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Catalyst On Ubuntu 14.04 Linux Competes Well With Windows 8.1
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 4:05P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After this week having carried out benchmarks showing Intel`s Windows 8.1 OpenGL driver is outperforming their open-source Linux driver but NVIDIA`s driver on Ubuntu Linux is commonly faster than Windows 8.1, the time has come to benchmark several different AMD Radeon graphics cards under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with all available updates and each OS using the latest Catalyst 14.4 driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

News: This is Intels 9 Series chipset
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 2:29P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A new wave of Intel motherboards is upon us. Here`s what you need to know about the 9 Series chipset on which they`re based:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

SilverStone Strider Essential Gold ST70F-ESG 700W Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 12:12P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks takes apart the SilverStone Strider Essential Gold ST70F-ESG 700W and takes an in-depth look inside."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

ASUS Maximus VII Ranger Review @ Vortez
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 11:18A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ranger is ROG`s most aggressive price/performance motherboard in the Intel Z97 lineup. It comes furnished with the ever popular black and red theme and is packed with numerous innovative features. But does such a low price-tag mean there are also plenty of cut-backs? Join us as we explore this exciting new ROG Z97 motherboard."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Watch Dogs PC graphics performance review
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 10:02A | Gossip | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Join us in this preliminary benchmark performance review for Watch Dogs on the PC, where we look at this game from a graphic card point of view, with a handful of graphics cards. We look at DX11 performance and how well these cards perform versus image quality settings. We will also address the game problems with graphics memory."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

News: More light bulbs? Yep more light bulbs
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 9:08A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Internet is a strange and wonderful place. A couple of months ago, I posted a Friday night topic on light bulbs that incited a fair amount of discussion. Not long after that, I kid you not, I started receiving press releases and phone calls from the world`s light-bulb brands, as if it made perfect sense for a website with the tagline PC hardware explored to be writing about LEDs versus CFLs. This is a dangerous development."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - Gaming Headset Shootout SteelSeries Siberia Elite vs Sennheiser G4ME ZERO (Video)
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 8:35A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks does a flagship headset shootout... *Gaming Headset Shootout SteelSeries Siberia Elite vs Sennheiser G4ME ZERO (Video)* When it comes to headsets, we are extremely fortunate to have all the options we have, in all shapes and sizes, to fit all different head types, in all different price points. But when you start rising up in price point, theres less room for forgiveness when it comes to things like comfort, sound quality, and the usefulness of included special features. Thats why we were so anxious to get our hands on two top end headsets from SteelSeries and Sennheiser, just to see, how life is at the top end of the price spectrum, and how these expensive cans compare to one another. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

 
Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1 XS71HDU USB Sound Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 10:05P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With over a decade of experience in computer audio, Diamond is no stranger to PC sound cards and we come into this review with hopes for a positive impression of the Xtreme Sound 7.1 XS71HDU. Since just about every computer has USB ports, a USB sound card, unlike an internal desktop sound card, is useful to laptop owners and all-in-one computer owners or even people who want to share this device across different systems. The XS71HDU is the newest entrant in Diamond?s lineup of Xtreme Sound cards which includes an older USB card also called Xtreme Sound 7.1, but different model name..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Blackfire Clamplight Mini LED Flashlight Review @ TestFreaks
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 4:05P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Blackfire makes several different flashlights that are much more than just a light and Ive reviewed the regular Clamplight a little bit ago, but today I have another one from Blackfire called the Clamplight Mini and its just what it sounds like a tiny Clamplight. This little flashlight features an LED that never needs replaced and has a battery life of about 55 hours. The Clamplight Mini is not only a light but its clamp, the clamp is built in so you can clip or clamp the light to any surface or you could even use it as a clamp to hold things together. Read on to learn more"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

News: The TR Podcast 154: AMDs K12 OCZs future and the Z97 invasion begins
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 2:29P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us for a thrilling episode featuring two special guests, two great reviews, and one absent Jordan."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

XTPower XT-10000ADF 10000mAh Power Bank
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 1:06P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Portable power banks (or battery packs as i like to call them)"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Sentey Lumenata Pro Gaming Mouse Review
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 12:12P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What is the point in purchasing a gaming mouse vs a regular mouse? When you make the decision to invest in a quality gaming mouse, such as the Sentey Lumenata Pro, it goes without saying that you won?t only be using the mouse for gaming. With the features and responsiveness this mouse offers, it will easily become your ?go to? mouse for all of your objectives."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

ASUS Maximus VII Ranger Preview @ ocaholic
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 11:18A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Intel introduced their Z87 Chipset almost one year ago, ASUS decided to round-off the lower end of their Maximus portfolio with the Maximus VI Hero. Meanwhile Intel has launched the Z97 chipset and they`re again expanding their ROG lineup by another entry level model. This time the board is called Maximus VII Ranger and the new model marks the entry into ASUS`s ROG class. With this board the worlds largest motherboard maker is targeting mainly gamers and therefore there should be quite a few interesting features."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

MSI Z97I Gaming AC and R9 270X Gaming ITX review
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 9:08A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review, test and benchmark the MSI Z97I Gaming AC motherboard and Radeon R9 270X Gaming ITX - You betta pick up magnifying glass alright as this will be among the smallest fully fetched Z97 motherboard you will lay your eyes on. Sexy is back !"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

ADATA XPG SX300 mSATA Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, May 23 2014 | 4:05P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Im sure most of you have heard of mSATA solid state drives. They are one of the smallest storage options available. It is most likely that your ultrabook or even your motherboard has a mSATA slot. This gives you the ability to easily add more storage capacity or use an mSATA drive as a caching option. Today we are taking a look at ADATAs flagship mSATA drive the SX300. It is outfitted with the latest LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. Lets see if this is the perfect drive to add to your system."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

X2 Saturn 5.1 Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, May 23 2014 | 3:05P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
X2 has sent us a true 5.1 USB gaming headset to try out and it?s not relying on virtual surround sound to get the job done. Each earcup on the Saturn headset has multiple drivers which outputs different surround channels for better positional audio compared to two channel stereo headphones and headsets. Read on to see how it performs!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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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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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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  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
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