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Cougar 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Thu, Jan 15 2015 | 9:01A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cougar is a company that we have known for mainly power supplies and cases. With the popularity of gaming and eSports it seems they want it get it on it and they have started producing gaming peripherals. From the looks of it they are taking it very seriously with some pretty impressive keyboards and mice. Today we will be taking a look at their new flagship gaming keyboard the 700K. This keyboard has a ton of great features some of them include an aluminum chassis, Cherry MX mechanical keys, 6 programmable G-keys, three different profiles and some pretty sweet backlighting. Will this keyboard get you thinking about Cougar when it comes to gaming peripherals? Read on as we find out."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Intel Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” Processor
     Thu, Jan 15 2015 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We have been hearing about Intel’s next-generation Haswell-E processors for some time now and they have finally arrived. For people running older HEDT (high-end desktop) systems it has been quite a while waiting around for an upgrade. The Haswell-E HEDT (high-end desktop) lineup is at hand and it is made up three high end enthusiast processors, the Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K, and Core i7-5820K. Today we are going to be taking a look at the flagship processor of this group or as I call it the big daddy of the bunch, the Core i7-5960X. This extreme edition processor features 8 cores, 16 threads, 20 MB of L3 cache, a 40-lane PCI-Express root complex and DDR4 support. This will be Intel’s first 8-core desktop processor as well as the first consumer platform to support DDR4 memory, so it is a very exciting time for people looking to upgrade to the newest offering. The Core i7-5960X will have a base frequency of 3.0 GHz and a turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz. This processor is not for the faint of heart though; it has an MSRP of $999! ThinkComputers is excited to get this tough guy on the test bench and see what he can do!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Patriot Torch 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 7:48P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
:"Patriot's Torch 240GB SSD costs just $105 at Amazon currently and packs low voltage DDR3 next to a Phison S8 controller and 16nm IMFT flash."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ICY DOCK ICYRaid 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 7:48P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The performance of the ICY DOCK ICYRaid 2-bay USB 3.0 drive enclosure is quite impressive. While the transfer rates while in a RAID 0 configuration were very fast, the rates achieved in RAID 1, Big, or JBOD were not far behind. Connected to your PC for backup purposes, a RAID 1 configuration would be great to allow for redundant backups of your data that could still be read/written at 180MB/s or more.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Case Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 7:47P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Case is a tribute to a product that has no boundaries. This case is made for users as simple as the casual multi-fan only air cooling solutions user, to the AIO (All in One) Liquid cooling solutions guys, all the way up to the ultimate in high grade, high priced custom looped solutions of the very imaginative minds of Pro-Modders around the Globe. This case can satisfy the tastes of everyone for one very simple reason. They did it right the first time and it doesn't need to be re-done to make do or create a way to make a custom water cooling loop work in this case. This case has been engineers alone and not meeting room full of bureaucrats all unilaterally jockeying for their next promotion and not knowing thing one about what they are talking about especially how the Enthusiast and Pro-Modders wants needs or desires. A lot of companies have gotten so big they forgot what they were doing in the first place and spin out a variation of the same product year after year and so on."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

The BenQ W1080ST+ & W1070+ Home Cinema Projector
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 7:47P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, BenQ officially launched their W1080ST+ and W1070+ home cinema projectors, which are targeted at the consumer home theatre market. They use the DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology that supports a full HD resolution of 1920x1080 with 1.07 billion*colours. Basically what everyone would look for these days in a home theatre TV.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ASUS Rampage V Extreme Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 7:47P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Republic of Gamers product line is arguably one of the best product stacks out there for gamers today. Everything ASUS puts into the ROG line-up is among the best they have to offer, today the ASUS Rampage V Extreme is sitting on the Legit Reviews test bench waiting to be fired up! The ASUS Rampage V Extreme is the top dog of the Intel X99 product stack and has a ton going for it. Read on to find out how it performed.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
Tt eSPORTS Captain Dracco Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 4:05P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tt eSPORTS, Thermaltakes gaming brand has really set themselves up as a leader in the gaming space. They make some of the best gaming headsets, keyboards, mice and other gaming accessories. With this they have teamed up and collaborated with pro gamers to create some of their products. Aleksey White-Ra Krupnyk is one such pro gamers and we have already seen the Tt eSPORTS Saphira gaming mouse that he helped create. Now it is time for a headset, the Tt eSPORTS Captain Dracco. The stereo headset features 50 nm drivers, a long bendable microphone, a comfortable around-the-head design and of course Tt eSPORTS styling. Will this be your next gaming headset? Read on as we find out..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ARCTIC P614 BT Bluetooth Headset Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A wireless headset for about $50 at press time? We put the ARCTIC P614 BT through APH Networks' thorough audio tests.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The popularity of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices is rapidly ramping up in both small businesses and homes, fueled by their usefulness and their increasing affordability. This surge in interest has led Western Digital to add a new family of hard disk drives - the WD Red family of NAS hard disk drives, even as Seagate drops production of 5,400 RPM desktop hard disk drives. Today, we are going to take a look at the latest addition to Western Digital's family of Red drives - the WD40EFRX with 4 TB of storage capacity. Here are its key features :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Activate The Samsung Galaxy Gear
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 4:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung intentionally coupled their Gear S smartwatch so tightly with their Galaxy smartphones that they officially require you to use a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to activate the Gear S smartwatch before you can use it. Not just any Android smartphone, or even any Samsung smartphone. It must be a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or phablet. Fortunately, we have a solution, which would allow you to activate the Samsung Galaxy Gear S with any smartphone or phablet you want, even if it's the Apple iPhone. In fact, you can even activate the Gear S smartwatch to use independently of any smartphone. Best of all, the steps are very simple and does not involve the rooting of the Gear S.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ASUS GTX 980 STRIX DC II OC Video Card Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we delve into the ASUS GTX 980 STRIX DC II OC, which features custom cooling, 0dB fans and high overclocking potential. We'll experiment with this Maxwell GPU by overclocking it to the extreme. It will perform head to head against the ASUS ROG R9 290X MATRIX-P in today's most demanding games, including Far Cry 4.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 1:17P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Phanteks Evolv aims to transform what a mATX chassis should be capable of. Catering to the liquid-cooling crowd without compromising on air-cooling capability, the Evolv comes with the great feature set we have come to expect from Phanteks - all while combining quality with an enticing price."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Sentey Crimson Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 12:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Up for review today I have an excellent product, one that I’ve come to love honestly, it’s the Crimson Pro mechanical gaming keyboard from a company called Sentey and it features Cherry MX Black switches. The Crimson Pro has plenty of features that gamers and non gamers can appreciate I’m sure. This keyboard features red LED backlighting behind all of the keys and you can even re-program the keys to do most anything you want and even disable them or program macros to them. The Crimson Pro comes with a carrying case and a bit of gamer swag and it even has built-in USB ports and audio jacks. Read on to learn more… "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

Poweradd Pilot X1 5200mAh Battery Charger Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’ve got a quick review for you today of a small portable battery from Poweradd called the Pilot X1. This battery is 5200mAh in capacity and should provide about two charges for most phones out there today. The Pilot X1 is small and portable, really pocket size and it’s well made and best of all it’s inexpensive coming in at under fifteen dollars. The Pilot X1 has a single USB port on it for charging but it also has a built-in LED light so it would be great for emergency situations or taking it with you on a hike or camping. Read on to learn more… "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

Griffin Survivor Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 Reviewed
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 12:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today on the examining table is the Survivor Samsung Galaxy S5 case by Griffin. It seems these days a lot of companies are make tough and rugged cases. Is it us as a society that is getting more clumsy without technology or is our technology able to take less of a beating than it used it. Food for through, but that is a discussion for another forum. This survivor case is an all-inclusive case that protects all sides of the phone, including a special screen protector for the screen, if you happen to be one of those clumsy people who is looking for extra protection. However if you find that I just insulted you by calling you clumsy and you are not, I would still read on and disregard my comment as this case is even for those of you who are not clumsy, but are looking for extra protection. The survivor case is living up to its name in overall protection for your S5. Take a look below…"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

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