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Func HS-260 Review @ ocaholic
     Sun, Nov 09 2014 | 5:23P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HS-260 is the latest stereo headset from Func, which is actually Fractal Designs gaming division. This headset features an ergonomic design with generously sized earcups and therefore this product should offer great comfort even during long gaming sessions. Additionally in the delivery there are two ear cushions made of leather and what`s also practical is thae fact, that the microphone is removable."

Toshiba TransMemory Pro EXII 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Sun, Nov 09 2014 | 4:19P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We get our first look at the TransMemory Pro EXII from Toshiba. This USB 3.0 pen drive with 128GB capacity manages to score well under our testing."

Kingston DDR4-2400C16 32GB Review @ ocaholic
     Sun, Nov 09 2014 | 3:18P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston Predator are the latest DDR4 memory modules from Kingston. With their Predator lineup Kingston is addressing overclockers as well as enthusiasts, who always strive for more performance. In this review we`re going to have a detailed look at the HyperX Predator DDR4-2400MHz-C16-Kit and we`re really curious to find out what this particular kit can do."

Patriot FUEL+ 9000mAh Rechargeable Battery (2014 Yellow) Review
     Sun, Nov 09 2014 | 1:12P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot splashes a little yellow onto one of its FUEL+ chargers, so for fans of yellow - you need this charger in your life. Big Bird, you need it too."

Haswell-E Part2: Intel i7-5820K & i7-5930K Tested @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Nov 09 2014 | 10:07A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel launched its new Haswell-E high end processors end of August. Sadly, at launch the MadShrimps team only had access to the flagship version, the octacore i7-5960X processor. The i7-5960X is Intel`s first 8-core processor for the desktop market. Xeon variants for the server platform already existed in octa and more core versions; coinciding with this launch a brand new motherboard chipset was released, the X99, now supporting the high speed DDR4, becoming slowly available to the masses. Today we are looking at the two more affordable six-core versions, the i7-5820K and the slightly higher clocked i7-5930K. In addition we will be taking a deeper plunge into the performance of the new offered technology to unravel some of the mysteries. This to advise you, the end user, if these new processors are a must buy or not."

LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 2 128GB SSD Storage Upgrade Kit Review
     Sun, Nov 09 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the speedy SSD upgrade kit module for the LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 2 storage device. Want to take things to the extreme? Read on."

Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050 W @ techPowerUp
     Sun, Nov 09 2014 | 7:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake delves even deeper into the digital PSU era with the fresh DPS G lineup. Today, we will test the flagship of the series, which not only features software monitoring and 1050 W of power, but also comes with a fully modular cabling design and a unique look."

ASRock X99 WS Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Nov 09 2014 | 7:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intels Haswell-E or X99 platform is of course their high-end desktop platform and is made for extreme setups. Well the X99 motherboard we are taking a look at today definitely fits that description. Today we are checking out our first X99 workstation motherboard and it comes from ASRock. It is the ASRock X99 WS and it has all of the features you would want in a high-end motherboard like 4-way SLI and CrossFireX support, a powerful 12 phase power design, server-grade LAN chip support, support for ECC memory, 10 SATA ports, an Ultra M.2 slot and of course ASRocks Super Alloy design. You can build a pretty insane system with this motherboard, lets take a look and see how it holds up to our tests."

AMDs Windows Catalyst Driver Remains Largely Faster Than Linux Drivers
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 7:20P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With last week having delivered our latest Linux vs. Windows NVIDIA benchmarks where we found that the NVIDIA Linux driver can outperform the Windows 8.1 driver with OpenGL workloads, the tables have turned to looking at the AMD Windows vs. Linux performance using the latest code. In this Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Windows 8.1 comparison, the open-source Radeon driver on Linux is also being tested against the Catalyst drivers."

News: A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 5:52P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TR`s Cyril Kowaliski has spent some time with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and he`s jotted down his thoughts about each of the major new features and changes. His conclusion? This has the potential to be the best Windows release since Windows 7."

FSP Aurum PT Series 1200 W @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 5:23P | Press Release | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
FSP recently launched the Aurum PT series, which currently only consists of a 1200 W member with the Platinum efficiency certification. The PT-1200FM uses only Japanese caps and exploits a fully modular cabling design. FSP also says the unit to be for hardcore overclockers and gamers with multiple VGAs."

Small Form Factor the new world order @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 4:19P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those of you who come around often, will have most likely figured out that I have a thing for small form factor PCs. I have been building small PCs with big video cards for years, even before Mini-ITX became the norm. Trying to pack the fastest hardware into the smallest possible case is challenging, but also rewarding when you dont have to break your back carrying a huge PC into LANs. I know a few of you have been catching on to this, I have been seeing LAN rigs showing up a lot on my Facebook and at the LAN. Well when Intel launched their NUC I couldnt wait to get my hands on one, well my wife just happened to win one at a LAN. So today Im going to check out what the NUC is all about and put it together with some cool hardware from Kingston and a Harmony Smart Keyboard from Logitech to help put it to use as an HTPC."

Intel Core M 5Y70 Review and Performance: Testing Broadwell-Y
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 3:18P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That alone is worth noting. Broadwell-Y has a TDP of just 4.5 watts and is able to match performance of the Haswell-ULT with a TDP of 15 watts in some cases. The Broadwell architecture will be more than capable of outperforming Haswell when we see matched-TDP parts on the market, but for now, Intel depends on incredibly high Turbo Boost clocks, in short bursts, to keep the experience of using a 4.5 watt variant enjoyable. Enjoyable enough that you won`t realize you are using a processor with TDP levels typical of small Android and Windows tablets."

GALAX GeForce GTX 970 EXOC Black Edition review
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 10:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,GALAX is at it again, this time we review their GeForce GTX 970 EXOC edition as in Extreme Overclocked. The product comes factory overclocked with a boost clock of 1317 MHz (!). The product has a custom and relatively small PCB, it`s the cooler that makes it lengthy in a more regular fashion. Talking about that cooler, GALAX had a mission, it was to make the card both silent whilst offering temps in the 60 Degrees C range, and hey they certainly achieved. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let`s check it out shall well?"

Kingston HyperX 3K 480GB SSD Review
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris spends time telling us all about Kingston`s HyperX 3K SSD in the 480GB capacity. Should this be your next SSD? Read on and find out."

Thermaltake Core V1 Mini-ITX Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sat, Nov 08 2014 | 7:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake is a brand name in the computer case industry, we have been reviewing their cases for years. Over the past few years they really have been focusing on mid and full tower cases. It has been quite a while since they released a really great small form factor case for LANs and gaming, the last one I remember was the LANBOX which came out in 2006. Well Thermaltake is back with a small form factor case that is perfect for LANs or just building a smaller system. The case is the Core V1 and it has room inside for a Mini-ITX motherboard, graphics cards as long as 285 mm, CPU coolers as tall as 140 mm, full size ATX power supplies, four hard drives and even watercooling! Lets take a look!"

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