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Western Digital Black² 120GB+1TB review: combined SSD and HDD
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital Black² combines a relatively slow SSD with a mainstream HDD, but it's a unique and brilliant combination that's definitely more than the sum of its parts. The Black² is the perfect solution for when you only have one available storage slot but need both fast storage and a lot of it. This is the first time you can have both in a single slot, and is therefore a great storage solution for notebooks.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

ColdTears Electronics GOverlay LCD Display
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 4:01P | Biometrics | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Has there been a time during a gaming session that you were wondering how your system is performing? While we have seen many software-based widgets that can be used to view that information on your desktop, how about those times when you are in-game and don’t want to tab out of the session? Well today we are going to be looking at a little device from ColdTears Electronics called LCDSysInfo for GOverlay. This little desk top display has the ability to customize the data you want to view, all at-a-glance on this 2.8? LCD screen. Let’s see how well this device can hold its promise of customization.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Noontec Zoro HD Fashion Hi-Fi Headphones
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I recall a time when the most impressive portable audio device in my possession was a Philips Waterproof Discman that came bundled with a nice pair of earphones which to me they seemed to perform better than anything i had ever used in the past. Because of that and also because of the price tag that particular Discman had i never actually even thought about finding something better and i left it at that (i still have that Discman in very good condition). That however was roughly 15 years ago so today i always try to find the best headphones and earphones in the market not only because it`s what i do obviously but also because i really want to see how much technology can advance until having to change the entire concept behind the how such devices work. Noontec is a company we just learned of almost 2 months ago and since their headphones have won quite a few awards around the world we decided to take a few of them for a ride the first of which is the ZORO HD (High Definition) Fashion Hi-Fi Headphones. Article Link: http://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/audio/headphones/2691-noontec-zoro-hd-fashion-hi-fi-headphones Image Link: http://www.nikktech.com/main/images/pics/reviews/noontec/zoro_hd/noontec_zoro_hda.jpg A News Post Would Be Appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Enermax iVektor Casemod
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardware Asylum has posted a build log to a pretty amazing casemod to change a pure black Enermax iVektor to a black and orange combo using an automotive pearl orange. Lambo color anyone?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

Sitecom Wi-Fi Router X8 AC1750 WLR-8100 and Wi-Fi USB 3.0 AC1200 WLA-7100 Adapter Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 1:32P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X8 AC1750 router from Sitecom is concurrent dual band and supports the latest AC standard; this is the first router which has entered in our lab to feature both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interfaces and all antennas are internal. The router can be paired with the new AC1200 WLA-7100 Wi-Fi adapter in order to achieve transfer speeds over 200Mbps."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Fighter Within XBOX ONE Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 10:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Kaeyi Dream reviews Fighter Within for the XBOX One from Ubisoft. Players go head to head with precision movement tracking with Kinect for XBOX One."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera @ Bigbruin.com
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 9:12A | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dropcam HD is attractive for a variety of reasons. For monitoring a single location in a home using a Dropcam is a great choice. The image quality is great, you get a wide field of view, and the CVR activities / alerts work very well. Two way audio is a feature I enjoy using on my existing IP cameras, and Dropcam`s implementation works very well."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

 
ASUS RT-AC68U and Linksys EA6900 review
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 9:03A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Until recently, the fastest 802.11ac routers were labeled 'AC1750' or something along those lines. That refers to the combined theoretical bandwidth of the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz bands. On 2.4 GHz that is 450 Mbps and on 5 GHz that is 1.3 Gbps. The new routers have the same speed on the 5 GHz frequency, but on 2.4 GHz they're now capable of 600 Mbps. The ASUS RT-AC68U and the Linksys EA6900 we will look at today are the first two routers of that new generation.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

BIOS Option Of The Week - FSB Spread Spectrum
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 9:02A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meagre beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Cooler Master CM Storm Ceres 500 Gaming Headset Review @HiTech Legion
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I did not really watch any movies with these, though I did catch a few episodes of my favorite TV show from NetFlix. I also used the Cooler Master CMStorm Ceres 500 headphones for listening to a bit of music, both through my PC and off my Phone."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Mainboard Review
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the E-ATX-Mainboard with Intel Z87 Express chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel i7-4770K CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Corsair Raptor M40 Gaming Mouse Review
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair acquired Raptor Gaming last year in a deal that made quite a few in the European market quite happy. Raptor Gaming was known for their quality gaming peripherals, and the deal meant that Corsair would be adding their expertise to the mix as well. With the release of the new Corsair Raptor line of gaming products, today we will be examining the Corsair Raptor M40 gaming mouse. It is a mid-range mouse (~$45) that appears to pack quite a punch for the price point, and definitely has the build quality expected from Corsair. In this article Benchmark Reviews will take a look at the Raptor M40 and let you know if it is a true gaming beast worthy of its name!
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

NVIDIA Optimus On Ubuntu 13.10 Linux vs. Windows 8.1
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 8:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With having picked up an ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD recently that features Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M graphics, I decided to run some benchmarks seeing how the currently available Linux solutions for supporting NVIDIA`s Optimus technology are comparing to Windows 8.1. The benchmarks in this article compare the performance of this Core i7 3517U ultrabook between its stock operating system to Ubuntu 13.10 with its stock open-source packages, to using DRI PRIME, and then lastly using the Bumblebee solution with the NVIDIA binary driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB Gaming Graphics Card @ TechwareLabs.com
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the introduction of the R7 and R9 series Radeon cards, AMD has been making a concerted effort to reclaim the attention of the enthusiast market. Given the dominance Nvidia has had with the Geforce GT 600 series, AMD`s got their work cut out for them. As part of their effort to beat Nvidia in the performance-per-dollar game, they`ve released several new cards across a wide range of price points. The R9 270X, aimed at the $200 price range, is meant to cater to the gamer on a budget. Let`s dive in and see just what AMD and Visiontek have given us, and how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate: AMD Gaming PC
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
iBuypower is offering an AMD-based system in its Chimera 4SE line, which is designed to give users serious gaming performance without a wallet-busting price tag. The Chimera is part of iBuypower's Signature Series, which includes iBuypower's highest-priced and most powerful gaming systems, like the Revolt and Valkyrie. The centerpiece of the Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate is an all AMD-based CPU/GPU combo. The processor is a 4.7GHz (5.0GHz with Turbo), eight-core AMD FX-9590, designed with overclockers in mind. It's cooled by a closed-loop liquid cooler, which seems to be the way most custom builders are going these days. That's likely due to not only the headroom they give overclockers, but also to the stability of their relatively lightweight physical connections inside the case...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

BitFenix Prodigy M mATX Case Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After seeing numerous modders do just that (and the customer feedback that was clamoring for such a case), BitFenix has responded with the Prodigy M. Using the frame of the original Prodigy, they reworked the internals to accommodate a micro ATX motherboard and all of the enthusiast configurations that go along with it. Even with its proven performance in ITX trim, can the Prodigy chassis keep up with mATX components? BitFenix sent their Midnight Black Prodigy M, model number BFC-PRM-300-KKXSK-RP to Benchmark Reviews so we could have a look.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

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