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TYAN S7053GM2NR (Intel C602) Server Motherboard Review
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 9:30A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today William takes a close look at TYAN`s S7053GM2NR server motherboard that is based on Intel`s C602 chipset. Let`s see what he thinks of it."

OCC 2013 Products of the Year
     Mon, Feb 24 2014 | 8:31A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This years winner is MSI`s Dragon themed Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard. MSI put together a solid product that will appeal to gamers and enthusiasts alike, all at a very reasonable MSRP of $189. While having great looks with a black and red color theme, this motherboard is built to meet or exceed the MIL-STD-810G standards, which is reflected in the parts used such as Super Ferrite Chokes that run at up to 35 C lower temperatures, have a 30% higher current handling capacity, and a 20% improvement in power efficiency; Tantalum filled Hi-C Caps that are up to 93% efficient; and Dark Capacitors that feature Lower ESR and a ten-year lifespan all tied into a PCB with improved temperature and humidity protections. The experience with MSI`s Click BIOS was painless and the abundance of fine-tuning settings allowed for great overclocking results of 4.7GHz on the CPU and 2600MHz on the RAM."

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 3:03P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest breed of smartwatches have a lot of integrated stuff and run on Android OS; the TrueSmart from Omate comes with hardware GPS, can receive and make phone calls, browse the"

Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 Micro-ATX Chassis Review - Smallest ARC Yet
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 12:31P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The smallest chassis in the ARC series is revised by Fractal Designs. Let`s have a look at the ARC Mini R2. Follow as Chad gives us the details."

Disgusting Things Found Inside Computers @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 9:48A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some people do not realize that you need to regularly clean out your PC. Many people just buy a computer and never open it up to clean it. After a couple of years the inside of a computer can look rather disgusting and things can begin living inside your computer! Dont believe me? Check out these photos of some of the most disgusting things found inside of computers!"

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Theron Infrared Gaming Mouse Review
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 9:30A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my honest opinion I just can`t find anything special about this mouse that really brings it home for the cost. No it`s not super expensive, but where is the bonus? Even the really cheap end mice have forward and back buttons with the ability to create a macro on a random extra button. Most come with software (good and bad) that can change DPI settings, and polling rate just the same. Many of them can even change color and for a much lesser price. I just don`t see the bonus in this mouse that makes me jump up to buy it. If you already have a mouse with forward and back buttons, and the ability to change sensitivity, hold on to your pennies; this isn`t the upgrade you`re waiting for."

Battle of the 16GB SODIMM: Crucial 1333MHz vs. Ballistix 1866MHz (How Fast is Fast Enough?) - BCCHardware
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 9:07A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I`m looking at some SODIMM kits from Crucial and putting their mainstream DDR3-1333 kit up against their Ballistix-flavored DDR3-1866. In theory, we obviously expect the faster kit to perform better, but there are a few things we should consider. While faster memory sounds nice, not all systems can take advantage of the faster speed. Many laptops and some small systems similar to the Intel NUC, can`t take advantage of faster memory. This is low-voltage DDR3L and operates at 1.35v instead of the traditional 1.5v and that too, can play a part into system compatibility."

NZXT Phantom 530 Full Tower Case Review @HiTech Legion
     Sun, Feb 23 2014 | 8:31A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Phantom 530, NZXT has taken the distinctive Phantom styling and raised it to a new level with incredible refinement. The Phantom 530 is not just another pretty face, though, because under its flawless finish, the 530 is a full-tower that offers incredible versatility and cooling options. The Phantom 530 comes equipped with 200mm intake and 140mm exhaust fans with many more optional locations."

Thecus N2310 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Review @HiTech Legion
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 4:20P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thecus N2310 NAS device is a great addition to any home network. With the Thecus N2310 you get a level of business class features, but at a consumer friendly price. The N2310 supports two hard drives up to 4TB in size, with configurations for JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1. The simplicity of automatic setup through the Thecus Intelligent NAS utility, also means that you don`t have to be a tech genius to set it up. The N2310 features active cooling to ensure your installed drives stay cool, and for connectivity you have a USB 2.0, USB 3.0 port, and Gigabit LAN. The USB ports can be used to back up external hard drives, cameras, or even burn copies of your data from the NAS to DVD. In addition, the Thecus N2310 NAS device comes loaded with Thecus OS 6 so that you can run applications on it for media streaming, photo galleries, BitTorrent, and mobile control."

OCZ Vector 150 120GB SSD Review @HiTech Legion
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 2:51P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vector 150 120GB SSD shares most of its traits with the original Vector, including the vaunted Barefoot 3 controller capable of managing blistering performance. The biggest change in the OCZ Vector 150 SSD line comes in its NAND flash, which has been changed out to 19nm Toshiba MLC. While the change does not have a huge performance impact, it does have a great impact on endurance and longevity pushing endurance to 50GB of host writes per day for 5-years./"

Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 12:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design`s latest mATX chassis brings the Arc Mini series up to par with the Midi line by offering an R2 variant. It includes a few nice updates, but does come with a price tag to match. Is the Arc Mini R2 fly enough to get away with it?"

Crucial M500 960GB SSD - BCCHardware
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 9:48A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve been reviewing products long enough that I`m not easy to impress anymore. That being said, there is little to be disappointed with when it comes to the Crucial M500 960GB SSD. It lives up to and exceeds the performance claims and even though the larger block size may make reading and writing smaller files a bit slower than some of the competition, it still delivers excellent performance across the board."

The GTX 750 Ti Review; Maxwell Arrives @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 9:30A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GTX 750 Ti not only represents a move to better compete"

ASUS GTX 750 OC 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 9:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today NVIDIA also launched the GeForce GTX 750, which is similar to the GTX 750 Ti, just with fewer shaders and lower clocks. The ASUS GTX 750 OC is overclocked out of the box to provide some extra performance, while still being power efficient, cool and quiet."

NVIDIA Tegra K1 - Kepler meets ARM Project Denver Surfaces
     Sat, Feb 22 2014 | 8:31A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a Kepler GPU in Tegra K1 you get all the benefits of Kepler automatically. A feature like hardware tessellation doesnt surprise PC gamers but for mobile users and developers the feature is new and it is unique to NVIDIA. Tessellation allows you to dynamically generate geometry based on a level of detail variable usually set by screen position. This can be a savings of nearly 50x on triangle generation when compared to OpenGL ES2.0 software tessellation and significant performance improvements will be seen in specific scenarios that take advantage of it. NVIDIA showcased a couple of demos running on the Tegra K1 reference platform including a terrain map and NVIDIAs classic Stone Giant demo both were impressive and running well."

TabZoo Tiger Universal Tablet Sleeve Review @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Feb 21 2014 | 4:20P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most tablet cases out there are rather plain and just perform one function to protect your tablet and that`s fine, but sometimes you want something with a bit more style. Today for review I have the TabZoo Tiger Universal Tablet Sleeve which is something that`s marketed to children. It`s a fun and unique tablet case that looks like a tiger obviously. What makes this sleeve special is that it`s also a stand for your tablet, but it`s a special and fun stand as when you open the sleeve you`ll find teeth. It`s hard to describe, you have to see it to understand it, so read on to learn about a tablet sleeve that kids will just love.. "

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