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Building A Gaming PC For Under $400 With SteamOS @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Nov 16 2014 | 10:35A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past few months I?ve been hearing some buzz about the new SteamOS from, you guessed it, Steam. Since both of the current generation console systems are available for ~$400, we wanted to see what type of budget gaming PC we could build for $400 with the SteamOS.  Read on to see how our Steam Box budget build uses and watch us assemble the system."

MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Review
     Sun, Nov 16 2014 | 10:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After seeing what the reference GTX 980 was capable of in our launch review, I was really looking forward to working on the non-reference designs. That wait was worth it considering the clock speeds attained by simply pushing the sliders to the right in MSI`s own Afterburner application. To reach the maximum clock speeds that this card would deliver on air, I set the power limit to the max level and started pushing the clock speeds. It`s really as simple as bumping the speeds and then testing stability with a significant 3D load. I use a combination of looping Unigine`s Heaven 4.0 test with the maximum settings at 1920x1080, then following up with some 3DMark testing. Using this slimmed down approach, I was able to bump the core clock speed turbo boost speed to 1525MHz, or about 75MHz higher than the reference card`s overclock on both the memory and GPU core. Thanks to MSI`s custom build and component selection, we get even higher clock speeds capable if you push the limits, and with cooler temperatures. By overclocking this card, I saw a nice 800+ point boost in 3DMark`s Fire Strike Extreme test."

Corsair Force LX SSD
     Sun, Nov 16 2014 | 10:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Force LX Series SSD 256GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 560 MB/s sequential read and 450 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from ADATA, Intel, OCZ and G.Skill."

SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Review
     Sun, Nov 16 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another blast from the past comes our way in a capacity we`ve never tested. Here`s Chris` full take on SanDisk`s 480GB Ultra II SSD."

ASUS Gladius Review at HardwareHeaven
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 6:35P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently ASUS launched a mouse which is designed to go the extra mile? or many extra clicks in fact. Today we check it out in our ASUS Gladius Review."

MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 3K Gold Edition Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 3:18P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taking on the rather long identifier, GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 3K Gold Edition features a solid lineup of high-quality components. Intel`s new Core i7-4710HQ sits at the heart of the notebook, supported by 16GB DDR3, NVIDIA`s new GTX 970M and 512TGB SATA III SSD in RAID0. This gold-themed notebook has even more to offer so let`s waste no further time and begin our review."

SanDisk ULLtraDIMM DDR3 400GB SSD Enterprise Review
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ULLtraDIMM revolutionizes data storage by placing flash on the memory bus. Let`s take a closer look now at the SanDisk ULLtraDIMM DDR3 400GB SSD."

Sunset Overdrive Xbox One Game Review
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 1:07P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Insomniac Games first foray into the Xbox One world is Sunset Overdrive and many have been wondering if they could pull off a quality game. Wonder no more."

ASUS GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC Video Card Review
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 10:35A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If the GTX 970 version of the STRIX from ASUS wasn`t enough, then maybe the GTX 980 version we`ve got today is what you`re after. Here`s Shawn`s review."

MP4Nation Brainwavz S5 @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 10:07A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MP4Nation Brainwavz S5 - the name of the company`s newest high-end in-ear model priced at just $99.50. The S5s use a single 10mm driver in a very small housing. They also feature a full bundle and even include a set of Comply foam tips."

Cooler Master V750SM PSU
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 10:07A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master V750SM PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (62 A), a 120mm Fan, 8x SATA hard disk connectors and 4x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."

Samsung 850 Pro Full Capacity Roundup - Capacity Independent Speed
     Sat, Nov 15 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By shifting to VNAND technology, Samsung has worked around the potential shrinkage limits of 2D Planar NAND by bypassing those limits entirely. A side effect of this move is that cells are spaced further apart, meaning less cell to cell interference during write operations, ultimately resulting in write speeds significantly faster than 2D NAND is capable of. While competing SSDs see write speeds as low as 150MB/sec at a 128GB capacity point, the smaller per-die capacity and higher performance of Samsung`s VNAND enable ~3x the write performance at that same 128GB capacity, nearly saturating the SATA interface. For the best SATA performance in an SSD, the 850 Pro is my go to recommendation."

Connect Electronics DGZHE A06 Bluetooth Speaker Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Fri, Nov 14 2014 | 7:20P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of those popular gift ideas is undoubtedly going to be the portable Bluetooth speaker. This year we`d been focusing a bit more on Bluetooth speaker systems, and for good reason; they are becoming ever increasingly popular with people who are interested in having a no wires solution. Today`s review of the DGZHE A06 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is made possible because of Hong Kong-based Connect Electronics."

Apotop Wi-Copy Personal Cloud Storage and Wireless Router @ Bigbruin.com
     Fri, Nov 14 2014 | 6:35P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we will be looking at the Apotop Wi-Copy (DW21) which is touted as being a personal cloud storage device and wireless router, perhaps a bit like the Kingston Mobilelite Wireless series we have covered. For those who are not familiar with them, Apotop is a brand of Carry Technology Company Limited that was founded with the mission to develop innovative storage and portable wireless products to enhance productivity of mobile devices."

LUXA2 PL3 10400mAh Leather Power Bank Review
     Fri, Nov 14 2014 | 3:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whenever I`m out enjoying a cup of coffee and my smartphone"

SilverStone Fortress FT05 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Nov 14 2014 | 1:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just like previous generations, the Fortress FT05 adopts a similar internal design as the Raven RV05 but brings a touch of elegance to the table by being styled with minimalism as an integral feature. Inside, SilverStone has included some exciting features such as dual Air Penetrator 180mm fans, a rotated motherboard tray, quick-release side panel latches and much more! Join us as we explore this new computer chassis."

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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.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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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.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
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