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Silverstone Nightjar 520 W @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 10:36A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silverstone has been offering fanless PSUs for quite some time; however, they hadnt released a relevant product for some years now, which changed recently as their Nightjar fanless series now includes the NJ520 with Platinum efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and a promise of total silence."

Intel Core i7 4790K Haswell gets a refresh @Bjorn3D
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 8:29A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The New Devils Canyon CPU is a very nice upgrade to the Intel stable. Bringing a default speed of 4.0GHz to the table and up to 4.4GHz means the need to overclock for a gamer is even further negated than we have seen before. The processor feels a lot more stable and gamer friendly with the much lower temps thanks to the addition of the new TIM in place which once again we feel was a major good move by Intel to correct a very big issue. This allows even air-cooled gamers to now have an even more silent system while still offering blazingly fast performance. The other side of the coin on this point is that on extreme cooled efforts these chips seem to be less responsive and a bit less capable but we will wait for some BIOS revisions and more OC related boards to fully pass judgement on this specific issue. "

Rosewill Capstone Modular 1000 W @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 6:07A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill built up a solid reputation over the last few years, especially for PSUs, where things are tough because of the strong competition. In this review, we will evaluate the Capstone series` flagship model. It features 1 kW capacity, a semi-modular design, and a nice price tag. Our expectations are high because the unit is based on a Super Flower platform."

Thermaltake Urban T81 Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Thu, Jul 31 2014 | 10:41A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Years of new design and features into a chassis has culminated in the Urban T81, the best standard chassis we have ever seen from Thermaltake."

Silicon Power Slim S55 240GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jul 31 2014 | 10:36A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Who would had thought even just 5 years ago that a few years later one could just walk inside an electronics store and pick an SSD (Solid State Drive) out of a whole section filled with models from virtually every single storage media manufacturer out there? Well i always thought it would be just a matter of time but i have to admit that i never really expected to see SSD models get released even by companies which appeared out of nowhere and without any previous products in the market. That being said the competition with the leading manufacturers that hold the largest percentage of the SSD market as we speak is always a good thing since it helps keep product quality at good levels while it also helps control prices so i can`t say i mind. Today on our test bench we have one of the most recent SSD models to hit the market the Slim S55 240GB by our close friends over at Silicon Power."

Kingston SSDNow mS200 240GB mSATA SSD Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Jul 31 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In real world use, the mS200 240GB mSATA SSD proved to be exactly what I expected. It made a notebook computer that didn`t seem all that old seem so much faster and more enjoyable. The drive was capable of hitting its target read and write speeds (540MB/s and 530MB/s respectively) during the execution of benchmarks, but results will not look as impressive if the test selected uses incompressible data."

HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Jul 31 2014 | 8:29A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the R9 280 GPU (rebadged Radeon HD 7970), HIS have released a new card which features the proven 5-heatpipe two-slot cooling system; the product comes with a mild overclock but"

Plextor M6S PX-256M6S 256GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jul 31 2014 | 6:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid state drives (SSDs) based on the SATA standard may not have gone a very long way in terms of raw read/write performance levels during the past few years but they have advanced a lot both in features (AES hardware encryption, TCG Opal 2.0/IEE-1667 support, garbage collection/TRIM, power-loss protection) and build quality (higher controller MTBF, NAND Flash write endurance) effectively making them far more solid solutions compared to earlier models (there used to be a time when SSDs would just die on us after just being used for a few weeks). However until the next SATA standard makes its appearance in the market in numbers SATA III based solutions (along with PCIex ones) are ontop of our list and so although we don`t expect to encounter performance miracles still we need to check and compare all the models available in the market we can get our hands on. Today on our test bench we have the latest offering by Plextor the M6S 256GB SSD model."

Thecus N7510 7 Bay NAS @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jul 30 2014 | 10:41A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Smaller, Cooler, more efficient, those are three things that I have been working on with both our LAN equipment and in my own office for a few years now. For years the enthusiast in me would get excited about adding a new server, more storage capacity, and new toys to play with. At some point you look back and realize that as much fun as the toys are, you could really get the same job done with one device when you were using two or three before. Not only are you wasting space, but you are also using substantially more electricity each month/year to power it all. On top of all of that when its summer time, you have all of this hardware putting out more and more heat, fighting against your air conditioning, or even worse its already hot and you are making it even hotter. Late last year I took at look at the hardware we use here in the LanOC office and decided to work on combining as much as I could. Today Im going to tell you about that experience."

Shovel Knight 8-bit PC Game Review
     Wed, Jul 30 2014 | 10:36A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What began as a Kickstarter has turned out to be a potential classic. Find out why Shovel Knight in its 8-bit glory gets it right in Simon`s review."

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Card Reader Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Wed, Jul 30 2014 | 9:12A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While these new features help make this an even more appealing device for travelling professionals, it still offers the same features that made the first version great for professionals and families. Being able to stream/share files with a handful of different wireless device simultaneously is still the key selling point, and the MobileLite Wireless G2 still handles that task with ease."

Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Jul 30 2014 | 8:29A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte continues to produce their orange themed overclocking motherboard series. The first of the series was the immaculate X58 OC motherboard, a trimmed down on features board, however purely designed to provide the ultimate overclocking experience. Sadly the X58 OC board arrived just a tad too late on the market to become a major selling product. Nevertheless a trend was set: deliver affordable, yet customized for maximum tweaking potential motherboard series. Other brands had similar overclocking friendly boards yet retailing at far more elevated prices. The predecessor, the Z87X-OC was one of the most utilized overclocking boards during the last year according statistics expert Massman from HWBot.org. Gigabyte had to live up to its name and make the Z97X-SOC FORCE as good or preferably even better"

OCZ RevoDrive 350 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Jul 30 2014 | 6:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Speed isn`t the only feature of the RevoDrive 350 either. Aside from the utilisation of a PCIe port, freeing up SATA ports, especially if you use RAID, which may or may not be a positive, the RevoDrive is warranted for 50GB of host data writes per day. It comprises multi controllers so the host will see it as a single unit thus TRIM, Smart erase and SMART are features afforded by this drive."

The NVIDIA TITAN Z Performance Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, Jul 29 2014 | 10:41A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s TITAN Z was launched without much fanfare but drew both admiration and derision from gamers due to its steep price tag. But how does it actually perform in games?  We find out.  "

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB 3.5 HDD v4 Review
     Tue, Jul 29 2014 | 10:36A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Compared to your standard consumer level 3TB drive this thing is double the capacity and brings home the money with the performance. To have capacity and performance at the same time is the golden ticket. Although this drive has the added cost of being an enterprise drive, having dealt with some enterprise drives I can say it is well worth it if longevity and long up time is what you are looking for. They are just built to keep going all day and all night. Unfortunately at this time there is no non-enterprise version of this drive available so if you want this capacity in a single drive you are left with only this one for the time being (not that I really see that as a major problem)."

Intel Pentium G3258 (Haswell) 20th Anniversary Edition CPU Performance
     Tue, Jul 29 2014 | 9:12A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel celebrates 20 years with the Intel Pentium G3258 processor. We find out just what it`s all about in this performance overview article by Shawn."

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