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MSI Z87 Mpower Motherboard @ Bjorn3D
     Mon, Aug 19 2013 | 7:11A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI was quick to let a flurry of boards hit the market including the new Gaming line but for those enthusiasts who want something to help push the limits theres no better solution form the MSI camp than the Mpower/Xpower series. We have already shows the wild Xpower board now were gonna show you the more tame Mpower model."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

MSI Z87 XPower motherboard review
     Mon, Aug 19 2013 | 6:19A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,For this review we take the MSI X87 XPower series motherboard. With a smile on my face I started inspecting this what seems to be incredible motherboard. Really, it has it all, it has style, the features the extra`s and the tweakability that the modern gamer that craves a need for a high end PC, wants. It has the latest Killer E2205 chip, `AudioBoost` audio with Creative labs SoundBlaster player complemented by 30?g gold plated audio connectors, WIFI, WIDI, maximum multi-GPU options up-to 4-way assisted by a PLX chip and well the list only just started really."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Middle Manager of Justice for Android Review @ HiTech Legion
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 8:20P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Middle Manager of Justice is an isometric simulation game that gives users control of a superhero group. Initially available only for iOS devices, Middle Manager of Justice is now also available for Android. Heroes can be hired, trained and sent out to deal with crime across your district and like any decent middle manager of justice, have to balance the timing and resources to maintain a well-oiled machine. Middle Manager of Justice is available for download from the Goole Play store and NVIDIA Tegra users get exclusive bonus costumes for @Man and Crimebot./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 2x8GB DDR3-1600 RAM @ TechwareLabs.com
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 5:46P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to system performance, RAM is a component that gets far less attention than it should. While it may have less of an impact than the CPU or GPU, RAM can still be a major bottleneck on performance. Today we`re going to be taking a look at the latest kit from Crucial`s Ballistix Sport XT line, a 2x8GB kit rated for DDR3 1600. While not pushing the bleeding edge on performance, this kit should still post some solid performance numbers."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Corsair Carbide Air 540 Case
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 12:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The Air 540 Cube supports E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ATX motherboards and have place for five 120mm Cooling-Fans or five 140mm Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Review
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 10:08A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the end the MSI Z87-G45 was a pretty nice board. Riding in line behind the MSI Z87-GD65, it has a lot of waterfall expectations for itself. I felt that it held up to those expectations rather well, and for the $30 savings from the GD65 to the G45, it`s hard to not argue for it. Out of the box it has a three-year warranty, so there isn`t any humming and hawing at the idea that something might go wrong. If it is three years and a day when it does finally go, I`ll just be impressed that an upgrade hadn`t made its way through yet. The price is right in the ballpark for a quality OCing motherboard that has enough power and cooling to get things done right. It`s not overly glorified with a ton of tacky gold capacitors, but rather just a nice authentic red and black gaming-esque show piece."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Gigabyte GTX 770 WindForce OC 2GB Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 10:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GTX WindForce OC 2GB video card from Gigabyte is another excellent product featuring overclocking from the factory along with the 2-slot 450W cooling system."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

 
Noontec Zoro Wireless Hi-Fi Headphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 9:50A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Noontec Zoro Wireless Hi-Fi Headphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today on our test bench we will be taking a look at a set of Bluetooth wireless headphones from Noontec. Noontec have primarily been developing products for the home entertainment market and have a range of home media players as well as several accessories for the Android mobile platform. Now though they have moved into the personal audio space with a number of new products and today we will be looking at the Zoro Fashion Hi-Fi headphone which is a Bluetooth wireless headset."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

TRENDnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch Review @
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"So I needed another switch for my network, wi-fi is nice but it’s not the best I prefer a wired network especially since I’ve already got the wires running all over the place. I wanted a well made switch so I opted to get one with a metal housing from TRENDnet, specifically the TEG-S50G which is from their GREENnet line meaning it’s supposed to use less power than others on the market and saving money anywhere I can is a good thing. This specific switch is the 3.0R version or it’s the latest one available and it’s a five port gigabit switch that’s very simple to use as it’s really just plug-and-play truly. I have another ‘green’ switch from D-Link and I’ve put that up against the TEG-S50G for comparison, so read on to learn more… "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GTX 780 is for all intents and purposes, a really well executed part. The only moot point is a strong retail price that takes it off the list of many end users budgets. This I suppose is where the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 is meant to come in. For those with GTX 680's, your upgrade cycle (if looking for more performance) is fixed squarely on the GTX 780, which offers significant, quantifiable gains. You are certainly not the target audience of the GTX 770. The GTX 770 will, however, look enticing to those from a few generations past, perhaps those with a GTX 480/580 or AMD Radeon HD 5870/6970 where the performance gains and price may urge many to consider now as a good time to upgrade.
  FULL STORY @ ALTESC

Microsoft Reacts But Did It Get Windows 8.1 Right?
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 9:00A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For Windows users of all kinds, the Windows "Blue" 8.1 update has been long-awaited. Those who've been using the base OS since launch have no doubt been anticipating some of the enhancements that are coming, while many others have been waiting patiently to see if the update manages to right enough wrongs to help persuade them to make the move. Has Microsoft succeeded in either of these cases? That's what we hope to find out. At the moment, Windows 8.1 is available only as a preview, and if you are looking to give it a try, there are a couple of things to be aware of...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 6:19A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far as overclocking goes I was happy with what the Z87 MPOWER MAX had to offer as far as tuning and how well the basic tuning of the board was setup. Once you get past setting up the peripherals, memory timings. and voltage. there are only a few settings needed to run the numbers. I was able to max out my 4770K in a matter of 10 to 15 minutes and was able to run it with a lower applied voltage than used on several of the previous boards I have tested. Overclocking my G.Skill DDR3 2400MHz modules to over 2600MHz was just as easy on this board as on the M6H and Z87-GD65. Adjust the timings and voltage, apply the clock speed, and go is all it took."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

News: Radeon samurai and Linksys bowman cross swords in battle of PC scrap art
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 5:46P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently ran a contest that required participants to fashion something anthropomorphic out of PC parts. Our winner put together some impressively intricate characters, including a Radeon samurai, a Linksys bowman, and a gunslinger made of heatsink and fan parts."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

AsRock Z87 Extreme3 Motherboard
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to motherboards, ASRock is on of the top manufactures. In this review we take a closer look at the new AsRock Z87 Extreme3 Motherboard. It's packed with features and the specifications include PCI Express 3.0 x16, 8 Power Phase Design, ASRock BCLK Overclocking and much much more.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAK

Cougar Spike case review
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cougar made its debut in 2007 and quickly became a recognized name among computer enthusiasts. The German firm primarily focuses on cases, power supplies and fans, and this is the first time we'll be taking a look at one of Cougar's products at DV Hardware. The focus of this review is the Cougar Spike, a mini tower case designed for gaming-oriented Micro-ATX builds. Priced at $39.99, this is a low budget case that promises relatively great expandability in a space-saving design.
  FULL STORY @ DVHARDWARE

Western Digital’s 1TB Velociraptor
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In the past couple years, Intel has said that SSDs will inevitably replace platter based hard drives. Unfortunately, limited quantities of expensive NAND and controllers are one aspect preventing that from happening. The second obstacle is that SSDs just aren’t available in large enough capacities to satisfy consumers. The only way that Intel prediction comes to fruition is if Intel takes the lead by pushing costs down and capacities up. While the SSD industry continues to trudge at a snail’s pace, 1TB and 2TB hard drives remain the popular consumer choice for both amount of storage and performance. Today, we’re looking at two of the fastest from Western Digital: The 1TB Velociraptor and the 2TB Caviar Black."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

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