearly have no plans of slowing down. Benchmark Reviews recently had a chance to take a closer look at one of the latest products to come from Genius, the GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Gaming Speaker System. Considering the long-term success of the Genius brand and from what we?ve seen from GX Gaming so far, it is a safe bet to say that this system, at the very least, will not be a disappointment."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Microsoft Xbox E3 2014 Press Conference Wrap
     Fri, Jun 20 2014 | 10:06A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We watched the Microsoft press conference and after last year`s always-on, Kinect mandatory system and the anger that caused, we anticipated a better one."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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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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