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AMD FX-8370 & FX-8370E Processors Review
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“With the release of the AMD FX-8370 and 8370E processors, there have been no grand design changes that will suddenly put AMD on top of the performance heap. Instead, these are products to cover those that have yet to make the switch from an older AM3 or AM3+ CPU or even a lesser CPU in the current AM3+ product stack. There is also a shift in how the FX series chips line up to the competition. Let’s have a closer look at the new FX-8370 and FX-8370E 8 core CPUs.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Cutting the Cord: Part 1 Alternatives Boxes @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 8:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well a few months ago I finally did the unbelievable and canceled my cable subscription. The main reason behind this is was that I rarely watched TV at all and honestly most of the stations I did watch showed the same shows over and over again. It was weird not having cable after having it for the past 29 years of my life it seems like, but I have really got used to it and with the money it has saved me I have been able to do other things and buy some other gadgets. In this article series I will be going through my journey of canceling my cable and finding alternatives. Today I will be focusing on hardware to watch media on your TV."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Guru3D Rig of the Month - September 2014
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 6:14A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,The winner of the Guru3D Rig of the Month September 2014 is announced today, and we got a woody ! Ehm, no lame puns intended as Savell, who works in trade-show support made a gorgeous desk PC, yes Desk PC not Desktop PC. So join the article and read up on Savell Martin aka N0_Klu3 and his The Baby Grand, a very nice PC .. or desk, dang what should we call it ?"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

GeForce GTX 980 2 and 3-way SLI review
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 5:53A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,In today`s review we test GeForce GTX 980 in a 2-way and 3-way SLI. We`ll FLIR them, Overclock them, look at Ultra HD performance as well as a micro stuttering analysis with the help of FCAT. Will two GeForce GTX 980 cards make a lot more sense over the GeForce GTX 970 in SLI ? Join us in this review where we`ll once again look at everything"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Super Flower Leadex Gold 650W Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 1:34A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our hands today is the Leadex Gold which is an 80 Plus Gold efficient PSU series. Leadex Gold is available in a selection of different wattages - today we`ll be taking a look at the 650W variant. This PSU features a 140mm cooling fan and all the expected trimming such as Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection etc."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card Review
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA surprise today with a new high-end GPU model. Let`s find out just what the new GTX 980 4GB is all about, as Shawn puts it through its paces."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 12:57P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives are all but common now. Almost everyone I know has a solid state drive for at least an OS drive. Most solid state drives people are using are SATA-based drives. While these drives do provide much faster speeds than traditional hard drives, they are still limited by SATA bottlenecks. To overcome this bottleneck many companies are using the PCI-Express bus. OCZs RevoDrive series has been around for a good while now. With each revision it seems like the drive is getting better. Today we are taking a look at the most recent revision the RevoDrive 350. Available in capacities ranging from 240 GB 960 GB this PCI-Express solid state drive boasts sequential read and write speeds of 1800 MB/s and 1700 MB/s respectively. OCZ is labeling the RevoDrive 350 as a Workstation product and given its performance it will set you back much more than your typical solid state drive. The 480 GB version that we are taking a look at today sells for $809.99 at my favorite online retailer. If you are looking for one of the fastest solid state drives and want pure performance this is one of the drives you should be looking at. Lets drive in!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
Core i7 4770K vs AMD FX-8350 with GTX 980 vs GTX 780 SLI at 4K
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 11:23A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take our Core i7-4770K processor and pit it against our budget AMD FX-8350 CPU, as well as the 4930K with GTX 980 and GTX 780s in SLI at 4K"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

QNAP NAS Memory Upgrade Guide - Quick tutorial on increasing your RAM
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 11:12A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is your NAS starting to feel a bit slow, or file transfers getting slower? Tyler runs you through the procedure for upgrading the memory in your QNAP NAS."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: Gigabytes X99-UD4 motherboard reviewed
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Buying into Intel`s high-end desktop platform doesn`t have to be exorbitantly expensive. Gigabyte`s X99-UD4 motherboard offers an affordable path to Haswell-E, and it doesn`t skimp on quality hardware or extra perks. We`ve taken a closer look at the board to see if the rest of it measures up."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Everybody Can NAS, a Beginners Guide to OpenMediaVault
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 9:03A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NAS is the acronym for ‘Network Attached Storage’ and that is just what it is. Storage that is directly attached to your network, thereby allowing you to access its content from all your smart devices. In this article I’ll take you along the road of setting up and configuring your own NAS, even for a small wallet. It sounds so simple and it is. But it is also something that can make your every-day digital-life a lot easier and more enjoyable. Having a NAS in your household allows you to have a centralized storage for all your backups, media files and documents. This again gives you the ability to easy access them from all your devices, may it be your smart TV, your phone or tablet, your computers or game consoles and what else comes to mind. Some of the first words that scare most people away from setting up a NAS themselves are ‘linux’ and ‘network’. While it might not be something you have experience with, I guarantee it’s all very easy and quick to do.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact v MSI GTX760 Gaming Mini ITX
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are building a new Mini ITX system then the graphics choices can be limited. Two of the leading solutions on the market right now are the MSI GTX760 Gaming Mini ITX and the Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact. Both of these diminutive cards ship in a moderately overclocked state with custom coolers. Both solutions are priced below the £200 ‘sweet spot’, but how do they compare?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Enermax EMK3201 Dual-Bay 2.5-inch HDD/SSD Internal Enclosure Review
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler gives us a quick look at the Enermax EMK3201, a dual-bay 2.5-inch storage internal enclosure for your SATA and SAS hard drives and SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2800MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Kit Review
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With every new DDR memory release comes a decline in operating voltage and a decrease in heat output. In the transition from DDR2 to DDR3 and now DDR4 we’ve seen voltages plummet and having memory heatsinks is no longer necessary. This allows memory brands to release high performance memory kits in compact low profile form factors that require minimal cooling. Corsair’s Vegeance LPX 2800MHz 16GB DDR4 kit is a great example of this – it boasts a super-high frequency yet it still has a low profile design making it ideal for use in compact system builds and with large tower heatsinks that are definitely going to be necessary to cool some of Intel’s swanky new Haswell-E Core i7 5XXX processors.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Giada D2308U Mini-PC Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 6:14A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The D2308U is a little PC monster from Giada, incorporating at its core one the Intel i7 4500U processor, 8GB of DDR3L SODIMM and, the main point of attraction, a fully-fledged Nvidia GeForce 750 with 2GB of GDDR5. As storage, the manufacturer has chosen to include on HGST 1TB 5400RPM which can be replaced with a speedier mechanical drive or a SSD, while on the back side we have one unused mSATA 6Gbps port for even more storage expansion possibilities."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

SteelSeries Siberia RAW Prism @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 1:34A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I suspect the Siberia V3 and even the Siberia Elite Prism will get the most attention with SteelSeries introducing an entire new product lineup. They also slipped in a new product the Siberia RAW Prism. We already know that Prism represents the full color lighting and Siberia is their most popular audio line. In the past we have seen RAW mice, in those cases they dropped the fancy features and sold the basic gaming mouse at a lower price. So with that we can come to the conclusion that the Siberia RAW Prism is their new budget friendly gaming headset. Frankly this isnt an area that SteelSeries has competed in very much, they have always stuck with the mid-range audio products and more recently a little on the higher end with the Elites. Because of that Im excited to see what they put together."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

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