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RAVPower 14000mAh External Battery Pack Review @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 10:26A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my time Ive reviewed quite a few external portable batteries but none as big as the one I have today, I dont mean that in physical size but capacity. Back in May I reviewed one that was 10,000mAh and thats fairly large but today I have one thats 14000mAh and can provide power to phones and tablets and it can do it for both at the same time and still have power left over to charge them again a few more times. The product is from RAVpower and its simply called the Deluxe RP-PB13 14000mAh Power Bank. This battery pack has dual USB ports and theres even a built-in LED flashlight for emergencies and best of all its small and very portable. Read on to learn more "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II Mini Graphics Card
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 10:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the 680 card launched there was the 670 and the line carried on, then we had heard word of a special Mini card and even a few sneak peeks here and there but I never honestly thought it would materialize. Now after the launch of the 700 series we finally saw it arrive in true for with the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. Now I must say I was a bit surprised to see this card arrive after the 7 series launch but after seeing what this card is I think it could be a force to be reckoned with for some time."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

ASUS G750J Gaming Notebook Review @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 9:45A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The G-Series gaming Notebooks from ASUS are known for offering a lot of performance, a unique design and they also feature a great cooling system. Today we`re very curious to find out, wether the latest incarnation of ASUS gaming notebooks can convince with the same attributes or not."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Rosewill SilentNight 500W Fanless PSU - BCCHardware
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 9:04A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has a very conservative rating at 500W and many people will think that this PSU will be too small, but my experience with a Core i7-3770K machine and a NVIDIA GTX 660Ti graphics card is that it rarely goes over 290W, which means that this PSU can handle many mainstream gaming systems. Overall the initial quality of the unit is very appealing. Did I mention that it doesn`t have a fan and is totally silent? Yeah, I guess I did."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower Case
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far back as i can remember myself i always liked to have my systems installed inside full tower PC cases not only because i really wanted the extra space so i could mount hardware with ease but also because they offered the largest number of 5.25 drive bays possible something which made it very easy for me to install a CD/DVD-ROM and a fan controller and still have room left to fit other 5.25 sized devices as they came through the door. Unfortunately since everything tends to get smaller in size i can`t say that PC case manufacturers have focused enough in producing high quality and feature rich full towers so when Corsair announced their plans to release the successor to the already great Obsidian 800D which has been amongst my favorite PC cases of all time i was very intrigued. Then again so were countless others out there and so although Corsair launched the 900D roughly 4 months ago due to the record sales numbers they had not a single one to spare and so we had to wait until almost three weeks ago to receive our very own sample which has been on our test bench ever since."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people that i know of that are professionals either in the video editing business or in graphics designing own several Terabytes of data while some of them working for some of the leading movie studios have as much as 120TBs of total storage. I am certainly not excluding ourselves since currently for backup purposes along we using exactly 28TBs and that`s without including the 22TBs which we have attached on all 3 of our test rigs for daily use. Unfortunately although storage capacity needs get higher each day that goes by we still haven`t seen any 5TB hard disk drive models get unveiled from all the leading manufacturers and although both HGST and Seagate have announced technologies that should allow the manufacture of mechanical drives up to 20TB in capacity (if not more since technology advances all the time) by the end of this decade that`s really of little concern right now. Still sales of 4TB drives have been increasing steadily around the globe and since some of you asked today we will be taking a look at the latest Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 External HDD by HGST."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

News: A quick look at Adatas DashDrive Durable HD710 waterproof hard drive
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 12:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Adata`s DashDrive Durable HD710 puts a terabyte of storage inside a shock-resistant, waterproof enclosure with a USB 3.0 port. We take a closer look to see if it can survive everyday abuse."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 review: Ivy Bridge-EP for servers
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel debuts a new generation processors for dual-socket servers at the Intel Developer Forum 2013 today. As the name already suggests, the Xeon E5-2600 v2 series, codenamed Ivy Bridge-EP, is the successor of the E5-2600 series. The new generation has more cores, better performance, faster memory access, and new virtualisation features. We compare the 12-core top-of-the-line Xeon E5-2697 v2 and the energy-efficient Xeon E5-2650L v2 to the previous generation, Sandy Bridge-EP.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

SteelSeries Siberia v2 vs. TteSports Dracco
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you may have picked up during the review, both units are of good build quality and did a great job of bringing the noise considering neither company is purely concentrating on audio. For overall bass and sound quality, we have to lean towards the more expensive of the two. The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Heat Orange stands out with exceptional bass and range for a gaming headset.
  FULL STORY @ SIBERIA

EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard Review @ RWLabs
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X79 Dark motherboard sits is the most extreme motherboard manufactured by EVGA. It comes with support for Intel Ivy Bridge-E processors, has an industry leading VRM design and also introduces their latest GUI visual BIOS.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

12 Tips to Reduce Your Monthly Wireless Bill
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 4:00P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wireless providers thrive on peddling a myriad of extra features and services on top of your basic service plan. Early nights and weekends, roadside assistance, mobile TV, hotspots and GPS are all fair game and can add anywhere between a couple of bucks to $10 or more to your wireless bill each month, per service. What’s even more concerning is that many people don’t even look at their monthly bill. Here are 12 ideas to help cutting back on your wireless cell and data plan.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

AMD Shows Off New APU Powered Devices
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 3:27P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although IDF13 is a decidedly Intel-centric event each year (obviously), it doesn't stop numerous companies from camping out at nearby venues to steal away travelling tech journalists for a few moments of face time. Traditionally, AMD is one of those companies, and as you have probably guessed by now, we stopped in to see what AMD had on display. ...Perhaps the most interesting demo in AMD's suite was a Kaveri-powered system connected to an Oculus Rift VR helmet. Rumors had been swirling recently, which claimed Kaveri-AMD's next-gen, Steamroller-based APU--had been delayed until 2014. Today, however, reps from AMD said Kaveri would still ship this year, though no other details were given.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Thermaltake Chaser A41
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 3:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we are looking at the Thermaltake Chaser A41. It’s a mid-tower case that comes in white or black, and we will be reviewing the black version today. The Chaser line has been going strong since the Chaser MK-1 was first released. Since then, they have added 2 more cases plus this one to their line-up ranging from mid to full towers. This mid-tower supports GPUs up to 315 mm (12.4 in) and CPU coolers up to 175 mm (6.8 in). This should give most users plenty of room. This case retails for almost $100. Will it be able to hang with other cases in this price bracket? Read on to find out!”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Hands and Eyes On The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 3:20P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A year ago at PAX Prime 2012, the Oculus Rift was a fusion of electronics, barely more than an idea and literally held together with duct tape. Even then it delivered an impressive demo running a VR-optimized, playable version Id Software's Doom 3. What a difference a year makes. This year at PAX Prime 2013, Oculus VR had an entire booth and a dozen stations for press and fans to check out the latest generation of the Oculus Rift technology. And clearly enthusiasm and excitement for the Oculus Rift is exploding. The line to try them was densely packed for the entirety of the show. The tape is gone and the Oculus Rift looks much closer to a final, polished product. It's sporting a better screen than its predecessor and now offers a full 1080p VR experience, but otherwise what's under the hood is still likely to remain unchanged. "This still isn't the final hardware of course, but we're getting much closer," Nate Mitchell, Oculus VR's VP of Product (and my Oculus Rift tour guide) explains...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI GE40-2OC review: 14-inch gaming laptop with GTX 760M
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 3:20P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GE40-2OC is an impressive little laptop. It's the not the lightest or most silent 14-inch notebook you can find. On the contrary, it packs as much powerful hardware that's possible in a very small package. 1.9 kg of gaming power, consisting of a quad-core processor, a GeForce GTX 760M, an SSD and a conventional hard disk. What more could you want? Ok, perhaps a higher resolution than the 1600x900, and faster network connectivity.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

MSI GTX 660 Gaming Video Card Review
     Thu, Sep 19 2013 | 3:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When searching for a new video card you are often presented with a wide variety of things to consider from overall price and performance to which cooling method matches my style of gaming and overclocking.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

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