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Satechi Smart Travel Router Review @ TestFreaks
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 2:57P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When someone thinks of a router they think of that rather large box with antennas that connects to your network for internet access, at least I do, but technology lets us make things smaller and smaller. Today for review Ive got the Satechi Smart Travel Router and its small, can easily fit in your hand and since its small you can take it with you, hence the name of course. Its much more than a router though, it also has a USB port in it for charging but more importantly is that its a world power adapter that can be used in more than 150 countries so all of your stuff can get power wherever you are. The router is a router obviously, but its also a repeater, an access point and a client which means it can turn other devices into wireless ones, or enable wireless access for them. So read on to learn more"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 12:05P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So what do you do when youve made an awesome product that people love? Well if youre a car company you would start tweaking and changing until youve created a monster GT performance version, or maybe go the other way and make a pure luxury model. Well it just so happens that Phanteks has created just such a product with their Enthoo Pro. As such, it makes sense that they would have developed a better more luxurious version of the Pro at the same time. Today we will be taking a look at the Enthoo Luxe, Phanteks fancy version of the Pro and the true heir to the throne of the Enthoo Primo."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

MSI Z97I AC (Intel Z97) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 11:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We get a chance to look at another Mini-ITX motherboard. This time it`s an Intel Z97 based offering from MSI called the Z97I AC. Let`s take a look now."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Delidding your Intel Haswell CPU
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 10:47A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being that I have had much experience with naked die cooling from back in the days when AMD still shipped their CPUs without heat spreaders, I was certain that I was up to the task to handle direct die cooling of my Intel 4770K CPU in conjuction with the MSI Die Guard. It did work for a little while. I saw major decreases in running temps, upwards of 10-20C with much better temperature consistency across the cores. Being the tinker I am, I decided to see if I could get better temperatures with different water blocks - thats where the problems began. On my next system boot, one or two of my cores jumped to 100C under load even with the CPU at stock clock settings."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Shuttle Slim-PC DS81 w/ Pentium G3258 @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 10:32A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Shuttle`s DS81 is a Haswell supporting barebone system, optimized to minimize space while still providing good performance. With its VESA mount it can easily be installed on the back of a monitor. Thanks to native 4K output you could even use it as media PC for your new UHD TV."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As some of my friends have pointed out recently i may have been doing SSD reviews for slightly over 5 years now (roughly 6) but although a large number of consumer oriented models have landed in my hands i can`t say the same about enterprise/industrial grade models and so in the following months we will do our best to try and fix that. We already started by testing the SSDnow E50 100GB SSD by Kingston a couple of weeks ago a drive which offered very good read/write speeds with the data safety only an enterprise grade product can offer. However the E50 is not the flagship SSD model in the Kingston SSDnow line and so we decided that it would be in everyone?s best interest to get the top of the line E100 200GB variant (although quite older) and see not only how it does against its smaller brother the E50 but also against every single SSD in our charts."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 8:53A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By using a proven high-quality cooling system and also adding a few bonuses like a custom backplate, HIS is releasing a pre-overclocked R9 290 which trades punches with the Nvidia G"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

 
OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 7:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s ARC 100 240GB combines the Barefoot 3 M10 controller with"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

BitFenix Comrade Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Aug 25 2014 | 2:51A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have also received the brother to the Neos chassis for review. Take a look at the more aesthetically simplistic Comrade case. Let`s see what Chad says."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Home Server Build, Parts 1, 2 and 3
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 11:54P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems that every home will need one, and we shouldn't rely on the fridge doing this for us. Hardwareslave are putting together a home and business server to support our needs and this is the first 3 instalments of the journey.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD.
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 11:54P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston has long been known as a company that caters to budget-minded buyers and that's exactly what their new HyperX Fury SSD does. However, this time performance is also a priority.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Supreme Full Color Illumination Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 11:53P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many attempts have been made in the past from several manufacturers to change the concept behind the keyboard but when you try to change something that has been used by 100% of both PC and MAC users for several decades then the odds are obviously against you. Because of that manufacturers decided to further improve the keyboard instead rather than try and replace it with something else entirely and as you all know the result of that was the introduction of the much sturdier mechanical switches that offered better tactile and audible feedback. However although mechanical switches alone are what professionals around the world look for in a keyboard the same is not the case for gamers who are always on the lookout for something unique to place on their desks. Tesoro may not be one of the old players in the market but they know very well what gamers want and their latest Lobera Supreme Full Color Illumination Mechanical Gaming Keyboard which we have here with us today may actually have what it takes to become one of the best-selling models of 2014.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Counterspy PS VITA Game Review
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 11:53P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Counterspy was one of our most anticipated games on the PS4 and VITA. Can this stealth based spy game wow us as much as the initial demos did?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

BIOS Option Of The Week - Boot To OS/2.
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 11:52P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Older versions of IBM's OS/2 operating system use the BIOS function Int15 [AX=E801] to detect the size of installed system memory. Microsoft Windows, on the other hand, uses the BIOS function Int15 [EAX=0000E820]. However, the Int15 [AX=E801] function was later scrapped as not ACPI-compliant. As a result, OS/2 cannot detect the correct size of system memory if more than 64 MB of memory is installed. Microsoft Windows isn't affected because the BIOS function it uses is ACPI-compliant. This BIOS feature is designed to correct the memory size detection problem for OS/2 systems that have..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Samsung EVO 32GB SDHC UHS I Memory Card Review
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 11:52P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Tyler takes a close look at Samsung's EVO 32GB SDHC UHS I memory card. If performance is not much of a concern, and you need capacity, take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review
     Sun, Aug 24 2014 | 11:52P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be taking a look at the ECS LIVA MINI PC KIT with 32GB of eMMC for storage needs. ECS configured the LIVA Min PC kit with an Intel BayTrail-M SoC (Intel Celeron Processor N2807), 2GB 1333MHz DDR3L memory, 32GB of eMMC and a M.2 form factor combo wireless card that supports 802.11b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 4.0. All the hardware you need to install Windows 8.1 or Linux comes with the kit, so you just need to assemble it and slap on the OS. Read on to see how it goes together and how it performs.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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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.
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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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