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NZXT Source 530 Case Review
     Thu, Dec 12 2013 | 11:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a good amount of positive things to say, I am going to try and focus on the most important topics. Overall, for a chassis to be successful, it needs to have a large video card and CPU cooler support. NZXT hits the mark and even goes a bit further by including a fan mount on the top hard drive cage to provide extra air to the video card, if installed. Being a sub $100 full tower can cause companies to cut corners or remove features, but NZXT once again goes above the norm and includes a decent fan hub in case you want to use the chassis to its fullest. Lastly, with a solid metal frame and an ability to install up to a 360mm radiator on top, this chassis has a lot going for it."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

ASUS A88X-PRO Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Dec 12 2013 | 10:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A88X-PRO is a socket FM2+ motherboard from ASUS, based on the most high-end chipset for this new platform, the A88X. It is targeted to the forthcoming FM2+ Kaveri APUs, but it is also compatible with socket FM2, second-generation APUs from AMD, codenamed Trinity. Let`s see what this motherboard has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

CM Storm Pulse-R Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Dec 12 2013 | 9:36A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Pulse-R are the last born in Cooler Master`s house, belong to the Aluminum series and have an unique design. CMStorm has used high quality materials and has thought of everyone, especially gamers and modders by installing aluminum plates ready to be customized. If you`re curious to see how they are, follow us in this new review"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Retail Radeon R9 290X Frequency Variance Issues Still Present
     Thu, Dec 12 2013 | 9:15A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
My stance on the Hawaii architecture and the new PowerTune technology remains the same even after this new data: AMD needs to define a base clock and a typical clock that users can expect. Otherwise, we will continue to see reports and reporting on the variance that exists between retail units. The quick fix that AMD`s driver team implemented to normalize the fan speed on RPM rather than percentage clearly helped, but it has not addressed the issue in total."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Feenix Nascita 2014 Laser Gaming Mouse Review
     Thu, Dec 12 2013 | 9:12A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A brand new company applies its hand at gaming mice. Stick with us while we bring you the new Nascita from Feenix and see how it goes in our review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SteelSeries H Wireless @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Dec 12 2013 | 5:33A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Almost every big headset manufacture has introduced their own wireless headset at some point over the past few years. SteelSeries did one specifically for console gamers as well. When I asked at the time they told me that a PC specific model was something they were considering. Well here we are on the brink of a new year and SteelSeries recently announced their H Wireless. While at MLG we had the chance to sit down with them and find out more about the H Wireless and then later take one home with us to put to the test. Lets see what its all about and how it performed!"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Dead Rising 3 Video Review (XBOX ONE) @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 4:37P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Kaeyi Dream reviews XBOX One exclusive Dead Rising 3 from Capcom."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

 
Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X OC Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Radeon R9 270X graphics card was released by AMD in October 2013 and quickly became a favorite for gamers wanting a new card at the $200 price point. When the AMD Radeon R9 270X card first came out we reviewed the reference card and a high-end custom card by Sapphire. Today we will be taking a look at the Gigabyte R9 270X OC that is sold under part number GV-R927XOC-2GD and retails right now for $199.99 plus shipping. Not a bad price for a custom designed card that is also factory overclocked and backed by 3-year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Understanding M.2 NGFF SSD Standardization (Or The Lack Of)
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 2:53P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I cant help but reflect on the confusion that still exists concerning the standardization of M.2 SSDs, regardless of how many times we try to explain this in our reports. If you are confused and not an industry professional, dont be embarrassed. Many others are just as confused and also realizing that there really is no standardization with M.2 SSDs. To compound things, there were no PCIe X4 M.2 SSDs on display at the AIS, and with good reason, according to the SandForce Marketing Team. While everyone at the show might have expected LSI to build and show a PCIe x4 M.2, it looks like they are initially focused on the larger majority of PCIe x2 M.2 systems out now. The standard PCIe x4 HHHL board they did show certainly proved the SF3700 can hit the PCIe bus 1800 MB/s limit."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming Review
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 11:28A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we benchmark, test and review the GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming edition from MSI. This all customized graphics card has been mounted with MSI`s popular TwinFrozr IV cooler armed two fans. It remains to be quiet and keeps temperatures under the 70 Degrees C marker as well. Next to that MSI factory overclocked this product for you towards a very nice 1020 MHz on the GPU core, that means it can boost towards 1085 MHz on all of the unlocked 2880 Shader processors available."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

LG G2 Smartphone Review - The New Speed King
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 11:01A | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LG`s G2 is one of the best Android-powered smartphones on the market with some seriously impressive specs. Check out our full review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ADATA UE700 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 10:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The UE700 64GB by ADATA is a 3.0 USB thumb drive. ADATA`s UE700 is 2.5 inches long and only 0.3 inches thin. It comes in a sleek black shell that uses a slider to protect the USB port. There is a blue LED on the side of the drive with textured rings radiating away from it. There is a strap hole on the back end and it comes with a leather-like 3 inch strap for carrying and attaching it to key chains or purses or anything. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Civilization V 3-Years Later Review
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 9:36A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have over 230 hours in Civilization V, as I stated earlier, and not a minute of that do I consider lost. The game keeps pulling me back in, and the reason is because of its well designed and balanced micromanagement potential. I like selecting the buildings to be built and finding the best spots to settle cities. I relish hunting for new islands and continents to explore, and every match I start offers something new. I know that is why I like the game and recommend it to others. If that is the kind of gameplay you enjoy as well, then I can certainly recommend it to you."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

ADATA HE720 500GB Slim External Hard Drive Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 9:15A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the slimmest external drive currently available, the ADATA HE720 takes portability and convenience to a whole new level while making no sacrifices in terms of performance. Looking from the outside, the 8.5mm thick ADATA HE720 is wrapped in a stylish, stainless steel shell that embodies a classic high quality look. On the performance side, USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface allows the drive`s full speeds to be utilized without interface bottlenecks, and powers the drive with a single connection."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Cooler Master CM Storm Reaper Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 9:12A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Storm Reaper from Cooler Master sports an unique design by integrating a machined back which is removable and is equipped with an Avago 9500 laser sensor. The friendly user i"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 2400 Kit
     Wed, Dec 11 2013 | 5:33A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 2400 8 GB CL10 DDR3 2400 Memory arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will see as good they are on Windows 7 64 Bit and the Asus Maximus VI Extreme Mainboard. You can see 3.000 MHz (1,775V) with 14-16-16-40 (2T) and more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

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