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Microlab H30 BT & H50 BT Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 12:33P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we get to look at the H30 BT and H50 BT bookshelf speakers that offer up, as the name suggests, Bluetooth and NFC (Near Field Communication) that uses A2DP stereo streaming, judging by the competitive pricing they do not appear to be breaking form."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

MSI GTX 750 Ti Gaming Video Card Review @HiTech Legion
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 12:33P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has jumped right out of the gate on Maxwell with a completely proprietary card, the MSI GTX 750 Ti Gaming. The MSI GTX 750 Ti Gaming incorporates their acclaimed Twin Frozr cooler, with Military Class components and a factory OC to 1085/1150 MHz on the base and boost clocks. Like the reference design, the GTX 750 Ti Gaming Edition utilizes only bus power from the slot, with a TDP of 60W, and requires only a 400W minimum PSU. Unlike the reference 750 Ti, MSI has gone with a larger PCB for the Gaming Edition that measures 248mm in length."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Intel 7260HMW 802.11AC Versus Intel 7260HMW BN 802.11n @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 9:48A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you want a new wireless card in your laptop or desktop PC? Last year Intel released their first 802.11ac wireless card and you can purchase one for under $30, which makes it a rather inexpensive upgrade for your system. The vast majority of laptops and desktops that already support wireless network cards and the existing antennas can be reused. This means that you can easily upgrade your 802.11n or older wireless card with a newer 802.11ac card if you wanted to do so. Intel came out with five new wireless cards in 2013. Today we?ll be trying out the cost effective Intel Wireless-N 7260 card versus the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 card. This pits the cheapest part versus the most expensive, but we just wanted to see how the real world performance differs at different distances in the home."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

WildStar - Stormtalons Lair (Esper Healer PoV) Video with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 9:30A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kaeyi ran Stormtalon`s Lair with Martyn, Hannah, Sjin & Duncan of the Yogscast and was given permission to upload her PoV as Esper Healer. Enjoy :)"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

CM Storm Quick Fire TK Stealth Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 9:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With TK Stealth, CM Storm introduces an interesting gaming keyboard with compact layout. The company is certainly not new to this type of solution, however the Stealth is featured by an exclusive design of the keycaps. Naturally, since it is a product for gamers, the Quick Fire TK Stealth is available with various versions of the famous mechanical switches CherryMX."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

How To Get More Graphics Performance From The Intel NUC @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 8:33A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a fine line that all manufacturers must be watch when it comes to having the right balance between energy-efficiency and performance. Intel?s motherboards have always been conservative when it comes to overclocking or pushing a system beyond its originally designed plans. We recently ran across a BIOS setting on the Intel NUC that allows you to unlock the graphics performance of this platform. It isn?t every day that you find a BIOS setting that allows you to boost performance by over 30% and it got us excited and wanted to share it with out readers. "
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ICY DOCK ICYBento MB559U3S External HDD Enclosure Review
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 8:33A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ICY DOCK updates the MB559 line-up with USB 3.0 and eSATA. Tyler tells us his thoughts on the new ICYBento in this review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
Intel Core i7-4960X SLI Gaming Scaling @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 8:33A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our SLI gaming performance scaling articles we`re going to investigate SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds (since a lot of guys asked for this). In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what difference SLI makes, when we run benchmarks with the CPU at stock clocks as well as overclocked to 4.5 GHz. Let`s kick off with an Intel 4960X CPU and two ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II graphics cards and find out what the differences are going to be like."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

InWin R400-03 4U Rackmount Chassis Review
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 8:33A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a rackmount chassis option? Read on as we explore the R400 from InWin and see what we think of it in our review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Last Vegas (2014) Cinema Review
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 8:33A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Boy these vodka Red Bulls are strange. I feel like I`m getting drunk and electrocuted at the same time!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Matsunichi MT20 Streaming Media Player Review - A Chromecast competitor?
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 8:33A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Matsunichi`s new MT20 Streaming Media Player is the latest HDMI dongle on the market. Join us as Charles puts the device through its paces."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

PowerColor PCS+ R9 270X @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Feb 27 2014 | 8:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past few years, there is one video card company that had really caught my eye with a couple unique products. PowerColor introduced the Devil 12 and has followed up with various Devil cards that have been really sharp. Its always exciting to see a video card manufacture really step up. When PowerColor offered to send over their new R9 270X I jumped at the chance, excited to see what their PCS+ cooling is all about."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Australian Blu-ray Importing: February 2014 Buying Guide
     Wed, Feb 26 2014 | 9:01P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ben takes a look at the latest and greatest overseas titles on Blu-ray to import into Australia and work fine on your disc player for February 2013."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Banished @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Feb 26 2014 | 9:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Full disclosure, I typically loath doing game reviews. Testing hardware typically can be done along side of me working on something else, for example I can test the comfort of a headset while benchmarking a video card, while also writing when tests are running. Games on the other hand require days and sometimes weeks of gameplay for testing. I know some of you might think I`m crazy, because playing games and getting to call it work sounds amazing. But when we have to publish multiple articles a week, it`s just impossible. That being said, a new game called Banished launched just a few days ago and has so far had been extremely popular on steam (it is as I write this the top selling game over a half priced Call of Duty: Ghosts and a whole bunch of games that are 75% off from Ubisoft) and Reddit. I have been playing it non-stop and a lot of people hit me up on Facebook and on steam asking for my thoughts on the game. Why not put it all together for everyone to see!"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Battlefield 4 Second Assault Maps vs. Battlefield 3 Maps - 116 Glorious Comparison Screenshots
     Wed, Feb 26 2014 | 9:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have 116 direct comparison images detailing the evolution from core Battlefield 3 maps to Battlefield 4 Second Assault maps. Let`s take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Buffalo BS-G2124U 24 Port Business Gigabit Switch Review
     Wed, Feb 26 2014 | 9:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look over Buffalo Technology`s 24 port unmanaged switch. If you`re looking to build your home or small business network, read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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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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  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
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  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
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  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
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  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
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  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
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  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
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  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
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  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
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  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
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